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Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Spring 2010

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Spring 2010 AMT Visiting Artists Lecture Series

Wednesdays at 3:15pm in Kellen Auditorium

66 Fifth Ave., Lobby


It is our pleasure to announce the Spring 2010 Visiting Artists Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design.

    The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor, Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, we aspire to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring. Professional Challenges. Amateur Solutions.
    Kalup Linzy is an American video and performance artist based in Brooklyn. Born in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South Florida in 2003.  He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and in 2005 received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. In 2007, he was named a Guggenheim fellow and in 2008 he received a Creative Capital Grant and a fellowship from the Jerome Foundation.  Linzy’s best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera.  Linzy performs most of the characters himself, many of them in drag.  Linzy’s work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
    Javier Tellez creates videos installations and films that combine documentary with fictionalized narratives. Collaborating with institutionalized patients living with mental illness to rewrite classic stories or invent their own, he creates what he calls a cinematic “passport to allow those outside to be inside,” thus renegotiating socio-cultural barriers. This approach to using art as a voice for the marginalized positions itself within the tradition of art therapy, though Téllez attempts to “cure” viewers of false assumptions, rather than the patients of their disorders.   Tellez was born in Venezuela and lives in New York. He attended the Whitney Independent Study Program.  His work has been selected for the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennale, as well as exhibitions at KW?Berlin, Manifesta, DeAppel (Amsterdam). He was recently awarded a DAAD Fellowship. He is represented by the Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich.
  • MARCH 3
    Huma Bhabha was born in Pakistan and lives in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and her MFA from Columbia University in 1989. She was awarded the 2008 Emerging Artist Award from the Aldrich Museum of Art. Her work appeared in After Nature, curated by Massimiliano Gioni at the New Museum, and in the Gwangju Biennial 2008, curated by Okwui Enwezor and she will be exhibiting in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, curated by Francesco Bonami. She has exhibited widely in North America and Europe. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The New York Public Library, The Saatchi Collection and the Collezione Maramotti.
  • MARCH 10
    Byron Kim received a B.A. from Yale and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986.  His painting installation “Synecdoche,” which depicts human skin color was included in the 1993 Whitney Biennial.  His solo museum exhibitions include “Matrix 125” at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford (1994), “Grey-Green” at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. (1996) as well as “Threshold” a survey of Kim’s work which was curated by Eugenie Tsai, originated at the Berkeley Art Museum in 2004 and toured internationally. Kim is represented in New York by Max Protetch and by pkm gallery in Seoul.  His awards include The Louise Nevelson Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1993), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1994), the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (1994), the National Endowment for the Arts Award (1995), the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1997), and the Alpert Award in the Arts (2008).
  • MARCH 24
    Lin and Lam: Inspired by a particular site, historical incident, or political issue, Lin + Lam’s work emerges from the interrelation between current events and residues of the past. Recent project have addressed the construction of national identities through propaganda and democratization, and the haunting of daily life by the specter of war, militarism, and socio-political inequities. Attentive to materiality, site, and the specificities of different medium, their collaboration integrates their individual strengths and backgrounds. Trained in architecture, H. Lan Thao Lam uses photography, sculpture, and installation to address social memories of time and place. Lana Lin’s interests extend from a tradition of critical cinema, raising questions about the inadequacies of translation and the politics of producing strangers. Their work has been exhibited at international venues including the New Museum, The Kitchen, and the Queens Museum, the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, China.
  • MARCH 31
