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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2014

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Imaging and Digital Arts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2014

Michael FARLEY
Charlotte KENISTON
Lexie MOUNTAIN
Shana PALMER
Carrie RENNOLDS
Dominique ZELTZMAN

Opening Reception Thursday April 3, 2014. 5 - 7pm.
5:15pm "Fred Worden Cuts A Couch In Half With A Chainsaw" (Performance by Lexie Mountain)

The Center for Arts, Design, and Visual Culture is proud to host the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition for Imaging and Digital Arts at UMBC from April 3 - 25, 2014.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

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Film Program in association with Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen presented by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC and the Center for Advanced Media at Johns Hopkins University

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February 5, 2014, 6pm
Harun Farocki selects:

Overlord (Stuart Cooper, 1975, United Kingdom, b&w, 95 minutes, 35mm)
Inextuinguishable Fire (Harun Farocki, 1969, b&w, 21 mins, digital transfer of 16mm)

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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February 11, 2014, 6pm
Trevor Paglen selects:

Ten Skies (James Benning, 2004, United States, color, 109 minutes, 16mm)
Drone Vision (Trevor Paglen, 2010, United States, b&w, 5 minutes, video)

AV Center, Milton S Eisenhower Library
JHU Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

For more information, please contact:
Center for Art Design and Visual Culture
T 410.455.3188
http://www.umbc.edu/cadvc/


The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County presents a two-night film program curated by Sonja Simonyi in conjunction with the exhibition Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen.

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Curator Niels Van Tomme at DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences co-presented a DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) exploring the topic of drones. This special event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen," on view at the CADVC Oct. 24, 2013 through Feb. 22, 2014.

Video courtesy Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.
This event took place Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100, Washington, DC.

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Franklin Furnace: The Art of Performance Documentation with Martha Wilson in Person

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Franklin Furnace: The Art of Performance Documentation
Martha Wilson
in person
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, UMBC

Martha Wilson is an artist and the founding director of Franklin Furnace. Wilson’s own work in photography, performance, and video art explores female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personas. She was also a member of DISBAND, an all-female performance group; it is in this context that she developed the character of Alexander M. Plague, Jr., one of several personas (both fictional and real; including that of Barbara Bush) that she has adopted over the years.

UMBC’s Department of Education and Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Partner on Exhibit Highlighting Outreach to Area Schools

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UMBC’s Department of Education joins the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) to celebrate their year long K-12 educational outreach collaboration with an art exhibition by students from their partnership schools.

The exhibition is featured at the UMBC Commons Mezzanine Gallery beginning with an artist’s reception Thursday, April 11, 6 – 8 pm.

The installation features original artwork by three Baltimore City schools (Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, Baltimore City College High School, and Digital Harbor High School), Mt. Hebron High School in Howard County, and Hugh M. Cummings High School in North Carolina. Baltimore City College High School, Digital Harbor High School, and Mt. Hebron High School are Professional Development School partners with UMBC’s Department of Education. After experiencing the CADVC gallery and/or virtual exhibition, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, the students were invited to create visual artwork, poetry, or prose for display at UMBC as well. Their work, a creative interpretation of the interaction between visual culture and social justice, will be on display to the public through May 23, 2013.

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2012-13 UMBC Humanities Forum Events

The 2012-13 UMBC Humanities Forum Lecture Series will feature several events in conjunction with CADVC's exhibit, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 15 Nov. 2012 to 10 March 2013

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Concert at the CADVC Gallery!

All are welcome to come and see Rush Hour: New Works for Disklavier
on April 12th, 4pm at the CADVC Gallery!

NOTICE: this performance is postponed due to water main break, new date/time TBA

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Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Partners with the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) will partner with the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District (ha!) to present Wish You Were Here, a pop-up gallery installation March 3 through 17.

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CADVC Events this Saturday, Feb.11, 2012!

Gallery Talk with Award-Winning Artist, Gary Kachadourian

Morning Session: 10:25 - 11:25 am


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K-12 Art Exhibition Tour & Art Activity

Fine Arts Bldg, Rm. 107

Morning Session: 12:25 - 11:25

Afternoon Session: 12:45-2:15 pm

Imaging and Digital Arts 2012 Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Jan. 26 through Feb. 18, 2012

Save the date:
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m. Opening reception in the gallery

Come see the works of four degree-seeking students of UMBC's MFA program in Imaging and Digital Arts. This exhibition will feature work in robotics, photography, performance art, and trans materials. All are welcome to attend lectures and performances.

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Photo: Ali Seley

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Where Do We Migrate To? Book Launch

CADVC's Where Do We Migrate To? celebrates book launches: 12/15 at Artists Space, NY & 1/9 at WIELS, Brussels. Exhibition opens 2/2/2012, Johnson Design Center, NY

Gallery Lecture

There will be a gallery lecture by Image Transfer artist, Sara Vanderbeek: Tuesday, December 6th, 4-5pm.

Come and experience it!

Image Transfer Outreach Exhibition!

Come see the Image Transfer Outreach installation in Highlandtown Arts District.

Opens December 3rd, Reception 5-7pm in Southeast Baltimore City

Music Performance in the Gallery CADVC

Save the Date!  11/30, 1pm Music Performance in the Gallery CADVC, 1st floor Fine Arts Building. Hear music inspired by the current exhibit, Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture!
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Venus in Reverse, courtesy of artist. VanderBeek, 2011

Where Do We Migrate To? Book Launch at Artists Space, NYC

Artists Space in NYC is hosting a book launch for Where Do We Migrate To? on December 15th from 6 to 8 pm. Svetlana Boym ( artist in the exhibition and essayist for the book) will speak.

Artists Space
38 Greene St., 3rd Fl.
212.226.3970

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Image Tansfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture

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Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: October 6 - December 10, 2011
Cost: Free
Location: CADVC Gallery, first floor of Fine Arts Building

Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture spotlights evolving attitudes toward the appropriation, recuperation, and repurposing of extant photographic imagery. The show brings together artists working in photography, painting, drawing, collage, projection, and installation.

Featured artists: Sean Dack, Karl Haendel, Jordan Kantor, Matt Keegan, Carter Mull, Lisa Oppenheim, Marlo Pascual, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sara VanDerBeek, Siebren Versteeg, Erika Vogt, Kelley Walker.

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CADVC in partnership with the UBMC Dept. of Visual Arts will host a visiting artist lecture by Sara VanDerBeek on December 6th at 4 p.m.

