The 2016 biennial, titled Abject/Object Empathies, includes 12 new projects, developed over 12 months by artists working in a variety of ways that suggest how the objects, buildings, interfaces, and images we construct are shaped by the intentional or implicit emotional, interdependent relationship to others.  Learn more >

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What if meaning is made not only in the initial encounter with a work of art, but in the laborious hours of production and deconstruction? Join us for facilitated conversations about the “work stories” artists tell, and how these might shift when the supply chain is included in those narratives.

Join facilitators Emilio Martinez Poppe, Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard of BFAMFAPhD.

This event is part of the 2016 CCA Biennial: Abject/Object Empathies.

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Best known for his large-scale installations, Pepón Osorio merges conceptual art and community dynamics. Osorio’s work emphasizes the exhibition space as an intermediary between the social architecture of communities and the mainstream art world.

Milstein Hall, Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium

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CCA 2016

JACK Quartet, already a powerhouse of new string quartet music, will be performing works by many Cornell composers including Louis Chiapetta, Corey Keating, Loren Loiacono, Can Bilir, Barry Sharp, Charles Peck, and faculty-member Kevin Ernste.

Sep 25
Sep 28

A sixth generation musician, Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh has been captivating audiences around the world for thirty years and is one of the leading veena artistes today. She began playing the veena since age three, and is one of the youngest veena artistes to receive the A-TOP grading, the highest from All India Radio.

Oct 02

Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in collaboration with Samantha Speis and dramaturg Talvin Wilks, Walking With 'Trane is inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of John Coltrane, a composer at the forefront of jazz innovation in a racially-charged America of the 50s and 60s.

Oct 25

The ensemble will perform a concert revolving around the theme ‘Rhetoric in Music’ featuring works by Beethoven and Haydn.

Oct 28

What are the different ways in which scholars and practitioners approach these processes? What might these socially-engaged rejoinders to mass incarceration gain by being examined in tandem? This free and public event interrogates the stories, affects, and knowledges that pass from “cell to cell”: from the overcrowded cells that incarcerate 1 in 100 people in the United States, to the media cells of the televisual projections of prisons across the world, to the individual cells of the body politic itself.

Oct 29