2022–2023 Lecture Series


Department of Art, Art History, and Design


FALL 2022

Isometric Studio

Thursday, October 6 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Isometric Studio, NY collaborates with leading cultural institutions, universities, tech companies, and nonprofits to reinvent the way they present themselves visually and strategically. Founders Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid shape narratives and spaces of belonging. Through design, they advance an ethos of inclusion, equity, and justice, centering the lived experiences of marginalized people.

Film Screening No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics! and Artist Talk with Justin Hall
Thursday, October 13 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 5PM

Award-winning Documentary film, No Straight Lines: The World of Queer Comics! LGBTQ comics have moved from underground obscurity to wide recognition over the last five decades, and now face a growing threat of censorship. Following the film, Justin Hall, award-winning gay cartoonist, comics historian and educator, and producer of the NSL film, will speak about his work and career.

Jens Hauser

Tuesday, November 1 I 107 S. Kedzie I 6PM

Jens Hauser is a Paris and Copenhagen based media studies scholar and art curator focusing on the interactions between art and technology, trans-genre and hybrid aesthetics. He’s currently a researcher at the University of Copenhagen’s Medical Museion, following a dual post-doctoral research position at the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and coordinates the (OU)VERT network for Greenness Studies. Hauser’s lecture will focus on his new book, Green Revisited: Encountering Emerging Naturecultures in Art and Research, published in 2022.

Do-Hee Kim

Tuesday, November 8 I 107 S. Kedzie Hall I 6PM

Do-Hee Kim is a designer based in San Francisco. She is the co-founder of Shoppe Theory, a design studio that creates timeless brands and beautifully strategic websites designed to convert your audience into happy, loyal customers. People know them for their clean designs with a command of color, hand-drawn elements, and a strong sense of typography.

Dan Cameron

Thursday, November 10 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Dan Cameron is a New York-based curator of contemporary art who also writes, teaches, makes, and serves on art-related juries and boards. He advises both public and private collections. Throughout his 40-plus year career organizing exhibitions, Cameron has steadfastly championed both the unexpected and the under-recognized. Cameron is the 2022-2023 AAHD Critic-in-Residence.

Dr. Sara Blaylock

Wednesday, November 16 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Dr. Sara Blaylock is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and her research focuses on experimental art, film, and artist’ publications in East Germany during the 1980s. MIT Press recently published her book, Parallel Public: Experimental Art in Late East Germany.

Jill Shaw, PhD

Thursday, December 1 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Dr. Jill Shaw is the Head of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Modern and Contemporary Art and Rebecca A. Boylan and Thomas W. Sidlik Curator of European Art, 1850–1970 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Shaw will offer a lecture titled “The Making of an Exhibition: Van Gogh in America”. Shaw is the 2022 Keynote Speaker for the Art History & Visual Culture Undergraduate Symposium.


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