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LECURE: SINA NAJAFI


Image: Bonnier de la Mosson’s Second Cabinet of Natural History as it stands today. Courtesy Bibliothèque centrale du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. Issue 20, Cabinet

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

SINA NAJAFI

“Curiosity and Culture”
Monday; October 8, 2012
PNCA Main Building, room 204
7:30 p.m.

Sina Najafi is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the New York-based Cabinet, an award-winning quarterly of art and culture, and Editorial Director of Cabinet Books. Known for its inimitable sensibility, arresting combinations of words and images, diverse audience, quirky humor, and insistent linkage of curiosity and ethics, Cabinet “merges the popular appeal of an arts periodical, the visually engaging style of a design magazine, and the in-depth exploration of a scholarly journal to create a sourcebook of ideas for an eclectic international audience of readers, from artists and designers to scientists, philosophers, and historians.” Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine, dubbed it “the secret best art magazine.” Slavoj Žižek called it “ferociously intelligent, ridiculously funny, absurdly innovative, rapaciously curious,” while the New York Times deemed it “voracious, omnivorous, and playful.” Najafi has curated the exhibitions “Philosophical Toys” at Apex Art, 2005; “The Museum of Projective Personality Testing” at Manifesta 7, Trento, 2008; “Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates” at White Columns and Queens Museum of Art, 2005; and the traveling exhibition The Paper Sculpture Show, 2003-2007. He has taught at Cooper Union, Yale, and RISD, and has degrees in Comparative Literature from Princeton, Columbia, and NYU. This lecture is free and open to the public.

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2012 FALL COLLOQUIUM // CALDERA


Image of Blue Lake, taken from http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera

2012 CT+CR Fall Colloquium and Artist Residency @ Caldera

With major support from Paul Livadary and the Marshall and Margherite McComb Foundation and with special thanks to Peets Coffee

dates: October 3-7, 2012
theme: “The Visible, the Invisible, and the Indivisible”
special guests: Nina Katchadourian, Clinical Assistant Professor, The NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study; Sina Najafi, Editor-in-Chief, Cabinet magazine; Dan Heagerty, Board of Governors, Caldera
CT+CR faculty: Anne-Marie Oliver, Barry Sanders, Marie-Pierre Hasne, Joan Handwerg
program coordinator: Nicole Smith
chef: Cathy Cleaver
participants: Marshall Astor, Karena Bennett, Carmen Denison, Kimberly Disney, Peter Falanga, André Busch Fortes, Dustin Freemont, Val Hardy, Lauren Heagerty, Hannah Horovitz, Evangelina Owens, Mel Ponis, Robert Reincke, Kevin Smith, Dawn Stoppiello, Muhammad Usruf, Brooke Wendt, Chloé Womack

 
SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 3
9:00 am: depart Portland for Caldera
2:00-4:00 pm: settling in (snacks available in the Hearth Room)
4:00-6:00 pm: opening session on the theme “The Visible, the Invisible, and the Indivisible”
6:00-7:00 pm: free time
7:00-7:30 pm: reception
7:30-9:00 pm: dinner
10:00 pm: film(s) in the Library

Thursday, October 4
8:30-9:30 am: breakfast
10:00 am-12:00 pm: roundtable discussion
12:30-1:30 pm: lunch
1:30-3:00 pm: free time
3:00-5:30 pm: roundtable discussion with Nina Katchadourian and Sina Najafi
5:30-7:00 pm: free time
7:00-8:30 pm: welcome dinner for Nina Katchadourian, Sina Najafi, and Dan Heagerty
8:30 pm: presentation by Dan Heagerty, Board of Directors, Caldera Arts Center
10:00 pm: film(s) in the Library

Friday, October 5
8:30-9:30 am: breakfast
10:00 am-12:30 pm: individual meetings (Nina Katchadourian and Sina Najafi)
12:30-1:30 pm: lunch
2:00-4:30 pm: individual meetings, continued (Nina Katchadourian and Sina Najafi)
4:30-7:00: free time
7:00-7:30 pm: reception
7:30-9:00 pm: dinner
10:00 pm: film(s) in the Library

Saturday, October 6
8:30-9:30 am: breakfast
10:00 am-12:00 pm: morning session (Sina Najafi)
12:30-1:30 pm: lunch
1:30-3:00: free time
3:00-5:30 pm: afternoon session (Sina Najafi)
5:30-7:00: free time
7:00-7:30 pm: reception
7:30-9:00 pm: dinner
10:00 pm: student presentations

Sunday, October 7
8:30-9:30 am: breakfast
10:00 am-12:00 pm: morning session (Nina Katchadourian)
12:30-1:30 pm: lunch
1:30-4:00 pm: group clean-up
4:00 pm: return to Portland

Monday, October 8
7:30 pm: “Curiosity and Culture,” public lecture, Swigert Commons, PNCA (Sina Najafi)


About Nina Katchadourian
Nina Katchadourian is Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study. From 2005 to 2012, she was Viewing Program Curator at the Drawing Center. She was born in Stanford, California, and grew up spending every summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago, where she still resides part of each year. Her work exists in a wide variety of media, including photography, sculpture, video, and sound, and has been exhibited at PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space, SculptureCenter, and the Palais de Tokyo. In January 2006, the Turku Art Museum in Turku, Finland featured a solo show of her works made in Finland, and in June 2006, the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs exhibited a ten-year survey of her work and published an accompanying monograph entitled “All Forms of Attraction.” The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presented a solo show of her recent video installations in July 2008. In February 2010, she was Artist-in-Residence at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, which hosted her solo show “Seat Assignment.” Katchadourian is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

