2018-19 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series
Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund:
Artist Lecture: Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Thursday, November 1, 5:15PM
Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Paul Mpagi Sepuya as part of the 2018-19 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.
This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography. His work focuses on the production of portraiture in the artist’s studio as a site of homoerotic social relations, and the potential of blackness in the space of the “dark room.” His work emerged within the queer zine scene of the 2000s, and was most recently shown in “Being: New Photography 2018” at the Museum of Modern Art. His work is in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney and Guggenheim museums, The Studio Museum in Harlem and MOCA Los Angeles, among others. Sepuya is currently visiting artist faculty at California Institute of the Arts.
Artist Lecture: Jim Ricks
Thursday, November 1, 5:15PM
In Search of the Truth is an interactive project comprised of a touring, portable inflatable sculpture called The Truth Booth. Iconically shaped like a cartoon speech bubble, it houses a photo booth-like interior that compiles the public’s two-minute video responses as they finish the statement. The aim is to represent and celebrate the world’s diverse people, cultures, and locations and capture as many definitions, representations, confessions, and thoughts on “the truth” as possible. The project will be taking place regionally in collaboration with the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, TX, and Universidad Autonomy de Cuidad Juarez in Cd Juarez Mexico.
For more information: http://insearchofthetruth.net
Artist Lecture: Ramiro Gomez & David Feldman
Wednesday, November 7, 5:15PM
Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund, please join us for an Artist Lecture with Ramiro Gomez & David Feldman. Ramiro Gomez was born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who have since become US citizens. Gomez’s work is informed by the workers who tend gardens and care for children but are often invisible to the outer world. After briefly attending the California Institute for the Arts, Gomez himself left to work as a live-in nanny with a West Hollywood family, an experience that did much to inform his subsequent artistic practice. Feldman has chronicled the work of Gomez through photography and film. Their combined efforts form a powerful statement on the impact of Latin America on Los Angeles art and culture. Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman are artists who live in West Hollywood, and whose artistic partnership stems naturally from their relationship as a couple.
Read more about their visit here.
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