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MutualArt: 15 Art Talks and Lectures this Fall

15 art lectures around the world to look forward to, from my latest on MutualArt

Matthew Ritchie at the ICA Boston. Courtesy of the museum. Photograph by Geoff Hargadon.
As summer comes to a close, the art world is relaxed, refreshed and ready to kick it into high gear for the autumn 2014 art season. While planning your list of must-see exhibitions, supplement your calendar with lectures that will enrich your mind. To help get you started we’ve collected some of the best talks organized by leading institutions around the globe.  Go to see super-star artists likeJulie MehretuJohn Currin and Claes Oldenburg, or informative lectures on the topic of icons in modern life or what makes Pop Art so compelling to artists even today. While this list will beef up your art education no matter where in the world you’ll be, it is just a drop in the bucket. The galleries, museums, cultural centers and not-for-profits in your community all produce rich programming to complement their exhibitions that is often free and open to the public with just an RSVP. So before the tickets are all gone, go sign-up.
September 5, 7:30pm
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
As part of the Sensorium 360° Parallel Programme New Zealand artist Honor Harger will talk about how radio waves and sounds influence her artwork, connecting her audience to the universe through sound.
September 8, 6pm
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Writer Annemarie Kiely kicks off ACCA lecture series by discussing the evolution of the icon from devotional religious painting to buzz word in contemporary art.
September 14, 3pm
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles
President of the J. Paul Getty Trust James Cuno talks with artist John Currin about how classical painting has influenced his style of satirical figurative paintings.
September 18, 5-8pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Rather than a one-on-one talk, British artist-in-residence Matthew Ritchie will spend an evening talking informally with Caroline Jones of MIT’s Department of Architecture, Kevin Slavin of MIT’s Media Lab and the ICA Mannion Family Senior Curator Jenelle Porter about his interests and influences.
September 19, 6pm
Reina Sophia, Madrid
Inspired by the artwork of Richard Hamilton, this seminar will examine the space between art and pop culture, and how their relationship has redefined the image.
September 20, 2pm
Perez Art Museum, Miami
Celebrating her first major United States retrospective, Jardim Botanico, Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes talks with Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander about her body of work over the past twenty-five years.
September 22, 6:30pm
Tate Modern, London
Abstract painter Julie Mehretu speaks with Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at The Royal Academy, about her work and influences for the last of the American Artist Series of the year, which brings the greatest living modern and contemporary American artists to the UK.
September 25, 6:30pm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf
The Swiss artist, known for his sprawling, all-encompassing installations tackling issues of consumerism and global politics, talks to Marion Ackerman as part of the museum’s Schmela Haus Futur 3 program which fosters international exchange.
October 16, 6pm
The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
For the sixth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, artist Ross Sinclair, along with Ellis Luxemburg and Jim Colquhoun, cast a critical eye over the visual arts community in Scotland, specifically discussing the GENERATION project which has brought contemporary exhibitions and projects by 100 artists nationwide over the past 25 years.
October 17, 6:15pm
The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
New York artist Philip Taaffe talks with Rubin Museum Assistant Curator Beth Citron on his work and its relation to the artistic traditions of the Himalayas and surrounding regions.
Other Artists on Art lectures here.
October 24, 6pm
The Power Plant, Toronto
Independent curator and founder of the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, Bisi Silva will discuss the evolving art dynamics within Africa and her experience curating projects between Nigeria, Dakar and America.
November 8, 4pm
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
In celebration of the exhibition At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection, the 10th annual Demetrion Lecture will bring Claes Oldenburg (whose sculpture, Geometric Mouse: Variation I, Scale A, is also on Hirschhorn Plaza) to the museum to discuss his signature soft sculptures, performance pieces and installations.
November 12, 6:30pm
The New School, 12th Street Auditorium, New York
As part of Public Art Fund’s Talks at the New School, Sam Falls will discuss his outdoor installation Light Over Time, which is installed at Brooklyn’s Metrotech Campus. On view until May of 2015, the artist will talk about his production process and concerns surrounding the making of work for the public realm.
November 26, 7:30pm
The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
As part of art critic and historian Irina Kulik’s lecture series Dissymmetrical Similarities, the work of artists George Macuinas and Rikrit Tiravanija will be discussed in a dialogue about the similarities and differences between their, production, backgrounds and working methods.  The series, which emulates a virtual curatorial project, continues throughout the year with artist pairings. More on the series here.
December 4, 6:30 pm
The British Library Conference Centre, London
Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, whose project Spectra, produced by public art commissioning organization Artangel, appeared like a beam of light in London this past August, talks with acclaimed British artist Christian Marclay about their individual artistic explorations into sight and sound.
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