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Art and Culture Talks
2010 Marjorie L. and Ronald E. Brandon Art and Culture Talks

ACT programs will be held at the museum.
For more information, call (518) 442-4035.

All programs are free and open to the public.
Parking will be provided in the Visitor Lot #1
courtesy of the Provost’s Office.

 

ACT (Art & Culture Talks) brings 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.

As an integral part of the University Art Museum’s outreach effort, ACT strives to bring the University community and the people of the Capital Region into closer engagement with each other and with the important cultural issues of our time.


 

  • Monday, February 22
    7:00 pm
    Talk by exhibiting artist Carroll Dunham
    University Art Museum

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    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, Andover, Massachusetts (2008); Carroll Dunham Monotypes at Atle Gerhardsen in Berlin (2007); and Carroll Dunham at White 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, Andover, Massachusetts and on view at the UAM through April 3, 2010.

    Supported by University Auxiliary Services.


     

  • Tuesday, March 2
    7:00 pm
    Lecture and screening by artist Olaf Breuning
    University Art Museum

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    Olaf Breuning was born in 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and 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
    7:00 pm
    Talk by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, co-publishers of Art on Paper magazine and founders and co-directors of Triple Candie, a not-for-profit contemporary art venue in Harlem.
    University Art Museum

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    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 a 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
    7:00 pm
    Talk by artist Dawn Clements
    University Art Museum

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    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 the Whitney 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 in Vienna, Austria (2008); Cosmologies at James Cohan Gallery in New York (2007); and Twice Drawn at The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, 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.


     

  • Tuesday, October 12
    7:00 pm
    Reading/Discussion by Annie Cohen-Solal, author of Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli (2010)
    University Art Museum

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    Famed art dealer Leo Castelli shaped American art for the 20th century and beyond. In her acclaimed new biography, Leo and His Circle, Annie Cohen-Solal explores the life of the man who introduced us to Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, and many other seminal artists. Cohen-Solal was a friend of Castelli’s, and she has used the access that afforded her to create a rich, detailed picture of him including the troubled history of his Jewish ancestors in Europe over many generations. Cohen-Solal’s previous books include Painting American (2001) and Sartre: A Life (1985), which has been translated into sixteen languages. She holds a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne and is currently Visiting Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Born in Algeria, she first came to New York in 1989 as the Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy in the United States.

    Co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, the UAlbany Art Department, UAlbany Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
    Supported by UAlbany University Auxiliary Services (UAS), Marjorie L. Brandon, and the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.


     

    All programs are free and open to the public. The
    museum will be open at 6 pm prior to the programs. For more information, call (518) 442-4035.

    Parking will be provided in Visitor Lot #1 courtesy of the Provost’s Office.