RISD’s 2017 Graduate Thesis Exhibition presents an expansive range of fine art and design work by the 235 students completing master’s degrees at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) this spring. On view in the Rhode Island Convention Center’s 28,000-sf Hall A, the show gives graduate students the space to exhibit multiple pieces or large installations from a final body of thesis work. This represents two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and production in one of RISD’s 16 graduate departments.
Matt Kenyon will present three projects at HUMAN+, taking place at the prestigious “lotus flower” ArtScience Museum in Singapore. HUMAN+ invites viewers to consider a future of augmented abilities, authored evolution, new strategies for survival and non-human encounters through a range of installations and laboratories exploring the future of our species.
Artist included in the show: Stelarc, Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby, Louis-Philippe Demers and Eduardo Kac.
For more information on HUMAN+ please click here.
Shawn Greenlee (Associate Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies) recently gave a multi-channel audio performance at the Anchorage Museum Planetarium as part of the new Live at the Planetarium program, which will feature stars of the experimental music world through spring and summer 2017.
Digital+Media Faculty Matt Kenyon’s new version of work ‘Coke is it’ is on display at DIAS Digital Interactive Art Space – in Vallensbæk (Copenhagen area) in Denmark curated by Rasmus Vestergaard.
“Human/Machine – Machine/Human”
February 16, 2017 – April 5, 2017
Digital + Media presents “Since the Epoch”
Opening Reception March 10 / 6pm – 8pm
Boston Cyberarts is pleased to present Since the Epoch, an exhibition of work from students in the Digital + Media graduate program at the Rhode Island School of Design. The title of the exhibition is a reference to Unix time, a widely used computer timekeeping system based on counting the seconds passed since the advent of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Often termed the epoch, Thursday January 1, 1970 remains a technical and metaphorical crossing point—marking a change in how our society measures, and perhaps ultimately experiences, the passage of time.
While the work in this exhibition ranges a wide variety of media—from performance to advanced CGI—a reoccurring theme is the confrontation and exploration of time as it relates to digital systems. In Xibaba, by Joseph Winograd, the now ubiquitous timeline of the GIF is exploded into three dimensions. A colorful image sequence by the artist is transformed into a physical animation, a geometric structure built of lenticular prints slowly spinning at eye level. Similarly, in Kristen Shea’s Poetic Simulations, the tensions between the digital and temporal realms are exploited. Short loops of timeless CGI worlds are extended into physical space through projection onto sculptural counterparts. Her video poems, comprised of frames per second, briefly interact with the longer timeframe of cement, plastic and metal.
The artists in this exhibition include: Ben Aron, Yakun Chen, Evan Daniel, Cody Filardi, Jeremiah Johnson, Xiaohan Li, Xiaopeng Qi, Kristen Shea, Annie Shu Yun Wan, Da Wei, and Joseph Winograd
The exhibition will be on view from March 10th through 12th.
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green St, Jamaica Plain, MA
Located inside the Green T Station on the Orange Line
Join us at the reception of Vertical Horizons at the RISD Museum’s Gelman Gallery.
Opening Reception : February 23rd, 6pm – 8pm
Open to the public : February 18th – March 12th
Vertical Horizons showcases RISD artists that are expanding the boundaries of the screen. Abstract modes of viewing combined with readily accessible technology open cinema from its prescribed linear understanding, giving rise to new forms of representation.The materialism of the digital image and tactility of light have widened the creative playing field, offering audiences new ways of experiencing a work of art. New ways of making have resulted in unconventional ways of seeing.
Featured Artists : Brian Oakes, Jordan Wong, William Samosir, Aiyun Wu, Carson Evans, Aigerim Akhmetova, Ricardo Delima, Rachel Arena, Gabriel Bielawski, Emily Pan, Jack Gray, Gabriel Cohen, Jeffrey Hsueh, Jessica Renzelman, Alex Gencarelli, Da Wei, Sanie Bokhari, Maria Ferreira, Luca Depardon, David Delafuente, Jacob Nelson, Ziqing Liang.
Curated By : Rachel Arena, Jack Gray, and Maria Ferreira.
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce is set in an alternate future that parallels our present, where over one thousand people are killed by the police every year, told from the perspective of one of the victims of the State. whose death inspired protest, riots, and the formation of a black billionaire super PAC that funnels dark money to radical community building organizations of color including a West African self help guru, a girl scout troop that gives belts to thugs, the manufacturer of bulletproof hoodies, and a documentarian obsessed with showing the life and death of a victim of police violence. Is there therapy for society? Can the infrastructure stand and be repurposed? Or does it all need to burn and be rebuilt with altered intention?
This original world premiere is the first full length play by locally renowned slam poet, rapper, MC, and activist Vatic Kuumba, in collaboration with director / choreographer Ronald Kevin Lewis, and visual artists D.S Kinsel, Funmilayo Alieru, Ryan Alves, and Alex Ruiz, amongst others. The cast of A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce includes Christopher Johnson, Yemi Owojori-Omisore, Esteban Coronado, Muggs Fogarty, Marshal Gilson, Pheonyx Williams, Becky Bass, Elyssa Perez, Brian Folan, and Delbert Collins.
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce is the second full production to be incubated by AS220’s Community Live Arts Residency Initiative. As part of the residency, Kuumba and his collaborators have been staging “Ice Cream Social Justice” events at arts organizations throughout Providence, including School One, New Urban Arts, UCAP Middle School, PRYSM, and AS220 Youth.
