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The Library will be open until Midnight, Monday - Thursday, until the end of the semester.
IT’S TIME FOR THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE!
When: Tuesday Nov. 12 – Thursday, Nov. 14
Where: The Library, 9 am – 10 pm
NOTE: Sale is open to STUDENTS ONLY from 9 am to 1 pm on the first day of the sale (Tuesday). After 1 pm Tuesday all are welcome.
As usual, STUDENTS PAY 1/2 PRICE!!!
There is a ton great material to choose from: art books, literature, non-fiction; VHS tapes, DVDs & magazines, all specially priced to move!
This is a sale you don’t want to miss….
SEE YOU THERE!
GUEST LECTURER: MARIA BUSZEK
Renowned cultural critic , art historian, curator and author Dr. Maria Buszek will be visiting MCAD next week and giving a talk in Audiotrium 150 at 1pm on Tuesday, November 5th.
Buszek’s work centers around 3rd Wave Feminism, Riot Grrrls culture and the DIY Punk Movement, and the world of contemporary craft and surface design.
In addition to writing and lecturing, Buszek served as a curatorial assistant at the LACMA, and has taught at Santa Monica College, Kansas City Art Institute, and currently at UC Denver. In addition to publishing several books on popular culture, Buzek has been a reguar contributor to BUST magazine for the past 14 years.
Her current book in the works is titled The Art of Noise: Art and Popular Music since 1977.
As Buszek writes on her website, she is focusing on
“the work of New York’s No Wave and its European counterparts, art/music hybrids like Basquiat, DISBAND, Ann Magnuson, David Wojnarowicz, and Linder Sterling, who took inspiration from as well as critiqued the activist movements that preceded them; African-American artists such as Xaviera Simmons and Rashaad Newsome, engaging funk, soul, and hip-hop; performers like Peaches and the LTTR collective, who use dance music and fashion as springboards for queer, feminist critique; Chicano/a artists like Juan Capistran and Shizu Saldamando, who explore the political dimensions of punk; and others who use music as a seductive, artistic form of what LTTR co-founder Emily Roysdon has called “ecstatic resistance.
In the process, I hope to argue for the pertinence of music writers such as Lester Bangs, Ellen Willis, and Greil Marcus for art historians. These writers’ deeply personal, often embodied approach to music criticism claims a kind of kinship with the artists they write about—an approach that art historians disdain. I will analyze and critique this tendency as reflective of the persistent problems with class and pleasure from which the field of art history suffers, and propose the need.”
You can find a book display featuring Buszek’s Pin-Up grrrls: feminism, sexuality, popular culture and Extra/ordinary: craft and contemporary art as well as books by Patti Smith and Greil Marcus as well as titles on 3rd Wave Feminism, zine culture and the DIY movement in the library now!
Check out an interview with Buszek here.