• As I Am is making a comeback!

    We are looking for submissions from all A/PI communities on campus for this semesterly magazine. We welcome anything that can be printed like interviews, short stories, poems, writing, art, photos, screenplays, comics, music scores, etc.! Submissions may be sent to oberlinasiam@gmail.com or http://asiamoberlin.tumblr.com/ (to do so anonymously). The deadline for submissions is Sunday April 20th.

    For more information about As I Am, please read the statement of purpose from a previous year below:

    As I Am presents a collection of voices from the Asian/Pacific Islander Diaspora (A/PID) communities at Oberlin. It is a publication that strives to reflect our communities’ needs while serving as an outlet for the creative expressions of its members. While we acknowledge the fact that it cannot fully represent the complexity of our diverse communities, our hope is that As I Am will serve as an inclusive space for Asian diasporic narratives.

    Click here for a digital copy of the Spring 2013 issue! 

    Apr
    17
    2014
  • AMAM Curatorial Research Assistant, Summer 2014

    A part-time (15-20 hours/week) Oberlin College student is needed for the summer 2014 term to aid the Curator of European and American Art in collections research and in preparations for upcoming exhibitions. The student will assist with the installation of the upcoming exhibition “Art and Life in Early America: The First Hundred Years, 1776-1876,” as well as contribute to research on the AMAM’s collection. The applicant must have taken at least 4 courses in art history or another relevant field, and have excellent research and writing skills. Preference will be given to students interested in art prior to 1900 and to those who have knowledge of French, Italian, or German.

    Please submit a one-page resume with GPA and the names of three references (Oberlin faculty preferred), a one-page cover letter with a brief summary of interest and abilities, and an unofficial transcript to Andaleeb Banta, abanta@oberlin.edu, Curator of European and American Art, by Friday, April 25, 2013. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

    Apr
    17
    2014
  • Apr
    17
    2014
  • Submit to the Oberlin Art Fair!

    Exhibition Initiative (ExI) is inviting artists from the Oberlin College and community to showcase their work on April 26th at Park Street Park, in conjunction with the WOBC Block Party. Artists may submit work in any media — painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, digital art— to sell at the Art Fair. All work must be original. Additionally, all work must be sold at an affordable price, depending on the media. Suggest price maximums are as follows:

        —Prints & drawings: $8

        —Sculpture: $15

        —Paintings: $20 

        —Zines/paper goods: $5

        —Jewelry: $15

        —Photography: $8

        —Digital art/mixed media: $10

    The event will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on April 26th in Oberlin, in conjunction with the annual WOBC Block Party. To reserve a spot  in the fair, please submit 1-2 images of each work and include materials and dimensions. There is no fee for participation and artists will be able to keep the profits they make (!!!!!). Artists will likely share tables so please use discretion when selecting the amount of work to be shown. Set-up will take place between 10 and 11am. Artists will be responsible for their own set up.

    To reserve a space in the fair, please email exhibition.initiative@gmail.com by 
    April 20 with your submission and plans for display. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    Apr
    17
    2014
  • amamblog:

“Voice Amplified/Voice Interrupted: The Use of Punctuation Signs in Soviet Posters” - Art Historian Masha Kowell of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, traces the syntactic, semantic, and graphic evolution of punctuation signs deployed in Soviet propaganda posters. She links their usage to shifts in Soviet censorship and artists’ resistance or complicity with it. The talk will take place this Thursday in Classroom 1 of the Allen Art Building. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Russian Department and the Clowes Lecture Fund, and the departments of History and Sociology.

    amamblog:

    “Voice Amplified/Voice Interrupted: The Use of Punctuation Signs in Soviet Posters” - Art Historian Masha Kowell of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, traces the syntactic, semantic, and graphic evolution of punctuation signs deployed in Soviet propaganda posters. She links their usage to shifts in Soviet censorship and artists’ resistance or complicity with it.

    The talk will take place this Thursday in Classroom 1 of the Allen Art Building.

    This lecture is co-sponsored by the Russian Department and the Clowes Lecture Fund, and the departments of History and Sociology.

    Apr
    17
    2014
  • kickintheeyes:

millieminou:

poster for DON’T UNPLUG ME, a very exciting series of events ~~~~~~

beauti poster by minnie for a perfect festival!! i will (most likely) be performing a reading of tweetz & projected drawings at the plug-in kickoff event on 4/28!

    kickintheeyes:

    millieminou:

    poster for DON’T UNPLUG ME, a very exciting series of events ~~~~~~

    beauti poster by minnie for a perfect festival!! i will (most likely) be performing a reading of tweetz & projected drawings at the plug-in kickoff event on 4/28!

    Apr
    17
    2014

  • 7knotwind:

    The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 occurred last night, marking the start of an eclipse tetrad - four back-to-back total lunar eclipses - that will happen over the next 18 months.

    via: yahoo’s Tumblr

    Apr
    15
    2014
  • nypl:

    Is it obvious to say that we agree? We’re saying it anyway.

    Apr
    15
    2014
  • Clarence says: Please join us for an evening of visual and spoken art at 45 N. Cedar on April 18th!

    Clarence says: Please join us for an evening of visual and spoken art at 45 N. Cedar on April 18th!

    Apr
    15
    2014
  • Ghosts infographic!

    oberlintheater:

    Here’s an infographic about Ghosts, this Thursday-Saturday in Hall Auditorium!

    image

    Apr
    15
    2014
  • Latin Icon and Migration Exhibit has the goal to showcase Oberlin students’ artwork around Hispanic/Latin America and their oral narratives. 
Notions of consumerism, identity and acceptance are displayed in this exhibit through many different mediums such as mapping, paintings, collages and bookmaking. 
The exhibit features threes participants, Margaret Middleton (OC ‘17), Annika Stridh (OC ‘14) and Gabriela Hurtado Ramos (OC ‘16). Each of these participants have different experiences around issues of migration and heritage. 

