The Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series for Fall 2008 has been announced. The lectures take place at 7:00pm on Thursdays in room F200 (across from the art office) except where noted. I'm not sure what security will be like this semester, but it seems like every year the administration becomes more hardass about keeping the Santa Clarita riff-raff off campus.
Because Thursday usually means that the seven official art galleries on campus have their openings--and free beer abounds--campus security can be more uptight. You might want to call the school during the day at 661-255-1050 and ask for the art office. Someone there should be able to put you on the guest list that's kept at the gate. Another option s to get there around 5:00pm for the faculty receptions at the galleries, and enter when the gate is left wide open.
So here's the list so far, along with some links to the artists' work and reviews. I'll post updates as they come in. Last-minute changes can take place, so you may want to call and confirm before you invest the gasoline on a drive to Valencia.
Sept. 18: Mungo Thomson ("Polymorphus Bastard Coneptualist")Stay tuned for next year's schedule starting in January 2009. Artists are still being confirmed but some tentative names mentioned are Byron Kim, Rodney McMillian, Fritz Haeg, Hans Haacke, Via Lewandowsky, David Hullfish Baily, Coco Fusco, Walead Beshty, Stuart Hawkins, Ruben Ochoa, and Alain Badiou.
Sept. 25: Mindy Shapero (Sculpture/Drawing)
Oct. 2: Linda Palmer (Neuroscience of Kantian Philosophy)
Oct. 9: Yvonne Rainer (Experimental Choreography & Film)
Oct. 16: Charles Long (Process-Based Sculpture)
Oct. 23: Kim Fisher (Abstract Painting)
Oct. 30: Panel Discussion: Artists TBD
Nov. 6: TBD
Nov. 13: Matthew Coolidge (Center for Land Use Interpretation)
Nov. 18*: Sarah Thornton (author, "Seven Days in the Art World")
Dec. 04: Marnie Weber (Multi-Disciplinary)
Dec. 11: Joan Jonas (Video & Performance)
*TUES. NIGHT LECTURE
Thanks to the visiting artist coordinators Ian James, Christina Ondrus, and Elleni Sclavenitis for your hard work!