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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.




The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce
the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.2 by ELIZABETH DILLER
Wednesday   19 February 2014   7:30 PM
Ahmanson Auditorium   limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM  

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Through the initiative and support of its President, Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has generously funded an annual George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture since 1998.
The George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.2 celebrates this enduring and successful 16-year lecture series by featuring its second lecturer, ELIZABETH DILLER, who will present and compare the work of DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO (formerly Diller + Scofidio) between1999 and 2014.

ELIZABETH DILLER is a founding principal of DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO (DS+R), an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. DS+R’s architectural projects include: the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts expansion and redesign; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the High Line in New York; Blur in Switzerland; the Broad Museum in Los Angeles; the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro; the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive at UC Berkeley; and Culture Shed in the Hudson Yards Development in New York.

DS+R are recipients of the MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ award, the National Design Award from the Smithsonian, the Brunner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Centennial Medal of Honor from the American Academy in Rome, and numerous AIA awards. They are fellows of the Royal Institute of British Architects and have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Diller was recently selected as an Aspen Institute Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence and awarded the Barnard Medal of Distinction. In 2003, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of the studio’s work, recognizing DS+R’s unorthodox practice. Ms. Diller is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.


Self parking is recommended at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, located 1 block north of the Museum on Grand Avenue.
Parking is a flat rate of $9/car after 5 PM

This lecture was organized by the ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE/INTERIORS Department at OTIS College of Art and Design, with Linda Pollari, Chair.
For information about the department or lecture call 310.665.6867, email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu or visit http://www.otis.edu/ali.

Previous George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecturers were: (2013) Winy Maas / MVRDV REDUX, (2012) George Hargreaves / Hargreaves Associates, (2011) Jürgen Mayer H. / J. MAYER H. Architects, (2010) Merrill Elam / Mack Scoggin Merrill Elam Architects, (2009) Sol Madridejos / SANCHO-MADRIDEJOS, (2008) Nader Tehrani / office dA, (2007) Elias Torres / Martinez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, (2006) Matthias Sauerbruch / sauerbruch hutton, (2005) Michiel Riedijk / Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, (2004) Iñaki Abalos / Abalos & Herreros, (2003) Petra Blaisse / INSIDE OUTSIDE, (2002) James Corner / Field Operations, (2000) Dave Hickey / UNLV, (1999) Elizabeth Diller / Diller + Scofidio and (1998) Winy Maas / MVRDV.



The Broad, Los Angeles, architecture by and rendering courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

George H Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.2 by Elizabeth Diller at MOCA
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George H Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.2 by Elizabeth Diller at MOCA
7:30PM 2014-02-19 19:30 |
Open to the Public
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