Chronicling how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves, the exhibition is part of the 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial and explores the Biennial theme of “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival” through fashion objects.

From articles of clothing worn by suffragettes, a circus trapeze artist’s outfit and a WWII Naval Reserve uniform to shoes worn during a winning Congressional campaign in the 2018 midterm elections, prominent women and everyday unsung heroes are featured in this student-curated exhibit.

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When a tree is harvested for wood, what happens to the pieces that aren’t ramrod straight? An installation designed by Cornell University’s Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL) proposes an answer to that question and has used robotic fabrication to build a self-supporting structure from rejected wood cuts.

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The CCA is now accepting Individual Grant Program applications for NEW arts projects to be exhibited or performed on campus during the 2019-20 academic year.

Information sessions are scheduled for 2/27, 3/7, 3/18 & 4/4.

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SPRING 2019

CYCLO, The Problem with Plastic Bags is a continuation of research begun in an architecture design studio where the project was to transform "trash" into a viable architectural material. This project focuses on HDPE filmy plastics and by spinning the plastic bags into tension cables, this phase of research foregrounds the construction of a hanging chair.

In this artist talk and conversation, Jaret Vadera will discuss key arcs, propositions, and questions guiding his practice.

Jaret Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we understand the world around and within us. Vadera's practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/decolonial theory, science fiction, Buddhist philosophy, and the study of impossible objects.

Feb 28

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

Mar 01

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber, the Locally Grown Dance (LGD) will perform with live music featuring Powerdove, with senior vocalist Annie Lewandowski, senior lecturer is the Cornell Music Department. 

Mar 07
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Mar 09

From Here marries traditionally masculine silhouettes and feminine styles in an attempt to disavow the ill-conceived notions of the “feminist” wardrobe. Women are constantly evaluated, even ridiculed, for what they wear, whether it’s out with their friends, in the workplace, or on screen. Dress in stereotypically feminine garments or colors and you’re weak and not to be taken seriously. Choose a power pantsuit and you’re a cold-hearted bitch. Put on a short skirt and you no longer respect yourself or support women’s rights. From Here blurs the line that segregates “feminine” and “masculine” clothing in an attempt to redefine what it means to dress like a feminist.

Mar 09

The history of feminist performance is one of radical storytelling, of showing how the personal is political and of carving out spaces in which women can feel, in the words of Holly Hughes, “at last, fully human.” Feminist performance offers a critical lens into the sex and gendered dynamics of power, a lens that can challenge – or reinforce – racist, classist, and transphobic embodiments.

Mar 15
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Mar 16

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

An Evening at the Caffe Cino seeks to explore the legacy of the Caffe Cino as both a pioneering space of Off-Off-Broadway theatre and as a site of queer performance and queer social life.

Apr 18
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Apr 20

PULSE is Yamatai's annual concert that features the Japanese art of taiko drumming. 

Apr 20

Palonegro, one of Ithaca’s favorite ensembles of music from Latin America and the Caribbean, will release its first CD in this unforgettable concert. There will also be guest performers and surprises! 

Apr 22

CCCP presents: TAKnTime: TAK ensemble will play works focusing on perceived duration, time manipulation, and the effect of sound on temporal experience. There will not only be a concert on April 25th at 8pm, but a day prior there will be Preview Lecture/Concert at the Telluride House at 8pm discussing the process of creation and an oppurtunity for others to understand each composer's constructed landscape. 

Apr 25

At a pedestrian intersection of the Arts Quad, a circular assemby of mirrors blocks frosted at eye level. Your passage slows down, physically and psychologically, as you immerse yourelf in the shifting and authentic beauty of the surrounding space. 

Apr 29
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May 09

Visual + Media ArtsMay 2 Outside, in front of the Human Ecology BuildingPresented by Kelsie Doty Through interviews with textile companies, fashion designers, plant growers, dye chemists and...

May 02