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.
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.
The 12th annual Muslim Studies Program Conference will be happening from April 11 to 12 at the International Center, featuring Keynote Speaker Debbie Almontaser.
Interested in Design | Media | Technology and Entrepreneurship | Business | Innovation?
The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) Excel Network is excited to launch its On the Road: Detroit trip focusing on career opportunities in these areas. The trip, which will take place on Friday, April 12 from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, will offer a small group of CAL students the opportunity to visit several employers and network with MSU alumni and professionals working in Design | Media | Technology and Entrepreneurship | Business | Innovation.
Our trip will consist of the following:
· Visit with employers to network, learn about their work, and understand jobs/internships available
· Lunch with alumni and professionals currently working in Detroit
· An introduction to the MSU Detroit Spartans Alumni Club
· Walking tour of Detroit to explore what it’s like to live, work, and play in the city
There is a nonrefundable $15 program fee to cover lunch, transportation, and walking tour. After accepted to the program, students will pay for the trip through the Handshake registration system.
All interested students must fill out an online application here: https://goo.gl/forms/p6jF53w4xcOrrr4k1
This event is ideal for students interested in the Design | Media | Technology and/or Entrepreneurship | Business | Innovation Career Communities. To learn more about the CAL Excel Network and sign up for Career Community news, visit http://excelnetwork.cal.msu.edu/
Please contact Christie Schichtel, CAL Career Consultant, via email at email@example.com
Students will present projects from their Jewish Studies courses. Lunch with Jewish Studies alumna Sara Kirsch (’11) will be provided during the conference. Sara is currently resides in Israel working as a Digital Copywriter at Quality Score, one of the leading digital marketing agencies in the Middle East, and a blogger for ‘Olim In Tech’ in Israel.