January 31 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In our age of precarious work, what is the role of the “art worker?” What constitutes an “art action?”
Join us for a talk with Simon Leung and his latest work ACTIONS/ADJUNCTS!, an “art workers’ theater” and collaborative project examining the intersection of art and labor through the channels of academic lecture, vaudeville, and postmodern dance.
Leung’s presentation will revisit his three-decades-long history of thinking through the body in art, opera, film, and performance.
Co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Department, Art and Design Education, the Graduate Program in Media Studies, Performance and Performance Studies, and the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives.
Simon Leung was born in Hong Kong. He was a recipient of the Art Journal Award for his essay “The Look of Law;” a scholar in residence at the Clark Art Institute; and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fellows of Contemporary Art, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, City of Los Angeles, California Community Foundation, and Art Matters. He is co-editor of the anthology Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985 and Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine.
Lunch at 12 PM
Followed by the talk at 12:30 PM