Events
  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Welcome to the Haunted Boulevard. Join DJ Platinum (Grace Potter) and DJ Batsy (Jessi Hita) for a journey of the folklores, urban legends, and paranormal encounters from different cultures. 

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.

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Shamsia Hassani Visits Otis Fine Arts

Mar 16, 2016
Afghan Graffiti Artist and Activist
Spotlight Category: Distinguished Visitors

Afghan graffiti artist and educator, Shamsia Hassani, visited Otis Fine Arts on March 2. During her visit, Hassani had lunch with faculty, gave a lecture about her practice, and did studio visits with fine arts seniors. Department Chair Meg Cranston first met the artist in her home country of Afghanistan while traveling there in 2014 for the Afghan Carpet Project, a collaboration between six LA artists and weavers in Kabul and Bamiyan that was presented at the UCLA Hammer Museum last year.

Shamsia Hassani is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Hammer Museum. She is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Kabul University. In 2014, Hassani was named one of Foreign Policy Journal's 100 Global Thinkers. She is one of the founders of the Berang Arts Organization, the first artist-run collective in Afghanistan. While in Los Angeles, the artist has also completed a mural in the West Adams neighborhood and had a solo show of new paintings at Seyhoun Gallery.

To learn more about this rising star, see a March 16, 2016 article in the LA Times: See how graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani is giving Afghan woman a voice despite the danger.; or view this video by The Creator's Project: Kabul's Female Graffiti Master.

 

Image: Shamsia Hassani stands in front of her mural at 4900 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Francine Orr/LA Times.

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