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JOE SOLA -- Grin and Bear It: Joe Sola's Performance Work

Feb. 11, 2010 6 pm
UCI Studio Art Bldg. room 160

Joe Sola's most recent exhibitions are: Hard Targets: Masculinity and Sport at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2008-9.  He is represented by Happy Lion gallery in Los Angeles, Blackston Gallery in New York City, and Hilary Crisp in London.

CONSTANZE RUHM -- In an Act, There Is No After: On the Project Series X
Feb, 25, 2010 6 pm
Orange County Museum of Art Auditorium

Constance Ruhm focuses on contemporary forms of an art practice established around the relation of cinema and New Media with an emphasis on notions of identity, representation and (feminist) film theory.  Ruhm will have a solo exhibition at Engholm Engelhorn Gallery Vienna this year.

KERRY TRIBE -- Image an Amnesia: Recent Work By Kerry Tribe
Mar. 4, 2010 6


In an Act there Is No After: On the Project Series X Characters

Constanze Ruhm
UC Irvine UAG / Room Gallery and Orange County Museum  of Art Presents:
The artist will speak after the screening.
Feb. 25, 2010 at 6 pm  in the OCMA Auditorium
"In film noir, there is a proliferation of point-of-views and a struggle within the text for one viewpoint to gain hegemony. For the image of women in these films, this may have a number of different implications." (Women and Film Noir, E. Ann Kaplan)
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Saturday, February 6th, 2010
Admission is free

2692 South La Cienega Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA

Matthew Bakkom was born in Minneapolis in 1968. Starting in the early 1990s, working as a visual artist in North America and Europe, he has participated in exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Queens Museum of Art, New York. Bakkom has received awards of support from the Jerome Foundation, Bush Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Paris. The creative interpretation of archives often serves as the basis for his work.

Bennett Simpson is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, where he recently co-curated the exhibitions Collecting


MARK HOSLER : ADVENTURES IN ILLEGAL ART: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland

Lecture / Performance by Mark Hosler
February 4th, 2010
McCormick Screening Room
Humanities Gateway Building, Room 1070
Reception:  6:00PM
Performance:  7:30PM
Admission is free and open to the public.

In this 90-minute presentation (followed by Q&A) Mark Hosler presents a video and story-telling performance about the work of Negativland, made in collaboration with a number of experimental filmmakers. Hosler, a founding member of the group, illustrates the many creative projects, hoaxes, pranks. and "culture jamming" characteristic of Negativland's work. The presentation covers issues of media-literacy, creative and humorous anti-corporate art/activism, the role of advertising and corporate power in our lives, intellectual property issues, and the evolution of art, law and resistance in a media saturated multi-national world. None of the short films shown will ever be seen on TV and much of it is visually in the same

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Penelope Umbrico | Pushing the Lens | Visiting Artist Lecture

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Art Studio, Building 722
Room 165

Pushing the Lens: Conceptual Practices in Photography

Penelope Umbrico's work is as much a study of photography as it is photography. She looks for images in the public realm that depict ideas of beauty, status, intimacy and love - specifically those images that elicit desire. The focus is on publicly accessible often corporate, or corporate-sponsored "private" spaces promoting idealized life-styles. Through re-photographing, scan, and screen-capture, Umbrico selects details in the images that point to a deflation or rupture in the idealized fictions. Collecting, compiling, de-contextualizing and re-contextualizing this material, makes Umbrico a 21st Century archivist, and through her re-appropriation of the imagery the viewer is confronted with a new perceived value, meaning and function. She has had solo and

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VIDEO DADA | An exhibition and project by Martha Gever

January 7- February 6, 2010
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 7, 6-9 pm
University Art Gallery

VIDEO DADA: No repeat of history, not neo-Dada, but still wreaking havoc with conventional parameters of art.  Nowadays inventive, intelligent, and aesthetically sophisticated videos can be seen far afield, outside traditional art venues like museums and galleries.  And artists circulate their videos on a much wider scale than that achieved by any television network.  VIDEO DADA asks how these changes complicate the conceptual and aesthetic contours of art. The exhibition features 300 plus videos -- playing on eight screens -- by individual artists and art collectives that circulate in the hurly-burly multiverse of the internet.  Some serious, some humorous, and some both at once, these works exercise manifold strategies: absurd drama, wry animation, politically astute collage, wild performance, and uncategorizable others.  Some play with music; some

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A solo project by Constanze Ruhm
Opening Reception Thursday, January 7, 6-9 pm | ROOM GALLERY
January 7- February 6, 2010

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The UAG / Room Gallery proudly launches its Critical Aesthetics Line, an exhibition series showcasing internationally renowned art works by mid career artists.  This year's selection is Constanze Ruhm's X Love Scenes / Pearls without a String, which will be shown in Room Gallery.  Constanze Ruhm lives and works in Vienna.

What would it mean to stage a love scene in film that would extend to a love scene in life?  It's a question of image before experience or, more precisely, a question of experience inextricably bound up with image.  This is what X Love Scenes, a multi-channel video installation, explores.  Edison's famous May Irwin Kiss from 1896, a quintessential trope of cinema


Thursday, November 12th, 5:00PM at the UAG Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein Lecture

University Art Gallery / Department of Studio Art presents:

Dr. Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

Presentation and Conversation around her recent inquiry:

The Body and its Double:
Artaud's "Horizontal Body"
as an ambivalent anticipation
of an idealized sketch of the body
in post-feminist performance art

Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein is a Professor of Fine Arts at the
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.  Felicitas participates in the
journal ART & RESEARCH: A Journal of Ideas, Contexts and Methods,
and recently edited the publications From a Cartographic Glance
to Synchronistic Experience, Vienna September 2009 and
Synchronicity,  Cologne 2009.

In addition to her appointment as Commissioner of the Austrian
contribution to the 11th Cairo Biennale, she has lectured
and curated numerous programs and exhibitions internationally.

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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)

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

Thursday, November 19, 2009
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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