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Featuring visiting artists.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sanya Kantarovsky

6:40 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Sanya Kantarovsky is known for his work across a variety of mediums, as well as his texts and curatorial projects. His multifaceted approach often results in artworks that seem forced to reckon with their own embarrassment. The dark humor consistent in Kantarovsky’s work pits the sumptuous against the abject and thrusts private space – be it physical or psychological – into public view. Kantarovsky’s most well known body of work, his figurative paintings, contains drastic shifts in scale, paint application and stylization. Evoking the feeling of an uneasy inner monologue, figures are gawked at, exposed, poked, or spooned medicine. They interact with one another, as well as the edges of the canvas itself, testing the confines of their given bodies and their given frame. Similarly, Kantarovsky probes his art historical predecessors: both canonical and relatively unknown painters, writers and illustrators. The presence of these muses, which dot Kantarovsky’s compositions simultaneously questions and indulges in a lineage of painterly impulses.
Civic Square Building, Rm 110

Visiting Filmmaker Series: Short Film Series with Luke Fowler
10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018
Luke Fowler presents a series of his short films. Post-screening Q&A with director to follow.
Rutgers Cinema

Visiting Filmmaker Series: Quest (2017)
10 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018
Filmed over nearly a decade, this documentary set in North Philadelphia begins at the dawn of the Obama presidency. Christopher "Quest" Rainey and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest," raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their home music studio. It's a safe space where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can't always shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Director Jonathan Olshefski will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Rutgers Cinema

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Diamond Stingily
6:40 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Diamond Stingily is an American artist whose work explores memory and identity through powerful, restrained installations mediated by an intentional choice of material and careful negotiation of spatial relationships. Using childhood as a universalizing inflection point, Stingily addresses neglected narratives, particularly the ignored experience of black girlhood, drawing on experiences in her mother's hair salon and childhood diary, which was published in 2014. Stingily has used braids to materialize the historial and contemporary implications of black women's hair, and more broadly, the physical alienation and exploitation. Structures of power emerge in unexpected presentations of familiar objects, highlighting disproportionate systemic limitation, physical violence, and surveillance.
Civic Square Building, Rm 110

Shawngram Participatory Workshop
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019
A choreographic methodology that integrations storytelling and explores how to activate women of color and feminisms in creative work. This event is open to the community.
Loree Dance Theater

Audience Empower Workshop
7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019
Engaging audiences as viewers and responders to dance and issues of social justice. This event is open to the community
Loree Dance Theater

Symposium on Dance and Social Justice
3 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019
Featuring artists and scholars devoted to innovating initiatives around social justice and artistry. This event is open to the community.
Loree Dance Theater

Ananya Dance Theatre in Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds
7:30 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019–Saturday, February 2, 2019
In this work, which intersects contemporary Indian dance with a philosophy of social justice, Ananya Chatterjea explores relationships among global south communitites linked by Indian Ocean denim and indigo trade routes that pre-existed colonization and slavery.
Loree Dance Theater
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni, & Employees $10 / Students $5

Yorchha Movement Workshop
1 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019
Contemporary Indian dance intersected with principles from the classical Indian dance form Odissi, yoga, and the martial art form Chhau.
Loree Dance Theater

Visiting Filmmaker Series: Person to Person (2017)
10 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2019
A day-in-the-life comedy following an eclectic group of New Yorkers as they grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. Director and Rutgers Filmmaking Center faculty member Dustin Guy Defa will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Rutgers Cinema

Michael Marissen: Religious Contempt in the Music of Bach
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Emertus Professor of Music at Swarthmore College presents a lecture sponsored by Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Rutgers Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, and the Jewish Music Forum, the academic branch of the American Society for Jewish Music.
Shindell Choral Hall

Mason Gross Presents: Arlen Hlusko, cello
7:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019
Bach's Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major; Britten's Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72; Ordway's Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello.
Shindell Choral Hall

Visiting Filmmaker Series: The American Sector (2018)
10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019
An essay about Cold War commemoration, this film captures the 75 panels of the Berlin Wall scattered across America, exploring how these monuments to the past resonate in the present. Co-director Pacho Velez will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Rutgers Cinema

Dance Studies Lecture: Bill T. Jones
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The MacArthur Genius Award winner and renowned international choreographer will share excerpts from his book Story/Time: The Life of an Idea, a reflection on his art and life and a meditation on the demands and rewards of artistic creation.
Nicholas Music Center, Studio 110

Motion: New Dance Works
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019–Friday, March 15, 2019
A partnership with New Brunswick-based coLAB Arts in a shared mission to create dances that emerge from community-based creative engagement with local social advocacy organizations.
Loree Dance Theater
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10 / Students $5

Visiting Filmmaker Series; RBG (2018)
10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019
A theatrical documentary about the life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Co-director Betsy West will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Rutgers Cinema