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Visiting Artist Response

Attend 2 of the Visiting Artist talks (or 1 talk and one outside art event).
Post your response on our class blog. The response is due within one week of the talk.

Please write a clear, well thought-out, response to each of the visiting artist lectures you attend.

One way to approach this would be to pick one or two comments that were made by the artist that are either compelling or repugnant. Discuss your interpretation of what you think the artist meant and explain why you agree/disagree or had a strong reaction. Please do a free write or first draft and then revise at least once for clarity, grammar and spelling.

Let me know by next Monday, 17 September, which talks you are thinking about attending.


VISITING ARTIST & CRITICS SERIES :: Department of Art FALL 2007

Thursday, September 13
HOCK E AYE VI EDGAR HEAP OF BIRDS, Visiting Artist

CO-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study
Edgar Heap of Birds’ work frequently draws upon language in form and content, history, and memory. His work engages audiences in a conversation about forgotten or subversive relationships.

Wednesday, September 19
LOWERY SIMS, Visiting Scholar

New Ethnic Notions: Race and Identity in a Global Arena
Lowery Stokes Sims is the Former Executive Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Prior to 2000, she was Curator of Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked since 1972.

Thursday, October 18
NIKKII S.LEE, Visiting Artist

Nikkii S. Lee is a Korean-born, New York City-based artist, photographer and filmmaker. She has made it her project to infiltrate and mimic the subcultures of American life. Her work is about investigating notions of identity and the use of vernacular photography.

Thursday, November 1
MICHAEL KRUEGER, Visiting Artist

Michael Krueger works simultaneously on several bodies of work in different media, including printmaking, drawing and digital arts. The lithographs and colored pencil drawings of Michael Krueger have been described as existing someplace where naïve meets genius.

Thursday, November 8
LISA LAPINSKI, Visit Artist

A onetime philosophy student who’s willing to get her hands dirty, Lisa Lapinski makes elaborate sculptures that embody a kind of cognitive dissonance. Artforum critic Bruce Hainley credits Lapinski with “providing new thought about what a sculpture might be.?

Wednesday, December 5
LOWREY SIMS, Visiting Scholar

Aesthetics or Utility? Art Engaging the Environment
Co-sponsored by the Weisman Art Museum
Please note: this lecture will take place at the Weisman Art Museum, 7 pm
Lowery Stokes Sims is the Former Executive Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Prior to 2000, she was Curator of Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she had worked since 1972.

With the exception of the December 5th Sims’s lecture, all events are located in the IN-FLUX Room in the Regis Center for Art at 7 pm.
All events are free and open to the public. The Visiting Artists & Critics Series receives promotional support from the Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization (TCFAO).