A Staged Reading and Public Discussion of “Tale of Black Histories,” A Play Created By Édouard Glissant.

 

Tale of Black Histories was originally written and performed in French (Histoire du nègre) by members of the Institute for Martinican Studies in 1971. This avant-garde theater experience explores the history of Afro-Caribbean peoples through the periods of slavery, independence movements, and the Civil Rights era. Members of Indianapolis’ Asante Children’s Theatre will read from the first-ever English translation of the play under the direction of Gilbert Laumord, artistic director, SIYAJ Theater Company, Guadeloupe. A short lecture by the play’s translators, Dr. Andrew Daily (U. of Memphis) and Dr. Emily Sahakian (U. of Georgia), will precede the reading. Public discussion will follow. Come and make Tale of Black Histories part of Indianapolis’ own history!

Parking vouchers will be provided to cover the parking fee in the Hine Hall garage, located under the building (Access on North Street). ADA accessible.

This event is taking place in conjunction with the 65th annual meeting for the Society for French Historical Studies. It is supported by: Indiana Humanities, IUPUI Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Africana Studies Program, Office for International Affairs, Program for Global and International Studies, World Languages and Literatures Program, George Santayana Edition.

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Big Tent @ the IUPUI

The IUPUI premiere event of a one-of-a-kind portable multimedia venue designed by Music and Arts Technology faculty Robin Cox and Ben Smith. Events will include live performances and installation work by MAT faculty and students, Herron faculty Danielle Riede, and 2018 commissioned works by IU Bloomington faculty and students. Support for this event has been provided by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, The IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology,  and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington.  http://www.thebigtent.org

Monday April 1st 5:30pm-9:30pm
Campus Center Ballroom 450

 

Equity in Modern America with Jelani Cobb, Jeff Chang, and Negin Farsad

What do we mean when we use the word “equity”? How do we build an equitable society? Join us for a conversation with Jelani Cobb, Negin Farsad, and Jeff Chang about Equity in Modern America.

Jeff Chang is author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

Jelani Cobb is author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of ProgressThe Devil and Dave Chappelle, and To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic.

Negin Farsad is author of How to Make White People Laugh and director of The Muslims are Coming!

This event is part of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute’s Entanglements Series which puts scientists, social scientists, humanists, and artists in conversation with the audience to ask questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Equity in Modern America is presented with the Kheprw Institute, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Humanities, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, and the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Support for this event comes from the Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant program.

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Liberal Arts Talks- Digging Deeper into the 19th Century Central Indiana: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Bethel Cemetery

Jeremy Wilson presents: “Digging Deeper into 19th Century Central Indiana: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Bethel Cemetery”

In 2018, the IUPUI Department of Anthropology partnered with industry leaders to undertake one of the largest applied anthropological research projects ever in Indiana. This work, involving the detection, exhumation and analysis of over 500 individuals from the Bethel Cemetery, provided a unique opportunity to identify and reconstruct the lives and lifeways of early Hoosier pioneers, as well as later inhabitants that experienced industrialization, urbanization, and key moments in the state and nation’s history.

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Herron Invites Artists to Participate in Lori Waxman’s Acclaimed ’60 wrd/min Art Critic’ Performance

Lori Waxman at work during her "60 wrd/min art critic" performance in St. Louis, Mississippi, in 2015. Courtesy of Lori Waxman
Lori Waxman at work during her “60 wrd/min art critic” performance in St. Louis, Mississippi, in 2015. Courtesy of Lori Waxman

This spring, the Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design will present “60 wrd/min art critic,” an ongoing performance art project by Chicago Tribune columnist Lori Waxman, providing Indiana artists the opportunity to submit their artwork for critical review and published recognition. Waxman’s performance will occur April 30–May 2, 2019, on the IUPUI campus in Herron’s Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, located in Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St.

Since 2005, Waxman’s internationally acclaimed performance has resulted in more than 700 written reviews for underserved and underrepresented visual artists across the United States and Europe. In her words, the project aims to “get the community thinking about where the responsibility for art criticism resides” by raising awareness about the lack of venues to cover the arts in certain regional arts communities, especially at a time when art columns are disappearing from newspapers and magazines. “60 wrd/min art critic” also reveals the art critique process in real-time as artist, artwork, critic, and review all exist in the same space.

During the three-day presentation at Herron, Waxman will review artwork by 30 artists of all ages, skill levels and artistic disciplines. Reviews are free of charge and will be scheduled and written in twenty-five-minute increments in Waxman’s pop-up office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, and from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

Artists may request an appointment at any time by emailing critic@60wordmin.org, stating date and time preferences.

