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CURRENT EVENTS

FALL 2017

Jelly Beans-M  SHOOTING WALLPAPER: BRIGITTE ZIEGER
September 5 – December 1, 2017 / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES TAYLOR JOHNSON
September 21 – December 8, 2017 / Waikiki Parc Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  WHORL / JACQUELINE RUSH LEE
Installation on view September 6, 2016 – September 6, 2018

Jelly Beans-E   TINFISH PRESS
October 8 – November 3, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  AMY YAO PUBLIC LECTURE
October 31, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. / Room 101

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
November 1, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  KOSTA KULUNDZIC
November 5 – 22, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  SYMPOSIUM: TRADITION AND CONTEMPORANEITY IN THE ARTS OF ASIA
November 9, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. / Room 101

Jelly Beans-A  MEL CHIN PUBLIC LECTURE & RECEPTION
November 15, 2017 / ART Auditorium & ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN
November 26, 2017 – February 9, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  GLASS EXHIBITION
November 27 – December 1, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
December 6, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-A  ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE
December 6 – 10, 2017 / Commons Gallery

SPRING 2018

Jelly Beans-E  2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  MATERIAL SLIP
March 4 – April 6, 2018 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  2018 BFA EXHIBITION
April 22 – May 11, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Information may be subject to change.


TINFISH PRESS EXHIBITION

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

TINFISH AT 22
October 8 – November 3, 2017

About Tinfish Press:
Celebrating 22 years. Tinfish Press was founded in 1995 and publishes experimental poetry (and some prose) from the Pacific. Various works of Tinfish published authors will be on display for guests to flip through.

Free admission to events. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.


WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES TAYLOR JOHNSON

Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

TAYLOR JOHNSON at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
September 21 – December 8, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, September 21, 2017 / 6-8pm

Taylor Johnson‘s installation and prints are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.

Taylor Johnson is a Hawai‘i-based artist who works primarily in printmaking, specifically lithography. Johnson’s background in painting and her habitual collecting of vintage and organic ephemera also influence her work. Many of these works are responses to landscapes she experienced while growing up in Maui, as well as those of the northern U.S., where she would spend her childhood summers. Borrowing from old photographs, birds, and different types of vistas and dwellings she observed as a youth, she creates images that invoke the sense of being both tenderly familiar and eerie.

Johnson, currently a BFA candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), will graduate in fall 2017. She received her Associate in Arts degree from the University of Hawai‘i Maui College in 2014. Johnson has participated in both local and national juried shows, and most recently created a body of work for SYSTEMS: 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at The Art Gallery, UHM.

Guitarist Christopher Hopper will provide music at the opening reception in this series of up-and-coming young artists’ exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc. Hopper studied guitar with Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards finalist Ian O’Sullivan and ukulele under Dr. Byron Yasui. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the Department of Music, UHM. He has also studied with guitar virtuosos Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz, Benjamin Verdery from Yale University, and Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Dearman from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa

ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission
Complimentary parking with hotel validation

Image:
The Grotto, 2017
lithography, chine collé
15” x 11”
Courtesy of the artist


AMY YAO : VISITING ARTIST + PRESENTATION

Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

VISITING ARTIST AMY YAO
October 22 – November 22, 2017

PUBLIC LECTURE
Tuesday, October 31 / 3-4pm
room 101

TRADES A.i.R. is pleased to welcome its inaugural artist Amy Yao. Named by Artnet News as one of the “10 Most Exciting Artists in the United States Today,” Yao will be in residence on O‘ahu from October 22 to November 22, 2017. “Yao’s work spans virtually all mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, performance. But it’s her objects… that offer a through-line in their crooked anthropomorphic qualities, suggesting serious jokes about contemporary life.” (Kevin McGarry, T Magazine; August 19, 2014). A

Amy Yao (b. 1977) lives and works in Los Angeles and New York City. She received her MFA in Sculpture in 2007 from Yale University School of Art, and BFA with Honors in 1999 from Art Center College of Design. She has taught at Princeton University and is currently a visiting artist in the Cal State University Long Beach Ceramics program. Her most recent solo exhibition “Weeds of Indifference”, at 47 Canal Gallery in New York City opened in September and was named a “critic’s pick” by Art Forum. She has exhibited internationally, including at The Whitney Museum of American Art; MoMa P.S.1; Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; and He Xiang Art Museum in Shenzhen, China.

