Artist Talk: Nick Mauss
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Society of Contemporary Art New York-based artist Nick Mauss offered a talk on his diverse artistic practice. Avoiding didactic subjects in favor of creating a dream-like world of intricate marks and motifs, the artist is primarily known as a skilled draftsman. Mauss has developed an overarching, fluid sensibility that extends beyond two-dimensional media. For a New ...
Artist Talk: Jennie C. Jones
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Society of Contemporary Art Brooklyn-based artist Jennie C. Jones gave a lecture on several of her current projects. Jones creates paintings, sculptures, sound art, and works on paper that fuse Minimalism’s self-contained forms with avant-garde music, especially experimental jazz and recordings by African American composers. She explains, “I attempt a merger of art his...
Artist Talk: Samson Young
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Society of Contemporary Art Hong-Kong-based sound and multimedia artist Samson Young discussed his ongoing project For Whom The Bell Tolls: A Journey Into the Sonic History of Conflict, the result of a sixty-day journey spanning five continents. Whether from an old tower in London or across the quad of a university campus in South Carolina, bells have traditionally called...
Artist Talk: “Date with an Update—Current See” by Karl Wirsum
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Society of Contemporary Art Chicago-based Karl Wirsum gave a lecture for the Society for Contemporary Art entitled “Date with an Update: Current See.” As an original member of the Hairy Who in the early 1960s, Wirsum was a major figure in what is referred to as Chicago Imagism. He developed a signature style that melded a graphic sensibility—vivid, flat colors, cartoon...
Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced. For more info: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/h-lio-oiticica-organize-delirium
Lecture: Sérgio B. Martins on Hélio Oiticica
In the first of a series of lectures presented 2/1/17 in association with the exhibition "Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium," critic and art historian Sérgio B. Martins discusses Brazilian art from the 1940s-70s. For his lecture, titled “Each One Must be Vanguard: Hélio Oiticica’s Shifting Utopias”, he addresses the genesis of Oiticica’s avant-garde practice, especially his involvement in the T...