Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 14 - Melissa E. Feldman, 7 PM, Danforth Lecture Hall

Melissa E. Feldman is an independent curator and critic who writes regularly for Art in America and frieze. Feldman is the guest curator of the exhibition Dance Rehearsal: Karen Klimnik's World of Ballet and Theater at the Mills College Art Museum. Recent projects include the traveling exhibition Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art, The Life and Times of Sarah McEneaney at Mills College Art Museum, and Sampler: Textiles at Creative Growth at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland.

Dance Rehearsal: Karen Klimnik's World of Ballet and Theater is up at the Mills College Art Museum until December 9th, so please come and see the exhibition.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Greil Marcus - November 5th, 7 PM, Lisser Theatre

Jay Defeo and All That Jazz

Noted author and cultural critic Greil Marcus will discuss the work of Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo (1929-1989). DeFeo was part of a vibrant community of avant-garde artists, poets, and musicians in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s, and was a faculty member at Mills College in the 1980s. Although best known for her monumental painting The Rose, DeFeo worked in a wide range of media and produced an astoundingly diverse and compelling body of work over four decades. Her unconventional approach to materials and her intensive, physical method make her a unique figure in postwar American art.

Greil Marcus is a contributor to the exhibition catalogue accompanyingJay DeFeo: A Retrospective, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from November 3, 2012 to February 3, 2013. He is the author ofLipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, The Dustbin of History, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n Roll Music, The Manchurian Candidate: BFI Film Classics, The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes, and most recently, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years. With Werner Sollors, Marcus is the editor of A New Literary History of America, published by Harvard in 2009. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Presented by the Jane Green Endowment for Studies in Art History and Criticism.

Michael Robinson - October 30th, 7 PM, Danforth Hall

The Mills College Art Lecture Series continues with experimental filmmaker Michael Robinson!

Tuesday, October 30th, 7 PM
Danforth Lecture Hall
Mills College

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Michael Robinson is a film and video artist whose work explores the joys and the dangers of mediated experience. Cultivating new resonances between seemingly disparate elements, his collaged films ride the fine lines between humor and terror, nostalgia and contempt, ecstasy and hysteria. He was listed as one of the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000's by Film Comment magazine and featured as one of the “Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50” by Cinema Scope magazine.

Interested in seeing Mr. Robinson's work? Check out his wonderful website: