Spring 2016 Public Lecture Series

Xu Bing, “Phoenix,” 2014. Installation view at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York. Courtesy of Xu Bing Studio.

Posted by Liam Otten January 29, 2016

 

Can technology be at once ubiquitous and invisible?

Artist Trevor Paglen deploys photography, sculpture, engineering and investigative journalism to document drones, satellites, fiber-optic cables and other “hidden” systems.

In “The Other Night Sky,” artist Trevor Paglen used data from an international network of amateur observers to track and photograph classified American satellites, space debris and other obscure objects in Earth’s orbit. Pictured is “STSS-1 and Two Unidentified Spacecraft over Carson City (Space Tracking and Surveillance System; USA 205),” 2010. Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco.

This spring, Paglen is featured in “To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare,” on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, Paglen will deliver the Bunny and Charles Burson Distinguished Visiting Lecture for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

The talk — which will launch the the Sam Fox School’s spring Public Lecture Series — is the first of 16 presentations this semester by nationally and internationally known artists, architects, curators and designers.

The series will continue Feb. 8 with Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, followed by a talk and film screening by filmmaker Peter Yost Feb. 16. Other highlights will include artist Xu Bing (Feb. 24), artist Mark Dion (Feb. 29) and Freund Teaching Fellow Andréa Stanislav (March 23).

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30p in Steinberg Hall Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Each will be preceded by a reception at 6p.

In addition, at noon Friday, January 29, architectural historian Claire Zimmerman, coordinator of doctoral studies for the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, will discuss “Arcades of Detroit” as part of the DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory Series.

Presented by the Sam Fox School's College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, the talk will take place in Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall.

Steinberg Hall is located near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth Boulevards, immediately adjacent to Givens Hall and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. For more information, call 314.935.9300.

Image Credit

In "The Other Night Sky," artist Trevor Paglen used data from an international network of amateur observers to track and photogrph classified American satellites, space debris, and other obscure objects in Earth's orbit. Pictured is "STSS-1 and Two Unidentified Spacecraft over Carson City (Space Tracking and Surveillance System; USA 205)," 2010. Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco.

Spring 2016 speakers

Monday, Feb. 1

Trevor Paglen
Artist
Bunny and Charles Burson Distinguished Visiting Lecture
In conjunction with "To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare"
* Reception at 6 p.m. in the Kemper Art Museum

Monday, Feb. 8

Aaron Betsky
Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin
Ruth Kahn Lynford Lecture

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Peter Yost
Filmmaker and producer
Supported by the Brabson Library & Educational Foundation as part of a grant for Digital Filmmaking: City Stories
* Reception at 6 p.m. in the Kemper Art Museum

Monday, Feb. 22

Beverly Semmes
Artist
Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Xu Bing
Artist

Monday, Feb. 29

Mark Dion
Artist
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture

Friday, March 4

Julian Rosefeldt
Artist
* Lecture at 5:30 pm, followed at 6:30 p.m. by the public opening of “Julian Rosefeldt: American Night” in the Kemper Art Museum

Wednesday, March 23

Andréa Stanislav
Associate professor of sculpture, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow Lecture
* Lecture at 7 p.m. at Saint Louis Art Museum.

Monday, March 28

Anne Schaefer
Artist
Louis D. Beaumont Artist in Residence Lecture

Tuesday, March 29

Phyllis Lambert
Founder, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Eugene J. Mackey Jr. Lecture

Friday, April 1

Jan De Vylder
Co-Founder, Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund Lecture
Graduate Architecture Open House Lecture

Monday, April 11

Ginés Garrido
Co-Founder, Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados
Coral Courts Lecture

Wednesday, April 13

Chris Woods
Author and investigative journalist
In conjunction with “To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare”
* Reception at 6 p.m. in the Kemper Art Museum

Monday, April 18

Robert Cole
Co-Founding Principal, ColePrévost
Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor Lecture
Noon, Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Thursday, April 21

Nina-Marie Lister
Founding Principal, PLANDFORM; Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor in the School of Urban + Regional Planning, Ryerson University
Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture

Wednesday, May 4

Kengo Kuma
Founding Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates; Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, University of Tokyo
Cannon Design Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering