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Lacan In The Americas: A Roundtable

Roberto Jacoby is an Argentine artist whose artwork in the 1960s defined a branch of "new media" conceptual art, one informed by the writings of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, a full decade before such aesthetic experiments were made in the Northern Hemisphere.  During Jacoby's hiatus from the art world in the 1980s, he was the lyricist for the Argentine new wave band "Virus."  In 1968: el culo te abrocho Jacoby superimposes those lyrics upon digital reprints of archival documents related to his activities at the Instituto Di Tella.  Taken together, the political posters and lyrical texts provoke us to reflect upon the utopian, poetic hopes that characterized the global cultural revolution of the 1960s and to ask what that legacy might mean to us now.

Featured speakers are:
Catherine Benamou (Director, Film and Video Center)
Julia Bryan-Wilson (Director, Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies)
Juli Carson (Director, University Art Gallery)
Catherine


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Ken Gonzales-Day | Pushing the Lens | Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, November 19, 2009
2:00PM
Studio Four, Building 725
Room 101

Pushing the Lens: Conceptual Practices in Photography

Ken Gonzales-Day is known for his acclaimed series of photographs, Hang
Trees and Erased Lynching, both of which address historical erasure and its
relationship to photography.  In both sets of photographs the body is
implied through its absence. Gonzales-Day's work additionally demonstrates a
continued interest in the nature of western landscape photography.

Fellowships include the Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP and the Getty
Research Institute in Los Angeles.  He has had solo exhibitions at Palais de
Tokyo, Paris and LAXART, Los Angeles and has participated in group
exhibitions at LACMA, the Generali Foundation in Vienna and FotoLatina,
Museo de las Artes, in Mexico City;

Ken Gonzales-Day received his MFA from


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Cindy Bernard | Pushing the Lens | Visiting Artist Lecture

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
1:00PM
Sculpture Studio, Building 720
2nd Floor, Nixon Theater

Pushing the Lens: Conceptual Practices in Photography

Cindy Bernard is known for photographs and projections that explore the relationship between cinema, memory, and landscape including the widely exhibited series Ask the Dust. In addition to her visual practice, Bernard is creator of the experimental music series sound. as well as the founder of The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS). Taking an active interest in instigating social exchange, Bernard founded SASSAS out of the need for a small sustainable organization dedicated to experimental music in Los Angeles. As director of SASSAS, Bernard has produced concerts and sound events at the historic Schindler House in West Hollywood as well as at REDCAT and the Ford Amphitheatre working with artists such as Glenn Branca, Harold Budd


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David Thorne | Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, May 14, 2009
4:00PM
Art Studio, Room 160

Julia Meltzer and David Thorne produce videos, photographs, installations, and published texts. From 1999 to 2003, their projects centered on secrecy, history, and memory. Current works focus on the ways in which visions of the future are imagined, claimed, and realized or relinquished, specifically in relation to faith and global politics.

Recent projects have been exhibited at the Walraff-Richartz Museum (Köln), Argos Center for Art and Media (Brussels), the Wexner Center (Columbus, Ohio), the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 California Biennial, Akbank Sanat Gallery (Istanbul), Apex Art (New York), and as part of the Hayward Gallery's (London) travelling exhibition program. Video work has been screened at Homeworks IV (Beirut), the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Video Festival, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, among many


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Set Pieces | 2009 MFA Thesis Show

Set Pieces
2009 MFA Thesis Show, Part 2
Studio Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

May 14-29

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 14, 6-9PM

Performance by Marcus Civin
May 14, 7 & 8PM
May 21, 12:00PM

Admission is Free

Featuring the MFA Thesis Candidates:
Marcus Civin
Laurel Frank
Jen Smith
Sean Sullivan
Grant Vetter
Maya Weimer

University Art Gallery + Room Gallery
Blg. 712


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86 Everybody! | 2009 MFA Thesis Show

86 Everybody!
2009 MFA Thesis Show, Part 1
Studio Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

April 23-May 8

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 23, 6:00-9:00p.m.

Admission is Free

MFA Thesis Candidates:
Arielle Bivas
kate hers
Dong Hoon Jun
Jared Nielsen
Morgan Wells

University Art Gallery + Room Gallery
Bldg. 712 & 727
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 12-5p.m.
tel 949-824-9854
gallery@uci.edu


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Anya Gallaccio - Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 30, 2009
6:00PM
Art Studio, Room 160

Anya Gallaccio creates site-specific installations, often using organic materials as her medium. Past projects have included arranging a ton of oranges on a floor, placing a thirty-two ton block of ice in a boiler room, and painting a wall with chocolate. The nature of these materials results in natural processes of transformation and decay, often with unpredictable results. Gallaccio has stated, "I see my works as being a performance and a collaboration... There is an unpredictability in the materials and collaborations I get involved in. Making a piece of work becomes about chance - not just imposing will on something, but acknowledging its inherent qualities."

Gallaccio attended Kingston Polytechnic and Goldsmiths' College at the University of London, and now lives and works in London. Gallaccio has exhibited extensively, including recent solo exhibitions at the Tate Britain and at Ikon


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Tony Cokes - Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 16, 2009
6:00PM
Humanities Hall, Room 254

Tony Cokes is a post-conceptualist whose practice foregrounds social critique. His video, installation, and sound works recontextualize appropriated materials to reflect upon our production as subjects under capital. His recent projects often take the form of text animations with sound functioning as a constitutive, intertextual element, complicating the visual.

Cokes is a Professor in Media Production, Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, Providence, RI. For the 2008-9 academic year he is a Resident Scholar / Artist-in-Residence at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Cokes' works have appeared in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, and La Cinémathèque Française, Paris. His numerous media festival


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Patrick Hill - Visiting Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 9, 2009
6:00PM
Humanities Hall, Room 254

Employing the language of abstract sculpture, Patrick Hill creates highly referential, narrative constructions contrasting hard, architectural elements with soft, supple materials. This deliberate juxtaposition of materials serves to suggest distasteful aspects of the physicality of the human body and invites the viewer into difficult dialogues with the work.

Patrick Hill was born in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1972 and now lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has recently been exhibited at The Approach, London and Bortolami Gallery, New York. he was included in the 2008 Biennial Exhibition at Whitney Museum of American Art.


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Provocations

Provocations
2009 Studio Art Undergraduate Exhibition
Curated by Sarah Bancroft, Orange County Museum of Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

April 2-17

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Admission is free

Featuring the artists:
Mitch Esaki
Pamela-Joy Fong
David Gutierrez
Anita Issagholyan
Mena Kamel
Daniel Kim
Maria Korol
John O'Brien
Vy Pham
Conan Thai
Jayson Ward
Elizabeth Watkins

University Art Gallery
Bldg. 712
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m.
tel 949-824-9854
gallery@uci.edu


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