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April 9, 2007

Art Department begins new Visiting Artist Program

The UCSC Art Department has announced a new Visiting Artist Program that will include a lecture series course titled Issues and Artists (80V) this spring quarter.

Photo of Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is among the visiting artists who will be at UCSC this spring.

Issues and Artists will focus on key issues in contemporary art, art theory, and curatorial practice. The course will consist of a weekly series of lectures designed to familiarize students with the theories and practices surrounding current and shifting topics of interest in the larger art world. These lectures are free and open to the public and will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Media Theater.

Spring 2007 visiting artist lecture schedule:

April 10: Terri Cohn on postmodernism and recent exhibition practices

April 12: Joel Slayton and Geri Wittig on C5: New initiatives

April 19: Barbara Benish on non-hierarchical creative practices

April 26: Fred Wilson on revealing the frame

May 3: Sergio De La Torre on diaspora and identity politics

May 10: Daniell Cornell on seeing through contemporary art

May 15: Joyce Brodsky on globalism & transnationalism

May 24: John Weber on thinking spatially

May 31: Pepón Osorio

Lectures are sponsored by the UCSC Art Department, the Center for Art and Visual Studies “Museum without Walls” project, and the Arts Research Institute. For more information, contact Shelby Graham at, (831) 459-3606, or go to:

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