Check out our Summer 2020
MFA program newsletter!
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June 2020 Art Talks with:
Ben Sloat & Jerry Saltz
Ursula von Rydingsvard
JooYoung Choi & Trenton Doyle Hancock
From our Video Archive
"Art as a Civic Practice" Symposium, 2020
Trenton Doyle Hancock & JooYoung Choi,
Tehching Hsieh, 2019
Mika Rottenberg, 2018
Mark Dion, 2018
Diana al-Hadid, 2018
June 2020 residency thematic:
“I think there are other ways of looking through abstraction. To use the whole social fabric of our society as a point of departure for abstraction reanimates it, dusts it off. It becomes really interesting to me, and supercharged. I just find that chilling and amazing.”
- Mark Bradford
What is Social Abstraction?
Articles: Judith Butler, April 30th Mourning is a political act amid the pandemic and its disparities
Sarah Lewis, May 1st Where are the photos of people dying of COVID?
Paul Chan May 15th Letter to Young Artists During a Pandemic
"Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower"
Rainer Maria Rilke
Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,
what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.
In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.
And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.