“Bosch: In the Garden of Dreams” Documentary Viewing @ Green Room (W442), Main Library
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm
"Bosch: In the Garden of Dreams" Documentary Viewing @ Green Room (W442), Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Library Film Series Event

Bosch: In the Garden of Dreams (2016)

A documentary about Bosch’s iconic work, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” FREE and open to the public. Cosponsored by the College of Music and the Department of Art, Art History & Design, presented by Susan J. Bandes, professor of art history.

For more details, see attached flyer below:


Korean Film Festival: The Bacchus Lady @ Internation Center, Room 115
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Korean Program presents: The Bacchus Lady

A Special Screening and Q&A with Director E J-­‐yong

Friday, April 7, 2017
Reception: 6:00-­7:00 P.M.
Screening: 7:00-­9:30 P.M.
International Center 115
Free and Open to the Public

Synopsis: So-­‐young makes a meager living by selling
herself to old men. She is a “Bacchus lady”, an elderly
prostitute who approaches potential clients with a
bottle of the popular Korean energy drink Bacchus and
the phrase “Care for a drink?” As a young woman, she
used to sell herself to American soldiers. Perhaps driven
by the painful memory of giving up her half-­‐black infant
son for adoption, she is unable to ignore the
motherless Korean-­‐Filipino child she meets while
visiting the hospital. Despite help from her social
outcast neighbors like Madame Tina, her transgender
landlady, or Do-­‐hoon, a poor young man with a
prosthetic leg, she struggles to care for the child. One
day, Jae-­‐woo, a former client, informs her that Song,
another regular, has been hospitalized following a
stroke. She visits the hospital to discover the man
completely paralyzed. Song begs her to end his life, a
request that causes her both bewilderment and dismay.

This film contains adult content and themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

A five-­stop tour with events at:
Penn State University (April 1)
Ohio State University (April 3)
University of Wisconsin-­Madison (April 5)
University of Minnesota (April 6)
Michigan State University (April 7)

In collaboration with OSU’s Institute of Korean Studies, the film screening at Michigan State University is made
possible by the Korea Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association, the Asian Studies Center and
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at MSU.

Creative Collaboration Arts Festival @ Wharton Center for Performing Arts Courtyard
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event is designed to bring creative minds together and introduce the resources that the arts community at MSU has to offer. This year, Creative Collaboration will take the form of an arts festival! We are introducing student artist galleries, art activities, interactive booths, live performances and the chance to meet other students like you. With over 20 student creative organizations present, this event gives MSU students the chance to get involved and make a difference.

Every student at Michigan State University is aware of how big this school is. With over 600 student groups, it can be more than a little confusing and overwhelming to try and get involved or explore your interests when there’s so much information thrown at you on a daily basis, especially during Welcome Week. That’s why we created the MSU Arts Council and CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Now in its fourth year, CREATIVE COLLABORATION was formed under the idea of creating an arts-specific resource fair for new and returning students interested in pursuing creative endeavors and getting involved with the arts here at MSU, as well as creating a strong and collaborative arts community where groups can work together to create amazing events and establish long-term partnerships. Different groups from dance, visual arts, music, theatre, culture, and other art forms set up informational booths that showcase their work, activities, and events, meant to increase awareness and recruit new members. During the event, there are also numerous giveaways and awesome performances from the groups and fellow students. Whether you are looking for a networking opportunity, to improve your artistic skill set, or just for a creative outlet, CREATIVE COLLABORATION brings in groups that offer unique ways to engage with the arts and with MSU. Come out and join us, enjoy some live entertainment, meet new friends, and be a part of this amazing arts community. We hope to see you there!

Psychedelics, Art, and the Study of Consciousness
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us and Dr. Christopher Bache for “Psychedelics, Art, and the Study of Consciousness”.  

Thursday, October 26th, 7pm.

N022 Business College Complex

MSU Latinx Film Festival
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all-day
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Get ready for the first MSU Latinx Film Festival!
The inaugural edition of the festival features films from the United States, México, Perú, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain. You won’t find these films in U.S. movie theaters or on Netflix so please join us for great cinema and conversations you can’t have anywhere else!
Free screenings open to the public will be held at the MSU Library and the MSU RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Hall), The Robin Theatre in REO Town and Studio C! at Meridian Mall (in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival Indie Series) from February 1-4, 2018.
All films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the directors or interactive panel discussions with MSU faculty, graduate students and community leaders. Keep updated on festival news by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through our website:
For more information and media inquires, please contact us at
Abstraction, Bare Life, and Counter-Narratives of Mobility: A lecture by Professor Robert Burgoyne @ B122 Wells Hall
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Abstraction, Bare Life, and Counter-Narratives of Mobility: A lecture by Professor Robert Burgoyne @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
In this presentation, Professor Robert Burgoyne considers the contrasting portrayals of refugees and mass migration in the films of Richard Mosse and Ai Weiwei as an attempt to move beyond the conventional visual rhetoric for representing the stateless population. The extraordinary black, white and grey images that comprise Mosse’s multi- part work, Incoming—recorded with a thermal camera that reads the heat emanating from the body—creates a visual record that is at once the trace of intimate biological processes and an alarming, disorienting representation of a tragedy that is both consequential to and distant from our daily lives. In contrast, Ai Weiwei’s film Human Flow depicts the practice of hospitality as a symbolic antidote to the idea of the stateless person as threat. Emphasizing the right to be “at home” anywhere in the world, Ai’s interviews with refugees attempt to facilitate what Hannah Arendt calls the “public performance of voice,” opening a space of belonging through the sharing of stories. However, the representation of stateless persons through the lens of empathy and hospitality also conveys its own forms of disempowerment and complicity. Arendt’s 1951 essay, “The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man,” provides a critical touchstone for this analysis.
Details on Human Flow
Generously sponsored by: the Film Studies Program and the Department of English, the Department of Art, Art History, & Design, and Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities.

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Kelly Akashi Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kelly Akashi Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Kelly Akashi | February 24 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below. pw: mutants

Material tactility, its possibilities, limitations, and transformation form the core of Kelly Akashi’s practice. Originally trained in analog photography, traditional processes and the materiality of documents continue to inform and fuel her sculptural explorations. Working in a variety of media, such as wax, bronze, fire, glass, silicone, copper, and rope, Akashi investigates the capacity and boundaries of these elements and their ability to construct and challenge conventional concepts of form.

Born in 1983 in Los Angeles, Kelly Akashi currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. The artist graduated with a MFA from University of Southern California in 2014. Akashi studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2006.

Currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum is a new commissioned sculpture, Cultivator, which will be on view at the museum’s Crown Commons through March 2021. Winner of the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize the artist had a residency at the foundation in Ojai, California. Other residencies include ARCH Athens, Greece (2019) and at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2019) – both of which concluded with a solo exhibition. Other important solo exhibitions include Long Exposure curated by Ruba Katrib at the SculptureCenter, New York (2017). The artist’s work is currently featured in Ground/work at the Clark Art Institute and Possédé·e·s at MoCo Montpellier Contemporain in France. Other notable group exhibitions include the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); LA: A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017); Take me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jens Hoffmann, and Kelly Taxter, Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015).

For more information about Kelly Akashi and their work, please visit their website.