Coinciding with the opening of Bruce Nauman’s (MFA ’66, UC Davis) retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exhibition features the first realization of a participatory environment Nauman conceived in 1970. The work is a narrow passageway that wraps around an existing room, combining colored fluorescent light and closed-circuit video to manipulate the viewer’s perceptual experience. An adjacent gallery includes artworks that situate the corridor within the artist’s career. Guest Curator: Ted Mann Creditline: Bruce Nauman, Blue and Yellow Corridor, 1970-71/2018, fluorescent light, two video cameras, two video monitors, and painted wallboard. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Installation view, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. Photo: Cleber Bonato. © 2018 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
January 21, 2019 – 12:00 pm – April 21, 2019 – 4:00 pm Celebrating the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis Design Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen, “Weaving & Woodwork” combines Helge’s wood furniture design with Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries. Complementing one another, their work reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic. When seen together it possess a compelling harmony of form and function. The exhibition runs January 21 through April 21 with an official opening and presentation on January 24 at 6 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The event features Kjetil Fallan, guest scholar in the Department of Design and a leading scholar on Scandinavian related design. The Design Museum, part of the College of Letters and Science, is in Cruess Hall, Room 124. It is free and open weekdays noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 4 p.m.
The Manetti Shrem Museum’s second faculty-curated exhibition – Xicanx Futurity – focuses on the work of six Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Felicia Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, Melanie Cervantes and Margaret ‘Quica’ Alarcón. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x Art. Guest curators: Carlos Jackson, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies María Esther Fernández, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art Creditline: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Mitote, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: María Esther Fernández and Victoria Sarkisian.
This concert will showcase the rich sounds of the 7- and 11-string guitars that expand the beauty of the classical guitar aesthetic. The program includes original compositions and arrangements of timeless classical, jazz, and pop masterworks for various combinations of instruments and voice from solo to septet. Musicians Robert Camilo – alto extended 7-string guitar Matthew Foley – extended 7-string guitar Matthew Grasso – extended 7-string guitar Miyan Grasso – extended 7-string guitar Sean O’Connor – 11-string alto guitar Harry Stoddard – 7-string guitar Aya Ueda – soprano, mezzo guitar