ARTSpeak Lecture: Joyce Kozloff

If I Were a Botanist: Gaza, 2015, acrylic, mixed media and collage on canvas, 54 x 91 inches (three panels), courtesy of the artist.

Tuesday, March 8, 2:30-3:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

The ARTSpeak lecture series presents Joyce Kozloff, one of the original members of the Pattern and Decoration movement and an early artist in the 1970s feminist art movements. She was also a founding member of the Heresies Collective. Beginning in 1973, wishing to break down the Western hierarchy between “high art” and decoration, Kozloff created large paintings that referenced worldwide patterns and juxtaposed ornamental designs over a large field. Since the 1990s, she has used cartography and maps as a structure for her longtime passions: history, geography, popular arts, and culture. Kozloff’s awards include NEA grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her art is in numerous museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, MoMA, the Jewish Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art.

ARTSpeak 2015-16, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures on the theme of The Obstacle Race. The theme explores the difficulties artists face in today’s urban economic environment and the means of overcoming them. In conjunction with this series, students will visit artists in their studios, and an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors and texts by Art History and Museum Professions majors will be presented in the FIT Library. This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.

This is event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Chad Laird, 74657.


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