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.
Expanded Practice: Understanding Space and Place
In Fall 2017, Erica Quinn accompanied a group of her Landscape Architecture advisees to Bonn, Germany for their study abroad experience. The exhibition includes photography, video, and poetry, informed by their trip, by Quinn and her students.
Plotted Landscapes: A Two Week “Slow Reveal” Exhibition
Dani Spewak’s exhibition presents a series of quilts inspired by her gardening experiences and the garden plots of her fellow community gardeners. Spewak will host daily “bed turnings,” informal performances where she will peel back the layers of her stacked quilts and tell the stories of their making both in the quilted forms and the gardens they came from.
DAILY BED TURNINGS: 2:15 PM
Spring 2018 Faculty Research Showcase
Curtis Craig (Associate Professor of Theatre Arts)
Jonathan Gangi (Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Entrepreneurship)
Shadi Nazarian (Associate Professor of Architecture)
Rudy Shepherd (Associate Professor of Art)
Chang Tan (Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies)
Impressionism and the Art of Medical Communication 2018
This exhibition presents the work of students enrolled in “Impressionism and the Art of Medical Communication,” a Penn State College of Medicine course co-taught by faculty in the Department of Art History and the College of Medicine. In the course, Impressionism and active painting are used as teaching and learning tools for effective medical communication. On view in the exhibition are student paintings created in response to the close study of Impressionist masterworks.
The Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award is one of the most significant awards in the College of Arts and Architecture. This award recognizes students who have demonstrated superior design, humanistic, and performance records and who have proven their potential for significant contribution to the arts and humanities. This exhibition presents the work of the nominees.
Recovering the Black Box: Recreating the Conceptual Sculptures of Andrey Monastrysky
Recovering the Black Box is an exhibition dedicated to the Russian conceptual artist Andrey Monastyrsky. Art History Ph.D. candidates Olga Zaikinia-Kondur and Aaron Ziolkowski will recreate eight of his sculptures produced between 1975 – 1983. Crafted from humble materials like shoeboxes and cardboard tubes, and painted matte black, these sculptures were completed and activated by individual audience participation.
2018 Graduate Exhibition Showcase
The Borland Project Space presents the fourth annual Graduate Exhibition Showcase, highlighting the work of College of Arts and Architecture graduate students who participated in the poster, visual arts, and performance options. The Graduate Exhibition celebrates research and creative scholarship, in all its aspects, and places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavors to a general audience.