College of Design Fall 2011 exhibitions schedule

EXHIBITIONS

Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD)

McNeal Hall Gallery, St. Paul campus

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and Its Neighbors
Through September 25
Public lecture by Donald Clay Johnson, September 18, 2 PM, 33 McNeal Hall

Explore the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition will also reveal the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American hand craft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

Co-curated by Hazel Lutz and Anna Carlson from Donald Clay Johnson's Paritosh Collection of South Asian Textiles. Lecture sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries.


Polarities: Black and White in Design
October 15 - December 30
Opening reception October 20, 6-8 PM

In Western cultures, black and white are often associated with concepts such as death, wickedness, cleanliness, purity, and peace. The social meanings attributed to black and white can be conflicted and varied. However, whether used for pragmatic issues of readability, stylistic effect, economy of means, or cultural standards, the use of black and white in design is not incidental. This exhibition explores social interpretations of black, white, and black and white in objects throughout GMD's collections.


HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis campus

The Architecture of Erginoğlu & Çalışlar, Istanbul, Turkey
September 6 - October 22
Lecture by the architects in conjunction with Rendezvous with the U, October 14

Founded in 1993 by Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects is an Istanbul-based architecture firm that specializes in urban planning, architecture, and interior design. Awards for their innovative projects include the New & Old Award for the Salt Repository-Medina Turgul DDB Head Quarters in the World Architecture Festival 2010.


Architecture and Ceramics: A Material for the Ages
October 31 - December 17

Architecture and ceramics are fundamental cultural forms. Both share a central concern with formal issues such as scale, the relationship between inside and outside, and the containment of space. And both engage the physical together with the philosophical, encompassing both a building or artifact and the ideas it embodies. The kinship between architecture and ceramics draws upon the physical materials they use and the formal and conceptual problems they address. Ultimately, however, what binds them together is their shared connection with human use, and human life--and art. This photographic exhibition illuminates the rich and complex relationship between architecture and ceramics from the ancient world to the present featuring works by major architects Antoni Gaudí, Louis Sullivan, Raymond Hood, Carlo Scarpa, Oscar Niemeyer, and Renzo Piano, as well as artists Robert Arneson, Nino Caruso, Bill Daley, Nina Hole, Charles Simonds, and Betty Woodman.

Curated by Robert Silberman.

GMD programs funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


More exhibitions:

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library Gallery
Rapson Hall, Minneapolis campus

The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective
Artist, Joyce Ellen Weinstein
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
September 23 - December 30
Opening reception September 23, 5:30-7 PM

Wooden synagogues that were constructed from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century once dotted the landscape of Lithuania as well as Western Europe. Today only 23 remain in the world, eight in Lithuania. Based on visits to the remote villages in Lithuania and conversing with the villagers who still reside there, artist, Joyce Ellen Weinstein's photographs and paintings illustrate the history, documentation and memories of these old world structures. Her works are in permanent and private collections in the United States and Europe. She is among the artists included in Fixing the World: Jewish American Artists of the Twentieth Century, published by the Brandies Division of New England University Press and The Book as Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has received many honors and awards and has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate; three times finalist and one time winner Metro DC Dance Awards for Scenic Design.

For more information about library exhibitions and events contact Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns, ultan004@umn.edu or 612-624-6383.

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