MFA in Visual Art Summer 2018 Residency Public Events

The MFA in Visual Art program would like to invite the community to join us for presentations with our Visiting Artists as well as student exhibitions throughout the week.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Graduating Student Exhibition:
VCFA Gallery - 36 College St

  • Saturday, July 28 – Tuesday, July 31
  • Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm*
  • Opening reception: Friday, July 27, 7:45 - 9:15pm

New and Returning Student Exhibitions:
Alumni Hall - 45 College St

  • Thursday, July 26 – Tuesday, July 31
  • Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm*
  • Opening reception: Wednesday, July 25, 7:15 - 8:30pm

*Galleries may be closed for academic purposes as determined by the program.

Artist-in-Residence:
Gala Porras-Kim

Visiting Artists & Scholars:
John Di Stefano, David Dixon, Michelle Dizon, Michel Droge, Andrea Kantrowitz, Maggie Nowinski, Camilo Ontiveros

VISITING ARTIST PRESENTATIONS
Artist Talk with Artist-in-Residence, Gala Porras-Kim:

  • Wednesday, July 25, 9:30 – 11:00am
  • Chapel/College Hall

Artist-in-Residence Gala Porras-Kim will present some of her past and ongoing projects dealing with the social and political contexts that influence the representation of language and history. The work comes from a research-based practice that aims to consider how intangible things, have been represented through different methodologies in the fields of linguistics, history and conservation.

Porras-Kim received an MFA from CalArts and recent work has been shown at LACMA, Seoul City Museum, Whitney Museum, Hammer Museum's Made in L.A., the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial. She has received awards from Artadia and Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Creative Capital and Tiffany Foundation and the California Community Foundation. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Translating Feminisims: Communication and collectivity across diverse feminist thought and histories:
Presentations and a panel discussion with Faith Wilding, Michelle Dizon, Gala Porras-King, and Eshrat Erfanian

  • Monday, July 30, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • College Hall/Chapel

Faith WildingAs we think through and honor the work of long-time faculty member Faith Wilding, who is being given an honorary doctorate by VCFA on Monday, July 30, how might we understand her work as opening onto a project of an endless emancipation, multiplication, and diversification of feminist thought? While her work has been “canonized” in “feminist art,” the work itself is rebellious and resists. It wants no sanctification and doesn’t want to do penance. It seeks fellow travelers across times and spaces. Her most recent wanderings have been in search of such travelers—in Paraguay, her birthplace, where she grew amidst the plants, and her global diasporic community, and found an imaginary future and past, a fertile ground for her imaginings of future solidarities. Who are her companions? What languages do they/we speak? What are our/their tongues? Who are we together? In this discussion, we will consider the multiple trajectories of “feminist” art practice, in the shifting nows of our work.

Image credit: Tree of Life, Faith Wilding, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.