Melissa E. Feldman Curator’s Talk

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Melissa E. Feldman Curator’s Talk

Event:  October 26th, 2017 

Pre-Play: 5:00-5:45 PM at Vicki Myhren Gallery 

Lecture: 6-7 PM in Sturm Hall 254


Join us for a talk by Push Play curator Melissa Feldman that unfolds the rich history of artists’ engagement with games and play, from chess master Marcel Duchamp and the Surrealist exquisite corpse through Yoko One and the 60’s Fluxus movement, to recent projects by artists like Cory Archangel and David Shrigley.

Open playtime immediately before the talk at Vicki Myhren Gallery.

Light appetizers provided.

Lecture is free and public: bring fam, friends and questions.

Feldman is a mega cool independent curator, educator, and writer based in Seattle, Washington. Her most recent collaborations include traveling exhibitions like Push Play, which began its tour in Spring of this year. Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre (2012) was produced at Oakland’s Mills College Art Museum and also exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art(2010) was presented at the Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University Art Gallery, Belmont, CA, and the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, Walnut Creek, CA. In 2015, the Fruitmarket Edinburg additionally presented Feldman’s Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space. Her writings have appeared in Art in America, Frieze, Third Text, Aperture, and other publications. She has previously taught at California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute and Goldsmith’s College in London. Feldman is currently serving as the Director of the Neddy Artists Award at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts.


Push Play is produced in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI).