UNM Hibben Center, room 105


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This lecture is co-sponsored by UNM Electronic Arts and UNM Art & Ecology.

CANDICE HOPKINS is an independent curator and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Western Front, and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. Hopkins holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Hopkins’ writings on history, art, and vernacular architecture have been published by MIT Press, BlackDog Publishing, Revolver Press, New York University, The Fillip Review, the National Museum of the American Indian, among other venues. She has lectured widely including at the Witte de With and Tate Modern. In 2012 she was invited to present a keynote lecture on the topic of the “sovereign imagination” for dOCUMENTA (13). Her recent curatorial projects include Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years co-curated with Steve Loft, Lee-Ann Martin and Jenny Western; Sakahàn, co-curated with Greg Hill and Christine Lalonde at the National Gallery of Canada and the 2014 SITE Santa Fe Biennial exhibition, Unsettled Landscapes co-curated with Janet Dees, Irene Hofmann and Lucía Sanromán.

RAVEN CHACON is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. He performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with numerous ensembles in the Southwest. He is also a member of the Postcommodity collective. Chacon’s work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions. He has an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has served on the Music and Native American Studies faculties at the University of New Mexico and as a visiting artist in the New Media Art & Performance program at Long Island University. Chacon has presented his work in different contexts at Vancouver Art Gallery, ABC No Rio, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival and The Kennedy Center. Chacon lives and works in Albuquerque, NM.




Diana Taylor (University Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish; Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics)

lecture on Thurs 4/9 // 5:30pm // UNM Hibben Center 105