The School of Art is dedicated to bringing in renowned artists, designers, and scholars to the University of Arkansas to provide students and the community comprehensive experiences in the practice and study of fine arts and design.
The spring 2022 lecture series will launch with artist Lauren Lee McCarthy Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Lee McCarthy is an associate professor at UCLA Design Media Arts and an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. The virtual lecture is free and open to the public, the webinar link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81311066978.
Additional spring guest lectures include:
_February 17 // Yasmine Diaz, multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores the connections between personal experience and larger social, political structures. Diaz's work is currently included in the FNAR Gallery exhibition Foresight Prevents Blindness.
_March 3 // Nikki Greene, art historian and associate professor examining African and African American identities, music, the body, and feminism in 20th century and contemporary art at Wellesley College.
_March 31 // Caroline Kent, a Chicago-based artist and assistant professor of painting at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.
_April 21 // Juan Carlos Castro, chair and associate professor of art education at the University of Concordia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
_Fine Arts Center Gallery, Foresight Prevents Blindness
Date // January 20-February 27
Featured Artists // Wafaa Bilal, Yasmine Nasser Diaz, Amir H. Fallah, Alia Farid, Jordan Nassar, and Sheida Soleimani
Exhibition // Foresight Prevents Blindness features a group of artists born in or connected to the region known as the Middle East. Geography is only one way of bringing these individuals together, but it's a convenient one. Each artist wrestles with fundamental challenges facing a region always under the scrutiny of the world's lens. Whether addressing inequality, gender sterotypes, or the concep of identity, each artist presents a unique perspective gleaned from a life splintered by a cultural history and geographical bias.
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