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installation image of multi channel video from artist Erin Johnson

Visiting Artist Lecture Erin Johnson

New York-based Erin Johnson will discuss her interdisciplinary, collaborative and research-driven studio practice. 

Sep 19
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

image of opening reception party at the UT Austin Visual Arts Center contemporary gallery on campus Lan Tuazon

Opening Reception for Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view five new exhibitions in the VAC’s galleries.

Sep 20
2019

5:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

Garden of Earthly Delights painting by Hieronymus Bosch featuring a ladder

Climbing the Ladder: On Hieronymus Bosch's Vision of Hell

This lecture examines the motif of the ladder in Bosch's scenes of Hell. This motif has negative associations with war, sexuality and executions, but also positive associations with spiritual ascent. Its use here demonstrates how Bosch exploited ambiguity of meaning as a part of his overall strategy of picture-making.  

Sep 23
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

dense black white and red illustration with political implications from Victor Ekpuk

Satirizing at the Daily Times of Nigeria Limited: A Critical Examination of Victor Ekpuk’s Illustrations and Drawings (1990-1998)

As an illustrator working at the government-owned Daily Times between 1990 and 1998, artist Victor Ekpuk navigated the delicate political terrain of the second military government in Nigeria. This lecture examines a selection of illustrations, in which he used cutting, albeit subtle, visual satire to scrutinize the country’s political apparatus. 

Sep 26
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

painting pairing saturated playful colors among muted cool colors and grey in dynamic abstraction from artist Stephanie McMahon featured in New American Paintings and Hyperallergic

Alumni Artist Talk: Stephanie McMahon

UT MFA Alumna Stephanie McMahon (Studio Art, 2004) speaks about her recent work and Alfred University's Graduate program.

Sep 30
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

photo of legos stacked to resemble house or structure for Sean Carney lecture on empowerment and artist run organizations for undergraduates art career CORE

Do-It-Ourselves: Artist-Run Institutions

For decades now, artists struggling in the United States have banded together and forged anarchic institutions, experimental galleries, unorthodox distribution models, and alternative economies. How can younger artists improve upon these imperfect—and sometimes chaotic—prototypes to build new, responsive models for collective artistic action?

Oct 1
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.102

portrait of Emily Edwards UT Austin Art and Art History alumna who works at the Dallas Contemporary

Life After UT with COFA Alum, Emily Edwards of the Dallas Contemporary

Emily Edwards is the Curatorial Associate at Dallas Contemporary. Her most recent curatorial project for the museum was a survey exhibition of work by Margarita Cabrera, which closed in March 2019. 

Oct 4
2019

2:30 PM

DFA 1.104

image still from a video from Mexico City based artist Joshua Ikon of a car driving down a deserted highway

Visiting Artist Joshua Okón

The Studio Art Visting Artist Lecture Series presents a talk from Mexico City-based artist Yoshua Okón.

Oct 8
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.102

fresco of a bull leaping a part of Minoan wall paintings Egypt Egyptian Tell el-Dab‘a Avaris

A Minoan Heterotopia in Egypt: A lecture on the Toreador Frescoes at Tell el-Dab‘a

The discovery of Minoan wall paintings at the Egyptian Tell el-Dab‘a (Avaris) in the 1990s was an archaeological sensation. This lecture proposes a new approach towards better understanding the complexity of this phenomenon and the transcultural processes at work in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. 

Oct 10
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

black and white print of the temple of Venus and Roma by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Art History lecture UT Austin

Attaching identity to the architecture of ancient Rome

This lecture examines how audiences in the ancient city of Rome associated particular forms, styles, and materials with Hellenic culture. Focusing on the reign of the emperor Hadrian, it reassesses the labeling of architecture as ‘Greek’, ‘Roman’, ‘Hellenic’, and explores how statements of identity become invested in buildings. 

Oct 17
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

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