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By simulating the everyday and accessible commodity, it becomes explicit that Green Stamps is much more grandiose in scale than an average sheet of stamps would be. With this idea, Warhol seeks to make a spectacle of the banal.Read More
After hanging out in his room one night and being asked to doodle on a Marketplace Receipt, the ones that almost every student is given each day, I was instantly intrigued by what he had started to envision. It is simple and expressive, and while I know this doodle project is only a starting point, this idea has already been an inclusive and creative way to get to know new people.Read More
For refugee artists who fled their country to escape war and devastation, art is both a passion and a tool: a tool to retain their identity even as all else has been stripped away, to generate income for their families, and to share their message with the outside world. In Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, these artists include professionals who taught art in Syria, youth who were studying Modern Art prior to fleeing and individuals who have newly developed their passion in exile.
On April 26, 1986, the reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station exploded, killing one instantly and damning millions to endless radiation. In 1996, Svetlana Alexievich revisted those who survived, called Chernobylites, and wrote down their stories. She published an account entitled, Voices From Chernobyl, and won the Nobel Prize. In 2016, on the night of the 30th anniversary of the disaster, ten of these stories will be performed as monologues. They will take you from the night of the explosion, to the future of Eastern Europe. Come listen to them, these voices from Chernobyl.Read More
WORDS: JACOB KARLIN '17 AND SOPHIE ZINSER '16
The Wesleyan Refugee Project will present “Art in Crisis”, an art show exhibiting the works of artists within the Za'atari Refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Home to over 100,000 refugees, this refugee camp is the largest refugee camp in Jordan. The presenting artists range from professionals who taught art in Syria; to youth who were studying Modern Art; and to those who newly developed their passion in exile.
Sophie Zinser ’16, Elisavet Arslangolou ’16, and Thafir Elzofri ’19 will host a digital Q&A with the artists this Saturday, April 16. Students will have a special opportunity to give critical feedback on art pieces and understand more about the crisis. Between May 1 and May 22, art will be sold in a silent auction format at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities, with proceeds going directly to the artists in Za'atari.
The Q&A will take place in Albritton 004, from 12:30-1. "Art in Crisis" will be presented at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities, May 1 to May 22.
PHOTOS: BENJAMIN HICKS '18
In case you missed it, here's Week 2 of the Studio Art Exhibitions, which presented the works of Milo Farley, Molly Grund, Nathan Harris, Caroline MacNeille, and Evan Ortiz.
Though students’ interactions with Physical Plant workers are often reduced to a note left on a door confirming that they were here and fixed our problem, BUILD brought us into their environment and asked us to see more from them than what we are, typically, accustomed to.Read More
Patrick Nagel is one of those people whose work wedged itself so deeply and securely into the popular consciousness that we actually need to take a step back to appreciate how genuinely interesting and compelling it is.Read More
The Tanya Bonakdar Gallery sounds as you’d expect any gallery or museum to sound in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon in March – largely quiet, save for the rustle of papers and a few muted footsteps. Oh, and the occasional chorus of bird chirps.Read More