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scope: 2014 Undergraduate Exhibition
April 23 2014 at 10:00 AM
Community Arts
scope2014 Wayne State University Undergraduate Exhibition The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History is pleased to announce Scope, Wayne State University’s Undergraduate Exhibition at the Art Department Gallery, April 18 through May 16. This exhibition features work by undergraduate students from each of the department’s fourteen disciplines. Scope features a wide range of approaches from which students derive their inspiration, ideas, and creations. The exhibition represents processes of looking close and looking far through various mediums and concepts; considering how and where final works of art are presented and perceived. Scope is a collection of works exhibited in a meaningful way at their highest regard. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 18, from 5:00 to 8:00PM and will include the 2014 WSU Scholarship Awards presentation at 6:30PM. Awards will also be given to students for their outstanding fine art, design, and foundation works in the exhibition. Scope has been organized by the following students from the department’s Gallery Internship Course: Jessica Artt, Evan Condron, Ashley Nivison, Gerald Schulze, Dylan Schutter, Katie Welch, and Crysta Zgorski.
James Lee Byars tribute exhibition at MOCAD
April 23 2014 at 11:00 AM
MOCAD
I Cancel All My Works at Death is the first comprehensive survey of the plays, actions and performances of James Lee Byars (Detroit 1932 - Cairo 1997; Wayne State class of '55). Spanning the period from 1960 (when he created his first action in Kyoto, Japan) to 1981 (when de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam presented a year-long survey), the exhibition, which is titled after Byars' now-famous speech act, adopts the premise that the artist and his work are better mis-remembered than re-experienced. I Cancel All My Works at Death therefore presents none of his actual performances; nor does it include objects made, owned or used by him, nor vintage ephemera--with the exception of obituaries published in newspapers at the time of his death. What it does include are suits and costumes, scripts, theater posters, props, puppet videos, a detailed timeline, among other elements. It also includes new, un-authored solo actions and group events that will be carried out sparingly and intermittently during the run of the show. The exhibition is curated by Triple Candie, a phantom-like institution that existed in Harlem as an alternative space from 2001 to 2010. Run by two art historians who now live in Philadelphia, Triple Candie produces exhibitions about art but devoid of it and realized without the involvement of artists. Recent projects include Epigraphe pour une preface: The Original is Unfaithful to the Copy (FRAC Le Plateau, Paris, 2013), Of the Siren and the Sky: The Life and Work of Michael Whipple (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013) and Maurizio Cattalan is Dead: Life and Work, 1960-2009 (Deste Foundation, Athens, 2010). At the request of Triple Candie, this exhibition is dramaturged by Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD's guest curator. http://www.mocadetroit.org/about.html
James Lee Byars tribute exhibition at MOCAD
April 24 2014 at 11:00 AM
MOCAD
I Cancel All My Works at Death is the first comprehensive survey of the plays, actions and performances of James Lee Byars (Detroit 1932 - Cairo 1997; Wayne State class of '55). Spanning the period from 1960 (when he created his first action in Kyoto, Japan) to 1981 (when de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam presented a year-long survey), the exhibition, which is titled after Byars' now-famous speech act, adopts the premise that the artist and his work are better mis-remembered than re-experienced. I Cancel All My Works at Death therefore presents none of his actual performances; nor does it include objects made, owned or used by him, nor vintage ephemera--with the exception of obituaries published in newspapers at the time of his death. What it does include are suits and costumes, scripts, theater posters, props, puppet videos, a detailed timeline, among other elements. It also includes new, un-authored solo actions and group events that will be carried out sparingly and intermittently during the run of the show. The exhibition is curated by Triple Candie, a phantom-like institution that existed in Harlem as an alternative space from 2001 to 2010. Run by two art historians who now live in Philadelphia, Triple Candie produces exhibitions about art but devoid of it and realized without the involvement of artists. Recent projects include Epigraphe pour une preface: The Original is Unfaithful to the Copy (FRAC Le Plateau, Paris, 2013), Of the Siren and the Sky: The Life and Work of Michael Whipple (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013) and Maurizio Cattalan is Dead: Life and Work, 1960-2009 (Deste Foundation, Athens, 2010). At the request of Triple Candie, this exhibition is dramaturged by Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD's guest curator. http://www.mocadetroit.org/about.html
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The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to the understanding, production and presentation of works of art in all media. It seeks to explore and develop visual literacy as well as technical, critical and conceptual skills. The curriculum combines history, theory, practice and technology with interdisciplinary learning that aims to nurture a balance between technical proficiency, experimentation with new ideas and studying the visual arts as a means of understanding the intellectual and cultural history of humanity. By receiving a comprehensive training in the visual arts within the context of a liberal arts education, students are encouraged to master the various avenues of creative investigation and learning within the department as well as in other departments of the college and the university at large. Each student is thereby able to progress from fundamentals to creative and intellectual maturity and given the tools of professionalization in a variety of different areas while immersed in the rich diversity of cultural and research opportunities offered by the university as a whole.

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