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Senior Studio Catalog pre-orders

For the second time in as many years, senior art history majors have taken the time to collaborate with senior studio (the class of senior visual or studio art majors seeking honors) to produce a catalog of works. Each senior studio artist is included, and a color plate featuring a selection of work from every show is recorded along with a write-up by an art history major. If you’d like to pre-order one now, please contact oberlinSSEC@gmail.com (SSEC standing for senior studio exhibition catalog) now. In order to re-coup costs and get a head start on next year, they are asking for a minimum donation of $5 for each book. Of course, everyone who helped with this project will be receiving a complimentary copy, so if you’re one of the artitsts- don’t worry!

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Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Anna-Claire Stinebring leads Tuesday Tea

Peruzzi's "Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine"

This Tuesday, May 12 at 2:30 PM will be the final Tuesday Tea until the fall. It is especially exciting as it will be the second year in a row that a graduating senior delivers the final tea of the academic year. Anna-Claire will speak on “The Manifestation of the Interior: Baldessare Peruzzi’s Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine,” pictured here. She was selected by the museum curatorial staff after the AMAM put out a call for papers by any graduating senior. So, please join the museum staff tomorrow at 2:30 to hear Anna-Claire present, followed by some light refreshments.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Pipo Nguyen-duy in a New Book

Professor Pipo Nguyen-duy’s work is featured in the new book Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary. It is currently in the Art Library, so come take a look. The information below is from the publisher:

In Unsettled Visions the activist, curator, and scholar Margo Machida presents a pioneering, in-depth exploration of Asian American visual art. Machida focuses on works produced during the watershed 1990s, when surging Asian immigration had significantly altered the demographic, cultural, and political contours of Asian America, and a renaissance in Asian American art and visual culture was well underway. Machida conducted extensive interviews with ten artists working during this transformative period: men and women of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese descent, most of whom migrated to the United States. In dialogue with the artists, Machida illuminates and contextualizes the origins and intent behind bodies of their work.Unsettled Visionsis an engaging look at a vital art scene and a subtle account of the multiple, shifting meanings of “Asian-ness” in Asian American art.Analyses of the work of individual artists are grouped around three of the major themes that Asian American artists engaged with during the 1990s: representations of the other; social memory and trauma; and migration, diaspora, and a sense of place. Machida considers the work of the photographers Pipo Nguyen-duy and Hanh Thi Pham, the printmaker and sculptor Zarina Hashmi, and installations by the artists Tomie Arai, Ming Fay, and Yong Soon Min. She examines the work of Marlon Fuentes, whose films and photographs play with the stereotyping conventions of visual anthropology, and a series of prints in which Allan deSouza examines the centrality of Orientalism to American popular culture. Machida reflects on Kristine Aono’s museum installations embodying the effects of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and on Y. David Chung’s representations of urban spaces transformed by migration in works ranging from large-scale charcoal drawings and installations to a multimedia “electronic rap opera.”

Unsettled Visions Cover

Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary
By Margo Machida
Edition: illustrated
Published by Duke University Press, 2009
ISBN 0822341875, 9780822341871
352 pages
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Art Library N6538.A83 M37 2008

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Tis the Season for Art Shows

There will be a wealth of art on display this weekend! On May 9th come see Don Harvey’s and Susan Umbenhour’s students’ work displayed in the domes. It will be drawing and painting and there will be light refreshments from 8 to 10pm. Also, Hilary Zarabi-Azam and Sarina will be showing work in Fisher Gallery at 8 tomorrow night in their show “I ❤ Art.”

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Art History Honors Presentations Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday May 8th at 4pm in Classroom 1, this year’s four art history honors candidates will give brief (15 minute) presentations on their paper topics. Please come support them! Topics are as follows:

Matthew Gin: “Transformative Spaces and Edifying Spectacles: Enlightened Discourses and the Reconceptualization of Theater Architecture in Eighteenth Century France”

Martha Joseph: “Beyond Conceptual Art: Boredom and the Problem of Medium in John Baldessari’s Early Video Art”

Lindsey DuPertuis: “‘Parenti, Amici, Vincini’ A Study of Apollonio di Giovanni’s Battle between the Persians and Athenians”

Alexandra Sterman: “Modern Chinese Art at a Moment of Crisis: The 1989 China/Avant-garde Exhibition”

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Allen’s wealth of online resources

The Allen Memorial Art Museum has a new page on its website meant to supplement the collection through a variety of ways. This online resources page features a variety of information to use; the most interesting for the casual visitor would probably be the new downloadable audio on selected works from the Allen. Right now there are two files up, but more are being recorded and will be available soon. There are also links to the AMAM’s facebook page and Flickr account that are worth a look. Finally, there is a list of links, both internal and external, to serve as teaching resources for educators who would like to use the AMAM’s collection.

All in all, this is an exciting rollout. Hopefully the page will grow with more content over time, so be sure to check it out now and visit it again later.

Link: Allen Memorial Art Museum Online Resources

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Allen Museum

 

Two years of AICUO excellence

courtesy of aicuoblog.blogspot.com

courtesy of aicuoblog.blogspot.com

Last year we blogged about Georgia Wall (OC ’08) winning the top prize from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO). This year AICUO recognized senior Amy Rinaldi as the grand prize winner, and also recognized senior Antonio Papania-Davis, Oberlin’s other nominee for the award, as a finalist. Congratulations to both of them for this achievement!

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, A.I.C.U.O., created an Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts to raise awareness of their member institutions and the artists they educate. Each of the member Colleges and Universities (there are over forty) are invited to nominate two graduating seniors as candidates for this competition. Six of the nominees are chosen by an independent jury of artists as finalists for the award.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Obie Sighting