Photo: Matt Keegan. (detail) Images is Words/Las Imágenes son Palabras, 2010. Chromogenic prints, table with laminated images hand assembled by the artist’s mother, and two-channel video.

Creative Acts: Site Specific Dance & Music In Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

Date: rescheduled to Thursday, May 5
Rain Date: TBA
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Location: South side of UMBC campus. See this link for a map to Free parking in the Stadium Lot. For more campus maps and directions, see this LINK.

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Creative Acts: Site Specific Dance & Music in Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park - Act One

Thirty Oaks

Director & Choreographer: Meghan Flanigan
Composer & Musician: Timothy Nohe
Dancers: Kate Brundrett, Ravae Duhaney, Josephine N. Kalema, Emily Kimak, Franki Trout
Musicians: Rose Hammer Burt, Tiffany DeFoe, John Dierker, Will Redman
Sculptural Costumes: Antoinette Suiter

The first part of the presentation will showcase Thirty Oaks, a site-specific work that celebrates the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park with dance, music and visuals. This project will join choreographer Meghan Flanigan, sound artist Timothy Nohe, and visual artist Antoinette Suiter in a multidisciplinary collaboration involving UMBC dance students and Baltimore musicians. The piece reflects on the juxtaposition of the natural and built environment, seeking inspiration equally from both the beauty of the trees and their rigid linear planting. The work sets a dialogue between the human instinct to preserve and enjoy nature while also transforming and polluting it. The audience will be invited to inhabit the park with the performers, enjoying the setting as well as the performance, and will be given the opportunity to contribute to the collective journal kept at the park.

This portion of the event is supported by the TKF Foundation.

Creative Acts: Site Specific Dance & Music in Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park - Act Two

Songs from a Public Diary

Composers: Shane Parks and Charles Miller
Vocalist: Madeline Waters
Keyboard: Charles Miller

Song 1: Dear Lover
Song 2: I Wish he Could See
Song 3: A Day in the Journal

(additional songs to be announced)

The second part of the presentation includes musical settings of texts taken from the public journal in the park. For years students, faculty, staff, and visitors have written in the journal at the site. Their entries range from letters of appreciation for the beautiful space and its peaceful atmosphere to college trials and tribulations. Often students write about stressful semesters or especially joyful relationships. Anyone passing the park can read the ever-changing book and add to it themselves.

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Film Screening: Say it Loud!

Free Hour Films, Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1 p.m.
CADVC gallery theatre, 1st Floor Fine Arts

An experimental partnership between Maryland Traditions statewide folklife program, CADVC and the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture to bring you memorable short documentary films followed by a discussion with an insider--a filmmaker or practitioner--or both.

This spring we offer you Baltimore Films/Baltimore People and a glimpse of three local legends.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Say It Loud!

Globe Posters' fluorescent ads for R&B bands and local events have been a part of street life for 80 years. At one time, it seemed that every telephone pole and tree sported a Globe poster. Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, "King" Solomon Burke were all customers. Share a glimpse of a Baltimore tradition's last days and new beginnings. A post-screening discussion will be led by Bob Cicero, President of Globe Poster Printing; John Lewis, filmmaker and Arts Editor of Baltimore magazine; and Rei Spinnicchio, filmmaker.

This event is sponsored in part by the Department of American Studies; the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Maryland Traditions, the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture; and the Maryland State Arts Council.

12 pm, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building). Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-3188.

Gallery Lecture

CADVC
Thurs. April 21, 4 p.m.
Curator's Lecture: Migrants Everywhere
FREE event

In this lecture, Where Do We Migrate To? curator Niels Van Tomme will reflect upon heightened notions of migration and exile. Calling for an increasingly complex understanding of the contemporary migrant condition, Van Tomme will explore displacement as a generalized condition.

Niels Van Tomme is a NY-based curator, researcher, and critic who serves as the Director of Arts and Media at Provisions Learning Project in Washington, DC. His independently curated exhibitions have been shown internationally.

Film Screening: Little Castles: A Formstone Phenomenon

Free Hour Films, Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1 p.m.
CADVC gallery theatre, 1st Floor Fine Arts

An experimental partnership between Maryland Traditions statewide folklife program, CADVC and the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture to bring you memorable short documentary films followed by a discussion with an insider--a filmmaker or practitioner--or both.

This spring we offer you Baltimore Films/Baltimore People and a glimpse of three local legends.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - Little Castles: A Formstone Phenomenon

Love it or hate it, Formstone is here to stay. Who would guess that synthetic stone found on rowhouses throughout Baltimore was invented here in 1939 and took the city by storm. Beloved and reviled, the faux stone is another one of our trademarks that is likely here to stay. Learn all there is to know from the people who made it, sold it and lived in it, including another local icon, John Waters. A post-screening discussion will be led by filmmakers Skizz Cyzyk and Lillian Bowers, and Formstone salesman Fred Schreufer.

This event is sponsored in part by the Department of American Studies; the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Maryland Traditions, the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture; and the Maryland State Arts Council.

12 pm, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building). Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-3188.

Free Hour Films, Wednesdays at Noon

Free Hour Films, Wednesdays, Noon – 1 p.m.
CADVC gallery theatre, 1st Floor Fine Arts

An experimental partnership between Maryland Traditions statewide folklife program, CADVC and the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture to bring you memorable short documentary films followed by a discussion with an insider--a filmmaker or practitioner--or both.

This spring we offer you Baltimore Films/Baltimore People and a glimpse of three local legends.

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April 13 - The Screen Painters - 28 mins.

Meet the men and women of Baltimore’s ethnic neighborhoods who carry on a century-old folk art and maintain an unusual source of privacy once synonymous with city living. Johnny Eck, internationally revered “freak” is among the artists.

Comments: Elaine Eff, Film Director & UMBC Folklorist-in-Residence and Richard Chisolm, Cinematographer, UMBC ‘82

April 20 - Little Castles: A Formstone Phenomenon

Love it or hate it, Formstone is here to stay. Who would guess that synthetic stone found on rowhouses throughout Baltimore was invented here in 1939 and took the city by storm. Beloved and reviled, the faux stone is another one of our trademarks that is likely here to stay. Learn all there is to know from the people who made it, sold it and lived in it, including another local icon, John Waters. A post-screening discussion will be led by filmmaker Lillian Bowers, and Formstone salesman Fred Schreufer.

April 27 - Say It Loud!

