Open Studios and PhD Graduate Symposium

Open Studios and PhD Graduate Symposium

University of California, San Diego

March 25, 2010
Open Studios and PhD Graduate Symposium

Saturday April 10, 3:00 – 8:00pm, Visual Arts Facility

Permanent Transition,
PhD Symposium
Saturday April 10, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Visual Arts Facility Seminar Room 366

UC San Diego Campus,
Visual Arts Facility,
corner of Russell Drive and Lyman Avenue, La Jolla CA 92093

Both events are free and open to the public, with free parking available on campus at the Gilman Parking Structure

Whether constructing a massive decomposing stalactite from iron and fiberglass, recording a pirated copy of Avatar onto a virtual rotating sphere, or painting vibrant portals leading to the past’s sexy future, the visual artists of UCSD’s highly praised MFA program have practices spanning a wide range of disciplines that evoke a dialogue of remarkable currency. The artists’ works range from technological investigations and information visualizations to social interventions, and material practices, all the while questioning and creating relationships with art history, critical theory, visual studies, art activism and public culture.

Permanent Transition, the third annual UCSD Visual Arts PhD Symposium, is running in conjunction with Open Studios. “Art,” as an idea, a product, and a condition, is increasingly defined through properties of oscillation – movement, fluidity, transition, and circulation. The art world, particularly during the last few decades, had generated new and proximate forms of creation and discourse, which have arguably emerged from the ideas and relations of past modernities. Unfixed boundaries between exhibition and collection, mobile collections and evolving archives, these are the marks of art in “permanent transition.” This conference seeks to further explore and question concepts of stability, permanence and dominance in contemporary art.

Open Studios and Permanent Transition has been organized by the visual arts graduate students at UC San Diego and generously supported by the Visual Arts Department, UCSD Humanities Center, and the Graduate Student Association.

Participating Artists:

Participating Artists:

Josh Aaron

Cara Baldwin

Sadie Barnette

Richard Bott

Mike Calway-Fagen

Crystal Z. Campbell

Alida Cervantes

Elizabeth Chaney

Mauricio Chernovetzky

Lili Chin

Ted Chung

Leigh Cole

Micki Davis

Noah Doely

Rob Duarte

Monica Duncan

Chris Head

Christopher Kardambikis

Ross Karre

Merve Kayan

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Stephanie Lie

Scott Lyne

Vincent Manganello

Dolissa Medina

Elle Mehrmand

Charles Miller

Jesse Mockrin

Zac Monday

Zac Montanaro

Sheryl Oring

Katrin Pesch

Daniel Rehn

Brianna Rigg

Lesha Rodriguez

Vanessa Roveto

Vabianna Santos

Louis Schmidt

Tim Schwartz

Jessica Sledge

Ash Eliza Smith

Rayyane Tabet

Rachel Thompson

Mike Toillion

Jerry Truong

Artie Vierkant

David White

Suzanne Wright

Joe Yorty

Claire Zitzow

Permanent Transition Speakers:

Keynote Talk: Okwui Enwezor, “Locus Agonistes: Art and the Civic Imagination in Societies in Transition”

Graduate Presentations:

Matthew Rana, “Social Work: Politics, Police and the Legalistic in Art,” California College of the Arts

Eric Morrill, “Allan Kaprow: ‘Experimental Art,’” University of California, Irvine

Elyse Mallouk, “The Generous Object: The Relational and the Aesthetic in Contemporary Art,” California College of the Arts

Rochelle LeGrandsawyer, “Unstable Treasure: Historical Mass and Cultural Alchemy in El Anatsui’s Peak Project,” University of California, Los Angeles

Holiday Powers, “Modernism and Decolonization: Abdallah Laroui and Post-Colonial Morocco,” Cornell University

Courtney Thompson, “Questioning the Current Biennial Model,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Andrew Weiner, “Dialectical Image or Polaroid Effect?” University of California, Berkeley

For more information about Open Studios or Permanent Transition please contact [email protected]

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