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Artist Talk by Simon Leung --Thurs April 6 at 6pm Spencer 112

Thu, April 6th, 2023
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm

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1960s Scholar Speaker Series:


Thursday April 6th at 6pm in Spencer 112

lecture with Q+A


Simon Leung is a Hong Kong-born artist who lives in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. He is Professor in the Department of Art at University of California, Irvine, where he is also faculty in Asian American Studies and Core Committee Member of UCI Critical Theory. As an artist, Leung’s projects in various media include an opera set in Griffith Park; a live/video performance addressing AIDS in the figure of the glory hole; a trilogy on “the residual space of the Vietnam War;” an extended proposal of Duchamp’s oeuvre as a discourse in ethics; a meditation on the site/non-site dialectic by way of Edgar Allan Poe; context-specific works centering on the squatting body as a heuristic cipher; a twenty-year plus collaboration with the late writer and art world figure Warren Niesłuchowski; “art workers’ theater” dealing with the intersection of art/labor; and an internet performance for the pandemic age, City of Squatters, which lives on YouTube.  At the heart of all of Leung’s work is a meditation of the ethical challenge, broadly defined. Leung has received the Art Journal Award for his writing, and fellowships from New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Art Matters, the Clark Art Institute, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Masks Required in Spencer Art Building.

On ground floor, wheelchair accessible.





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