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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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In 1975 at the age of 33, in a boat somewhere off the coast of Cape Cod, Bas Jan Ader ('65) died, or disappeared. Attempting to challenge the boundaries between art and life, Ader was crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a 13-foot sail boat as part of The Search for the Miraculous, a multi-part work.

Born in Holland in 1942, Ader settled in Los Angeles in 1963 after sailing across the ocean from Morocco. Throughout his brief career, he experimented with film, photography, installation, and performance, often using himself as the main subject or actor. He saw art and life as literal as well as metaphorical journeys, and made art as part of a search for answers. His work has influenced and inspired successive generations of artists who see art not only as a journey, but also as a process of discovery. As Ader once wrote, "The sea, the land - the artist has with great sadness known they too will be no more."

http://www.basjanader.com/