University at Albany
 
Art and Culture Talks
2012 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 visitor lot #1A off Collins Circle courtesy of the Provost’s Office. For directions and map: Click HERE

 

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, March 26
    7:00 pm
    Lecture by Bob Nickas, author, curator, and critic
    University Art Museum

  •  

    Bob Nickas is an independent critic and curator based in New York. He has organized more than eighty exhibitions since 1984, and served as curatorial adviser at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York from 2004 to 2007. Among his exhibitions at PS1 are Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life—1961–1971; William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom from the Known; and The Painted World. He collaborated with Cady Noland on her installation for Documenta IX in 1992; contributed a section to Aperto at the 1993 Venice Biennale; and served on the curatorial teams that organized the 2003 Biennale de Lyon in Lyon, France and Greater New York 2005 at PS1/MoMA in New York. His books include Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract Painting (Phaidon, 2009) and Catalogue of the Exhibition (2nd Cannons Publications, 2011), a retrospective survey of his shows.

    Co-sponsored by New York State Writers Institute. Supported by University Auxiliary Services.


     

  • Tuesday, March 20
    7:00 pm
    Lecture by Judith Braun, artist
    University Art Museum

  •  

    Judith Braun has been involved in the New York art world since the early 1980s. Her career began and flourished in organizations such as Art in General, Artists Space, The Drawing Center, NurtureArt, and White Columns. She finished her M.F.A. degree at the University of at Albany in 1983 and, after moving to New York, participated in Democracy: Cultural Participation with the renowned collaborative Group Material. In 1994, Braun’s work was selected for the Bad Girls Show at the New Museum, which has been credited as the first exhibition to explore the impact of third-wave feminism on the visual arts. Braun has shown at, and is currently represented by, Fruit and Flower Deli in Stockholm, Sweden and Galerie Conrads in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she’ll have her second solo show in 2012. Also upcoming is a group exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Last year Braun had the unique experience of being a contestant on Bravo’s first art-related reality TV show, “Work of Art.”


     

  • Monday, March 5
    7:00 pm
    Lecture by Elana Herzog, installation artist and sculptor exhibiting in Material Occupation
    University Art Museum

  •  

    Elana Herzog lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for installations in which textiles are aggressively stapled to wall surfaces and then deconstructed to produce residual drawings that consist of shredded fabric and perforated gypsum in some areas, and densely stapled and built-up materials in others. Selected solo exhibitions include Lmak Projects in New York (2011); The Elephant in the Room at New/Now Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut (2010); Un-Warped and De-Weft at the Daum Museum in Dedalia, Missouri (2009); and Plaid at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York (2007). Selected group exhibitions include Extended Drawing at Tegnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway (2011); The Jewel Thief at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York (2010); Apparently Invisible at the Drawing Center in New York, New York (2009); and Motion Blur at Gustavsbergs Konsthalle in Gustavsbergs, Sweden (2009). She received an M.F.A from State University of New York at Alfred, New York.

    Supported by UAlbany Center for Jewish Studies.


     

  • Tuesday, February 21
    7:00 pm
    Lecture by Joshua Mosley, multi-media artist
    University Art Museum

  •  

    Joshua Mosley employs a combination of hand-drawn, computer-generated, and stop-motion techniques to investigate philosophical topics that emerge from everyday situations. He is a professor in, and chair of, the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.F.A. and B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mosley is a recipient of the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship. His work has been exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas; the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland; the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois; the Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the SITE Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in San Diego, California.

    This project is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.


     

     

    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 #1A courtesy of the Provost’s Office.