This project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Admission is free for RISD and Brown students.
exstrange is a month-long, curated exhibition on eBay designed to examine the site’s potential as a place for the exchange of ideas, objects and commerce, #exstrange transforms eBay into a site of artistic production and cultural exchange. A form of artistic intervention into capitalism, over 19 artists will participate in the project, including DM Alum Sophia Brueckner and DM faculty member Matt Kenyon.
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Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems is designed to make you question your perception of the world around you, and perhaps reality itself. The exhibition’s dozens of thought-provoking exhibits explore principles rooted in magic, art, neuroscience, physics, biology, psychology, and technology.
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The STEAM 2017 Art Exhibition explores the integration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to determine how those fields can influence the preservation of a clean environment. The exhibition includes artistic work from both artists and scientists from across the nation, focusing on water and the environment. The goal of the exhibition is to spark conversation surrounding environmental stewardship.
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<Tree> is a virtual experience that transforms participants into a rainforest tree, debuting at Sundance Film Festival 2017 New Frontier. With your arms as branches and body as the trunk, you experience the tree’s growth from a seedling into its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand. Collaborating with Artist Milica Zec and Winslow Porter, Xin Liu designed and constructed the entire tactile experience throughout the film. With precisely controlled physical elements including vibration, heat, fan and body haptics, the team created a fully immersive virtual reality storytelling moment, where the audience no longer watches but is transformed into a new identity, a giant tree in the Peruvian rainforest.
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Featuring Liat Berdugo (DM12), Mimi Cabell (Faculty) + Jason Huff (DM11), Cristobal Cea Sanchez (2012), Kai Franz, Elisa Giardina Papa (DM13), Kurt Ralske (Former D+M Faculty, and Clement Valla (DM12)
Despite living in an era heralded as a period of mass dis-intermediation, the middleman is more present than ever. The middleman has become a murky apparatus that surrounds us and shapes modes of production and artmaking, social relationships, and forms of labor. But how can we know the ways in which the middleman operates? How do we get to know his agenda?
The artists in the show engage with these questions through a variety of strategies and practices. The artworks presented in Getting to know the Middleman maintain deliberately ambiguous responses to the middleman, neither embracing nor condemning the apparatus within which we find ourselves enmeshed. The artists here acknowledge the paradox of their position and opt for a self-conscious push and play, and a critical closeness by getting to know the middleman.
Gallery Hours –
D+M alumni Sophia Brueckner and D+M faculty Matt Kenyon are exhibiting work in a show titled The Creativity of Things – a CreateWorld exhibition at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Artists include: Robert Andrew, Jenna Baker, Paul Bardini, Troy Baverstock, Chris Cassidy, Roland Graf, Louise Harvey, Ross Manning, Phoebe McDonald, Jane Prophet, Svetlana Trefilova, Anastasia Tyurina, Lee Walton and Derek Toomes.
Young At Art Museum is electrified to present Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech, a survey of the relationship between art and technology. This eight-month line of programming will evolve over its tenure and span the entire museum. Through the event’s various manifestations, visitors will learn about a broad range of technological developments and their effects on art both before and after the turn of the 21st century. By striking a balance between structure and adaptability, Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech is constructed to both teach and learn in order to foster understanding and discussion without restraining itself by definite limits.
The boundaries between inventors, artists, scientists, engineers and technologists are becoming more blurred each and every day. The museum will serve as a central point for these parties to exhibit art, lead talks and conduct workshops providing participants with the opportunity to examine a variety of exciting ideas and their applications in art and technology. Whether from antiquated to innovative, static to kinetic, or physical to digital, Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech will compare and contrast the changes in art and technology through exploration and interaction. By looking into human inventions, we will gain a sense of introspection, becoming more self-aware. Via new materials and media, interesting manufacturing processes and variations in traditional crafts and design, visitors will be able to appreciate how a slight intervention can have a colossal impact on art and culture.
Featuring END USER with work by:
Mattia Casalegno, Coral Morphologic, Ron Erlih, Jessie Laino, Sri Prabha, Oliver Sanchez, Martin Scheeler, Jonathan Rockford & Joe Winograd
Nafis White and García Sinclair’s new audio piece, Your Voice Is My Favorite Sound, is being shown currently in the RISD Museum Gelman Gallery, in an exhibition entitled Intimacy^queered curated by Yannick Stevens and Leah Aegerter and goes from Oct 14 – Nov 27th.
TAP features a vintage kitchen sink sunk vertically into the gallery wall. Instead of water, yellow and blue flames pour from the faucet, initiating color shifts in an encrusted frame made from fused bits of discarded ceramics.The image of a contemporary kitchen sink spouting forth flames has become synonymous with “Fracking” a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as hydraulic fracturing. Across America, residents have experienced a slew of chronic health problems that can be traced back to the contamination of their air, water wells, or surface water resulting from nearby oil and gas fracking.
Thursday October 6th is the 1st exhibition opening of D + M grads work in our new gallery space on the 4th floor of CIT from 6:30pm-8pm. Each first Thursday of every month the department will feature the work of current 1st & 2nd year Graduate students and we will celebrate with an opening reception complete with refreshments.
This months exhibition will feature works by
Please join us for our inaugural event.
The Chazan Gallery is pleased to present i am unclear, a solo exhibition of works by Lucky Leone.
Better Again is a show that focuses on our rapidly changing planet, and seeks to reckon the damages already done.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801778740050432/
Get ready for our second installment of RISD Salon as we dive back into further discussion on dealing with obstacles, becoming active participators as opportunity seekers, and how science and art can speak to each other. Stephanie Muscat (DM17) will present her thoughts and ideas on adapting her art and design education to her science background at this talk tomorrow.
For more event details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005548249670299/
Anthology is an eclectic evening of readings, performances and visual works featuring the faculty and graduate students of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design.