Nov 06 2009

7PM Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Theatre Filmscreening: DWANDO (Conflict), with visiting artist Suman Ghosh (Ph.D '02), screenwriter and film director. Ghosh is a professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, and screenwriter and film director in India.  He produced his first film, an award-winning documentary AMARTYA SEN: A LIFE REEXAMINED, following receiving his PhD in economics from Cornell in 2002.  He also wrote and directed feature films PODOKKHEP,...

Nov 05 2009

12PM, 374 Rockefeller Hall Filmscreening: AMARTYA SEN (Footsteps) with visiting artist Suman Ghosh (Ph.D '02), screenwriter and film director. This film includes interviews with Sen and internationally-known economists including Kaushik Basu, professor / chair of economics, Cornell, and C. Marks, professor of International Studies, Cornell. Ghosh is a professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, and screenwriter and film director in India.  His most recent film, DWANDO,...

Nov 01 2009

November / Location TBA Installation by I. Maria Calderon (BA '10, Landscape Arch.), built from foldable sequence of pyramids to exagerate the three dimensional qualities of the aloe plant. The light weight structural material (chipboardboard + spray paint and aluminum) allowed for most of this sculpture to be transported in a suitcase from Guatemala to Ithaca.

Oct 30 2009

9am - 12pm Tjaden Hall Printmaking Studio Monotype Workshop with printmaker James Stroud, proprietor of Center Street Studios in Boston. Stroud's work will be on display as he conducts a half-day workshop in Tjaden Hall. His current projects involve highly charged oversize monotypes by the German artist Marcus Linnenbrinker forging a new language in working a print. A traveling exhibit is currently on view in Boston of works from his studio. James Stroud Studio

Oct 17
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Jan 31 2009

H.F. Johnson Museum of Art Video installations by Omer Fast.  Fast relates two very distinct industries - mortuary services and fashion photography - by emphasizing their involvement in the construction of images.  Looking Pretty for God overlays footage from a fictional photo shoot with actual interviews with funeral directors. http://www.museum.cornell.edu

Sep 12 2009

7PM Hartell Gallery Savinien Caracostea presents a 20 minute film taking place at a house in the middle of the woods.  "It is night and it has been foreseen that in a matter of hours a meteorite will collide with the earth in the vicinity of the house.  There are five people waiting; they are both anxious and excited, but this unusual occurrence is stirring their deepest feelings, as the end might come soon." METEOROID attempts to awake a lost enchantment of the world...

Sep 06
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Sep 18 2009

Willard Straight Gallery George Cannon, artist, gallery preparator, H.F. Johnson Museum, presents Evolution: Contemporary, Abstract Digital Photography, a show of framed Giclee prints.  The images appeal by way of spatial arrangements, color and graphic interest, texture and tonal gradation, and layering.

Sep 04
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Sep 05 2009

Tjaden Gallery Wu Jianjun and Zhao Nengzhi, with Feng Boyi, critic, and Chen Fang, Director of the Fang Yin Gallery, Beijing. Artists Wu Jianjun and Zhao Nengzhi represent a new generation of Chinese artists whose work is committed to sensational figuration.  A turn away from figurative representation association with metaphor and symbolism, this attitude represents a break from Chinese socialist and poetic traditions of figurations.   Curator Feng Boyi is known in China as...

Apr 04 2009

This program features Tara Cooper's Until the Lake Froze Solid.  The recurring murmurings of regret, coupled with the resolve to survive, and the wetness of a frozen lake form the spine of the piece.  The poetic narrative is by Autumn Watts (Cornell MFA, 2006) and the drawings and animation by Tara Cooper (MFA, 2008).