Tuesday, May 22, 2018

YUMIKO GLOVER EXHIBITION: PUSHING THE BUTTON 2,058 TIMES


Orientalism

Eugène Delacroix. Death of Sardanapalus (1826)
Delacroix. Turk Seated on a Sofa and Smoking (1825)
Delacroix. The Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (1834)
Émile Bernard. The Hashish Smoker (1900)
Jean-Léon Gérôme. The Snake Charmer (1880)
Gérôme. The Almeh (with Pipe) (1873)
Edwin Long. The Babylonian Marriage Market (1875)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Odalisque with Slave (1839)
Théodore Chassériau. Nude in a Harem (1850-52)

Edward Said On Orientalism (1998)

Abelina Galustian Interview (2006)
 

Monday, May 21, 2018

EXTRA CREDIT ART 1A SPRING 2018

This quarter you have several extra credit choices from which to choose, and you may do all three of them. Each assignment has the same point value as a single essay from your weekly writing assignments, and you may turn them in between now and Thursday, June 7 in lecture. These extra credit assignments will raise your overall points for the 30% off your grade dedicated to your weekly writing assignments.

YOUR CHOICES:
1) Write a short response to Professor Kip Fulbeck's Art 1A Artist Talk on Thursday, May 31 from 12:30-1:45 (Buchanan Hall 1930). The Assignment: Write a 1-2 page response.

2) Write a short response to Yumiko Glover's Art 1A Artist Talk on Tuesday, May 29 from 12:30-1:45 (Buchanan Hall 1930). The Assignment: Write a 1-2 page response.

3) You may turn in up to 3 missed writing summaries without any late penalty. This is for three individual essays, not three weeks worth of reading summaries.
ABSENCES
If you have missed a lot of classes, it is a good idea to check with your TA to see how many you have accumulated. As you  know, 5 or more unexcused absences result in failing the class. However, if you had emergencies, and can provide me with a note from your doctor, from Student Health, or from your CAPS Counselor (for the specific dates in question)– then those absences will be excused.

If you went to LACMA, or the MCA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, be sure that your TA has your 2-page response paper and tweets. If your paper was too late to be accepted, please re-submit it so that two absences are not added to your attendance record. Remember that the all-day museum trips were in lieu of two lectures.

If you still have a lot of absences, then there are two assignments that you can do to forgive up to 2 of them. Each will forgive a single absence, and you may do both. They are due by Thursday, June 7 in lecture.

1) Attend THE CHESS CLUB: UCSB 2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION at the AD&A Museum. Explore the exhibition, and write a 1-2 page response paper.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
EVENT DATE DETAILS: Opening Reception May 18, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30pm 
2) Go to Yumiko Glover's exhibition, Pushing the Button 2,058 Times, at the Red Barn Gallery at UCSB and write a 1-2 page response paper.

EVENT DATE: Friday, May 25, 2018 to Sunday, June 9, 2018
EVENT DATE DETAILS: Opening Reception Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm
Location: The Red Barn Project Space Gallery, located in Building 479 
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-4:00 (Except Memorial Day)

Artist Talk with Professor Kip Fulbeck | Thursday, May 31

Professor Kip Fulbeck, from the UCSB Department of Art, will be giving an Artist Talk in Art 1A Visual Literacy on Thursday, May 31 from 12:30-1:45 (Buchanan 1930). Please be sure come to class on time.
About Professor Fulbeck:

He is the author of several books including hapa me: 15 years of the hapa projectMixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids; Part Asian, 100% Hapa; and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, as well as the director of a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me.

The hapa me exhibition, currently on view through October 28 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, is not to be missed!

About the Exhibition,

The word “hapa” is the Hawaiian transliteration of the English word “half.” Much of its current usage derives from the phrase hapa haole, meaning “half white.” The phrase was originally coined by native Hawaiians to describe the mixed offspring resulting from encounters between islanders and White settlers. In subsequent years, hapa (or Hapa) has come into popular usage away from the islands, most frequently embraced by Asian/Pacific Islander Americans of mixed descent.

Artist Kip Fulbeck created The Hapa Project in 2001, traveling the country to photograph over 1,200 volunteers who identified as Hapa. The Hapa Project’s goal was to promote awareness and recognition of the millions of Hapas in the United States; to give voice to multiracial people and other previously ignored ethnic groups; to dispel myths around exoticism, hybrid superiority, and racial homogeneity; and to foster positive identity formation in multiracial children. In 2006, Fulbeck published the first book and premiered kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa, the first museum exhibition to explicitly explore Hapa identity. That exhibition remains one of the most popular in the history of the Japanese American National Museum, setting attendance records before traveling throughout the US and abroad. The exhibition broke new ground in exploring identity through photographic portraits of mixed-race subjects, paired with the participants’ handwritten responses to the typically posed question, “What are you?”

Since then, America’s mixed-race population has grown exponentially, with awareness of mixed-race issues dramatically increasing alongside. Fulbeck addresses this progress with his highly anticipated follow-up project, hapa.me. In the new exhibition, the original photographs and statements from the 2006 exhibition are paired with contemporary portraits of the same individuals and newly written statements, showing not only their physical changes over 15 years, but also their changes in perspective and outlook on the world. The stark, plain format of the photographs remains the same, allowing viewers to focus on the distinctive features of the subjects.

In addition, hapa.me includes portraits of hundreds of first-time participants and a new interactive section where, on select days, viewers can join the community by having their portrait taken and writing their own personal statement. A 200-page color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition, featuring essays by Hapa luminaries Velina Hasu Houston, Cindy Nakashima, Keao NeSmith, and Paul Spickard.

Kip Fulbeck is a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is the recipient of the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He has authored five books including Part Asian, 100% Hapa and Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids, and has exhibited his artwork in over 20 countries. Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, Voice of America, The New York Times, The Today Show, and various NPR shows.

For more information about Kip Fulbeck, please visit his website HERE.

Artist Talk with Yumiko Glover | Tuesday, May 29

Tomoko vs Mr. A (Detail)

Artist Talk Featuring Yumiko Glover
Day: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 12:30-1:45
Location: Buchanan Hall 1930
About Yumiko Glover:

Yumiko Glover was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. She received her BFA from the University of Hawai’i in 2011 and her MFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2017. She is currently the artist-in-residence 2017-2018 at UC Santa Barbara. 

Glover has exhibited her artwork in a solo exhibitions at the Glass Box Gallery at UCSB, and the Brian Ohno Gallery in Seattle, Washington, curated group exhibitions at the Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu, the Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, the Honolulu Museum of Art’s exhibition Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art’s 2013 Biennial Artists of Hawai’i. Glover was selected as the Top 25 Fine Artists for the 100 Best Annual 2014 & 2015 issues of the Creative Quarterly, the Journal of Art & Design. 

Transience of life, a central tenet of Buddhism that is used to describe the aesthetics of impermanence, is the major concept of her current work. By combining the elements that symbolize impermanence, Glover is representing the preciousness of those lives that existed during past and current wars. Glover’s most recent work, Transience, will be exhibited at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from January 2018 as a part of Wild Blue Yonder exhibition.
Transience, acrylic on canvas, 77" x 154", 2017
Images provided courtesy of Yumiko Glover