I’ve organized two colloquia about if, when, and how education becomes art practice. New nontraditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines, especially in the arts, but somehow the proposition that education could be a medium for art-making provokes strong reactions. This colloquium invites several artists who are protagonists in educational experiments to explore and question the implications of education as an art practice.
I was invited to lead an artist run class at MoMA on Saturday, November 22nd. I will be walking through an artists’ perspective on appropriation art. We’ll visit a couple of favorites from the permanent collection, stop in on the Sturtevant: Double Trouble exhibition. I’ll give a talk about digital appropriation, including some of my work like the Tiananmen Square Paintings and AfterSherrieLevine.com and then I will challenge the group to make their own works with a series of propositions and provocations. By the end of the session, participants will have made their own digital readymades and appropriations. I hope they have fun, but I also hope they learn just how hard it is to make a meaningfully good copy. If you want to join me, you can register online through MoMA’s website. Check out my post on MoMA’s blog for more on my thoughts on appropriation in the context of my own work.
What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online recently to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.
Mon Nov 26, 6:30pm | The Skylight Room (9100) at CUNY Graduate Center
Co-sponsored by The Digital Studies/Digital Humanities Seminar
The CUNY Open Access panel will unravel issues surrounding creative commons practices and open access publishing.
On Thursday, March 17th I will be giving a lecture in the the City College of New York Art Department’s inaugural Community of Scholars Spring Lecture Series. The six-part series brings leading contemporary artists to City College to speak about their work within various interdisciplinary frameworks. Its goal is to introduce the college community and the public to the wide range of current artistic practices. Other speakers in the series include Abelardo Morell, a Cuban-born photographer, scholar and Guggenheim fellow and community artist Pepon Osorio.
The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 252, Compton-Goethals Hall, on the CCNY campus, 160 Convent Avenue, New York.
I am speaking on a CUNY Open Access Week panel on Open Access in the Arts, which includes lecture/presentations by Doug Geers, Nina Paley, and myself. There will be a full screening of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues to follow panel presentation.
My talk is entitled “Giving Things Away is Hard Work,” and covers my experience creating art & design work with Creative Commons licenses. The talk focuses on the specific strategies I have employed for enabling collaboration when working with non-code based work. If you can’t make it, an earlier (less complete) version of this talk is here.
This workshop is part of the 01SJ Eyebeam Roadshow.
The workshop runs three days, from September 17-19: Friday, 9/17/10, 5:30-7pm and Saturday, 9/18/10 – Sunday, 9/19/10, 3:30-5pm