In its review, the Boston Hassle lauded the variety and depth of imagination on view during the three-day show, which was curated by first-year students Ben Aron MFA 18 DM and Cody Filardi MFA 18 DM. Among the works singled out by reviewer Maryam Yoon was Xibaba, a levitating “GIF sculpture” by Joe Winograd MFA 18 DM…
…and Poetic Visualizations, a multimedia installation by Kristen Shea MFA 18 DM. Yoon writes that Shea’s combination of poetry, 3D animation and sculpture results in a piece where “these three forms of representation… occupy separate yet deeply interconnected cognitive spaces.”
Featuring video, algorithmically manipulated text and a performance piece by Jeremiah Johnson MFA 18 DM (below, from an exhibition at the new sound performance studio on campus), among other works, the show testified to the diversity of work emanating from the department.
Mimi Cabell (Assistant Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies) and her fellow collaborator Phoebe Stubbs are the organizers of Contributors Inc, which was recently published in the current issue of Cabinet Magazine in an article is entitled Cabinet.
Contributors Inc. is a collective that works with the contents lists in art and culture magazines to highlight the gender imbalance in the contributors to art criticism. Redressing imbalance is often discussed in terms of the visibility of artists, but less in reference to those who create the discourse around art. As a development of this work, the collective has come to see art magazines as both archives of the art world, they constitute its critical history, and sites in which shifting trends based on commercial and political concerns are visible. The method used to construct the article in Cabinet Magazine collected the contributors and contents lists from every issue published of a single magazine and then utilized this textual content to visualize patterns, ideas, and trends as they shift over time.
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The ShiftxDesign Conference held at Harvard Business School is an annual exploration of all things design. Launched in 2012, the conference is a collaborative effort between student groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College – and the only cross-school event of its kind. The event brings together creative thinkers, design luminaries, experts from a variety of backgrounds, and students to engage in and reinterpret the design process.
ShiftxDesign, is centered around how shifts in design innovation can lead to social, cultural, and technological progress. From responding to natural shifts to manufacturing catalysts for change, we live in a constantly transitioning world. The conference will provide a platform for meaningful discussion around the role of design in industries varying from sustainable fashion to smart cities to the future of learning.
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