Hot Topics Discussion Series
Five lectures by leading figures in the contemporary visual arts will address current trends and the vital role the arts play in our community. Each event includes a reception for guests to meet the speakers, lecture, and a Q&A period.
Videos of the first three Hot Topics lectures are now available on our new Tumblr.
$10 non-members; $5 members, students, teachers, and seniors (with ID) per lecture. Price includes donation bar and snacks/hors d’oeuvres.
After-Party Host Sponsorships
A series of intimate after-party dinners with each of the speakers will be held at a variety of Hollywood vicinity fine dining establishments. The after-party for Jerry Saltz will be held at a private home. Each dinner will be held immediately following the lecture.
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call 954. 921. 3274, or click here to download a registration form [pdf].
Lou Anne and Mike Colodny are the Co-Chairs of the Hot Topics Discussion Series, which is also supported by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz; Kofsky, Hartman & Weinger, PA, and Marianne Ferro.
Shamim M. Momin
Sat., Sept. 17, 2011
Reception: 5 pm, lecture: 6 pm
Shamim M. Momin is the Director, Curator, and Co-founder of the recently formed Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), a non-profit public art organization committed to presenting site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in Los Angeles and beyond. She is the former contemporary curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and co-curated both the 2008 and 2004 Whitney Biennial exhibitions.
In her talk, Momin presented images of her 2010 project the island – a special project she organized and curated on Miami’s Flagler Memorial Island that took place during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach in 2010 to much acclaim. Download a copy of the exhibition ebook.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2011
Reception: 4 pm, lecture: 5 pm
Marvin Heiferman develops exhibitions, web-based projects and publications that explore the power of photographic images in visual culture. He has curated major projects, including John Waters: Change of Life (New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004), and Fame After Photography (Museum of Modern Art, 1999) at such institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, Whitney Museum of American Ar, and the International Center of Photography. He has authored numerous books, and contributed to publications such as Art in America, Artforum, and BOMB.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2011
Reception: 5 pm, lecture: 6 pm
Jerry Saltz is the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine and a judge on the Bravo television show Work of Art. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and in 2006 was named “Best Art Critic” by Time Out New York for his work at the Village Voice, where he wrote from 1998 – 2007.
Sat., May 12, 2012
Reception: 5 pm, lecture: 6 pm
Online ticket sales closed. Tickets will be available at the door.
Before being appointed Chief Curator for Orange County Museum of Art in January, Dan Cameron served for five years as Founder and Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial, which organizes the Prospect New Orleans biennial and related exhibitions. From 2007-2010, Cameron also served as Director of Visual Arts for the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, where he presented solo projects by artists Luis Cruz Azaceta, Tony Feher, and Peter Saul, as well as the group exhibitions Something from Nothing, Make-it-Right, Previously on Piety, Interplay, Then and Now, Patterns and Prototypes, and Hot Up Here. Cameron was Senior Curator at the New Museum from 1995 to 2006, where he organized numerous important group and solo exhibitions, including retrospectives of Carolee Schneemann, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Doris Salcedo, Marcel Odenbach, Faith Ringgold, David Wojnarowicz, Carroll Dunham, Martin Wong, and Cildo Meireles. In 2003, Cameron served as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial, entitled Poetic Justice, and in 2006 he co-organized the 10th Taipei Biennial, Dirty Yoga. From 2002 to 2011, Cameron organized 10 successive editions of the Next Wave Visual Art exhibition at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and in 2010 he was Guest Professor for the International Curator Course of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida.
Nathan Sawaya Live Day Build
Sat., June 9, 2012, 11 am to 5 pm
Admission purchased at the door
Internationally recognized artist Nathan Sawaya will create an original sculpture using only LEGO® bricks in the gallery. Guests can interact with the artist, get his autograph, and ask him questions about his work. Members are free for the “Day Build,” while non-members pay $10 per adult and $6 per senior, student, or child ages 4 to 17. Children age 3 or younger are free with a paid adult. Click here for more information about the exhibition Art of The Brick.
Note: The Swamp Cabbage event with Hayley Downs and Julie Lara Kahn, originally scheduled for Sat., July 28, 2012, has been cancelled.
If you purchased admission for the full Hot Topics series and wish to receive a refund due to the change made to the last presentation, please call 954.921.3274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
To purchase tickets or become a host sponsor, call 954. 921. 3274, or click here to download a registration form [pdf].
Hot Topics Discussion Series is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. Ticket and sponsorship purchases for Hot Topics provide matching funds for the Knight Arts Challenge grant.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.