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Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY

Oct 6-Jun 17

Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY 

Magill Commons - 11:30 AM

After typing more than 2,500 postcards to the President from dozens of campuses and other locations around the country, Sheryl Oring’s I WISH TO SAY is coming to Monmouth to engage students in discussions about politics and social change.

Free Event


ART NOW: Eric Barry Drasin and Phillip David Stearns

Apr 6

ART NOW: Eric Barry Drasin and Phillip David Stearns 

Wilson Hall - 6 PM

Eric Barry Drasin is a Brooklyn-based artist, musician and curator working at the intersection of digital media, performance and installation. Phillip David Stearns is also based in Brooklyn. His work is centered on the use of electronic technologies and electronic media to explore dynamic relationships between ideas and material. Eric and Phil will give a joint artist lecture as well as lead a demonstration of their tools and techniques.

Free Event


ART NOW: Coco Fusco- Observations of Predation in Humans, A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist

Nov 18

ART NOW: Coco Fusco- Observations of Predation in Humans, A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

The Chimp psychologist from Plant of the Apes is back! Zira travelled back in time to visit us 20 years ago and narrowly escaped death at the hands of the paranoid humans who could not tolerate the idea of other primates as equals. After living in seclusion for 20 years and conducting ethological studies of our species from her hideout, she has emerged in order to share her findings relating to aggressive behavior in members of the home genus. Her lecture is introduced by esteemed posthuman cultural theorist Donna Haraway and is followed by a question and answer session with human audience members. Dr. Zira draws on the cutting edge research in the fields of neuroscience, primatology and evolutionary biology to interpret the predatory activities of human beings in postindustrial societies around the world.

Free Event


ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal

Apr 16

ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal 

Wilson Auditorium - 2:30 PM

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal, an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, he spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet. The Chicago Tribune called it “one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time” and named him 2008 Artist of the Year. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art; amongst others.

Free Event


ART NOW:  Jennifer Haley - Writing, Performing & Producing  Virtual Realities Onstage

Feb 3

ART NOW: Jennifer Haley - Writing, Performing & Producing Virtual Realities Onstage 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 10 AM

Award winning playwright /TV writer Jennifer Haley will conduct an interactive artist demonstration. Her cutting edge work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a Los Angeles Ovation Award and Drama Critics Circle Award for her play, The Nether, which is a haunting exploration of the consequences of living out our darkest desires online. She is a member of New Dramatists (NYC) and lives in LA, where she founded the Playwrights Union. Jennifer currently writes for the Netflix original series, Hemlock Grove.

Free Event


Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance

Nov 20

Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 2 PM

This sound installation features a piano-wired based interactive feedback system that turns Rechnitz Hall into a resonating instrument. Room frequencies, wavelengths and the connection points of the strings will create a unique sonic activation of the exhibition space.

Free Event


Art Now: Jennifer Levonian - Stop Motion Painter

Mar 6

Art Now: Jennifer Levonian - Stop Motion Painter 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Jennifer Levonian creates animations and paintings in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to delivering an artist lecture and screening a few of her short films, Jennifer will lead a workshop on stop motion animation.

Free Event


Art Now: R. Luke Dubois

Feb 12

Art Now: R. Luke Dubois 

Pollak Theatre - 6 PM

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera.

Free Event


Art Now: Geotagging the Omissions

Oct 17

Art Now: Geotagging the Omissions 

MAC At Monmouth - 6 PM

Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman. Our workshop empowers participants to create and upload photographic documentation of overlooked communities to Google maps, building a public document of the community from within.

Free Event


Queer Longings: A Performative Lecture on Anna Elizabeth Dickinson's Failed Theatrical Career

Sep 26

Queer Longings: A Performative Lecture on Anna Elizabeth Dickinson's Failed Theatrical Career 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4:30 PM

In this work in progress, solo performer Elizabeth Whitney explores the career of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson--a provocative abolitionist and suffragist who enjoyed national fame on the lyceum circuit, was shunned by critics as a playwright and actor in late 1800s New York City, and eventually institutionalized. This new project uses Dickinson's championed form of the lecture as performance to look at themes of madness, failure, and obscurity in the life of a queer artist.

Free Event


Art Now: Multimedia Art - Matt Kenyon

Apr 11

Art Now: Multimedia Art - Matt Kenyon 

Hawk TV Studios - 2:30 PM

In 1999 Matt co-founded SWAMP (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production) with Douglas Easterly. Their work focuses on critical themes addressing the affects of global corporate operations, mass media and communication, military-industrial complexes, and general meditations on the liminal area between life and artificial life.

Free Event


Art Now: There's An App for that Shirt!

Mar 11

Art Now: There's An App for that Shirt! 

Hawk TV Studios - 6 PM

6:00 p.m. The piece will feature garments which can be seen multiple ways through the AR (augmented reality) application. Bring your phones (Droid or Apple phones/iPads) to view the app at the event!

Free Event


American Rococo: Asbury Park Trek

Oct 17-18

American Rococo: Asbury Park Trek 

Art Building Courtyard - 4:30 PM

A performative walking tour through economically varied sections of the communities surrounding Monmouth University. This project explores a society that has advanced to a point where an excess of highly specialized tools and goods results in a trajectory towards some form of collapse.

Free Event


Retro-Perspective

Sep 25

Retro-Perspective 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4:30 PM

A performed compilation of their greatest hits, featuring a medley of work that has made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humor of human relations accessible to all ages and persuasions for the last 30 years. Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, along with Deb Margolin, founded the company “Split Britches” in New York City 32 years ago. Since 1980 Weaver and Shaw have transformed the landscape of queer performance with their vaudevillian and satirical gender-bending shows.

Free Event


a drift: Erin V. Sotak

Apr 26

a drift: Erin V. Sotak 

Shadow Lawn - 9 AM

This collaborative site-specific performance transforms ordinary experience into performative action and elevates everyday life encounters.

Free Event