Talks & Programs
SEP 3 | 7 PM Video Games | Philosophy | Contemporary Art
Hosted by UMOCA, Alex Johnstone and C. Thi Nguyn
LEVEL UP is a series of panel discussions that will navigate beyond invisible walls to touch on a variety of philosophical topics. Each of five discussions will question the artistic quality of environment aesthetics, investigate player experience as a greater narrative and explore the social and ethical implications of in-game economics and open world creativity on global society.
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Glenn Weyant artist Q&A with Rachel Povey and Aubrey Hawks
Glenn Weyant will share his experience creating “The Anta Project,” a sonic collage played on the US/Mexico border wall separating Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico.
Weyant’s transformation of a dividing wall into a unifying piece of music will be the topic of discussion, led by “In Motion: Borders and Migrations” contributing editors Rachel Povey and Aubrey Hawks.
AUG 31 | 7 PM GUEST ARTIST TALK How do you avoid conflicts of interest in the art world when the stake are high, the egos are fragile and fame is fleeting? Pollock-Krasner Foundation award winning artist, and successful gallerist, Robert Yoder will discuss the difficulties and tensions between advocating for himself as a nationally known artist, and in promoting an arsenal of artists that he represents as a gallerist. Robert’s struggles and triumphs in Seattle, a town to which Salt Lake City can look for analogies in the development of a contemporary art scene, can serve and both inspiration and a cautionary tale to our city’s creative community. This talk is part of UMOCA’s Artist in Residency Program which is generously sponsored by the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemmingway Foundation, and the R. Harold Burton Foundation.
JUN 27 | 6 PM GUEST ARTIST TALK Mie Olise Artist Q & A Working with narratives relating to the architecture of space and desolate structures, Mie Olise’s art captures stories of abandoned places that are recreated through her paintings and structures. Join Curator Rebecca Maksym as she hosts an art talk with renowned Danish contemporary artist Mie Olise. Her installation work Shipsearching will be the center piece of the Bikuben exhibition through December 20th.
Director of the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin Building a Practice + Growing A Program In addition to leading an art space, Walker curates three annual exhibitions, nurtures a successful art career and spends quality time with her young family. Join us as she discusses the importance of maintaining a studio practice, the artist residency she has helped to build and how she has achieved balance.
Crafting A Community Featuring 4 Entrepreneurial Leaders in Utah’s DIY Movement
Curator of Contemporary Art at the BYU Museum of Art