Graduate Studies Lecture Series
Thursday, November 13, 2008, 7 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
Visual & Critical Studies Forum
Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 10 am – 12 pm
Boardroom, San Francisco campus
Simon Leung is Associate Professor in the Department of Studio art and Affiliate Faculty in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. His project-based work, which is often collaborative, transpires at the intersection of post-colonial theory and gender theory. His projects frequently deal with the public and political dimensions of private sexual acts. Leung participated in the famous 1993 Whitney Biennial (the first in which the percentage of straight white male artists shrank to a clear minority) and has contributed to Venice Biennale. More recently, he has re-envisioned Marcel Duchamp’s work from a queer perspective and, in collaboration with choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, reinterpreted Edgar Allen Poe for the 21st century.