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March 2021

| Wed, March 24, 2021 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jon Kessler

With his chaotic kinetic installations, Jon Kessler critiques our image-obsessed, surveillance-dominated world. His machines are at once complex and lumbering, combining mechanical know-how with kitschy materials and images. Structurally complex and narratively engaging, Jon Kessler’s multimedia sculptures often deliver an emotional punch beyond their humble means.

| Tue, March 30, 2021 | 6 PM

Artist Lecture: Sadie Barnette

Join us for a free virtual lecture with the Oakland-based artist Sadie Barnette, whose drawings, photography, and large-scale installations speak to the intersection of familial, cultural, and political history. This lecture is a part of an ongoing series of programs related to the Zimmerli Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Angela Davis — Seize the Time, opening in September 2021. Q+A with the artist to follow.

| Wed, March 31, 2021 | 10 AM

Design Lecture Series: Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The New School in New York. For 14.5 years, she served as a faculty member in The New School’s School of Media Studies. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition.

April 2021

| Wed, April 7, 2021 | 10 AM

Design Lecture Series: Shira Inbar

This lecture is presented as part of the spring 2021 Design Lecture Series, free and open to all. Registration is required. Shira Inbar is an independent graphic designer with an edge of motion graphics, working…

| Wed, April 7, 2021 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Cindy Ji Hye Kim

Cindy Ji Hye Kim utilizes a rich grayscale vocabulary in iconic representations of the body under duress. Synthesizing influences as disparate as early animation, construction scaffolding, pests and flora, medieval torture devices, and Korean folk arts, Kim’s depictions of the contorted human form speak to the limits not only of the body but also of the sayable.

| Wed, April 7, 2021 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Haruna Lee

Haruna Lee (they/them) is a Taiwanese/Japanese/American theater maker, educator and community steward whose work is rooted in a liberation-based healing practice. They are committed to promoting arts activism and emergent strategies for the theater through ethical and process-based collaborations that challenge systems and legacies of power, while inviting the fullness of marginalized bodies and the complexity of lived experience to their practice

| Thu, April 8, 2021 | 7:30 PM

MFA Dance Creative Thesis Peformance

MFA dance students Kimberlee Gerstheimer and Amber Hongsermeier present the culmination of their studies at Mason Gross for a special performance. Kimberlee Gerstheimer presents “The Silence Before the Sound,” which explores the connection between somatic…

| Sun, April 11, 2021 | 5 PM

Organ Recital

Performances by current Rutgers University organ students.

| Wed, April 14, 2021 | 10 AM

Design Lecture Series: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, PhD

Dr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an artist and biohacker who is interested in art as research and technological critique. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places.

| April 14, 2021

DancePlus Spring 2021

Virtual presentation of dance films featuring original choreography by award-winning guest and faculty artists: Guest artist Abby Zbikowski, in collaboration with filmmaker Charles Haine Guest artist Ananya Chatterjea, in collaboration with filmmaker Darren Johnson Guest…

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