Julie Mehretu + Steven Nelson
Talk

Roski Talk: Julie Mehretu + Steven Nelson

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
7:00 p.m.
The Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets $15 - SOLD OUT

Overview

Broad collection artist and one of the most exciting painters working today, Julie Mehretu, will be in conversation with Steven Nelson, UCLA professor of African and African American Art History, on Oct. 13 at The Broad. Known for pieces that use sweeping compositions and networked linear mark-making, Mehretu’s complex and layered work considers the sprawling growth of cities to the expansion of information in the digital age. Steven Nelson is the director of the African Studies Center and professor of African and African American Art History at UCLA. He is also a former editor of African Arts. In addition to his award-winning book From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture in and out of Africa, 2007, he has published widely on the arts, architecture and urbanism of Africa and its diasporas, African American art history and queer studies. 

Roski Talks tickets include same-night access before the program to the museum's galleries, starting at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to take a peek into the vault through the windows on the staircase landings to see Julie Mehretu's, Invisible Sun (algorithm 8, fable form), 2015, in collection storage. Please note that our first floor galleries are closed for installations of The Broad's upcoming collection installation, Creature.

This program is sold-out, but the full talk will be livestreamed and archived on this page. 

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About USC Roski Talks at The Broad 

The Broad has partnered with USC’s Roski School of Art and Design for the next program in their Roski Talks series. Roski Talks is a lecture series featuring in-depth public presentations by prominent artists, designers, writers, scholars and curators. These talks give Roski graduate students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the speaker after the event to present their own work and learn from the speaker’s professional expertise.

Co-presented by the USC Roski School of Art and Design

About Roski Talks at The Broad

The Broad has partnered with USC’s Roski School of Art and Design for the next program in their Roski Talks series. Roski Talks is a lecture series featuring in-depth public presentations by prominent artists, designers, writers, scholars and curators. These talks give Roski graduate students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the speaker after the event to present their own work and learn from the speaker’s professional expertise.

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