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  • VAP Amy Powell

    Art, Politics, and the Environment in Zina Saro-Wiwa's Port Harcourt Project

    November 6, 2014
    featuring Amy Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum

    Since 2013, artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa has been in residence in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, making films, a video installation, photography, sculpture, and organizing work in social practice. The Port Harcourt Project recuperates art as a means for political and environmentalist engagement in the oil-polluted Niger Delta, the artist’s native region. The completion of the work is timed to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the death of the artist’s father, the late writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995).
    This talk will report on the work in progress and raise questions around Saro-Wiwa’s unique approach to art practice in the Niger Delta....
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • Goya Discoveries in Boston—7th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Stephanie Loeb Stepanek ’65

    December 1, 2014
    Stepanek is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts as well as a former student of the late Professor Heuser. She is the co-curator and originator of a new exhibition opening at the MFA on October 12th. Entitled Goya: Order and Disorder, it will be the largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century. The exhibition explores the fertile territory between order and disorder to consider Goya’s output from noble portraits to the chaos of war and the mayhem of the bull ring and will include several works that have never been shown in public and/or in the United States.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:30 p.m. More »
  • Voice of an Artist—Marshall Rose

    November 17, 2014
    Cinematographer Marshall Rose will screen samples of his film, television, and online work, including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, and discuss the art and business of motion picture photography.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »