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James McAnally Lecture

Jan 9 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


Graduate Lectures

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes James McAnally who will be speaking about his work as a Curator, Critic, and Editor. This lecture is part of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Winter Intensive.

James McAnally is a curator, critic and editor whose disparate work proposes prefigurative institutional practices, the critic-as-strategist, and publishing as processional protest.

James McAnally is a co-founder and caretaker of The Luminary, an expansive platform for art, thought, and action based in St. Louis, MO. McAnally also served as the executive editor and co-founder of Temporary Art Review, an international platform for contemporary art criticism that focused on artist-run and alternative spaces, and is a founding member of Common Field, a national network of independent art spaces and organizers.

McAnally has presented exhibitions, talks and lectures at venues such as the Walker Art Center, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation with Ballroom Marfa, Kadist Art Foundation, The Contemporary (Baltimore), School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Kansas City Art Institute, INCA, Transformer, Washington University in St. Louis, and Moore College of Art and Design and has served as a Visual Arts panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, and numerous others.

McAnally’s writing has appeared in publications such as Art in America, Art Journal, Hyperallergic, OEI, Terremoto, and Pelican Bomb, and his publications are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Brooklyn Museum. McAnally is a recipient of the Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing.

This lecture is free and open to the public.