2008-2009 Public Programs

June 27, 2009

T.N.T.
“Black Is, Black Ain’t”
Gallery talk with exhibition curator Hamza Walker, of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

June 26, 2009

Opening reception
“Black Is, Black Ain't”
Soul / funk / hip hop extravaganza with DJs Fat Sal and Joc Max

May 15, 2009

T.N.T.
Senior art history and creative writing students read selections from “Compendium 2009,” an anthology of their writing and images.

April 23, 2009

Current Perspectives Second Annual Distinguished Alumnus Speaker
Bill Brady (’91 painting)

April 3, 2009

"A Conversation with Yang Yongliang"
Yongliang was the artist commissioned to create the Artspace Project Wall entitled “Phantom Landscape II, No. 3” as part of the exhibit “Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers.”

Kris Imants Ercums, curator of Asian art at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art, and Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace facilitated the discussion.

March 12, 2009

Current Perspectives – visiting artist and scholar series
Xing Danwen, visiting artist from Beijing

Feb. 9, 2009

“Known Planes of Existence”
Brody Condon presented documentation of his most recent performative work, “Twentyfivefold Manifestation,” as well as discussed the unique Nordic live role-playing scene.

Feb. 5, 2009

Current Perspectives – visiting artist and scholar series
Film screening of “The Rising Tide” with director Robert Adanto

Jan. 31, 2009

T.N.T
A gallery talk with Mark Bessire, director of the Bates College Museum of Art and curator of the Artspace exhibition “Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers.”

Oct. 30, 2008

Current Perspectives – visiting artist and scholar series
Adam Lerner, director of The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar

Adam Lerner is executive director of The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and his masters degree from Cambridge University. At The Lab, Lerner was the curator of a new film work by Isaac Julien and a new installation by Liam Gillick. For the Contemporary Museum, Lerner organized and co-organized several exhibitions, including new projects with Christian Marclay and Dennis Adams. Lerner also holds the title of Affiliate Curator for Experimental Programs at the Denver Art Museum.

Oct. 28, 2008

Gallery talk with Hal Wert, professor of history at KCAI, on the Artspace exhibition “Political Persuasion: Street Posters for Barack Obama”

Sept. 25, 2008

Current Perspectives – visiting artist and scholar series
Douglas Fogle, curator of the “2008 Carnegie International”

Sept. 5, 2008

T.N.T.
Gallery talk with artists from the Artspace exhibition “New, Three”

Brian Collier, special instructor in interdisciplinary arts
Julie Farstad, assistant professor in painting
Jim Woodfill, special instructor in painting

Sept. 19, 2008

Gallery talk with artists from the Artspace exhibition “New, Three”

Diana Heise, special instructor in digital filmmaking
Miguel Rivera, associate professor and chair of printmaking
Tracy Krumm, assistant professor in fiber
Jessie Fisher, assistant professor in painting

Aug. 30, 2008

T.N.T.
"A Conversation with Gonkar Gyatso"
Gyatso is one of Tibet’s most highly regarded contemporary artists, about contemporary art and global culture.

Kris Imants Ercums, curator of Asian art at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art, and Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace, facilitated the conversation.

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