This is the last free Monday night lecture by the MFA department until January and of course, they are bringing another great speaker–Hamza Walker, whom the New York Times has labeled one of the seven most influential curators in the country.
From PSU MFA Department:
Since 1994, Hamza Walker has served as Director of Education/Associate Curator for The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago – a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art.
His most recent group exhibitions include Black Is, Black Ain't, 2008; Meanwhile in Baghdad…, 2008; All the Pretty Corpses, 2005; The Here and Now, 2005; A Perfect Union…more or less, 2004; and New Video, New Europe: A Survey of East European Video, 2004.
From University of Chicago Magazine:
Unromancing the Renaissance
Born in New York City, the son of a jazz musician and a mother who worked several odd jobs, Walker later moved with his family to Baltimore, where he grew up as "a young punk, full of rage." "What could be more alienating than that?" he asks, "the time—the seventies, the place?"…Read more here
Portland State University: Shattuck Hall Annex Room 212
1914 SW Park Ave. (at the corner of SW Broadway and Hall on the PSU campus)
Almost every Monday night from Oct. 13 – May 18