Public Lectures, Visiting Artists & Scholars, Majors Events
APPLICATIONS DUE! Artist-in-Residency Workshop - Nick Cave
Dates: February 28 & 29, March 20 & 21, and April 17 & 18
Contemporary artist, Nick Cave, will be joining the Studio Art department as the Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2020! Throughout the semester, Cave will be holding multi-day workshops for select students that will culminate in students presentations
throughout Grounds. During Cave’s residency workshops, students will learn the power of collaboration and develop tools to think critically and creatively to reach a team goal. Cave works in the visual and performing arts across mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, textiles, sound, dance and performance, to address themes such as race, gender, and class. He is best known for his Soundsuit projects where he creates elaborate sculptural forms at scale with the human body.
Applicants must be able to attend ALL of the workshop dates: February 28 & 29, March 20 & 21, and April 17 & 18 (times listed in the application). Accepted students will be notified by January 29. All applicants must have a faculty sponsor. Priority will be given to Studio Art majors and undergraduate students. Apply here by January 23!
All to Pieces: elin o’Hara slavick and susanne slavick Artist Talk
6pm | Ruffin Gallery
Please join the Studio Art department for the first Ruffin Gallery show of the Spring 2020 season, All to Pieces by elin o’Hara slavick and susanne slavick! The show runs from January 13th to February 14th with a Final Fridays Reception on January 31st from 5 – 7 PM. The artists will be giving an artist lecture at 6 PM!
Visiting Artist Lecture: Guadalupe Maravilla
5:30pm | Campbell Hall 160
In 1984, at eight years old, Guadalupe Maravilla immigrated alone to the United States from El Salvador in order to escape the Salvadoran Civil War. Maravilla was part of the first wave of undocumented children to come to the US from Central America. Maravilla became a US citizen at twenty-seven. In 2016, as a gesture of solidarity with his undocumented father, who uses Maravilla as a last name in his fake identity, Maravilla changed his birth name Irvin Morazan to Guadalupe Maravilla.
Maravilla creates fictionalized performances, videos, sculptures and drawings that incorporate his pre-colonial Central American ancestry, personal mythology, and autobiography. Through a multidisciplinary studio practice, Maravilla traces the history of his own displacement, interrogates the parallels between pre-Columbian cultures and our border politics.
Final Friday Opening - Nick Cave
5 - 7pm | Ruffin Hall
Please join the Studio Art department for the opening of an exhibition of video work by artist Nick Cave, Ruffin’s Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2020!
Cave works in the visual and performing arts across mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, textiles, sound, and performance, to address themes such as race, gender, and class. He is best known for his body suit projects where he creates elaborate sculptural forms at scale with the human body. His is included in the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark, among others. Cave has received several prestigious awards including: the Art in Embassies International Medal of Arts Honoree (2017), the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review Award (2014) in recognition of his Grand Central Terminal performance Heard - NY, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2008), Artadia Award (2006), the Joyce Award (2006), Creative Capital Grants (2002, 2004 and 2005), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2001). Cave, who received his MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, is Professor and Chairman of the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
AIA Hanfmann Lecture
5:30pm | Campbell 158
A. Asa Eger (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)