In the Loop

Correspondences/ On Mail Art and the Work of Ray Johnson

  • Date & Time
    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Visiting Scholar Lecture by Dr. Johanna Gosse as part of the series of events related to the exhibition “ON VIEW: Curatorial Studies: Ulises Carrión: Post/Master, a Selection from the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) Collection”, to be held at the University Galleries Gary R. Libby Gallery, between October 16 and December 4th, 2020. We invited Dr. Gosse as special guest lecturer on mail art and the work of mail art pioneer artist Ray Johnson.

    The Ulises Carrión exhibition is focused on Carrión’s series of mail art works known under title “The Big Monster”, belonging to the ISLAA collection, sponsor of the exhibition.

    Dr. Gosse, who is Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Culture at the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho, is one of the few scholars focusing on artists whose practice include mail art. She is a distinguished writer, lecturer and professor, that will introduce art history and studio students and the audience in general to 1960's and 1970's avant-garde ideas anticipating some of the more radical practices of contemporary art.

    Dr. Gosse is an historian of postwar art and visual culture specializing in experimental film and media. Her research sits at the intersection of art history, film and media studies, and visual studies. Since 2018, she has served as the Executive Editor of Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus. At the moment, she is developing the book project "Imitation of Life: Ray Johnson and Mimetic Critique," that was awarded an Arts Writers Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation in 2015. This project examines the work of Ray Johnson. In 2018, she was named the Inaugural Curatorial Research Fellow at the Ray Johnson Estate to support her research on the artist.

    María Paula Varela, curator of the Carrión exhibition and SA+AH Art History PhD candidate will introduce Dr. Gosse and moderate a Q&A after her presentation.

    To attend this lecture, please go to the UF College of the Arts YouTube channel.

  • Links
  • Venue
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    Livestream via the UF College of the Arts YouTube channel