Oscar Santillan (MFA) will be opening a solo exhibit, Uriel, in Ecuador next week.
Opening Reception: December 12, 2013, 7pm
Macon Reed (BFA) will be participating in Summoning a New Queer Reality, a performance event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He will have the University of Illinois at Chicago’s gymnastics team, The Flames, performing a series of choreographed movements on the dance floor and through out the museum.
The event is essentially “a queer takeover of the museum” with performance, installation, and a dance party.
December 6, 2013
6 – 10 pm
The Instituto Superior Tecnologico de Arts in Ecuador will be screening video works by Jennifer Lauren Smith (MFA), Andrew Brehm (MFA), and Alina Tenser (MFA), among others.
December 5, 2013
A night of performance by Grace Mae Huddleston and Rachel Ludwig (BFA)
Live performance by Rachel Ludwig will be broadcasting live at 7:30 and 9pm @ www.ustream.tv/channel/candle-voice
December 2, 2013
109 S Laurel Street
Produced and directed by Sculpture adjunct faculty Mason Mills.
Sculpture alumna Maria Camia (BFA 2013) was an editor.
Richmond CenterStage in collaboration with The Community Idea Stations and Latin Ballet of Virginia presents El Pintor to broadcast on WCVE-TV PBS, Thursday November 28th at 9pm. Watch a flamenco dance production based on the art and life of Spanish artist Julio de Torres. Created by Antonio Hidalgo Paz, an award winning flamenco choreographer, the story reveals the emotions and passion of Torres as he creates moving portraits and passionately falls in love with flamenco. The live performance was recorded at The VCU Grace Street Theatre in March, 2013.
El Pintor airs on Public Television Thursday, November 28th at 9pm on WCVE PBS Richmond and WHTJ PBS Charlottesville.
George Ferrandi (BFA)
“How New York Strangers Reacted When a Stranger Slept on them in the Subway”
An article in The Atlantic by Megan Garber
November 25, 2013
Artists: Amanda Alfieri, Brent Birnbaum, Alberto Borea, Abigail Deville, George Ferrandi (BFA), Nate Hill, Irvin Morazan, William Powhida, Letha Wilson.
With an special essay written by A.E. Benenson.
GUTS are the slippery viscera of courage, nerve, and audacity. It may be the most vital trait an artist can have. The artists in this exhibition embrace the irreversibility of pushing themselves through the most narrow of passage ways. The choices they make come with great risk of failure to materials, concept, reputation, and body. Risk takers, however, sometimes achieve the highest results and deserve the most respect.
GUTS is co-curated by Jonathan Durham and George Terry (BFA).
December 6 – December 31, 2013
Opening Reception: December 6, 2013, 6-8 pm
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002
On Tuesday Nov 19, 2013, Jennifer Lauren Smith (MFA), Binghamton University Cinema Department’s New Media Artist in Residence will present a talk, recent videos & performance works. and premiere Toyota Carova Equus Ocracoke.
November 19, 2013
Lecture Hall 6
Wayne Hodge (BFA) will be in two group exhibitions opening simultaneously at the Studio Museum In Harlem : The Radical Presence and The Shadows Took Shape.
Providing a critical history beginning with Fluxus and Conceptual art in the early 1960s through present-day practices, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art over three generations, presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art.
The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics.
November 14, 2013 – March 9, 2014
The public opening for both exhibitions will be on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York
Studio Museum Current Exhibitions
Lily Cox-Richard (MFA) will be showing new work in her upcoming exhibition, Thicket, at the University of Michigan. Thicket is part of the larger project, The Stand (Possessing Powers), which grapples with sculptural traditions as they relate to American history, gender, and form. Each carved plaster sculpture in this series takes on a marble figure by Hiram Powers (1805–1873), once considered the Father of American Sculpture.Thicket focuses on two of his sculptures: Eve Tempted (modeled 1839–1842) andEve Disconsolate (modeled 1855–1861). Haptic/Thicket, the series of photographs featured in the book made for this exhibition, is an exploration of wanting and knowing, a physical manifestation of grappling.
November 21, 2013-January 10, 2014; M-F 9am-5pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 2013; 5-7pm
Monday, December 2, 12:30-2pm: A conversation between Thicket artist Lily Cox-Richard and Professor Alex Potts. The event begins with a short poetry reading by Davy Knittle, whose work appears in the companion book to the Thicket exhibition.
Institute for the Humanities Gallery
University of Michigan
202 S. Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI