Join us for a FAR & Away virtual lecture with virtual artists in residence Kei Ito and Andrew Keiper. The artists will be discussing their photographic, video and sound based collaboration work as well as a new project created in residence with FAR. A screening of their piece, New Light-Narrowcast, will be on display at FAR, 3216 Session Road, March 7th-11th.
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About the Artists:
Kei Ito is a visual artist working primarily with experimental photography and installation art who is currently teaching at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NYC. Ito received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. Ito’s work addresses issues of deep intergenerational loss and connections as he explores the materiality and experimental processes of photography, visualizing the invisible: radiation, memory and life/death.
Ito’s work, fundamentally rooted in the trauma and legacy passed down from his late grandfather – a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, meditates on the complexity of his identity and heritage through examining the past and current threats of nuclear disaster and his present status as an US-immigrant. Many of Ito’s artworks transformed both art and non-art spaces into temporal monuments that became platforms for the audience to explore social issues and the memorials dedicated to the losses suffered from the consequences of those issues.
Ito has participated in numerous Artist in Residence programs offered by the Studio at MASS MoCA, the Marva and John Warnock Biennial A-I-R, CPW, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and Creative Alliance. His works are included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Norton Museum of Art, Candela Collection, the Marva & John Warnock A-I-R Committee, En Foco, and California Institute of Integral Studies. His internationally recognized solo and group shows can be read in reviews and articles published by Washington Post, Hyperallergic, BmoreArt, ArtMaze Magazine, Washington City Paper and BBC Culture/Art.
Andrew Paul Keiper is an artist and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland where he teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the Animation and Film & Video programs. Working in sound, image and installation, Andrew’s work dances across the boundaries of sound art, experimental music and sound design.
Field recordings, drones, drumming and sound designed evocations of places remote in time and place commingle in Keiper’s work, inviting the audience to listen in ways they may not be accustomed to listening. Much of Andrew’s work contemplates the legacy of his grandfather’s role in the creation of the atomic bomb, and the ramifications of atomic weaponry past and present. Andrew also maintains a practice as a sound designer for film, and as a musician and audio engineer.
Keiper received his BFA in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2002. He has exhibited in nationally, including in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington DC. In 2016 and 2019 he was a Sondheim Prize semi-finalist, and in 2016 won a Rubys Artist Grant along with collaborator Kei Ito to produce a large scale project.
In January of 2018 Keiper and Ito presented their Rubys project, Afterimage Requiem at the Baltimore War Memorial. The exhibition received coverage by the Washington Post Magazine, the BBC, the Baltimore Sun and others. In 2016, they brought this work, along with others to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where they exhibited their first large-scale art museum exhibition, Archives Aflame.
The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Planning Committee warmly invites you to a discussion about the future of NAIS at FSU, February 25, 11:00AM-12:00PM. Focused on what a NAIS Center would look like, what it would cover, and what you consider essential to such a center’s mission, the meeting provides an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and the wider community to share their thoughts on these important topics. This is a virtual meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact Robinson A. Herrera, Chair, NAIS Planning Committee at email@example.com
Please join us on Wednesday, January 26, for a virtual talk by design history scholar Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler. Dr. Kaufmann-Buhler will explore the history of the open plan office concept, progressive design theory, and the associated ideals promoted by architects and designers in the 1960s and 1970s, while also addressing various problems that emerged as “cubicles” became mainstream in offices throughout the United States.
Click here to register and receive login information for this free Zoom lecture on Wednesday, January 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Topic: Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler Talk
Time: January 26, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join this robust, virtual screening and conversation about the importance of narrative sovereignty, where Indigenous creators (re)take control of their stories in a rapidly shifting industry landscape. Indigenous media makers are making important interventions at all levels of production in order to bring authenticity and respect to screens big and small. Watch stories and get advice from Brit Hensel (Reservation Dogs, Osiyo TV, Reciprocity Project), Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Molly of Denali, Reciprocity Project), and Theola Ross (NSI IndigiDocs, CBC Short Docs). Those who register for this event in advance will receive access to a private screening link to work by the panelists. Filmmaker and Nia Tero Managing Director of Storytelling Tracy Rector will moderate.
Sponsors: Nia Tero, FSU Department of Art History, FSU College of Communication & Information, FSU School of Communication, FSU Native American and Indigenous Studies Ad Hoc Committee
Brit Hensel (she/her) is an Oklahoma-based writer and award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on Indigenous storytelling and environmental justice. A member of Cherokee Nation, Brit is currently in development on ᎤᏕᏲᏅ, a short film a part of the Reciprocity Project by Nia Tero. Brit’s work largely explores traditional Cherokee values, language, and her peoples’ connection to land in Oklahoma (former Indian Territory) and in her ancestral homelands of North Carolina (Qualla Boundary). Brit continues to use her love for storytelling to help amplify the voices and values of her community. Most importantly, she hopes her work honors and makes Cherokee people proud.
Princess Daazhraii Johnson (she/her) is Neets’aii Gwich’in and lives with her three sons and partner on the traditional territory of lower Tanana Dene lands in Alaska. She is humbled to serve on the board of Native Movement and NDN Collective – collectively, she works to protect the lands, waters, animal and plant relatives that continue to take care of all of us. She has served on the SAG-AFTRA Native American Committee since 2007 and in 2015 she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is a Sundance Film Alum, a current Nia Tero Storytelling Fellow and Creative Producer and screenwriter for the Peabody award-winning PBS Kids series Molly of Denali.
