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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Eduardo Sarabia

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Eduardo Sarabia ('99), born in L.A., lives in Berlin and Guadalajara. His work honors and mocks his Latino heritage through exposing Mexican cultural clichés about drug smuggling, banditry, and the import/export of tawdry contraband. He stages semifictional events, for which he creates the fake evidence: handcrafted ceramic objects, drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. An installation titled “A Thin Line between Love and Hate” (2005) juxtaposed shipping boxes screenprinted with “Maizena,” “Producto de Colima”) and the containers’ “real” contents—blue-and-white Chinese-style vases decorated with images of pinup girls, marijuana leaves, rifles, and skulls.

At Salon Aleman, in Berlin, created for curator Anton Vidokle's Unitednationsplaza, patrons drank the artist’s Sarabia tequila. Playing on the stereotype of Latinos as cantina dwellers, Sarabia exposed the symbiosis between the third-world poverty of rural agave farming and tequila production and the first-world market economy. His work blends humor and absurdity, reinforcing the importance of considering the physical and human consequences of economic forces.

 

top right: "The Gift," Installation at Whitney Museum Biennial, 2008

bottom left: “A Thin Line between Love and Hate," 2005

bottom right: Babylon Bar, 2006