Thursday, August 12, 2010
Mills Art Lecture Series 2010-2011
Misha Glouberman; September 29, 2010, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Tom Marioni; October 6, 2010, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Kathryn Spence; October 13, 2010, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Jim Campbell; October 27, 2010, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Paul Koss; November 17, 2010, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Laerke Laurta; January 19, 2011, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Marie Watt; February 23, 2011, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Bill Brown; March 16, 2011, 7:00 pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Between You and ME, Mills College MFA Thesis Exhibition 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, May 2 to Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Mills College Art Museum is proud to present Between You and Me, the thesis exhibition for the 2010 Master of Fine Arts degree recipients. The exhibition showcases works by a promising group of emerging artists created during their graduate program in the Mills College MFA studio program. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Hanor, Director of the Mills College Art Museum.
Between You and Me features work by Nic Buron, Joey Castor, Chris Fraser, Dana Hemenway, Kija Lucas, Bobby Lukas, Monica Lundy, Kate Stirr, Adam Vermeire and Doug G. Williams.
Driven by the desire to cultivate a sense of wonder, Kate Stirr creates otherworldly creatures, portrayed through drawings, video, and as sculpture, which explore the mysterious place between nature and artifice. Chris Fraser creates situations that address the links between light, pictures and experience. His installations isolate and idealize everyday occurrences: an open door, a curtain, the way the sunlight projects through the branches of a tree.
Nic Buron uses photography to examine the complexities of "place" and "placelessness,” focusing on Treasure Island, a location with a long history of transformation. Alternately, Bobby Lukas' sculptural work provides an avenue for voluntary simplicity and quiet romance, creating a contrast to the excesses of everyday
Dana Hemenway is interested in how we understand and frame objects and experiences. She is fascinated with forms of aesthetic display. The resulting work ranges from video to sculpture to site-specific installation.
Kija Lucas uses the home environment as a setting to investigate the personal fairytale, stories that we tell in order to explain who we are. Her large-scale photographs are recreations of seemingly inconsequential moments that have changed the course of a
single lifetime or impacted several generations. With a similar interest in autobiography, Adam Vermeire explores how race continues to impact his life, searching for answers that cannot be found.
Joey Castor addresses various aspects of physical labor, focusing on how the repetitive, meditative and physical motions affect the body and mind. Monica Lundy's investigations of historical California criminals manifest in a series of paintings and sculpture that explore identity perception in relation to systems of social classification.
Doug G. Williams investigates the psychology of perception and persuasion in videos and interactive installations that are at once uncanny, humorous, and intimate.
The Mills College Art Museum, founded in 1925, is a dynamic center for art that focuses on the creative work of women as artists and curators. The Museum strives to engage and inspire the diverse and distinctive cultures of the Bay Area by presenting innovative exhibitions by emerging and established national and international artists. Exhibitions are designed to challenge and invite reflection upon the profound complexities of contemporary culture.
Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
Admission is free for all exhibitions and programs.
MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM
DATE: March 31, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010
VITO ACCONCI, Words/ Action/ Architecture 3/31
Presented by the Technology and Society Lecture Series at Mills College
Wednesday March 31st 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Lisser Theatre, Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613
This event is free and open to the public
The Technology and Society Lecture Series at Mills College is pleased to be hosting Vito Acconci who will be presenting his lecture titled, “Words/ Action/ Architecture” on Wednesday March 31st 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lisser Theatre.
Vito Acconci’s design and architecture comes from another direction: a background first in writing and then in art. His performances in the 70’s helped shift art from object to interactions between artist and viewer; his installations treated visitors to the gallery/museum not as viewers but as inhabitants of and participants in a public space. By the late 80’s his work had crossed over, and he formed Acconci Studio; their operations come from computer-thinking, and mathematical and biological models -- they treat architecture as occasions for activity -- they make spaces fluid, changeable, portable. They have recently completed an artificial island in Graz, a clothing store in Tokyo, an elevated subway-station in Coney Island. About to be built is a building perimeter in Toronto and a street through a building in Indianapolis. They are currently working on a three-story building in Milan, a bridge-system and park near Delft, and an amphitheatre in Stavanger.
Please join us for the lecture at the Lisser Theatre located at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613. Mills is located immediately off of Highway 580 in Oakland at the junction of 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 (Warren Freeway), approximately seven miles from the Bay Bridge.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Anthony Discenza Lecture 3/03
Friday, February 5, 2010
Robert Irwin 2/11 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Trisha Brown Artist Lecture 1/27 5:30 PM
Trisha Brown January 27, 2010, 5:30 PM Trisha Brown is widely considered to be the most
important choreographer to emerge from the postmodern era. Since graduating from Mills
College in 1958 with a degree in dance, Brown has become widely acclaimed for her
maverick spirit and ability to push the human body to perform in unexpected ways.
Unafraid to challenge new genres, she has choreographed opera, jazz, classical music, and
ballet over the course of her storied career. Founding her own company in 1970, Brown
explored the terrain of her adoptive SoHo, creating her early dances for alternative spaces
including roof tops and walls, and flirting with gravity--alternately using it and defying it.
Recognized as a visual artist as well as a dancer, Brown was invited to participate in
Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany, garnering much critical acclaim.*
Presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, T*risha Brown: So That the Audience
Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing*, organized by the Walker Art Center,
which will be on view at the Mills College Art Museum from January 20-March 14, 2010.