Globe Posters' fluorescent ads for R&B bands and local events have been a part of street life for 80 years. At one time, it seemed that every telephone pole and tree sported a Globe poster. Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, "King" Solomon Burke were all customers. Share a glimpse of a Baltimore tradition's last days and new beginnings. A post-screening discussion will be led by Bob Cicero, President of Globe Poster Printing; John Lewis, filmmaker and Arts Editor of Baltimore magazine; and Rei Spinnicchio, filmmaker.

These events are sponsored in part by the Department of American Studies; the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Maryland Traditions, the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture; and the Maryland State Arts Council.

12 pm, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building). Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-3188.

Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series

Program 5: Waiting for Happiness (Heremanoko)
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: UMBC, Lecture Hall 3
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Cost: Free


Waiting for Happiness (Heremanoko)
Abderrahmane Sissako
2002, DVD, 90 minutes, Mauritania/Mali

Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako described his film as “a portrait of people in departure, who have to a certain extent already left, without having actually yet moved.” Engaging with the transitory state inherent to trajectories of exile, the narrative of the film centers on Abdallah, a young man who awaits his departure to Europe in Nouadhibou, on the Coast of Mauritania. Beyond the central character, the port city itself comes to embody a state of suspension, as existential and geographical in-betweenness is invoked through spare dialogue and striking cinematography.


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Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series

Program 4: Migrant and Diasporic Histories II
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC
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Cost: Free


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Herman Asselberghs
2006, DVD, 23 minutes, Belgium

This video, by Belgian artist Herman Asselberghs, investigates the divide between Europe and Africa, North and South, “inside” and “outside,” through the particular site of Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish enclave nestled on the North African side of the Strait of Gibraltar. Investigating the geopolitical, as well as the philosophical implications of having a fenced off enclave of the European Union situated on the African continent, the work considers ways in which this isolated space negotiates necessary African involvement in Europe’s questionable immigration policies, and the implications of outsourcing the border of Europe, both physically and symbolically, to a different continent.

 

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Pavel Braila
2006, DVD, 17 minutes, Moldovia/Germany

Playfully uncovering the connections between food and homesickness as central to the migratory experience, this engaging piece presents the trajectory of a bag of home-cooked Moldavian dishes prepared by the artist’s family across Europe, from Braila’s hometown in Moldavia to a Berlin art gallery opening. Employing the low-budget bus line Eurolines for sending the food, the package traces the itinerary of many Eastern European immigrants going west in order to find work.

 

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My America
Egle Rakauskaite
2003, DVD, 12 minutes, Lithuania

Traveling to America to visit her relatives, the artist takes up a job often assigned to newly arrived immigrants: taking care of the elderly and the physically or mentally challenged. The video shows her carefully fulfilling different aspects of her job, while different soundscapes and a voiceover provide an impressionistic evocation of her experiences in America as an immigrant. Through different levels of representation, the piece comments in diverging ways on those left out or left behind in popular and mainstream depictions of America as a migrant’s destination.

 

Crossing Over
Tanja Ostojic
2001, DVD, 7 minutes, Serbia/Germany

In 2000, artist Tanja Ostojic started the “Looking for a Husband with EU Passport” project. Publishing an ad with this title, she exchanged over 500 letters with numerous applicants. Following correspondence with a German man for over six months, their first meeting was arranged and recorded as a public performance in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade in 2001. The video documents this meeting, with subtitles providing a subjective framing for the event. In her work, Ostojic uses her own identity and body to forcefully comment on immigration policies, bypassing the abstract notion of “the migrant” to evoke a personal, individualized and gendered experience.

 

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Green Dolphin
Oliver Husain
2008, DVD, 15 minutes, Canada

In Green Dolphin, German-Indian artist and filmmaker Oliver Husain constructs a hybrid narrative in which reality and dream worlds converge, constructing seemingly coherent spatiotemporal unity between disparate locales, from Kuala Lumpur to Toronto. Inspired by the 1947 film Green Dolphin which starred Lana Turner, this playful short piece presents a Filipino Canadian dancer as she relates her intricate love affairs to us, her character mediating between different diasporic universes.

 

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Usha Seejarim
2001, DVD, 8 minutes, South Africa

Usha Seejarim, a South African artist of Indian heritage, investigates the multiplicity of histories and questions of memory at work in specific, everyday geographies of South Africa. In this work, she presents visual recordings of the roads of the country, which were formed as a result of forced migration. eight to four captures the shadows of vehicles passing along highway M1 South, a route connecting Johannesburg to Lenasia, a township which was specifically demarcated for South Africa’s Indian population during apartheid.

 

Encore (Paradise Omeros: Redux)
Issac Julien
2003, DVD, 5 minutes, UK

This short film, a reworking of Julien’s earlier multi-channel video piece Paradise Omeros (2002) follows Nobel Prize winning Caribbean poet Derek Walcott to Santa Lucia, a place of origin for Julien as well, as his parents migrated from the island to England in the 1960s. The film, inspired by Walcott’s epic poem Omeros (1990), evokes experiences of displacement and alienation, as striking, luscious, color-saturated imagery and Walcott’s voice-over associated with the homeland are staged against London’s drab, industrial wasteland.


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Where Do We Migrate To? Program 3: From the Other Side

Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series
Program 3: From the Other Side

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: UMBC, Lecture Hall 7
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Cost: Free




From the Other Side
Chantal Akerman
2001, DVD, 99 minutes, Belgium/France



In From the Other Side, Chantal Akerman looks at the harsh environment of the US Mexican border, where cutting edge technologies of surveillance have been systematically employed to limit illegal northbound passage to America. Shifting her lens between the border towns of Agua Prieta in Sonora, where people from across Mexico pass their time before attempting to cross into America, and the neighboring Douglas, Arizona, surrounded by mountains and desert flatlands, Akerman depicts the personal as well as the political implications of illegal immigration.



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Where Do We Migrate To? Program 2: Sahara Chronicle

Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series
Program 2: Sahara Chronicle

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: UMBC, Lecture Hall 3
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Cost: Free



Sahara Chronicle


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Ursula Biemann
2007, DVD, 78 minutes, Switzerland



Ursula Biemann’s work consists of a number of short videos, which carefully detail the sub-Saharan exodus towards Europe. The visual material collected during various visits to central sites of the migration network in Morocco, Niger, and Mauritania, this piece documents and reflects the complexity and diversity of systems of migration. Bypassing the authoritarian voiceover as a manipulative device often used in documentary filmmaking, Biemann’s work opens up the ways in which the viewer might engage with the rich visual material and the textual information mapped onto the images.



