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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Annetta Kapon: 2013-14 Faculty Development Grant Report


I received $360 towards my airline ticket for a week-long trip to Lithuania (Vilnius) to participate in the video exhibition A Virtual Memorial and the attending conference from September 21-28, 2013. Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. I showed my work (video) and attended the conference A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013 under the Patronage of the European Parliament including the venues Vilnius, Kedainiai and Kaunas.

  1. 23-27 September @ Jewish Cultural and Information Center Vilnius including several exhibitions, a symposium, a concert, screenings, artists presentations, talks and discussions (exhibitions until 1 November 2013)
  2. 1-4 October @ Regional Museum Kedainai including a major exhibition in the former synagogue, international artist meeting including screenings, artists talks and discussions (exhibition until 1 November 2013)
  3. 5-6 October @ Museum Fort VII Kaunas

There was an international artists meeting, screenings talks and discussions This was an important international exhibition, but the conference and the in-person discussions with Lithuanians and the other participating artists were even more important.

--Annetta Kapon
Graduate Fine Arts

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Annetta Kapon A Virtual Memorial Vilnius

Jewish Cultural and Information Center Vilnius

Annetta Kapon Regional Museum Kedainai

Regional Museum Kedainai