Announcing the Fall 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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The Fall 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series is organized in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Rachel Rose
Tuesday, September 18
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Rachel Rose’s immersive video installations bring together seemingly unrelated footage, images, and audio to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Mirroring our image-saturated culture, Rose examines the advance of technology and our changing relationship to the natural world. She has had solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney, and the Serpentine Gallery.

Miguel Gutierrez
Tuesday, September 25
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre
This lecture is organized independently of the collaboration with CMOA and is presented in collaboration with The Warhol and CMU School of Drama.

Miguel Gutierrez works across dance, performance, music, and poetry around recurring themes of mortality and the desire for meaning, how identity relates to content and form, and the commingling of the mundane with the sublime. His work has been presented at the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, and MCA Chicago, among many other locations.

Saba Innab
Tuesday, October 2
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Reflecting on Palestinian settlements, artist and architect Saba Innab questions the meaning of architecture in this time of increasing deterritorialization and alienation. Her work has been exhibited at the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, the Marrakech Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. She worked as an architect and urban designer on the reconstruction of a Palestinian refugee camp in Northern Lebanon, which was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.

Zoe Leonard in conversation with Rhea Anastas
Tuesday, October 9
6:30pm, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
Orville M. Winsand Lecture for Critical Studies in Art

Zoe Leonard’s work in photography and sculpture uses repetition, subtle changes in perspective, and shifts in scale to reengage viewers with the process of seeing. In her work, poetic observations of daily life are often tied with a pressing activist impulse. She has had major solo exhibitions of her work at the Whitney, MoMA, and the Reina Sofía, among others. Leonard will be in conversation with Rhea Anastas, an art historian, critic, curator, and associate professor at UC Irvine.

Alex Da Corte
Tuesday, October 23
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Alex Da Corte’s theatrical paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations mix personal narratives with glossy commercial aesthetics to creative immersive otherworldly environments that are simultaneously dazzling and terrifying. He has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum, MASS MoCA, and the ICA Philadelphia.

Lenka Clayton & Jon Rubin
Tuesday, October 30
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Both Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin are known for their extensive work in social practice and public engagement. Rubin’s interventions into public life reimagine individual, group, and institutional behavior, while Clayton’s work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life. Their previous collaboration “…circle through New York” launched the Guggenheim Museum’s new social practice initiative in 2017. Clayton’s work has been exhibited at MoMA, Crystal Bridges, and Kunstmuseum Linz in Austria. Rubin’s work has been exhibited at SFMOMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and in the Shanghai Biennial.

Jessi Reaves
Tuesday, November 27
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Jessi Reaves’ practice collapses the barriers between furniture and sculpture through the creation functional pieces that inject animism and desire into the coldness of modernism. Imperfect works bring together notions of deconstruction and embellishment with humble materials such as homemade particleboard, foam, and even car parts. Her work has been shown at the SculptureCenter, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and at the Whitney, as part of the 2017 biennial.

Image: Zoe Leonard, Robert, 2001. Suitcases, ten parts, 72 7/8 x 21 ½ x 20 in / 185 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm overall.
© Zoe Leonard. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.