Atul Bhalla | Monday, September 16 | 105 S. Kedzie | 6pm
Atul Bhalla is a conceptual artist who uses photography, performance, video, sculpture, and installation to immerse himself in the physical, historical, spiritual, and political significance of water. Bhalla is a Professor in the Department of Art and Performance Art at Shiv Nadar University in India.
Building on their previous panel, held in anticipation of Richard Spencer’s impending campus visit, the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel will continue our efforts to ‘build community and resist hate’ with a second panel on September 16th at 7pm in Club Spartan in Case Hall organized by Muslim Studies and the Serling Institute. Featuring representatives from academic units and communities across campus, the panel will highlight the dangers of white nationalism, the threats that these hate groups pose to our communities, and the importance of building community to resist these threats.
Nostalgia for the Light
7:00pm || Wednesday, September 18, 2019 || Abrams Planetarium
755 Science Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Patricio Guzman’s 2010 documentary, Nostalgia for the Light, calls upon viewers to explore the aesthetics, ethics, and technologies of memorialization amidst and in the wake of oppressive regimes. Rooted in the arid ecology of the Atacama Desert—a celebrated site for cutting-edge astronomical research and archaeological survey—the film parses the similarities between astronomers’ search for deep human history among the stars and Chilean women’s search for “disappeared” loved ones in the desert’s parched earth. This screening and discussion of Nostalgia for the Lighttraces the ecosystem of people, landscapes, technologies, and politics that has shaped the memorialization of Augusto Pinochet’s victims. This event is offered in connection with “The Edge of Things: Dissident Art Under Repressive Regimes” on view at the MSU Broad through January 5, 2020.
—Programmed by Scott Boehm & Shannon Schmoll
Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies Program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.
Cosponsored by the MSU Comics Forum
The College of Arts & Letters will welcome artist-scholars John Jennings and Stacey Robinson to campus from September 23-27 to engage students and faculty in conversations about race, gender, and power within comics and science fiction.
Students currently in the GSAH major or minor, and any other student interested in Global Studies:
- Learn about the degree options in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
- Meet other students, the advisor, the program director, and faculty.
- Meet comic book artists and authors John Jennings and Stacy Robinson.
- Enjoy snacks and pick up MSU swag.
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities has partnered with Professor Julian Chambliss who is bringing to MSU the creators of Black Kirby. John Jennings and Stacy Robinson will do a brief presentation on their work at the student meet and greet. Read about their visit to MSU here:
After the discussion with Jennings and Robinson, Kate Rendi, the GSAH student advisor, and Professor Salah Hassan, the GSAH Program Director, will lead an informal advising session on our Global Studies degrees.
This event is open to all students and faculty
The Writing Center at MSU will present its first speaker in the Language Diversity Speaker Series, Dr. Vershawn Ashanti Young, where he will present his talk, “Straight Black Queers: Languaging Gender Anxiety and the American Dream.” Dr. Young is a professor of English Language and Literature and Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo and a Chair at the Conference on College Composition & Communication.
Make your mark on this annual non-stop drawing extravaganza! Join the MSU Broad and MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design for drawing stations, guided and collaborative drawing, costumed models, and live, performance-inspired drawing prompts. This event is free and open to skill levels and ages.
This event will be hosted at three different locations:
Broad Art Museum, 547 E Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824
Broad Art Lab, 565 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
jackie sumell | Wednesday, October 2 | Broad Art Museum | 7pm
jackie sumell is an AAHD Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and prison abolitionist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work is anchored at the intersection of activism and education. sumell’s collaboration with Herman Wallace (a prisoner-of-consciousness and member of the “Angola 3”) has positioned her at the forefront of the public campaign to end solitary confinement in the United States.
Support for this lecture is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broad Art Museum, The College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.