TRADES A.i.R. program seeks to address the underrepresentation of contemporary art in the Hawaiian Islands by providing maximum community access and fostering arts appreciation locally. At the core of our mission is a Visiting Artist in Residence Program. TRADES aims to fund travel, lodging and studio space for selected national and international visiting artists. Committed to outreach, we are partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. TRADES creates a round-trip circuit for contemporary art in the islands, with the introduction of offshore techniques and the exportation of local perspectives. TRADES was founded by Don Felix Cervantes and Aaron Wong in January 2016. A sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, our intended reach is to all Hawaiian Islands and to visiting artists worldwide.


SYMPOSIUM: TRADITION AND CONTEMPORANEITY IN THE ARTS OF ASIA

Jelly Beans-E  ART  EVENTS  

SYMPOSIUM: TRADITION AND CONTEMPORANEITY IN THE ARTS OF ASIA
Thursday, November 9th, 2017
3:00-5:00 PM
The ART Building, Room 101
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Symposium Information:
Modern and contemporary artists in Asia have had to cope with many challenges, from the influx of Western artistic priorities often intent on redefining or even erasing local artistic traditions, to the wholesale destruction of national infrastructure through unstable political systems and devastating wars. That artists have successfully risen to these challenges, as well as the resilience of local artistic systems and values, is eminently manifest in the vibrant contemporary arts of Asia today.

This symposium will explore the inspirational potential of traditional materials, methods, and styles of art making among modern and contemporary artists of India, China, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. It will feature illustrated presentations by three eminent scholars of modern and contemporary Asian art, followed by a moderated discussion, all focusing on the various ways regional “traditions” of art and culture function as inspiration, catalyst, or foil, some times honoring them, other times contrasting and even undermining them, often with humorous or ironic intent.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATION TITLES:
Joan Kee, “Tradition as ‘Contemporaneity’s Raw Materials’: Korea, China, and the Philippines”
Kee is an art historian specializing in art and law, with special research focus on modern and contemporary East and Southeast Asian art. She teaches at the University of Michigan, where she is Associate Professor in the History of Art. She is author of Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method (2013), curated the exhibition From All Sides: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method (2014), and serves as contributing editor to Artforum.

Sonal Khullar, “The Pearl Divers and Shipwrecks of Marine Drive: History, Tradition, and Modernism in India.”
Khullar is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington. Her research focus is on Indian art of the eighteenth century to the present, with additional teaching and research interests in transnational histories of art, feminist theory, and postcolonial studies. Publications include the award-winning Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 (2015).

Iola Lenzi, “Not Nostalgia: How Tradition is Critically Co-opted in Thai and Vietnamese Contemporary Art”
Lenzi is a Singapore-based curator, lecturer, and critic specializing in contemporary arts of Southeast Asia. She has curated exhibitions in in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok, serves as lecturer for the Asian Art Histories MA program at Lasalle College, Singapore, and as regional correspondent for Asian Art, London. She is author of Museums of Southeast Asia (2005).

Free admission to events. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Funded by an IDEAS award from the UH-Manoa Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED), and a gift from Mary and Cheney Cowles


MEL CHIN

Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

MEL CHIN, INVITED DAI HO CHUN CHAIR
Nov. 13 – 17, 2017

PUBLIC LECTURE & RECEPTION
Wednesday, November 15th Reception 5:30-6:15.
Wednesday, November 15th Lecture, Trouble in Mind, 6:30-7:30.

