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Aruna D’Souza on "What We Want from Museums These Days"

The Fine Arts program will host a public lecture by this year’s Critic-in-Residence, Aruna D’Souza on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30pm Otis College of Art and Design. Aruna D’Souza is the author of Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts. Ms.

Finding the Strength to do What is Necessary: Maggie Nelson Lectures on the Relationship Between Art and Care

Does an artist have an obligation to consider the act of “care” when creating? What does care mean, when should it be applied, and to whom should it be applied? Does the process of making art need to be redeemed by art serving a reparative function in society? Those were a sampling of the complex questions posed by award-winning writer Maggie Nelson in her Critic-in-Residence lecture, sponsored by the undergraduate Fine Arts department.

Five Thoughts About Living From Artist Andrea Zittel

“Her work is about generosity. It says yes to life, and what more could we ask for?” said Meg Cranston, chair of fine arts at Otis College of Art and Design, in her introduction of artist Andrea Zittel. Zittel, the Fine Arts' 2016-2017 Critic-in-Residence presented ‘How to Live?’, a lecture in which she described several of her works rooted in investigating the structures and conditions of daily life.

“How to Live?” Artist Andrea Zittel on the Experiment of Living, October 20 at Otis College of Art and Design

LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Department presents a public lecture by its 2016-2017 Critic-in-Residence, Andrea Zittel.

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  • A Remembrance of John Baldessari by Otis College Fine Arts Chair Meg Cranston 
    January 14
  • detail of the new Los Angeles Public Library Card featuring the artwork of Gajin Fujita. (Los Angeles Public Library)detail of the new Los Angeles Public Library Card featuring the artwork of Gajin Fujita. (Los Angeles Public Library)
    Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles has new library card art
    April 23
  • Aruna D’Souza's book 'Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts' with a black background 
    Aruna D’Souza on "What We Want from Museums These Days"
    February 15