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OUT OF RUBBLE

Wafaa Bilal, The Ashes Series, 2009, archival inkjet prints mounted on diebond, 38” x 46.5” each
April 2 – May 16
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The exhibition Out of Rubble reacts to the wake of war — its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow — physically, psychologically and spiritually. Responding to a wide range of violent encounters taking place over four continents, Out of Rubble presents works by seventeen artists and architects from over ten countries who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery. Featured artists and architects include: Taysir Batniji, Lenka Clayton, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Susanne Slavick, Monica Haller, Sara Pellegrini and DAAR, Simon Norfolk, Jennifer Karady, Heide Fasnacht, Wafaa Bilal, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, Enrique Castrejon, Rocio Rodriguez, elin o’Hara slavick, Osman Khan, Hirokazu Fukawa, Jane Dixon and Samina Mansuri. The exhibition is curated by Susanne Slavick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.

Admission is free. The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information call 410-455-3188.

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ABBOTT MILLER: DESIGN & CONTENT

AbbottMiller13wVisual Art and Design
April 8 – June 30
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 PM, public talk by Abbott Miller and reception.

The work of Abbott Miller merges graphic design and typography with spatial design, interactive media, and curatorial projects. Through design and art direction as well as writing and curating, Miller’s work embraces exhibitions, digital media, environmental graphics, textiles, identities and publication design. Trained as an artist and designer, Miller’s projects reflect his interests in art, performance, photography, fashion, architecture, and history.

This exhibition is based on his recently published monographAbbott Miller: Design and Content (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014). The book argues that designers inhabit a critical space between form and content. Miller sees the role of the designer as a performer and interpreter, using words and images to dramatically stage content. He has collaborated with renowned artists, performers, and curators to create publications, digital media, and exhibitions that dramatically embody their content. He has also written extensively on design and the role of the designer as an author and editor, a figure who mediates and shapes narrative environments, whether in the space of a book or an exhibition.

 

Humanities Forum
Thursday, April 16 | 5:30 PM
Liz Lerman, choreographer, performer, writer and educator
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellowship and a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance. A key aspect of Lerman’s artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others.

 

missiontix_buynow_jpg150LEAH’S DYBBUK

April 30 – May 3, 2015

By Susan McCully
Director Eve Muson
Dramaturgy by Michele Osherow

PAHB Proscenium Theatre

Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 8 P.M.
Friday, May 1, 2015 – 8 P.M.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 8 P.M.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 2 P.M.*
*For the 2 P.M. matinee shows, comp tickets available for UMBC students.

Leah’s Dybbuk traces the turbulent relationship between Tamar, a Jewish historian, and Leah, her adopted Korean daughter. Twenty years ago, Tamar traveled to Korea to take possession of her little orphaned girl. Now, on the eve of her wedding, an anxious Leah visits her grandma’s grave to ask for a blessing. But, invoking the spirits of the dead, Leah finds herself possessed by the soul of her intended Korean bridegroom—a young man she has never met. In their struggle to exorcise the “dybbuk”, Tamar and Leah must grapple with ancestral ghosts and their notions of cultural identity, in this new adaptation of the seminal Yiddish drama, “The Dybbuk.”

 

Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie

Public Lecture by Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

May 5,  4:00 PM
ITE 104 Lecture Hall
The recent brutal massacre in Paris sparked by the publication of controversial cartoons in the satiricalweekly Charlie Hebdo shocked the world. It also launched an emotional debate over the valueand limits of free speech in free societies. International award winning editorial cartoonist Kevin KALKallaugher has navigated through the increasingly delicate minefield of visual satire for nearly fourdecades and reflects upon the current uncertain state of affairs and what it might mean for cartoonistsand society.

Kal has been the political cartoonist for the Economist Magazine for the last 37 years and is also currently a special contributing cartoonist for the Baltimore Sun. This year he has received two prestigious awards: the 2015 HERBLOCK PRIZE for editorial cartooning, and the GRAND PRIX for the 2014 Cartoon of the Year in Europe. In addition to his political cartooning, Kal is also a sought after public speaker addressing audiences around the world on issues of current events, satire, cartoons and freedom of expression. Kal has presented TEDx talks in Warwick, England, Jackson Hole, WY, as well as other talks at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Duke, Stanford, Pixar Studios and Google HQ.

For more information contact: info@irc.umbc.edu

 

 

The CIRCA banner photo illustration based on work by Assistant Professor Corrie Parks