CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series
Throughout the history of the Department of Art + Design, we have been committed to bringing top artists, designers, curators, and thinkers to Austin Peay State University and the Clarksville community. Along with the support of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, all of our events within the Department of Art + Design are free and open to the public.
October 8: Antwaun Sargent, is an art critic and a writer who has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vice and more, as well as essays to multiple museum publications. His first book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” will be published by Aperture this fall. Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m., @ AD120
October 28: Nina Stössinger, is a Senior Typeface Designer at Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn. She also teaches type design at Yale School of Art. Her published retail type designs include Empirica and Conductor (both designed with Tobias Frere-Jones), Nordvest, and FF Ernestine. Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m., @ AD120
November 6: Raheleh Filsoofi, is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Texas, South Florida and Iran. Her work synthesizes socio-political statements as a point of departure and further challenges these fundamental arguments by incorporating ancient and contemporary media such as ceramics, poetry, ambient sound and video; aiming for a holistic sensory experience. Her interdisciplinary practices act as interplay between the literal and figurative contexts of border, immigration and inter-cultural communications. Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m., @ AD120
November 12: Deborah Roberts, is a mixed media artist whose work challenges the notion of ideal beauty.
January 30: Carla Repice, is a first generation Italian American born to Southern Italian immigrants Post-World War II. Her work investigates systems of oppression and memory, and probes the effects of racism and dehumanization on the human psyche. She will have a short-run exhibition of her series, The White Problem, in the Barbara Beach Gallery from Jan. 20-31. Conversational Discussion, 6:00 p.m. @ Barbara Beach Gallery
March 6: CECA TN Artist Fellow, The CECA Tennessee Artist Fellowship was created to celebrate contemporary art, and
to support the continued creative work of exceptional Tennessee artists. Unlike other
fellowships, nominations and applications from artists are not solicited. A committee
of APSU faculty compiles a list of outstanding artists from across the state and selects
the fellowship recipient. Through the generous support of the Center of Excellence
in the Creative Arts (CECA), the selected artist receives $5,000 to aid in the creation
of new artwork. Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m., @ The Frist Art Museum
April 9: Cassils, is a visual artist working in live performance, film, sound, sculpture and photography. Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, gay male aesthetics; Cassils forges a series of powerfully trained bodies for different performative purposes. It is with sweat, blood, and sinew that Cassils constructs a visual critique around ideologies and histories. Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m., @ AD120
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Below is just a selection of nationally and internationally renowned artists that the Department of Art + Design has hosted at APSU.