Visual Arts

2018 Apr 19

Film and Discussion: Spell Reel, with Director Filipa César

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

By turns political documentary, archival history, and lyrical exploration of the relationship between past and present, Filipa César’s 2017 film Spell Reel presents a trove of footage taken during Guinea-Bissau’s war of independence from Portugal (1963–74) in West Africa. Following the screening, director Filipa César will discuss the film with Kate Rennebohm, a Ph.D. candidate in film and visual studies at Harvard University.

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2018 Apr 06

Ralph Lemon: Artist Talk

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Ralph Lemon, is choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation. For his public artist talk, Ralph Lemon will discuss meditations on the body, race, art making, and the Civil Rights Movement, instigated by his engagement with Bruce Nauman's iconic work Wall/Floor Positions (1968).

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2018 Mar 29

Asmarina: Film and Discussion with Angela Davis, Medhin Paolos, and Lorgia García Peña

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

This documentary film about the habesha (Eritrean/Ethiopian community) of Milan, Italy, engages in historical disruption of the relationship between colonialism and diaspora. Interweaving testimonies of first- and second-generation habesha immigrants in Milan, archival research, photography, and music, the film brings to light Italian postcolonial heritage and its effects on present-day place of Italians of color, immigrants, and refugees.

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2018 Mar 28

Productive Disorder: Music, Film, and Art in Postwar Germany

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Cultural production in postwar Germany was shaped by variety of oppositions: memories of the war’s horrors competed with fragile optimism for the future; renewed artistic freedoms came up against material scarcity and widespread destruction; and a growing appetite for experimentation and invention met with a lingering Nazi-inflected suspicion of anything too modern.

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2018 Apr 25

Pedro Reyes: Ad Usum / To Be Used

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Artist Pedro Reyes and editor José Luis Falconi discuss Ad Usum / To Be Used, a survey of Reyes’s projects. The publication is a collection of images, interviews, and critical essays intended as an apparatus for multiplying the possibilities when art becomes a resource for the common good.

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2018 May 29

Screenshot | Adam Chau

Tue May 29 (All day) to Fri Jun 29 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Screenshot Porcelain sculpture of an iPhone by Adam Chau
Adam Chau

Exhibition dates: May 29 - June 29, 2018
Opening Reception with the artist: June 2, 2018 5 - 7pm | Artist Talk: 6pm

Adam Chau...

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2018 Mar 20

Sound Inventur: New Music Festival, 1953

8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This listening session will re-create neues Musikfest in Menschel Hall. The program will include early compositions from the Studio for Electronic Music at WDR in addition to a series of experimental pieces by French composer Pierre Schaeffer, Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises), which was referenced in the original broadcast.

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2018 Apr 04

Deciphering Rome

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this lecture, Joseph Connors, professor of the history of art and architecture at Harvard, will explore the shaping of Rome through the creation of targeted streets and celebratory piazzas.

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