Tuesday Night Lectures OU List

Michael Arcega: BoundarySpan

November 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Michael Arcega creates art informed by language, history, and geography. He adopts methodologies used in the anthropological study of world cultures that often emphasize “otherness,” but turns the tables, positioning North America as ‘the other”. As a part of the BoundarySpan exhibition on display in the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery through February 21, 2020, Arcega will discuss his work and how elements of his practice relate to the theme of the exhibition. Image...

Ranu Mukherjee: A Completely Matter of Fact Acceptance of the Agency of Non-Human Beings of Many Kinds

December 03, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Ranu Mukherjee will present recent work and projects that represent shifting visions of landscape and ecology, migrations and diaspora, and female experience and feminisms as forces that are moving us into the future. She will discuss finding sources of power and sustenance through image making; by deconstructing and recomposing, infusing surfaces with elements of sensuality and time, and holding space for the somatic intelligence of bodies - human or otherwise. She will also touch on...

Jimin Lee & Paula Levine: BoundarySpan

January 28, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Korean-born, California-based pictorial artist Jimin Lee focuses on themes of mobility, displacement, and labor on personal and social levels as seen in traffic, places of transport, or objects that move or are "in transit" -- travel in both the daily and in the migratory sense. Canadian-American media artist Paula Levine weaves personal and political narratives and uses locative, mobile technologies and wireless networks to collapse distances and bridge the space between disparate locations –sites of...

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: Sound Sense

February 04, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon has been working with the intersection of sound, sculpture, and performance since 2002. She studied sound art, photography, and new genres at the San Francisco Art Institute and researched the history of communication technologies, acoustics, and computer music at Stanford University where she received her MFA. The artist will provide an overview of her career as well as discuss specific, recent projects. Image caption: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Cold World Cycles Warm (detail)...

Jamil Hellu: Hues

February 11, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Jamil Hellu is a visual artist whose work revolves primarily around representations of queer sexuality and community. Incorporating photography and video installations, his projects are often a hybrid of self-portraiture and political narrative while dealing with issues of cultural identity and masculinity. The artist will provide an overview of his career and discuss his most recent body of work entitled HUES. Image caption: Jamil Hellu, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (a.k.a. Faluda Islam) grew up in Pakistan....

Dr. Ceci Moss: Expanded Internet Art

February 18, 2020, All Day
Art Building – Room 133
Author Dr. Ceci Moss will offer a short introduction to her new book Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu, the first comprehensive art historical study of “expanded” internet art practices. The book charts the rise of a multidisciplinary approach to online artistic practice in the past decade, discussing recent currents in contemporary artistic practice that parallel the explosion of the internet through advances such as social media, smart phones, and faster...

Raven Halfmoon: Between Seen & Unseen

February 25, 2020, All Day
Art Building – Room 133
Sculptor Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) investigates themes of cultural identity, appropriation, and history within her artwork. Each piece is a reflection, understanding, and interpretation of Caddo culture and the fight to maintain a place for it in today’s world. Through her sculptures, she tells a story both of how one understands self and culture, but also what defines these ideals in America today. Her artwork exists to break the mold of the Native American stereotype...

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