Comprising a series of installations, video art, and interactive performance art, Serap Erincin’s residency, titled Human Rights/Human Rites, highlights legitimized human rights violations in the Western/Civilized/First world. Erincin contemplates ritual as metaphor through a constellation of affective and sensorial pieces, such as LifeWest and WishBoat, which contextualize the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, and The Time of Your Life, about the death penalty. Additionally, Erincin will host participatory events, including a workshop and a panel, that invite the community to create multimedia art and converse on issues at the intersection of social justice and aesthetics.
School of Visual Arts MFA Exhibition
A group exhibition of work by second-year MFA candidates from the School of Visual Arts.
Curator's Workshop is a course in hands-on experience in curatorial practices and exhibition design taught by Assistant Professor of Art, Ann Tarantino. Students will research historical and contemporary curatorial practices, gain an understanding of how curators function within institutional and alternative settings, engage in exhibition design and installation, practice curatorial writing, and collaboratively design and implement an exhibition concept in a campus setting. Twice during the course of all semester, students will use Borland Project Space to document their processes and exhibition proposals, culminating in a public presentation of final projects in the space. In September, students will use the project space to craft and present mock exhibition texts and didactic materials. In December, student final projects will be on view in the space and students will give “gallery talks” about their exhibition proposals.