Deadline Extended for The Role and Practice of Artists in Society to November 20th

The Art History Society of CSU Los Angeles is seeking submissions for “The Role and Practice of Artists in Society” Graduate Student Symposium which will be held on January 22, 2011. We welcome papers exploring the character, function, and status of artists within various civilizations from any period or epoch. Our goal is to investigate the position, training procedures, and general attitudes toward artists from a variety of civilizations and cultures in order to learn more about the different roles and practices of artists in diverse cultures.

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Peter Lukehart who will speak on the topic “Why Academies?: The Organization and Training of Artists Across Time and Cultures.” It is our intention to publish the symposium talks in a collection of essays.

Please send a CV and an abstract of no more than 300 words for a twenty-minute paper by November 20, 2010 via e-mail to:

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First General Meeting of Fall Quarter!

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Jul 18, 2010–Jan 02, 2011

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown,

Jacobs Building

For the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban communities. The urban setting and its corresponding lifestyle are major sources of inspiration in contemporary culture. This is an historic revolution in visual culture, in which the codes and icons of the everyday—found on the streets in graffiti, signage, waste, tattoos, advertising, and graphic design—have been appropriated and used as an integral part of contemporary art-making. The urban landscape inspires and serves as both a platform for innovation and a vehicle for expression for many artists. The city itself, its buildings, vehicles, people, and advertisements, are not only the surface where the art is applied. The city fuels the practice.

A multifaceted exhibition that explores the dialogue between artists and the urban landscape, Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape features works both in the Museum’s galleries as well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego.

The exhibition includes a diverse range of 20 artists from 8 countries that are linked together by how their work addresses urban issues — Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff [CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader (France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness (U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.), and Vhils (Portugal).

Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape is curated by guest curator Pedro Alonzo and MCASD Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán.

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May 23 – August 15, 2010

Manchuria: Peripheral Vision—A Felipe Ehrenberg Retrospective is an exhibition of multimedia works created by Felipe Ehrenberg, one of Mexico’s most influential and iconoclastic contemporary artists. This retrospective exhibition, presented for the first time to audiences in the United States, demonstrates the importance of Ehrenberg’s contribution to a postmodern aesthetic of conceptual, performance, installation and video art from the 1960s to the present. The international touring exhibition of more than 200 works of art surveys Ehrenberg’s rich body of work that crosses over decades, cultures and continents.

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Volunteers Need!

Hello Everyone,

Felipe Ehrenberg needs some help to put a performance piece on at MOLAA. If you would like to volunteer putting props together and to execute the piece on Saturday night please let us know. Thank you!

Felipe Ehrenberg’s performance is a postmodern revisionist history of the Iberian invasion of Mexico. Narrated in Nahuatl, Spanish and English, the witness (the artist) and his cast of performers portray a series of events ensuing from the 500-year old clash of cultures. The production is a phantasmagorical critique of Mexican history, identity and social construction. Performed in conjunction with the exhibition The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, March 24 – July 5, 2010, at the Getty Villa, Malibu.

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“Empire in the Clouds: The Rise and Fall of Tiwanaku” a lecture by Dr. Charles Stanish

Please join the Art History Society and Mesoamerican society for a special lecture by UCLA professor Dr. Charles Stanish on Andean Culture entitled “Empire in the Clouds: The Rise and Fall of Tiwanaku.”

May 25th @ 7:00 pm, CSULA Student Union, Los Angeles Room.

5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032.

Reception will be catered by “El Salto del Fraile” Peruvian Restaurant. 7639 Firestone Blvd.Downey, CA 90241. (562) 928-6395

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John “Zender” Mural Unveiling at CSULA

Please Join the Art History Society in association with the Mesoamerican Society of CSULA for a reception unveiling John “Zender” Estrada’s Mural.  Mr Estrada kindly donated his mural to California State University, Los Angeles students, which will be hung in King Hall.

John “Zender” Estrada Mural Reception Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:00pm in CSULA-King Hall Patio. 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

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