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Pitzer College Art Galleries and LACE invite you to the Exhibition Publication Launch of Juan Downey: Radiant Nature

Sunday, December 3, 2917, 1–4 p.m.
Doing Things Together: Presentation by Grant Wahlquist 2–3 p.m.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Grant Wahlquist will present a short talk and exhibition walk through focused on Juan Downey’s collaborations with dancers and choreographers. In these performances and videos, Downey was one of the first to use live-feed video as a choreographic tool or actor. Wahlquist will address the difficulty of researching what were often inherently ephemeral events as well as their unique place in the history of the intersections between dance and visual art.

Grant Wahlquist is a critic, gallerist, and attorney based in Portland and Vinalhaven, Maine. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. A Southern California native, he formerly worked at the Orange County Museum of Art, where he assisted with the 2008 and 2010 California Biennials and exhibitions of the work of Peter Saul and Richard Diebenkorn. His writing has appeared in catalogues published by the Orange County Museum of Art and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, including the catalogue for Juan Downey: Radiant Nature. He has also published reviews and essays in publications in the U.S. and internationally, such as FrogAspect: the Chronicle of New Media ArtArt Ltd, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, and the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal.

We hope you’ll join us for the final day of the exhibition for a Chilean wine reception.

About the Publication:

This beautiful hardcover book, which accompanies the exhibition of the same name, explores the early work of Chilean artist, Juan Downey (1940-93), made between 1967-75. In contrast to previous exhibitions on Downey’s work, this publication focuses on three early bodies of work—Electronic Sculptures, Happenings and Performances, and Life-Cycle Installations. The publication includes an introduction by exhibition co-curators Robert Crouch and Ciara Ennis, as well as essays by Bill Anthes, Ciara Ennis, Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Julieta González, and Grant Walquist. Also included is a special interview: Marilys Downey in conversation with Stuart Comer.

This program is free and open to the public.

Both the catalogue and the exhibition Juan Downey: Radiant Nature are part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin America and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.

Pitzer College Art Galleries and LACE present a symposium:
Inside the Robot: Reconsidering Cybernetics after Juan Downey

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College
1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

In conjunction with the exhibition Juan Downey: Radiant Nature, part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, Inside the Robot: Reconsidering Cybernetics after Juan Downey traces the various strands of Chilean artist Juan Downey’s practice through the lens of second-order cybernetics as evidenced in Downey’s Electric Sculptures, Happenings and Performances, and Life Cycle Installations. This symposium will present a series of challenging and diverse viewpoints on the subject of cybernetics as defined by systems of interaction between the human, non-human, machinic, and digital entities. More information about the Symposium.

Distance In/Formation (2016), production stills. Photo: Johanna Breiding

In conjunction with the exhibition Distance In/Formation: Johanna Breiding, Rebecca Bruno, Yann Novak, and Willy Souly, artists Johanna Breiding and Rebecca Bruno will discuss their work.

Wednesday, March 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Atherton Hall, Pitzer College

Johanna Breiding is a Los Angles-based photographer, video and installation artist who locates her work within the intersection of analog and digital technologies to emphasize voice, movement and experiential pathos.

Rebecca Bruno is a dance artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her works address our perception of time, space and relatedness through the body in performance, installation and dance for the stage.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jessica McCoy, Compositional Study for Room (2016), Collage

Art Talk: Please join Pitzer College’s art professors Tim Berg, Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak and Jessica McCoy for a discussion about their artwork.

Wednesday, March 1, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Greg Sholette - Delrium and Resistance Book Cover

The Annual Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture

Greg Sholette

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.

George C.S. Benson Auditorium
Pitzer College

Join artist, writer and activist Greg Sholette for a discussion of his forthcoming book, Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism. In the wake of the 2016 US election, Brexit and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, Sholette contends that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism are now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. Delirium and Resistance provides a firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in a neoliberal society.

Greg Sholette is an associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is an associate professor at the City University of New York. The author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette is a founding member of numerous art collectives, including Political Art Documentation/Distribution.

This lecture is free and open to the public. A public reception and book signing will follow immediately after the lecture. Sholette’s book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (Marxism and Culture), will be available for purchase and limited on a first come, first serve basis. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Tim Berg, Detail view of Worth Its Weight (rabbit’s foot) (2014), Paper, plastic.

Art Talk: Please join Bill Anthes, professor of art and co-curator of the Faculty Art Show in conversation with Paul Faulstich, professor of environmental analysis.

