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  • Otis Family Night

    Feb 27| Special Event
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    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 27TH

    4:00 – 8:30 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty
    • A guided exhibition tour in the Ben Maltz Gallery
    • Info session about travel study to Brazil, Japan, London, and beyond
    • A presentation about the student internship/job search process  

  • Ghost particles / THESIS EXHIBITION 



    Exhibition, March 3 - 7, 2015 

    Reception, Thursday March 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm
 

    
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  • Charlie White

    Mar 03| Lectures
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    Charlie White is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited internationally since 1999. White holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.
     
  • Torbjørn Rødland is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for portraits, still lives and landscapes that transcend their often banal settings and motifs and move into the otherworldly. Since the late 1990s, his work has been exhibited widely.

     

    Image: Torbjørn-Rødland-courtesy-MACK-www.mackbooks.co.uk

     

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  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

  • Kathryn Andrews gets some of her best ideas driving around Los Angeles, where the visual contradictions she sees every day find their way into her art. Andrews, who is originally from Mobile, Alabama, is known for the commonplace objects she fabricates from highly polished and painted metal, into which she incorporates inexpensive or borrowed finds, including rented Hollywood props.

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    Los Angeles Premiere Screening of 

    The State of Creativity

    A Look into the Otis Report on the Creative Economy

    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the formation of a media partnership with KCETLink. The partnership will bring the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region and the State of California into the digital age through an interactive, multi-platform presentation developed by, and for, KCETLink’s award-winning arts and culture series, Artbound.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences Radar

Dec 8, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed. Book Review “Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scent in the 1960s (2011)” posted on August 2, 2014 This entertaining book by Hunter Drohojowska-Philip was published in 2011. To those who already know the art scene in Los Angeles in the 1960s, a definitive decade, this book offers a nice condensation [more]
Dec 1, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
 Art History Unstuffed “Jacques Derrida and the Center” posted on August 1, 2014 In 1967 Jacques Derrida wrote “Force and Signification,” in which he discussed the role of the “center” in organizing philosophical thought. In critiquing Enlightenment philosophy and its philosophers, Derrida inaugurated a new form of philosophical critique now termed “theory.” Derrida’s project is [more]
Nov 24, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed  “Jacques Derrida and ‘Différance’” posted on July 25, 2014.  Just as Derrida was concerned with the emphasis on “logos” or the spoken word, requiring the presence of a speaker, he was concerned about the presumed primacy of speech over writing. Jacques Derrida’s concept of “Différance” was an attempt to interrogate polarities and [more]
Nov 17, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed “Jacques Derrida and Logos” posted on July 18, 2014  Within a few years of his challenge to Claude-Lévi Strauss, Jacques Derrida published his seminal series of books in which he broadened his Deconstruction of Enlightenment philosophy. Having questioned the “center” and the concept of the “structure,” Derrida began to question “presence” so [more]
Nov 10, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed “The Metaphysics of Structuralism” posted on July 11, 2014. This post focuses on the famous attack launched by Jacques Derrida on Structuralism in 1966. His now famous talk “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourses of Human Sciences” was a direct challenge to the leading thinker in French philosophy, Claude-Lévi Strauss and [more]
Nov 3, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed Jacques Derrida and Post-Structuralism posted on July 4, 2014  One of the many French philosophers who were either natives of or had worked in Algeria, Jacques Derrida shared with this group the penchant of rebelling against the philosophy of tradition. As a young and ambitious philosopher, his main target would be the [more]
Oct 27, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed Claude Lévi-Strauss and Structuralism was posted on June 27, 2014 Even though he was an anthropologist, Claude Lévi-Strauss was one of the most important influences on philosophy in the 1950s and 1960s. Impacted by the linguistic scholar Roman Jakobson, while he was in exile in New York during the Second World War, [more]