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This Week in VA

Student Galleries
Fri. Oct 19 - Thurs. Oct 25
Lucia Adami - 1st Floor
Katherine Chavez - 2nd Floor and Gallery 221


Fri. Oct 26 - Thurs. Nov 1
Cynthia Guo - 1st Floor
Painting II Group Show - 2nd Floor
Luke Moldof - Gallery 221
Investigating Collage Group Show - 3rd Floor

 

Jonathan Allmaier | Visiting Artist Lunch Talk
Mon. Oct 22, 12pm
List Art Building, room 225


Jonathan Allmaier lives in New York, where his work is represented by James Fuentes. His work has been discussed in The New Yorker, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Hyperallergic, TimeOut New York, New American Paintings, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Magazine, and other publications. In 2014, James Fuentes published Which World, a collection of his essays. He earned his BA in Philosophy and Visual Arts (honors) from Brown University, and his MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art.

Jean Shin | Visiting Artist Lecture
Wed. Oct 24, 4pm
List Art Building, room 120

Jean Shin is recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Her work has been widely exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions including at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and Crow Collection in Dallas, Museum of Fine Art Houston and Barns Foundation. In recognition of excellence, she has received numerous awards including two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Pollock Krasner Grant, among others. Please register here.

Other Events This Week

Helen Molesworth | In Conversation
Wed. Oct 24, 5:30pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

154 Angell Street

Contemporary art curator and writer Helen Molesworth shares her views on art, life and art world politics. Most recently former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2014-18) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2010-14), Molesworth is known for championing under-recognized artists. She has organized critically acclaimed solo exhibitions for Steve Locke, Kerry James Marshall, Catherine Opie, and Amy Sillman, among others. She is currently working on a book of essays about what art does. This presentation is the first event in the 2018-19 Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series. Presented by the Brown Arts Initiative. Registration required.

"How Secular is Art?" | Symposium
Fri. Oct 26, 5:30pm
Cogut Institute, Pembroke Hall
In South Asian art, the distinction between the “secular” and the “religious,” further complicated by the “spiritual,” has been fraught with contestations. In this symposium, art historians, historians, and philosophers examine the entanglement of art history’s categories and practices with the politics of the present. The symposium positions itself at the cusp of two dominant discourses: (i) the lingering Orientalist and nationalist projections that emphasize the “religious” nature of South Asian artistic traditions as against Western secularization; (ii) the assertion of the place of art within the modern secular life of nations, which posits the transitions of objects from earlier religious to new artistic denominations.

Gilles Tiberghien, “Paysagisme” | Lecture
Fri. Oct 26, 7pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center
154 Angell Street

Gilles Tiberghien presents the French concept of paysagisme, its main practitioners and relationship to environmental issues. Though the French word paysagisme is usually translated as “landscaping,” “landscape design,” or “landscape architecture,” the field covers much more than that. It incorporates a wide range of land-use issues, including urban planning, public spaces, land reclamation, and ecology, while it also has a pronounced aesthetic element in garden and park design, and overlaps with the important late 20th-century and contemporary art movement known as land art.

Looking Ahead

Halloween Social
Wed. Oct 31, 4:30-6pm
List Art Building, 2nd Floor


Join us for spooky fun on Halloween! We’ll have pizza, candy, arts and crafts, a photo booth and much more! Costumes strongly encouraged - show off your creativity! We’ll have special prizes and trophies for contest winners.

Opportunities

Call for Proposals | Book Arts
Deadline: Thurs. Nov 15
In service to its mission to foster the development of book arts practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism, the College Book Art Association invites members to submit proposals for Project Assistance Grants, which provide up to $500 to support new creative and scholarly projects and/or enable the progress and completion of ongoing projects. More info
here.

Job | Judaic Studies Undergraduate Research Assistant
Judaic Studies Undergraduate Research Assistant, up to 10 hours/week, $10.80/hour.
Data entry for an online project of ancient inscriptions. Research Assistant will help assemble periodical literature and compiling annotated bibliographies on specific topics; copy edit and help finalize footnotes in manuscript chapters; and work with libraries and archives to procure and capture images of documents. Flexible hours.  More info
here.

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