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Stories on the arts across Duke, including news announcements, profiles on student and faculty artists, special features, and guest entries by Duke students.
Art as Public Intervention: Carl Pope’s “The Bad Air Smelled of Roses”
JUNE 01, 2021
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.
TAGGED Visiting Artists, Visual Arts
Lunch with Artists: In Conversation Spring 2021 Lineup
JANUARY 18, 2021
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.
TAGGED Announcements, Community,Duke Performances, Visiting Artists
New Weekly Conversation Cycle with International Curators
JANUARY 15, 2021
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’.
TAGGED Announcements, Visiting Artists, Visual Arts
Constant Black Migration: Antoine Williams’s Othered Suns
DECEMBER 07, 2020
Meet North Carolinian artist Antoine Williams, creator of a wheat paste and sound installation on a new temporary structure for public art behind the Rubenstein Arts Center.
TAGGED Visiting Artists, Visual Arts
Friday Lunchtime Artist Talks Return with “In Conversation”
OCTOBER 12, 2020
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.
TAGGED Announcements, Community,Duke Performances, Visiting Artists
Bits and Pieces of Durham, and Life, as Art
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Before the pandemic shut everything down, visiting artist John Felix Arnold III was working with students to create a conceptual portrait of Durham—his hometown—in the Ruby.
TAGGED Visiting Artists, Visual Arts
Duke University and American Ballet Theatre: A Partnership
MARCH 30, 2020
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.
TAGGED Art is Essential, Dance, Duke Performances, Visiting Artists
Application Open for #PPGArtists Public Studio Residency Summer 2020
FEBRUARY 21, 2020
Apply to be an artist-in-residence at the Power Plant Gallery at Duke this summer. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
TAGGED Announcements, Power Plant Gallery, Visiting Artists, Visual Arts
Marina Tsaplina’s Illness Revelations
JUNE 05, 2019
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.
TAGGED Community, Feature Story,People of Duke Arts, Visiting Artists
A Sonic Environment Like No Other: Dust of the Zulu
MAY 08, 2019
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.
TAGGED Documentary Studies, Feature Story, Visiting Artists
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