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CSU's ConSortiUm of Art Galleries and Museums - Fall 2020 Event Series

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AN EVENT SERIES OF SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTISTS,
COLLECTIVES, AND CURATORS IN CONVERSATION

Presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of California State University
art galleries and museums

The newly formed ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system, is pleased to announce a virtual event series that actively engages students, faculty, staff, and communities through visual arts-based dialogue. The inaugural program, PLATFORM, will launch in September 2020 and include six live virtual conversations with contemporary artists, collectives, and curators whose work is critical to current re-imaginings of the art world, and the world at large. 

          All events will be presented live via Zoom and during Pacific Standard Time hours with access for all CSU campuses. These events are also free and open to the public. Recordings of the events will be available for post live-stream viewing and archived by the sponsoring institutions for future viewing.

 

Fall 2020 Events

A long rusted pyramid structure placed near a park's walking path

September 24 

Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Artist Beatriz Cortez
in conversation with
Erin Christovale, Assoc. Curator,
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona,
CSU Long Beach,
and CSU Northridge

Event Closed

Dark Pink deep button tufting cushion, next to a multiline textile with different pink accents

October 22 

Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Postcommodity: 
A conversation with
artists Cristóbal Martínez
and Kade L. Twist

Hosted by CSU Humboldt,
CSU Long Beach,
and Fresno State

Event Closed

Recording Coming Soon 

A visual three dimensional plane with ships and divers on the ocean

November 12

Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

Forensic Architecture:
A conversation with
founder Eyal Weizman

Hosted by CSU Bakersfield
and Sacramento State

 

Event 1

          The first event will take place Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. and brings together artist Beatriz Cortez in conversation with curator Erin Christovale. Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist originally from El Salvador and currently based in Los Angeles. Her work explores life in different temporalities and versions of modernity through memory, loss, experiences of migration, and the aftermath of war. In 2019, she was awarded the inaugural Frieze Arto LIFEWTR® Sculpture Prize to create a sculpture for Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, where the commissioned sculpture was inaugurated on September 1, 2020. Cortez teaches in the Department of Central American Studies at California State University, Northridge. 

Registration Closed

Thursday,
September 24,
5:30 p.m.

Artist Beatriz Cortez
in conversation with
Erin Christovale, Assoc. Curator,
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona,
CSU Long Beach,
and CSU Northridge

Event Closed

Beatriz Cortez headshot

Beatriz Cortez

Artist Beatriz Cortez, 
Photo Credit: Carolyn Cole, LA Times. 
Courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council.

 Erin Christovale headshot

Erin Christovale

 Assoc. Curator Erin Christovale, 
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Paley Fairman.

Event 2

Event 2 on October 22 at 5:30 p.m. will feature Postcommodity, a collaboration between Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, both of whom are currently based in California. Creating interdisciplinary work that spans a variety of formats from video installation to land intervention, Postcommodity forges new metaphors through an Indigenous lens capable of rationalizing shared experiences within an increasingly challenging contemporary environment. The collective has exhibited nationally and internationally, and was represented in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. In 2015, Postcommodity’s historic land art installation Repellent Fence was completed at the U.S.-Mexico border near Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

Thursday,
October 22,
5:30 p.m.

Postcommodity:
A conversation with artists
Cristóbal Martínez and
Kade L. Twist

Hosted by CSU Humboldt,
CSU Long Beach,
and Fresno State


Event Closed

Recording Coming Soon 

The photo is of Some Reach While Others Clap, 2020 of a bare gallery room with white walls and concrete floors. In dim lighting there are two pillars in the foreground, the left one is bright turquoise with pink designs, immediately to the right is a thin pillar that is bright pink with turquoise designs. 2 sets of 2 angle beams, one set in turquoise and the other in pink, are laying on the ground in the background stretching across the floor. All are painted in glitter paint and upholstered in matching velvet fabric referencing low-rider cars.

Postcommodity. Some Reach While Others Clap, 2020. Photo Credit: LAXART.

Postcommodity

is an interdisciplinary arts collective


 

Event 3

Event 3 for 2020 will occur on Thursday, November 12 at noon and include a presentation by Forensic Architecture founder  . A London-based artists’ collective, Forensic Architecture undertakes advanced spatial and media investigations into cases of human rights violations, with and on behalf of communities affected by political violence, human rights organizations, international prosecutors, environmental justice groups, and media organizations. The collective’s work often involves open-source investigation, the construction of digital and physical models, 3D animations, virtual reality environments, and cartographic platforms.

 

Thursday,
November 12,
12:00 p.m.

Forensic Architecture:
A conversation with
founder Eyal Weizman:

Hosted by CSU Bakersfield
and Sacramento State

 

Event 3 Registration

Background is composed of a series of a graphic, grid-like patterns of geometric shapes (squares and rectangles) in primary colors of blue, red and yellow, plus black and white, similar to a Mondrian painting in style. Overlayed in black, white and shades of grey are a series of synthetically-generated images of exploded tear gas grenade canisters used to disburse immigrants at the US/Mexican border in November 2018. libyan-coastguard .

Forensic Architecture, still from Triple Chaser, 2019. Image credit: Forensic Architecture, Praxis Films.

Forensic Architecture

founder Eyal Weizman Biography

Spring 2021 Events

Spring 2021 virtual events will include the Oakland-based People’s Kitchen Collective, Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other participants to be announced.

ConSortiUm’s participating CSU art museums and galleries include venues at campuses in Bakersfield, Todd Madigan Gallery; Chico, Janet Turner Print Museum; East Bay, University Art Gallery; Fresno, Center for Creativity and the Arts; Fullerton, Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery and Grand Central Art Center; Humboldt, Reese Bullen Gallery and Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery; Long Beach, School of Art and Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex; Northridge, Art Galleries; Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don B. Huntley Gallery; Sacramento, University Galleries; San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art; San Diego, University Art Galleries; San Francisco, Fine Arts Gallery; San Jose, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery; San Luis Obispo, University Art Gallery; Sonoma, University Art Gallery; andStanislaus, University Art Gallery and Stan State Art Space. 

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Contact: Kelly Lindner 
Galleries and Collections Curator
University Galleries, Sacramento State 
kelly.lindner@csus.edu

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