Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mills College Art Lecture Archive (Mar - Oct 2008)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Favianna Rodriguez

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Danforth Lecture Hall, Aron Art Center

Favianna Rodriguez is a printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and interdependence. Whether her subjects are immigrant day laborers in the U.S., mothers of disappeared women in Juárez, Mexico, or her own abstract self portraits, Rodriguez brings new audiences into the art world by refocusing the cultural lens. Through her work we witness the changing U.S. metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts.

Rodriguez is renowned for her vibrant posters dealing with issues such as war, immigration, globalization, and social movements. She has lectured widely on the use of art in civic engagement and the work of artists who, like herself, are bridging the community and museum, and the local and international. Rodriguez's has worked closely with artists in Mexico, Europe, and Japan, and her works appear in collections at Bellas Artes (Mexico City), The Glasgow Print Studio (Glasgow, Scotland), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles).

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Department, Mills College Art Museum, and Mills College Mujeres Unidas.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Packard Jennings - This Wednesday - CANCELED

The MFA Lecture series scheduled for Wednesday, October 22 featuring local artist Packard Jennings has been CANCELED.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: DON'T STOP WRITING

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez is an artist whose pluralistic practice is rooted in conceptual art making, writing, and political organizing. In DON'T STOP WRITING she will discuss the relationships between her practice and text, along with the history of nonviolence and writing. Presented in conjunction with Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: AS LONG AS I WILL LIVE YOU WILL LIVE on view at the Mills College Art Museum.

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30pm.  Danforth Lecture Hall.

Above image:  Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, work camp (detail), 2007-2008.  Mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Uli Sigg & Ai Weiwei This Friday! (9/26/2008)

The Mills College Art Faculty and Graduate Art Students are pleased to announce round table discussions with Uli Sigg and Ai Weiwei.

Friday September 26, 2008.
Danforth Hall.
See below for times.

Uli Sigg is the world's premiere collector of contemporary Chinese art.  A former Swiss ambassador to China, Mr. Sigg's expertise extends well beyond art into the realms of international politics and economics.  Mr. Sigg's discussion with Mills College Professor of Painting, Hung Liu, will begin at 2pm.

Ai Weiwei is widely regarded as one of the most famous and infamous artists working in the world today.  In addition to exhibiting his work internationally, he is a highly acclaimed curator, critic, activist, and writer.  Mr. Weiwei's discussion with Hung Liu will begin at 5pm.

These events are open to the public and all Mills students are encouraged to take part in this rare opportunity.  Q&A sessions will follow both discussions.

Checkout his blog and look for the photos of the graduate students at dinner with Ai Weiwei...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lecture Series Announced for Fall 2008!

Adrienne Salinger*
Wednesday, October 1
Adrienne Salinger has exhibited her photographs internationally in venues that include the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Barcelona’s Fundacion “la Caixa,” The New Museum, and the National Museum of American Art among others. Salinger has published three books: In My Room: Teenagers in their Bedrooms, Living Solo and Middle Aged Men. Presented by the Herringer Family Foundation Danforth Lecture Hall, Art Building, and 7:30 p.m.


Ginger Wolfe-Suarez
Wednesday, October 8

Packard Jennings*
Wednesday, October 22

Favianna Rodriguez
Wednesday, October 29

Eyebeam, the Eyebeam Road Show*
Saturday, November 15
(times and workshops TBA)

Debra Pincus+
Wednesday, November 12

All lectures are in the Danforth Lecture Hall in the Aron Art Center (next to the Mills Art Museum) and begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

*The MFA Lecture Series is made possible by the Herringer Family Foundation.
+The Studies in Art History and Criticism Lecture Series is funded by the Jane Green Endowment.

Check back for updates and changes.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hou Hanru Lecture Wednesday April 9, 7:30 pm Danforth Hall

Hou Hanru is Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and Chair of the Exhibitions and Museum Studies program. A prolific writer and curator, Hou received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Central Institute of Fine Arts in Beijing, where he was trained in art history, with additional work in painting, performance, installation, and architectural research. He is a consultant for several cultural institutions internationally including the Global Advisory Committee of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Contemporary Art Museum in Kumamoto, Japan. Described as a significant international voice on cultural difference, Hou is the French correspondent for Flash Art International and a regular contributor to several other journals on contemporary art including Frieze, Art Monthly, Third Text, Art and Asia Pacific, Domus, Atlantica, Texte Zur Kunst, and Tema Celeste. Most recently, Hou was appointed Curator of the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, which will take place from September to November 2007. Other recent curatorial projects include the second Guangzhou Triennale where he co-curated Beyond: An Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization; Go Inside, the 3rd Tirana Biennale (Tirana, Albania, 2005); Out of Sight, organized by the De Appel Foundation (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005); Nuit Blanche 2004 (Paris, 2004); and A L'Ouest Du Sud De L'Est / A L'Est Du Sud De L'Ouest (Villa Arson, Nice, 2004). Hou is one of the first curators and thinkers to examine postmodern issues of nomadic identity, hybridity, globalized mobility, what he calls “in-betweeness,” and artists living in the diaspora.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Charolette Cotton Lecture Thursday May 3, 6:45pm

Charlotte Cotton is Curator and Department Head of Photographs at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previously, she was Head of Programming at The Photographers' Gallery in London and Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1993to 2004. She has curated many exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography including, 'Imperfect Beauty: the making of contemporary fashion photographs' (2000), 'Out of Japan' (2002), 'Stepping In and Out: contemporary documentary photography' (2003) and 'Guy Bourdin' (2003). Charlotte is the author and editor of publications such as 'Imperfect Beauty' (2000), 'Then Things Went Quiet' (2003), 'Guy Bourdin' (2003) and 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art' (2005).

Friday, March 7, 2008

Marisa Olson Lecture March 12, 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dave Muller Lecture March 19, 7:30 pm

Artforum article on Dave Muller: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_9_39/ai_75914283