Over the course of the Spring 2021 semester, visiting artist Carl Pope worked with students to bring “The Bad Air Smelled of Roses” (2004—), his ongoing installation about the presence and function of Blackness in society, to Duke's campus. This silk screen and wheat paste iteration is on view at the Rubix until December 1.
Artists continue to make new work and evolve the ways they are connecting with audiences and collaborating during the pandemic. This spring, enjoy a wide-ranging lunchtime conversation series hosted by Duke Arts and Duke Performances, and check in with musicians, painters, playwrights, and more.
Set in the context of an unprecedented pandemic, global shutdowns, and the rethinking of every aspect of exhibition making, our remote conversations will include curators and other international arts professionals. Organized by Pedro Lasch and the FHI Social Practice Lab with support from the FHI World Arts Initiative at Duke University, this Conversation Cycle is part of a larger program entitled ’20-22 The Ongoing Biennial’.
A free online public conversation series presented by Duke Arts and Duke Performances. Fridays at Noon, Oct 16 through Nov 13. Featuring faculty-invited visiting artists and artists from Duke Performances virtual Fall 2020 season.
In the world we’d planned for, the American Ballet Theatre Main Company would have, as of today, just completed their run of five performances of the romantic masterwork Giselle at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
In her month-long residency at Duke in the Rubenstein Arts Center, puppeteer Marina Tsaplina created and performed a deeply researched piece of theater exploring human imperfection and the life-denying eugenics impulse.
Discover how Louise Meintjes collaborated with South African photographer TJ Lemon, together with local artists and Duke graduate students including Jonathan Henderson, to transform her scholarly book into this intimate and complex exhibition at the Ruby.