Visiting artists show talents at Visual Arts Complex

Matthew Day Jackson, ‘Seated not Defeated (Chief Bigfoot),’ 2012,
bronze, patina. Jackson’s work will appear on Feb. 5 as part of the Visiting Artist Program.

During their stay, artists give a public lecture, teach a seminar class, participate in a recorded interview and provide individual critiques with graduate students. This spring’s schedule includes the following artists:The Visiting Artist Program has been a vital component of the Department of Art and Art History since 1972. Each year, eight to 10 nationally recognized artists present diverse ideas and their body of work during their visit to the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus.

Matthew Jackson — Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30.
Jackson uses a wide variety of media ranging from scorched wood, molten lead, mother-of-pearl, precious metals, Formica, to found objects like prosthetic limbs, axe handles and posters, and personal effects such as his old band t-shirts.

The materials resonate with symbolism, combining apocalyptic elements with the fruits of new technologies, historical imagery with contemporary signifiers. His work has been shown at MAMbo Museo d’Arte Moderna in Bologna, Italy; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA; the Portland Museum of Art Biennial in Portland, Maine; and the Whitney Biennial Day for Night in New York. Jackson lives and works in Brooklyn NY.

Walid Raad—Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30. Lebanese-born, New York-based photographer Raad is a contemporary media artist and associate professor of art in The Cooper Union. His work includes video, photography and literary essays. Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and the ongoing project titled Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World. His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair and Let’s Be Honest, The Weather Helped. Raad is the recipient of the 2011 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in photography for being one of the most original and singular contemporary artists using photography.

Jennifer Reeder—Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30. Jennifer Reeder is a moviemaker and visual artist from Ohio. She constructs very personal narratives about landscapes, coincidence and trauma. She was nominated for the 2000, 2001and 2002 Rockefeller Grants for Film/Video/New Media and was also nominated for a 2001 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award for visual art. Jennifer currently lives in Chicago, where she maintains a studio and is an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois.

Olu Oguibe—Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30. Olu Oguibe is professor of art and art history at the University of Connecticut and associate director of the Institute for African American Studies at the same university.

Oguibe’s work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, London Whitechapel Gallery and the Johannesburg, Havana, Busan and Venice biennials, among others. He has also curated major exhibitions for venues such as the Venice biennial, the Tate Gallery in London (Tate Modern), the municipal museum of Mexico City, and numerous others over the past two decades.

Victoria Keddie—Tuesday April 23 at 6:30. Victoria Keddie is an artist, curator and archivist based in New York City. She works in varying media involving film, video, sound, installation, and broadcast. She has programmed events internationally, with a focus on film, video, sound, and hybrid media. As an archivist, she focuses on preserving analog experimental sound and radio collections.

What:  Spring 2012 Visiting Artist Program

When: 6:30 p.m.- Feb. 5, Feb. 20, March 12, April 9,April 23.

Where: Visual Arts Complex Room 1B20 (basement of complex)

Jan. 31, 2013


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