The CCA supports numerous arts-related events and projects each year.. Documentation from grant-supported projects completed and presented, artist award presentations, and CCA-initiated projects are archived, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, individual artist and department-generated projects, concerts, installations, and publications.
Listed below is a sample of projects supported by the CCA from 2001 to 2017.
To celebrate the bicentennial of Clara Schumann (neé Wieck)’s birth, the conference “Performing Clara Schumann: Keyboard Legacies and Feminine Identities in the Long Romantic Tradition”, November 16-17, will present a myriad of interpretive frameworks for understanding the historical, cultural, and technological milieu surrounding the virtuosa’s life and work.
Fifty years later in two concerts at Cornell, the great anatine ensemble returns to the analog to perform Borden’s minimalist masterpiece, the Continuing Story of Counterpoint, on the original synthesizers.
Aboriginal Australian Artist Jonathan Jones will share his insights into socially engaged art as a means of inspiring greater appreciation of Indigenous history and cultures, remembrance of forgotten histories, and stewardship of the environment.
Cornell Contemporary Chamber players will collaborate with NYC's Unheard-of//Ensemble to present an evening of performances which investigates the influences of time and place on the current graduate student composers within Cornell's distinguished composition department, as well as alumnus composers of the past.
Brazilian Artist Eder Muniz will talk about his work transforming the streetscapes of Salvador, Brazil through the magic of his art.
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 others, this film seeks to document the use of natural dyes within the apparel and textile industry. Thursday, May 2: 8:30pm
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.