Logan Lecture Series: Activated Frontiers
Challenging the conventional boundaries of place, relationships, and history, these contemporary artists question the familiar and activate new frontiers through disruption and new structures.
INDIVIDUAL LECTURES (scroll down to individual lecture listings to buy tickets):
$8 volunteers, $12 artists, $15 DAM members, $18 nonmembers
DAM Contemporaries (DAMC) members and students are free with valid student ID (student must present valid student ID the night of the lecture)
TIME & LOCATION:
6:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm), Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building
Please note: the Mark Bradford lecture on May 30 will take place in Ponti Hall, North Building
MEET THE ARTIST:
DAMC invites you to an après-lecture reception with the artist immediately following each lecture at the ART, a hotel. Enjoy conversations with some of the hottest artists working today, along with complimentary snacks and a cash bar.
Please note: In lieu of a reception at the ART hotel immediately following the Mark Bradford lecture on May 30, the Clyfford Still Museum will be free and open from 5:00-8:00 pm that evening.
- MI TIERRA, HERE & THERE—Wednesday, April 19 GET TICKETS >>
Explore echoes of a sense of belonging, here and elsewhere, in the works of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place.
The core themes of memory, site, recuperation, and reconciliation will be addressed in a discussion moderated by Rafael Fajardo, focusing on the research work of panelists Ramona Beltran, PhD, and Marisa Lerer, PhD.
Ana Teresa Fernández explores the politics of intermingling identities and the ways it shapes culture and social rhetoric through painting, performance, and video. Her work illuminates the psychological and physical barriers that define gender, race, and class in Western society and the global south. Fernández’s multi-media project Erasure is featured in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place.
Join Denver Art Museum curator of modern and contemporary art Rebecca Hart; curator of architecture, design and graphics Darrin Alfred; and Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion Florence Müller, for a dialogue highlighting the convergence of art, design, and fashion.
The boundaries of each are tempted as new media challenge one another and collaborations expand or self-reflect.
Mark Bradford compares his studio process with that of Clyfford Still: “What caught my eye was the insistence of his paintings. His surfaces were more raw and immediate than other abstract expressionist paintings.” Representing the U.S. in the 2017 Venice Biennale, Bradford joins us for the 100th Logan Lecture where he will speak about the two-venue exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford. The conversation will be led by the Denver Art Museum's curator of modern and contemporary art Rebecca Hart and Clyfford Still Museum director, Dean Sobel.
PLEASE NOTE: The Mark Bradford lecture is co-sponsored by Clyfford Still Museum. In addition to ticketing information above, Friends of Clyfford Still members receive free admission to this lecture (seating is limited, reserve in advance). This lecture will be held in Ponti Hall in the Denver Art Museum's North Building. In lieu of a reception at the ART hotel immediately following, the Clyfford Still Museum will be free and open from 5:00-8:00 pm this evening.
- JOHN JOTA LEAÑOS—Wednesday, January 11
- MELANIE SMITH—Wednesday, January 25
Presented by the DAM Contemporaries.
This lecture series is made possible with the generous support of Vicki and Kent Logan in affiliation with DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group. The Mark Bradford lecture is co-sponsored by Clyfford Still Museum.
Image at top: Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. © Ana Teresa Fernández.
Explore echoes of a sense of belonging, here and elsewhere, in the works of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. More
Ana Teresa Fernández explores the politics of intermingling identities and the ways it shapes culture and social rhetoric through painting, performance, and video. More
Join three DAM curators for a dialogue highlighting the convergence of art, design, and fashion. More
Representing the United States in the 2017 Venice Biennale, Mark Bradford joins us to speak about Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford. More