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September 6, 2018

Fall 2018 visiting artist lecture series

Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Zoe Leonard, Robert, 2001. Suitcases, ten parts, 185 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm overall. © Zoe Leonard. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Gisela Capitain.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Art is pleased to announce its fall 2018 visiting artist lecture series, organized in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art. For the 2018–19 academic year, the School will present lectures from artists exhibiting in Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Rachel Rose
September 18
Rachel Rose's immersive video installations bring together seemingly unrelated footage, images, and audio to address some of society's most pressing problems. Mirroring our image-saturated culture, Rose examines the advance of technology and our changing relationship to the natural world. She has had solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney, and the Serpentine Gallery.

Saba Innab
October 2
Artist and architect Saba Innab questions the meaning of architecture in this time of increasing deterritorialization and alienation. Her work has been exhibited at the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, the Marrakech Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. She worked as an architect and urban designer on the reconstruction of a Palestinian refugee camp in Northern Lebanon, which was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.

Zoe Leonard in conversation with Rhea Anastas
October 9
Zoe Leonard's work in photography and sculpture uses repetition, subtle changes in perspective, and shifts in scale to reengage viewers with the process of seeing. In her work, poetic observations of daily life are often tied with a pressing activist impulse. She has had major solo exhibitions at the Whitney, MoMA, and the Reina Sofía, among others. Leonard will be in conversation with Rhea Anastas, an art historian, critic, curator, and associate professor at UC Irvine.

Alex Da Corte
October 23
Alex Da Corte's theatrical paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations mix personal narratives with glossy commercial aesthetics to creative immersive otherworldly environments that are simultaneously dazzling and terrifying. He has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum, MASS MoCA, and the ICA Philadelphia.

Lenka Clayton & Jon Rubin
October 30
Both Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin are known for their extensive work in social practice and public engagement. Rubin’s interventions into public life reimagine individual, group, and institutional behavior, while Clayton’s work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life. Their previous collaboration "...circle through New York" launched the Guggenheim Museum's new social practice initiative in 2017. Clayton’s work has been exhibited at MoMA, Crystal Bridges, and Kunstmuseum Linz in Austria. Rubin’s work has been exhibited at SFMOMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and in the Shanghai Biennial.

Jessi Reaves
November 27
Jessi Reaves’ practice collapses the barriers between furniture and sculpture through the creation functional pieces that inject animism and desire into the coldness of modernism. Imperfect works bring together notions of deconstruction and embellishment with humble materials such as homemade particleboard, foam, and even car parts. Her work has been shown at the SculptureCenter, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and at the Whitney, as part of the 2017 biennial.

For more information, please visit art.cmu.edu.

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