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Fall 2013 Visiting Artists + Designers Lecture Series
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 //
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

FALL 2013:
VISITING ARTISTS + DESIGNERS LECTURE SERIES

This fall's lectures take place in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.

Joel Katz

Information Design

Wednesday, September 25

7:00 p.m.

Katz - designer, photographer, and teacher - is internationally known for his information design. Diagrams of complex statistical data and processes are a passionate interest and characterize his work on Brand Atlas: Branding Intelligence Made Visible, co-authored with Alina Wheeler (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). His book, Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense, was published by Wiley in October 2012.
Katz holds BFA and MFA in graphic design from Yale. In 2002, he won the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.

 

Annica Cupetelli & Cristobal Mendoza

Multimedia Installation & Interactivity

Wednesday, October 16

4:00 p.m.

Cuppetelli (USA) and Mendoza (Venezuela) began their artistic collaboration in September 2010. Their practice centers around the creation of site-specific, multimedia installations that address issues of space, interaction and materiality. Their work has been exhibited in the Denver Art Museum, and in various galleries and festivals in the United States, France, Chile, Brazil, with upcoming exhibitions in Canada and Germany. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fibers, 2008) and Mendoza at the Rhode Island School of Design (Digital Media, 2007). Mendoza is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where they are based.

Brooke Singer

Multimedia Installation & Interactivity

Thursday, November 14

4:00 p.m.

Singer is a New York based media artist whose work blurs the borders between science, technology, politics and arts practices. Providing an entry to social issues such as data-mining, food justice and the energy industry, her work has been exhibited at the MoMA/PS1, Warhol Museum of Art, The Banff Centre, Neuberger Museum of Art, Diverseworks, and in other notable venues. She is a Co-Founder of the art, technology and activist group Preemptive Media and was a Research Fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology from 2010-2011. Singer is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York.

FALL 2013:
ALBIN O. KUHN LIBRARY EXHIBITS & ARTISTS TALKS

Druckworks:
40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker

Artist's Talk Johanna Drucker

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reception to follow

Artist, writer, typographic poet, and scholar-critic Johanna Drucker is widely known for her contributions to contemporary art theory and history, as well as her prolific output as a creative artist. Throughout her career she has helped shape the field of artists' books, visual poetics, and digital aesthetics in dialogue with the arts and critical issues. Druckworks, a retrospective exhibition, is the first comprehensive presentation of Drucker's books, graphic art and visual projects, and reveals key insights into the artist's development over the course of four decades. This exhibition is organized by the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago.

Vista Sans Wood Type Project

Artist's Talk Ashley John Pigford

6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Reception to follow

This exhibition presents 32 letterpress prints produced by a group of international artists as part of the Vista Sans Wood Type Project, a collaborative experimental type and print project in which modern technology blends with a historic printing process to produce a hybrid form of typographic design. The resulting artworks offer diverse reflections on the post-digital and multidisciplinary nature of contemporary artistic practice. The Vista Sans Wood Type Project was organized by Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford.