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Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He’s also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica.
The Rutgers University Mingus Ensemble, directed by Abraham Burton, presents Charles Mingus’ works “Profile of Jackie” and “Boogie Stop Shuffle,” featuring guest artists David Lee Jones (saxophone) and Walter White (trumpet). This event will premiere on the Mason…
Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Conrad Herwig, presents a concert honoring the music of Professor Stanley Cowell, with guest artist Bill O’Connell. Featuring Cowell’s compositions “Blues for the Viet Cong” and “Equipoise.” This event…
Symposium includes a workshop with Pam Quinn, PD Movement Lab, and Introduction to Rutgers’ Integrated Dance Collaboratory! The Integrated Dance Collaboratory is an initiative with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) that…
“ReVeil” is a virtual immersive club experience that utilizes props, lighting, projection, sound artistry, and the Africanist movement aesthetic to explore and reveal how the body serves as a vessel that experiences two worlds that…
Louise Sandhaus a graphic designer and design educator. She is currently faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Graphic Design Program and former Program Director. Louise is the founder and co-director of The People’s Graphic Design Archive, a crowd-sourced virtual archive that aims to preserve, expand, and diversify graphic design history. Her book on the history of California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, was published in 2014 by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson. It received laudatory attention from The New York Times, The Guardian (London), and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among many others.
Dora Budor is a New York based artist and writer. Her main medium is the exhibition, wherein the characteristics of the given context are amplified, dislodged, or re-circuited. Through this set of actions, an interdependency of meaning between the work and its host is constructed. Image as a conduit of memory and meaning is produced through the cinematic as it has come to be known not technically, but phenomenologically.
Dr. Samaneh Moafi is the Senior Researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. She provides conceptual oversight across projects and in particular oversees the Centre for Contemporary Nature (CCN), where new investigative techniques are developed for interrogating environmental violence.
Image courtesy of the speaker Digital Presentation: “Performing Disability in Israel On and Off-stage: Blind Women’s Gender Performance and Integrated Dance.” Disability culture broadens our understanding of what it means to be human, teaching us that…
Cybele Grandjean is a designer specializing in branding, visual design, user experience, typography, and art direction. She has created websites, apps, and design systems for small startups and large corporations. She is a partner and co-founder of Area of Practice—a design and branding consultancy based in New York City.
Muriel Hasbun’s expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on cultural identity, migration and memory. Her awards and distinctions include: Trawick and Sondheim Finalist; CENTER Santa Fe’s Producer’s and Curator’s Choice, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Howard Chapnick Grant; and Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Photography and Media.
Featuring Dr. Natalia Esling, author of Experiments in Immersive, One-to-One Performance: Understanding Audience Experience through Sensory Engagement (forthcoming, Routledge). Registration link forthcoming. Natalia Esling, PhD is an editor, copy-editor, teacher, research dramaturg, and mum based…
Channel is a design and technology studio based in New York City. They make identities, installations and experiences with an emphasis on creative tech and interactive applications. As a studio they are focused on the potential for new modes of interaction and engagement on the web and IRL to deepen connections between brands and audiences. Channel was founded by Seth Kranzler and Will Denton. They are part of NEW INC, the New Museum’s art and tech incubator.
Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born visual artist and educator. She is invested in elevating the work and practices of Black peoples past, present, and future through a conceptual approach to design, publishing, archiving practices, and institution building. Mutiti holds a diploma in multimedia from the Zimbabwe Institute of Digital Arts and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, with a concentration in graphic design.
Cassi Namoda uses painting as an exercise in crossing cultural and historical references between her country of origin and the rest of the world. Using colors of intensities that range from the subtle to the acidic, applied in raw and expressive brushstrokes, the artist explores and cross-pollinates religious symbols with literary characters and real people, forging complex narratives. Namoda studies the unlikely meeting points between antagonistic mythologies and gives new meaning to symbols through boldly constructed images.
Tega Brain is an Australian-born artist and environmental engineer whose work examines issues of ecology, data systems, and infrastructure. She has created wireless networks that respond to natural phenomena, systems for obfuscating fitness data, and an online smell-based dating service. Her work has been shown widely including in the Vienna Biennale for Change and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her first book, Code as Creative Medium, is co-authored with Golan Levin and published with MIT Press.
The Raritan Players presents “The Arts as Black Resistance in Eighteenth-Century London: The Music of Ignatius Sancho”
A concert on period instruments, with commentary, on Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780), known as the first Black person to publish original music compositions, and who used his work as a tool to resist enslavement and racism. With soprano Sonya Headlam (DMA ’21) and pianist Rebecca Cypess. Offered in connection with The National Day of Racial Healing.
Jonathan Berger’s work centers around the practice of exhibition making, encompassing a spectrum of activity concerned with a rigorous investigation of the many ways in which the exhibition site can be repurposed, and the subsequent potential for that site to allow for an expansion and reconsideration of what art can be and how it can be made.
Kyla Schuller is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of the academic monograph The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century (Duke University Press, 2018) and the general audience book The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism (Bold Type Books, 2021).
Neïl Beloufa is one the most powerful voices of the generation of artists born in the 1980s. His artistic research focuses on contemporary society and on how it is represented and mediated by digital interaction, often with the aim of exposing the control mechanisms.
This panel is comprised of artists from around the globe who have faced state repression first-hand as a consequence of political beliefs informing their artistic practices, and those who seek to defend them. It is…
A celebration of Dancing Transnational Feminisms, with keynote addresses provided by Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Thomas F. DeFrantz, and panel discussion lead by Alessandra Williams, Ananya Chatterjea, and Hui Niu Wilcox.
Image courtesy of the artist This event has been canceled. This virtual lecture is presented as part of the spring 2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, free and open to all. Registration is required. Live captioning…
Julie Tolentino (she/they interchangeably) is a Filipina Salvadorean artist whose practice explores durational performance, movement, and sensual practices within installation environments as a way to explore the interstitial spaces of relationality, memory, race, gender, and the archive.