Deadweight Exhibition (Oct 17- Nov 29) Opening Reception October 17th @ Figure One 116 N. Walnut Champaign, IL
Figure One will be featuring MFA candidate Daniella Pavlić’s Deadweight in the Figure One project space. The exhibition examines the power dynamics of indigenous cultures in relation to national identity and transnationalism. Informed by the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-90s), the works displayed within the exhibition function as points of reference to guide viewers through the multiple narratives of displacement and violence imposed on Mayan communities.
Laura Wennstrom, a 3rd year MFA candidate in the studio art program at UIUC will be showing new works at Indi Go Artist Co-op in downtown Champaign, October 3-14. There will be an opening reception on October 4 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. To see more of her work, please visit www.laurawennstrom.com.
Rhizome of Ixil: Video Game Launch Party
When: Saturday, July 19th 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Where: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61820
We are pleased to announce the launch of Rhizome of Ixil, a non-profit video game created by artist Daniella Pavlic. A launch party will be held on July 19th, 2014 at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. Sponsored by the UC-IMC and Urbana Arts Grant, this launch party is free to the public and the whole community is invited to participate.
This event will showcase the video game and provide a chance for dialog around the current Latin American politics, specifically the Maya Ixil Community. There will be a short screening of ‘How to Nail a Dictator’ followed up by a demo of Rhizome of Ixil. A panel discussion will be held for questions regarding the game design and history of the Ixil community. The last portion of the launch will be open to the public for play-testing the game and giving feedback. Beverages and snacks will also be available.
For more information visit: www.pavlicdani.wix.com/rhizomeofixil
A series of 20 minute presentations by MFA Studio graduate candidates on their MFA Thesis & Exhibition work. All presentations will take place in the Krannert Art Museum East Gallery. Click here to view 2014 MFA catalog.
Valerie Cassel Oliver will lecture April 18th at 5:30 in room 107 of A&D.
Public Studio Critiques will take place Friday the 18th at the Krannert Museum and South Studios. For a detailed schedule click here.
Valerie Cassel Oliver is senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where she has worked since 2000. She has organized numerous exhibitions that have earned national and international acclaim including Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (2005) with Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee; Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image (2007), which was nominated for an AICA Award and presented at the 11th Havana Biennial in 2012; the retrospective Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Flux/us (2010); and the 2011 survey, Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein (2011). Recently, she organized a posthumous survey of photographs by Alvin Baltrop entitled Dreams Into Glass. Another exhibition, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, open from November 15, 2012 to February 13, 2013, chronicled the history of black performance in the visual arts from the 1960s to the present. She’s a contributor to Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field, published by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in 2013.