VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Jan Tumlir
Alexander Hall, Room 100
Thursday, March 13th, 6:00pm
Jan Tumlir is an art-writer, teacher and curator who lives in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for the local art journal X-TRA; his articles appear regularly in Artforum, Aperture, Flash Art and occasionally in Art Review and Frieze. In addition, he has written catalog essays for such artists as Bas Jan Ader, Uta Barth, John Divola, Jorge Pardo, Cyprien Gaillard and most recently, James Welling. Tumlir is a member of the humanities and sciences faculty at Art Center College of Design, and has in the past taught at Otis, CalArts, USC, UCR and UCLA.
This lecture concerns the relation of black and white monochrome painting to sound, and specifically noise music. It will touch on the origins of both forms within the work of the Russian Avant-Gardes at the start of the twentieth century, and then track its development into the present.