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Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series Opening Program: Fortress Europe

Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series
Opening Program: Fortress Europe

Date: Friday, March 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Shriver Hall
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Cost: Free

Grossraum (Borders of Europe)

Grossraum (Borders of Europe), Lonnie Van Brummelen and
Siebren de Haan, 2005, 35 minutes, 35mm, The Netherlands

A poetic triptych meticulously shot on 35mm, Grossraum examines three distinct border zones of the European continent, establishing Europe as a fluid, ever-expanding entity, which while reconfiguring its internal divisions simultaneously delineates increasingly enforced external borders. Van Brummelen and de Haan s film presents captivating images of these landscapes, as well as the daily activities that unfold at such sites of transit. The checkpoints this vis ually engaging film presents are Hrebenne (between Poland and Ukraine), Ceuta, a small Spanish enclave in mainland Morocco, and Nicosia, divided between Turkish-occupied North Cyprus and Greek S outh Cyprus, each loaded with political and historical significance visualizing the notions of exclusion and inclusion “fortress Europe” signifies.


Intermission
Introduction by curator Sonja Simonyi

Import/Export

Import / Export, Ulrich Seidl, 2007, 135 minutes, 35mm, Austria

Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl s feature film narrates two distinct trajectories of import and export across New Europe. A young Ukrainian nurse leaves her mother and infant son behind to pursue a more hopeful life in Austria, where she finds illegal work as a cleaning lady in a geriatric hospital, while an unemployed and debt-ridden Viennese youngster embarks on a reverse trajectory, helping his stepfather on a business trip to the Ukraine installing outmoded gambling machines. As the film ruthlessly delineates the various relationships of exchange between East and West (through which everything and everyone is for sale), Seidl uses these investigations to sketch the marked social inequalities throughout Europe, as well as more deeply rooted existential crises associated with the first world, throu gh which a stark portrait of Western Europe emerges.

Please join us for an after-screening reception in the back of the theatre.


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Sita Sings the Blues Screening & Discussion

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Film Screening & Discussion
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: CADVC of UMBC campus
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Cost: Free

Sita Sings the Blues is a film that combines the ancient Indian epic Ramayana with 1920s American jazz and contemporary animation. The film has been screened in more than 150 film festivals and has won more than 30 international awards.

Film screening of Sita Sings the Blues (82 min.) and post-screening discussion moderated by Preminda Jacob and Christine Ferrara.

Camerata Performance

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Musical Performance
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: CADVC of UMBC campus
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Cost: Free

Camerata sings a short set of music by contemporary composers!

First Kyrie (from Mass in Five Parts) – Francis Pott

The Wild Song (as sung by Anúna) – Michael McGlynn

The Lamb – Stephen Caracciolo

Salmo 150 – Ernani Aguia

MFA Imaging and Digital Arts Thesis Exhibition

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Exhibition
Dates: February 1-12, 2011
Reception: Thursday 5-7 p.m., Feb. 3

Location: CADVC of UMBC campus
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Cost: Free

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the MFA Imaging and Digital Arts Thesis Exhibition, which annually features works by graduates of UMBC's MFA programs in Visual Arts. This annual exhibition has included installation, performance, film, video, photography, animation, interactive art, sculpture, and audio works, as well as painting, drawing, and print media.

This semester the featured artists include Joseph Faura, Matt Sterling, Andy Hayleck, Jill Fannon, Rolando Vargas

Admission to the exhibition is free. The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building. For more information call 410-455-3188.

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Professor John Sturgeon screens 'Archivist'

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Film Screening
Date: February 2, 2011
Time: 12 noon

Location: CADVC of UMBC campus
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Cost: Free

Archivist: Cleaving Among the Houses is a poetic video narrative, revealed through a multi-stream collage of individual 4×3 video frame (standard DV video) sequences choreographed within the space of a single 16×9 HD, high definition video frame. In some respects Archivist is an anti-war piece, not a specific war, but from a perspective that attempts to approach the essence of why war has been an essential expression of the human psychological landscape.

UMBC Visual Arts Professor John Sturgeon’s contribution to the field of video art is widely acknowledged and is included in the permanent collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Creative Acts ~ Fall 2010

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Site-Specific Dance & Music Performance at Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park, UMBC
Date: Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: The JBSP, south side of UMBC campus DIRECTIONS & CAMPUS MAP
Cost: Free
Free parking: Stadium Lot, across the road from the park

Performers: Area Musicians, UMBC Visual Arts Faculty, and UMBC
Dance and Music Students

2010 AIA Baltimore Architecture Week

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Lecture
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 6 p.m.

Location: UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE STUDENT CENTER AUDITORIUM
21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. at Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Mid-town Belvedere
Cost: Free

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WEST 8 is an internationally recognized and award winning, Rotterdam-based architecture firm. Ms. Jamie Maslyn Larson, Director West 8 New York, will speak on Selected Works in Urban Landscape Architecture and specifically about West 8's work on Govenors Island in New York's harbor. Her lecture is entitled, “Wooden Bikes and the Scale Girl: West 8 in America”.

This event is co-sponsored by the BALTIMORE ROTTERDAM SISTER CITY COMMITTEE and the AMPERSAND INSTITUTE FOR WORDS AND IMAGES at the UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE, and CADVC/UMBC.

Spectrum: 2010 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

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Opening Reception
Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location: CADVC of UMBC campus
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Cost: Free

Featuring works by Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Vin Grabill, Calla Thompson, and Fred Worden

Public Programming events include public lectures by each artist as well as scheduled public screenings of films and videos in the CADVC's theater space. CLICK HERE for lecture times and dates

Art & Copy

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Film Screening
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Location: The CADVC Gallery Theatre
1st Floor, Fine Arts Building, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

CADVC partners with The Society for History and Graphics (SHAG) and John Hopkins University to screen ART & COPY in the gallery theatre. Art & Copy is a film about about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray, it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time--people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising's "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney, and others featured in Art & Copy were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?," "Got Milk?," "Think Different," and brillant campaigns for evverything from cars to presidents.

Organized by the SOCIETY FOR HISTORY AND GRAPHICS, THE CENTER FOR ART, DESIGN AND VISUAL CULTURE, and supported by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY.

Pictured above: Rich Silverstein, David Kennedy, George Lois, Doug Pray, and Dan Wieden
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International Day for Sharing Life Stories

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Digital Story Screenings
Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: UMBC's Fine Arts Building, Room 221
just upstairs from the CADVC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

Participate in International Day for Sharing Life Stories, a day celebrated around the world through the sharing of stories in gatherings and virtual environments. UMBC will present student-produced digital stories from the current semester. Stories from The Media and Communication Studies Program, THE LINEHAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM, THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER, and MODERN LANDGUAGES & LINGUISTICS CLASSES will be featured.

