Enrique Martínez Celaya, Portrait of Vicki and Kent Logan, 2009. © Enrique Martínez Celaya. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum

Logan Lecture Series: 10 Years of Artists on Art

Fall 2017

DAM Contemporaries celebrates the 10th anniversary of Logan Lectures with 4 artists who share global perspectives in their interdisciplinary practices.

6 pm (doors open at 5:30)

Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum

Lecture Tickets: Free for DAMC members and students with ID, $10 DAM volunteers, $15 DAM members, $20 nonmembers.

Coco Fusco, "La confesión," 2015

Coco Fusco

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who explores cultural politics through varied performances, incorporating large-scale projections, live internet streams and audience interaction. She will share a recent video filmed in Cuba as part of the first Logan Lecture featured at the Biennial of the Americas.

Friday, September 15

Cosponsored by the Biennial of the Americas

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Enrique Martínez Celaya, Portrait of Vicki and Kent Logan, 2009. © Enrique Martínez Celaya. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum

Enrique Martinez Celaya: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Cuban-born Enrique Martinez Celaya’s command of philosophy, poetry, and physics plays out in ethereal works that hint of transitions, the fragility of life, and death. This is his encore presentation after appearing the first year of the Logan Lecture Series: “What I have tried to do with my works is observe … who I am, who others are, and what the world is.”

Wednesday, September 27

A toast to the Logans immediately follows the talk.

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Chido Johnson, Square Grid Humility, 2000. Gessoed ceramic, lime, raised-floor installation, 16 x 16 x 2 feet. © Chido Johnson

Chido Johnson

Having lived between two cultures, the United States and Zimbabwe, Chido Johnson’s work persistently locates cultural spaces identified as other and different in an attempt to transform and negotiate a new sense of self, place and belonging. It is with this sense of otherness that Johnson’s work extends from performance to video to installation.

Wednesday, November 1

Xiaoze Xie, “Chinese Library No. 57,” 2014

Xiaoze Xie

Born in Guangdong at the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, Xiaoze Xie's work has remained deeply affected by the loss of tradition, culture, and learning since moving to the US in 1992. His most recent series traces the practice of banning books in China and explores the history of censorship, social memory, and political discourse.

Wednesday, November 29.

Cosponsored by Asian Art Association (Note: Tickets for this particular Logan Lecture are free for Asian Art Association members.)