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School of Art Fall 2014 Lecture Series

DAAP School of Art Lecture Series brings distinguished artists, art historians and art educators to lecture on a variety of visual arts topics. All School of Art lectures are free and open to the public.
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The School of Art Lectures slated for fall of 2014 are:


MK Guth

September 16, 2014
5 pm
DAAP 5401

In 2012 Marylhurst University released the first monograph on Guth’s work. The NY Times, Flash Art, ArtForum, Art News, Art in America, and Sculpture Magazine are just a few of the periodicals where Guth’s work has been discussed. She is a recipient of a Bonnie Bronson Award, a Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award through the Seattle Art Museum and an Award of Merit from the Bellevue Art Museum. She has exhibited with numerous galleries and institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Boise Art Museum, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Gallery-Pfeister (Copenhagen, Denmark), Franklin Parrasch Gallery (NYC, NY), and the Henry Art Museum (Seattle,WA). Guth is a member and the originator of RED SHOE DELIVERY SERVICE, a collaborative interactive video/performance project. Guth is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon and is an Associate Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work is included in the exhibition Memory Palace at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, September 12, 2014-February 22, 2015.


Rachel de Joode

October 7, 2014
5:30 pm
DAAP 5401

Rachel de Joode is a great connoisseur of surfaces—wet, smooth, crumpled, drooping. The Dutch-born, Berlin-based multi-media artist conflates the mediums of photography and sculpture via photorealist sculpture and sculptural photography. Her works distort familiar structures, lending new shapes to bodies and objects. De Joode studied time-based arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include: The Matter Of It Being A Stone, SWG3 (curated by itsourplayground), Glasgow (2014); The Molten Inner Core, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin (2014); Dust Skin Matter, Diablo Rosso, Panama City (2013); The Hole and the Lump, Interstate Projects, New York (2013); Real Things – Explorations in Three Dimensions, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas (2012); and Light Trapped in Matter, Kunstihoone, Tallinn (2011). She was awarded the Deutsche Börse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (2013) and the Sculpture Space funded residency (2012), and a residency at LMCC swingspace program at Governors Island, (2013 - 2014), New York, NY. De Joode is living in Cincinnati and teaching in the School of Art at DAAP during the 2014-2015 academic year.


Vitto Valentinov

October 13, 2014
5 pm
DAAP 3410

Valentinov studied mural painting at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia in Bulgaria, after which he graduated from the AKI and DAI Academies of Art in the Netherlands. In 2006, he returned to Bulgaria and specialized in Film Directing at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. That same year he made his debut with the short film “Falling on the Fovea,” a joint project accomplished with Kristina Yanachkova, which was included in “The Projection Project” exhibition at the MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. Valentinov has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Bulgaria and abroad including Festival of Media Art Friesland 2004, The Netherlands; Biennale de Kunstvlaai 2006, Amsterdam; and Sofia Design Week 2012, etc. His art is often inspired by science as a source of his themes and plots. Valentinov is a visiting artist in the School of Art at DAAP from October 9 - November 12, 2014.


Japanese Studies Lecture Series: Religion Art, and Gender

October 16, 2014
2-5 pm
DAAP 3420

2 pm — Salvation for Women in Japan: Kannon Pilgrimage, Prayers, and Prints

Sherry D. Fowler, PhD, Associate Professor of Japanese Art History, The Kress Foundation Department of University of Kansas

3:15 pm — The Supernatural World of Medieval Japan
Otogizōshi: the Tale of Lord Haseo

Noriko T. Reider, PhD, Professor of Japanese, Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages, Miami University of Ohio

Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies program in the Department of German Studies at the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the Art History program at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

The afternoon of lectures will be followed by a reception beginning at 4:30 pm. For information about the lectures, please contact: Mikiko Hirayama, PhD, DAAP School of Art, 513-556-0265


Lucy Lippard

October 22, 2014
5 pm
DAAP 4400

First gaining notoriety as a chronicler of the Postminimal and Conceptual art movements, Lucy Lippard (b. 1937) has curated and written art criticism since the early 1960s. After publishing the book-length, chronological bibliography Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object in 1973, Lippard narrowed her focus more specifically to art by women. From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art (1976) collects much of her work from the early 1970s; The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Essays on Feminist Art (1995) is a more recent anthology. She has also published monographs on specific artists, such as Judy Chicago and Eva Hesse. In her work as a curator, Lippard has pushed the boundaries of the exhibition space, presenting innovatively irregular sculptures in Eccentric Abstraction (1966) and obviating the need for a physical space altogether in 955,000 (1970). In recent years, Lippard has continued to support feminist art and has also turned her attention to issues of climate and place. This lecture will focus on her most recent book, Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West (2014).


Bret Price

October 23, 2014
2:30 pm
DAAP Room 4400

Sculptor Bret Price speaks about his work, including his sculpture Jezebel, to be unveiled on the grounds of DAAP. Reception follows lecture and unveiling.

Lecture in on October 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in DAAP 4400.
Sculpture unveiling will take place in front of DAAP along Clifton Court Drive.

The DAAP School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues with assistance provided by the Agnes Croll Blackburne Visiting Artist and Scholars fund and the Elise Zeller Sauer Fund for Fine Arts.