Friday, February 17, 2917 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

This event is free and open to the public.

Artwork from the exhibit Far from Indochine

Far from Indochine
Panel Discussion: Modernism: Western Fantasies of the Orient
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Broad Center Performance Space, Broad Center

Panelists: John Tain, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute; Wendy Cheng, Assistant Professor, American Studies, Scripps College; Viet Le, Artist and Professor, California College of the Arts; and Dewey Ambrosino, Artist and Professor, CalArts and Art Center College of Art and Design.

Generous funding provided by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.

Cannon Bernaldez - Untitled (Diablo)

Cannon Bernáldez
Exhibition walk-through with curator Jesse Lerner

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Atherton Hall

Artwork from the exhibit Far from Indochine

Far from Indochine
Lecture by Guest Curator Chương-Đài Võ
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Room 210, Broad Hall

Artwork from the exhibit Far from Indochine

Far from Indochine
Artist Lecture: “Site and the Imaginary”
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Broad Center Performance Space, Broad Center

Patty Chang and David Kelley join us to discuss their collaborative video work Route 3, which is currently on view at the Pitzer College Art Galleries in the Far from Indochine exhibition, and a selection of other projects. While the pair work across a wide range of mediums and disciplines, from sculpture, drawing and photography to film, performance and new media, at the core of their collaboration is the intersection of site and the imaginary.

Route 3 is their recent video about a newly completed highway in rural Laos. Connecting China to Thailand through the former Golden Triangle, the new highway has accelerated Chinese development of Lao agricultural and gambling industries, and the migration of rural Lao minority populations to the growing roadside towns. The video considers the enigmatic changes in the visual landscape through performance and sculpture.

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Panel Discussion: “Public Art, Identity, and Space” with Tony Crowley, Jessica McCoy (Pitzer College), Frances Pohl (Pomona College), and documentarian Tad Nakamura
Monday, October 3, 2016, 11-12:15
CCL Founders Room, Honnold-Mudd Library

co-sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library and the Pitzer College Art Galleries

Lucy Lippard

The Annual Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series
Lucy Lippard
Critical Landscape Photography: Beauty or the Beast?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

Since 1966, Lucy Lippard has published 23 books on contemporary art and cultural studies, including Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990), Partial Recall: Photographs of Native North Americans (1992), The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society (1997), Down Country: The Tano of the Galisteo Basin 1250-1782 (2010), and most recently, Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West (2014). She is co-founder of various artists’ groups including the Art Workers Coalition, The Heresies Collective, Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D), Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, and the guerrilla performance groups Outside Agitators and Damage Control. Lippard has received numerous grants including the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation and Creative Capital, as well as nine honorary doctorates in fine arts. She has curated some 50 shows, often in non-traditional venues, and once made feminist comics starring Polly Tickle. Lippard has lived in Galisteo, New Mexico for 23 years and is active in community planning and other local issues.

Photo: Claremont Colleges Memorial Infirmary (c. 1931)

The Literal Animal: Jessica Rath and Dana Sherwood in conversation
Moderated by Bill Anthes, Professor, Art Field Group, Pitzer College

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Broad Performance Space, Broad Center, Pitzer College

Photo: Claremont Colleges Memorial Infirmary (c. 1931)

The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard: Mark Dion, Jessica Rath, Dana Sherwood
January 23 – March 31, 2016

Artist Lecture
Mark Dion: The Wonder Workshop, Jellyfish and Sleeping Bears

Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m., prior to exhibition reception
Broad Performance Space, Broad Center, Pitzer College

cris-lawVocal Performance by Cris Law
Saturday, January 23 at 4 p.m.
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

 

Horizontal (2012); 12 by 16 inches; oil on linen

Liat Yossifor: Time Turning Paint
September 12-December 11, 2015

Panel Discussion: The Politics of Painting
Wednesday, September 30, 4:15 p.m.
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College
Panelists: Artists Liat Yossifor and Nery Gabriel Lemus, with Kevin Appel, UC Irvine professor of art and Joanna Roche, Cal State Fullerton professor of art history. Moderated by Christopher Michno, writer, critic and independent curator.
This panel discussion is generously supported by the Frederick J. Salathé Fund for Music and the Cultural Arts.

