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February 20, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Programs with Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo, Mark Morris Dance Group — and more

This week in the arts, see one of “[The] most successful and influential choreographer alive and indisputably the most musical (The New York Times)” on stage, have an inside look of the Ceramic and Metal Arts Building at the 3D4M Open House, and more!

Carolina CaycedoGurvich Visiting Artist: Carolina Caycedo

Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo will engage in a series of programs that explore the geopolitics of water, collective resistance, and regional narratives that relate to her ongoing project Be Dammed, aspects of which are on view in the current exhibition Between Bodies. Caycedo’s visit is made possible through the generous support of the Helen & Max Gurvich Fund. Gurvich Projects seek to build connections between Seattle audiences and artists, both locally and around the globe, who are defying convention through their practice.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Mark Morris Dance Group

February 21 – 23, 8:00 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Renowned for its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry and signature use of live music, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma). Since founding the company in 1980, Seattle native Mark Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world, creating important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement and delicious wit. The program will include the lighthearted Dancing Honeymoon, with songs from the 1920s and ’30s; Numerator, set to Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio”; and The Trout, a recent work performed to Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

$10 tickets for UW students when you show your Husky ID in advance at the ArtsUW Ticket Office or on the night of the show at the Box Office at Meany Hall | More Info.

Public Colloquium on the Geological Humanities

February 22, 10:00 am | Communications Building (CMU) 202

Katz Distinguished Lecturer Whitney Davis will discuss the environmental humanities, the Anthropocene, and the history of science. Davis is George C. and Helen N. Pardee Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art at the University of California at Berkeley and Honorary Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of York. His teaching and research interests include prehistoric and archaic arts (especially prehistoric arts of north Africa and European Paleolithic art); worldwide rock art; the Classical tradition and neoclassicism in Western art since the later Middle Ages, and especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain; the development of professional art history in interaction with archaeology, philosophical aesthetics, anthropology, and other disciplines; art theory in visual-cultural studies, especially problems of pictorial representation in relation to computation and notation; aspects of modern art history, especially its expression (or not) of nonnormative sexualities; the history and theory of sexuality; queer theory; world art studies; and environmental, evolutionary, and cognitive approaches to the global history of visual culture. He is the author of ten books, the most recent of which is titled Visuality and Virtuality: Images and Pictures from Prehistory to Perspective (2017).

Thomas Castro on Design + Education in the Netherlands

February 25, 7:00 pm | Art Building (ART) 227/229

Castro is a founding member of the Dutch graphic design collective LUST whose groundbreaking work sits at the intersection of graphic design, digital media, information technology, and architecture. LUST’s work spanned 20 years — from 1996 until 2017, when they closed their doors upon death of one of their partners. LUST was an important precursor in the field of research in design, through use of digital tools, information + data visualizations, and networked systems. In 2017, LUST was awarded the Piet Zwart Award, the highest design award given by the BNO, the Dutch association of design professionals.

Free | More Info.

3D4M Open House

February 26, 6:00 pm | Ceramic and Metal Arts Building (CMA)

Explore the facilities of our 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program. Talk with the faculty, staff, and students who teach and create there. See student studios, try the touch clay experience, and watch people work in the glass hot shop. Visit two exhibitions: 3D4M juried undergraduate work and Dead Roads Left Open by first-year 3D4M MFA students (Luke Armistead and Andy Romero).

Free | More Info. and RSVP

frequency-michellesmith-lewis_webChamber Group: Frequency, “Sonata”

February 26, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Frequency (violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim, violist Melia Watras and cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir) returns to the Meany stage for Sonata, a program examining the venerable chamber music form from different angles as each Frequency member performs a work with keyboard. Lim and Watras perform sonatas by Prokofiev and Clarke with pianist Li-Tan Hsu, while Thorsteinsdóttir and School of Music faculty composer Richard Karpen present a new work by Karpen created for this concert.

$10 for UW students | More Info.