Spring 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

The School of Art is excited to announce our Spring 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Sandi Hilal, A.L. Steiner, Petra Cortright, Marc Horowitz, Firelei Baez, Wangechi Mutu & Adrienne Edwards, Imin Yeh, and Huey Copeland.

Tues. Jan 24: Sandi Hilal
5pm, Kresge Theatre, CMU
Presented in collaboration with CMU School of Architecture
Palestinian artist Sandi Hilal and collaborator Alessandro Petti have developed a research/project based artistic practice over the last ten years that is both theoretically ambitious and practically engaged in the struggle for justice and equality. Founders of Campus in Camps, an experimental educational program in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, the project aims to overcome conventional educational structures by creating a space for critical and grounded knowledge production connected to greater transformations and the democratization of society.

Tues. Jan 31: A.L Steiner
5pm, Kresge Theatre, CMU
A.L. Steiner utilizes the constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer ecofeminist androgyne. Steiner is co-curator of Ridykeulous, co-founder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a collective member of Chicks on Speed, and collaborates with numerous writers and artists.

Tues. Feb 7: Petra Cortright
5pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Petra Cortright’s core practice is the creation and distribution of digital files, whether they be videos, GIFs, or JPEGs, using consumer or corporate software and platforms. She has become renowned for making self-portrait videos that use her computer’s webcam and default effects tools, which she then uploads to YouTube.

Thu. Feb 9: Marc Horowitz
5pm, Kresge Theatre, CMU
Combining traditional drawing, commercial photography, new media, and social practice, Mark Horowitz turns American culture on its head to explore the idiosyncrasies of entertainment, class, commerce, failure, success, and personal meaning.

Tues. Feb 28: Narcissister
5pm, Kresge Theatre, CMU
Wearing mask and merkin, Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer who works at the intersection of performance, dance, art, and activism. She actively integrates her experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with her art practice through a range of media including photography, video art, and experimental music.

Tues. Mar 7: Wangechi Mutu & Adrienne Edwards
7pm, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
Artist and curator in conversation
Robert Lepper Distinguished Lecture in Creative Inquiry
Wangechi Mutu’s work focuses on issues related to self-image, humanness, and representation. Her varied practice investigates notions of consciousness and questions self-determination, the recognition of others' humanity, and one’s awareness of the state of an ailing planet. Adrienne Edwards is Curator at Large at the Walker Art Center. Her exhibitions have focused on artists of the African Diaspora and the Global South. Since 2010, she has spearheaded Performa’s year-round programming, contributed to the Performa biennial, and led its institutional collaborations with MoMA and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

Tues. Mar 21: Imin Yeh
5pm, Kresge Theatre, CMU
=Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University
Imin Yeh is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist who uses print media as a technical and conceptual tool for exploring free, exchange, and craft-based economies. Working in print media, sculpture, installation, and participatory events, her practice converges progressive social engagement with traditional forms and formats.

Tues. Mar 28: Huey Copeland
5pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Orville M. Winsand Lecture
Huey Copeland is an art historian, administrator, teacher, critic, and curator based in Chicago. His writing focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on articulations of blackness in the Western visual field.

Tues. Apr 11: Firelei Baez
5pm, Kresge Theatre, CMU
Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, currently living and working in New York, Firelei Báez makes intricate works on paper and canvas that are intrinsically indebted to a rigorous studio practice as well as large scale sculpture.

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