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A CONVERSATION BETWEEN RHEA ANASTAS AND LITIA PERTA

In conjuction with New Cuts, a conversation between Rhea Anastas and Litia Perta
Monday, February 2, 2015 | 4PM - 6PM
Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

Rhea Anastas and Litia Perta consider performative activity on view in New Cuts by K8 Hardy (b. 1977 Fort Worth), a videomaker and zine producer, as well as work by others. During an intense period of cultural activity in New York from 2002 until 2006, Hardy developed queered live performances, including Hardy’s first work for an art venue, Beautiful Radiating Energy (2004), and pursued creating from the nonsovereign space of coproducing with others.

Rhea Anastas is a scholar of contemporary art and critical and cultural theory and is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, University of California, Irvine. Anastas co-founded Orchard, the experimental New York gallery that operated on the Lower East Side from 2005-2008 (with Andrea Fraser, Nicolás Guagnini, R. H. Quaytman, Jason Simon, Jeff
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Olivier Mosset

Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Olivier Mosset
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Olivier Mosset first became known in France for having been part of the famous BMPT group alongside Daniel Buren, Niele Toroni and Michel Parmentier. Since then he has been associated with a multitude of art historical movements, involving himself in both the European and American artistic and critical contexts. In anticipation of many artists, who in the 1980s would use appropriation to critique Modernist authority, Mosset called into question the painter’s gesture and signature by sharing styles and dissolving authorship to reach a “degree zero” of painting. Mosset has remained committed to questioning painting as a historical object by, paradoxically, continuing to paint, turning to
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A LECTURE BY OLIVIER MOSSET

Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Olivier Mosset
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Olivier Mosset first became known in France for having been part of the famous BMPT group alongside Daniel Buren, Niele Toroni and Michel Parmentier. Since then he has been associated with a multitude of art historical movements, involving himself in both the European and American artistic and critical contexts. In anticipation of many artists, who in the 1980s would use appropriation to critique Modernist authority, Mosset called into question the painter’s gesture and signature by sharing styles and dissolving authorship to reach a “degree zero” of painting. Mosset has remained committed to questioning painting as a historical object by, paradoxically, continuing to paint, turning to
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MILJOHN RUPERTO

Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Miljohn Ruperto
Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Miljohn Ruperto was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2002.  His work has been exhibited at several venues, notably at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Made in L.A. 2012 at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Free and open to the public. This event is part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series.  The Series is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of
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A LECTURE BY MILJOHN RUPERTO

Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Miljohn Ruperto
Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Miljohn Ruperto was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2002.  His work has been exhibited at several venues, notably at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Made in L.A. 2012 at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Free and open to the public. This event is part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series.  The Series is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of
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JIMENEZ LAI

Department of Art
Graduate Lecture Art Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Jimenez Lai
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Bureau Spectacular is an operation of architectural affairs founded and led by Jimenez Lai since 2008. Jimenez is a faculty member at UCLA and taught at University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the
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A LECTURE BY JIMENEZ LAI

Department of Art
Graduate Lecture Art Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Jimenez Lai
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Bureau Spectacular is an operation of architectural affairs founded and led by Jimenez Lai since 2008. Jimenez is a faculty member at UCLA and taught at University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the
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ERIKA VOGT

Department of Art
Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS) presents
A Lecture by Erika Vogt
Monday, January 26, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Working in video, sculpture, drawing, and installation, Erika Vogt engages in a conceptual investigation of different image-making processes. This is formalized through the layering of images, materials, and media. In her video works, Vogt layers analog and digital technologies that encompass animated sequences of found and drawn imagery. The works suggest loose narratives which manifest through performances by other artists and friends. Vogt's invented characters often perform repetitive, quasi-ritualistic gestures with objects that are emblematic of their roles in the film or suggestive of the work's overall narrative.

Vogt’s work resists any fixed singular reading. The drawings combine elements of improvisation, note-taking, and visual puns. The objects and sculptural works
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A LECTURE BY ERIKA VOGT

Department of Art
Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS) presents
A Lecture by Erika Vogt
Monday, January 26, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Working in video, sculpture, drawing, and installation, Erika Vogt engages in a conceptual investigation of different image-making processes. This is formalized through the layering of images, materials, and media. In her video works, Vogt layers analog and digital technologies that encompass animated sequences of found and drawn imagery. The works suggest loose narratives which manifest through performances by other artists and friends. Vogt's invented characters often perform repetitive, quasi-ritualistic gestures with objects that are emblematic of their roles in the film or suggestive of the work's overall narrative.

Vogt’s work resists any fixed singular reading. The drawings combine elements of improvisation, note-taking, and visual puns. The objects and sculptural works
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MFA Graudate Applications for Fall 2017 Now Open

Call for Applications

MFA in Art (application deadline January 15)

MFA in Art with a Concentration in Critical & Curatorial Studies (application deadline March 1)

MFA in Art

The graduate program offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary study environment in the visual arts.  The program provides a thorough and intensive professional training for students wishing to pursue careers in the field of contemporary art, and emphasizes experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to art making, while also providing a solid grounding in various disciplinary mediums and post-studio practices.  Students undergo a rigorous course of study combining seminars, intensive critique courses, and independent study. The university is an unparalleled resource in all disciplines of research for artists to enhance their practice. Students may take advantage of the academic excellence UCI provides as a leading research university with
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