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James McAnally GVSU Visiting Artist Events

Posted by dwellingplacegr on March 26, 2018
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Join us for two discussions and an artist talk with visiting artist James McAnally on March 26th and 27th. All events are Free, Open to the public, and approved for LIB100. Parking passes are available for GV-Allendale events.
James McAnally is a writer, editor, curator and artist based in St. Louis, MO. Foregrounding the prefigurative possibilities of the institution, the futures and histories of artist-centric practices, and the figure of the critic-as-strategist in the midst of our unfurling/unending political crises, his eclectic output takes the form of publications, exhibitions, ephemeral actions, site-conditional criticism, and theory.

Artist Talk by James McAnally
Monday, March 26
1:40 pm
Calder Art Center Room 1718, GVSU Allendale Campus
-> James McAnally will provide an informal introduction to his work in the Visual Arts, which includes artist, curator, collaborator, organizer, writer, editor, and theorist. He is a co-founder and curator of The Luminary and a part of the artist collaborative US English. He is a recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Award for Short-Form Writing. McAnally is a founding member of national network of independent arts organizations, Common Field, as well as co-founder and editor of Temporary Art Review.

The Role of Writing and Criticism in the Development of Culture
A discussion with James McAnally
Monday, March 26
3:00 pm
Calder Art Center Room 1201, GVSU Allendale Campus
-> Join us for a roundtable discussion with James McAnally on the role of writing and criticism in the development of culture. McAnally is editor and co-founder of the Temporary Art Review, an online platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate art communities. TAR is an international network, highlighting both practical and theoretical discourse through reviews, interviews, essays and profiles on artist-centered spaces and projects.

Producing and Presenting Art in the Midwest: Opportunities and Challenges
A discussion with James McAnally
Tuesday, March 27th
1:30 pm
Avenue for the Arts’ Learning Lab, 307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI
-> How is the midwest uniquely situated to contribute on regional, national, and international scales? Join us for a roundtable discussion regarding the opportunities and challenges of producing and presenting art in the Midwest. In addition, we will look at art in social and political contexts and address the role of culture in social change. James McAnally is a founding member of Common Field, a national network of independent arts organizations, as well as co-founder and editor of Temporary Art Review and co-founder of the Luminary. A series of essays by McAnally on St. Louis is currently being published in Art in America.

These events are presented by the visiting artist committee of the GVSU Visual and Media Arts Department, and are co-sponsored by CulturedGR, the GVSU Writing Department, GVSU Digital Studies, and Dwelling Place (Avenue for the Arts).

http://jamesmcanally.work/
http://theluminaryarts.com/
http://temporaryartreview.com/

http://gvsu.edu/vma
https://cultured.gr/
https://www.gvsu.edu/writing/
https://www.gvsu.edu/ds/
http://avenueforthearts.com/

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