Conceptual-art pioneer Joseph Kosuth (1967 Fine Arts) will present the next Distinguished Alumnus Lecture on Thursday, October 14, 7pm, in the Visual Arts Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, Third Floor. Over the course of his 40-year career, Kosuth has explored the role of language and the production of meaning in art, exhibiting work and winning awards around the world. This talk precedes the opening of his latest solo exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 West 29th Street, October 23 – December 4; opening reception on Saturday, October 23, 6 – 8pm.
In addition, there are some other notable alumni exhibitions in the galleries: Kurt Lightner (MFA 2004 Fine Arts) has a solo exhibition, “A View Almost Picturesque,” at Clementine Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, October 14 – November 13; opening reception on Thursday, October 14, 6 – 8pm. Carol Caputo (1960 Graphic Design) is showing new works on paper inspired by Afro-Cuban music and dance, “The Rhythm in Me, Carol Caputo,” at World Art Gallery, 226 West 26th Street, through Saturday, October 30. And WonJung Choi (MFA 2004 Fine Arts) is contributing work to the 2004 Starving Artists Ball, Thursday, October 7, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street; visit www.studio-42.org for more information.