2018 Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations and Critical Dialog

Presented by Toby Devan Lewis

Explore the work of world-renowned artists and curators.
Enjoy stimulating conversations with today’s most influential critics and collectors.

Anderson Ranch’s popular Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations fosters a broader understanding of contemporary art and art making. Featured events include lectures, conversations, panels and Q&A formats. Presentations are focused on artists’ work and topics relevant to the contemporary art community.

Recent participants include Marina Abramovic, Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Massimiliano Gioni, Steve McQueen, Ron Nagle, Catherine Opie, Anne Pasternak, Lisa Phillips, Arlene Shechet, Frank Stella, Ryan Trecartin, Bill Viola and Kara Walker.

Programs are open to the public and held in Schermer Meeting Hall on the Anderson Ranch campus. Most presentations begin at 12:30 p.m., and seating is limited, so advanced registration is required. Students and faculty are invited to engage with Summer Series speakers during campus receptions and other small gatherings.

Additional Support Provided By:
Bunni and Paul Copaken
Sue Hostetler
Judy and Robbie Mann
Debra and Dennis Scholl

Critical Dialog

This engaging program is driven by interactive discussion and led by an exciting lineup of renowned scholars, critics, writers and artists who take an in-depth look at relevant topics and trends in the contemporary visual arts. From intimate round table dialogue to fascinating historical reviews of art through the ages, these seminars are open to all, and offer the perfect complement to the hands-on art experiences that take place in the studios at the Ranch.

The 2018 Critical Dialog Programs are generously underwritten by Paula & Jim Crown

For more information about the Summer Series or Critical Dialog, please call Molly O’Leary at 970/924-5056

Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations and Critical Dialog

06/14 CRITICAL DIALOG: Makin’ It

The term “starving artist” isn’t just a myth; most successful artists have struggled with financial hardship, balancing a studio practice...

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07/03 CRITICAL DIALOG: Chairman’s Choice Presentation
Enrique Martínez Celaya

Enrique Martínez Celaya Enrique Martínez Celaya is an artist and author who was also trained as a physicist. His work has been exhibited and...

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07/09 CRITICAL DIALOG: Rebels in Paradise

In 1960s Los Angeles, the brimming art scene fostered a creative community that operated outside the pressures of New York City, including artists...

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07/12 SUMMER SERIES: Tara Donovan in conversation with Nora Burnett Abrams

Tara Donovan Born in 1969, USA; lives and works in New York, USA. Tara Donovan received a B.F.A. (1991) from the Corcoran College of Art and...

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07/18 SUMMER SERIES: Ai Weiwei in conversation with Alexandra Munroe

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world....

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Check back for video. The film will begin promptly at 5:30PM at the Isis Theater in Aspen (406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611). Reservations...

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07/19 SUMMER SERIES: Bunny & Charles Burson in conversation with Edward Felsenthal

Bunny Burson Bunny Burson is a St. Louis based artist. She received a B.A. in French from Tulane University, which included a year at the Sorbonne...

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07/26 SUMMER SERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby in conversation with Naomi Beckwith

Naomi Beckwith Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Conceptual art practices, performance,...

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07/27 SUMMER SERIES: National Council Summer Celebration with Alex Israel

This is a special event for National Council Members. To become a National Council Member please call Hannah Thompson at 970-924-5052. Current...

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08/02 SUMMER SERIES: Vik Muniz in conversation with Renaud Proch

Born 1961, São Paulo, Brazil, Vik lives and works in New York City and Rio de Janeiro. Photographer and mixed-media artist Vik Muniz is best...

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08/09 SUMMER SERIES: Robert Longo

Robert Longo Robert Longo (b. 1953) is an internationally recognized visual artist known for his large-scale works in various media: drawing,...

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Summer Series Supporters

National Council Sponsors

Mary and Adam Cherry
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
Jane and Bob Clark
Eleanore and Domenico De Sole
Marcy and Leo Edelstein
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Barbara Fosco and David Missner
Sharon and John Hoffman
Cynthia Hostetler and Nicholas Ulanov
Pamela Joseph and Robert Brinker
Ann and Tom Korologos
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Magoon
Nedra and Mark Oren
Allen and Kelli Questrom
Sara Ransford
Katie and Amnon Rodan
Dorothy Wildman and Albert Sanford

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