Beam Me Up

Beam Me Up


Past event

Philip Carter Family Auditorium


UCLA professor of art history John C. Welchman discusses the impact of psychoactive drugs in popular culture during the 1970s and 1980s as seen in the work of two of the most influential American artists of the last quarter century, Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley.

John C. Welchman works in modern and contemporary art history and critical theory, and has a stellar history as a curator and writer – a great number of influential exhibitions and key texts have come from his direction.

Welchman is in Aotearoa on the occasion of the launch of two Joyce Campbell projects – one of which he has curated – at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington. (Thanks to the Adam for bringing him to our shores!)