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This Week

Janine Antoni | Virtual Artist Talk
Wed. Sept 16, 5pm

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Janine Antoni is a visual artist who was born in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is known for her unusual processes. Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. Antoni’s early work transformed materials like chocolate and soap and used everyday activities like bathing, eating, and sleeping as sculptural processes. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the senses. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.

Antoni has been featured in numerous international biennials including documenta14, the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the Kwangju Biennial, the Prospect.1 Biennial in New Orleans and the SITE Santa Fe Biennial. Antoni is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (1998), John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award (2011), Creative Capital Grant (2012), and Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2014). Her most recent major exhibition, I am fertile ground, was presented at The Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, NY in 2019. Antoni currently resides in New York and is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco.

Image: Janine Antoni, I open the gates, 2019. Mixed media gilded with 24 karat gold leaf. 23 x 25 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (58.42 x 65.72 x 5.72 cm). Commissioned by The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. © Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco. Photo: Christopher Burke. In partnership with Brown Arts Initiative


Architects in Conversation: Juliane Wolf
Fri. Sept 18, 3pm,
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Join Dietrich Neumann and Jonathan Duval in conversation with Juliane Wolf, Design Principal and Partner at Studio Gang Architects, Chicago. Wolf designs and advocates for built structures that simultaneously serve the community and the environment. She brings expertise in the design of sustainable public spaces, complex visitor-serving organizations, towers, and largescale, international projects, including Writers Theatre, the Arkansas Arts Center, and the Beloit College Powerhouse. She also leads design for the Vista Tower and is the Deputy Lead Designer for the O’Hare Global Terminal. This lecture is part of the Architects in Conversation series, presented in conjunction with Raymond Hood and the American Skyscraper, presented by the David Winton Bell Gallery.

Save the Date

Equipment Checkout Opens for Select Courses
Mon. Oct 5, 4-6pm, by appointment only

The VA Lending Library (aka Equipment Checkout) will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester except for students in select courses. Honors, Digital Photography, Black and White Photography, and Foundation Media: Sound and Image (and certain ISP students) will be able to check out designated equipment after Oct. 5. Equipment loans to the general VISA student population will be closed until further notice. Equipment Checkout for essential courses will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm by appointment only. Please contact your instructor for a link to the appointment calendar.

Studio Monitor Hours Begin
Tues. Oct 6, 6-11pm
Studio Monitor hours give students enrolled in VISA courses the opportunity to work in our studios outside of class time. The following studios will allow for after-hours work: Black + White Darkroom, Foundation Studio 225/325, Painting Studio, Printmaking Studio, and Sculpture Studio, Sunday-Wednesday from 6pm-11pm. *Note: there are no Studio Monitor Hours for the Digital Print Lab/Lighting Studio or the Book Arts Studio in the John Hay Library for the Fall 2020 semester. Students are not allowed to be in the studios outside of class time and studio monitor hours. This includes VA Concentrators, Honors students, and ISPs.

Guadalupe Maravilla | Virtual Artist Talk
Wed. Oct 7, 5pm
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Guadalupe Maravilla is a transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer. At the age of eight, Maravilla was part of the first wave of unaccompanied, undocumented children to arrive at the United States border in the 1980s as a result of the Salvadoran Civil War. In 2016, Maravilla became a U.S. citizen and adopted the name Guadalupe Maravilla in solidarity with his undocumented father, who uses Maravilla as his last name. As an acknowledgement of his own migratory past, Maravilla grounds his practice in the historical and contemporary contexts of immigrant culture, particularly those belonging to Latinx communities. Image: Border Crosser, Disease Thrower performance (Cancelled due to Covid-19), Brooklyn , NY, 2020. Image courtesy artist. In partnership with Brown Arts Initiative

Other Events, Opportunities, and Resources

Funding | BAI Student Grants
Deadline: Wed. Sept 23, 5pm

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) seeks to cultivate creative expression and foster an interdisciplinary environment where faculty and students learn from each another, and from artists and scholars in a wide range of fields from across the campus and around the world. Taking full advantage of the University’s open curriculum, the BAI builds on Brown’s reputation as a destination for arts exploration, contributing to cultural enterprise through the integration of theory and practice, with an emphasis on innovation and discovery that results from rigorous art making and experimentation. Apply via uFunds.

Exhibition | Raymond Hood and the American Skyscraper

Online exhibition curated by Jo-Ann Conklin, Jonathan Duval, and Dietrich Neumann.


Panel Series | Common Thread, A Virtual Series
Sept 16, Sept 30, and Oct 7, 12pm

The RISD Nature Lab is pleased to announce the upcoming virtual panel series, The Common Thread. A collaboration between the Nature Lab and 
Southeastern New England Fibershed, this 4-part virtual series will explore the commonalities within the systems of land, waste, material, and color and how they can intersect with various modes of thought to drive positive change. Click here for more details about all the upcoming conversations.

Artist Collaborative | WoW
With or Without is the collaborative effort of two artists to create a comprehensive digital artists’ community. This virtual space aims to allow artists, creatives, and thinkers to gather, generate, share, critique, and support one another in all forms. We hope to open an avenue to uplift the work and careers of fellow artists of all paths and places. Leaning into our current digital age, With or Without offers a series of virtual lectures, critiques, and workshops, through which artists can pitch, barter, and solicit feedback from other makers of all walks of life. While we are built on a digital foundation, WoW welcomes content of all media, including performance, craft, fine arts, and design. We intend for this artist alliance to be centered on collaboration, so please never hesitate to share your thoughts, ideas, and needs with us at withorwithoutspace@gmail.com!

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