Visiting Artists + Scholars

A forum for direct engagement

OSHER LECTURE HALL | 800 CHESTNUT STREET
TUESDAYS 7PM (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
FREE + OPEN TO ALL

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a public forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI, artists, and the public.

Fall 2017

Visiting Artists and Scholars + Graduate Lecture Series

Laura Kipnis | Monday, October 2
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley | Tuesday, October 17 
Graduate Lecture Series in partnership with San Francisco Cinematheque
Introduction by Tanya Zimbardo

Stefan Kürten | Thursday, October 19
Graduate Lecture Series

Lava Thomas | Tuesday, October 24
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Ingrid LaFleur | Tuesday, October 31
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Michelle Handelman | Tuesday, November 7
Graduate Lecture Series in partnership with SFMOMA

Terry Powers, Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow | Tuesday, November 14
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Tonel | Tuesday, November 28
Graduate Lecture Series

Stefan Kürten: Perfect World
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Lava Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Ingrid LaFleur: In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Terry Powers: Method Acting
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Tonel: Self-Portrait of the Artist as an Organic Intellectual
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Past Events

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Laura Kipnis
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Liz Cohen
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00PM
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Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
7:00PM
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Miguel Calderón
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
7:00PM
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Camille Norment
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: The Apartment Show
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Mel Ziegler
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
7:00PM
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Arnold Dreyblatt
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Not Without My Sketches
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Jane Livingston on Richard Diebenkorn
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
7:00PM
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Postcommodity
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
7:00PM
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Dara Birnbaum
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Andrei Codrescu
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Koki Tanaka
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Howard Fried and Tony Labat in Conversation
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Brad Kahlhamer in conversation with Gary Garrels
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Geoffrey Farmer
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Thomas Hirschhorn
Friday, Sep 23, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Zoe Crosher
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Marc-Olivier Wahler
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
7:00PM
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Paul Renner
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
7:00PM
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Park McArthur
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016
7:00PM
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Samara Golden
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
7:00PM
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Firelei Báez
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
7:00PM
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2Fik
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
7:00PM
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Kate Nichols
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
7:00PM
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Patricia Goldstone
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
7:00PM
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Leslie Shows
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
7:00PM
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William Cordova
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
7:00PM
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Mariana Castillo Deball
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
7:00PM
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Narcissister
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
7:00PM
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Philippe Rahm
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
7:00PM
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Ron Nagle
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
7:00PM
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Peter Plagens
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
7:00PM
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Leigh Ledare
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
7:00PM
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Karen Finley
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
7:00PM
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Constance M. Lewallen
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
7:30PM
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Annie Lapin
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
7:30PM
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Michael Jones McKean
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
7:30PM
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Mel Chin
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
7:30PM
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Jon Rubin
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
7:30PM
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Lewis Hyde
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
7:30PM
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Mariah Robertson
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
7:30PM
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Eva Franch i Gilabert
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
7:30PM
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Lucy Lippard
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
7:00PM
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Haunted Reflections: Walter Benjamin in San Francisco
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
12:00PM
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Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz + Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
4:00PM
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Erin Shirreff
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
7:30PM
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Allison Miller
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
7:30PM
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Llyn Foulkes + Tamar Halpern
Monday, Oct 13, 2014
7:30PM
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Lisa Freiman
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
7:30PM
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir
Monday, Sep 29, 2014
7:30PM
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Jill Magid
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
7:30PM
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