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John Welchman Gives Public Lecture

Friday, February 02, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Stree

Spheres of Interest: Experiments in Thinking and Action Spring 2007
5:00pm, free and open to the public

Spheres of Interest, the Graduate Lecture Series provides an opportunity for students to engage with the thoughts and productions of an international array of guest participants from a variety of fields. One of the goals of the series is to provoke students to imagine unfamiliar forms of perceiving and creating through exposure to challenging ideas concerning how different forms of contemporary and historical creative production can be conceived in the present. The guest participants will not invite smooth or easy receptions to the aural, visual, textual, and spatial operations, with which they are engaged, but in contrast, will raise questions from the perspective of producers and analysts about present and past forms of being and production.

February 2
John Welchman
“Faces and Powers”

John C. Welchman is Professor of Art History in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. His books on art include Modernism Relocated: Towards a Cultural Studies of Visual Modernity (Allen & Unwin, 1995), Invisible Colours: A Visual History of Titles (Yale UP, 1997), and Art After Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s (Routledge, 2001). He is co-author of the Dada and Surrealist Word Image (MIT Press, 1987) and of Mike Kelley in the Phaidon Contemporary Artists series (1999); and editor of Rethinking Borders (Minnesota UP, 1996). He has written for Artforum, Screen, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Economist, and other newspapers and journals; and contributed catalogue essays for exhibitions at the Tate (London and Liverpool), Reina Sophia (Madrid), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), LA County Museum of Art, Sydney Biennial, Vienna Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Ludwig Museum (Budapest), and the Haus der Kunst (Munich). His current book projects include two books on the relationships among art, film, and the representation of faces (The Celluloid Face and Faces and Powers), and monographs on the work of Mike Kelley (LA) and Vasco Araujo (Lisbon).
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