The Rutgers–Camden Fine Arts Department becomes a central hub for interactive, online conversations with nationally and internationally renowned artists as it presents “SkypeOnArt” again this spring. Artists who are luminaries in their fields Skype in from other parts of the country and globe. They share with us images or video shorts of their work and answer questions, and the audience really gets an opportunity to direct the discussion. The lineup includes discussions about making electricity out of mud, the nature of collage, and narrative and new trends in performance and sound.
All talks will take place at free-period (11:20 to 12:20) in the Digital Studies Lab, Fine Arts Building Room 215. Everyone is invited. Feel free to bring you lunch.
Joyce Kozloff — Monday, January 29
Joyce Kozloff has been an artist and activist for decades, from her involvement with the 1970s feminist collective Heresies to her more recent commitment to We Make America, a group of artists creating Statue of Liberty-inspired props and signage for numerous protests against Trump. In her latest exhibition, Girlhood, at D.C. Moore Gallery, Kozloff juxtaposes her adult obsession with antiquated cartography with her own childhood drawings for social studies projects, revealing the limits of our ability to comprehend “new worlds,” both historically and personally.
Natalie Bookchin — Monday, February 12
Natalie Bookchin is an artist and filmmaker who, through virtuosic editing and innovative sonic and visual montage, interrogates the American crisis and its increased inequality and polarization as well as the seismic impact of the digital tools and platforms that determine the shape and texture of contemporary life. Her critically acclaimed films and installations have shown around the world at museums, galleries, theaters, and festivals, including at MoMA, LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA LA, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, and Creative Time. She has received numerous grants and awards, including from Creative Capital, California Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, among others.
Dr. Eban Goodstein — Monday, February 26
Dr. Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2017) now in its eighth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England: 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. (Island Press: 1999). His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Economist, and USA Today. In recent years, Goodstein has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and is on the Steering Committee of Economics for Equity & the Environment.
Nina Katchadourian — Monday, March 19
Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography and public projects. Her video Accent Elimination was included at the 2015 Venice Biennale in the Armenian pavilion, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. She lives and works in Brooklyn, and is an associate professor on the faculty of NYU Gallatin. She is represented by Catharine Clark gallery.
Carlos Castellanos — Monday, March 26
Carlos Castellanos is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher with a wide array of interests such as cybernetics, ecology, embodiment, phenomenology, artificial intelligence and art-science collaboration. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), Simon Fraser University and an MFA from the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, San Jose State University.