University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Department of Art announces their visiting artists schedule, 2014–2015
University Of Wisconsin – Madison
All lectures begin at 4:30pm
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Conrad W. Elvejhem Building
Madison, WI 53706
The Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is pleased to announce our 2014–2015 schedule of visiting artists.
Each week during the semester, we welcome an artist, curator or critic to campus, where they present both a formal lecture and also participate in meetings with graduate students in the form of studio visits and workshops.
This year’s group represents a wide range of perspectives and practices including from studio-based production and innovative curatorial approaches to politically engaged performance, collaboration and advanced digital strategies.
In addition, this fall the Department is also hosting photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar through the Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence program. Over the course of their semester-long seminar “Truth, Lies, Memory and Imagination: The Photograph As Story,” a number of prominent figures related to their work will be joining us on campus (see asterisks).
During the spring semester, the Arts Institute Residency program continues with “Transcommunality.” “Transcommunality” documents the work of Mexican-born New York-based artist Laura Anderson Barbata; focusing on the decade-long project she pursued with stilt-walking communities in Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and Brooklyn. Her project highlights the vitality of the moko jumbie stilt walking tradition and demonstrates the possibility of using this storied art form as a platform for social contemporary performance, group participation and protest.
All events are free and open to the public. They take place at 4:30pm in Room 160 of the Conrad A. Elvejhem Building.
Fulford and Shopsin*
Bad At Sports
Locks and Mazurek
The visiting artist program is generously supported by the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Brittingham Foundation.