Traction Art Talks

Stephanie Syjuco,"Added Value," 2018.

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.

Guillermo Gomez-Pena

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.

Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya

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.

Carolina Caycedo, Serpent River Book, Extract

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

Andrea Fraser, Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk 1989

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

Angela Melitopoulos, Crossings, 2017, video and sound installation, installation view, Giesshaus (University of Kassel), Kassel, documenta 14

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.

Portrait Cardiff & Miller, 2012. Photo: Zev Tiefenbach

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.

Manthia Diawara, An Opera of the World, 2016, Installation view

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

Amy Franceschini, Annual Harvest, 2014

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.

Filmmaker and video installation artist Isaac Julien first gained international attention in the 1980s for his provocative feature films, documentaries and experimental video works exploring black and gay identities.