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Friday, February 16, 2018

Talk: Parking lots, port-o-toilets, and parades: The Bureau for Open Culture years

This brief talk presents a selection of exhibitions and programs produced by James Voorhies and Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art and Design between 2007 and 2011. The selection focuses on projects and interventions that aggravated and pushed, disturbed the boundaries of an institution’s capacity to hold an exhibition program and the critique ultimately embedded in curatorial strategies such as Bureau for Open Culture. The talk is part of a panel including the current Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang, curator Ian Ruffino, along with the previous director Michael Goodson who together discuss exhibition highlights of the past ten years within the context of what it means to inherit the legacies of former directors and curators at art school exhibition programs.

Location: Beeler Gallery
Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH
Time: 6:30 p.m.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Panel: Bridging the Divide

A moderated discussion at 2018 College Art Association conference focused on identifying the shared interests between college administrators and art and design faculty. This panel will be an opportunity to discuss how faculty and administrators can work better collaboratively to address concerns about resource prioritization and allocation and explore different communications and governance practices that support a better environment for all.

Chaired by Hunter O’Hanian, College Art Association; Deborah Obalil, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design

Panelists: David Bogen, Maryland Institute College of Art; Dewitt Godfrey, Colgate University; Kim Russo, Otis College of Art and Design; James Voorhies, California College of the Arts

Location: College Art Association Annual Conference
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 12:30 p.m.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Talk: Experience It. A conversation between Martine Syms and James Voorhies

Experience It is a conversation series with artists who combine objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex exhibition scenarios.

Martine Syms (b. 1988) is an American artist who coined the term “conceptual entrepreneur” in 2007 to describe her area of critical inquiry. Working with digital media, film, and installation, Syms examines the construction and performance of black identity as a response to the experience of surveillance and consumer culture, while operating publication platforms such as Dominica Publishing, a press that has published and distributed work by Laurie Anderson, Diamond Stingily, and Hannah Black. 

Location: The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.


Monday, March 5, 2018

Talk: Experience It. A conversation between Sharon Hayes and James Voorhies

Experience It is a conversation series with artists who combine objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex exhibition scenarios.

Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) is an American artist who inhabits a space between activism and performance, exploring the intersections of politics, history, journalism, and linguistics. She often uses installation and video recordings but also works through public engagement on city streets. Hayes gained notoriety in New York’s East Village scene of the early 1990s for reciting, or “re-speaking,” political speeches of the 1960s and ’70s and continues to explore the political power of language and media in our interpretation of contemporary life.

Location: The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Talk: Experience It. A conversation between Jon Rafman and James Voorhies

Experience It is a conversation series with artists who combine objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex exhibition scenarios.

Jon Rafman (b. 1981) is a Canadian artist and writer interested in the impact digital technologies have on society. In his films and installations, he explores online subcultures, multiplayer video games, and our increasing obsession with digital life, virtual and real. His immersive works and exhibitions interrogate how our collective human experience and individual desires are shaped and mediated by continually evolving digital and communication platforms.

Location: The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.