Wednesday, 3.23.16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
University of Baltimore Business Center Auditorium
The conversation around rape and sexual assault often centers on legal prosecution as the way to achieve justice/peace for survivors. But is this the only path to justice/healing? The fact that only 32% of sexual assaults are reported or prosecuted begs the question; what are other or additional ways of ensuring justice based on survivors' needs and the reality of our racist and inadequate criminal justice system? Survivors have the right to choose their own path to justice, but what choices are available? Finally, how can communities help survivors heal and hold perpetrators accountable?
This panel-style event will explore what community accountability and justice means to survivors based on their race, ethnicity, religion, and other identities. We will also address how our communities can create safer spaces for survivors to help them reach their personal definition of justice. Panelists include Leigh Goodmark and Erricka Bridgeford.
Dignity and Deceny - Affirming Trans Identity at MICA
Friday, 3.25.16, 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Leake Hall Auditorium
The Forum provides a space for ALL students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences, perspectives, ideas and concerns related to diversity, inclusion, privilege, and power at MICA. This month’s meeting is a student-led program exploring trans identity and how it impacts one’s experience at MICA. It will include a panel of MICA students sharing their experiences. Refreshments will be provided.
feat. Heather Braxton (PEM '16) & Mandy Chesney (Mt. Royal '16)
Opening Reception: Friday, 3.25.16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Gateway Great White Wall
Nominations Due by: Monday, 3.28.16
The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Involvement Recognition Ceremony (formally known as the MICA Leadership Reception)! This is a great opportunity to recognize current graduate and undergraduate students that have exhibited outstanding leadership, while honoring their achievements and contributions to the MICA community. The reception will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 4 - 6 pm in Falvey Hall. To submit nominations use the links below:
Graduating Student Awards
· Alumni Award for Student Leadership
· Sidney Lake Award
Individual Student Leader Awards
· Emerging Leader Award
· Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award
· Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award
Student Organizations & Programs Awards
· Student Organization of the Year
· Student Program of the Year
Curated by Ashley DeHoyos, Curatorial Practice MFA '16
Reception: Friday, 4.1.16, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Area 405, 405 E. Oliver Street
On View: Friday, 4.1.16 - Friday, 4.22.16
ILP5716.01, Fridays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursdays, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Lynn Silverman
When: Wednesday, 3.23.16, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Where: Gateway 101
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full grants to visual artists for international study and independent research in over 140 countries. Applicants should begin the application process during Spring 2016 in order to apply when they return to campus in the fall. This session, led by MICA's Fulbright Program Advisor and Fulbright winner Erin Treacy, will help you get started.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Alex Ross Perry
Film Screening: 7:30 PM, Falvey Hall (TONIGHT)
Sponsored by the Filmmaking MFA
Visiting filmmaker Alex Ross Perry gives a lecture in the Film Centre at 4:00 PM, followed by a screening of Queen of Earth at 7:30 PM in Falvey Hall.
10:00 AM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA
David Medalla (born 1942, Manila, Philippines) lives and works in London, New York, and Paris. Medalla’s work ranges from sculpture and kinetic art to painting, installation and performance art. His work was included in Harald Szeemann's exhibition 'Weiss auf Weiss' (1966) and 'Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form' (1969) and in the DOCUMENTA 5 exhibition in 1972 in Kassel. Marcel Duchamp honored him with a 'medallic' object, as a tribute to his name. In 1997, he was a DAAD artist in Berlin. Very recently, he has exhibited at the New Museum in New York where the curator hailed his "Cloud Canyons No. 14" as an iconic sculpture in Contemporary Art. David Medalla and Adam Nankervis founded The Mondrian Fan Club in New York in 1992 and continue their impromptus and performances globally.
Imagen de Caracas: Gabriela Rangel
4:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the MA in Critical Studies
This talk will offer an alternative vision of Venezuelan art as constructed through local transdisciplinary and participatory practices ca. 1968. This vision questioned the dominance of “universal” models of the modern in both artistic and political terms. Instead, its experimental practice emphasized the popular and the vernacular as forces that were organically constitutive of the modern nation. Focusing on the multidisciplinary event Imagen de Caracas Rangel will address collective production, critical pedagogy, and alternative modes of aesthetic and national authority.
