Spring 2011 Schedule

MSU/MAM: Art Talks

CO-SPONSORED BY MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN, MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM AND THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM.


FEBRUARY 17
Montclair Art Museum
7:00 PM SHIRIN NESHAT
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York and is one of the best-known Persian artists within the Western artistic world. She is known primarily for her work in film, video, and photography. The work of Shirin Neshat addresses the social, political, and psychological dimensions of women’s experience in contemporary Islamic societies. Her work recognizes the complex intellectual and religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world. In 2009, Neshat won the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival for her directorial debut, Women without Men, based on Shahrnush Parsipur’s novel of the same name. Shirin Neshat’s groundbreaking work addresses a global audience.


MARCH 29
Montclair Art Museum
7:00 PM UNCOMMON THREADS
"Uncommon Threads" is a panel discussion with Lucky DeBellevue, Orly Genger, and Aric Obrosey moderated by Matthew Nichols. This eclectic group of contemporary artists shares an interest in labor-intensive craft traditions such as knitting, crochet and lace-making. But their diverse practices and unorthodox materials generate a wide range of artistic statements. Matthew Nichols, visiting critic in residence at Montclair State University, will lead a discussion of the artists' similarities and differences


APRIL 14
Montclair Art Museum
7:00 PM JEFF KOONS
Jeff Koons studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in New York City and York, Pa. Mr. Koons’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, N.Y.), Guggenheim Museum (New York, N.Y.), The National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, Calif.), The Eli Broad Family Foundation (Santa Monica, Calif.), Tate Gallery (London, UK), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Museum Ludwig (Köln, Germany), and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum (Tokyo, Japan). Mr. Koons is also known for his public sculptures, such as the monumental floral sculptures Puppy, shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao, and Split-Rocker, exhibited at the Papal Palace in Avignon, France. Most recently, in 2006, Balloon Flower (Red) was unveiled at 7 World Trade Center in New York City. Mr. Koons has lectured at many universities and institutions, including Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.), Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), New York University (New York, N.Y.), the Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK), the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C), and the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.).


LOCATION: MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION TO THE LECTURE IS $10 FOR MAM MEMBERS, $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND FREE WITH MSU IDENTIFICATION.

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey. For further information contact MSU's MFA office, 973.655.4074 or the Montclair Art Museum at 973-746-5555