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“Aquí y Allá”: Migration, Art, and Social Justice
Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm
Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Library 224
*Refreshments offered prior to talk at 6:30pm*
“Aquí y Allá” is a short documentary chronicling a transnational public art project that connected Mexican immigrant students in Philadelphia with youth in Chihuahua, Mexico to create a permanent mural in South Philadelphia. Following the film screening, the panelists will discuss the immigrant rights movement and the critical role art plays in the struggle for social justice.
Michelle Angela Ortíz
Creator, Director, and Lead Artist of the “Aquí y Allá” Mural Project
Executive Director of JUNTOS, a Latino immigrant community-led non-profit organization in Philadelphia
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Harford Vargas
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Bryn Mawr College
Reception following panel in the Thomas London Room.
Free and open to the public.
Made possible by the generous support of the Bryn Mawr College Center for Visual Culture, the departments of English, History of Art, Spanish, and Growth and Structure of Cities, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Pensby Center, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the Center for Social Science, the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures, and the 1902 Lecture Fund. Additional support provided by Enlace and the Intercultural Center, Swarthmore College.
March 28 2013 | Events and Grad Group Events and News and Special Lectures | No Comments »
John Cage | How to Get Started – Live!
at Bryn Mawr College
Saturday, February 23, 2013; 12:30pm and 5:00pm
Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College
Ticket required; reservation required (Contact Info)
For more information on this event, please visit the Slought Foundation.
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February 7 – April 21, 2013
JG a film project by Tacita Dean
Lecture by Tacita Dean
Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.
Commons Great Room (map #14)
Reception follows; film will be on view from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Event is free; Reservation required.
Please register online.
Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of JG by internationally acclaimed British-born, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean. Commissioned by and made for the gallery, JG is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will be on view from February 7 through April 21, 2013.
JG is a sequel in technique to FILM, Dean’s 2011 project for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. It is inspired by her correspondence with British author J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) regarding connections between his short story “The Voices of Time” (1960) and Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork and film Spiral Jetty (both works, 1970). The new 26 1/2 minute work is a looped 35mm anamorphic film shot on location in the saline landscapes of Utah and Southern California using Dean’s recently developed and patented system of aperture gate masking. An unprecedented departure from her previous 16mm films, JG tries to respond to Ballard’s challenge–posed to her shortly before he died–that Dean should “treat the Spiral Jetty as a mystery her film would solve.”
For more information and shuttle registration, please visit Arcadia University Art Gallery.
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“Pictorialism Must Go”
A lecture by Farid Masrour
Philosophy Faculty Candidate
Wednesday, January 30
Thomas Library 224
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Visiting Filmmakers and Media Artists Series
Annenburg Hall, Room3
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INTIMATE COLLABORATIONS CONFERENCE
January 17th to 19th, 2013
Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Alicia Hall Moran: the motown project
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 6:00 pm
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, First Floor
3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA
How do we describe the intimacies that are born through works of art? What do intimate aesthetic collaborations bring into view or fail to make visible? What do different modes and forms of artistic collaboration yield (or at the very least promise) aesthetically, philosophically, or even politically? How does the work of theorizing artistic intimacy ultimately impact the way we think about art history as a practice or a discipline? What does intimacy require of us as scholars, critics, lovers, and producers of art? These are just a few of the questions that animate Intimate Collaborations, a conference which looks to foster new modes of intimate exchange between art, artists, and historians of art on the occasion of a momentous exhibition of some of the richest artistic collaborations of the second half of the 20th century.
Intimate Collaborations is a conference inspired by, and organized to coincide with the Philadelphia Museum of Art?s exhibition, Dancing Around the Bride: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp. It will address the strange and complex intimacies that emerge when relationships between artists take form through the process of art-making. Dancing Around the Bride is the first exhibition to explore the interwoven lives, works, and experimental spirit of Duchamp and Cage, Cunningham, Johns and Rauschenberg. Intimate Collaborations seeks to conceptualize and expand upon the possibilities set in motion by these artists for thinking the category of collaboration more broadly.
Kaja Silverman, Douglas Crimp, Andrew Uroskie, Catherine Craft, Ashley Ferro-Murray, Jonathan Katz, Tara McDowell, Homay King, Huey Copeland, Bibi Obler, Anne M. Wagner, Kate Kraczon, Alex Klein, Danny Snelson, Mashinka Firunts, and Avi Alpert
For more information and free registration:
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Thursday December 13th 4-6 pm
Updated displays from the archaeology collections
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Please join us for an illustrated talk by artist Lisa Kereszi on Monday November 19 at 5pm in Taylor Hall Room C. This event is organized by Special Collections Art and Artifacts and presented with the support of the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library.
Lisa Kereszi (Born Chester, PA) presents images from and engages in a Q&A on her long-term project documenting her family’s Philadelphia-area scrap business (the subject of her new book, “Joe’s Junk Yard”) and several other bodies of photographic work. “Joe’s Junk Yard” was recently highlighted in the New York Times, and Philadelphia’s Space 1026 will host a solo exhibition of Kereszi’s work in January 2013.
Before Lisa’s talk, please consider checking out Docu-Commencement: Kay Healy, Jennifer Levonian, James Johnson, and Gilbert Plantinga, the residency-based new-works exhibition on currently on view in the Class of 1012 Rare Book Room gallery in Canaday Library. We’ll keep the show open until just before 5.
Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts
Bryn Mawr College
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Jonathan Conant, Assistant Professor, Brown University
“Defying Attila: Slavery, Violence, and the Precariousness of Social Obligations in the Late Antique Mediterranean”
Monday, November 12, 2012, 5pm
Carpenter B21 (followed by a reception in the Quita Woodward Room)
In 443, Romans living along the empire’s Danube frontier defied the imperial administration and refused to accede to Attila the Hun’s demand that they surrender fellow citizens into captivity as the price of peace. At the same time, bishops throughout the Mediterranean—including Augustine of Hippo—found themselves confronted with the problem of free (or freed) Roman citizens being captured by slave traders and sold into bondage to their fellow Romans within the territory of the late Roman state. In light of the susceptibility of Roman populations to violent enslavement in late antiquity, this paper will explore fourth- and fifth-century conceptions of what members of a society owed one another, why, and how far those obligations extended.
This talk is held in connection with the Graduate Group seminar “Carthage: The View from Elsewhere”, and is sponsored by the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art.
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