The 2018 Biennial features 18 project installations and exhibitions opening campuswide Sept. 28-29, with a conference, public lectures and performances. Featured artist Carrie Mae Weems will premiere “Heave,” a multimedia installation in two specially designed structures on the Arts Quad on the history and duration of violence, and will deliver the plenary conference lecture Sept. 29.

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Since its launch in September 2016, the Cornell Race and Empathy Project has recorded, archived and shared the everyday stories of Cornellians that evoke racial empathy.

To continue fostering the ability to identify and understand the feelings of someone of a different background, the project has evolved into an online presence.

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We will begin accepting applications early December 2018 for NEW arts projects to be exhibited or performed on campus during the 2019-20 academic year.

Information sessions will be scheduled for early 2019, with applications due April 11. 

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FALL 2018/SPRING 2019

TEXTURE is an eclectic exhibition that emerged from a simple and (intentionally) vague prompt: texture.

Aug 15
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Oct 15

Pulse serves as a space for reflection and mindfulness - a refuge from the avalanche of information which we consume.

Sep 14
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Sep 28

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri developed in collaboration with Kinetic Swiss Artist Pe Lang, Contact Points is a sound installation that uses metallic pins to strike different tones in an emergent and errand manner creating a captivatiing elegance. 

Oct 20

Questioning perception through the use of weight, scale and materiality in the search of the uncanny or unspecified,  Sophia Starling MFA’19, explores these ideas in her new show, The Unforgiving Mould.

Nov 05
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Oct 11

The Momenta Quartet and master Javanese musician Darsono Hadiraharjo join forces with the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Christopher J. Miller, to perform new works for gamelan and string quartet by Cornell DMA students Can Bilir, Miles Friday, and Piyawat Louilarpprasert. 

Nov 07

Whispers from the Field: Ethnographic Poetry and Creative Prose is a visual and interactive anthropological and literary project that features original poetry and creative prose by Cornell University researches and students, presesnted in the form of a reading event, visual display, or in a chapbook. 

Nov 08

William Jihrel Smith: Blank is an exhibition of painting and sculpture exploring ideas of lightness and darkness; black and white; presence and absence; application and removal; and the ways and which they operate in and for art spaces.

Nov 12
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Nov 16

A Cliff is a solo exhibition by Bruno Cancado focusing in sculpture and photography, exploring the physicality of things and the socio-cultural memory inherent in materials and shapes. The exhibition is an investigation of the relationship between architecture and nature.

Nov 12
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Nov 16

We aim to connect students and address the social climate at Cornell. Our collaboration aims to initiate a dialogue on campus about the issues we individually and collectively face and express these through design and art. 

Nov 15

Celebrating the completion of Dilmun Hill's new storage barn, student club Building Community is making a set of furniture and shelving units for use during CSA pickups and workshop events held by the student-run organic farm. 

Nov 16

ICE and Cornell composers will work to toy with different notions of sound production and the volatile relationship between performativity, theater, and sound. The way in which sound is produced and listened to within the concert hall is a grand performance in itself. 

Dec 04

Creating an experimental fashion collection, Olivia Haynie merges natural and synthetic materials and explores their relationship in the form of wearable pieces. 

Mar 01

The talented trio of Japanese violinist Noyuri Hazama, baroque cellist and violist da gamba musician Eva Lymenstull, and keyboardist Shin Hwang, explore the more singable works of Shubert and Beethoven centered around the composer's inspiration from the Lied (Germanic songs). 

Mar 21