Talks & Programs
Guest Artist Talk:
Jenene Nagy, Artist
Guest Curator Talk:
Alexandra Karl, Curator, Writer, and Co-founder of DUNCE School for the Arts
Using Utah’s inaugural biennial as a template, Dr. Alexandra Karl will discuss the role of the sacred and the profane in works included in ‘Mondo Utah,’ as well as the prospect of making and curating contemporary art in the beehive state.
Guest Curator Walkthrough:
Adam Bateman, Artist, Curator and Director at CUAC
SEP 20 | 6 PM
Guest Curator Walkthrough:
Laura Allred Hurtado, Global Art Acquisitions Specialist at the LDS Church History Museum
Enhance your contemporary art knowledge twice each month with our curator tour series. Each walkthrough provides a behind-the-scenes opportunity to experience UMOCA and our presentations of groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Learn how artworks housed here form into something greater than a collection.
At the conclusion of the gallery walk, enjoy the opportunity to informally engage the curator with your questions, personal responses and meaningful discussions.
AUG 2 & 16 | 6 PM
Walk-through conversation with curator Krist Gruijthuijsen and artist Raivo Puusemp.
Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of the Grazer Kunstverein, is also the co-founding director of Kunstverein, Amsterdam and course director of the MA Fine Arts program at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Join us as Krist and Raivo stroll the New Genres gallery space and talk about art, influence and politics.
JULY 23rd at 7:00 PM | FREE
Rachel Cook As Visiting Artist Talk:
Re-thinking the Black Box: Issues in Curating Performance
UMOCA’s Senior Curator will discuss the curatorial anthropology of the Utah Biennial.
Kimball Art Center, Park City
Thursday April 18 at 6:00 | FREE
As the World Turns: Young Artists and Global Events
Dr. Vecchio plays a prominent role in the community of art and education receiving her BA in Massachusetts, BFA from Chicago, and graduate degree overseas. In this lecture titled As the World Turns: Young Artists and Global Events Vecchio will address the changes we’ve seen during the past decade. Referring to young art students and their mounting pressures such as challenges in the everyday and their decisions with education, she will share with us an innovative insight for our own roles as fellow artists, viewers, students, teachers, and friends throughout society. Vecchio will also be visiting with the resident artists at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) discussing the content and form of their studio’s current projects and work. LEARN MORE>
Friday April 26 at 7:00 | FREE