This exhibition brings together new and recent projects by participants in the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program at Michigan State University—a three-year-long initiative connecting international, cutting-edge artists with faculty and students across the university’s many colleges. With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists and their collaborators address a wide range of phenomena through interdisciplinary approaches to research, experimentation, and knowledge production. The exhibition thus reveals an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights the incredible resources the university has to offer, and how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.
Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Tagny Duff, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Zbigniew Oksiuta, Kuai Shen, Stelarc, and Sissel Tolaas.
MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences is co-curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, and Jens Hauser, Guest Curator and MSU Distinguished Affiliated Faculty. Support for this exhibition is provided by the MSU College of Arts and Letters; MSU BRIDGE Artist-in-Residency Program, directed by Adam Brown, Associate Professor; Science Gallery Lab Detroit; Goethe-Institut Chicago; and the Eli and Edythe Broad endowed exhibitions fund.
Join Nancy DeJoy at the opening of her poetry sculpture and media installation, Illuminating Survivor Voices, on December 4 from 4:30-6:30. The opening will have refreshments from Soup Spoon Cafe and will be at the Broad Art Lab until December 12.
MSU English Ed students and faculty will come together with an English Language Arts class from Detroit Denby High School to support the implementation and facilitation of THUG, and provide MSU English Ed students with authentic experiences teaching and learning alongside linguistically and racially diverse students.
As educators and practitioners in the educational sphere, we must think about accessibility as an issue of access and inclusion, and about creating equitable experiences for all learners. This year, the Accessible Learning Conference (ALC) explores accessibility (a11y) as a social justice issue. We invite you to join us December 6-7, 2018 not only to discuss the importance of this theme, but to create practical, effective solutions that you can use in your work and scholarship after the conference ends.
Language, Culture, and Service in Puerto Rico is a study away program designed for students who have completed SPN 202 or its equivalent. During this program, students will spend three weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, living in residence halls, taking classes, and experiencing life in La Isla del Encanto. Students will participate in a service learning activity and in a number of excursions to places like El Yunquerainforest, Ponce, and the Loízaaldea. Come join us for an exciting learning experience in Puerto Rico!