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Upcoming Spring 2018 Lectures

ART CRAWL

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Tour of University Libraries Special Collections, Zuccaire Gallery, and the Charles B. Wang Center. Reception will follow at the Charles B. Wang Center.
Reception will follow at the Charles B. Wang Center
Free Admission!

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3 PM
Tour of Zuccaire Gallery, Alloway Gallery, and Simons Center Gallery.
Reception will follow at Simons Center Gallery.
Free Admission!

Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges and collaborations. Our art crawls unite our university’s galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by expert curators. This initiative directly supports the university’s commitment to celebrating diversity and promotes the university’s place in the global community. Each art crawl will offer tours of three to four galleries, visiting each for about 30 minutes, before ending with a reception.

Jeffrey Allen Price, the co-curator of Potasia: Potatoism in the East, will guide visitors through the current exhibit on March 21.

Art Crawl is funded by the Presidential Mini-grant for Departmental Diversity.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New) lecture

The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
By Grace Jung
TThursday, March 22, 2018 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I
Free Admission!

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In conjunction with the Wang Center’s current exhibition, Potasia: Potatoism in the East, Grace Jung will talk about the theme of potatoes as a significant motif in Korean literature, film, and television. Jung has recently published an English-language translation of Korean author Kim Tongin’s classic novel Sweet Potato.

Image credit: Cover of the novel Sweet Potato. Art by by Jee-ook Choi, 2017

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 

Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art lecture

Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
By Jeffrey Allen Price
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1–2:15 PM, 2:30–3:50 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I
Free Admission!

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Artist and professor of art history Jeffrey Allen Price will give a lecture on the history of the potato as found in works of art from ancient Peru, thru Modernism and the European avant-garde, to contemporary art around the world. Potatoism (a term coined by Price) is a key concept that underlies much of Price’s interdisciplinary works and activities, which include curating art exhibitions on potato art, organizing potato-themed events such as lectures and performances, and collecting over 5,000 potato-themed artifacts from numerous cultures and countries through his organization, Think Potato Institute.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 

Electric Design lecture

Electric Design: Light, Labor, and Leisure in Prewar Japanese Advertising
By Gennifer Weisenfeld
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel
Free Admission!
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Electricity is powerful—it is an integral element to modern life. It is also a social and cultural force of unparalleled proportions, one that forever altered the history and landscape of the world when it was first harnessed. Electricity produces the bright lights in our big cities; it is the visual language of the modern urban metropolis, lighting up burlesques, cinemas, and signboards. It also facilitated the production of modern domesticity by expanding and diversifying the number of tools and services in the burgeoning consumer market. Nevertheless, electricity did not market or sell itself. Two Japanese companies at the forefront of creating this electrifying market were actively engaged in innovative advertising design throughout the twentieth century: Tōshiba and Matsushita.

Gennifer Weisenfeld of Duke University will explore the Japanese advertising industry’s important cultivation of a nascent consumer market for electrical goods in the prewar period, and the role of graphic design and advertising in aestheticizing, visualizing, and commodifying the transformative social powers of electric energy.

Image credit: National Light Bulbs, poster, 1940s. Image © Panasonic Corporation

 

 

 

North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment lecture

North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I
Free Admission!

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North Korea remains a closed-off society. After international aid projects and programs began in the mid-1990s in response to a devastating famine, however, more information began to become available about the social, humanitarian, and economic situation in the country. Yet the international community continues to grapple with the question of whether or not—and if so, how—to engage with North Korea. Based on hands-on experience and frequent visits, Katharina Zellweger will share some of her insights on everyday life in North Korea, the changing food security situation, and what can be done to help the country’s citizens move forward, develop, and grow, despite a complex political environment.

Image credit: Let Us Enhance Vitality of Revolutionary Potato Farming Policy of Our Party, date unknown. Courtesy of Katharina Zellweger.

 

About the Speaker

Katharina Zellweger is a senior aid manager with over 30 years of field experience in Hong Kong, China and North Korea. She was based in Pyongyang for five years (2006-2011) as the North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), an office of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Zellweger currently manages the Hong Kong-based KorAid Limited, an NGO established in 2015 to focus on serving children in institutions and people with disabilities in North Korea and in China with a view to later engagement in other projects in these countries. Zellweger is also a visiting fellow at the Center for International Cooperation at Stanford University in California. She holds a master’s in International Administration from the School of International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

 

 

 


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