Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM
The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)

The University of California San Diego Department of Visual Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego present the annual Russell Lecture program featuring artist and writer Miguel Calderón.

Calderón's work explores themes ranging from family dynamics to the supernatural. Deploying a variety of media, including video, photography, sculpture and painting, his work is unified by foreboding theatricality and the exploration of the macabre. He has presented several solo exhibitions and biennales and has been the recipient of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant & Commissions program (2013), The MacArthur Fellowship for Film and New Media (2000), and the Bancomer/Rockefeller Fellowship (1995).

MCASD and UC San Diego have long collaborated to bring internationally acclaimed artists to San Diego through the annual Russell Lecture program. The Russell Foundation was established in the will of Betty Russell, one of MCASD's founding docents and a long-time supporter of UC San Diego.

Tickets to the Russell Lecture are free for Members and San Diego College and University students and faculty; $5 for seniors; and $10 for non-members.

This event is free for all UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty with I.D.

Please note: the lecture will take place at the Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), located at 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.

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Image Credit: Miguel Calderón, installation views of Caída libre, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City 2017.