Lecture Robert Whitman

Friday, NOVEMBER 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Robert Whitman, Reflections on Recent Works: Swim and Local Report
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For the second installment of the 2015-2016 Stony Brook University Art History & Criticism Lecture Series we are pleased to announce that multimedia artist Robert Whitman will discuss his two latest projects: Swim (2015) and Local Report (2012). Whitman’s career spans multiple decades and disciplines. His recent theatrical performances employ telecommunications networks and multisensory elements to conceive new communities of spectatorship in the theater and gallery alike. The programming committee is thrilled to host Robert Whitman on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a vibrant community of artists that redefined what constituted art in the twentieth century.

Attendance is free and open to the public, with a small reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres following the Q&A.

We hope to see you there.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. November 13, 2015

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

(image: A pioneer of and co-founder of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Whitman is one of the most important contemporary artists working with multimedia.)

 

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Lecture Lev Manovich

Friday, October 30, 7:00pm
Lev Manovich, Instagram as a Medium and Message: Art History Meets Data Science

Please join us on Friday, October 30th, for the first installment of 2015-2016 Stony Brook Art History & Criticism Lecture Series. We are pleased to announce that Lev Manovich will be discussing his latest project SELFIECITY, a data science investigation of self-portraiture in five cities around the world. This lecture is free and open to the public, with a brief reception of wine and cheese to follow. For more information on SELFIECITY you can visit the project’s website: http://selfiecity.net. We hope to see you there!

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. October 30, 2015

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

 

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Robert Storr, On Louise Bourgeois and the Privilege of Sublimation

Friday, February 20, 7:00pm
Robert Storr, On Louise Bourgeois and the Privilege of Sublimation

Renowned art critic and curator Robert Storr derives his lecture from his forthcoming book, Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois (2014). Storr was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman. In addition to writing for numerous art publications, he has taught at the Institute of Fine Arts, CUNY graduate center, and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, New York Studio School, and Harvard University. He is currently Professor of Painting/Printmaking and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. February 20, 2015

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

(Image Credit: Louise Bourgeois, Paddle Woman, 1947, Bronze, 57 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 12 inches, Edition of 6. Courtesy of Cheim & Reid.)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

 

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Candice Breitz, From A to B and Back Again

Monday, November 10, 7:00pm
Candice Breitz, From A to B and Back Again

Candice Breitz is a Berlin-based artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. She has been a tenured Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig since 2007. Breitz has spent long stretches of time producing works in Jamaica, Italy, Germany, Austria, Japan, Sweden, Great Britain, Ukraine, South Africa, the United States, India, and Nigeria. Her immersive practice seeks to capture and observe the nuanced ways in which individuals relate to and are determined by the dense social constellations in which they exist. She will talk about and screen footage from several works that she has made on the road over the last decade, discussing the ways in which her creative practice has been shaped by the myriad of people and places that each work must negotiate as it comes into being.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Monday, 7:00 p.m. November 10, 2014

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Image Credit: Candice Breitz, Factum Kang, 2009, Dual-Channel Installation: 2 Hard Drives / Duration: 69 minutes, 10 seconds. Commissioned by The Power Plant, Toronto.)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

 

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Paul Chan, Odysseus as Artist

Friday, October 17, 7:00pm
Paul Chan, Odysseus as Artist

In this lecture, artist and founder of the publisher Badlands Unlimited Paul Chan explores the following: that moment, elation, “echo reconciles,” Adorno, form, “fatefulness,” the Odyssey, Calypso, cave, Odysseus, contemporary art, homesickness, zones of engagement, Ithaca, luxury, alienation, the Iliad, force, gravity, cunning, polutropos, Athena, sophia, honor, themis, aristoi, Hesiod, aidos, glory, demos, bow and arrow, harbinger, reason, Athenian democracy, and art as cunning. Chan’s book, Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000–2014, was recently published in conjunction with his exhibition Selected Works at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland (April 11–October 19, 2014).

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. October 17, 2014

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Image Credit: Paul Chan, Sade for Sade’s Sake, 2009, Digital video projection, 5 hours, 45minutes looped. Installation view, Paul Chan – Selected Works, Schaulager, Basel, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery. ©Paul Chan)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

 

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Jens Hoffmann / Curatorial Déjà vu

Friday, April 18, 6:30pm
Jens Hoffmann, Curatorial Déjà vu

In his lecture, Jens Hoffmann will explore the recent trend in exhibition making to revisit, recurate or otherwise reanimate historically important exhibitions. Hoffmann will discuss his thoughts and ideas that culminated in his recent revival of two legendary shows from the 1960s: Primary Structures (The Jewish Museum, New York, 1966) and Live in your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Kunsthalle Bern, 1969), resulting in Other Primary Structures (The Jewish Museum, New York, 2014) and When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes (CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 2012).

Jens Hoffmann is an exhibition maker and writer, and is currently Deputy Director of The Jewish Museum, New York.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 6:30 p.m. April 18, 2014

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

 

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Yvonne Rainer, The Aging Dancer and Her Dis/contents

Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Yvonne Rainer, The Aging Dancer and Her Dis/contents

The lecture will include autobiographical accounts and excerpts from a documentation of Rainer’s most recent choreography Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money? (2013), an amalgam of movement and speech derived from a number of different sources, including Rainer’s own choreographic imagination and her collaborative process with her dancers. The piece presents new challenges for the group in that they are required to deliver long monologues while performing intricate steps. Following her customary penchant for radical juxtaposition, Rainer has taken the risky route of pairing vaudevillian pratfalls with solemn socio-economic analyses. The dire times in which we live seem to demand such an approach.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 6:30 p.m. March 28, 2014

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Image credit: Dancers Patricia Hoffbauer, Emmanuélle Phuon, Yvonne Rainer, Pat Catterson, Keith Sabado, and Emily Coates. Photographer: Ian Douglas.)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

 

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Lecture Series: Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010

The graduate students of the Department of Art History & Criticism at Stony Brook University are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Art History & Criticism Lecture Series. The series is intended to foster dialogue and develop camaraderie across institutions, and to provide insight into critical works and practices.

Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013
Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010.

Mary Kelly will explore the questions of sexuality, identity and historical memory that have prompted her project-based work for over four decades. She will consider how these questions are shaped by a debate-specific site and why her narrative installations rely not only on the story unfolding between words and objects, but also on the viewer’s experience of space.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Photo: Mary Kelly, Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/#2013-2014

 

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