Three Austin-based writers—Zaccaria Fulton, Levis Keltner and Jesús I. Valles—read selections from original works that respond to installations in the VAC galleries. Beer, wine and snacks will be served.
Using the process of research as an artistic playground, artist Afrah Shafiq intertwines facts, feelings and fantasy to create a speculative world born of remix culture. Digging into the past, she engages with history in a playful manner, reinterpreting archival findings to create new ways of looking at the past.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Prepare for a fast-paced introduction to grassroots organizing and practical steps for how to merge your artistic practice and social activism.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Transforming Curatorial Practices for the Evolving Global Museum: The British Museum’s Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World
This talk will explore the making of the British Museum’s Albukhary Foundation Gallery from a curatorial perspective to show how its reconceived narrative – which makes the gallery accessible to all, regardless of any preexisting familiarity with Islam or cultures within the Islamic world – reflects an important epistemic shift in the concept of museum display today.
Michael Schreffler, an expert 16th–17th Century Spain & Latin America art and architectural history, discusses ephemerality and permanence at the Cathedral of Mexico City in the late 17th century.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Meet program faculty, including Dr. Ann Johns, Art History, and Professor Eli Durst, Studio Art; as well as program alumni in this info session. Hear about the program, scholarships, UT credit, classes offered, and much more! Free pizza at 4:45 pm and the meeting starts at 5 pm.