Fall 2017 Exhibitions and Programs


Aug 1 – Dec 3, 2017


Exhibitions

2017–18 Visual and Environmental Studies Visiting Faculty 
Judith Belzer, Ken Okiishi, Elle Pérez, and Richard Renaldi  
Aug 24–Sep 24, 2017 
Reception: Wed, Sep 13, 5­–7 pm
The exhibition presents work by four new visiting faculty members in the Visual and Environmental Studies department, each engaged with varied approaches to painting, photography, and the moving image.

Matt Keegan: Replicate
Oct 19, 2017–Jan 7, 2018
Reception: Thu, Oct 19, 5­–8 pm
Matt Keegan’s exhibition at the Carpenter Center continues his long-standing exploration of language, materials, and identity formation. Replicate, Keegan’s first institutional solo presentation in the US, includes his recent video, Generation (2016), alongside sculpture, and two new site specific commissions—a hanging textile and a cardboard-lattice work made in response to the Sert Gallery space.

We Just Fit, You and I 
Michelle Lopez, Sondra Perry, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Michael E. Smith
Oct 19, 2017–Jan 7, 2018
Reception: Thu, Oct 19, 5­–8 pm
Levels 0 + 1
A group exhibition that addresses the expanding category of ‘living’ through a series of architecturally-sensitive installations. Underscoring the corporeal metaphors within the Carpenter Center’s own Le Corbusier-designed building, the featured projects in We Just Fit employ sound, video, sculpture, and scent to redefine what constitutes bodily presence.


Programs and Events

Reception: 2017–18 Visual and Environmental Studies Visiting Faculty Exhibition 
Wed, Sep 13, 5­–7 pm
Level 3

Book Talk: James Voorhies: Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form Since 1968​ 
in conversation with Dan Byers, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director 
Tue, Sep 19, 6 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Book Talk: Martin Beck: An Organized System of Instructions
in collaboration with Artists Space
Wed, Sep 20, 7 pm
Offsite: Artists Space, 55 Walker St, New York 

Screening + Conversation: Laurie Simmons: My Art 
followed by conversation with the artist, Giuliana Bruno, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, and Andrew Fierberg, producer
Thu, Sep 28, 6 pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

Book Talk: Julia Bryan-Wilson: Fray: ART AND TEXTILE POLITICS 
in conversation with Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and History of Art and Architecture
Thu, Oct 12, 4:30 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Book Talk: Ed Halter on Stan Brakhage: Metaphors on Vision  
in collaboration with the Harvard Film Archive 
Fri, Oct 13, 5:30 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Reception: Opening of Fall Exhibitions
Matt Keegan: Replicate and We Just Fit, You and I
Thu, Oct 19, 5–8 pm
Level 1 + Level 3, Sert Gallery

Gallery Talk: We Just Fit, You and I 
with artists Michelle Lopez and Sondra Perry
Fri, Oct 20, 11 am
Level 1

Artist Talk: Matt Keegan
Mon, Oct 23, 6 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Artist Talk: Jonathan Berger
Wed, Nov 1, 6 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Artist Talk: Jessi Reaves
Wed, Nov 8, 6 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Artist Talk: Howardena Pindell 
Thu, Nov 9, 6 pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

Artist Talk: Charles Atlas
Thu, Nov 16, 6 pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

Screenings and Conversation: Basma Alsharif
in collaboration with the Harvard Film Archive
Thu, Nov 30, 6 pm and Fri, Dec 1, 7 pm 
Level 0, Lecture Hall

All exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public. For more details and up-to-date information, sign up for the mailing list.