April 20, 2018

USC Roski Student Exhibition, MFA Thesis Exhibition and Social Practice in Art Summer Intensive

USC Roski School of Art and Design

USC Roski Student Exhibition, 2017.

2018 Annual Student Exhibition
On view May 2–11, 2018

Opening: May 1, 5–7pm

USC Fisher Museum of Art
823 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Hours: Monday–Friday noon–5pm

The USC Roski School of Art and Design and the USC Fisher Museum of Art present the 2018 Roski Annual Student Exhibition showcasing artworks by undergraduate students. To ensure inclusivity and diversity, the juried exhibition is open to any individual taking a course at Roski, encouraging work not only from art students, but from those majoring in programs throughout the USC campus—attracting artists with myriad interests. The public may expect to see a wide range of artworks in most media, investigating diverse topics. The exhibition is on view at the USC Fisher Museum of Art May 2–11, 2018.

2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition
On view May 5–13, 2018

Opening: May 5, 5–8pm

Cooper Building
846 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles
Hours: May 5: 5-8 pm; May 5–13: noon–7pm

2018 USC Roski MFA Candidates: Julia Orquera Bianco, Robert Farid Karimi, Chris Michael, Joshua Rains, Marton Robinson, Assaf Shaham, and Chad Sines

The USC Roski School of Art and Design announces the 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition including works of art by seven MFA candidates. Concluding a two-year, studio-based graduate education, these emerging artists have developed unique practices and have already exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. The MFA candidates are presenting artworks that include drawing, painting, photography, video, large-scale installation, sound, sculpture, performance, and interdisciplinary installations.

Culture in Action: Conversations in Social Practice Art
Week-long intensive seminar in social practice and public lecture series
May 24–May 31, 2018

USC Roski Graduate Building
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles

Instructors: Suzanne Lacy, USC Roski, and Trude Schjelderup Iversen, senior curator at KORO, Norway

Guest Speakers: Grant Kester, Rick Lowe, Judy Baca, Lauren Bon, Dominic Willsdon, Tania Bruguera, Lucía Sanroman, Lucy Lippard, Andrea Bowers, Kenyatta Hinkle, Bill Kelley Jr., and Rigo 23.

Students, international visitors, and guest speakers consider the evolving conditions that apply to critical art practice in the public realm and how these relate to the urban, social and political conditions. Topics include the relationship between art and democracy and the long-term sustainability of community-based socially engaged art. The course includes intimate conversations, public lectures, field trips, group dinners and an opportunity to study alongside Norwegian artists and curators. This intensive experience is a collaboration between Roski School of Art and Design and KORO, Public Art Norway in Oslo.

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