The event is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the NEW MEDIA STUDIO. It will take place at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture on the UMBC campus on Friday, May 14 at 2pm. The public is invited.

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Senior Exit Exhibition 2010

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Opening Reception
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 5 p.m - 7 p.m.

Pre-Graduation Brunch
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location: CADVC, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

Center for Art Design and Visual Culture
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Fine Arts Building, Rm. 105
Baltimore, MD 21250

410.455.3188 / TTY: 410.455.3233

IMDA GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION

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Opening Reception
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Note: Dates run from Thursday April 8, 2010 to Saturday April 24, 2010.

Location: CADVC, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

Center for Art Design and Visual Culture
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Fine Arts Building, Rm. 105
Baltimore, MD 21250

410.455.3188 / TTY: 410.455.3233

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Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium

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On-Line Symposium
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Note: Dates run from Monday April 5, 2010 to Wednesday April 14, 2010.

Location: WWW.VCANDE.ORG
Who: PANELISTS
Cost: FREE

The CULTURAL PROGRAMS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES will co-host the "Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium" with the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY'S MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSEUM STUDIES PROGRAM. The online symposium will take place on the Internet from April 5 through April 14.

Visit the symposium: HTTP://WWW.VCANDE.ORG
Follow the discussion: HTTP://VCANDE.BLOGSPOT.COM

Join a group of more than 30 international experts - including artists, scientists, historians, ethicists, curators, sociologists, and writers - as they discuss the intersections between the visual arts and evolution. This past year, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, "On the Origin of Species," a number of conferences were held around the world focusing on the impact of the concept of evolution. This symposium will be a platform to discuss both the ideas generated from those activities and the present impact of evolutionary thought on visual culture.

The symposium, which will be conducted through software designed for online courses, will be publicly accessible at HTTP://WWW.VCANDE.ORG. The online format overcomes geographic and financial barriers, enabling leading figures in these fields from around the world to engage in the discussion without a major disruption to their research and practices.

Kevin Finneran, editor in chief of Issues in Science and Technology, will moderate the discussion. Issues is the quarterly policy journal published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and University of Texas at Dallas.

For more than 29 years, the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences has sponsored exhibitions, concerts, and other events that explore relationships among the arts and sciences.

Image: Tracy Hicks, Moose (Detail of a site specific installation from Reflections on Darwin a group exhibition curated by Ben Montague and exhibited at Wright State
University, November 1, 2009 January 10, 2010) Mixed media and collected object (#31309.005 thru .021 - Alces alces shiraz, 3/4 year old cow moose bones collected: Montana: 21 July 09, with glass scientific vessels) 2009

MAGGOTS AND MEN

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First Screening
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Time: 12 p.m.

Second Screening
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Time: 6 p.m.

Note: *TBA* Additional screening may be added on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

Location: CADVC, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

CADVC partners with Baltimore's 7TH ANNUAL TRANSMODERN FESTIVAL to screen Maggots and Men, an experimental, historical narrative set in post-revolutionary Russia. The film re-tells the story of the 1921 uprising of the Kronstadt sailors with a subtext of gender anarchy. A thoughtful homage to Soviet, silent era directors and artists of the Russian avant-garde, the film explores themes of re-invention, revolution, community, and corruption. Director, Cary Cronenwett, will be on hand to speak about the film following the screening.

With support from the UMBC DRESHER CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES, DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS & Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture.

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ADVC'S K-12 EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

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Opening Reception
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time: 5 p.m - 7 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
Date: Thursday. March 25, 2010
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Fine Arts Hallway Gallery
1st Floor, Fine Arts Building, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

Each semester CADVC partners with several K-12 schools and/or after school programs from Balitmore City and area counties. Through our Educational Outreach Program our interns provide instruction in arts curriculum based on CADVC's exhibition program. For the spring 2010 program CADVC interns taught creative workshops and photography classes at two Baltimore City after school programs (Banner Neighborhoods' Art Club & St. Francis Neighborhood Center's Power Project) and Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore City, and Lansdowne High School Academy: Arts & Communications in Baltimore County.

The participating classes from each school began the program with a visit to UMBC to tour CADVC's exhibition DANA HOEY: EXPERIMENTS IN PRIMITIVE LIVING. During several weeks of studio work back in their classrooms, participating students created artwork in response to the Hoey exhibition. Their photography projects resulted in their own exhibition, EXPOSURE: Experiments in Photography. EXPOSURE will be exhibited in the Fine Arts Hallway Gallery over the next several weeks.

CADVC invites all participants, their parents, teachers and administrators to kick-off the exhibition with an opening reception and screening on Thursday, March 25th in the UMBC Fine Arts Building's Hallway Gallery from 5 to 7 pm. An award ceremony will commence at 5:30 pm.

"Anarchy in the Kitchen" Viewing Party

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UMAMI Food & Art Festival 2010
Date: Friday, March 5, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.

Location: CADVC, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

On Friday, March 5th, “Anarchy in the Kitchen,” a Webcast/gastro-performance event featuring work by DC and Baltimore artists, will stream live over the Internet as part of the NYC-based Umami Food and Arts Festival. Please join us for a local viewing party.

“Anarchy in the Kitchen” brings together a diverse group of artists who engage in acts of culinary chaos that interrogate the intersection of edibility and aesthetics, technology and cuisine, and prose and produce. From human sausage grinders and battery-powered lemons to shopping cart gardens and text message meals, “Anarchy in the Kitchen” questions notions of digestibility, consumption, and good taste in our daily interactions with the food system.

“Anarchy in the Kitchen” is curated by UMBC Visual Arts Adjunct, Laura McGough, and features performances, videos, and sound works by Graham Coreil-Allen, Bradley Chriss, Adam Good, Carolina Mayorga, Rebecca Nagle, Casey Smith, UMBC IMDA grad alum, Shannon Young, UMBC IMDA grad, Natalia Panfile, and UMBC Visual Arts Faculty: Steve Bradley, Lisa Moren, and Tim Nohe. An iPhone version of the Webcast will be available for download on March 5th via the Umami Website at: HTTP://WWW.UMAMIFESTIVAL2010.COM/.

This is a free event!

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is located in the Fine Arts Building. Parking is available in the lots located behind the Fine Arts Building.

