The UCSB Department of Art and
The UCSB Department of Art and College of Creative Studies present Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Colloquium and Curatorial Conversations. The program offers a wide range of voices in dialogue, exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established visiting artists, as well as members of UCSB’s own campus faculty and graduate students.
Presentations will take place each Thursday evening, from April 4 through June 6, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:50pm in UCSB’s Embarcadero Hall in Isla Vista. All lectures are free and open to the public, held each Thursday evening. For directions to location, please visit UCSB –> campus map.
Young Joon Kwak
Young Joon Kwak (b. 1984) is a LA-based multi-disciplinary artist working primarily through sculpture, performance, video, and collaboration. Kwak’s work aims to transform our perception of marginalized bodies by reimagining their form, functionality, and materiality—from static and bound to pre-inscribed power structures, to an expanded sense of bodies and their environs as mutable and open-ended. Kwak is the founder of Mutant Salon, a roving beauty salon/platform for experimental performance collaborations with their community of queer, trans, femme, POC artists and performers. Kwak is the lead performer in the electronic-dance-noise band Xina Xurner.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
935 Embarcadero del Norte