2018 Grad Picnic!!!!
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cohen Plaza
Graduate Commencement is Monday, May 14th
The Curatorial Practice MFA program presents Everything Must Go — an advertising slogan, a call to action.
Date: May 7-27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 6-9pm
Location: SpaceCamp (16 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)
Everything Must Go invites audiences to rethink established systems of exchange and the elements of creation, production, consumption, possession, waste, and value(s) functioning within them. Where do the things we consume come from? Who makes them?
How do we determine the value of a thing? How do we decide that it no longer has value? What do we exchange in order to obtain it? And who decides how this is done?
At Everything Must Go we’re slashing prices. Visitors are consumers are laborers are artists. Your money is no good here. Creative labor can be exchanged for anything in this store that is deemed to be of equal value. Our entire inventory is your palette. Anything altered and produced within this space becomes a work of art as well as a product. All art objects are free to be disassembled, reassembled, disregarded, or destroyed.
At Everything Must Go --
collaboration > competition
shared responsibility > control
diversity > uniformity
justice > profit
the commons > the privatized
Don’t let this hot, hot deal get away. Enjoy this exclusive, limited time offer today.
Finances for Artists Workshop
1PM - 5PM, Brown 320
REGISTER ONLINE: financesforartists.eventbrite.com
Featuring Amy Smith (presenter for Creative Capital)
This workshop provides a crash course in financial literacy for artists. Designed and led by Amy Smith, a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management. This workshop will raise participants' level of financial literacy regardless of their prior experience. Topics will include individual taxes for artists, segregating personal and artistic finances, budgeting for your life and your artistic projects, tips for tracking deductible expenses (what can artists write off?), and how artists can get out of debt and start saving.
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Performance Studies: The Prosthetic Body, Urban Ecology, and Cultural Diplomacy
Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:45 am
This course examines all types of cultural performances from a variety of perspectives that includes theatre and dance studies; anthropology cultural studies; race, ethnic, gender, and disability studies; postcolonial studies; and global studies. After a basic introduction, we will apply these frames to three specific thematic areas with implications for understanding performance, art, and the humanities in a global context: 1) technology as staging, the prosthetic body, new media and identity, 2) the cultural and natural ecologies of cities, and 3) the tasks of cultural diplomacy that asks how, as artists, we can form new alliances and create new cultural and economic opportunities in the world. In the last section of the course, we will generate a set of short performance scenarios as well as longer performance proposals/scripts that cut across the themes. Key activities will include reading and discussion studio work, fieldwork exercises, response papers, and a collaborative final research project that integrates theory and practice in relationship to topics of the students’ own choosing that are related to the three course topics.
Fridays, 1:00 - 3:45 pm
This course will revolve around the question of “traveling performances/traveling architectures” and its relationship to the arts and humanities, migration, and work in the form of new cultural enterprises in relation to three cities: Hong Kong, Kochi (India), and Baltimore. In this course, we will explore and develop capacities to engage in interdisciplinary inquiry, research, and practice regarding spatial studies that links performance, art, design, architecture, and urban studies. These capacities will include understanding and practicing various techniques for spatial composition, interaction(s) with the environment, and cultural storytelling. We will then move on to learning methods for applying these frameworks to global case studies on Hong Kong and India. In order to apply and extend these capacities and methods, we will then turn to Baltimore as the primary site from which we will collectively build our own case study, and, at the same time, we will begin to develop a strategy for moving from the critical findings of this work to generating a set of “future scenarios.” In the final phase of the course we will stage a series of critical and creative performance proposals that cut “across” the themes toward the creation of alternative urban futures. The visioning of these futures will encompass, among other things, a strand which focuses on work in the form of new cultural enterprises and what the implications of these new enterprises are for ourselves and our future cities. The course structure includes a combination of short lectures, discussion, observation and fieldwork exercises, and workshop activities. Workshop activities will include, but not be limited to, studio modules on observation, relationality, and creative acts of making-space. Activities will also include theory/practice sessions for working across communities of difference that are important for the students and engaging, in a modest manner, NGOs, local businesses, government agencies, and arts organizations.
Africans in the New World
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:45 pm
An introductory course in Africana Literature, the readings focus on developing a broad knowledge of the writers and culture of Africans in the Old World and the New World. Beginning with the ancient story of Sundiata from West Africa and the Tale of 2 Brothers from ancient Egypt, and continuing with a mix of genres between continents (that introduce modern and contemporary African American and African diaspora writers), the course will introduce students to the diverse perspectives and language expressions in English of Africans globally.
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Request For Qualifications For Temporary Public Art
1. Connecticut Avenue Overlook (just south of Dupont Circle)
2. Connecticut Avenue Median (at K Street NW)
Budgets of up to $35,000 will be considered for each of the two projects. Fees for artists/artist teams cannot exceed 20% of total project budget. Up to five semi-finalists for each site may be selected to create concept proposals. Finalists will receive a design proposal stipend.
Submit the following information to demonstrate the necessary qualifications:
- Up to 10 Work Samples;
- Work Sample Index, including project budgets;
- Cover letter (include how this project relates to your past work, your approach to this project, and the key themes and concepts driving your work); and
- Professional references for three contacts.
All qualifications must be submitted online here: bit.ly/2jmiriw
DEADLINE: May 20, 2018, 11:59PM (EDT)
Horseshoe Casino Public Art Installation - Click here for Requests for Proposals
Artist Hack-a-Map Event
Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-and-culture-hack-a-map-tickets-45655024407
Call for Grad Lab Techs
Experience in the following field(s) is a huge plus: large format printing, color management, video editing and capture equipment/programs, sound recording and editing equipment/programs, circuit design, AV checkout, 3D modeling programs, digital photography equipment/programs, and object orientated programming.
If you are interested send your resume to Phunt@mica.edu and we will setup a time to meet.