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The Intradisciplinary Seminar Lectures at Cooper Union

05 September - 06 December | Tuesdays, 7-9pm

Course Description

Presentations within The Intradisciplinary Seminar Lectures (7–9pm) are free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any week, no registration or RSVP required. The seminar portion (9–10pm) is exclusive to enrolled Cooper Union students.

PLEASE NOTE -- This series meets at:

Cooper Union | Rose Auditorium | 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

Presenters will include: The House of Ladosha, Amie Siegel, Lucas Zwirner, Maria Nordman, Lucy Raven, Benjamin Aranda, Mike Essl, Lia Gangitano, Will Villalongo, Ray Smith, Phong Bui 

Each week an artist or arts thinker gives a public presentation drawing from the specific concerns, conversations, and haranguings of their artistic discipline. Against the background of the Cooper Union, a school of fine art in a state of financial crisis, our project is to look toward the crises inherent in and among artistic disciplines themselves, and to imagine how these crises can form a basis for our learning as artists, both with and without institutions.

Join us September 6th to get the lay of the land with:

"As We Lay Dying," a lecture by The Bruce High Quality Foundation 

For the opening salvo of The Intradisciplinary Seminar, fall 2016, Seth Cameron (The Bruce High Quality Foundation, BHQFU) presents an oral and visual history of The Bruce High Quality Foundation, highlighting their recent immersive sculptural and performance installation, "As We Lay Dying," at the Watermill Center on Long Island. A rumination on BHQFU, New York's Freest Art School, will also be featured as the school launches its first year-round residency, the MFU Studio + Teaching Program, on the occasion of its seventh anniversary. 


TUES - 06 SEPT - The Bruce High Quality Foundation

TUES - 13 SEPT - The House of Ladosha 

TUES - 20 SEPT - Amie Siegel 

TUES - 27 SEPT - Lucas Zwirner

TUES - 04 OCT  - Maria Nordman

TUES - 11 OCT  - Lucy Raven

TUES - 18 OCT  - TBD

TUES - 25 OCT  - Benjamin Aranda 

TUES - 01 NOV  - Mike Essl

TUES - 08 NOV  - Lia Gangitano 

TUES - 15 NOV  - Will Villalongo 

TUES - 29 NOV  - Ray Smith 

TUES - 06 DEC  - Phong Bui 

The Spring 2016 Intradisciplinary Lectures is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. Cooper Union is grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation.


Seth Cameron

Seth Cameron is a painter and writer and part of The Bruce High Quality Foundation. The Foundation creates installations, videos, paintings, sculptures, performances, and institutions that reveal our collective creative agency within the seemingly monolithic forces of art and social history. The Foundation has exhibited in The Whitney Biennial, the Venice Bienniale, and the Lyon Bienniale. The past few years have included exhibitions with The Lever House, Vito Schnabel, Mark Fletcher, and Acquavella Gallery in New York; Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zurich; Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels; and McClaine Gallery in Houston. In 2012 the Foundation did a national arts education tour with Creative Time. In 2013 The Brooklyn Museum hosted its first museum retrospective. Cameron currently serves as President of BHQFU.