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Nov
15
Fri
GSAH Global Perspectives Series – Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GSAH Global Perspectives Series - Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10:00am – Symposium, “Toward an Expansive Definition of Genocide” – John Cox, UNC Charlotte

11:00am – “Can the Spanish Genocide Speak?” – Scott Boehm, Michigan State University

12:00pm – Roundtable Discussion

  • Almudena Carracedo, Film Director
  • John Cox, UNC Charlotte
  • Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
  • Cristina Moreiras-Menor, University of Michigan
  • Joseba Gabilonda, Michigan State University
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Nov
20
Wed
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Luis A. Sahagun | Wednesday, November 20 | Broad Art Museum | 7pm

Luis Sahagun is an AAHD Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer, Sahagun’s work focus on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat the anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric that persists throughout the country.

Support for this lecture is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broad Art Museum, The College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Nov
21
Thu
Dr. Huey Copeland Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library Green Room
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Huey Copeland Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library Green Room

Dr. Huey Copeland | Thursday, November 21 |MSU Library Green Room | 7pm

Dr. Huey Copeland is Associate Professor of Art History, and affiliated faculty in the Critical Theory Cluster at Northwestern. His writing focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on articulations of blackness in the Western visual field. Copeland will present the keynote lecture for the 2019 Art History & Visual Culture Undergraduate Symposium.

Jan
10
Fri
Inner Fragments Exhibition at SCENE Metrospace @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Inner Fragments Exhibition at SCENE Metrospace @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Inner Fragments
an exhibition of contemporary Iranian female artists
January 10 – February 14, 2020
Reception: January 10, 6–8PM
After 2500 years of monarchial rule, the 1979 Islamic Revolution turned Iran on its head. As a result, the dynamics of Iran’s art scene also transformed. A generation of artists was born after the revolution who endured the aftermath of the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war, which brought with it a series of intense political circumstances, sanctions, and isolationism. As such, their artistic expression took a distinct turn of varying styles and genres. Their work is subtle, intimate, and offers a deeper insight into their existence.
Inner Fragments, co-curated by Mahsa Soroudi and Parisa Ghaderi, is an exhibition of sixteen Iranian female artists, most of whom live and work inside Iran. It portrays a slice of Iranian women’s lives that is insightful and also shatters the typical cliched themes of the hijab and oppression. Given the current climate between the U.S. and Iran, this show aims to transcend geographical and political boundaries. The curators hope to close the gap between the two nations by highlighting the new wave of contemporary Iranian art as a way to understand modern Iran. 

This exhibition was made possible thanks to support from the Michigan Arts and Humanities Touring Grant Program, MSU College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Department of English, and Muslim Studies Program. 

 
Featuring work by:

Mahshid Asoudehkhah

Ghazaleh Baniahmad

Nasim Davari

Sanaz Dezfoulian

Narcisse E. Esfanhani

Maryam Farahzadi

Elahe Farzi

Farzane Ghadyanloo

Mahsa Khazeni

Niloofar Mohammadifar

Neda Moin Afshari

Farnaz Rabieijah

Azadeh Ramezani Tabrizi

Nastaran Safaei

Tarlan Tabar

Nazli Tahvili

Feb
3
Mon
“We Are Worth Everything: Survivors As Themselves” Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm
"We Are Worth Everything: Survivors As Themselves" Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

SHOW DATES: February 3 – March 14, 2020

RECEPTION: February 8 | 3–5 PM

We are Worth Everything: Survivors as Themselves features portraits made in collaboration with Survivors by Judy Walgren, Associate Director and Professor of Practice, MSU School of Journalism, Eve Edelheit, Award Winning Independent and Freelance Photographer, and Maddie McGarvey, Independant and Freelance Photographer and Photojournalist. Also featured is a poem by Kimberly Ann Priest, Assistant Professor, MSU Writing Rhetoric and American Culture, titled “Celebrate.”

Exhibition Statement:

Visual archives are powerful devices for building and perpetuating cultural perceptions of communities, especially groups who have been involved in traumatic events. During a recent online search using “Survivors” and the name of an infamous abuser, the viewer is confronted with gridded images of extremely distraught women interspersed with photographs of a large group of women standing onstage during a high-profile awards ceremony. This body of work, created collaboratively between the photographer and the people portrayed, attempts to expand narrowly focused visual narratives around the Survivor community from Michigan State University and beyond. By presenting images that reach beyond visualized trauma and triumph, we hope to present a more nuanced view of these courageous people, expand the archive and move their stories forward.

