Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium
Walter B. Ford II Building
Walter & Josephine Ford Campus
College for Creative Studies
In celebration of the Center Galleries exhibition “Making Mischief,” the CCS Woodward Lecture Series presents all five artists in one exhilarating lecture event. The exhibition, on view through March 7, features artists from Detroit, New York and Italy whose wry, provocative works scrutinize and satirize the settings, systems and behaviors unique to the art world. Each artist will deliver a “speed talk” on their work and ideas.
Jennifer Dalton (New York) mines data about various sorts of art world behaviors and presents her illuminating findings in low-tech, hand-made forms. http://www.jenniferdalton.com/
Alex Gingrow (New York) makes text-based paintings and drawings that are witty, sardonic, self-deprecating and revealing, implicating all levels of the art establishment. http://alexgingrow.com/home.html
Cynthia Greig (Detroit) premiered her new series, “Gallery Horizons” at Fred Torres Gallery last fall. These minimal, poetic photographs focus on the physical spaces intrinsic to the art world. http://cynthiagreig.com/
Laurina Paperina (Italy) riddles on fantasies of contemporary heroes, and in her video series “How to Kill the Artists,” she presents a hilarious almanac of the possible deaths of famous artists at the hands of their own practices or artworks. http://www.laurinapaperina.com/
Scott Reeder (Detroit) is a painter, sculptor and filmmaker who uses parody, wordplay and visual puns in works that tease out the art world’s idiosyncrasies.
The Woodward Lecture Series is made possible by a generous endowment gift from an anonymous donor.
All lectures are free, open to the public. Seating and parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.