Announcing the Fall 2019 Visiting Artist Lecture Series!

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All lectures are free and open to the public.

Anya Clarke & Mitsuko Verdery
Tuesday, September 24
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre
Presented in collaboration with The Warhol and CMU School of Drama

Founded by Anya Clarke and CMU School of Art alumna Mitsuko Verdery (BFA ’14), MICHIYAYA Dance, a femme-centric contemporary dance theater company, creates multidisciplinary work that is queer, sensual, abstract, and physical. Their work has been presented by Yale University, the Brooklyn Museum, and Gelsey Kirkland Theater, among others. They will present a new multimedia dance work on queering the senses at The Andy Warhol Museum on Friday, September 27.

Kalup Linzy
Tuesday, October 1
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Kalup Linzy is a multidisciplinary performance artist whose works employ a variety of pop cultural forms to explore cultural identities and gender fluidity and boundaries. Working across various mediums—including video, performance, photography, collage, fashion, television, music, and film—Linzy creates complex characters who are linked together to form an invented “family tree.” His work is found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others.

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim
Tuesday, October 22
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre
Orville M. Winsand Lecture for Critical Studies in Art

School of Art Associate Professor Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, PhD, is a specialist of modern and contemporary art addressing issues concerning gender, race, and sexuality. Kim is the author of Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities and is co-editor of the interdisciplinary anthology Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture. He is currently at work on his next book, Male Bodies Unmade: Picturing Queer Selfhood.

Jaume Plensa
Tuesday, October 29
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Spanish artist Jaume Plensa creates sculptures and installations that aim to unify individuals through connections of spirituality, the body, and collective memory. Plensa’s work in steel, glass, stone, light, water, sound, and other materials can be found in public spaces around the globe, including at Bonaventure Gateway in Montreal, Millennium Park in Chicago, BBC Broadcasting Tower in London, and Shanghai IFC Mall, among many others. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including the Medaille de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture, and the Velázquez Prize for the Arts, awarded by the Spanish Minister of Culture.

Amanda Ross-Ho
Tuesday, November 5
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Working in sculpture, installation, painting, and photography, Amanda Ross-Ho appropriates and combines found images and ephemera to defamiliarize and transform everyday experience into sites of layered meaning. Known for projects that dramatically shift the scale of mundane items, Ross-Ho complicates what may seem absurd, comic, or easily accessible. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center; and the Whitney, among many other institutions.

Tschabalala Self
Tuesday, November 19
6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

Painter Tschabalala Self’s work explores the emotional, physical, and psychological impact of the Black female body as icon in contemporary culture, and examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality. Correcting misconceptions propagated within and projected upon the Black body, Self aims to create a space where they are free of the othering gaze. Her work has been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA PS1, and in recent solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Frye Museum in Seattle.

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Art Lecture Series is made possible in part by the Elizabeth (Thompson) and Thomas M. Cox (A’29) Distinguished Artists Fund and the Orville M. Winsand Fund for Critical Studies in Art.

Image: Kalup Linzy, Kalup Linzy as Taiwan. Photo courtesy of the artist and USF Graphicstudio, © 2015. Photo credit: Will Lytch.