Visiting artist lecture series 2019–20

Visiting artist lecture series 2019–20

Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Left to right: (1) Hilton Als. Photo: Ali Smith. (2) Stephanie Syjuco, Money Factory (An Economic Reality Game), 2015. Project commission, 2015 Asian Art Biennial. (3) Kalup Linzy, Kalup Linzy as Taiwan. Courtesy of the artist and USF Graphicstudio, © 2015. Photo: Will Lytch. (4) Amanda Ross-Ho, view of OMEGA in Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, 2016. Photo: Dylan James Nelson. Courtesy Walker Art Center.

September 5, 2019
Visiting artist lecture series 2019–20
Carnegie Mellon School of Art
5000 Forbes Avenue
CFA 300
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States
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Featuring Hilton Als, Jaume Plensa, Walid Raad, Amanda Ross-Ho, Tschabalala Self, Stephanie Syjuco, and more

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Art is pleased to announce its 2019–20 lecture series featuring artists, critics, and scholars addressing issues concerning race, gender, sexuality, collective experience and memory, and more. This distinguished group includes established voices, such as Hilton Als, Stephanie Syjuco, and Walid Raad, as well as important emerging voices including Tschabalala Self and Jordan Casteel. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Fall 2019

Anya Clarke & Mitsuko Verdery
September 24
Presented in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum and the CMU School of Drama
Founded by Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery, MICHIYAYA Dance, a femme-centric contemporary dance theater company, creates multidisciplinary work that is queer, sensual, abstract, and physical.

Kalup Linzy
October 1
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.

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim
October 22
Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, PhD, is a specialist of modern and contemporary art addressing issues concerning gender, race, and sexuality.

Jaume Plensa
October 29
Spanish artist Jaume Plensa creates sculptures and installations that aim to unify individuals through connections of spirituality, the body, and collective memory.

Amanda Ross-Ho
November 5
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.

Tschabalala Self
November 19
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.

Spring 2020

Jordan Casteel
January 28
Figurative painter Jordan Casteel creates portraits of her neighbors in Harlem that empower black people, especially black men, and work to correct pervasive negative cultural ideas about the black body.

Hilton Als
February 18
Robert L. Lepper Distinguished Lecture in Creative Inquiry
Pulitzer Prize winning critic Hilton Als’ writing and curatorial work shifts cultural awareness around issues of gender, sexuality, and race. He is a staff writer and theater critic for The New Yorker and author of White Girls.

Johannes DeYoung
February 25
Blending computer animation with experimental processes in painting and drawing, Johannes DeYoung’s work explores themes of animism and human psychology.

Walid Raad
March 3
Using the history of Lebanon, where he was born, Walid Raad’s work examines the role of photographic and video documentation in the representation of collective traumatic events and their use in the construction of memory and narrative.

Renée Stout
March 24
Renée Stout’s work blends the spiritual roots of the African Diaspora with elements of contemporary life to create works that encourage self-examination, self-empowerment, and self-healing.

Stephanie Syjuco
March 31
Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component, that investigate issues of economies and empire.

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