Calendar

Thursday, March 23
  • Sculpture Lecture: Rhode Island and the Re-Memory of Slavery
    Thursday, March 237:00 pm  - 9:00 pm

    Location: Metcalf Auditorium


    Description:

    Marisa Williamson: Marisa Williamson works in performance, video, sculpture and photography. She often combines some or all of these to use narrative, language and myth as problem-solving tools to explore history, the psychology of the mind and the physicality of the body. Williamson has an ongoing body of work that looks at the psychological and physical reality of the life and role that Sally Hemings – a freed slave and mistress to President Thomas Jefferson – played in early American history; this work takes shape across various mediums and locations. She has staged site-specific performances at and in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, Storm King Art Center, and most recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Williamson’s short film exploring Hemings' time spent in Paris, shot on location in France, has screened in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. Her videos, performances, and objects show regularly in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Marisa lives and works in New York City.

Thursday, April 6
  • Conversations in Contemporary Art: Simone Leigh
    Thursday, April 65:45 pm  - 8:00 pm

    Location: Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium and Lobby


    Description:

    Simone Leigh
    RISD Graduate Commons Speaker Series

    Reception at 5:45 pm in the Lobby
    Lecture begins at 6:30pm

Friday, April 7
  • Public Screening of 'Herman's House
    Friday, April 74:00 pm  - 6:00 pm

    Location: Fleet Library (room 228)


    Description:

    There will be a Public Screening of 'Herman's House' an Emmy Award Winning film by Jackie Sumell (who will be visiting RISD the following week) at the Main Library (room 228) at 4pm on Friday April 7th. This screening is free, and open to the public.

    More info on the film ( http://hermanshousethefilm.com/the-film/ )
    Sculpture Department

Thursday, April 13
  • Sculpture Guest Lecture: Rhode Island and the Re-Memory of Slavery
    Thursday, April 137:00 pm  - 9:00 pm

    Location: RISD Auditorium


    Description:

    Jackie Sumell: Jackie Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and prison abolitionist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work has been successfully anchored at the intersection of activism, education, and art for over a decade, and it has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, with its distinct inclusion in several Biennials. She has been the recipient of multiple residencies, fellowships and awards including the Soros Justice Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Eyebeam Project Fellowship, Nathan Cummings Foundation, InContext-3 (Ireland), and Center for Contemporary Art’s A-I-R (Poland). Sumell’s collaboration with Herman Wallace (a prisoner-of-consciousness and member of the “Angola 3”) was the subject of the Emmy Award-Winning documentary Herman's House (2013). Sumell's work with Herman has positioned her at the forefront of the campaign to end solitary confinement in the United States. An ardent public speaker, she has lectured in colleges and universities across the world, including Rutgers University; University of Oregon; Tulane University; Loyola Law School; University of Limerick and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. Sumell has appeared on Democracy Now, CNN, ABC News, and NPR. She received a B.S. from the College of Charleston, and M.F.A. from Stanford University.
    Lecture begins at 7PM

Thursday, April 27
  • Sculpture Guest Lecture: Rhode Island and the Re-Memory of Slavery
    7:00 pm  -

    Location: College Building Room 521


    Description:

    Noel Anderson: Noel Anderson is a Louisville, Kentucky-born artist who currently lives in New York, and is known for circuitous investigations into the evolving make-up of black male identity via the historically revered medium of textiles. From tattered old rugs to mechanically-produced tapestries, Anderson embeds a spectrum of fibers with found images and physical usage just long enough to fray their edges and challenge their legibility. Blak Origin Moment continues this course as Anderson pushes his study into the fraught post-Ferguson era of Black Lives Matter and heightened racial tensions in the United States. Prompted by the provocative question, “when did you know you were black?” he collects oral, artifact-based and visual histories to ultimately restructure the origin and genealogy of black consciousness. Noel Anderson is an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Art and Art Professions Department in Print Media. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in Sculpture. Anderson was recently included in the Studio Museum of Harlem’s exhibition Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet, and Contemporary Art, which included an internationally published book. He held an appointment as a Visiting Lecturer at Vanderbilt University, and was also a recent Visiting Artist and Lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France

Thursday, May 25
  • Grad Thesis Exhibition
    Thursday, May 2512:00 pm  - 5:00 pm

    Location: RI Convention Center, Hall A


    Description:

    Just FYI for your calendars
    Show open daily from 12-5pm

Friday, May 26
  • Grad Thesis Exhibition
    Friday, May 2612:00 pm  - 5:00 pm

    Location: RI Convention Center, Hall A


    Description:

    Just FYI for your calendars
    Show open daily from 12-5pm

Saturday, May 27
  • Grad Thesis Exhibition
    Saturday, May 2712:00 pm  - 5:00 pm

    Location: RI Convention Center, Hall A


    Description:

    Just FYI for your calendars
    Show open daily from 12-5pm

Sunday, May 28
  • Grad Thesis Exhibition
    Sunday, May 2812:00 pm  - 5:00 pm

    Location: RI Convention Center, Hall A


    Description:

    Just FYI for your calendars
    Show open daily from 12-5pm

Monday, May 29
  • Grad Thesis Exhibition
    Monday, May 2912:00 pm  - 5:00 pm

    Location: RI Convention Center, Hall A


    Description:

    Just FYI for your calendars
    Show open daily from 12-5pm

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