    Latin Icon and Migration Exhibit has the goal to showcase Oberlin students’ artwork around Hispanic/Latin America and their oral narratives. 

    Notions of consumerism, identity and acceptance are displayed in this exhibit through many different mediums such as mapping, paintings, collages and bookmaking. 

    The exhibit features threes participants, Margaret Middleton (OC ‘17), Annika Stridh (OC ‘14) and Gabriela Hurtado Ramos (OC ‘16). Each of these participants have different experiences around issues of migration and heritage. 

    Apr
    15
    2014
  • Apr
    15
    2014
  • Message for obie artists
Here is a blurb from yer fellow Obie, Alec Mapes-Frances. He’s currently writing a piece for Wilder Voice on the history/theory of the selfie and is looking for an artist to semi-collaborate with who will create some work corresponding with and inspired by his topic. For this piece specifically, Alec is looking for one or more people to create some form of visual and/or media based work with the “selfie” in mind. While most pieces at Wilder Voice have only one artist creating work, due to the nature of this piece we felt that multiple artists could be interesting and valuable in creating a visual response.

If you are interested, contact Alec at amapesfr@oberlin.edu (and pleaes Bcc  Taia Kwinter, please!) and we’ll be in touch with you to talk more about the project and move forward with creating work! 

Here is Alec’s description: 


I’m looking for artists/photographers/image-makers who’d be willing to provide work to be published with my upcoming piece in Wilder Voice magazine. The piece is about selfies. 

In contemporary discourse, the selfie has been recognized as a new kind of photography, coinciding with radical technological changes and new ways of thinking about representation, bodies, and the psychosocial. Whether deemed positive or negative, the selfie is often identified as a ‘symptom’; that is, as a sign of some condition or desire located at the very base of our collective online psyche. Overwhelmingly, the diagnosis has been ‘narcissism’—or, on the opposite side, a healthy will to ‘self-expression.’ My Wilder Voice piece is intended to intervene in this limited discussion and provide new ways of looking at the selfie which account for its multiplicities and its tendency to efface traditional conceptions of selfhood. I’m exploring the selfie’s discontinuities and lacunae, its concealment and displacement of bodies, its quasi-‘schizophrenic’ unfixing  of the self.

If you’d be into responding to these ideas photographically/visually, please get in touch at amapesfr@oberlin.edu. Thanks very much!

Alec Mapes-Frances




(text courtesy of Taia Kwinter, photo courtesy of The Telegraph)

    Message for obie artists

    Here is a blurb from yer fellow Obie, Alec Mapes-Frances. He’s currently writing a piece for Wilder Voice on the history/theory of the selfie and is looking for an artist to semi-collaborate with who will create some work corresponding with and inspired by his topic. For this piece specifically, Alec is looking for one or more people to create some form of visual and/or media based work with the “selfie” in mind. While most pieces at Wilder Voice have only one artist creating work, due to the nature of this piece we felt that multiple artists could be interesting and valuable in creating a visual response.
    If you are interested, contact Alec at amapesfr@oberlin.edu (and pleaes Bcc  Taia Kwinter, please!) and we’ll be in touch with you to talk more about the project and move forward with creating work! 
    Here is Alec’s description: 
    I’m looking for artists/photographers/image-makers who’d be willing to provide work to be published with my upcoming piece in Wilder Voice magazine. The piece is about selfies. 
    In contemporary discourse, the selfie has been recognized as a new kind of photography, coinciding with radical technological changes and new ways of thinking about representation, bodies, and the psychosocial. Whether deemed positive or negative, the selfie is often identified as a ‘symptom’; that is, as a sign of some condition or desire located at the very base of our collective online psyche. Overwhelmingly, the diagnosis has been ‘narcissism’—or, on the opposite side, a healthy will to ‘self-expression.’ My Wilder Voice piece is intended to intervene in this limited discussion and provide new ways of looking at the selfie which account for its multiplicities and its tendency to efface traditional conceptions of selfhood. I’m exploring the selfie’s discontinuities and lacunae, its concealment and displacement of bodies, its quasi-‘schizophrenic’ unfixing  of the self.
    If you’d be into responding to these ideas photographically/visually, please get in touch at amapesfr@oberlin.edu. Thanks very much!
    Alec Mapes-Frances
    (text courtesy of Taia Kwinter, photo courtesy of The Telegraph)
    Apr
    15
    2014
  • Apr
    10
    2014
  • NEW FALL 2014 HALF COURSE ON CONSERVATION!

    ARTS 220 Conservation of the AMAM King Sculpture Court 

    Fridays, 2:30-4:20pm (Art 172/ Seminar Room)    

    First Module, Half Course 

    Heather Galloway - Course Limit: 12, Consent of Instructor Required

    Taught in conjunction with the cleaning of the Allen Memorial Art Museum King Sculpture Court, this class will look at conservation decision-making as it relates to the decorative painted surfaces. The class will introduce students to the interdisciplinary nature of conservation by emphasizing the ways that conservators draw on science, art, and art history in their work.  We will examine a number of factors that determine protocols for the cleaning and retouching of the Allen’s decorative cycle. These include scientific analysis, cleaning tests, the aging characteristics of paints and varnishes, and archival research. We will take the opportunity to observe the conservation work as it unfolds.

    Intended to be open to students from all disciplines, the course has no prerequisites. As the class size will be kept small to accommodate teaching in the museum consent is required. Please email hgallowa@oberlin.edu and indicate your year, major and your interest in the class. 

    (picture from the Allen’s official blog)

    Apr
    10
    2014
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