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.

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.

UPCOMING LECTURES:

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.

  • INTERSECTION OF ART/DESIGN/FASHION—Wednesday, May 24 GET TICKETS >>

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.

PAST LECTURES:

  • JOHN JOTA LEAÑOS—Wednesday, January 11
  • MELANIE SMITH—Wednesday, January 25
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.

  • 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

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

  • Mark Bradford, Realness, 2016. Mixed media on canvas.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Logan Lecture: Mark Bradford

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Representing the United States in the 2017 Venice Biennale, Mark Bradford joins us to speak about Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford. More