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February 17, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: DXARTS Winter Concert: Movement Actuation, Jazz Innovations: Part 1 and 2, and More

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Voice Division Recital

February 22, 4:00 PM | Brechemin Auditorium

Students of Thomas Harper and Carrie Shaw perform works from the vocal repertoire.

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Borden Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry: Dr. Martin Head-Gordon

February 23, 4:00 PM | Johnson 102 and Online via Zoom

For the Borden Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry, Professor Martin Head-Gordon of the University of California, Berkeley, explores what theory can tell us about first principles modeling of heterogeneous electrocatalysis and corrosion. This lecture is supported by the Weston and Sheila Borden Endowed Fund in Chemistry, established by the Bordens in 2015.
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DXARTS Winter Concert: Movement Actuation

February 23, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

The Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) is pleased to present a program of recent work and world premieres exploring gesture made sound, spaces made of movement, and algorithms of artistic expression.

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Jazz Innovations, Part 1 and 2

February 23-24 | Brechemin Auditorium

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions through two nights of performance.

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A Singular Spirit: Jozef Czapski, His Art and Life

February 23, 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Speaker Eric Karpeles will discuss Józef Czapski (1896-1993) witnessed the tumult of twentieth-century Europe first-hand, as a military officer, art and literary critic, disciplined chronicler of his own experiences, and above all, as a painter skilled at isolating the subtle significance of the everyday. At a time when abstract art tended to dominate aesthetic discourse, he preferred to observe the world around him, to portray people going about their daily business. Some of his most compelling works depict theatergoers and art lovers engaged in the same process—looking carefully.

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2022 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Dozie Kanu

February 25, 12:00 PM | Online via Zoom

The general public is invited to join degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. This week, Dozie Kanu will speak. Kanu’s research focuses on a concept of sculpture that looks into the limits of form, functionality, materiality and usefulness often filtered through a personal lens drawn from the artist’s lived experiences. His singular visual language criticizes western art history canons, subtly and elegantly revealing in the objects narratives involving colonialism and identity, focusing on their diasporic condition. His works resist classification and exist concurrently as communicative or performative objects. He has recently extended these inquiries into photography.

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