Graduate Art Seminar Brings Distinguished Speakers from the International Art World to Art Center

Tuesdays. 7:30 pm. Los Angeles Times Media Center.

Currently underway, the Graduate Art Seminar at Art Center  welcomes internationally recognized artists, critics, art historians, architects, filmmakers and writers to Pasadena to share their insights into the world of contemporary art. The seminar—a core component of Art Center’s Graduate Art program—takes place Tuesday evenings throughout the term and is free and open to the general public.

Carroll Dunham, Tree with Red Flowers 2009. Mixed media on canvas, 75 x 90 inches. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

Acclaimed Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall launched the series this term, with a roster of distinguished artists to follow, including noted philosopher, theorist and University of Lille professor Thierry de Duve (March 6); City University of New York’s Distinguished Professor Wayne Kostenbaum, the poet and celebrated author of such provocative titles as The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire; Jackie Under My Skin, and the newly released The Anatomy of Harpo Marks; (April 9*), and painter Carroll Dunham, who will speak on the occasion of a survey of his drawings at L.A.s Blum & Poe Gallery(April 17).

The series culminates with a special symposium titled “Changing the World” spearheaded by one of today’s most influential thinkers Alain Badiou (May 19). Badiou will be joined in conversation by noted professors Kenneth Reinhard (UCLA), Nathan Brown (UC Davis) and Jason E. Smith (Art Center).

For a full list of speakers, please visit the Grad Art website.

*Wayne Kostenbaum’s seminar will take place on a Monday

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