The 2016 biennial, titled Abject/Object Empathies, includes 12 new projects, developed over 12 months by artists working in a variety of ways that suggest how the objects, buildings, interfaces, and images we construct are shaped by the intentional or implicit emotional, interdependent relationship to others.  Learn more >

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What if meaning is made not only in the initial encounter with a work of art, but in the laborious hours of production and deconstruction? Join us for facilitated conversations about the “work stories” artists tell, and how these might shift when the supply chain is included in those narratives.

Join facilitators Emilio Martinez Poppe, Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard of BFAMFAPhD.

This event is part of the 2016 CCA Biennial: Abject/Object Empathies.

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Best known for his large-scale installations, Pepón Osorio merges conceptual art and community dynamics. Osorio’s work emphasizes the exhibition space as an intermediary between the social architecture of communities and the mainstream art world.

Milstein Hall, Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium

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FALL 2016

The Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design celebrates our centennial by honoring the legacy of Professor Beulah Blackmore, the first full-time clothing and textiles faculty member at Cornell.

Sep 29
Dec 03

The earthwork installation, Ah-Theuh-Nyeh-Hah: The Planting Moon, created by the artist Associate Professor Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora) is a site-specific artwork, performance, and the model of an embodied Indigenous research methodology that are contextualized and can be accessed through the smart phone media application. The installation is based on the Haudenosaunee agricultural and cosmological knowledge. 

Oct 29
Mar 01

This project is investigating a potential professional model in the university setting and will show how commitments and motivations balance and drive us outside of our classes. Being on constant display in a fishbowl, and recorded through a live stream video like zoo animals, this exhibition will showcase the unknown process and mysterious production that goes into the pieces normally shown in galleries.

Nov 12
Dec 17

The layering of the actual objects in the display and the external reflections created a space between visibility and invisibility and loss. The intention of this exhibit is to create a place of meditation on the simultaneity of movement and stillness of this fading future.

Nov 14
Nov 18

Defined here as a ìqueeringî of blackness, post-black articulates how the political and visual emblems of normative blackness may not speak to the lived experiences and realities of those whose gender or sexual identities position them on the cultural margins.

Nov 15

Featuring Gabriela Lena Frank's La Centinela y La Paloma (The Keeper and the Dover), with soprano Jessica Rivera and poet Nilo Cruz, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 (mvts 3 and 4), La centinela y la paloma (The Keeper and the Dove), for soprano and chamber orchestra, finds its inspiration in two national treasures of Mexico.

Nov 19