Tracy Rector (she/her) is Managing Director, Storytelling at Nia Tero. Tracy Rector has a passion for amplifying and empowering Indigenous voices and two decades of experience as a community organizer, educator, filmmaker, film programmer, and arts curator. She has directed and produced over 400 films including shorts, features, music videos, and virtual reality projects. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, imagineNative, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, as well as at international film festivals including Cannes and Toronto. Tracy served as a Seattle Arts Commissioner for 8 years, sits on the board of the Mize Foundation, and is the co-founder of Longhouse Media and the founder of Indigenous Showcase.
Theola Ross (Two Spirit, interchangeable pronouns) is a social worker and filmmaker from Pimicikamak Cree Nation, Manitoba; now living in Tkaronto, Ontario with 2-year-old daughter K.w.tin-NorthWind. Theola currently works for the Ministry of Education, as well as within the community teaching the Cree language to youth, sharing her story and bringing the arts through an Indigenous lens to schools in the Toronto District School Board. êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines premiered at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and was winner of the Betty Youson Award for Best Canadian Short Documentary and the Best Short Documentary Work at the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. Most recently it was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards.
(b. 1989, based in Brooklyn, New York) creates live performance and multimedia installations that address blackness outside of a codependent, binary structure of existence. Her work investigates the histories, symbols, and images that construct notions of Black identity within black personhood. The materials employed by Thomas function as tools, objects, and structures to compose a visual language that can be read, observed, and repeated within spatial, temporal, and sensorial environments.
Through movement and matter, Thomas deconstructs, and reconstructs notions of visibility, hyper-visibility, passing, trespassing, eroticized, and marginalized representations of black bodies in relation to disposable labor, domestic service, and notions of thingness. Her performances combine rhapsodic layers of live and recorded voice, reciting her own poetry and slipping between various modes of address, to explore the pleasures and pressures of dependency, care, and support. Thomas underscores the endurance and intimacy that care work demands from those expected to perform it — predominantly black women, black femmes, and people of color. By centering self and communal care in real-time, Thomas’ practice aims to build bridges of understanding, and community, to create safer spaces for black people and people of color.
Q+A Session to follow artist presentation.
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Join us on Thursday, October 14, for an online lecture by Julia Perratore, Assistant Curator of Medieval Art at The Met Cloisters. Her talk, “Representing Medieval Spain at The Met Cloisters,” was organized by Art History alumna Jennifer Feltman (PhD ’11) and Professor Erika Loic, and is sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art, Forsyth Lecture series. It will be delivered as a webinar; registration is open to the public here.
Communities of Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side in Spain for centuries, creating vibrant artistic traditions that often intersected. At The Met Cloisters, however, interactions between faiths in the medieval Iberian Peninsula have not always been visible. In this lecture, Julia Perratore will discuss the process of planning and implementing Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith, an exhibition that addresses this aspect of the museum’s permanent display.
For the first time since its inauguration at The Cloisters in 1961, the Fuentidueña Chapel gallery, which typically focuses on the Christian tradition, presents a group of works that testify to the diversity of Spanish medieval art. By telling a more nuanced story in this space, the exhibition demonstrates the ease with which objects and artistic ideas transcended differences of belief. Placed in dialogue with each other, the silk textiles, ivory carvings, illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, and monumental sculptures featured in the show reveal a dynamic, interconnected past that often mirrors the present. The exhibit opened on August 30, 2021 and will continue through January 30, 2022.
Local Organizer: Jennifer M. Feltman, The University of Alabama, Department of Art and History,
in collaboration with Erika Loic, Florida State University, Department of Art History
Join us on Tuesday, November 2 at 1 pm for a talk on creative access by Dr. Amanda Cachia, a curator, writer, and art historian who specializes in disability art activism and creative access in the art world. Cachia has curated approximately 40 exhibitions, many of which have traveled to cities across the USA, England, Australia, and Canada. Her curatorial focus is representing the art and interests of disabled artists and producers.
Dr. Cachia’s talk, “Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation,” is sponsored by the Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies program and will be held on Zoom – Register here.
Dr. Cachia received her PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the University of California San Diego in 2017 and is developing a monograph based on her dissertation entitled Disability, Art, Agency: Participation and the Revision of the Senses (forthcoming, Duke University Press). She currently teaches art history, visual culture, and curatorial and exhibition studies at Otis College of Art and Design, California Institute of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, California State University San Marcos, and San Diego State University.
FSU art historians will host the opening film and a Q&A with its director in the fifth iteration of Cinehassee, an annual Iberoamerican Film Festival presented by FSU’s Hispanic Graduate Student Association (HiGSA). The Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies program is sponsoring Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna: The Spirit of the Ancestors: El Espíritu de los Ancestros, the opening film in this year’s program on Indigenous communities. This documentary addresses the colonial looting of a sacred spirit from Easter Island, and how the Rapa Nui community is fighting for repatriation.
Join Dr. Erika Loic and PhD student Ileana Olmos online for the synchronous Q&A with director Leonardo Pakarati (Rapa Nui) on September 17 at 5 pm. The film will be available to watch at home for one week before this event (Sept. 12–17).
To register for online content, complete the Cinehassee 2021 registration form.