December 17, 2016

Roski Talks graduate lecture series

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Mark Allen and Gray Wielebinski, The Futurological Congress, 2016. Photo courtesy of Mark Allen.

USC Roski School of Art and Design presents our spring 2017 Roski Talks graduate lecture series featuring weekly, in-depth presentations on contemporary art and criticism by visiting artists, curators, theorists, art historians, writers, organizers, activists, and other cultural producers who engage in critical, open, and rigorous conversations with graduate students and members of the community.

MA / MFA application deadline: January 15, 2017

All lectures are free, open to the public and take place at our Graduate Fine Arts Building from 6–8pm, unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2017 lectures

January 17: Josh Kun, Professor, USC Annenberg School of Communication
“The Art of the Crossfade: Notes on The Practice of Public Art & Humanities”

January 24: Tania Bruguera, artist, Resident Artist, scholar
USC Wong Auditorium (USC Campus, Harris Hall 101)

January 31: Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Curating: What Is It Good For?”

February 7: Mark Allen, Executive Director, Machine Project
“Machine Project Presents!”

February 24: Ellen Gallagher, artist
“In Conversation with Adrienne Edwards”
The Broad Museum, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Co-presented with The Broad Museum
Free for USC students and faculty (registration required/limited) 15 USD general admission

March 7: Sherin Guirguis, artist, Associate Professor of the Practice of Fine Art, USC Roski School of Art and Design

March 21: Nayland Blake, artist, curator, Founding Chair of ICP/Bard MFA Program
“Traipsing through Collapse – The Stuff I Make and Why”

March 28: Julia Meltzer, Director, Clockshop
“Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler”

April 18: taisha paggett, dance artist, Assistant Professor, UC Riverside
“Finding an end to this dance: scores at the edge of the of the body and knowing”

Visitors from the 2016 fall semester include: Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Museum; Dan Cameron, Curator; Mira Schor, Artist, Writer; Jennifer West,Artist, USC Roski Professor; Mónica Mayer,Artist, Archivist; Julie Mehretu, Painter; Andrew Campbell,USC Roski Professor, Art Historian, Curator, Critic; Naima Keith,DeputyDirector, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum; Yong Soon Min,Artist, Professor Emeritus, UC Irvine; and Beatriz Cortez, Artist, Cultural Critic.


Spring 2017 USC Roski Talks graduate lecture series

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