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.
Impressionism and the Art of Medical Communication
A critical skill for physicians is the ability to communicate effectively with patients. The Impressionist artists of the 19th century redefined communication through art by relying heavily on observation and rejecting cognitive biases of the day. As such, painters that launched the Impressionist movement provide useful metaphors for the study of medical communication in the present.
This exhibition presents the work of students from the course “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 use as teaching and learning tools for effective medical communication. On view in the exhibition will be student paintings created in response to the close study of Impressionist masterworks.
Golumbic Scholarship Exhibition
The Reuben and Glady’s Golumbic Scholarship Award is one of the most significant awards in the College of Arts and Architecture. The 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.
Imaging Art History
The Department of Art History's Visual Resources Centre (VRC) will host Imaging Art History, an interactive installation in the Borland Project Space that will focus on the changing progression of visual resources that art historians have used in their teaching and research over the years. A range of materials revealing some of the earliest tools of the discipline will be on view, along with an example of current art history research. From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, visitors will be invited to interact with the various technologies as well as to tap their creativity by transforming discarded slides into works of art.
Graduate Research Exhibition
The Borland Project Space presents the fifth annual Graduate Exhibition Showcase highlighting the work of College of Arts and Architecture graduate students who participated in the poster, video, 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.