IDEA Cabaret: A Conversation through Space & Time
Thursday, March 3, 4:30pm, IDEA Space
Featured artist JoAnn Verburg and Colorado College professors Peggy Berg
(Dance) and Jonathan Lee (Philosophy) will engage in a lively, public discussion of
the themes raised by the exhibition Interruptions. How do we truly come to know a
place? How does physical awareness of a place affect our perceptions?
September 7 – October 26, 2010
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Featuring twenty-three works from the 1960s to present, this small-scale retrospective exhibition presents works from significant junctures in May Stevens’ career. Stevens has been involved in the benchmark social justice movements of the 20th and 21st centuries and has created art that protests wars, stands up for civil rights, promotes feminism, and decries child abuse. Now in her eighties, Stevens continues to defy expectations by creating monumental landscape paintings that subtly, yet powerfully, connect her personal experience of loss to larger social and philosophical questions. By bringing together artworks from throughout the artist’s historic career, Crossing Time acknowledges Stevens’ position as an artist of enduring social and aesthetic relevance.
To celebrate the opening of JoAnn Verburg’s exhibition Interruptions, this IDEA Cabaret event will feature a lively discussion on how a sense of place is communicated in the visual and literary arts. Participants include Scott Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art and Steven Hayward, Assistant Professor of English, moderated by IDEA Curator Jessica Hunter-Larsen. Audience participation in the discussion is encouraged!
October 8-November 19, 2010, Coburn Gallery
Friday, October 8, 4:30 pm: Reception and Artist’s Talk with Brian Molanphy
Homecoming Hours: Friday, Oct. 8-Sunday, Oct. 10, 12:30-6 pm
This solo exhibition featuring 36 ceramics by Brian Molanphy ’90 illustrates “an ambivalence between the reconciliation & the incompatibilities of perfection(s), in this case the circle & the square.”
November 5-December 15, 2010, IDEA Space
The two projects that comprise Exchange Economies uncover the ideologies and practices that support local and global systems of circulation of goods and services, prompting an examination of covert systems of exchange and the implications of the increasing globalization of markets.
The Aphrodite Project: Platforms
The link between sex work and technology extends back to classical Greece, where all prostitution fell under the domain of the goddess Aphrodite. The pornai walked the dusty streets of Athens wearing sandals modified to leave footprints with the words “Follow Me” written in the earth. This history inspired a team comprising an artist, technical experts, and a former sex worker to create the Platforms Sandals: an integrated technology to improve the working conditions of sex workers. As social sculptures these practical wearable devices stimulate public dialogue. Visitors, male and female will be invited to try the shoes, displayed within a faux retail setting.
Made in India: In 2007 artists Harrell Fletcher and Wendy Red Star accidentally received two commercially produced rugs through a shipping mishap. This innocuous event inspired them to try to find the workers who made the rug and “redistribute the wealth” to a factory worker who might have made it. All they had to go on was a tag that said, “Made in India”. The three channel video installation documents their quest.
Exchange Economies Events
Friday, November 5, 2010, 4:30 pm, IDEA Space
IDEA Cabaret: In Her Shoes Redux
At this interactive artist talk, the Platforms team of Norene Leddy, Andrew Milmoe, and Melissa Grant will address the larger issues surrounding sex work and technology. Who gets new technology and when? What is the true value of sexual service? What are the ethics of surveillance and tracking?
Wednesday, November 17, 4:30 pm, Film Screening Room & IDEA Space
Artist Talk and Reception by Harrell Fletcher and Wendy Red Star
Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, Harrell Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on socially engaged, interdisciplinary art and performance projects for over fifteen years. Focusing on selected projects, Fletcher’s talk will trace the evolution of his practice and philosophy. The audience will then be invited to IDEA Space for a discussion of Made in India with artists Harrell Fletcher and Red Star.
Tuesday, December 7, 4:30 pm
IDEA Cabaret: Fairly Made
This interactive event explores the politics and poetics of the global free market. Participants include Colorado College faculty, experts on rug manufacture, Indian Music, and fair-trade food products.
September 7-29, 2010, Coburn Gallery
A major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism, Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an influential anarchist of her day and an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality, and union organization. Deported in 1919, she participated in the social and political movements of her age, including the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War.
Lecture by Dr. Candace Falk: September 23, 4:00PM, Packard Hall. A gallery tour and reception in Coburn Gallery will follow the lecture.
October 14 & 15, 2010
This two-day event explores the continuing legacy of Feminism in the arts. All events are open to the public.
Sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Professorship and the Colorado College Art Department.
Thursday, October 14, 4:30 pm
Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics Presents “Gen-Y” CAC South Theater, Free.
Challenging, irreverent, and always entertaining, Feminism & Co. explores the complicated relationship of gender to art, politics and sexuality through creative practice. This program’s theme focuses on Gen-Y feminist activism and features Girls Rock! and the crocheted street art of The Ladies Fancywork Society. Feminism & Co. is a program of the MCA Denver.
Friday, October 15, 2010
11:45 am-1:30 pm: Lunch & Conversation, Gaylord Hall, $15
Take a seat at the table for a fascinating lunch conversation between artist May Stevens; writer and curator Lucy Lippard; filmmaker Joan Braderman; and the architects of Feminism & Co., Elissa Auther and Gillian Silverman. Lunch is provided. Reservations Required.
2:30-4:30 pm: Screening of THE HERETICS with introduction by
Joan Braderman, Film Screening Room (CAC), free.
Focusing on the Heresies Collective as a microcosm as a microcosm of the Women’s Movement, THE HERETICS describes how small groups of women met to consider their situation and devise strategies to unlock their potential.
4:30-6 pm: Reception with May Stevens, IDEA Space, free.
Join featured artist May Stevens for an informal talk about her life and artistic career.
Known for her refusal to separate aesthetics from politics, Lucy R. Lippard is a leading feminist, curator, writer, and activist. She is the author of 20 books on contemporary art and cultural criticism and has curated 50 exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
Tuesday, September 14, 4:30pm
IDEA Cabaret Presents Hair-esies
…an interactive discussion on the passions, politics, and poetry of hair…
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room
The first in a series of multi-disciplinary events, Hair-esies explores the connection between hair, personal and cultural identity, and feminism. A panel of faculty, students, community members, and artists will discuss the convoluted relationships we have with our hair.
Rebecca Beren; Elizabeth Clements Mosley; Ashley Crockett; Kathy Giuffre; Kate Holbrook, Alix Hudson; Rashida Nambaziira; Ella Maria Ray; Tomi-Ann
Roberts; Adrienne Seward.
Body hair, hair & intellect, hair loss, hair & spirituality, hair & sexuality,
hair & identity.
The audience is invited to bring photographs of best or worst hair moment to the event for inclusion on the
Hair Heresies Wall of Fame.