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  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

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First Year Curriculum

As a Foundation student at Otis College of Art and Design, you are encouraged to explore all facets of the creative world and develop critical skills through a variety of Liberal Studies and Studio courses.

 
 
 
 
 
Art History >
 

AHCS 120 Introduction to Visual Culture

 
You will be introduced in this course to issues that are critical to the field of Visual Culture and representation in Fine Arts and Design.

You will investigate various historical and contemporary representational practices that societies have developed to define, maintain, and institutionalize different categories of visual culture and visual producers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AHCS 121 Modern Art History
 
In this class you will explore the major modern artistic movements of Europe and North America from 1840 to 1960, covering Romanticism through Abstract Expressionism.

You will be challenged to investigate the crucial issues, arguments, artists and works of the avant-garde during the modern period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  English >
 
ENGL 104 CriticalAnalysis and Semiotics
 

Semiotics is the study of symbols and signs. Within this course you will be exposed to the world of semiotics (cultural signs) and the topics examined will concern popular culture with a special emphasis on gender studies, media literacy, the American national character, and issues of power and ideology.

You will be challenged to "question everything" and see that "everything is connected."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENGL 106 Composition and Critical Thought
 

The theme for this course is “The Self and Others,” exploring issues of social responsibility in a world of globalization.

The intent of this course is to help you express ideas and convey information in writing with logical reasoning, critical reflection and adequate factual support with clarity of purpose, organization and language. In addition students will be critically exploring online writing including blogs and emails.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENGL 106 Resources
 
Composition Student Handbook available in O-Space.
Sample MLA Essay from The College Writers Reference (PDF)
Sample MLA Essay II from the Owl at Purdue (WEB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Social Science >
 
SSCI 130 Cultural Studies
 
Here is a course in a new field where you will learn a new way to study culture! Cultural studies has emerged as an exciting discipline as it seeks to view cultures using an interdisciplinary approach which sheds further light upon the human condition and its behaviors.

You will enter into this interdiscursive space in order to view the fluid world of cultures, both singular and multiple, in a new and less traditional manner.