Transculturations: Cultural Hybridity in American Art

The University of Arizona School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, 2009-2010

Kay Lawrence

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 5:30pm | Center for Creative Photography 108

Tam Van Tran

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:30pm | Center for Creative Photography 108

Okwui Enwezor

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 5:30pm  |  Center for Creative Photography 108

Lin + Lam

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 5:30pm | Center for Creative Photography 108

Jaimey Hamilton

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 5:30pm  |  Center for Creative Photography 108

Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 5:30pm | Center for Creative Photography 108

Bruce Yonemoto

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 5:30pm | Center for Creative Photography 108

Liz Cohen

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 5:30pm | Center for Creative Photography 108

Transculturations is a two year lecture series seeking to examine the ever-expanding notion of hybridity and its manifestation in visual art, criticism and institutional curatorial practices.

In recent decades, artists have disrupted, transgressed, negotiated, and transmuted cultural codes and materials, creating artistic and cultural interventions and articulations that engaged the materials and technologies of their culture(s) in new and exciting ways. The notion of cultural hybridity, first theorized by Homi Bhaba in The Location of Culture (1994), has been central to debates in post-colonial studies over the past decade.

Our primary goal is to increase public understanding of contemporary American art, with a special focus on how contemporary art relates to our country’s evolving ethnic make-up. The speakers in this series are nationally and internationally recognized artists and scholars who examine and/or use the notion of hybridity in their various disciplines; while “culture” itself is often the topic. Enriching the dialogue on cultural hybridity, our speakers will involve the Tucson community by providing access to art, information and perspective.

The School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Endowment, The School of Art Advisory Board Visiting Artists and Scholars Endowment, The School of Art, and the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence.

This is Not Me; site-specific installation and public intervention, Aarhus, Denmark, 2005