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Dedicate This Summer to Your Creative Practice

Summer Programs at Otis College of Art and Design offer artists and designers the opportunity to explore and create in the unique and culturally diverse arts community of Los Angeles. 

Roxane Gay: On Ambition and Keeping Your Day Job

Dozens of writers, artists, and Angelenos crowded into The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design to hear Roxane Gay, celebrated writer of both fiction and non-fiction, give a lecture that would kick off the Anaphora Writing Residency at Otis College.

Charles Gaines: Moving from Subjective to Collective

What roles does a work of art play in society today? Is the purpose of art to provide pleasure, access the subjectivity of the artist, change society, or to provide a new mode of proposing ideas? Rather than seeing art as a subjective practice—one unassailable by the demands of culture or society—Charles Gaines’s lecture at Otis College of Art and Design for the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art proposed that art needs to be reimagined as a cultural practice in order to be fully relevant for today’s political and social climate.

Shirin Neshat to Kick Off Summer Programs and Residencies at Otis College

On June 5, 2018, Otis College will partner with the Hammer Museum to present Shirin Neshat’s screening of a film within a film, “Looking for Oum Kulthum,” which depicts the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. 

Must-See Speakers Series this Summer at Otis College

This summer, top artists, writers, and critics will speak as part of the Summer Residencies and Programs at Otis College of Art and Design. Keynote speakers include Eric Fischl, Graham Harman, Jamillah James, Roxane Gay, and Shirin Neshat. Most will be held at the college's Forum, the lectures are free and open to the public.