Indianapolis is among sixteen U.S. cities to host “60 wrd/min art critic,” including Detroit; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Portland, Maine. In 2012, a 100-day version of the performance was included in dOCUMENTA, a major survey of international contemporary art held every five years in Kassel, Germany. A book collecting 241 reviews written during dOCUMENTA (13) was later published by Onestar Press, Paris.

“60 wrd/min art critic” is a project of the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. This performance is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. To learn more about Waxman’s project, visit 60wrdmin.org.

Waxman’s performance is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the Sports Complex Garage adjacent to Eskenazi Hall or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage, courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis, with validation from the Herron galleries. Visit HerronGalleries.org for more information.

Read the original article from Herron School of Art and Design 

Herron Alumnus Eric Sutton On The Power of Teaching Artistic Expression

Chris Sickels aka Red Nose Studio

Chris Sickels, Hero of Five Points (detail), 2014. Courtesy of the artist

In the Basile Gallery is an exhibition featuring the characters and imagery of Greenfield-based illustrator and stop-motion animator Chris Sickels aka Red Nose Studio. The exhibition explores Sickel’s process of creating, photographing and animating intricate dioramas and offers an in-depth look at the artist’s creative approaches to illustration.

BASILE GALLERY, ESKENAZI HALL MARCH 6, 2019 – MAY 18, 2019

Christine Sciulli

Christine Sciulli, “Roil,” 2018. EIght-channel video projection into fabric, 35 by 55 by 28 feet. Photo by Etienne Frossard

INDIANAPOLIS — Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI will present the 2019 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture with Ann Hamilton on Wednesday, March 6, kicking off a spring exhibition season headlined by New York-based artist Christine Sciulli.

A recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Hamilton has created large-scale multimedia installations, public projects and performances in numerous spaces around the world for more than 30 years. Most recently, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority commissioned her to create a marble mosaic for the World Trade Center Cortlandt Street subway station, which reopened Sept. 8, 2018 — 17 years after it was destroyed on 9/11. The project, “CHORUS,” fills the station’s walls with woven phrases of text from nationally and internationally authored declarations of human rights and independence.

During the lecture at Herron, Hamilton will discuss her wide-ranging processes and use of materials along with the themes she has drawn upon throughout her artistic career.

The headlining exhibition opening in the Galleries at Herron this spring features a site-specific installation by Sciulli. Known for her use of projected light to activate and shape space, Sciulli takes over Herron’s 3,000-square-foot Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries to create an immersive experience. Her exhibition opens March 6 and runs through April 20.

The lecture and the opening reception for the exhibition are free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St.

In-kind support for the opening reception is provided by Sun King Brewing. Parking is free in the Sports Complex Garage adjacent to Eskenazi Hall or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage, courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis, with validation from the Herron galleries.

Visit HerronGalleries.org for more information on current and upcoming exhibitions, talks and more.

The Galleries at Herron, located in Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus, are free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

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BERKSHIRE, REESE AND PAUL GALLERIES, ESKENAZI HALL MARCH 6, 2019 – APRIL 20, 2019

Ann Hamilton + Opening Reception

Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Installation at Municipal Pier 9, made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thibault Jeanson

Herron School of Art and Design will present the 2019 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture with Ann Hamilton, a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.”

Hamilton has created large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performances in numerous spaces around the world for more than 30 years. During the lecture, Hamilton will discuss her wide-ranging processes and use of materials along with the themes she has drawn upon throughout her artistic career. Following the lecture is an opening reception for three exhibitions, presenting new and recent works by Christine Sciulli, Gillian Wearing and Chris Sickels aka Red Nose Studios.

The Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture brings internationally acclaimed female artists to Indianapolis. The lecture series is made possible by a gift from Indiana philanthropist Jane Fortune – author, art historian, and founder of Advancing Women Artists.

THE JANE FORTUNE OUTSTANDING WOMEN VISITING ARTIST LECTURE BASILE AUDITORIUM, ESKENAZI HALL
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 | 5:30 – 8 P.M.

Liberal Arts Talks: Public Art, Monuments, and Civic Life by Modupe Labode

In 2011, a nonprofit agency responded to protest and cancelled artist Fred Wilson’s project to create a work of public art for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The proposed work, E Pluribus Unum, referenced the figure of an African American man on the Indiana Soldiers and Soldiers Monument. This case is a point of departure to consider the role of public art, monuments, race, and history in civic life.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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*Note: Closest visitor parking garage to the Campus Center is Vermont St Parking Garage (XB).