Lecture Collection | MFA in Visual Arts

Ora Sawyers

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Kenneth Tam, Tuesday, September 27, 8pm ET
Kenneth Tam operates in video, sculpture, set up, and pictures, and helps make operate about the effectiveness of masculinity, physical intimacy, and private ritual. Tam’s work reimagines areas and social customs for male bodies in buy to reveal susceptible moments that can exist between guys. Drawing inspiration from US record, and centuries of discriminatory tactics and illustration of the Asian male in media and cinema, Tam reflects upon the entangled histories of Westward enlargement and immigration in the U.S. by operating collaboratively with modern day topics of the Asian Diaspora. Tam is a Lecturer at Princeton College, college at Bard’s MFA program, and was a short while ago a Viewing Lecturer at Harvard University. Tam lives and is effective in Queens, NY.

Alex Paik, Thursday, Oct 27, 8pm ET
Alex Paik is an artist living and functioning in Los Angeles. His modular, paper-dependent wall installations examine the mutability and interconnectedness of kinds and constructions. He has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, with noteworthy solo assignments at Praxis New York, Artwork on Paper 2016, and Gallery Joe. His function has also been featured in group exhibitions at BravinLee Plans, Ruschman Gallery, and MONO Observe, amid other folks. Paik is Founder and Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-income network of artist-operate areas and organizes Correspondence Archive, an on the net collection of conversations in between racialized artists. Paik life and will work in LA.

Lisa Dent, Thursday, November 17, 8pm ET
Lisa Dent has expended many years training and curating in the artwork environment, particularly in and throughout present-day artwork with an solution to use the arts as a lens as a result of which to check out political, social, and economic histories. She gained her Bachelor of Fantastic Arts from Howard College in 1992, followed by curatorial and graduate research at the Whitney Museum of American Artwork, Bard Graduate Middle, and at the Tisch University of the Arts at New York College. Dent has worked at the Whitney Museum, San Francisco Opera, and Columbus Museum of Art amongst other companies, and spent time functioning her possess gallery in the San Francisco area from 2004 to 2008. She is the at the moment the Government Director of Artspace New Haven.

Dawit L. Petros, Thursday, December 15
Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist, researcher and educator. His function is knowledgeable by reports of global modernisms, theories of diaspora, and postcolonial experiments. Petros is an Eritrean emigrant who put in formative many years in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Kenya right before settling in central Canada. The overlapping cultures, voices, and tenets of this constellation produced a dispersed consciousness, international and transnational in stance and outlook. His will work aim for an introspective and textured evaluation of the historic factors that manufactured these migratory problems. Petros received an MFA in Visual Artwork from the Faculty of the Museum of Fantastic Arts, Boston and Tufts College and he’s at present an Assistant Professor in the Office of Images at The University of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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