Sue de Beer
Video, photography and installation artistideo, photography and installation artist
Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium, CCS
In association with DLECTRICITY
New York-based artist, Sue de Beer’s (b. 1973) craft finds its bearings in sculpture, photography and installation, with a focus on film. Various themes are woven into her compositions including 18th Century Puritan America, adolescence, haunting and ideas of a never-experienced memory. De Beer plays on notions of vision and perception, repetition, color saturation and dramatic lighting for an often phenomenological experience of her work. De Beer received her BMF from Parsons School of Design, New York (1995) and MFA from Columbia University, New York (1998). She has exhibited internationally in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Marfa, Antwerp, Munich, Athens and Amsterdam. Her work is included in collections such as The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Deste Foundation, Athens, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Goetz Collection, Munich, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Seattle Contemporary, Seattle. De Beer is an Associate Professor of Art at New York University. The artist recently participated in an artists-in-residency program in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with Westbeth Center for the Arts (January - May 2014) and was featured at this year’s film sector at Art Basel.
Don't miss Sue de Beer's installation and over 35 other art + light projects at DLECTRICITY, Midtown Detroit's Nuit Blanche festival at CCS, DIA, DPL, MOCAD, The Wright Museum and all around Midtown's Woodward Corridor on September 26 & 27!
CCS Woodward Lecture Series and Friends of Modern & Contemporary Art at the DIA present:
Starting the Conversation: Art School, the Crit and the Biennial
Michelle Grabner & Kevin Beasley in Conversation
Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
DIA Danto Lecture Hall, John R/Loggia Entrance
As the creative ventures of artists evolve so does the critique of art: curators and artists are challenged to find common ground in the language that describes emerging new work. Addressing the rapidly changing strategies in the assessment of art, this conversation looks at the conversations that begin in graduate school and continue to inform such career milestones as biennials and museum shows. Grabner, artist and co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and Beasley, CCS alumnus and exhibiting artist in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, come together to reveal the exchange of ideas and collaborative process that exists between curators and artists.
For additional information, please call 313.664.7800.
Kristen Jones & Andrew Ginzel
Mary Ellen Mark
Michele Oka Doner
Carrie Mae Weems
Alex KatzLynda Benglis
Juan Coronel Rivera
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Since 1998, the CCS Woodward Lecture Series has remained one of the most high-profile visiting artist programs in southeastern Michigan. Each year, the Series brings distinguished artists, critics, curators and scholars to the CCS campus to lecture on their work or fields of interest, and to engage CCS students in extracurricular activities such as critiques, workshops, demonstrations, tours and studio visits. The Woodward Lecture Series’ notable visitors are recognized for their innovative, rigorous and culturally diverse work, and it remains CCS’ goal for the Series to create a broad, continuing dialogue around contemporary art practice and interpretation.
Some of the internationally celebrated artists and scholars who have visited CCS include artists John Chamberlain, Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Murray and Ryan Trecartin, critics Roberta Smith, Michael Kimmelman and Peter Schjeldahl, and curators Klaus Kertess, Lynne Cooke and Anne Pasternak.
- All lectures are free and open to the public.
- Seating and parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Free parking available in the CCS Parking Structure, located on Brush Street, just north of Frederick Douglass.