RECAST | Art Lecture Series: Clifford Owens, Wednesday, October 7 from 11:30-1:00 via Zoom

From: Osha (Flores), Shaw <>
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 11:31 AM

The Art Lecture Series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists and scholars.  The ongoing aim is to bring an array of practices from a variety of fields, areas of inquiry and creative production that are active in the world beyond our campus. The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between the speakers, students, faculty, staff and the public. All are welcome. Please join us.

Program faculty, please let me know if you plan to attend this lecture and/or the whole series. We want to track attendance so we can keep this series going. 

The lecture takes place on Wednesday, October 7 from 11:30-1:00 pm as a Zoom webinar:

WEEK 2, 10/7  Clifford Owens is an artist who makes photographs, performance art, works on paper, videos, installations, and texts. His art has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Owens’ solo museum exhibitions include Anthology at MoMA PS1, Better the Rebel You Know at Home in Manchester, England, and Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and group exhibitions featuring his work include Freestyle, Greater New York 2005, and Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century. His performance-based projects have been widely presented in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This year he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Owens was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He lives and works in New York City.

Though he rejects the label “performance artist,” NY-based visual artist Clifford Owens is known for creating work that not only engages physically and emotionally with the viewer but also frequently involves the use of his own body. Despite his professional reputation as a provocateur, Owens’ advice for emerging artists involves such genteel topics as mentorship, community, and love. “The art world is not necessarily a loving space,” he says. “They love what you produce maybe, but not you. You’ve got to have some semblance of love around you that is real.”- 

Shaw Osha

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