Leading By Example: Access Equality in America
7:00 PM, Brown 320
Sponsored by the Curatorial Practice MFA
Several communities and institutions have been working to promote equal opportunities and services for people with disabilities. Panelists from across Maryland will identify already existing local initiatives and resources. The panel will act as a catalyst for MICA programs that address social or community engagement to connect with individuals and organizations at the forefront of access and equality. Curated by Samantha Redles ’15 (Curatorial Practice MFA)
Panelists include: Jody Cripps, Ph.D., associate professor of Deaf Studies at Towson University, C.J. Shiloh and Sunny Cefaratti, co-directors of the Musical Autist, Jill E. Scheibler, Ph.D., and Cathy K. Goucher of Make Studio and Amber Melvin, team leader of The Monument Quilt.
10:30 AM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
6:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA
Omer Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) lives and works Berlin, Germany. His multichannel video installations blur the boundaries between documentary, dramatization, and fantasy, frequently generating viewers' confusion. Fast often anchors his narratives with a conversation between two people—whether subjects recount their own stories or actors playing roles of interviewer and interviewee. As dialogues escalate in tension, portraits of carefully calibrated identity emerge. Through repetition and reenactment, multiple takes of given scenes build shades of interpretation as a story is told, retold, and mythologized. Stories of origin, trauma, and desire mutate into one another, forming blended genres that confound expectations and disrupt narrative conventions. Projected into space or unfolding simultaneously on multiple screens, the work resonates with characters—whether a drone pilot, worker in the adult film industry, or a wife talking to her husband—who seem to express the elemental complications and disparities of their own identities.
7:00 PM, Falvey Hall
Sponsored by the President’s Task Force for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization
￼Shakti Butler, PhD, filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust, will screen her film, "Cracking the Codes," and then facilitate a discussion about race, implicit bias and white privilege. Background information can be viewed here.
L006, 9:15 AM
Sponsored by the Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art
7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Directors Speakers Series
Director of MICA’s MA in Critical Studies Jennie Hirsh will deliver a lecture titled “Baroque Modernism? Giorgio de Chirico and Postwar Pictorial Practice”. Best known for his early metaphysical canvases of empty Italian squares littered with arcades, figures, shadows, and trains, Giorgio de Chirico remains a household name in the lineage of modern Italian painters. And yet despite his prolific activities as both a painter and writer in the interwar and postwar periods, scholars grant little importance to the work he executed following the end of World War I. The artificially constructed barrier between what have become known as “the early” and “the late” de Chiricos continues to characterize the critical reception and exhibition of this artist, a tradition initiated by the surrealists under André Breton’s tutelage then institutionalized by key curators at the Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere from the early 1940s onward.
Within this broad scholarly lacuna, what have remained particularly neglected are de Chirico’s postwar canvases and writings that explore the valence of the baroque period. Specifically, this talk paper considers how Baroque pictorial strategies functioned as a new avenue of artistic research not only for de Chirico but also for the larger artistic community in Rome searching for new identities that would allow them to distance themselves from the ideology of the fascist regime that had supported their careers for two decades. In examining periodicals, such as Paragone, as well as pictorial evidence, Hirsh will argue that the Baroque garnered new interest from artists as well as critics as Italian artists and critics reexamined the country’s relationship to its past and its present. As de Chirico’s (and others’) canvases and writings show, neo-baroque practice offered an opportunity for both formal and theoretical renovation in a fractured art world making its way to recovery.
April 9th & 10th, Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay St.
Building on six consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VII, the Seventh Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, taking place April 9th and 10th, 2016 at the Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay St. This annual exposition provides the opportunity to peruse, purchase, and discuss artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. Join us for this cornerstone event featuring works from over 130 local and national artists, and on-site programming all weekend. The fair is free and open to the public. See the press release here.
- Outside the Margins: Contemporary Artists’ Books, on view Feb. 22 – April 3, 2016, Loyola University, 501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210
- Typecast, on view March 4-26, 2016, Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008
- A Man's World, on view March 20- April 28, 2016, Hamilton Street Gallery, 6 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
- #NAILEDIT, on view March 24– April 23, 2016, Treat Gallery, 417 W. 57th Street, New York NY, 10019