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January 20, 2010

ACT (Art & Culture Talks) at the University Art Museum
Spring 2010 Schedule
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ALBANY, NY--- The University Art Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming schedule for The Marjorie L. and Ronald E. Brandon Art and Culture Talks (ACT).  ACT Spring 2010 features programs by artist Olaf Breuning, exhibiting artist Carroll Dunham, Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, co-publishers Art on Paper magazine and artist Dawn Clements.
Art & Culture Talks is an ongoing museum program designed to bring together artists, critics, writers, poets, and scholars to address key issues in contemporary art and culture through rigorous and provocative talks, conversations, debates, seminars, screenings, and readings in an informal setting.

ACT programs are free and open to the public.

Art & Culture Talks Spring 2010

Monday, February 22, 7 pm
Talk by artist Carroll Dunham
University Art Museum

Carroll Dunham was born in 1949 in New Haven, Connecticut. He lives and works in New York City. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York (2009); Paintings on Wood 1983-87, at Per Skarstedt Gallery in New York (2008); Recent Paintings, at Atle Gerhardsen in Berlin (2008); Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey, at Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts (2008); Carroll Dunham Monotypes, at Atle Gerhardsen in Berlin (2007); and Carroll Dunham atWhite Cube in London (2006). Dunham received a Skowhegan Medal for Distinction in Painting in 2004. He received a degree in 1972 from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey is organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and is on view at the UAM through April 3, 2010.

Supported by University Auxiliary Services.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 7 pm
Lecture and screening by artist Olaf Breuning
University Art Museum

Born in 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Olaf Breuning lives and works in New York. He works in photography, video, sculpture, drawings, and installation. He has had recent solo exhibitions at the Kodama Gallery in Osaka, Japan (2009); Langhans Gallery in Prague (2009); FotoMuseo Fotographica in Bogotá, Columbia (2009); Metro Pictures in New York (2008); and Art Projects for Art Basel in Miami Beach (2008). Recent group exhibitions include Unfictions at EMPAC in Troy, New York (2009); Looking at Music at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2008); and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2008). Breuning did post-graduate studies in photography from 1993 to 1996 at HSFG (Höhere Schule für Gestaltung) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Supported by the Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds Program, which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.         

 

Wednesday, March 17, 7 pm
Talk by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, co-publishers Art on Paper magazine and founders and co-directors of Triple Candie, a not-for-profit contemporary art venue in Harlem.
University Art Museum

Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett are married to each other and live in New York City. They are the co-publishers of Art on Paper magazine, a bimonthly publication devoted exclusively to works on paper—drawings, photographs, ephemera, prints, and artists’ books. The award-winning magazine has been in continuous publication since 1970, when it was founded as the Print Collector’s Newsletter. Bancroft and Nesbett co-founded and have served as co-directors of Triple Candie, a not-for-profit contemporary art venue in Harlem, since 2001. Triple Candie was highlighted as one of twenty-five worldwide trendsetters in the September 2007 issue of ARTnews. Bancroft holds a master’s degree in contemporary art history from the University of Washington, Seattle and bachelor’s degree in painting from Michigan State University. Nesbett holds a post-master’s certificate from the Institute for Not-for- Profit Management at Columbia University, a master’s degree in art history from University of Washington, Seattle, and a bachelor’s degree in visual studies from Cornell University.

Supported by University Auxiliary Services.

 


Tuesday, May 4, 7 pm
Talk by artist Dawn Clements
University Art Museum

Dawn Clements was born in 1958 in Woburn, Massachusetts and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include The Boiler (Pierogi) in Brooklyn, New York (2010); Portrait Rooms at Mark W. Potter Gallery, The Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut (2009); Pierogi Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany (2008); Movie, Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007); and Drawings at Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2006). Her recent group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial at theWhitney Museum of American Art in New York (2010); Same Sweet Dream, curated by Martina Batan, at Dieu Donné in New York (2009); Edward Hopper and Contemporary Art at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2008); Cosmologies at James Cohan Gallery, New York (2007); and Twice Drawn at The Tang Museum, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York (2006). Clements received a B.A. from Brown University in 1986 and an M.F.A. in painting from University at Albany in 1989.

ACT is made possible thanks to the generous support of Majorie L. Brandon and the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.

For further information on the ACT program, please call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at
www. albany. edu/museum.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. The museum will open at 6:00 p.m. prior to the programs.Free parking is available in Visitor's Lot #1 courtesy of the Office of the Provost.