Artist Information:
There has always been much trouble in the world, and in a wired world, we are more conscious of the problems than ever before. What are the expectations for art to provide solutions or response? Artist Mel Chin will talk about his art and practice as attempts to provide and provoke greater social awareness of toxic situations found in both politics and the environment.Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas in 1951. Chin’s art, which is both analytical and poetic, evades easy classification. He is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork and works that conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas.

ABOUT MEL CHIN: Chin’s sculpture practice bridges natural, political, and social ecologies. In 1989, he developed Revival Field, a project that was a pioneer in the field of “green remediation,” the use of plants to remove toxic, heavy metals from the soil. From 1995 to 1998, Chin formed a collective that produced In the Name of the Place, a conceptual public art project conducted on the popular prime-time TV series, Melrose Place. In KNOWMAD, Chin worked with software engineers to create a video game based on rug patterns of nomadic people facing cultural disappearance. His hand-drawn, 24-minute film, 9-11/9-11, won the prestigious Pedro Sienna Award—the “Oscar” of Chile—for best animation in 2007. His ongoing project, Fundred Dollar Bill/Operation Paydirt, focuses national awareness and prevention on childhood lead poisoning. A multi-venue exhibition of Chin’s work will be presented in New York City in the spring of 2018.

Chin was featured on PBS’s ART 21 series and has received numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany foundations, among others. Chin’s website is www.melchin.org.

Free admission to events. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

These events are made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair Endowment in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator. The colleges of Arts and Humanities and Languages, Linguistics & Literature, the Department of Art and Art History, and UH Office of Sustainability have helped to promote these events.


ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Isotopia Pacifica, Stéfane Perraud
 Collaboration with Aram Kebabdjian
November 26, 2017 – February 9, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Special events:
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 26
2:00–3:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with Stéfane Perraud
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception with music by Gunner Nagata & Billy Sage V

Tuesday, November 28
3:00–4:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with Stéfane Perraud

Thursday, November 30
4:30–6:30 p.m., Public lecture by Stéfane Perraud, Art Building, Room 101
A Visual Poetry on the Most Dangerous Element, 49
Perraud discusses his collaboration with Aram Kebabdjian on Isotopia Pacifica and focuses on an isotope created during the World War II—element 49, also known as plutonium 239.

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) presents a contemporary art exhibition that highlights the collaboration of French artist Stéfane Perraud and writer Aram Kebabdjian and their recent work in the Pacific islands.

Isotopia is a fictional volcanic island invented by trans-media artist Stéfane Perraud and writer/collaborator Aram Kebabdjian. They describe an island with a military base somewhere between the 62nd and 63rd parallels—far from the normal sea routes—and populated by a few scientists, inhabitants, and a few visionaries. Perraud and Kebabdjian first explored this mirage in 2014 during an exhibition in La Malterie, in Lille, France. At the Galerie de Roussan, Paris, 2015, they hunted for isotopes on Isotopia.

In November 2017, the duo intends to investigate the possible links between Isotopia and the Hawaiian Islands. Perraud and Kebabdjian employ literary and sculptural machines that depict the immense power of the isotope and the legacy of the development of modern nuclear energy. Faux artifacts of the Cold War tests and secret bases in the Pacific are presented as clues to nefarious military operations—lost fleets of secret submarines, errant nuclear missiles, and a mega-reactor producing the un-seeable phenomenon of Blue Gorgon.

Artist info, statement, & images

Sponsors:
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts;Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; Student Athletic Fee Committee, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.

Address, Hours, + Admission:
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu (UH Mānoa campus)
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
By appointment: Dec. 17, 2017 – Jan. 8, 2018. Contact: Rod Bengston, gallery director ; 808-956-6079
Closed: Saturdays; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23; non-instructional day, Nov. 24; Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; Christmas Day, Dec. 25; New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31; New Year’s Day, Jan. 1; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Stéfane Perraud
Bleu Gorgone #02, 2016
Courtesy of the artist.

