Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Paris Trip

  • Travel To Paris

    Students have the amazing opportunity to travel to one of the main centers of art in the world.

  • Foundation Year

    Students will visit museums, historic sites, and the great European city with Foundation faculty for on-site lectures and focused field study.

  • Earn School Credit

    While traveling to Paris for a period of 9 days for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is a 1 credit course.

  • Sketching the Sites

    It’s so valuable to get outside of Otis. Those experiences become some of the greatest memories of school — opportunities to be
    immersed in the world. —Danny Phillips (’08)

  • Oui Oui!

    For information, please contact Darren Grosch in the Center for International Education

 

Paris is your classroom: this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the capital of European Art guided by Otis Foundation faculty. On this 9 day course you will see the greatest museums in the world: the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay, the Pompidou...; walk through masterpieces of European architecture; draw in your visual jounral in the beautiful gardens of Paris; eat warm French bread while you walk the streets and take in the buzz of Parisian life.

ContactCenter for International Education or Lead Faculty: Matthew Penkala

Approximate Cost: $3,200.00
   Included:
   Airfare
   Land transportation
   Accommodations
   Excursions and activities
   Experiential learning activities
   Site entrance fees


   Not Included:
   Personal expenses
   Some meals

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Apply for Paris Course elective here.

 

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