Visiting Artist Lecture Series
|Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00pm
Presented in the EDA, Broad Art Center, Room 1250
Highly regarded as both a leading practitioner of conceptualism and an influential educator at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles-based artist Charles Gaines is celebrated for his photographs, drawings, and works on paper that investigate how rules-based procedures construct order and meaning. Working serially in progressive and densely layered bodies of works, Gaines explores the interplay between objectivity and interpretation, the systematic and the poetic. Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989, organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem, and on view at the Hammer Museum through May 24 features his groundbreaking work which serves as a critical bridge between the first generation conceptualists of the 1960s and 1970s and those artists of later generations exploring the limits of subjectivity and language. It is the first museum survey of the early years of a career that now spans four decades. This lecture takes place on the UCLA campus in the Broad Art Center EDA.
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30pm
Presented at the Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater
Curator and author Russell Ferguson has organized numerous exhibitions, including The Undiscovered Country, Larry Johnson, Francis Alÿs, Wolfgang Tillmans, Patty Chang, and Christian Marclay, all at the Hammer Museum; and In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art, Liz Larner, and Douglas Gordon at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. With Kerry Brougher, he organized Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950 for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, and Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950 for The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Ferguson will discuss his upcoming Hammer exhibition, Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition. He is a professor in the UCLA Department of Art.
Admission is free
Parking is available in the Hammer's underground parking lot for $3 after 6:00 pm.
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