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Oct
30
Sun
“Designing America’s Homes” Lecture @ Cranbrook Institute of Science
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"Designing America’s Homes" Lecture @ Cranbrook Institute of Science | Bloomfield Hills | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Prof. Susan J. Bandes

Part of Preserving Michigan Modern, Sunday Lecture Series, http://www.cranbrook.edu/center/programs-lectures

Nov
15
Tue
“Mid-Michigan Modern Architecture” Lecture @ Abrams Planetarium
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
"Mid-Michigan Modern Architecture" Lecture @ Abrams Planetarium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Prof. Susan J. Bandes

Part of MSU Art History Faculty lecture series

Nov
18
Fri
“Mid-Michigan Modern: Sacred Spaces” – Community Club Talk @ Michigan State Federal Credit Union
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Mid-Michigan Modern: Sacred Spaces" - Community Club Talk @ Michigan State Federal Credit Union | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Prof. Susan J. Bandes

Feb
22
Wed
“Mid-Michigan Modern” Lecture @ Alden B. Dow Home and Studio
Feb 22 all-day
"Mid-Michigan Modern" Lecture @ Alden B. Dow Home and Studio | Midland | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Prof. Susan J. Bandes

Sponsored by Mid-Century Modern Midland

Feb
24
Wed
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.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 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.