French Philosopher Jacques Ranciere's lecture at PNCA
promises to be the heaviest talk we will experience in 2008. He's pretty much the art world's favorite intellectual
these days. To familiarize yourself a tiny bit here's what he thought of Guantanamo Bay
and here's a decent interview related
to his book "The Politics of Aesthetics."
According to PNCA's press release, Ranciere as emeritus professor at the University of Paris VIII, is considered "one of the five leading intellectuals in the world today." (Either that or he has one of the five best publicists...) Ranciere will be making his first visit to Portland to speak as part of FIVE Idea Studios, and will speak on the subject of "What Makes Images Unacceptable." I rather doubt he will discuss what makes philosphers unacceptable though.... (kidding aside, this should be good.)
February 29, 2008, 6:30pm, Swigert Commons
Fresh Impressions: Letterpress Printing in Contemporary Art @ OCAC
Opening reception on Thursday, February 28 from 4:00-7:00pm
Curated by artists Inge Bruggeman and Heather Watkins, the show explores the relevance of letterpress printing in contemporary art, while seeking to define its significance to current art making practices.
The exciting lineup of participating artists include Abra Ancliffe, Jan Baker, Amy Borezo, Sarah Bryant, Macy Chadwick, Julie Chen, Wendy Fernstrum, Heather Green, Carl Haase, Diane Jacobs, Alicia McKim, Heidi Neilson, Erin Newell, Amy Pirkle, Robin Price, Harry Reese, John Risseeuw, Regula Russelle, Wilbur Schilling, CB Sherlock, Amy Sterly, and Rachel Wiecking (an artists to watch).
OCAC's Hoffman Gallery
8245 S.W. Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
Also check out Adam Helms' talk tomorrow for the 'Untraceable' show:
Friday, February 29, 12:30 p.m.
Room 125, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Free and open to the public