Lectures and Workshops

Grad Art Seminar: Benjamin Buchloh in conversation with Jason Smith

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

7:15 pm - 10:00 pm Add to Calendar

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ArtCenter College of Design
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Pasadena, CA 91103

The Spring 2024 Graduate Art guest lecture series, organized by Jack Bankowsky

Benjamin Buchloh in conversation with Jason Smith

This event is free & open to the public. RSVP’s are not required.

See the full Spring 2024 Seminar schedule here.

Benjamin H.D. Buchloh is the Andrew W. Mellon Research Professor of Modern Art and Contemporary Art at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, where he taught from 2005 – 2022.

A selection of his essays on American and European artists of the post-WWII period has been published in two volumes: Neo Avantgarde and Culture Industry (MIT Press, 2006) and Formalism and Historicity (MIT Press, 2016). A third volume, Refuse and Refuge, is currently being prepared for publication. With Rosalind Krauss, Hal Foster, Yve-Alain Bois and David Joselit, Buchloh is the editor of the two-volume history of the arts of the Twentieth Century, Art Since 1900 (Thames & Hudson, 2016). His monograph Gerhard Richter: Painting After the Subject of History was published by MIT Press (2022).

Buchloh was awarded the Golden Lion for Contemporary Art History and Criticism at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

Jason E. Smith teaches in the Graduate Art program at Art Center College of Design. The author of Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in an Age of Stagnation (Reaktion Books, 2020), Smith has written on contemporary politics and political economy in various journals, including Artforum, Brooklyn Rail, Commune, Critical Inquiry, and Radical Philosophy. He is currently at work on a book about art around 1980.

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The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter's Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.

ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio, which provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres of film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.