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This Week in VA

Student Galleries
Fri. Oct 12 - Thurs. Oct 18
Class of 2019 Honors Group Exhibition - All Galleries


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


Teju Cole | Visiting Artist Lecture
Mon. Oct 15, 5pm
Salomon Center, De Ciccio Family Auditorium
79 Waterman Street


Teju Cole is the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine and the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of four books. Teju Cole has contributed to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Granta, Brick, and many other magazines. His photography column at the New York Times Magazine, “On Photography,” was a finalist for a 2016 National Magazine Award. Presented by The Department of Visual Art. Supported, in part, by the Department of Africana Studies, Brown Arts Initiative, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Program in Literary Arts, Department of Modern Culture and Media, and the Mollie D. Manneville Lectureship Fund
. Registration required here.

New York Bus Trip
Thurs. Oct 18
Join us this Fall for our semi-annual bus trip to New York City! This is an opportunity to view the city and visit a variety of museums, galleries, and public art pieces. Generally speaking, this will be a self-guided tour unless you're joining a faculty member as part of your course. We ask students to contribute $5 to support costs associated with this trip. Look for posters around the List Art Building and direct emails from the Department of Visual Art to sign up.

Looking Ahead

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

BFG Art Exhibit
Tues. Oct 16, 7pm
Hillel, Brown University

The BFG is an on-campus organization dedicated to pollinating the world with happiness. Our main objectives are to increase the level of positivity within the Brown student body. This exhibit is dedicated to uniting individuals with an appreciation for art as a form of pleasure, relaxation, and/or therapy while supporting fellow on-campus artists.


Link Un-Linked: The Ocarina of Psychoanalysis
Wed. Oct 17, 6:30pm
Pembroke Hall, Room 2
This lecture will make the case that videogames offer a unique space for Freudian interpretation. Joey DiZoglio, MD’2020 will guide listeners through the infamous Water Temple from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time through the lens of psychoanalysis. The lecture will demonstrate how Nintendo developers translated key concepts of the psychoanalytic theory into the digital game space as well as model how theories of the Uncanny, the Double, and Castration can be played out through the player-avatar-machine interface.


Teaching Artists101
Fri. Oct 19, 5:30pm
The Empowerment Factory
999 Main Street, Providence

Interested in becoming a teaching artist? Unsure of what it entails? Learn about the very basics of the field. Hear about what a teaching artist's work is like, what the foundational requirements and legal hurdles are, and more! Moderator: Michelle Nugent, Providence CityArts for Youth Panelists: Maggie Anderson, Arts in Education Director, RISCA; Holly Wach, artist and teaching artist; Emily Ustach, Director of Programs, New Urban Arts. Register
here.

Shakespeare on the Green
Fri. Oct 19, 8pm
Location TBD

Shakespeare on the Green is proud to present its fall show, Antony + Cleopatra. Reimagined as a contemporary house party, this whirlwind play stays up all night with the two most powerful people on the planet, as they toast victories, ignore obligations and “give a kingdom for a mirth.” Francesca Sabel ’21 directs. Tickets are free, but donations are highly encouraged. Tickets will be available either at the door or on the group’s Facebook page.

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