SIVA Currents

The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is please to present SIVA Currents, a new summer lecture series presented in partnership with Springfield Art Museum. SIVA Currents features the program’s current Visiting Artist Fellows, a diverse group of international artists representing a range of contemporary practices and disciplines.

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2016 SIVA Currents

    Summer Institute for Visual Arts
    Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Springfield Art Museum

    Thursday, June 16 6:30-8 - Ian Giles

    Thursday, June 30 6:30-8 - Mary Walling Blackburn

    Thursday, July 14 6:30-8 - Felipe Castelblanco

    Thursday, July 28 6:30-8 - Nina Bovasso

    Springfield Art Museum

    1111 E. Brookside Drive
    Springfield, MO 65807
    417.837.5700

    All lectures are free and open to the public.
    contact: shunn@drury.edu 

  • 2015 SIVA Currents

    Summer Institute for Visual Arts
    Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Springfield Art Museum

    Thursday, June 11 6:30-8pm - Matt Borruso

    Thursday, June 25 6:30-8pm - Ben Kinsley

    Thursday, July 9 6:30-8pm - Chelsea Knight

    Thursday, July 23 6:30-8pm - Christine Laquet

    Springfield Art Museum

    1111 E. Brookside Drive
    Springfield, MO 65807
    417.837.5700

    All lectures are free and open to the public.
    contact: shunn@drury.edu

    Matt Borruso is a visual artist who lives and works in San Francisco. His current work examines processes of replication in various forms such as paintings, wax castings, found sculptural objects, airbrushed photographs, digital files, book making, writing, and graphite drawings. Borruso received his MFA from Yale University in 2004 and his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. He is a recent Lecturer at Stanford University, current Visiting Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute, and a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts.

    Ben Kinsleyu2018s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, and collecting put-down jokes from around the world, to planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found). He has taught at American University, Carnegie Mellon and Cleveland Institute of Art among others. In Spring 2015 he will teach a workshop with Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar.

    Chelsea Knight is an artist and educator specializing in video and video installation, with an emphasis on experimental narrative and documentary forms. Recently she has worked with a survivalist militia in upstate New York, a United Nations diplomat, interrogators from the Iraq War, second and third wave feminists, and Tea Party members. Knight teaches at Parsons the New School for Design, SUNY Purchase, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, she is a Research and Development Artist in Residence at the New Museum (NYC).

    Christine Laquet uses of different forms of expression (including installation, painting, performance and film) to challenge the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, Nature and Culture and our own u2018cannibal' and u2018civilized' selves. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in many public collections. She has taught workshops at ESBAN Nantes School of Art (France), Gyeonggi Creation Center (Korea), and Norku00f6pping University (Sweden) among others. She is based in Nantes, France.

SIVA Currents Lecture Archive

Mary Walling Blackburn June 30, 2016

Ben Kinsley June 25, 2015

Chelsea Knight July 9, 2015

Christine Laquet July 23, 2015