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NJ MoCA Art Conversations: The Intersection of Technology and Contemporary Art

Feb 10

NJ MoCA Art Conversations: The Intersection of Technology and Contemporary Art 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

The world of contemporary visual art is often intimidating, challenging, and seemingly unapproachable. To help break those perceptions and barriers, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Art Conversations,” a series of three scholar-led panel talks that will provide context and insight into what defines contemporary art, its transformational trends, and its relevance and impact on society. The highly credentialed and charismatic United Nations journalist Alexandra King will moderate conversations with art critics, collectors, curators, technology producers, and artists. This panel will focus on the influence and incorporation of breaking technologies on contemporary art. Panelists will include Zachary Kaplan, Atif Akin, and Andrew Demirjian

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Visiting Writer: Jane Hirshfield

Mar 22

Visiting Writer: Jane Hirshfield 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Jane Hirshfield’s poetry speaks to the central issues of human existence—desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, the many dimensions of our connection with others and the wider community of creatures and objects with which we share our lives. Demonstrating with quiet authority what it means to awaken into the full capacities of attention, her work sets forth a hard-won affirmation of our human fate. Described by The New York Times as “radiant and passionate” and by other reviewers as “ethically aware,” “insightful and eloquent,” and as conveying “succinct wisdom,” her subjects range from the metaphysical and passionate to the political, ecological, and scientific to subtle unfoldings of daily life and experience. Her book of essays on the “mind of poetry” and her several collections presenting and co-translating the work of poets from the past have become classics in their fields. An intimate, profound, and generous master of her art, Hirshfield has taught at UC Berkeley, Duke University, Bennington College, and elsewhere, and her many appearances at writers’ conferences and literary festivals in this country and abroad have been highly acclaimed.

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Laurence Juber

Apr 1

Laurence Juber 

Wilson Auditorium - 8 PM

Fusing folk, jazz, pop and classical styles, Two-time GRAMMY winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. Lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's Wings, Juber is a world-class guitar virtuososolo artist, composer and arranger. Laurence Juber has released 18 critically acclaimed solo albums, including Guitarist and PCH. His solo CD, Pop Goes Guitar, includes the arrangement of Stand By Me that was heard nationally in the 'Diamonds Are Forever'commercial. His last release, Wooden Horses, showcases LJ's compositions forsolo guitar, and his latest CD is LJ Plays The Beatles Vol.2, a follow-up to Vol 1 which is one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's' all-time Top Ten acoustic albums. Juber is featured on the CD Poppin' Guitars, a tribute to the music of the Sherman Brothers, and can be seen in the documentary film, The Brothers, about those celebrated Disney composers.

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Visiting Writer: Laura Kasischke

Apr 19

Visiting Writer: Laura Kasischke 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Laura Kasischke has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels. She was the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry for her collection SPACE, IN CHAINS (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rilke Award for Poetry, the Bess Hokin Award from POETRY magazine, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is teaches in the MFA Program and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, from which she graduated. She lives with her husband and son in Chelsea, Michigan.

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