About Sina Najafi
Sina Najafi is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the New York-based Cabinet, an award-winning quarterly of art and culture, and Editorial Director of Cabinet Books. Known for its inimitable sensibility, arresting combinations of words and images, diverse audience, quirky humor, and insistent linkage of curiosity and ethics, Cabinet “merges the popular appeal of an arts periodical, the visually engaging style of a design magazine, and the in-depth exploration of a scholarly journal to create a sourcebook of ideas for an eclectic international audience of readers, from artists and designers to scientists, philosophers, and historians.” Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine, dubbed it “the secret best art magazine.” Slavoj Žižek called it “ferociously intelligent, ridiculously funny, absurdly innovative, rapaciously curious,” while the New York Times deemed it “voracious, omnivorous, and playful.” Najafi has curated the exhibitions “Philosophical Toys” at Apex Art, 2005; “The Museum of Projective Personality Testing” at Manifesta 7, Trento, 2008; “Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates” at White Columns and Queens Museum of Art, 2005; and the traveling exhibition The Paper Sculpture Show, 2003-2007. He has taught at Cooper Union, Yale, and RISD, and has degrees in Comparative Literature from Princeton, Columbia, and NYU.


A few possible films:

Lars von Trier, Melancholia (Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, 2011), 130 minutes
Maya Deren (produced posthumously by Teiji Itō and Cherel Winett Itō), Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Haiti, 1985), 52 minutes
Harun Farocki, Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (West Germany, 1989), 75 minutes
Chris Marker, Sans Soleil (1983, Japan/Guinea-Bissau), 100 minutes
Errol Morris, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (USA, 1997), 80 minutes
Andrei Tarkovsky, Andrei Rublev (Андрей Рублёв) (Soviet Union, 1966), 205 minutes
Andrei Tarkovsky, Nostalghia (Ностальгия) (Italy, Russia, 1992), 125 minutes
Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice (Offret) (UK, France, Sweden, 1986), 149 minutes
Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker (West Germany/Soviet Union, 1979), 163 minutes
Werner Herzog, Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Canada, USA, France, Germany, UK, 2010), 89 minutes
Victor Erice, The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) (Spain, 1973), 97 minutes Charlie Chaplin, City Lights (United States, 1931), 87 minutes

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LECTURE: FRIDERIKE HEUER


Image taken from “Culturally Authentic Pictoral Lexicon” (CAPL) at (http://capl.washjeff.edu)

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

FRIDERIKE HEUER

“Don’t Blink
PNCA Main Building, room 204
Friday; September 28, 2012

Friderike Heuer practiced Criminal Law in Germany until 1981. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1987, she received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the New School for Social Research. From 1988 to 2003, she taught the seminar “Visual Perception, Cognition and Social Psychology” at Lewis & Clark College. Her research concerns the memory of emotional events, including eye-witness memory. She serves on the Board of the National Council of Jewish Women and Zeitgeist NW, an organization she co-founded in order to bring modern German culture to the Pacific Northwest. Over the last three years, she has been exhibiting photomontage work in the U.S. and in Germany, work often focused on issues of social justice.

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LECTURE: DAVID SHIPLEY


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The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

DAVID SHIPLEY
Executive Editor, Bloomberg View

PNCA Main Building, room 204
Thursday; September 20, 2012

David Shipley joined Bloomberg News as an Executive Editor and currently heads Bloomberg View, which he co-launched with James P. Rubin in January 2011. Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Shipley was Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Op-Ed Page Editor for The New York Times, Op-Ed Page Editor, National Enterprise Editor, and Senior Editor for the New York Times Magazine, as well as Deputy Editor for the New York Times Magazine’s Millennium Project. From 1995 to 1997, he served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter. He is the former Executive Editor for The New Republic (1993-1995) and is co-author of SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better. A graduate of Williams College, where he was a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, he began his career as an assistant editor at Simon and Schuster. He resides in New York City.

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WOMEN, THEATER, WAR



The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, PNCA, in conjunction with The World Affairs Council of Oregon and the Center for Middle East Studies at PSU invite you to a panel discussion with the Iraqi directors and playwrights

Alaa Najim Abdullah
Hayat Haidar Mohammed Ali
Kholod Jabbar Obeid Mary Al-Amiri
Azhaar Ali Hussein
Hawar Sharif

Thursday, March 15, 2012; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
PNCA Main Building, Swigert Commons

Please join us as we continue discussions at the Pacific Northwest College of Art on art and politics in contemporary Iraq. Moderated by Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs at the World Affairs Council of Oregon, the conversation with five women in Iraqi theater will focus on the role of art in the reconfiguration of political realities and the question of gender in theaters of operation. The conversation will be followed by an open question-and-answer session and general discussion.

Additional events sponsored by the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research include:

Poetry from Ashes of War: Soheil Najim
Friday, March 16, 12:00 Noon, CT+CR and the World Affairs Council at the Portland Library

Iraqi Artists on David Mamet’s “Race”
Monday, March 19, 6:30 PM, CT+CR and Artists Repertory Theatre’s Morrison Stage

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LECTURE: SALAM ATTA SABRI

Photograph of a damaged painting from the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad. Holly Pickett for The New York Times

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, PNCA, along with the Middle East Studies Center at PSU and the MFA in Applied Craft and Design, PNCA are pleased to announce a lecture on Modern Art in Iraq by

Salam Atta Sabri
Director, The National Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad

PNCA Main Building, room 125
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
1:30-3:00 p.m.

The PNCA community is also invited to attend Salam Atta Sabri’s lecture at Smith Memorial Student Union at PSU at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2012, presented by the Middle East Studies Center with co-sponsorship from the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and with funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York; the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art; Portland Community College’s Internationalization Initiative; and the Portland State University Department of Art.

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