2012–2013 Visiting Artists Program

2012–2013 Visiting Artists Program

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University

Visiting Artist Kara Walker discusses her work during a public lecture at the Corcoran in February 2012.
Photo: Katie Warren, 2012.
September 28, 2012
2012–2013 Visiting Artists Program

September 24, 2012–March 25, 2013

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006


Through Visiting Artists at the Corcoran, the Corcoran College of Art + Design extends the roster of its dynamic faculty by arranging for appearances by professionals from around the world who have achieved excellence in their fields. Coming from the art and design worlds as well as literature, journalism, culture, entertainment, and fashion, these visiting artists enrich the Corcoran community with fresh perspectives and intensive interactions with students and faculty.

Unless otherwise noted, Visiting Artist lectures take place at 7pm in the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium and are 6 USD for students, 10 USD for Corcoran members and 12 USD for the public. For more information on the series, visit www.corcoran.edu/va.

Monday, September 24
Visiting Professor Thierry de Duve
In this lecture, Visiting Professor Thierry de Duve’s examines the four concepts or specifications of the word “art”: art in general, art as such, art altogether, and art itself. De Duve is an art historian and theorist currently serving as a fellow at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for the Advanced Study of Visual Art.

Thursday, October 18
Visiting Artist Charlotte Dumas
During this lecture, Charlotte Dumas reveals how she works to capture her evocative formal portraits of animals. She also discusses the making of her newest body of work, portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery, featured in her NOW at the Corcoran exhibition, Charlotte Dumas: Anima (on view through October 28).

Thursday, November 8
Newman Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecturer in Photography: Taryn Simon
Taryn Simon produced A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII over a four-year period, during which she traveled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. The exhibition is on view at the Corcoran November 10, 2012–February 12, 2013.

The Arnold Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Photography is generously funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in memory of Arnold Newman, who had a long-standing relationship with the Corcoran and curator Philip Brookman.

Monday, November 26
Visiting Artist Enoc Perez
Enoc Perez’s lushly figured paintings of modernist buildings at once exploit and question the seductions of architecture as well as painting itself. The NOW at the Corcoran exhibition Enoc Perez: Utopia (November 10, 2012–February 10, 2013) presents two new bodies of work, one focusing on the Marina Towers in Chicago and the other a commissioned painting of the Watergate in Washington, D.C.  On this evening, Enoc Perez appears in dialogue with Sarah Newman, curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran, to discuss his inspirations and process.

Monday, January 28
Visiting Artist Andrea Fraser
Andrea Fraser’s work has been identified with performance, video, project-based art, context art, and institutional critique. She was a founding member of the feminist performance group, The V-Girls (1986–1996); the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997–1998); and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005–2008). Fraser is Professor of New Genres at UCLA’s Department of Art and visiting faculty at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Monday, March 25
Visiting Artist Simon Reynolds
Simon Reynolds is the author of seven books about music and pop culture, including Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past  (Faber & Faber, 2011) and Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–84 (Faber & Faber, 2005). Simon started his journalistic career in 1986 as a staff writer for the British weekly music paper Melody Maker and then went on to freelance for magazines including New York Times, Spin, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Artforum, The Wire, The Guardian, The Observer, Slate, and Frieze.





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