Winter Quarter Lecture Series

Winter Quarter Lecture Series

University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design

Allyson Vieira, The Plural Present, 2013. Installation view, Kunsthalle Basel, 2013. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler.
December 12, 2013
Winter Quarter Lecture Series

Graduate application deadline: January 15, 2014

University of Washington School of Art
Box 353440
Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington School of Art, in conjunction with the Nebula Project, is pleased to announce its Winter Quarter 2014 lecture series. This annual series is organized to accompany the course Art 361/595 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice, taught by guest lecturer Eric Fredericksen.

“the whole world + the work = the whole world.” This text, from Martin Creed’s Work No. 232 (2000), provides the conceptual framework for this year’s class. The equation can be read, pessimistically, to suggest that artworks make no impact on the world. It can also be read as a claim that works of art are not autonomous objects, but are completely immersed in the world around them. The class looks at the workings of art and artists in the world, using political, economic, and aesthetic lenses, featuring weekly, in-depth presentations by internationally recognized artists who discuss the issues informing their own work while addressing various vital concerns of the art world. Through open conversations, this series encourages local engagement with global issues. Speakers will include Geoffrey Farmer (Vancouver) and Allyson Vieira (New York) with a complete listing posted on our website in January.

The Nebula Project supports visiting artists, scholars, curators, and others to teach, lecture, create new work, and organize exhibits that will expose students to new voices and fresh perspectives. In addition to Fredericksen’s course, Nebula Project-sponsored courses have included the studio and theory course Art 360: What is Success?, taught by Sea-Cat (Seattle artists Gretchen Bennett, Wynne Greenwood, and Matthew Offenbacher), and Art 590: Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Practices, taught by Scott Lawrimore, Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle and former Director of the Lawrimore Project gallery.

The University of Washington School of Art is a comprehensive learning environment that promotes creative and innovative practice in the study of Art, Art History, and Design in the pursuit of BA, BFA, BDes, MA, MFA, MDes, or PhD qualifications. An internationally renowned faculty provides dynamic, diverse, and individual research and instruction with students benefitting from comprehensive facilities including numerous studios and fabrication shops, four galleries, an art library, and image collections for teaching. Students in the School of Art are encouraged to engage beyond the classroom through internships, study abroad, and partnerships with the Henry Art Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum.

To learn more about the University of Washington School of Art and our programs, visit



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