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

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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.

          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. 

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Fall 2020 Events

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

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.

If the maximum number of registrants fills up, the September 24th event will also be live streaming on the CPP YouTube Channel and through the Kellogg University Art Gallery Facebook Page.

CPP YouTube Channel

Kellogg University Art Gallery Facebook Page

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

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

October 22 

Thursday at 5:30 p.m

A conversation with
artists Cristóbal Martínez
and Kade L. Twist

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

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

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

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