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GALLERY TALK: ART AT NOON with Rex Koontz and Natilee Harren

Friday, February 24 | 12–1PM

Join Rex Koontz, Director of the School of Art, University of Houston, and Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Studies, University of Houston for a discussion on the work of artist Angel Otero, exploring the questions: Is Angel Otero a Global Contemporary Artist or a Latin American Artist? Does it matter? Light lunch provided.

12-12:30PM Gallery Talk with Rex Koontz and Natilee Harren
12:30-1PM Light lunch in the Cullen Education Resource Room

This talk is a walk-through in the gallery and no seating will be provided. If you would like special accommodations to be made, please contact fcleveland@camh.org.

About Rex Koontz

Rex Koontz is an art historian who works in Mexico and Guatemala on the ancient art of that region. He has written several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on the art and architecture of the ancient Gulf Coast of Mexico (modern state of Veracruz), and is currently at work on the non-Western portion of the forthcoming Thames and Hudson Global Survey of Art, as well as a new edition (8th) of his overview of ancient Mexican history, Mexico (with Michael Coe). Rex Koontz is Director of the School of Art, University of Houston.

About Natilee Harren

Natilee Harren is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Critical Studies at the University of Houston and a scholar of experimental, interdisciplinary practices after 1960. A regular contributor to Artforum, her writing has also appeared in Art Journal, Getty Research Journal, East of Borneo, and Art Journal Open. She is currently at work on three book projects: a study of Fluxus scores and multiples, a monograph on the LA-based artist Karl Haendel and the legacy of appropriation art, and a critical anthology of experimental scores from the fields of music, dance, poetry, and performance art. As Vice President of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, an affiliate society of the College Art Association, she co-chaired the panel, “Contemporary Art History: Temporal Frames and Geographic Terrains


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Angel Otero, "Untitled (SK-PU)," 2014
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