Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

An acclaimed weekly lecture series brings in artists, designers, and critical theorists from around the world, broadening the students’ experiential base and complementing local offerings. All lectures and exhibitions are open to the general public free of charge. Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be held in the Art Building, Room #133, from 5-6pm. Click here for campus maps and directions.

April 2020

POSTPONED: Joseph Becker – Looking at Looking

April 07, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
IMPORTANT UPDATE, 3/10/20: All public lecture and events in March have been postponed. Please visit SJSU President Papazian's blog to learn more about how SJSU is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Joseph Becker is a curator, writer, and educator in San Francisco. He is the Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he has contributed to over twenty exhibitions. Becker will speak about his curatorial practice and...

POSTPONED: Renee Billingslea: Picturing Hidden Stories – A Visual Artist Approach to Excavating the Neglected Past

April 14, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Renee Billingslea will speak about her use of historical photographs to explore American history. She will share details of her processes, showing examples of her work from The Fabric of Race: Racial violence and lynching in America and her newest installations Ten Japanese-American Concentration Camps discuss how the exhibit of art impacts the discussion cultural trauma.

POSTPONED: Matthias Kohler: From Paradigm to Practice – Towards a Digital Building Culture

April 21, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Founding partner of Gramazio Kohler Research and Professor at the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), Mathias Kohler will speak about how computational design and digital fabrication are changing the field of architecture. The lecture will present seminal projects of Gramazio Kohler Research and exemplify key concepts of digital materiality and fabrication and material aware additive assembly strategies. [caption:] DFAB HOUSE on NEST, Dübendorf, CH 2019 Copyright: NCCR DFAB Photographer: Roman Keller

POSTPONED: Sondra Sherman: JEWELRY TALKS – THOUGHT TO FORM

April 28, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Sondra Sherman's expressive works are informed by an expansive concept of the language of jewelry and the context of the body/ wearer. Not confined to a gallery space, our perception of jewelry changes with the personal identity of the viewer / wearer and the social group or situation in which it is encountered. Sherman's talk elaborates on the conversations of jewelry which are grounded in empathy and open to all. [caption:] Sondra Sherman, Rorschach Corsage...

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May 2020

POSTPONED: Shaun O’Dell: Ghost Extraction Dialogue for Beyond When the Golden Portal Can Come

May 05, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
San Jose State University Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator, Pictorial Arts, Shaun O’Dell will give an overview of his more than twenty-year career as well as details about current work and projects. O’Dell’s work explores the intertwining realities of the human and natural orders and been exhibited widely in the US and internationally. [caption:] Shaun O’Dell, Zeus' Eyes In There, 2020 Photogravure 22 x 30”

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