Lecturer in RISD Glass Department

Posted by Ian on Jul 25, 2018 in news

This Fall, I will be joining the Rhode Island School of Design as a Lecturer in the Glass Department. I will be teaching the Critical Issues seminar, exploring the theme of “The Politics and Pragmatics of Making Art.” Thank you to the students and faculty of RISD Glass for welcoming me as faculty and into […]

Keynote Speaker in Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on Mar 9, 2018 in news

This March, I will give a keynote lecture, seminar and workshop as part of the 2018 Forum on Community Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.   About the Forum: In the last ten years Hong Kong has witnessed a rapid growth of community arts, when arts as well as social service groups are taking […]

Guest Lecturer, Viewpoint Series, University of Texas, Austin

Posted by Ian on Mar 6, 2018 in news

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to welcome curators Denise Markonish and Ian Alden Russell for the 2018 Viewpoint Series. This program invites leading curators, critics, and scholars of the contemporary art world for a sequence of concentrated visits each spring. Each visit lasts several […]

The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 15, 2015 in news

For the last few weeks, I have been working with Oscar Ho and students and faculty from Chinese University of Hong Kong on a historic festival and exhibition revisiting, reviving and extending the spirit and sentiments of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival opens this Sunday at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre […]

Exhibition Announcement: The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 2, 2015 in news

For the next few weeks, I will be working with Oscar Ho and a team of faculty and students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong on a special exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival is a celebration of the stories, sentiments, and artistic […]

Speaking at Artpace, San Antonio

Posted by Ian on Jul 21, 2014 in news

On Tuesday, 22 July at 18:30, I will be giving a public talk at Artpace in San Antonio. The lecture is the first part of my studio tour of Texas organized by Artpace as part of my guest curatorship for their 2015 summer residency program. I will be talking about political ecology and socially engaged […]

Speaking at NYU | Radical Archives

Posted by Ian on Apr 5, 2014 in news

Next weekend (April 12), I will be participating in a panel at Radical Archives curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute. More information: http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/event/radical-archives/ It’s free and open to the public, so if you happen to be in the city, you can book tickets here. Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, […]

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary

Posted by Ian on Oct 3, 2013 in news

I am happy to announce that I will be taking part as a presenter in the “Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary” workshop organized by Alice Jim and Henry Tsang as part of the Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul co-organized and co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of […]

“Art and Politics” videos for Brown’s Choices Program

Posted by Ian on Jun 21, 2013 in arts, interviews, news, publications, video

This Spring, Brown University’s Choices Program interviewed me for a series of videos on “Art and Politics”. The videos will be part of Brown’s Scholars Online video library for their online teaching resources. Here is a list of the interview questions and short videos. 1. Who are you and what do you do? 2. How […]

Art and War in Iraq Symposium Announced

Posted by Ian on Mar 1, 2013 in news

5 April 2013, 12:15-5:30pm List Art Center Auditorium Ten years since the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom and twenty-three years since the first Gulf War, the ramifications of the armed invasions and occupations of the Republic of Iraq by the United States continue to be felt by the Iraqi people as well as throughout the […]