Events: November 19 – November 26

10 Questions: What is Work
Location:
 Kaufman Hall
Date: Tuesday November 20 @ 6:30pm
Description: This fall the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture presents “10 Questions,” a hybrid academic course and public event series that brings together leading minds from across the university to discuss ten fundamental questions.

This week, Willem Henri Lucas, Catherine OpieAlfred Osborne, andAbel Valenzuela will join Brett Steele, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture to explore the question, “What is Work?

Adrian Piper Artist Dialogues: Eric Golo Stone
Location: Hammer Museum @ UCLA
Date: 
Thursday November 29 @ 6:00pm
Description: In these informal, 45-minute gallery talks, artists and scholars discuss specific works in the Adrian Piper exhibition.

Conversations: Theaster Gates and Troy Carter
Location: Hammer Museum @ UCLA
Date: 
Tuesday November 13 @ 7:30pm
Description: Theaster Gates’s practice spans sculpture, installation, performance, and urban interventions that aim to bridge the gap between art and life. In his work as an artist, curator, urbanist, and facilitator, Gates engages cultural communities through projects that have the potential to lead to political, social, and spatial change. Gates will be in conversation with Troy Carter, founder and CEO of Atom Factory and co-founder and Managing Partner of Cross Culture Ventures..

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016
Location: Hammer Museum @ UCLA
Date: until Jan 6, 2019
Description: Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 is the most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper (b. 1948, New York). Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, this expansive retrospective features more than 270 works gathered from public and private collections from around the world, and encompasses a wide range of mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years: drawing, photography, works on paper, video, multimedia installations, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016 is the first West Coast museum presentation of Piper’s works in more than a decade, and her first since receiving the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist at the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015 and Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2018.

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
LocationFowler Museum @ UCLA
Date: until December 30, 2018
Description: Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, is an international traveling exhibition that combines scholarship with objects of great aesthetic beauty to create the most comprehensive treatment of the blacksmith’s art in Africa to date. The exhibition will include over 225 artworks from across the African continent, focusing on the region south of the Sahara and covering a time period spanning early archaeological evidence to the present day. Borrowed from American and European public and private collections, it features wood sculptures studded with iron, blades, and currencies in a myriad of shapes and sizes, diverse musical instruments, body adornments, an array of ritual accoutrements, tools and weapons, and other important objects that enabled Africans to forage and hunt, till the soil, and assure their own protection and prosperity.


Note: Required participation in at least two design-related events on the UCLA campus (such as lectures, exhibitions, performances, round table discussions, etc.). A list of suitable events will be posted on the class website. You must write a comment (minimum 500 words) of each and submit them for grading on paper together with your final project.

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Week 7 Blog Question

Last week we talked about the intersection of marketing, design, and culture and how these disciplines influence each other. When this exchange of ideas is successful, powerful and lasting brand identities often emerge.

Consider the last branded product you bought or paid for. This could be a physical product like Coke or Clorox, or a service like Uber. Do a bit of research into how this brand has developed over time (in most cases you should be able to find old logos and advertisements easily online.) How has the identity of this brand changed since it was started, and how might this reflect social movements and cultural changes that were happening at the same time?


Note: Comment with your answers. Make sure that your username indicates the name you use in class. If it does not, please sign your name at the end of your comment. Commenting on five (5) or more blog comments will raise your final grade by one step (+). Your blog comment must by posted before 9:00 am the next Friday following the lecture.

Events: November 12 – November 18

10 Questions: What is a Failure
Location:
 Kaufman Hall
Date: Tuesday November 13 @ 6:30pm
Description: This fall the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture presents “10 Questions,” a hybrid academic course and public event series that brings together leading minds from across the university to discuss ten fundamental questions.

This week, David GereValorie Kondos FieldJanet O’Shea, and Lorrie Frasure-Yokley will join Brett Steele, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture to explore the question, “What is Failure?”

Adrian Piper Artist Dialogues: Kandis Williams
Location: Hammer Museum @ UCLA
Date:
Thursday November 15 @ 6:00pm
Description: In these informal, 45-minute gallery talks, artists and scholars discuss specific works in the Adrian Piper exhibition.

Conversations: Theaster Gates and Troy Carter
Location: Hammer Museum @ UCLA
Date:
Tuesday November 13 @ 7:30pm
Description: Theaster Gates’s practice spans sculpture, installation, performance, and urban interventions that aim to bridge the gap between art and life. In his work as an artist, curator, urbanist, and facilitator, Gates engages cultural communities through projects that have the potential to lead to political, social, and spatial change. Gates will be in conversation with Troy Carter, founder and CEO of Atom Factory and co-founder and Managing Partner of Cross Culture Ventures..

UCLA MFA 2019 Preview Exhibition
Location: Broad Arts Center, New Wight Gallery
Date: until Nov 15, 2018
Description: The MFA 2019 Preview Exhibition features work by UCLA Department of Art MFA students graduating at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year and includes work in ceramics, interdisciplinary studio, new genres, painting/drawing, photography, as well as sculpture.

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016
Location: Hammer Museum @ UCLA
Date: until Jan 6, 2019
Description: Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 is the most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper (b. 1948, New York). Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, this expansive retrospective features more than 270 works gathered from public and private collections from around the world, and encompasses a wide range of mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years: drawing, photography, works on paper, video, multimedia installations, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016 is the first West Coast museum presentation of Piper’s works in more than a decade, and her first since receiving the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist at the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015 and Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2018.

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
LocationFowler Museum @ UCLA
Date: until December 30, 2018
Description: Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, is an international traveling exhibition that combines scholarship with objects of great aesthetic beauty to create the most comprehensive treatment of the blacksmith’s art in Africa to date. The exhibition will include over 225 artworks from across the African continent, focusing on the region south of the Sahara and covering a time period spanning early archaeological evidence to the present day. Borrowed from American and European public and private collections, it features wood sculptures studded with iron, blades, and currencies in a myriad of shapes and sizes, diverse musical instruments, body adornments, an array of ritual accoutrements, tools and weapons, and other important objects that enabled Africans to forage and hunt, till the soil, and assure their own protection and prosperity.


Note: Required participation in at least two design-related events on the UCLA campus (such as lectures, exhibitions, performances, round table discussions, etc.). A list of suitable events will be posted on the class website. You must write a comment (minimum 500 words) of each and submit them for grading on paper together with your final project.