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  • 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.

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

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Designing a Factory of the Future - Celebrated Dutch Artist Joep Van Lieshout Leads a Master Class at Otis College of Art and Design

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Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos 310-665-6857 jaxtell@otis.edu

 

 

Donghia Designer-in-Residence, Joep van Lieshout, works with Architecture/Landscape/Interiors students to reimagine the Industrial Revolution.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014


Joep Van Lieshout and Caroline Prisse

Otis College of Art and Design’s 2014 Donghia Designer-in-Residence, Joep van Lieshout, joined students in Los Angeles to lead a master class project for an imagined self-sustaining live/work community of the future in Amsterdam. In collaboration with glass artist and independent curator Caroline Prisse, thirteen Architecture/Landscape/Interiors students participated in this one-week studio to reconfigure the Tetterode Glass Studio, Amsterdam, into a community of the future focused on sustainable resources and energy efficiency, for an imagined tribe of artisans and crafts people.

“We asked the students to imagine reinventing the Industrial Revolution,” says Van Lieshout, “as sort of a parallel or continuation of the Arts and Crafts Movement, but where the industry itself needs to be protected. We wanted them to imagine the creative factory of the future, as utopia-house-live-work space all in one, to include accommodations for a tribal community with rituals, education, and sustainable practices.”

Dutch artist Joep Van Lieshout lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and is the driving force behind Atelier Van Lieshout. Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) produces objects that balance on the boundaries between art, architecture, and design, encompassing sculpture and installations, buildings and furniture, utopias and dystopias. Recurring themes in the work of AVL are power, politics, and autarky, marked by a fascination for life, its creation, and its end in death. With this body of work, both autonomous and commissioned, AVL has attained international recognition.

Over the past 25 years, AVL has exhibited at and/or been acquired by major art institutions and collections worldwide. AVL also produces commissions for and collaborates with architects such as Rem Koolhaas/OMA and MVRDV.

The Master Class at Otis College of Art and Design is made possible through a generous donation from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.

The Angelo Donghia Foundation, Inc., a privately held not-for-profit organization created under the will of the late Angelo Donghia, provides support for two distinct fields: the advancement of education in the field of interior design and initiatives pertaining to the discovery of causes of AIDS and its related diseases, and their methods of treatment.

Past Donghia Designers include Sharon Johnston and Nader Tehrani, Eva Maddox of Perkins + Will, Lewis Tsuramaki Lewis, Shashi Caan, and Xavier Vendrell.

This master class was organized by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department (A/L/I) at Otis College of Art and Design. A/L/I seeks to contribute to the emergence of imaginative contemporary practices through a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields: architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings).

For more information, call 310.665.6867 or email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu.

 

About Otis

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
 
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.   

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; Fashion Design is in the heart of the downtown fashion district; and the Graduate Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.