Biennial

SWARM
Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme ‘Swarm’
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The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding three lunchtime roundtables in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, focused on the theme “Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality.” At each roundtable, an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and students will informally discuss their work...
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Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Rethinking empowerment with ‘Fashions from the Frontline’ at Cornell exhibition
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Knit hats in all different shades of pink from the Women’s March fill a display case. In front of the hats is a colorful circus-themed ensemble created by a Cornell student. A few displays down are the shoes worn by...
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Exhibit chronicles women’s empowerment through fashion
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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. It was curated...
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Image/Rachel Getman
Cornell Exhibit to Feature Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Shoes, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collars
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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. It was curated...
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Knotted installation proposes ways to reduce timber waste
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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...
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Image/Andrew Gao '22
Milstein students get a glimpse of artist Xu Bing’s character
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Students in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity were treated to a special Q&A session Sept. 26 with Chinese artist and A.D. White Professor-at-Large Xu Bing, whose animation “The Character of Characters” is on display at the Herbert F....
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CCA Biennial launches with art projects across campus
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The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) Biennial launched with a tour of outdoor projects on campus Sept. 28 and artist panels at a conference Sept. 29. The Biennial features Cornell and invited artists, such as Carrie Mae Weems...
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Edith Fikes/AAP
Log Knot, The Emperor’s Canary, and Todd: AAP Faculty and Student Work in the 2018 CCA Biennial
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The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) Biennial is underway and includes three projects by AAP students and faculty, each taking a different approach to this year's theme of "Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival." The CCA describes the biennial's 18...
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Image/Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae Weems: HEAVE
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Produced by Carrie Mae Weems for the 2018 CCA Biennial, Heave is a two-part artwork installed in specially designed pavilions on Cornell’s central Arts Quad. Linked to Weems’ 2017 project for the Park Avenue Armory, A Shape of Things, Heave incorporates multimedia design & architectural strategies to probe...
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Boris Tsang / Sun Assistant Photography Editor
What are the Mysterious Structures on the Arts Quad?
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One day, Cornellians woke up to find two unassuming, beige-colored structures in the Arts Quad that didn’t entirely seem at home there. Some students jokingly speculated the construction was part of the planned Sophomore Village that is meant to be...
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