Rhythm Nations: Transnational Hip Hop in the Gallery, in the Street, and on the Stage

Rhythm Nations:
Transnational Hip Hop In the Gallery, in the Street, and on the Stage

InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts at Colorado College
March 24 – May 8, 2014

iROZEALb  The Oobie Kids  2010

iROZEALb
The Oobie Kids
2010

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, March 27, 4:30 – 6:30pm
IDEA Space

Opening reception for exhibition and Panel Discussion with exhibition artists and CC faculty. Includes performance by students from From Fringe to Spotlight, taught by professor Idris Goodwin.

From its roots within the urban American experience of the 1960-70s, contemporary hip-hop culture has evolved into an expressive language that transcends cultural and national boundaries. Formerly subversive modes of expression, such as graffiti, rap, appropriation, and breakdancing have now become flexible strategies for personal and political communication that spans all racial, national, and economic groups.  From March 24 – May 8 2014 Colorado College will explore the ways in which the hip hop strategies of remix, mash-up, appropriation, and protest allow for the creation of new cultural hybrids within the shifting terrains of the mainstream. The project will include a gallery exhibition, public art projects, lectures, performances, films, and discussions.

The exhibition component of the project will focus on three contemporary artists Ruben Aguirre iROZEALb, and Jaque Fragua. The artists employ strategies drawn from street art practices and hip-hop culture within the context of fine art. The exhibition will uncover the tensions created when graffiti motifs are removed from lived, public spaces and realized into two-and three-dimensional forms.  Themes addressed include: an examination the relationship between the self-definition inherent in the creation street art and the drive toward individual expression of Abstract Expressionism; the power of poetic insurrection within public spaces; and the creation of hybrid identities through cultural appropriations.

Sponsored by the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, the Virginia Darnes Yates Endowment,  the NEH Distinguished Professorship, Andrew G. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Grant, The Bee Vradenburg Foundationm the Office of the Dean, The Colorado College Art Department, Feminist & Gender Studies, and Theatre & Dance.

Devotional Art Demonstration by Gustavo Victor Goler

Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 – 5:30

IDEA Space Atrium

Devotional Art Demonstration

by Gustavo Victor Goler

Gustavo Victor Goler in his studio, Santa Fe, NM.

Gustavo Victor Goler in his studio, Santa Fe, NM.

Contemporary Santero Gustavo will give an informal demonstration of the process of creating a carving. As he works, he will discuss his process for creating a devotional piece, including the inspiration for the work, the choice woods and pigments, and his tools and techniques. Audience members may drop in and out of the demonstration or stay for the whole process

IDEA Cabaret: Devotional Cultures with Gustavo Victor Goler and Devaka Premawardhana

IDEACabaret

Monday, February 17, 2014, 5:15 – 6:00 pm IDEA Space

Reception and IDEA Cabaret Conversation:

Devotional Cultures with Gustavo Victor Goler and Devaka Premawardhana

Devaka Premawardhana is currently Riley Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Religion.  He is an anthropologist of religion who studies the various expressions of Christianity in the Global South. His research also includes the study of indigenous religious traditions. His doctoral dissertation explores how religious change (conversion) is experienced among people for whom regional change (migration) has long been a livelihood strategy.

 

 

Devotional Art in the Southwest from Historical Roots to Contemporary Practices by Gustavo Victor Goler

Monday, February 17, 4:30pm – 5:00 pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room.

Devotional Art in the Southwest from Historical Roots to Contemporary Practices by Gustavo Victor Goler

Gustavo Victor Goler in his studio, Santa Fe, NM.
Gustavo Victor Goler in his studio, Santa Fe, NM.

Gustavo Victor Goler is a Santero and conservator whose work preserves and extends traditional devotional art practices. His research has led him to study both old and contemporary Santeros from New Mexico and around the world.  Along with his study of artists and their history, Goler has immersed himself in the study of the history of Saints and their iconography. 

