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March 9, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Bambitchell: Dolphins, ships and other vessels, Illustrating Injustice: The Power of Print, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds: Ethiopia in Theory, Theory as Memoir

March 17, 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Online

Can Tizita, the Amharic term for memory and nostalgia as well as a musical form of lament, serve as a tool for capturing the untimely interference of the past in stories of the Ethiopian revolution?
Elleni Centime Zeleke, Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University, will explore this question, as part of the Jackson School of International Studies‘ Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds series.

Bambitchell: Dolphins, ships and other vessels

March 18, 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Online

In this performance reading, hosted by the Henry Art Gallery, artist duo Bambitchell continue their exploration of the legal frameworks that govern non-human animals and objects, moving from the territorial jurisdictions explored in their film Bugs & Beasts Before the Law (2019), to the legal realm of the sea. Dolphins, ships and other vessels is a polyvocal narrative that spans bodies of water. Stretching from Te Moana-o-Raukawa, to the South China Sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Clyde and Kaniatarowanenneh Rivers, the narrative traces the disappearance and reappearance of a dolphin, the reincarnations of ships, and the embodiments of Jinn—as vessels, mammals, water, myth, and law.

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UW Dance Presents

Streaming through March 28 | Online

The Department of Dance is excited to present new works from nationally and internationally recognized choreographers Rujeko Dumbutshena, Alana Isiguen, Rachael Lincoln, Juliet McMains, “Majinn” Mike O’Neal, and Jennifer Salk, with guest artists Alex Dugdale and Alice Gosti.

Presented digitally, these explorations of dance on film examine themes ranging from human connection and identity to the joy of rhythm and music as movement. The new works, generated from a diverse range of movement styles, feature dancers set against local Seattle backdrops including Magnuson Park and on stage at Meany Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature new collaborations and several original music compositions, including by Zimbabwean-born local Seattle artist Paul Mataruse and compositions by UW music students Griffin Becker and Lucas Zeiter performed by the University of Washington Wind Ensemble.

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Illustrating Injustice: The Power of Print

Through May 9 | Henry Art Gallery

This exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery highlights the power of printed material to communicate social and systemic injustices, and features work by French lithographer Honoré Daumier and American photographer Danny Lyon, as well as a selection of late twentieth-century prison newsletters. Daumier and Lyon may have worked in different centuries and on different continents, but each was troubled by the injustices prevalent in his society. 

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Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Through May 23 | Seattle Art Museum

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle questions the stories we’ve been told by amplifying narratives that have been systematically overlooked from America’s history. This exhibition reunites Lawrence’s revolutionary 30-panel series Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56) for the first time since 1958, and Seattle Art Museum will be its only West Coast venue. These modernist paintings chronicle pivotal moments from the American Revolution through to westward expansion and feature Black, female, and Native protagonists as well as the founders of the United States. Lawrence interprets the democratic debates that defined the early nation and echoed into the civil rights movements during which he was painting the Struggle series. Works by contemporary artists Derrick Adams, Bethany Collins, and Hank Willis Thomas engage themes of democracy, justice, truth, and the politics of inclusion to show that the struggle for expansive representation in America continues.

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Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.