Mar
12
Thu
POSTPONED: Panel Discussion: Art, Refugee Policy, Human Rights
Thu Mar 12 2020 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

 

 

 

This event has been postponed to a later date to be determined. Please contact 972-883-5256 with any questions.

 

A discussion of the intersections between art, refugee policy, and human rights with distinguished artist and professor, Beili Liu. Panel conversation and Q&A to follow.

Presenters:
Beili Liu, Artist and Professor of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Rebecca Cordell, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Ashley Faye, Refugee Services Texas

Partners:
Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas
Refugee Services Texas
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
School of Arts and Humanities
School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
Center for Asian Studies

 

Open to the public.

POSTPONED: Beili Liu In-Gallery Performance and Artist Conversation with Beili Liu and Aram Han Sifuentes
Thu Mar 12 2020 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

 

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TO BE DETERMINED.

 

Please call 972-883-5256 or email rsvp@crowmuseum.org with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Beili Liu In-Gallery Performance for Each and Every/Dallas on Mezzanine from 6:00-6:30 PM

On the occasion of the launch of the Museum’s Texas Asian Women Artist series and inaugural opening exhibition Beili Liu: One And Another, and in conjunction with her installation Each and Every/Dallas, Austin-based visual artist Beili Liu incorporates a performance in which she sits in protest alongside the installation in silent meditation, mending worn articles of brightly-colored clothing, and using the repetitive act of mending cloth to explore cultural ideas of feminine labor, healing and hope. As an artist, mother and immigrant, the installation and corresponding performance piece was conceptualized in response to the migrant children crisis and the separation of migrant children from their parents at the southern border of the United States.

 

Artist Conversation in Grand Gallery at 7 PM

Asia Now: Curated Conversations on Art, Life and Asia in the World

Beili Liu and Aram Han Sifuentes

 

On the occasion of the launch of the Museum’s Texas Asian Women Artist series and inaugural opening exhibition Beili Liu: One And Another, Austin-based visual artist Beili Liu and Chicago-based fiber and performance artist Aram Han Sifuentes will both speak and provide unique insight into their work, influences, and practices.  Moderated by Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director of Make Art with Purpose (MAP), this conversation is part of the festival MAP2020: The Further We Roll, The More We Gain, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution with art and public programs throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, including at the Crow Museum of Asian Art. This conversation will explore how the artists address the themes of migration, immigration, motherhood and identity in their work and invite participation from the audience.

 

About the Artists:

 

Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material and process-driven, site-responsive installations. Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire, and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives. Liu’s work has been exhibited in Asia, Europe, and across the United States. She has held solo exhibitions at venues such as the Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center; Hua Gallery, London, UK; and the Chinese Culture Foundation in San Francisco. Liu has been awarded the 2016 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, and named the 2018 Texas State Artist in 3D medium by the Texas State Legislature and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Liu’s work has received support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant (Women and Their Work, 2013) and the National Endowment for the Arts (Museum of Southeast Texas, 2014).

 

Born in Jilin, China, Liu now lives and works in Austin, Texas. She received her MFA from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently a Professor of Art at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing, specifically sewing techniques, to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion and protest. Solo exhibitions of her work have been exhibited at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago, IL), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA), Table Art Center (Charleston, IL), University Galleries at Illinois State University (Normal, IL), and Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO). Her solo exhibition, Talking Back To Power, will be on exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA) October 2020 to March 2021.

 

Aram is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 2016 3Arts Awardee, and 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee. Her project Protest Banner Lending Library was a finalist for the Beazley Design Awards at the Design Museum (London, UK) in 2016. She earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mar
13
Fri
POSTPONED: Beili Liu: In-Gallery Performance for Each and Every/Dallas
Fri Mar 13 2020 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

 

 

This event has been postponed until a later date. Please call 972-883-5256 with questions.

On the occasion of the launch of the Museum’s Texas Asian Women Artist series and inaugural opening exhibition Beili Liu: One And Another, and in conjunction with her installation Each and Every/Dallas, Austin-based visual artist Beili Liu incorporates a performance in which she sits in protest alongside the installation in silent meditation, mending worn articles of brightly-colored clothing, and using the repetitive act of mending cloth to explore cultural ideas of feminine labor, healing and hope. As an artist, mother and immigrant, the installation and corresponding performance piece was conceptualized in response to the migrant children crisis and the separation of migrant children from their parents at the southern border of the United States.

 

Free and open to the public.

Apr
3
Fri
POSTPONED: SOLUNA: WINDOWS TO YUSHU
Fri Apr 03 2020 8:00 pm — 10:00 pm

 

This event has been postponed to a yet to be determined later date.

DU YUN
OK MISS
JULIAN CROUCH

 

Due to its unique geography and centuries of social strife, the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture has become one of the most isolated areas of the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun explores the lasting effects on the children who have grown up in this secluded corner of the world that has changed little in hundreds of years. Seeking the parallels between traditional and contemporary art and between different media, Du Yun and director Julian Crouch are working with first-generation students and community members from Tibet to build a technological window to other parts of the world and explore points of connection among cultural heritages and geographies. This performance will include a preview of Du Yun’s new music featuring her band OK Miss, demonstrate Julian’s design concepts, and show clips from an upcoming documentary film on the project.

 

“At first glance, the one predictable thing about Du Yun, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, performer, and multimedia artist, is her unpredictability. Dig deeper, though, and you can sense the conjoined strands of curiosity and compassion that run through everything she makes.” – The New Yorker

 

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May
1
Fri
A Place to Pause: Mindful Meditations
Fri May 01 2020 8:00 pm — 8:15 pm
May
2
Sat
A Place to Pause: Mindful Meditations
Sat May 02 2020 8:00 pm — 8:15 pm