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November 18, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Astria Suparak: Asian futures, without Asians, Jazz Innovations, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend lectures, exhibitions, and more.

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

Astria Suparak: Asian futures, without Asians

November 30, 6:00 PM | Online

What does it mean when so many white filmmakers envision futures inflected by Asian culture, but devoid of actual Asian people? This is the central question posed by artist and curator Astria Suparak in her illustrated lecture Asian futures, without Asians. This presentation is the work’s Pacific Northwest premiere and will be followed by a discussion with University of Washington professor Chandan Reddy

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Jazz Innovations

December 1, 7:30 PM | Online

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions in this night of Jazz Innovations, sponsored by the School of Music.

Katherine Simóne Reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, presented by The Black Embodiments Studio 

November 16 – December 11 | Online

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and The Black Embodiments Studio (BES) are pleased to present Katherine Simóne Reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, an exhibition centered on how Black women feel in the face of danger, whether that danger is known for certain or merely speculated. Featuring photography, video, installation and sound works by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, the exhibition considers how different kinds of information influence the way we relate to our surroundings. A recorded exhibition walkthrough with a talk by Reynolds will also be available to view via BES social media channels.

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A Book Critic’s Task: From Gogol’s Bullshit Jobs to Elena Ferrante’s Class Fictions

December 2, 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Online

Join the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities for the first event in the 2021-22 Public Lecture Series.

In this conversation with Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Jennifer Wilson will speak about the task of the book critic in today’s world.

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Faculty Recital: Bonnie Whiting, percussion


University of Washington Percussion Studies chair Bonnie Whiting celebrates the release of her new album “Perishable Structures” (New Focus Recording) in this recorded performance from the School of Music’s Brechemin Auditorium.

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