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Jan
20
Sat
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jan 20 – Mar 10 all-day
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT
A Solo Exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies
January 19 – March 10, 2018
RECEPTION January 19, 6-8PM, REMARKS 7PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8PM for the opening reception for In the absence of sight, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto at (SCENE) Metrospace. Opening Remarks will be offerd at 7PM.

Artist Statement:
In the absence of sight is a new body of work that draws on the erasures of Pilipinx people by American occupiers during the era of US colonialism in the early 1900s. Through an investigation of American archival photographs, postcards, and images housed in various collections in Michigan and Washington DC, this work reimagines erasure as an opening to speculate other forms of presence. While early depictions and characterizations of the Philippines projected a “savage” people “unfit for self-government”, US colonial officers, journalists, and writers used images of Indigenous Pilipinx people as a mechanism of persuasion to justify their sustained occupation to the American public. Though visual abjection often manifested in images of Pilipinx people either dead or in captivity persisting over three decades, this intervention draws on Pilipinx mythology of the Aswang, a shape shifting ghost-like spirit that wreaks havoc on its targets and their communities. In positioning Indigenous and mestizx resistance to US occupation as a metaphorical permutation of the Aswang, this work foregrounds Pilipinx sovereignty as a way to begin to challenge the formations of representation by the American colonial political agenda.

Alejandro T. Acierto is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Acierto joins us from Chicago, IL for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. His exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally he will be offering a public lecture about his work on February 13 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 23 all-day
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

Feb
12
Mon
Foundations Juried Exhibition @ Gallery 101 & 114, Kresge Art Center
Feb 12 – Feb 23 all-day
Feb
19
Mon
Comics Forum @ MSU Libraries
Feb 19 – Mar 9 all-day

The Michigan State University Comics Forum is a multi-day, annual event for scholars, creators and fans of the comics medium.  Events include keynote addresses from an award-winning creator and scholar in the field, an artist alley, academic panel discussions, exhibition of comic art, comic book discussion groups and more.

For full schedule of events, please see: http://comicsforum.msu.edu/schedule/.

Feb
21
Wed
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Spanish Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Spanish Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Entrepreneur’s Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Entity agreements, IP @ Spartan Innovations, 300 room
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Entrepreneur's Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Entity agreements, IP @ Spartan Innovations, 300 room

Spartan Innovations has developed a new workshop series to help entrepreneurs follow the road to success! Learn about entity agreements and intellectual property – you will learn valuble legal information! Richard Manczak, Partner, of Varnum Law will lead this workshop.

Graphic narratives and digital mapping in the world language and culture classroom @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Graphic narratives and digital mapping in the world language and culture classroom @ B135 Wells Hall

Presenters: Drs. Lynn Wolff and Matthew Handelman

In this workshop, we will present a major component of our newly revised third-year German language and culture course that was piloted during the fall 2017 semester: Our work with the graphic novel Der Boxer by Reinhard Kleist (2012) and a digital mapping project that provided ways to explore how time, space, and place are intertwined in the graphic novel’s stories about the Holocaust. This component of the course had two main goals:

(1) Help students gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and Second World War as told in words and images in the graphic novel;

(2) Give students the opportunity to engage with a graphic novel – through visualization, contextualization, description, and analysis – beyond what is possible in the traditional essay form.

By bringing graphic narratives and digital projects into the language classroom, we hope to enable students to critically engage with contemporary approaches to the memory and representation of topics as (seemingly) familiar as the Holocaust. We look forward to sharing the results of this project and to discussing the ways that graphic narratives and digital projects can enhance the study of language and culture.

Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!
French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 21 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
French Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.