Topic: artist talk

Cecilia Vicuña's work involves subjects from the women's rights movement in Chile to the ecologically destructive consequences of microplastics. One of her most well-known pieces consists of a series of installations addressing indigenous histories through imagery of quipus, an ancient Incan form of communication using knotted wool.

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Cecilia Vicuña delves into multi-disciplinary artistic canon

March 14, 2019 0 comments

On Wednesday, the University’s Visual Art Department hosted a talk by artist Cecilia Vicuña, in which she discussed themes and subjects surrounding her artistic career that ranged from ecological destruction to women’s rights.

Jane Dickson’s paintings primarily focus on New York City’s underbelly. Many of her subjects revolve around nightlife and neon colors.

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Jane Dickson discusses artistic career in 1980s New York City

February 28, 2019 0 comments

University community members gathered at the List Art Center Wednesday for a talk with Jane Dickson, an active artist in New York City in the 1980s. The talk was sponsored by the Visual Art Department and centered around Dickson’s work in the street, installation and digital art scene.

For her piece “Chance City,” Shin gathered thousands of discarded, losing lottery tickets to create towers without any adhesive. The lottery tickets, totaling thousands of dollars in value, serve as the primary materials for her 2009 rendition of the project.

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Visiting artist discusses installation materials, process

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Jean Shin, a renowned installation artist and adjunct professor of fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, greeted her audience with soft wind chimes and a projection of a colorful, kinetic canopy during her Visiting Artist lecture last Wednesday.

Christina Yang (left) and Shaun Leonardo (right) discussed Leonardo’s work and recent performance at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Artist Shaun Leonardo investigates identity in performance-based work

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo and Christina Yang, director of public programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, drew a crowd to the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last night for a conversation about Leonardo’s work and his recent performance at the museum.

Shirin Neshat provided her audience with a discussion that revolved around her sense of aesthetics and creative use of juxtapositions.

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Artist Shirin Neshat talks Iran, feminism

November 13, 2017 0 comments

Shirin Neshat spoke at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts for the second of Brown Arts Initiative’s Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series.

Fishman ‘What Remains’ exhibition concludes after two months

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Fishman ‘What Remains’ exhibition concludes after two months

October 30, 2017 0 comments

From September through October, a large elm log, stripped of its bark and sliced into 56 pieces, rested in the middle of the lobby of the List Art Center.

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Artist Nick Cave screens film, lectures on aesthetic choices

October 23, 2017 0 comments

Nick Cave, a contemporary artist known for his wearable sculptures called Soundsuits, was the inaugural speaker for the lecture series.

RoseLee Goldberg examines performance art

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RoseLee Goldberg examines performance art

February 15, 2017 0 comments

Opera productions set in the middle of Times Square. A twelve-hour performance of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Giant horse costumes dancing in a circle.

Adjunct Instructor in Art Martin Smick and Rhode Island School of Design Professor Duane Slick presented “Finding Metacom.”

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Smick, Slick co-host talk on ‘Finding Metacom’

November 10, 2016 0 comments

The visual arts department hosted a talk Wednesday by Adjunct Instructor in Art Martin Smick and Rhode Island School of Design Professor Duane Slick.

Michelle Grabner discussed her creative process and approach to curation in a talk at the Granoff Center Wednesday. Grabner’s art is currently on display in the “Other People’s Things” exhibit also held at the Granoff.

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Grabner discusses approach to art, curation

November 3, 2016 0 comments

In her talk Wednesday night, artist and curator Michelle Grabner described her art as a way to address patterns, repetition and boredom.