Visiting Lecture Series Presents: Justin Lieberman

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BHQFU | 34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor

Please join us this Sunday, April 7th at 4:00pm for a lecture with artist, teacher, activist, curator, and critic Justin Lieberman. He will be going through six of his recent exhibitions and speaking about his creative process.

Starting from the question of "What is the impetus for a work of art" Justin will examine the process by which he ended up with such widely eclectic and fascinating work. The theoretical and practical aspects of his practice will be considered, from the effects of reading german philosophy to the impact of art fairs. After the presentation there will be a lively discussion we invite you to participate in.

The Lecture will be livestreaming at

Justin Lieberman (b. 1977) is an artist, teacher, activist, curator, and critic living in New York. He received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Yale University, New Haven. Since that time, he has executed numerous solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Aspen, Chicago, Boston, St. Barthes, Gstaad, Athens, Brussels, Geneva, London, Paris, among other places, and has held faculty positions at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Queens College, New York, and Brandeis University, Waltham. His work has been reviewed in publications including Artforum, BOMB Magazine, Art in America, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Triple Canopy, Frieze Magazine, Art Review, The New York Times,Le Monde, and Le Journal. It is the subject of a monograph published by JRP Ringier. Recently, his project "The Student Art Collective" was exhibited at Sculpture Center in Long Island City. Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Martos Gallery in NY and Mallorca Landings in Spain, as well as a retrospective of video works at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, curated by C. Spencer Yeh. Anarchic and aggregate, Lieberman’s anti-aesthetics defy systems of categorization and consumption and apparent order, though the work teems with tautology all its own.

The BHQFU Visiting Lecture Series seeks to connect artists, critics, and curators engaged with the contemporary uses of art including its relationship to other scholarly disciplines such as education, literature, architecture, design, philosophy, and the sciences. Because lectures are open to the public and because many of the above disciplines are represented by other courses offered at BHQFU, the Visiting Lecture Series is conceived of both as:
1. a platform for introducing the university to outsiders (a “gateway drug,” if you will) and
2. as an opportunity to mix seasoned and less-experienced figures from a diverse array of discursive communities.

Each meeting of this bi-weekly series, appropriate representatives from BHQFU classes will be tapped to nominally moderate the event and briefly present the goings on of their classes before lecturers speak on a chosen topic. The Lecture Series also intends to host conversations between two or more luminaries and half-an-hour following the presentation will be set aside for a Q & A period. Exeunt all.