Art Forum

Department of Art and Design

Art Forum is a speakers' series featuring notable artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world who come to campus to present their work and ideas in an open forum.  Admission is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public.

Past Art Forum speakers have included notables such as Chakaia Booker, Will Cotton, Aziz + Cucher, Inka Essenhigh, Judy Fox, Roxy Paine, Ursala Von Rydingsvard, and Seymour Chwast.

For further information and/or to confirm a scheduled date, call  973-655-4074.

Art Forum Speakers: Current Schedule (see below)   l  Past Schedules             

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Fall 2016 

TUESDAYS 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Montclair State University; Calcia Hall, CA135
Open to the Public; Admission is free 

 


residences unlimited

Beginning Fall semester 2016, Residency Unlimited (RU) and the Art Forum Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Art and Design will forge an exciting collaborative initiative. Our new partnership is designed to feature notable artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world who come to the MSU campus to present their work and ideas in an open forum. The RU, located in Brooklyn, distinguishes itself from traditional residency programs by moving beyond the studio practice model to provide highly customized support and work collaboratively.

RU artists will give specialized lectures as part of the Art Forum speaker series led by professors Andrew Atkinson and Cathy Bebout. The course introduces students to the creative process, philosophies of art, and the role of art in life. Admission is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public. Past Art Forum lecturers have included notables such as Susan Sontag, Janine Antoni, Chakaia Booker, Jane Hammond, Will Cotton, Aziz + Cucher, Inka Essenhigh, Judy Fox, Roxy Paine, Ursala Von Rydingsvard, and Seymour Chwast. Other MSU invited MAM speakers include: Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, Vik Muniz, and many others. The roster of artists for Fall 2016 combines professionals from the US and abroad who are dedicated to utilizing art as a social practice. A partial list of invited speakers includes: Architectural and environmental artist from Madrid Ana Penalba, Jamaican mural painter Leasho Johnson, Liliya Lifanova from Kyrgyzstan who creates sculptural installations and wearables and French photographer Thibault Brunet to mention only a few.

Residency Unlimited was founded in 2009 and is located in a former church in Brooklyn at 360 Court street. This is the base for many of its public programs to promote the exchange of ideas and critical dialogue. At its core, RU explores new and alternative residency formats that are tailored to meet the individual needs of local and international artists and curators with networking, production and exposure opportunities. In 2015 RU hosted residencies for 71 artists and curators including from New York. Contact Nathalie Angles at Directornathalie@residencyunlimited.org for more details about RU residencies.

For more information on Art Forum contact Dr. Andrew Atkinson, atkinsona@mail.montclair.edu or Prof. Catherine Bebout beboutc@mail.montclair.edu.

Fall 2016 schedule coming soon!