Category Visual Arts

carl-struwe-archetype-of-individuality-1933

Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

Interdisciplinary
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Through April 2017

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. (Click heading for full description.)

crowded-life

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Visual Arts
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
January 30 – March 26
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition presents paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Created following the transition period of 2011, when a military-backed civilian government replaced oppressive rule by military junta and the country once famous for its seclusion re-entered the world stage, the paintings illustrate current artistic practice in Myanmar and present a series of creative viewpoints on a rapidly changing society. (Click heading for complete information.)

muntadas

Antoni Muntadas — Activating Artifacts: About Academia

Visual Art
Antoni Muntadas — Activating Artifacts: About Academia
February 2 – March 17
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Produced in close collaboration with world-renowned multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas, this site-specific exhibition project addresses a gradual but steady shift in academia. Through his work, Muntadas addresses social, political and communication issues, often investigating channels of information and the ways in which they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Click heading for complete information.)

danti-image-dgc_0019-copy

ISIS and Cultural Cleansing: Saving the Ancient and Medieval Treasures of Syria and Iraq

Humanities Forum – MEMS Colloquium Lecture
“ISIS and Cultural Cleansing: Saving the Ancient and Medieval Treasures of Syria and Iraq”
Michael D. Danti, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Boston University; Consulting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Museum; and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Syria and Iraq are facing the worst cultural heritage crisis since the Second World War. This talk will address one of the greatest challenges: the cultural cleansing perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State (or ISIS) and the work of the American Schools of Oriental Research to safeguard cultural assets. Irreplaceable ancient and medieval heritage, embedded in the fabric and daily life of modern communities, is endangered as extremists erase cultural memory, manipulate cultural identity, and eliminate cultural diversity. (Click heading for full description.)

elizabeth_amstrerdam-iii

Visiting Artist: Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork Design

Visual Arts
Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork Design
Visiting Artist & Designer Series Lecture
Thursday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist & Designer Series presents Elizabeth Daggar, who studied design and illustration at the Pratt Institute, and has since worked in the fields of graphic design for print, interactive, television and film, and, more recently, event projection and touchscreen media. She began working independently under the brand Electrofork after building a broad base of experience from a series of illuminating full-time positions as a designer. (Click heading for full description.)

lovid-network_installation_thumb

Visiting Artists: LoVid

Visual Arts
LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
Visiting Artist & Designer Series Lecture
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by the collaborative artist project LoVid as part of the department’s Spring 2017 Visiting Artist & Designer Series. LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) creates large scale interdisciplinary projects that combine new technology with social interventions and public spaces. Their works explore the often invisible or intangible aspects of contemporary society, such as communication systems and biological signals. (Click heading for full description.)

mockupwindowscadvc_mfa

2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Visual Arts
“Glass, Oil, and Blood”
Opening reception: Thursday, April 13, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition: April 14 – 28
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the 2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition “Glass, Oil and Blood.” Intermedia works on display will include time-based works, digital photography, objects and installations presented by three MFA Candidates: Melissa Penley Cormier, Ghazaleh Keshavarz and Jaclin Paul. (Click heading for full description.)