Traction Art Talks

Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell jackie sumell, Solitary Gardens
Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell

jackie sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and activist whose powerful and poignant socially-engaged art project, Solitary Garden, will be on view at UC Santa Cruz in Fall 2019.

Traction: Art Talk with Stephanie Syjuco, April 9 Stephanie Syjuco,"Added Value," 2018.
Traction: Art Talk with Stephanie Syjuco, April 9

Stephanie Syjuco is renowned for her large-scale art installations that address contemporary social and economic issues, including political dissent and the legacy of colonialism.

Traction: Art Talk featuring a performance by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, March 5 Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Traction: Art Talk featuring a performance by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, March 5

Internationally renowned artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña (US/Mexico) is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.

Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15 Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15

Glenn Ligon is one of the most celebrated American artists of his generation. Throughout his career, Ligon has pursued an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art.

Traction: Art Talk with Carolina Caycedo, November 13 Carolina Caycedo, Serpent River Book, Extract
Traction: Art Talk with Carolina Caycedo, November 13

Join the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for TRACTION: Art Talk, featuring ecologically-engaged artist Carolina Caycedo.

Traction: Art Talk with Andrea Fraser, October 30 Andrea Fraser, Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk 1989
Traction: Art Talk with Andrea Fraser, October 30

Internationally renowned artist Andrea Fraser's work has been identified with performance, feminism, and institutional critique.

Traction: Art Talk with Angela Melitopoulos, May 30 Angela Melitopoulos, Crossings, 2017, video and sound installation, installation view, Giesshaus (University of Kassel), Kassel, documenta 14
Traction: Art Talk with Angela Melitopoulos, May 30

For this Traction: Art Talk, internationally renowned artist Angela Melitopoulos will introduce and screen a two-screen presentation of Crossings (2017), first presented at dOCUMENTA 14.

Traction: Art Talk with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, April 6 Portrait Cardiff & Miller, 2012. Photo: Zev Tiefenbach
Traction: Art Talk with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, April 6

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally recognized artists known for their immersive multimedia sound installations and their audio and video walks.

Traction: Art Talk with Manthia Diawara, February 13 Manthia Diawara, An Opera of the World, 2016, Installation view
Traction: Art Talk with Manthia Diawara, February 13

Malian filmmaker and cultural theorist Manthia Diawara is a celebrated author and director.

Traction: Art Talk with Amy Franceschini, January 23 Amy Franceschini, Annual Harvest, 2014
Traction: Art Talk with Amy Franceschini, January 23

Renowned artist Amy Franceschini works in a wide variety of media to question and challenge current social, cultural and environmental systems. Focusing on ecological issues, her projects are often site specific.