Graduate Lecture Series

Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:30
Theoretical Inquiry as Creative Practice
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:00

Maggie Nelson is the genre-defying author of eight books. Her latest nonfiction work The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (W. W. Norton, 2011), which examines the aesthetics of violence in contemporary art, was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), The Red Parts: A Memoir (Free Press, 2007), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007), which was awarded a Susanne M.

Felipe Dulzaides

Felipe Dulzaides
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 16:30
Following an Orange
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 09/06/2013 - 19:00

Through an experimental combination of video, performance, sculpture, sound, photography, drawing, public art, and installation, Felipe Dulzaides explores a wide range of themes, including chance, absurdity, humor, and displaced perspectives. His interdisciplinary art practice oscillates in a literal and metaphoric space between the United States and Cuba, and he divides his time between both places.

Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 18:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 08/02/2013 - 19:30

Artist Lucy Raven will discuss how her work explores the relationship between still photography and the moving image.

Michael Arcega

Michael Arcega
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 18:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 07/26/2013 - 20:00

Michael Arcega will discuss his interdisciplinary work informed by historic events, material significance, and the format of jokes.

Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 18:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 20:00

Leslie Shows will talk about her layered works that address landscape depiction, scale, and the illusionistic and representational capacities of materials. 

Ron Athey

Ron Athey
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:00

Artist and writer Ron Athey will discuss his artistic career, which explores challenging subjects like the relationships between desire, sexuality, trauma, and ecstatic experience.

Marjorie Vecchio

Marjorie Vecchio
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 18:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:54

Curator Marjorie Vecchio will discuss her forthcoming book, The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border.

J. John Priola

J. John Priola
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 16:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 19:30

In Form | Idea, photographer and SFAI teacher J. John Priola discusses how his work intersects documentary and conceptual art, considering the essential relationship between forms and ideas.

Cornelia Butler

Cornelia Butler
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 16:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 12/01/2012

In this lecture, Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings at MoMA in New York, discusses her work on the first North American survey of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark. 

Liz Cohen

Liz Cohen
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:30
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:30

In this lecture, artist Liz Cohen discusses her immersive, multi-media work that looks at how people on the fringe are the engines for invention.

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