During the residencies, visiting artists, art critics, curators, and art historians from throughout the art world join the community and become active participants in the dialogues about art and art-making.
The Art Talks Lecture Series is sponsored by the MFA in Visual Arts program at Lesley University and Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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"I believe that art can change the world. I believe that art and freedom
are necessarily related. There are no facts to support these claims. Still,
I carry these beliefs formed decades ago. How do some beliefs remain
and what do I gain by believing? At risk of sounding ridiculous, I will
try to explain."
Gregg Bordowitz is an artist and writer. For the past three years,
Bordowitz turned his attention to performance. Bordowitz teaches in
the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he is on the faculty of the Whitney
Museum Independent Study Program. (Photo caption: Die Kaisergruft Vienna, 2008, Gregg Bordowitz)
"My work engages in the stuff of the world, in dialogue with media,
film, individuals and history. I don't appropriate cultural production,
I 'cover' it, like Tina Turner covers the Beatles 'Come Together'. My
work is a performance, a reenactment, a death ray meant to destroy
the space between myself and what is being represented."
Angela Dufresne's exhibitions include The Hammer Museum, LA,
(solo) as well as in The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, P.S. 1/
MoMA, Rose Art Museum, CRG and Monya Rowe Gallery in New
York and Sarah Lawrence College. In 2010 she curated a group
exhibition F**kHeads: Portraiture for the Silicone Enlightenment
for Kinkead Contemporary, LA. She lives and works in Brooklyn. (Photo caption: Hanna Schygulla Again Because There Can't Be Too Much of Her, 2012, Angela Defresne)
Over the course of his thirty-year career, Ken Lum has developed
a large and complex body of work that focuses on the complexity
of identity formation in both public and private realms. Lum has
investigated subjectivity within the parameters of the sign-form itself.
A primary theme of his work is the articulation of individuality within
the constraints of social, political, and economic encodement.
Born in 1956 in Vancouver, Canada, Lum has been exhibiting his
work since the late 1970s. He has worked through a variety of
media including public performances, sculptures, photographs,
paintings, and installations. He was recently appointed Director of the
Undergraduate Fine Arts program of the University of Pennsylvania. (Photo caption: The Space Between Scott and Plessy, Ken Lum)
Valeska Soares is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work often explores
the complex relationship between how we perceive, experience, and
record time, and how this plays out in our collective/individual memory.
Valeska Soares was born in Brazil and lives and works in Brooklyn, New
York. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Her
work is included in the collections of The Tate Modern, London, The
Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, The Hirshhorn Museum
and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., The Solomon Guggenheim
Museum, New York, Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Inhotim,
Brazil, and CAC, Centro De Arte Contemporánea, Malaga, Spain,
among many others. (Photo caption: Un-rest, 2010, Valeska Soares)
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