    John Miller is an artist, writer and teacher based in New York and Berlin.  In the January 2010 issue of Artforum he is described as “an artist and critic whose work continually unpacks the claims of the day’s prevailing artistic approaches—to say nothing of the seemingly inexhaustible detritus of culture at large.”  A survey of his work will be featured at the Kunsthalle Zurich in August 2009.  A collection of his criticism, The Price Club: Selected Writings, 1977 – 1996, was co-published by JRP Editions and the Consortium in 2000.  Miller is currently an Associate Professor in Barnard College’s Art History Department. He is represented by Metro Pictures in New York.
  • APRIL 7
    Martha Wilson’s first performances were for an audience of one – her Pentax camera. Wilson commenced working as an artist in 1971 while teaching English Grammar at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She moved to New York in 1974, performing for real audiences at the Whitney Museum; the Kitchen, Hallwalls, P.S. 1 and then with the all-female DISBAND, whose members could not play any instruments, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; LACE; and Spazio Zero in Florence, Italy. DISBAND disbanded in 1982. Wilson continued to perform in her band character, Alexander M. Plague, Jr. Wilson subsequently became focused on changing the world in whatever small way possible through political satire. Wilson first performed as Nancy Reagan in 1984 for Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America. After Nancy lost her reelection bid, Wilson took on Barbara Bush. Presently, Martha Wilson is impersonating Tipper Gore, although she occasionally regresses to Barbara.
  • APRIL 14
    Sara VanDerBeek was born in 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union in 1998. Her work is currently included in New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Reach of Realism at MoCa North Miami, and Amazement Park at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs. She has had solo exhibitions at D’Amelio Terras, New York (2006) and The Approach, London (2008). She will have a solo exhibitions at D’Amelio Terras and at Altman-Siegel Gallery in San Francisco this year. From 2001-2005 she was an arts educator with DreamYard, a non-profit arts education organization working within public schools throughout the Bronx. In 2003 Sara VanDerBeek founded and operated Guild & Greyshkul, an artist-run gallery in New York that was in operation until 2009. For the last four years she has acted as Vice President of the New Art Dealers Alliance. VanDerBeek lives and works in New York City.
  • APRIL 21
    Kurt Kauper received a B.F.A. from Boston University in 1988 and an M.F.A. in painting from UCLA in 1995. He has had solo shows at ACME Gallery in Los Angeles, and Deitch Projects in New York City. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions both in the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Pompidou Center in Paris, the Kunsthalle Vienna, and the Stedelijk Museum in Gent. He has received numerous awards, including grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Tiffany Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Oakland Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery. He is a Professor of Art at Queens College, CUNY. Kurt Kauper’s paintings have, for the past ten years, been images of familiar cultural icons—Opera Divas, Cary Grant, and hockey players—seen in a variety of unfamiliar ways.
  • APRIL 28
    Hank Willis Thomas received an MFA from California College of the Arts, as well as in Visual Criticism. He also received a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Photography and Africana Studies. Hank Thomas is the winner of the first ever Aperture West Book Prize for his monograph Pitch Blackness (November, 2008). His work was featured in the 30 Americans exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. He has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Studio Museum in Harlem; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Wadsworth Atheneum; Artists Space, New York; Leica Gallery, New York; Texas Woman’s University; Oakland Museum of California; Smithsonian; Anacostia Museum; Washington, D.C.; and National Portrait Gallery. His work is currently on view at The High Museum, Atlanta and Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Thomas is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York and Charles Guice Contemporary in California.
  • MAY 5
    Marlene McCarty is a visual artist who works across media in New York City and Europe. In April 2008 the Sikkema Jenkins and Co. Gallery in New York hosted a one person exhibition called Candy. Cry. Stinker Hug. That same year she was a participant in the Busan Biennale, “Expenditure” and the North Miami MOCA exhibition, “Dark Continents.” 2006 – 2007 her work was seen at Museum Ludwig’s exhibition The Eighth Square (Cologne, Germany), in the Schirn Kunsthalle’s exhibition, Die Jugend von Heute (Frankfurt, Germany), in the “Between 2 Deaths” exhibition at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany) as well as in “Silicone Valley” at P.S.1 (New York). McCarty was an American representative to the Istanbul Biennial for 2003. She has received fellowships from The Pollack_Krasner and Guggenheim Foundations. In the late 1980’s McCarty was a member of Gran Fury, the AIDS activist collective. In 1989, she founded Bureau, a company that produces art, film titles, political work, and brand identities.
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