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Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition

October 23 - November 13, 2019
SME 142 Visual Arts Gallery, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg., UC San Diego

Zac Monday's crochet costumes and drawings are animated through performance experiences that are intended to direct how both the viewer and the maker interact. When performed, characters are focused on guiding viewers through art/and everyday spaces, where our emotional and spiritual sensations can be expressed through textile touch; an enigmatic significance, as well as storyline.


 

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Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence Guest Lecture

October 30, 2019, 5 p.m.
VAF 306, Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Thoughtfully employing the language of weaving and textile making, Diedrick Brackens explores the intersections of identity and sociopolitical issues in the United States. Brackens uses calculated woven algorithms that stem from the cultural histories of African, American, and European textiles to generate his intricate tapestries, seeking to highlight the complexities of African-American identity while also focusing on the loom and its significance to cultural production.
Text from Hammer Museum.


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Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS)

October 30, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Atkinson Hall Theater / Vroom, UC San Diego

An Ecology of Mind is a video installation documenting the embodied experiences of 32 people as they sit enveloped in the surface of the earth with only their heads aboveground. Taking literally Heidegger’s concept of Being-in-the-World, the piece explores the reciprocal process by which the mind creates the world and the world creates the mind, particularly in viewing a subject as essentially fixed or embedded in their immediate environment.


 

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Guest Lecture

November 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
VAF 306, Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Blinkers is a non-profit project space based in Winnipeg. Blinkers exists to exhibit, promote and create an engaged critical dialogue with the work of emerging, early career and experimental artists from across Canada.


 

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Guest Lecture

November 4, 2019
, 6 p.m.

VAF 306, Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade are artists based in New York. With longtime collaborator Jade Gordon, they form the collective My Barbarian, which has shown performances, videos, and installations in museums, galleries, theaters, festivals, music venues and public spaces since 2000 (including MoMA, Studio Museum in Harlem, New Museum, Hammer Museum, LACMA, MOCA, and internationally).


 

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Russell Lecture with MCASD

November 5, 2019, 7 p.m.
Price Center Theater, UC San Diego

Rodney McMillian is a contemporary American artist with a wide-ranging conceptual practice. His painting, sculpture, video, and performance address the African-American experience while examining race, gender, and class in a broader political context. Often appropriating discarded, post-consumer materials into his work, McMillian modifies familiar objects into new, disconcerting forms.
Text from Artnet.


 

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Performative Lecture for Sixth College's "Women in the Arts"

November 13, 2019, 5 p.m.
VAF 306 Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

The project-based collaboration of artists and sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias. As the children of Norwegian and Dominican immigrants who grew up in Queens, New York City, their project-based, trans-disciplinary work explores issues of hybridity, social participation and transnational identities.


 

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Guest Lecture

November 14, 2019, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg., UC San Diego

How are ubiquitous media forms changing the meanings and possibilities of human-animal relations?  Matthew Brower, director of museum studies at the University of Toronto, examines the intersections between the rise of risk culture, digital technologies, and animal bodies in a lecture about his SSHRC funded collaborative project “Digital Animalities.”  https://digitalanimalities.org/


 

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November 14, 2019, 2-5 p.m.
University Art Gallery, Mandeville Ctr., UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Arts and Community Engagement (ACE) program invites you to a special panel discussion and reception at the University Art Gallery, discussing the impact of campus art galleries at the local, regional and national level, as well as what the future holds for UC San Diego.


 

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Artists from the Art Practice PhD Concentration

Reception: November 14, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
November 15 - December 6, 2019
Open: Tuesday - Friday, 12-3 p.m.
University Art Gallery, Mandeville Ctr., UC San Diego

Erika Barbosa, Fabiola Carranza, Catherine Czacki, Allison Evans, Javi Fresneda, Alexis Hudgins, Nico King, Alex Kershaw, Katrin Pesch, Sascha Pohflepp, Tim Ridlen, Joe Riley, Stephanie Sherman, and Thomas Valdivia


 

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Guest Lecture

November 15, 2019
, 5 p.m.

VAF 306 Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Alhena Katsof is a curator and writer focused on performance studies and exhibition histories. Katsof's ongoing series of lectures about Hannah Höch's garden have been presented at the Center for Experimental Lectures, Rongwrong, and Bridget Donahue Gallery. Katsof is a doctoral student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and part-time Faculty at Eugene Lang — The New School. 


 

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Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence Open Studio

November 21, 2019, 12-2 p.m.
VAF 508, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Thoughtfully employing the language of weaving and textile making, Diedrick Brackens explores the intersections of identity and sociopolitical issues in the United States. Brackens uses calculated woven algorithms that stem from the cultural histories of African, American, and European textiles to generate his intricate tapestries, seeking to highlight the complexities of African-American identity while also focusing on the loom and its significance to cultural production.
Text from Hammer Museum.


 

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Guest Lecture

December 4, 2019
, 6 p.m.

VAF 306 Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Intricate networks of materials, objects, and spaces characterize Nancy Lupo’s complex installations. Her work addresses the ways in which we move through spaces, as if following latent scripts that punctuate and dictate the rituals and rhythms that shape our daily lives. In many cases, Lupo has installed works outside of the gallery or museum, in city parks, at the beach, on the telephone, and in other semi-private and public spaces.


 

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