Traction Art Talks

Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4 Walid Raad
Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4

Walid Raad is an internationally renowned contemporary media artist.

Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16 Pablo Helguera, pictured in the Librería Donceles installation. Image by Tim Trumble.
Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance.

Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5 jackie sumell, Solitary Gardens, 2018
Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5

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 November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020.

Traction: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette, October 29 Sadie Barnette
Traction: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette, October 29

Whether in the form of drawing, photography or large-scale installation, Sadie Barnette’s acclaimed artworks relish in the transcendence of the mundane to the imaginative.

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.