CADVC'S K-12 EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

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Exhibition Opening Reception
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: CADVC & Fine Arts Hallway Gallery
1st Floor, Fine Arts Building, UMBC
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

Each semester CADVC partners with several K-12 schools and/or after school programs from Balitmore City and area counties. Through our Educational Outreach Program our interns provide instruction in arts curriculum based on CADVC's exhibition program. For the fall 2009 program CADVC interns taught video and photographpy classes at Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore City, and George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Lansdowne High School Academy: Arts & Communications in Baltimore County.

The participating classes from each school began the program with a visit to UMBC to tour CADVC's exhibition MIXED SIGNALS: ARTISTS CONSIDER MASCULINITY IN SPORTS. During several weeks of studio work back in their classrooms, participating students created artwork in response to the Mixed Signals exhibition. Their artwork in photography and video resulted in their own exhibition, Offsides! Young Artists Tackle Sports. Offsides! will be exhibited in the Fine Arts Hallway Gallery over the next several months.

CADVC invites all high school participants, their parents, teachers and administrators to kick-off the exhibition with an opening reception and screening on Thursday, December 10th in the CADVC gallery from 5 to 7 pm. An award ceremony will commence at 5:30 pm.

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Visiting Artist Lecture & Screening

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Trisha Ziff Lecture & Screening
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Lecture Hall II
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(Free Parking - Lots 8 & 9)
Cost: FREE

CADVC, the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and the InterArts Series present Trisha Ziff, a British born curator, photographer and filmmaker who currently lives in Mexico City and whose work explores cultural hybridism. She will screen and discuss her documentary film Chevolution (90 min.), based on her international exhibition and book Che: Revolution and Commerce, published in Spanish, Italian and English. Chevolution looks at the famous image of Che Guevara and tells the story of what may be the most reproduced image in the history of photography.

Trisha Ziff's major international curatorial projects include Mary Kelly's Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi, Hidden Truths Bloody Sunday and Distant Relations, a dialogue between Irish, Mexican and Chicano artists (1996). Her recent film productions include Oaxacalifornia (US/UK, 1996), My Mexican Shiva (Mexico, 2007) and Nine Months 9 Days (Mexico, 2010). She is also the director of the film La Maleta Mexicana and in 2006 founded 212BERLIN, a space dedicated to the image in Mexico City. She is currently working on a film Between Dog and Wolf (Mexico), while developing major exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War (Mexico/Spain). Trisha Ziff has received many accolades, including a Bancomer Foundation award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

2009 AIA Baltimore Architecture Week

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Architecture as Community Experience
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2010
Time: 6 p.m.

Location: THE STUDENT CENTER THEATRE, UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD
Cost: FREE

Note: Dates run from Thursday, October 15, 2009 to Monday, October 26, 2009

Rob_bw_1214.jpgROB BRENNAN, AIA, Principal of BRENNAN+COMPANY, will speak on the architectural profession and its ability to act as a springboard for educating communities and encouraging social participation to improve the way we live. He will discuss how Brennan+Company Architects has created unique initiatives such as ALTEREGO (2003) and COMMON ECOLOGY (2007) to actively engage and educate the public on sustainable design and ultimately, sustainable neighborhoods. For additional info contact Symmes Gardner at SGARDNER@UMBC.EDU.

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This event was co-sponsored by the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects and The Ampersand Institute of Words and Images, University of Baltimore.

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports

October 8–December 12, 2009

Opening Reception & Lecture*

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 5 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. lecture
Locations: CADVC for reception, Room 306, Fine Arts Building for lecture
Cost: FREE

Christopher Bedford, guest curator
Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports

Christopher Bedford is Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University. He previously served as a curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he originated the exhibition Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports. He has written extensively on art for publications including Artforum, Art in America, and October and is currently editing a volume of essays for Duke University Press.

Matthew Barney Film Screenings*

Presented by CADVC, UMBC in partnership with
The Film and Media Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University

Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 7 p.m. screenings
Location: Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University
Parking & Directions
Cost: FREE
Films:

Cremaster 4, 1994
Drawing Restraint 10, 2005

Exhibition information:
Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports

5:3 : Five Artists : Three States Video : Animation : Sound

Exhibition
Dates: Thursday, February 5, 2009 – Saturday, March 14, 2009

Opening Reception
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
Time: 5p.m. – 7p.m.

Artist Lecture: Edgar Endress
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Curator Lecture: Symmes Gardner
Date: Friday, March 6, 2009

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:
5:3 - FIVE ARTISTS : THREE STATES - VIDEO : ANIMATION : SOUND

Public Lecture: Andrea Robbins and Max Becher

Public Lecture
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Internationally recognized artists Andrea Robbins and Max Becher delivered a public lecture on their photography and research. Rather than “capturing” the visual essence of a sitter, Robbins and Becher are well known for seeking to reveal identity to be multifarious, transitive, and culturally and historically bound. They capture their subjects in ways that transform, enhance, and accentuate social and cultural meaning. They do so with the full complicity and respect of the people they photograph. They spend weeks living with each community they document. They immerse themselves in the stories of its citizens and history. They interview its residents and participate in their rituals and customs. They photograph them in various, active stages of work, play, and home life.

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Design for Community: Socially Minded Designers Present Their Explorations and Examinations on the Role of Design in Contemporary Society

Symposium
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Venue: Baltimore Museum of Art, Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Auditorium

Organized by Assistant Professor Guenet Abraham, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC, and CADVC.

Five nationally recognized graphic designers discussed the role of graphic design and how it is used to engage the public in a social context.

Moderator: Jason Loviglio, Director of the Center for Media Studies, UMBC

Speakers: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Chair, Graduate School of Graphic Design, Yale University; Chris Pullman, VP of Design, WGBH-TV, Boston; Mark Randall, WorldStudio Foundation; Sylvia Harris, Designer; Wendy Brawer, Founder, Green Map System

Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA), AIA Baltimore’s Architecture Week, and a grant from Free Fall Baltimore.

Green Space / Reflective Place: How Contemplative Spaces Encourage Deeper Personal, Environmental, and Community Awareness

Symposium
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC, and the TKF Foundation presented a full day of programs at the Joseph Beuys sculpture site on UMBC’s campus. The day focused on development of open, contemplative space for healthier living. A portion of the program included a discussion of the German artist, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) who highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project, 7000 Oaks.

