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Ocean Prototype Nightsdetail of a Kumeyaay straw boat on the beach with people in the background

Episode 1: Reclaiming Native Waterways, from the Kumeyaay Coast to Lake Cahuilla

October 14, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. PDT
YouTube Stream: https://youtu.be/nLYtFvEkWCs

Six live-streamed evening dialogs twice a quarter from October through June around the “Navigating the Pacific” project, a dozen 3-year artist-scientist-scholar collaborations about oceanographic and Indigenous ocean art and science culminating, in 2024, in rolling exhibitions at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and the Geisel Library. Part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time 2024 regional collaboration of exhibitions, Graphic Ocean and Navigating the Pacific are forthcoming publication and exhibitions promoting intersections between art and science around oceanic conservation, contestation, and communities of practice. These dialogs are "prototypes" in the sense that they show ideas in progress.


Every Ocean Hughesheadshot photo of the artist

Remote Guest Lecture

October 15, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

Every Ocean Hughes (EOH), f.k.a. Emily Roysdon (born 1977), is an transdisciplinary artist and writer. EOH’s recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, print making, text, video, and curating. EOH was editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective, LTTR.


Beatriz Cortezphoto of the artist in a gallery with sculptures

Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence

October 24 - December 5, 2021

Beatriz Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and versions of modernity, memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures. As part of the residency, Beatriz will design and lead workshops for graduate student participation as it relates to her practice. There will be a public Open Studio reception at the end of the residency for Beatriz to share her work with the larger Visual Arts community. 


June Edmondsphoto of the artist painting with bright colors

Russell Lecture with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

October 27, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. PDT
YouTube Stream: https://youtu.be/4YCfScWHhGM

June Edmonds uses abstract painting to explore how color, repetition, movement, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connection to her African-American roots. 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. She specified that funds from the foundation should help "foster the appreciation and study of the modern visual arts and creativity of young artists" through support for the Museum and the University.


Mariah Garnettfilm still of the artist in their film "Other & Father"

Remote Guest Lecture

October 29, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

Mariah Garnett (b. 1980, Portland, ME; lives and works in Los Angeles) mixes documentary, narrative and experimental filmmaking practices to make work that accesses existing people and communities beyond her immediate experience. Using source material that ranges from found text to iconic gay porn stars, Garnett often inserts herself into the films, creating cinematic allegories that codify and locate identity.


Victoria Fuvideo still with hands, parakeet and colorful background

Remote Guest Lecture

November 12, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PST

Victoria Fu is a visual artist based in San Diego making moving image installations. Using multiple formats, media and viewing configurations, her work layers analog and digital textures including found and original footage as gestures towards the folding of virtual into actual space. The artwork considers the screen as an object and a space, questioning the status of the moving image in the contemporary digital realm, the cinematic spectator and the haptic screen.


Ocean Prototype NightsCover image: SolidWorks rendering of Simon Penny's Project Orthogonal by Michael DeLessio, 2020.

Episode 2: Canoes, Conservation, and Computation

November 18, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. PST
YouTube Stream: https://youtu.be/0GRonqNjtX8

Six live-streamed evening dialogs twice a quarter from October through June around the Ocean Art + Science: Navigating the Pacific Project, a dozen 3-year artist-scientist-scholar collaborations in oceanographic and Indigenous ocean art and science culminating, in 2024, in rolling exhibitions at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and the Geisel Library. Part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time 2024 regional collaboration of exhibitions on Art + Science, Graphic Ocean and Navigating the Pacific are forthcoming publication and exhibitions promoting intersections between art and science around oceanic conservation, contestation, and communities of practice. These dialogs are "prototypes" in the sense that they show research in progress.


Yong Soon Minview inside building where armistice agreement was signed

Transnational Korean Studies Virtual Lecture

November 19, 2021
4:00 p.m. PST
Register for Zoom Meeting Here

Amid the cultural and sociopolitical relations between North and South Korea, Yong Soon Min will concentrate this lecture on her recent work in 2019 titled "We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us, twice." As an artist, curator, activist and educator, Yong Soon Min’s career for the past forty years has focused on the Asian American identity, and its colonial and diasporic histories.


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Final Screening of New Films

December 7, 2021
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. PST
SME 137, Structural & Materials Engineering Building, UC San Diego

Video medium used both as production technology and as device to explore the fundamental character of filmmaking and time-based computer art practices. Students perform all aspects of production with attention to developing ideas and building analytical/critical skills.


Recent Publications


Field Journal #18-19Field Journal logo

Founded & Edited by Professor Grant Kester

This is a special double issue that represents the culmination of Learning from documenta (Lfd), a long-term investigation into documenta 14 (2017) that we began in issue 11 (Fall 2018). While the biennial format has a long history (the first Whitney Biennial opened in 1933 and documenta was launched in 1955 as part of the Federal Horticulture Show in Kassel) it has mushroomed in importance over the past two decades, coincident with the dramatic expansion of the market for contemporary art.


The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic Worldphoto of book cover

By Professor Benjamin Bratton

The Revenge of the Real envisions a new positive biopolitics that recognizes that governance is literally a matter of life and death. We are grappling with multiple interconnected dilemmas--climate change, pandemics, the tensions between the individual and society--all of which have to be addressed on a planetary scale. Bratton argues that instead of thinking of biotechnologies as something imposed on society, we must see them as essential to a politics of infrastructure, knowledge, and direct intervention. In this way, we can build a society based on a new rationality of inclusion, care, and prevention.


MFA Exhibition

MFA EXHIBITIONS ONLINE

This site includes documentation of solo thesis shows from graduating MFA students as well as First Year Reviews. Past exhibitions include the 2021 Open Studios and the 2020 graduating MFA exhibition.

visarts.ucsd.edu/gradexhibitions

Kamil Gallery

KAMIL GALLERY ONLINE

The Adam D. Kamil Gallery has moved online. This gallery is a site for undergraduate art shows and hosts the annual reception and exhibition for students that participate in the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. Visual Arts majors and minors at the junior or senior level are eligible to submit a proposal to show in the Kamil Gallery for one week during the academic school year. Past online exhibitions remain viewable with the artists' permission.

visarts.ucsd.edu/kamilgallery

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