Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.

Logan Lecture Series: Activated Frontiers

2017 Winter/Spring

Challenging the conventional boundaries of place, relationships, and history, these contemporary artists question the familiar and activate new frontiers through disruption and new structures.

SERIES of 6 LECTURES: BUY SERIES TICKETS >>

$48 artists, $60 DAM members, $72 nonmembers

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

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.

  • JOHN JOTA LEAÑOS—Wednesday, January 11

John Jota Leaños utilizes new media to engage in diverse cultural arenas through what he calls "strategic revealing, tactical disruption, and symbolic wagon burning." His practice includes a range of media arts, animation, film, public art, installation, and performance that focuses on the convergence of the politics of history, memory, social space and decolonization. GET TICKETS >>

  • MELANIE SMITHWednesday, January 25

Mexico City plays an important role in the work of Melanie Smith. Her installations, videos, films, photographs, and paintings consider the density of population and structures, its production of detritus and its endless entropy and reconstruction. These concerns are balanced by Smith's interest in the legacies of modernism and post-avant-garde movements at they manifest themselves in Latin America. GET TICKETS >>

  • 100th Logan Lecture: MARK BRADFORD—March 2, 2017 tentative date, tickets not on sale individually, but lecture is included in series ticket package.
  • MI TIERRA, HERE & THERE—Wednesday, April 19 GET TICKETS >>
  • ANA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ —Wednesday, May 3 GET TICKETS >>

  • INTERSECTION OF ART/DESIGN/FASHION—Wednesday, May 24 GET TICKETS >>
Still image of the video animation Frontera with a 20 minute run time, created in 2014 by artist John Jota Leaños.

John Jota Leaños, Frontera, 2014. Video animation (still), 20 minutes. © John Jota Leaños.

Still from the video Cats created in 2016 by artist Melanie Smith.

Melanie Smith, Cats, 2016. Video still. © Melanie Smith.

  • Melanie Smith, Cats, 2016. Video still.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Logan Lecture: Melanie Smith

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Mexico City plays an important role in the work of Melanie Smith. Her installations, videos, films, photographs, and paintings consider the density of population and structures, its production of detritus and its endless entropy and reconstruction. More

  • Mark Bradford, Realness, 2016
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    100th Logan Lecture: Mark Bradford

    Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Date tentative; watch for confirmation. Individual tickets not currently available, but Bradford lecture is included in series ticket. More

  • Daniela Edburg, The Plan, 2016. Archival ink print.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Logan Lecture: Mi Tierra, Here & There

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Explore echoes of a sense of belonging, here and elsewhere, in the works of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. More

  • Logan Lecture: Ana Teresa Fernández
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Logan Lecture: Ana Teresa Fernández

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Ana Teresa Fernández explores the politics of intermingling identities and the ways it shapes culture and social rhetoric through painting, performance, and video. More