 

ISOTOPIA PACIFICA ARTIST INFO, STATEMENT, + IMAGES

ARTIST STATEMENT:
My research is the nuclear spectrum: touching that which would be the sign or the form of the nuclear effect by imagining a radiant body, a material live, mutant and bombarded with isotopes.

Isotopia is the parallel world, utopia infernal, built from the table of isotopes which serves as a workshop and exhibition area—where visitors are invited to discover and reflect on this monstrous body of impossible matter. —Stéfane Perraud

ARTIST INFO:

Stéfane Perraud explores scientific and technological impasses through drawing, photography, sculpture and interactive installation. Essentially prospective, his multimedia aesthetics evoke an archaeology of the future.

One of the artist’s main subjects concerns light and how it relates, both symbolically and scientifically, to knowledge and disaster at the same time. Using diverse electronic techniques, notably light programming, his works interact with the viewer’s body, movement and perception, all the while bridging the histories of science and art.

Born in 1975, Stéfane Perraud is a visual artist who first worked in performance and multimedia. He earned an MA in Arts, as a designer/conceptor in decorative arts, and studied multimedia and scenography as a double major at ENSAD (National School for Decorative Arts). From 2008, Perraud has been working on the limits and challenges of new media/trans-media through research initiated since then, within a constant back and forth from plastic to performance practice. Since 2010, nuclear energy and radioactive material have become two of his principal fields of research.

Perraud has participated in numerous artist residencies in France, Canada, and Holland. His recent exhibitions in 2015 include Aux abords de la vallée, Galerie de Roussan, France; Festival Les Bouillants, Le genre, Exposition de Féminin/Masculin at Le Volume, Vernes sur Sèche near Rennes;

Mutations, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and Isotopia, Espace Culture Lille 1, France. Perraud has performed in Vienna, Oslo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Palermo, and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. He has also served as curator, artistic director, programmer, and organizer of festivals, events, and programs in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Paris, and in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Stéfane Perraud lives and works in Montreuil, just outside Paris, France. Galerie de Roussan in Paris, under the direction of Jeanne Lepine and Anne Brengou, previously represented him.

Aram Kebabdjian, born in 1978, holds a doctorate in the history of philosophy. He is a photographer and an award-winning author. His first novel, titled The Idle, is a work of fiction based on the world of contemporary art. Kebabdjian and Perraud have collaborated on several projects, combining Perraud’s visual work with Kebabdjian’s poetry and graphic design. They often describe their collaborations for the Isotopia installation series as theater.

Images courtesy of Stéfane Perraud:
Blue Flesh, 2017
Plexiglas, pork gelatin, strontium
variable dimensions

Edwin, 2017
print on paper, laser engraving
40 x 30 cm

 

KOSTA KULUNDZIC

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

KOSTA KULUNDZIC by Kosta Kulundzic
Nov. 5 – 22, 2017
Commons Gallery

Exhibition Information:
In public view, Kosta Kulundzic will produce a large-scale drawing from start to finish in the Commons Gallery.

Artist Information:
Born in 1972, Kosta Kulundzic is a French artist of Serbian origin. His work, based on biblical texts, focuses on belief and mysticism in contemporary society. He has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Val-de-Seine and the Université d’Orsay, Paris Sud XI.

Meet the Artist:
Sunday, November 12
3:00–4:00 pm Gallery walk-through
4:00–5:00 pm Freestyle

Gallery hours : M-F 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Closed: Saturdays; Veterans Day, Nov. 10
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Apocalypse selon Saint Georges
Image courtesy of the artist.


ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2017

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Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2017

December 6 – 10, 2017 / Commons Gallery

The annual Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale features great holiday gifts! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.

Hours:
Wednesday, December 6
4 – 7 pm

Thursday – Sunday, December 7 – 10:
10 am – 4 pm

Directions + where to park
Parking fees may apply.

For more information contact Professor Rick Mills at rlmills@hawaii.edu or 808-956-5258



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