Luncheon: “Every Tree Has a Price"
Remarks focused on how contemplative spaces encourage deeper personal, environmental, and community awareness. Maps of the 5K greenway hiking and biking path throughout the UMBC campus were distributed. Additional maps regarding green space and hiking routes in the Baltimore region were also distributed.

Speakers: Sheldon Caplis, VP for Institutional Advancement, UMBC; David Yager, Executive Director, CADVC, UMBC; Tom Stoner, Co-founder, TKF Foundation; Patricia LaNoue, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, UMBC

Lecture: “Living Myths; Joseph Beuys and Collective Memory”
Lasse Antonsen, Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, spoke as part of a continued effort to generate understanding and interest in the Joseph Beuys sculpture site and the need for more green, contemplative space on UMBC’s campus. Antonsen's lecture discussed the relevance of Joseph Beuys’ performances, social sculpture, and art work.

Sponsored by the TKF Foundation, Annapolis, MD and the Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC.

Visual Culture and Bioscience

A Virtual Symposium
Dates: Monday, March 5, 2007 – Tuesday, March 13, 2007

This international event created a virtual meeting space for experts from many disciplines to discuss the intersections between visual culture and the biosciences. Artists, scientists, historians, ethicists, curators, sociologists, and writers presented a variety of perspectives on topics of visual representation in art and science and its implications on culture and society. Suzanne Anker, visual artist and theorist, facilitated this online discussion. Please visit the National ACADEMIES website for more information on panel members.

This event was co sponsored by the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Additional support was provided by Ralph S. O’Conner and the Marian and Speros Martel Foundation.

Designing for a Consumer Culture

Panel Discussion
Monday, October 16, 2006

Moderator: Steve Ziger of Ziger/Snead

Panelists: Antonio Alcala, Creative Director at Studio A; Abbott Miller of Pentagram; Tom Strong of Strong/Cohen Associates; and Tucker Viemeister of Studio Red at Rockwell Group

The panel discussed Raymond Loewy's pioneering influence on design across disciplines, as well as new strategies in how design and mass culture influence one another.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Art and Visual Culture and the School of Communication Design, University of Baltimore, with additional support provided by AIA, Baltimore.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: RAYMOND LOEWY: DESIGNS FOR A CONSUMER CULTURE

Free Fall Baltimore!

Gallery Talks and Workshops
Dates: Thursday, October 5, 2006 – Thursday, November 16, 2006

THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, in collaboration with the Center for Art and Visual Culture, presented a series of free gallery talks and workshops related to the exhibition, GIRL’S NIGHT OUT, on view at the Contemporary Museum.

October 5, 2006: Irene Hofmann, Contemporary Museum Executive Director and co-curator of Girl’s Night Out.

October 14, 2006: Arts Curriculum Workshop for Teachers
This special program for high school teachers introduced the art works and contemporary art concepts in Girl’s Night Out, provided resource materials for related in-class discussions and hands-on projects, and used Girl’s Night Out as a case study for a discussion about strategies for engaging arts integration into high school curriculum.

October 26, 2006: Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Ph.D., Lecturer, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, UMBC

November 2, 2006: Mark Alice Durant, Professor of Photography, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC

November 16, 2006: Kathy O’Dell, Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UMBC

All Free Fall Baltimore programs made possible by a grant from former Mayor Martin O'Malley and the Baltimore Office of the Promotion & the Arts.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: GIRL’S NIGHT OUT

What Sound Does a Color Make?

Artist Lecture
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006

Artist Lecture: Stephen Vitiello

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: WHAT SOUND DOES A COLOR MAKE?

The Blur of the Otherworldly

Panel Discussion
Date: Friday, October 28, 2005

Moderators: Mark Alice Durant, Curator and Professor of Visual Arts/Photography, UMBC; Jane Marsching, Curator and Assistant Professor, Studio Foundation and Studio for Interrelated Media, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

Panelists: Lynne Tillman, Novelist, Critic, Essayist, and Professor/Writer in Residence, University of Albany; Diane Bertolo, Artist; Jeffrey Sconce, Associate Professor, Screen Cultures Program, Northwestern University

Artist Lecture
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005

Artist Lecture: Paul DeMarinis

PUBLICATION: BLUR OF THE OTHERWORLDLY: CONTEMPORARY ART, TECHNOLOGY AND THE PARANORMAL
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: BLUR OF THE OTHERWORLDLY

Re-Framing Community

Lecture
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Lecture: Professor William Morrish, University of Virginia
Venue: RTKL, Baltimore, MD

Focusing on the future of America's aging metropolitan first-ring suburbs and modest urban working-class neighborhoods, Morrish presented current work and research that sought ways to align design principles from green building, landscape ecology, and non-profit community organizational work with planning rules and production processes to transform existing small neighborhoods to meet society’s changing social/economic demographics and sustainability opportunities.

Presented by the Center for Art and Visual Culture, the Neighborhood Design Center, and Young Designer’s Forum.

White: A Film Series

Film Series
Dates: Friday, February 18, 2005 – Sunday, February 20, 2005

This film series served as a pendant to "White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, which exhibited at UMBC in October 2004.

Organized by Maurice Berger. Films were shown at The New School, New York, New York.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Art and Visual Culture, UMBC, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and the Wolfson Center for National Affairs.

PUBLICATION: WHITE; WHITENESS AND RACE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: WHITE: WHITENESS AND RACE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
SEE ALSO: INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE

White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art

Lecture
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004
Artist Lecturer: Wendy Ewald

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: WHITE: WHITENESS AND RACE IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Home / House Project

Tour: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Mike Tidwell and the Solar Homes Tour 2004 in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Region
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2004

Lecture: “Affordable Housing in the US: Who Is Responsible for Good Design?”
Date: Monday, October 11, 2004
Lecturer: Michael Pyatok

Panel Discussion: “Community Building by Design: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization”
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004
Moderator: Ralph D. Bennett Jr.
Panelists: David Brown, Jelili Ogundele, Stephanie Prange Proestel, Mereida Goodman, John Rennie Short, Steven Sharkey

Lecture: “Building Community Through the Arts”
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2004
Speakers: Steven Goldsmith, Nick Francis, Jennifer Mange

Film: The Rural Studio
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004
Directed and produced by Chuck Shultz

Film: Sustainable Futures: Blue Vinyl
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2004
Director: Judith Helfand
Cinematographer: Daniel Gold
Animator: Emily Hubley

Film: Up Close and Toxic / Ecological Design: Inventing the Future
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2004

Film: The Next Industrial Revolution: William McDonough, Michael Braungart & the Birth of the Sustainable Economy
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2004
Directors: Christopher Bedford and Shelley Morhaim
Narrator: Susan Sarandon

Sponsored By: The Center for Art and Visual Culture, The Commons

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: THE HOME HOUSE PROJECT

Paradise Now?

