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Important Announcements

DIAP Town Hall for VA Students
Tues. Oct 29, 7-9pm
List Art Building, room 110

Please join us for the Department of Visual Art DIAP (Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan) Committee Town Hall with student committee members Sabrina Arezo, Caitlin Takeda, and Miranda Villanueva. This is a time for students to bring up suggestions, thoughts, and concerns on the topic of diversity and inclusion within the Department of Visual Art. This conversation is open to all currently enrolled VISA students and VA concentrators. Refreshments will be served.

VA Student Galleries

Fri. Oct 25 - Thurs. Oct 31
Brian (Jeong Woo) Kim* - 1st floor
Marissa Alfiero - 2nd floor
Miranda Villanueva* - Gallery 221


Fri. Nov 1 - Thurs. Nov 7
Junior Seminar Group Show - 1st floor
Juila Kallstrom - 2nd floor
Briana Johnson - Gallery 221


Galleries are located in the List Art Building, 64 College Street
*Honors '20 Student

This Week

Liz Deschenes | Visiting Artist Talk
Wed. Oct 30, 5pm
List Art Building, room 120

Described by The New York Times as “one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography,” Deschenes has exhibited her work regularly since receiving her BFA in 1988 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. The first comprehensive survey exhibition of her photographs, organized by Eva Respini, was on view at the ICA Boston in 2016; for the occasion of this exhibition, a monograph was published by Prestel. She has most recently mounted solo exhibitions at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Campoli Presti, London and Paris; Secession, Vienna; and Sutton Lane, Paris and Brussels. Register for free tickets here.

VA Halloween Social

Thurs. Oct 31, 4:30pm
List Art Building, 2nd floor terrace

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

ReSeeding the City | Leslie Bostrom
On view Oct 25 - Nov 27
Rhode Island State House, Lower Level Gallery

Showcasing the work of 20 exceptional artists from across New England, this curated exhibition opens in the Lower Gallery of the historic State House. The Rhode Island Peoples’ House is an unusual yet perfectly suited civic-minded site for the large-scale contemporary art project. Seen together, intrepid artists will show off their aesthetic leadership as cultivators of nature, stimulating and re-seeding our perceptions of life” in the urban through their imaging in art—particularly botanical nature’s fascinating guises.

Other Events This Week

Anthony Bogues | Art History from the South
Mon. Oct 28, 12-2pm
McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

This year, the interdisciplinary forum, Art History from the South, engages experimental practices of art and architectural history that emerge from—and make connections across—the geographic and epistemic ‘south.’ In the format of a reading group that will meet twice a semester with one artist’s talk, the program includes scholars from Brown and beyond who will discuss their innovations in practicing art and architectural history. Together, we will consider arts across a range of locations and historical circumstances, test out methods like listening to images and tracing terminologies, and consider a variety of perspectives from eco-aesthetics and feminism to studies of diaspora, migration, and foodways.

Edouard Duval-Carrié and the Art of Embedded Histories | Artist Talk and Opening Reception
Tues. Oct 29, 5:30pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

This exhibition is curated by Prof. Anthony Bogues and features new works by Duval-Carrié, an internationally acclaimed Haitian American sculptor and painter.  The exhibition will take place in two concurrent parts: Memory and Embedded Histories in the Cohen Gallery at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and The Kingdom of This World at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Following the artist talk, we invite you to a reception in both exhibition locations (CSSJ and Granoff Center).

Alia Al-Senussi '03 AM '04 | Workshop
Thurs. Oct 31, 4-5:45pm
McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

The Middle Eastern cultural sector has developed rapidly in the 21st century, although not in the way one might think in relation to the wider art world. The use of the term ‘cultural sectors’ is more relevant than using a regional one-size-fits-all classification as individual countries in the region have taken different approaches to the art world. Examining the differences and similarities, this workshop will identify models and consider their strengths and weaknesses in order to understand the ecosystems they operate in within the Middle East as well as within the wider art world—and how these act as mirrors for other socio-economic issues and structures. More information here.

Save the Date

Carla Guttmann | Artist Talk
Wed. Nov 6, 5pm
List Art Building, room 110

Artist and filmmaker Carla B. Guttmann is a native of Montréal, Canada. She graduated from Brown University (BA, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1993 and received her Master of Fine Arts in Media Design in 2010 from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Since her graduation, she has exhibited her fine art in Montréal, Toronto, and soon Berlin, while also writing and directing the award-winning films “The Double Woman,” a collaborative film “HEL,” and the documentary “Making Heart of Fire.” The latter was broadcast on German television in 2009 and 2011. Ms. Guttmann currently works from her Berlin funded atelier. Register for tickets here.

Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards

Fri. Nov 15, 5:30-7:30pm
List Art Building, David Winton Bell Gallery

Wendy Edwards’ paintings combine luscious colors and exuberant gestures in compositions that respond to the artist’s life and vary from landscapes and still lifes to pure abstraction. This forty-year retrospective includes works created since 1980 when Edwards joined Brown’s faculty. 5:30pm conversation with Wendy Edwards and Ruth Fine, 6:30-7:30pm reception. Pink Thrill, 1998, oil on canvas, 18" x 18".

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