Empire Arturo Vega Above and Beyond
August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion with Special Guests Jade Dellinger, Carlo McCormick, Anthony Haden-Guest and Adam Lehrer
March 26 / 4 PM / Free
A critical and personal discussion of Vega’s life and work, this panel of experts brings years of cumulative experience with the worlds of creativity and music that fed his artistic production.
Carlo McCormick is a cultural critic, curator, and author of numerous books, monographs and catalogs on contemporary art and artists. He is the senior editor of Paper magazine, and brings his acute intelligence to bear, contextualizing Arturo’s work in art, music and design with the tenor of the times.
Jade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College since 2013, has also worked closely on curatorial projects and exhibitions for the Tampa Museum of Art and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogs and publications. Dellinger previously guest-curated Play What You Like: Fluxus, Music & More at Howl! and presented Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery before the exhibition traveled to New York.
Anthony Haden-Guest is an art critic, writer, cartoonist, poet, and social commentator who brings his wit and wisdom in assessing Arturo’s role within the culture of the times. He has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, and The Sunday Times (among other publications) and is the author of The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night, published by William Morrow & Co., and True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World, published by Grove Atlantic.
Adam Lehrer is an artist (working with photography and mixed media) and culture critic. He’s the editor-at-large of Los Angeles art and culture magazine Autre and has contributed photography, art and fashion coverage to publications like i-D, SSENSE, Forbes and VICE. In his art practice, he combines journalistic snapshots with staged conceptual photography, often placing his own images alongside others sourced from the Internet, fashion magazines, pornography and film stills—blurring the line between his day-to-day existence and media consumption.