- VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA, 23284, United States
Upcoming Events At This Venue
October 3, 2012
The Department of Painting and Printmaking presents a lecture with Kurt Kauper
Kurt Kauper received a BFA from Boston University in 1988 and an MFA in painting from UCLA in 1995. He has had solo shows at ACME Gallery in Los Angeles and Deitch Projects in New York City. He has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and Europe, in such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the Stedelijk Museum in Gent, Belgium; Castello da Rivoli in Turin, Italy; the Pompidou Center in Paris; and the Kunsthalle Vienna. Among numerous awards, he has received two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, a Tiffany Foundation Grant, and two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Oakland Museum of Art; the Weatherspoon Museum at the University of North Carolina Greensboro; and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven. He has taught at Orange Coast College, the Museum School in Boston, and Yale University. More information at the artists website
The lecture will take place on Wednesday October 3, 11 am Student Commons Theater
October 5, 2012
Department of Photography and Film Presents Kevin Everson’s lecture at the Student Commons Theatre on October 5th in the Student Commons Theatre at 2:30pm.
Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965) was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, and grants from Creative Capital and the Mid-Atlantic, residencies at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Yaddo and MacDowell Colony, and numerous university fellowships. Everson was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial as well as an exhibit at the Whitney, More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson is curated by Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator Chrissie Iles.
Everson works in a variety of media, including film, painting, sculpture, and photography, exploring aspects of everyday life. With a sense of place and historical research, Kevin Jerome Everson films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. Some of his films are constructed from appropriated news and film footage, bringing to light forgotten details of the experiences of African-Americans.
October 9, 2012
October 15, 2012
The VCU department of Sculpture + Extended Media is proud to present: Tricia Donnelly
lecture: Monday, October 15 at 2:00 pm
VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave
Trisha Donnelly’s ineffable body of work resists simple characterization. A lexicon of imagery and action relies on the power of suggestion: what precise, economical gesture can evoke a moment, a place, a feeling? How does sound create form? With a word, can the artist embed herself in our conscience? These potent gestures are catalysts, and this is the crux of Donnelly’s work. What unite her media-diverse work are gestures of altered time, shifters, dimensional explorations, evocation, perception, and belief structures.
October 25, 2012
The Department of Painting and Printmaking will host a lecture with artist Lisa Sigal. The lecture will take place Thursday October 25th at 2:30pm at the Student Commons Theatre.
November 6, 2012
November 15, 2012
Every maker who has supported themselves (and often their family) with their craft has built a business in a unique and often innovative way. There is no single, unified model to follow for a successful career in the arts. Makers by necessity must forge a business and a professional path in a way that makes sense and plays to their strengths. For anyone interested in, or curious about a career the arts, this symposium will offer fertile insight into the business side of the arts.
Each panelist will present an overview of their work and journey followed by a discussion panel that will investigate the highlights, successes, pitfalls, and requisite tenacity that encompass a career of making, marketing, and selling handmade products.
January 30, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 4:00 pm
VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave
“Andrea Fraser’s work has been identified with performance, video, project-based art, context art, and institutional critique.
Major projects include installations for the Berkeley Art Museum; the Kunstverein Munich; the Venice Biennale (Austrian Pavilion); the Whitney Biennial; the Generali Foundation, Vienna; the Kunsthalle Bern; the Sprengel Museum Hannover; the Bienal de São Paulo; and Tate Modern. She has also created performances for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; inSITE, San Diego/Tijuana; and the MICA Foundation, New York. She has performed solo work at the Whitechapel, London; the Dia Art Foundation, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among other venues.
Surveys of her work have been presented by the Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia; the Kunstverein Hamburg; the Kemper Art Museum, Washington University; the Franz Hals Museum in Haarlem; and the Carpenter Center, Harvard University.
Her essays and performance texts have appeared in Art in America, Afterimage, October, Texte zur Kunst,Social Text, Critical Quarterly, Documents, Artforum, and Grey Room. Books include Andrea Fraser: Works 1984-2003, published by Dumont, and Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser, released by MIT Press in 2005.
Fraser was a founding member of the feminist performance group, The V-Girls (1986-1996); the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997-1998); and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005-2008). She was also co-organizer, with Helmut Draxler, of Services, a “working-group exhibition” that toured to eight venues in Europe and the United States between 1994 and 2001.
Fraser has received grants from Art Matters, Inc., the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.”
February 12, 2013
Lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 12 at 12:15 pm at the VCU Student Commons Theater.
More information can be found here.