KEYNOTE TALK: Evan Roth: The Art of Misuse
Paris-based American artist Evan Roth will discuss his fascination with the misuse of seemingly rigid systems and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied outside of computer screens. His work visualizes transient moments in public space, online and in popular culture, and questions the sacred nature of technology through creative disrespect. Roth’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited at various institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate and the front page of Youtube. He has received numerous awards, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Roth also co-founded the arts organizations Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab.
Tuesday, March 24
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program
Second curatorial candidate presentation
Robin Wallis Atkinson will present case studies from past curatorial projects, focusing on alternative curatorial methodologies for collections curating. Wallis Atkinson has held a teaching fellowship at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan and a curatorial residency at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Rethinking the Collection:
Curatorial Strategies for the Contemporary Museum
Thursday, March 26
The Amusing Race Scavenger Hunt
Brute strength and brainpower are an even match in the Wichita State campus-wide scavenger hunt, The Amusing Race. The artfully challenging competition sends teams of four on a race around the Wichita State campus to solve riddles, complete challenges, and compete for prizes. To get the next clue and continue the race, teams must complete a series of creative challenges at each stop along the way. Prizes from participating sponsors will be awarded for first, second, and third places, best team name, best team costume and more. A pizza dinner for participants will follow the race at 5:30 p.m.
For more information about The Amusing Race, visit: [kmuw.org/amusing-race]kmuw.org/amusing-race. The Amusing Race is hosted by the Ulrich Museum of Art and KMUW Wichita Public Radio’s college student membership, Stubblefield Society.
All four members of the first place team will win a Rock Out 2 Solar Rechargeable Speaker from our sponsors at LivingSound!
The Amusing Race
Wednesday, April 1
3:00 p.m. Registration at KMUW
4 p.m. Race
5:30 p.m. Pizza dinner
Writing Now/Reading Now: David Wojahn
David Wojahn is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including World Tree, which was awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize for the most outstanding book of poetry, among other honors, Interrogation Palace, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and Icehouse Lights. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Illinois and Indiana Councils for the Arts, and was the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholar in 1987-1988. Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored with the WSU Department of English, University Libraries, and Watermark Books and Cafe.
Wednesday, April 1
5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Poetry Reading
Bob Workman to be panelist on CreativeRush’s 1st Tuesday Talk: Home Coming
A conversation about what it takes to come home and start anew. Featuring panelists: John Hammer, CEO of Roxy’s Downtown, Brian Riordan, President of Riordan Clinic, Bob Workman, Director of the Ulrich Museum of Art. Introduction by Marc Durfee and catering from Toby Dai.
Tuesday, April 7
The Theater at The Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 E. Central Ave
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Discussion
Wichita State’s Royce Smith named a Fulbright Scholar
Wichita State University’s Royce Smith, associate professor of contemporary/global art history and director of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, has been named a 2015 Fulbright Scholar. Read more.
WSU Related Final Friday Events
Harvester Arts, the vision of Kate Van Steenhuyse, Ryan Gates, and Kristin Beal, is set to debut its new space Final Friday, March 27. Van Steenhuyse is a WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries instructor, an Ulrich Advisory Board member and Ulrich Alliance President.
215 N. Washington
The Six Machinations of Art Expo: Six Wichita artists combine forces to bring you this “Comprehensive Creative Spectacle with ‘Something For Everyone”. The six artists participating are WSU SADCI alumni: Brady Hatter, Nam Le, Linnebur & Miller, Mike Miller, & Chiyoko Myose.
The Diver Studio
424 S. Commerce
Gregory Folken, a WSU SADCI Graduate student, is showing his Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition: Substrata.
WSU Shift Space
416 S. Commerce
Anthony Marshall, a WSU SADCI Graduate student, is showing his Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition:
Come, dear great soul
We Await you
We Desire you
The Fiber Studio
418 S. Commerce