2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

  • 2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Presented by the UCI Department of Art with Partners Rhizome and LAXART

Talks will be held in person and live streamed.
2220 Arts + Archive, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Please follow the external link for more info.

The Department of Art presents the Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS), presented by the UCI Department of Art, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts with Partners Rhizome and LAXART. The annual series, organized by graduate students in Art, invites artists, scholars, curators, critics, gallerists and writers to give public lectures and conduct studio visits with students relevant to graduate students' research and practice. The series is presented in a colloquium setting where students engage in in-depth discussions with the visiting artists and scholars.

Events

Zoom/streaming links will be available through the following link the day of the talk.

Cauleen Smith and Romi Crawford In Conversation
Jan. 20 | 4:30 p.m. PST | Virtual Event Only
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Co-sponsored by the Visual Art Department & UCI Illuminations

Arthur Jafa and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa In Conversation
March 10 | 7 p.m. PST | In-Person and Live Streamed
A joint event of VALS and LAXART
This talk will be held in person and live streamed.
2220 Arts + Archive, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

More talks to be announced.

This year VALS is Presented by the UCI Department of Art with Partners Rhizome and LAXART.
This series is made in part thanks to support from UCI Illuminations.
Learn more about the events at the UCI Illuminations website.

Follow the series on the VALS Instagram page.


About the Artists

Cauleen Smith is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Smith was raised in Sacramento, California and lives in Los Angeles. Smith is currently Art Program faculty at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Romi Crawford, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She regularly writes on contemporary art and is co-author of The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago and editor of Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect. In 2021 she initiated the Blacks Art Movement School Modality. 

Arthur Jafa is an artist, filmmaker and cinematographer. Across three decades, Jafa has developed a dynamic practice comprising films, artefacts and happenings that reference and question the universal and specific articulations of Black being. Underscoring the many facets of Jafa’s practice is a recurring question: how can visual media, such as objects, static and moving images, transmit the equivalent “power, beauty and alienation” embedded within forms of Black music in US culture?

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is an artist, an arts writer, and Graduate Program Director of the photography MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is on view in the exhibition Greater New York 2021, MoMA PS1, and his most recent book, Dark Mirrors, was released by MACK in Winter 2021.

VALS is presented with generous support from The Claire Trevor Society and CTSA Dean's Fund for Excellence.

Dates: 
January 20, 2022 - 4:30 pm
Venue: