News & Events
October 18, 2016
Paul Coldwell, visiting artist and professor from University of the Arts London, will be in residence at Stamps from October 24 through November 11, and will be participating in classes, attending critiques, and joining in the daily life of the Stamps community. Coldwell will give a public presentation on his creative work and research on Tuesday, October 25.
Professor Paul Coldwell is a artist and researcher whose practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations. He has exhibited widely, his work held in numerous public collections, including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), British Museum, Arts Council of England and the Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneva and selected for many international Biennials including Cracow, Ljubljana, Split and Warsaw. Coldwell’s research is focused on a practice-based approach and located within fine art. Through printmaking, sculpture, installation and writing, he explores issues around absence and loss, with ideas crossing between media. A recurring question for Coldwell is how new technologies impact on previous processes, in particular within printmaking; and how digital technologies can inform and rejuvenate older technologies, such as etching and screenprint. This fits in to his broader commitment to printmaking, both as a practitioner but also through raising awareness of the value and quality of print over and beyond its role as a reproducible media.
Paul Coldwell: Small Journeys
Tuesday, October 25 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 2030, Art & Architecture Building
Open to the public
October 18, 2016
Alicia Chiaravalli (BA ‘14 Stamps School of Art and Design, U-M; BA ‘14 Environmental Studies, U-M; Graham Sustainability Scholar; and 2014 Recipient of Michigan Green Leaders Award) has been awarded a 2016-2017 photography/digital media post-baccalaureate residency at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
October 18, 2016
A collage by Julie Eisenberg Pitman (BFA 1993) is featured in The Phipps Center for the Arts Exhibition, National Parks - Personal Narratives, A Centennial Celebration, opening on Friday, October 21 in Hudson, WI.
National Parks - Personal Narratives, A Centennial Celebration
Exhibition Dates: October 21 - November 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 2016
- Gallery Talk With Mark Lusardi: 6:00 pm
- Opening Reception: 6:30 - 8:30 pm -
- 8:30 - 11 pm Gallery Party
Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street
“Denial is not a survival strategy”, collage, 30” x 22”, 2016
October 17, 2016
Stamps alumna Michele Oka Doner (B.S. Des. 1966, MFA 1968) will visit Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore in support of her most recent work, Into the Mysterium, a book that reveals the wondrous marine creatures deep in the heart of the endangered oceans that cover most of our planet. Michele will be joined in conversation by Jennifer Friess, the assistant curator of photography at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
With the oceans covering over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, our planet can be called a marine planet. Beneath the waves are millions of remarkable creatures—beautiful big whales, dangerous jellyfish, legions of phytoplankton—but also, perhaps least known, are the marine invertebrates who make up an essential part of marine life. At the University of Miami, Florida, one museum is devoted to the study of Atlantic and Eastern Pacific marine invertebrates—over 93,000 specimens. Many of them were pulled from the Gulf of Panama, throughout the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, and the eastern Pacific over the last fifty years. They represent creatures that may never be seen again as the oceans grow ever more polluted and as global warming wreaks havoc on these ecosystems. Here, in lavishly beautifully photographs, nearly 100 of the rarest, most wondrous, mystifying, and entrancing specimens are brought into the light. From rare seahorses to now extinct corals, these invertebrates leave one gasping again at the extraordinary beauty and mystery of our world.
Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, as well as costume and set design. She is well-known for creating numerous public art installations throughout the United States, including Radiant Site at New York’s Herald Square subway, Flight at Washington’s Reagan International Airport, and A Walk on the Beach at the Miami International Airport. Her artwork can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Louvre, the Yale Art Gallery, the Princeton University Art Museum, and many others. In 2016, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Michele Oka Doner: Into the Mysterium
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
October 17, 2016
On Wednesday, October 19, Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic will visit Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning Program to give a presentation entitled Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Where Sephardim and Ashkenazim Meet. This visual presentation draws on art, personal narrative and history to explore the Jewish experience in the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There, Sephardic Jews from the Iberian Peninsula and Ashkenazi Jews of the Hapsburg Empire, came to live side by side with their Bosnian Christian and Muslim neighbors forming an identity and a way of life inseparable from the region.
Endi Poskovic - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Where Sephardim and Ashkenazim Meet
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 pm
Anshe Chesed - Fairmount Temple
23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, Cleveland, Ohio
To learn more about this event and to register, please visit: http://case.edu/lifelonglearning/endi-poskovic/
October 14, 2016
Stamps Associate Professor Osman Khan’s On Which Side, The Barbarians?, on display at Public Pool (3309 Caniff St, Hamtramck) through October 22, was recently reviewed by Sarah Rose Sharp for Hyperallergic.
With its title, On Which Side, The Barbarians? poses a simple philosophical question, but unraveling the complexities of one’s own psyche is never a straightforward matter. The external world may be fraught with politics, imposed identity, violent action, and grim comparisons, but our internal space is no less messy — and perhaps more. Khan has provided an intensive experience, bravely and effectively allowing visitors to rummage through his psychic baggage. With his good humor and self-reflection, he seems to be the first to acknowledge that, despite all that the world has done to us, some of our damage belongs to no one but ourselves.
October 13, 2016
Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic is featured in “Dream: New Print Works”, a solo exhibition opening at Cleveland’s 2731 Prospect Gallery on October 21. For this exhibition, Poskovic will be presenting two new groups of works: woodcuts created during his 2015-2016 Fulbright year in Poland as well as new lithographs produced during a 2015 residency at NSCAD University Print Studios in Nova Scotia.
Poskovic’s laser-engraved, hand-printed ukiyo-e woodcuts produced in Poland vividly comment on universal themes of displacement, memory, transformation and revival. In these images, hybridized and pixilated fragments of a robe, a rock, a ring, and a cross-shaped house are situated within an indistinct setting that reveals no direct relation to a specific space or event. The dichotomy between the image and its ambiguous surroundings engages the viewer in an attempt to construct a connection through limited visual information.
Transcending the process of drawing, print making and animation, the Crossing Series produced in Canada explores the nature of composite narrative, in which visual signifiers, both factual and invented, intersect to form imagery suggestive of real-life dichotomies proposing themes of displacement, transformation and revival. In my work, this fusion allows for rules of scale and representation to shift and for new visual narratives to emerge. The unfamiliar becomes almost tactile, while the familiar provides a handhold on reality.
DREAM: NEW PRINT WORKS
Exhibition Dates: October 21 – December 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 22, at noon.
2731 Prospect, Cleveland OH 44115
October 13, 2016
Work by Stamps student Susanna Yun is featured in Place of My Own: 나만의 공간 (空間), a solo exhibition in Pierpont Commons. The exhibition features both prints and paintings, and is on display through October 31.
My artwork begins as a personal space in my head. When it transforms into the physical space, it helps me feel a sense of protection and privacy wherever I am. Now, I welcome you into this space I created. Perhaps, it could be your space too.
Place of My Own: 나만의 공간 (空間)
Exhibition Dates: October 1 - 31, 2016
Reception: Friday, October 28 at 2 pm
Fireside Cafe (Wall Gallery) and Pierpont Commons (Piano Lounge)
2101 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
October 13, 2016
Alisa Yang (MFA 2016) screens her thesis film Please Come Again at the Let’s All Be Free Festival in London on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm.
Let’s All Be Free is a cross-platform initiative that encourages individuals all over the world to seek out free lives through the exploration and celebration of the many expressions that can lead to that freedom; the 2016 festival unfolds October 12 - 16 in London. Alisa’s screening is part of the “Freedom in Film” event. Alisa will also participate in a post-screening panel discussion entitled, “My body, my right, is sex work a human right?”
Alisa’s film, Please Come Again, is part of a multimedia exhibition exploring the sensory environment and culture of love hotels in Japan. The complete project includes photography, installations, and a three-channel projection navigating the themed rooms in love hotels as a metaphor for the female body in contemplating one’s memory, sexuality, and cultural identity.
Screening: Please Come Again
Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm
Lets All Be Free Festival
Cafe 1001 - 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL, London, UK
October 13, 2016
The Stamps School’s first Masters of Integrative Design cohort (MDes class of 2017) has been working intensely with I-MPACT, a first-of-its-kind Blue Cross Blue Shield learning collaborative comprising 46 physicians, patients, and caregivers. Members of I-IMPACT (Integrated Michigan Patient-Centered Alliance on Care Transitions) and students in the Stamps MDes program are interested in applying design thinking and methodologies to improve healthcare delivery. The current primary objective: uncover barriers for successful patient transition from hospital to home. Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan celebrated the I-IMPACT / Stamps MDes collaboration in their “Value Partnerships” blog.