September 6, 2013

2013–2014 Visiting Artists Program

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University
Gallery talk and tour with visiting artist Enoc Perez, 2013. Photo by Jenny Harnish.

This fall, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design launches its 2013–2014 Visiting Artists Lecture Series, which welcomes professional artists from around the globe to Washington, D.C. for free lectures. Coming from the worlds of art and design, as well as literature, journalism, media, culture, entertainment, and fashion, these visiting artists have all achieved excellence in their field, and use their expertise to enrich the Corcoran community with fresh perspectives and industry insight.

Visiting Artist lectures take place in the Corcoran’s Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium and are free to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information on the series, visit

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

Visiting Artist Ellen Harvey
Wednesday, September 25, 7pm
Join us for an intimate evening with the artist as she talks about her commissioned, site-specific project, Ellen Harvey: The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C., part of the “NOW at the Corcoran” series. Ellen Harvey’s art explores the pull of desire, the shocks of reality, and the histories embedded in ways of seeing. In work that ranges from painting and drawing to installation and public interventions, Harvey probes the gap between the imagined that actual—art’s promise of transcendence versus its reality. Her new project at the Corcoran investigates the abiding influence of classicism, the dissemination of style, and the language of power.

Visiting Artists Marco Vera and Fernando Corona
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30pm
In partnership with the Embassy of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Corcoran’s Pittman Study Away Program, the Corcoran welcomes Marco Vera and Fernando Corona as Visiting Artists through its Artist in Residence program. Vera founded Mexicali Rose, a grassroots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Pueblo Nuevo. Corona, a neo-muralist, is among the many international artists who exhibit frequently at Mexicali Rose.

Vera and Corona’s month-long residency culminates in their public lecture, during which they will discuss cultural exchanges and the resulting artistic expressions created in border cities, as well as their experiences with the Corcoran community.

Newman Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecturer in Photography: Paul Graham
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm
Paul Graham is credited with bringing about a revolution in British documentary photography. Based firmly in the observable world and never staged, Graham’s photographs of everyday people, places, and events challenge the viewer to ponder the human condition, as well as the language of the medium itself. His photographs can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Visiting Artist Mia Feuer
Wednesday, February 12, 7pm
On this evening, the artist discusses her commissioned, site-specific project, Mia Feuer: An Unkindness, part of the Gallery’s “NOW at the Corcoran” series. Mia Feuer’s sculptural installations explore the relationships between the built landscape, or environmental catastrophe, and the physical and social tensions of violated spaces. Inspired by the remains of destroyed buildings in the Middle East as well as failed infrastructure and environmental catastrophe, Feuer explores the physical and social tensions of violated spaces. The first Washington, D.C.-based artist to be featured in a “Now at the Corcoran” exhibition, Feuer’s new work, An Unkindness, was commissioned for the Gallery’s rotunda and public spaces.

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