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March 2021

| Wed, March 24, 2021 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jon Kessler

With his chaotic kinetic installations, Jon Kessler critiques our image-obsessed, surveillance-dominated world. His machines are at once complex and lumbering, combining mechanical know-how with kitschy materials and images. Structurally complex and narratively engaging, Jon Kessler’s multimedia sculptures often deliver an emotional punch beyond their humble means.

| Fri, March 26, 2021 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture: Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. He uses a range of software to produce intricately detailed animations and live action film of real and imagined worlds populated by the avatars of artists and friends.

| Tue, March 30, 2021 | 6 PM

Artist Lecture: Sadie Barnette

Join us for a free virtual lecture with the Oakland-based artist Sadie Barnette, whose drawings, photography, and large-scale installations speak to the intersection of familial, cultural, and political history. This lecture is a part of an ongoing series of programs related to the Zimmerli Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Angela Davis — Seize the Time, opening in September 2021. Q+A with the artist to follow.

| Wed, March 31, 2021 | 10 AM

Design Lecture Series: Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The New School in New York. For 14.5 years, she served as a faculty member in The New School’s School of Media Studies. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition.

April 2021

| Fri, April 2, 2021

MFA First-Year Virtual Exhibition

Image Courtesy of the MFA Class of 2022. Design by Clio Bravo. Our graduate visual arts students present their initial bodies of work across the mediums in this first-year review exhibition. Reception Friday, April 2…

| Fri, April 2, 2021 | 6 PM

MFA First-Year Exhibition Gallery Talks & Closing Reception

This virtual event features brief gallery talks by each participating MFA artist, celebrating the closing of their First-Year exhibition at Mason Gross Galleries, which is on view now.  

| Wed, April 7, 2021 | 10 AM

Design Lecture Series: Shira Inbar

This lecture is presented as part of the spring 2021 Design Lecture Series, free and open to all. Registration is required. Shira Inbar is an independent graphic designer with an edge of motion graphics, working…

| Wed, April 7, 2021 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Cindy Ji Hye Kim

Cindy Ji Hye Kim utilizes a rich grayscale vocabulary in iconic representations of the body under duress. Synthesizing influences as disparate as early animation, construction scaffolding, pests and flora, medieval torture devices, and Korean folk arts, Kim’s depictions of the contorted human form speak to the limits not only of the body but also of the sayable.

| Wed, April 14, 2021 | 10 AM

Design Lecture Series: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, PhD

Dr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an artist and biohacker who is interested in art as research and technological critique. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places.

| Sun, April 18, 2021

BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2021

The Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts is proud to announce the launch of two undergraduate thesis shows, on view April 16–May 31, 2021. Reception Friday, April 16, 5–7…

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