This is an ongoing body of work. If you identify as a Survivor and would like to participate in our project, please email Judy Walgren at walgrenj@msu.edu.

 

 

This exhibition was possible thanks to support from the Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Feb
21
Fri
GALLERY CLOSED Nuchuu: Portraits of the Northern Ute Exhibition at SCENE Metrospace @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
GALLERY CLOSED Nuchuu: Portraits of the Northern Ute Exhibition at SCENE Metrospace @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

As we collectively continue to monitor the novel coronavirus pandemic, the number of cases across our community and state continues to accelerate. The health and safety of our staff and community is our first priority. In accordance with guidance from the CDC, Governor Witmer, and MSU President Stanley at this time, we will be closing to the public until further notice. We will however continue to celebrate the arts in our community via social media as well as share in-depth details of our latest exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Keep in touch:

Instagram: scenemetrospace

Facebook: (SCENE) Metrospace

Website: www.art.msu.edu

 

Jacquelynn Sullivan

Director of Galleries

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Michigan State University

 

 

February 21 – March 27, 2020

Workshop & Reception February 21 5-9pm

Nuchuu: Portraits of the Northern Ute is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Keith Secola, Mino Mashkiki Wish Kang.

Workshop Description

Through this workshop, the audience will take a deep dive through history and lineage by exploring Keith Secola’s work, process of screen printing and his use of family archives. There will be a live demonstration of his process and the opportunity for the audience to pull their own print.

Exhibition Statement

Recently my project has involved the reinsertion of the American Indian image onto collaged and deconstructed book covers of American history. I tear and collage assorted Colonial books to create my surface to print on. My source imagery derives from two archival photo albums from my Grandparents, representing my Ute Indian heritage and our band of Uncompahgre from Colorado.  American Indian stories and history are often erased or forgotten. My use of archival photography and printmaking allows me to create a layer between the past and present to form new narratives that question Native identity by fusing the imagery and the books as one.  In addition, I paint an extra layer on the surface of the wall with graphic murals of Euro-centric depictions of Eastern Coastal Native Americans around first contact. This further pushes the dichotomy of the real and the fantastic savage.

 

Keith Secola, Mino Mashkiki Wish Kang grew up in the Southwest and belongs to the Ute Indian tribe and Anishanabe Nation. He graduated from California College of the Arts MFA in San Francisco, with a focus on silkscreen printing. The earliest influences come from his father, who is a musician, traveling and exposing him to contemporary Native arts at a young age.  These early experiences would influence a life in creative arts. Finding a balance between contemporary life and tradition, Keith blends printmaking, archival photography, illustrations, and murals derived from Native American life to transmit indigenous voices and identity. The artist currently works and lives in Oakland, California.

For more information about the artist please visit his website: www.keithsecolajr.com

This exhibition and workshop was made possible thanks to support from the City of East Lansing, the MSU College of Arts & Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Sep
24
Thu
EJ Hill Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
EJ Hill Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom

Please join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Thursday, September 24 at 4 pm as we kick-off a special lecture series titled Mutant Salon hosted by Young Joon Kwak,  2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. The first speaker in this series is artist EJ Hill. This series is free and open to the public.

This event doesn’t require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please join using the following link and password. https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 and BFA from Columbia College, Chicago in 2011. Solo exhibitions have been held at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, MA (2020); Company Gallery, New York (2018); He was a resident at the Studio Museum of Harlem, and is the recipient of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University (2018-19), Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Grants to Artists (2018); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018), the Mohn Public Recognition Award at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2018 (2018), the Los Angeles Artadia Award (2018), the Art Matters Foundation Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2015).

Oct
15
Thu
Malcom Mobutu Smith Visiting Artist Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Malcom Mobutu Smith Visiting Artist Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
To join us please register using the link below:
https://msu.zoom.us/…/register/WN_gLku54vVTvOUQkTBlpshtw
Malcolm Mobutu Smith is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at Indiana University. As a ceramic sculptor, Smith is guided by improvisation merging the graphic with form in space, Smith’s work relies on wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. His work is most commonly presented as abstractions of cups, bottles, and vases. Informing these intersections are his interests in letterforms, graffiti art, and jazz.
This lecture is made possible thanks to support from the MSU Clay Club.