Artist Lecture: Artists Liat Yossifor and Iva Gueorguieva in conversation with David Pagel, critic, curator and professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University
Wednesday, November 11, 4:15 p.m.
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

Kang Seung Lee: Untitled (Artspeak?)
September 12-December 11, 2015

Artist Lecture
Kang Seung Lee in conversation with Leslie Dick, artist, writer and faculty at California Institute of the Arts
Wednesday, October 28, 4:15 p.m.
Room Q116, West Hall, Pitzer College

Steve Roden …I listen to the wind that obliterates my traces: Music in Vernacular Photographs, 1880-1955 (2011) Found photograph, Dimensions variable

Wunderkammer
January 24–March 26, 2015

Panel Discussion: Wunderkammer: the Past as a Radical Model for the Future
Thursday, February 19 at 2 p.m.
Broad Center Performance Space, Pitzer College
Panelists: Artists Joshua Callaghan, Clare Graham (MorYork) and Alice Könitz, with Carina Johnson, Pitzer College professor of history and Rachel Mayeri, Harvey Mudd College associate professor of media studies. Moderated by Ciara Ennis, director/curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries

Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Incubation), 2014

Emerging Artist Series #9
Jenny Yurshansky: Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory

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Dr. Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist, Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University and Adjunct Associaate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
FMI: http://www.rsabg.org/research?catid=147:articles&id=639:research-seminar-series

Amitis Motevalli Confiscated Portrait of the Artist as a Young Rebel (2005/2010) Digital C-print Dimensions variable

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Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

George C.S. Benson Auditorium
In conjunction with the exhibition, Claudia Rankine will discuss her book Racial Imaginary with co-editors, Beth Loffreda and Max King Cap.

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Kallick Gallery, West Hall
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Detail, Black Flag Macramé (2013); Plexiglass mirror, aluminum rod, macramé rope, raku ceramic bead

Sleep to Dream
Site-specific installation by Martin Durazo ’90
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Closing reception and catalogue launch of Martin Durazo’s Sleep to Dream exhibition:
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2–4 p.m.
Lenzner Family Art Gallery

Edward Sampson, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, holds two bumper stickers: “International Days of Protest Vietnam Day Committee, Oct. 15–16” and “Stop the War Machine.” Taken September 16, 1965 in his office.

Arthur Dubinsky: The Life and Times of Pitzer College
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Panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition and catalogue launch:
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Founders Room, McConnell Center

Panelists:
Lew Ellenhorn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Pitzer College
Paul Faulstich, Professor of Environmental Studies at Pitzer College
Char Miller, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director, Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College
Sheryl Miller, Professor of Anthropology at Pitzer College
Lance Neckar, Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director, Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College

Moderated by Stuart McConnell, Professor of History at Pitzer College

Anonymous demanding justice for a teen raped by members of the high school football team, Steubenville, OH, 2013. Photo: Andrea Bowers

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ONE EXHIBITION IN TWO PARTS
Pitzer College Art Galleries
January 21-March 28, 2014

Pomona College Museum of Art

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LECTURE: MARIA ELENA BUSZEK
Wednesday, March 12, 4:15 pm
George C.S. Benson Auditorium

Zanele Muholi | Faces and Phases, 2006-present; Silver gelatin prints, 20 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg.

GLYPHS: ACTS OF INSCRIPTION
Curated by Renée Mussai and Ruti Talmor
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ARTIST LECTURE: CARRIE MAE WEEMS | STANDING IN THE SHADOWS
The Murray Pepper & Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
George C.S. Benson Auditorium

SYMPOSIUM I ACTS OF INSCRIPTION
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Friday, September 20, 2013 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
George C.S. Benson Auditorium

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Friday, September 20, 2013, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
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L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, Room 111
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Martha Wilson
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Barbara Bush on LA><ART by Martha Wilson
Pitzer College Art Galleries in collaboration with LA><ART
2640 S. La Cienega
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Broad Center Performance Space, Pitzer College

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Pitzer College Art Galleries in collaboration with Otis Public Practice at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica
1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Image: Untitled (2012); Mixed media; Dimension variable; Courtesy of the artist

Emerging Artist Series #7: Tannaz Farsi: Crowd Control
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Artist Lecture: Monday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m. in Lenzner Family Art Gallery

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Performance: Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
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Artist lecture: Tuesday, October 16 at 2:45 p.m.
George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

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Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College

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Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College

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Matthew R. Ohm: Vanitas
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Artist Lecture:
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Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Pitzer College

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Lebus Court 113, Pomona College

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Thursday, February 24, 3:30 p.m.
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Broad Performance Space, Broad Center, Pitzer College
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Broad Performance Space, Broad Center, Pitzer College
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