Visiting Artist Performance: Kitchen Science
Date: Friday, January 30, 2004
Artist: Kathy Marmor

Panel Discussion: “Paradise Now?”
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2004
Moderator: Phyllis Robinson
Panelists: Mark Alice Durant, David M. Eisenmann, Stephen J. Freeland, Jessica J. Pfeifer, Christina Hung

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: PARADISE NOW: PICTURING THE GENETIC REVOLUTION

Nayland Blake: Some Kind of Love, Performance Video, 1989-2002

Lecture
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2003

Artist Lecture: Nayland Blake

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: NAYLAND BLAKE: SOME KIND OF LOVE
SEE ALSO: TANG WEBSITE

Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations 1979–2000

Lecture
Date: Friday, November 8, 2002

Artist Lecture: Fred Wilson

PUBLICATION: FRED WILSON: OBJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS 1979–2000
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: FRED WILSON: OBJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS 1979–2000

Maria Elena Gonzalez

Lecture
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002

Artist Lecture: Maria Elena Gonzalez

PUBLICATION BROCHURE: MARIA ELENA GONZALEZ
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: MARIA ELENA GONZALEZ

Still (and all): Eileen Cowin, work 1971–1998

Lecture
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001

Artist Lecture: Eileen Cowin

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: STILL (AND ALL): EILEEN COWIN, WORK 1971–1998

Symposium: Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership

Panel Discussion: “Joseph Beuys in America”
Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Moderator: George Ciscle
Panelists: David Levi-Strauss, Ronald Feldman, Todd Bockley

Panel Discussion: “Greening Initiatives and the Arts in Baltimore”
Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Panelists: Marvin Bilups, Jr., Michael Beer, Cinder Hypki, Beth Strommen, Bryant Smith, Fran Spero, Gary Letteron, Amanda Cunningham

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: JOSEPH BEUYS SCULPTURE PARK AT UMBC

Painting Zero Degree

Curator Dialogue
Date, Thursday, March 8, 2001

Curator Dialogue: Carlos Basualdo

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: PAINTING ZERO DEGREE

Adrian Piper: A Retrospective

Lecture Series
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Thelma Golden, Special Projects Curator
The Peter Norton Family Foundation

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Robert Storr, Senior Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Date: Tursday, November 11, 1999
Judith Wilson, Associate Professor, African American Studies
University of California, Irvine

PUBLICATION: ADRIAN PIPER: A RETROSPECTIVE (OUT OF PRINT)
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: ADRIAN PIPER: A RETROSPECTIVE

Symposium: Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer’s Perspective

Symposium
Date: Thursday, October 22, 1998

Participants: Rudolph DeHarak, April Greiman, Bruno Monguzzi

PUBLICATION: BRUNO MONGUZZI: A DESIGNER’S PERSPECTIVE
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: BRUNO MONGUZZI: A DESIGNER’S PERSPECTIVE

Visiting Artist Residency: Yvonne Rainer

Artist Residency
Dates: Monday, October 20, 1997 – Friday, October 24, 1997

Film Series: Yvonne Rainer: Performance into Politics
Dates: Monday, November 10, 1997 – Wednesday, November 19, 1997

PUBLICATION: MINIMAL POLITICS

Kate Millett, Sculptor: The First 38 Years

Lecture Series: “FLAP: Feminist, Literary, Artistic & Political Dimensions of Kate Millett’s Sculpture”

Dates:
February 27, 1997
Kate Millett
March 4, 1997
Arlene Raven
March 7, 1997
Angela Davis

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: KATE MILLETT, SCULPTOR: THE FIRST 38 YEARS

A View From Baltimore to Washington, 1995: 7 Views

Resident Artist: Lawley Paisley-Jones
Dates: Saturday, January 21, 1995 - Sunday, January 22, 1995

Site-specific installation created with assistance of UMBC Visual Arts students

Artist Lecture: Laurie Sieverts Snyder, Dan Meyers
Tuesday, February 28, 1995

Artists in Dialogue

PUBLICATION: 7 VIEWS
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: A VIEW FROM BALTIMORE TO WASHINGTON, 1995: 7 VIEWS

Ciphers of Identity: Identity, Politics, and the Struggle Against Cultural Oppression

Symposium: Ciphers of Identity
Date: Sunday, November 13, 1994

Organized by Maurice Berger

Keynote Address: Homi Bhabha

Panel I: “Negotiating the New Culture Wars: Identities & Coalitions”
Moderator: Kathy O’Dell
Panelists: Susana Torreulla, Adrian Piper, Carole Vance, Simon Watson

Panel II: “Competing for Our Rights: Identity Politics and the Media”
Moderator: Joan Shigekawa
Panelists: Patricia Cruz, Liz Kotz, Simon Leung, Brian Wallis

Artist Residency: Simon Leung
Dates: Tuesday, November 1, 1994 – Saturday, November 12, 1994

Locations: Woodlawn Middle School, Baltimore, MD (7th & 8th Grades); Catonsville High School, Catonsville, MD (advanced art class); Carver School of Art & Technology, Towson MD (full school assembly)

Artist Lecture: Mary Kelly
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 1994

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: CIPHERS OF IDENTITY

Environmental Terror

Lecture Series: Nature And Society: The Human Dimensions of Environmental Crisis

“Myth & Misconceptions of Nature”
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 1992
Lecturer: Daniel Botkin

“The Child & The Environment”
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 1992
Lecturer: Robert Coles

“Ecology as Radical Ideology”
Date: Thursday, March 5, 1992
Lecturer: Maurice Berger

“Nature & Biotechnology”
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1992
Lecturer: Mark Sagoff

PUBLICATION: ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR
EXHIBITION INFORMATION: ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR

Large Works on Paper

Artist Lecture
October 2, 1991

Artist Lecture: Eileen Cowin

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: LARGE WORKS ON PAPER

Frames of Reference Photographic Paths

Lecture Series

Dates:
Thursday, October 12, 1989
Lecturers: Victor Schrager, Bart Parker, Fred Endsley

Thursday, November 2, 1989
Lecturers: Darryl Curran, John Craig

Thursday, November 9, 1989
Lecturer: Robert Cumming

EXHIBITION INFORMATION: FRAMES OF REFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHIC PATHS

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