Costume Party at the Moslem Temple
An exhibition featuring MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali.
March 15- May 11, 2019
Reception: March 15, 2019 6–8PM
Artist Lecture: March 20, 2019 @MSU Broad Art Museum, 7PM
Please join the MSU Union Art Gallery and the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design in celebrating the opening of Costume Party at the Moslem Temple on Friday, March 15 beginning at 6pm, remarks will be offered at 6:30pm. This solo exhibition features the work of MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali.
Assali’s interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies. This exhibition was made possible thanks to collaborations with many others. Parade Float was made in collaboration with Syrian-American Artist Amanda Assaley. Mosaic Fountain was made by Syrian-American Artist Michael Howard. O My Lord, Increase me in Knowledge, was painted by Syrian-American Artist Reem Taki.
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple is organized by the MSU Union Art Gallery at Michigan State University. Support for this exhibition and associated programming is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, the MSU College of Arts & Letters, MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design, the MSU Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU Museum, MSU Library Digital Scholarship Lab, MSU Library Special Collections, MSU Muslim Studies Program, MSU Students United for Palestinian Rights, University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center, and the Arab American National Museum. Special thanks to Deborah Margolis, Jose Luis Benavides, Sally Howell, Penny Gardner, Becky Gaines, and Michael Dean.
Qais Assali (b. 1987 Palestine) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence at Michigan State University. His works with video, installation, lecture performance, sound, photography, and in the archives seek to engage and subvert national geopolitical power dynamics. His interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies.
Assali’s work has been internationally exhibited at Jeune création, Paris (2016); 6018North, Chicago (2018); Festival Artes Vertentes de Tiradentes, Brazil (2016); The Overlook Place, Chicago (2018); solo exhibitions at Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2015); and Khan Al Wakala, Nablus (2016). Assali has been a faculty member at a number of academic institutions in Palestine including Al-Ummah College, Jerusalem, Palestine. Assali holds two master’s degrees – an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School.
Qais Assali is one of the two artists invited for the Spring Critical Race Studies Residency program. Assali is an artist, designer, and educator whose work, “Doubling Displacement” will be displayed as a part of the program. Assali’s project creates connections between the U.S Midwest and the Middle East, as well as the past and the present, to question the political future. Assali will hold a lecture at the Broad Art Museum on March 20 at 7pm.
2019 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
March 23 – May 5, 2019 @Broad Art Museum
Reception March 23 6-8pm, Remarks at 6:30pm
The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition is the culmination of a three-year program in which artists explore their creative practice under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee. Extensive study in a medium or area of concentration, combined with coursework in the history of art and related fields, helps each artist situate their work within the broad field of contemporary art and design practice. The Department of Art, Art History, and Design celebrates the creative research of Laurén Brady, Chelsea Markuson, Mary Peacock, Mehrdad Sedaghat, and Andrew Somoskey as evidence of their achievement and continuing promise.
This year the annual Master of Fine Arts Prize will be awarded to an outstanding candidate by guest juror Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, Assistant Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
The 2019 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition is organized by the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, with curatorial oversight by Georgia Erger, Curatorial Assistant. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Graduate School at MSU and the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.
UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION 2019
RECEPTION: Friday, April 5th
6:00-8:00PM // Remarks & Awards at 7PM
SHOW DATES: April 5 – April 28
Join us on Friday, April 5th from 6:00-8:00PM for the opening reception for the 2019 Undergraduate Exhibition at (SCENE) Metrospace. The 2019 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Undergraduate Exhibition marks an important achievement for our student exhibitors. These students continue a long history preceded by thousands of alumni who have shown in past Undergraduate Exhibitions at MSU. Centered in a learning environment that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry, and philosophical reflection, undergraduate students across all disciplines make intellectual and artistic discoveries. This exhibition features a sampling of coursework from Apparel & Textile Design, Ceramics, Comics, Drawing, Electronic Art & Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
Alison Wong, Guest Juror
Alison Wong is first-generation Chinese American artist, curator, and educator based in Detroit, MI. Wong received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Primarily working in the field of painting and drawing, Wong takes inspiration from her personal histories and her professional practice as and Director and Curator of Wasserman Projects, founder of Butter Projects, and Adjunct Faculty at College for Creative Studies.
7:00pm || Saturday, April 6, 2019 || Robin Theatre
1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing
This edition of the Broad Underground Film Series features a selection of short experimental videos by contemporary Brazilian artists. In sensuous and surprising ways the artists’ cameras probe into a variety of cultural landscapes, which are populated by natural surroundings, religious climates and political currents. These works deliberately fracture the kind of power-laden gaze that is traditionally held on such subject matters. In order to uproot and refresh the hegemonically conditioned outlook of the present-day spectator, they engender a productive form of deviant and defiant anthropology by means of subverting the language of ethnographic film itself.
—Programmed by Marcos Serafim & Mashya Boon
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
Shark! The Musical, the story of a small beachside town grappling with social issues and a giant shark, is an interactive musical in which the audience controls the action through mobile application, vocal participation, and movement. The performance is 60 – 80 minutes with scripted and choreographed sections.
It’s an art exhibit event that’smindful to various audiences including children, people under autism spectrum and physical disability. This event challenges how “art” is inviting its audience to engage with art pieces other than the visual. This is our third time we’re having this event and this year we’re inviting our audience to think about the meaning of “everyday” that is inclusive and diverse. The pieces will be touchable, listen-able through an app and many other possibilities are open to new experiences.“Everyday” refers to what is routine, typical, ordinary. Yet what is ordinary to some is profoundly alienating to others. How can one describe the everyday as an all-inclusive term when every person is different? In order to achieve inclusion and maximum accessibility in all places, spaces, and things, we must render the familiar strange. Let’s begin to reimagine what “everyday” means.
This event is open to MSU students (undergraduate and intern), alumni, as well as non-MSU students/alumni. No RSVP needed.The candidate entry fee is as follows:
- MSU Students & Interns: FREE
- MSU Alumni: $10 per person
- Non-MSU Students: $20 per person
Juniors and Seniors in the teacher preparation program are encouraged to attend the fair to get a sense of what to expect when attending as an intern. Learn by networking with school districts and gaining more information about their future needs in your teachable area(s).
Career Fair Video Resources
- Career Fair 101: What to Expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0eEH9-tqQ
- Career Fair 101: How to Prepare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BSmdkkyo2Y
- Career Fair 101: Elevator Speeches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V0pmpKbo68
- Career Fair 101: What to Wear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0eEH9-tqQ
- Get-a-Job Mock Practice Interview Day, hosted by the College of Education Alumni Association: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00AM-2:00PM
- Resume & Cover Letter Reviews: Available all spring semester*
- MSU Teaching Intern Career Blog: An online career resource specifically for MSU teaching interns.
Stop by the MSU Union main lounge to learn about working with the MSU Residential & Hospitality Services team during the school year. We hire thousands of students every year! Discover our wide range of convenient student jobs — and apply to join our team! Open to all students, all grade levels and all majors. Location: MSU Union