Visiting Artist Lecture Series
|Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00pm
Presented in the EDA, Broad Art Center, Room 1250
Charles Gaines is an American artist whose work interrogates the discourse relating aesthetics and politics. Taking the form of drawings, photographic series and video installations, the work consistently invokes the use of systems as generative part of the artist's practice. His work is rooted in Conceptual Art and he is committed to its tenets of engaging cognition and language. There is a strong musical thread running through much of Gaines' work evident in his engagement with the idea of indeterminacy as per John Cage.
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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