Amy Elkins, The Golden State, 2017. Photo by artist. Exhibition at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College. Costa Mesa, CA
Stanford Arts Institute collaborates with campus partners on a series of initiatives investigating urgent matters around justice and the arts.
The 2022-23 Arts + Justice Student Grant funded twenty students (four collaborative projects, sixteen individual projects) engaged in creative pursuits around questions of art and justice. This year’s cohort includes both undergraduate and graduate students who work in an array of mediums and forms, including painting, sculpture, creative writing, VR and immersive film, photography, mixed media installation, and textiles. Highlights from this year’s cohort include multi-media installations exploring themes of migration and citizenship, sculptures addressing carceral feminism in South Asian form, a ‘zine to address issues of discrimination in healthcare, an interactive VR and immersive film that allows participants to experience the journey of a honey bee; a collection of 35mm photographs and an auditory installation addressing the effects of the pandemic on Chinese-owned restaurants. Many projects collaborated closely with community partners to embed their work beyond the Stanford ecosphere.