Please stop into (SCENE) Metrospace to see our latest exhibition traveling to us from Bloomington, Indiana where it was recently on view at I Fell Gallery. COMMAND + N was co-curated by Anna Buckner and Sul-Jee Scully of Command Zine and Bill Bass and Raphael Cornford of Noise Project. This special exhibition brings together the work of nine artists; Roxana Azar, Israel Campos, Zachary Carlisle Davidson, Jonathan McFadden, Rowland Ricketts, Saman Sajasi, Caleb Weintraub, Tyler Wilkinson, and Chad Wys.
I can’t follow everything going on. You can’t either. I can grab a few strands here and there, focusing my reading and my podcast listening and my conversations. Still, I’m falling woefully short. I know that any sources I access have bias, that I’ve been lied to by dominant narratives across media forms, that my experiences have been misrepresented if represented at all.
So let art speak to us all at once and emotively and with information and through reference and via updated, augmented, and even subverted traditions. For art does
indeed reveal our new narratives and emergent mythologies, forces that selectively continue and negate aspects of their older counterparts. “But which art?” you
might ask, “Where? How? Will there be beer?”
NOISE and COMMAND Zine co-curate the exhibition “COMMAND + N,” a traveling group show of artists whosework is invaluable, transformative and alive, acting upon us just as much as we respond in turn. Working across multiple media these artists reveal untold stories, recontexualize traditions, speak from marginalized identities, and play with the boundaries between digital and tangible.
Bringing together an expertise that spans the contemporary fields of painting, textile, printmaking, photography, comics and digital art, the curators present two exhibitions at I Fell in Bloomington, IN and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing, MI, highlighting selected works as simultaneously discrete narrative objects and cohesively indicative of the story of our time.
Legacies of the Enlightenment Workshop is a graduate student workshop, which will examine how and why we continue to practice and embody the legacies of the Enlightenment. Graduate students will present and receive feedback on works in progress from faculty working in a variety of disciplines both nationally and internationally. The keynote speakers are Dr. Monique Allewaert from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr. Jasbir Puar from Rutgers University.
ZIG JACKSON / OCTOBER 8 / B310 WELLS / 7PM
Photographer and Professor at SCAD, Zig Jackson identifies and tackles issues that sometimes radically different Native American tribes have in common such as how to deal with tourism. marketing, myth, traditions, and stereotyping. He uses his work to raise awareness about cultural identity, representation, and appropriation to touch on issues like paternalism, sovereignty, and commodification.
For more information about Zig Jackson, please visit:
The Honors College’s 30th installment of Sharper Focus/Wider Lens will feature the topic, “Doubting Science and Technology?” at 7 p.m., Monday, October 22. This event is free and open to the public and will be located in the MSU Union Ballroom (on the 2nd floor).
It features a trans-disciplinary discussion among MSU faculty covering history, artificial intelligence, climate science, autism and more! Audience Q&A will follow.
Kevin Elliott, Associate Professor, Lyman Briggs College, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Philosophy;
Aaron McCright, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Sociology;
Georgina Montgomery, Associate Professor, Lyman Briggs College and Department of History;
Lauren O’Connell, Assistant Professor, College of Human Medicine;
Rick Wash, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Information
The panel will be moderated by Lee June, Professor, Honors College.
Unable to attend in person? Watch the MSU Alumni Association’s Livestream at http://livestream.com/msualumni.
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.
The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000.
Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.
The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
Presented by Justus Nieland
In Wilder’s biting send-up of the culture of the midcentury office, C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is an insurance clerk who loans out his apartment for his bosses’ extramarital trysts. When Baxter falls for the building’s elevator operator Fran Kubelik(Shirley MacClaine), he is forced to rethink his dreams of corporate advancement and their effect on his privacy. A brilliantly acted and moving romantic comedy about work-life imbalance and the quest for real intimacy.