Indigenous Colonial Heraldry of New Spain by Gerardo Gutiérrez

Monday, February 3, 7:00pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

 

Indigenous Colonial Heraldry of New Spain by Gerardo Gutiérrez,

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

 

Dr. Gutiérrez explores Indigenous appropriation of European Heraldry in New Spain. Heraldry was one of the many media used by the early Colonial system to expand Catholic iconography and ideology associated with the allocation of symbolic reward to Indigenous allies by the Spanish Crown.

 

The Language of Flowers and Colonial Mexico’s Portraits of ‘Crowned Nuns, by James Córdova

CrownedNun

Monday, January 27, 7 – 8:30pm,


Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

The Language of Flowers and Colonial Mexico’s Portraits of ‘Crowned-Nuns

by James Córdova

James Córdova is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Dr. Córdova examines the 18th century Mexican tradition of producing portraits of nuns on their profession day,

a tradition that combines European & Mesoamerican imagery and ritual practices.

Devotional Cultures: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

Wednesday, January 22, 4:30pm at IDEA Space

Devotional Cultures: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

by Rebecca Tucker, Exhibition Co-Curator, Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Curator of the IDEA program,

and Michael Howell Registrar and Collections Manager at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Detail of Jesus Nazarene, Bulto, 50"x25"x13", Collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, TM1605

Detail of Jesus Nazarene, Bulto, 50″x25″x13″, Collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, TM1605

Devotional Cultures traces European Catholic imagery and ritual practices as they took root and evolved in Latin America, Central America, and the American Southwest. Featuring masterworks from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the exhibition demonstrates that, rather than existing as copies of European art, Spanish Colonial artworks reveal layers of global influences and responses to those influences over time, resulting in a distinctive style.

Curated from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by Michael Brown, Research Associate, Denver Art Museum New World Department and Rebecca Tucker, Associate Professor of Art History.  

Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest is made possible by the generous contributions of the Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies, the Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, the Office of the President, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.

Andrew Ramiro Tirado: ‘hōl

Lacuna, 2013 Wood, mixed media

Lacuna, 2013
Wood, mixed media

November 1 – December 13

Opening Rection: FRIDAY NOVEBER 1, 2013 @ 4:30p in COBURN GALLERY

In part, the title hōl refers to the ‘negative space; of a decades-long hiatus from creating art and the fullness that a more recent and unexpected return to it has meant for the artist. In part, it refers directly to the work itself, specifically the voids, holes, and ‘negative spaces’ that are just as important and interesting as the objects themselves. The work also speaks of the human experience and condition.

Gallery address:
902 North Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
80903

Sponsored by the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.

Gods & Monsters: Monster Film Mash(UP)

Gods & Monsters: Monster Film Mash(UP)

Tuesday, October 29, 4:30: Monster Film Mash(Up),
Cornerstone Art Center Film Screening Room
Free and open to the public

A distinguished panel representing six local arts and educational organizations will present and discuss clips from films that featue gods, monsters, or blur the lines between the two. Film selections range from popular blockbusters to indie gems.

Gods & Monsters: Monster Film Mash-up is part of Cross-Creations: Gods & Monsters, a community-wide cultural event.  Each of the six participating organizations has invited one of their own to select and discuss a clip from a film.

 

Presenters:

·      Christopher Bell, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

·      Laura Ben-Amots, Pikes Peak Community College Studio Gallery

·      Michael Howell, Collections Manager & Registrar, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

·      Natalie Johnson, Executive Director, Business of Art Center

·      Tomi-Ann Roberts, Professor Psychology, Colorado College

·      Kat Tudor Creative Director , Smokebrush and Don Goede Executive Director, Smokebrush

Pez-Dispencing Totems with Michael deMeng

Gods & Monsters Workshop with Michael deMeng
Sunday, November 17, 2013
10:00a-4:00p
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

 

deMeng Sculpture

Make your own personal god or monster using found objects. Let you imagination run wild!

One-day workshop to transform everyday Pez dispensers into something rich and strange. Fee: $25 General Public + materials | $10 with Colorado College ID + materials

Pre-Registration is a MUST!

Reserve your spot today by email: idea@coloradocollege.edu

 
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