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March 2019

SOLD OUT: Art Focus Lectures | Gustav Klimt & the Vienna Secession

March 27 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

To every age its art, to every art its freedom. Formed in 1897, the Viennese Secession of 19 artists and designers who rejected the conservative attitude of the Art Academy in favor of a more modern experimental approach, saw themselves as a regenerative force at the dawn of a new century in Vienna’s Golden Age. Gustav Klimt, influenced by avant-garde movements such as Symbolism and Art Nouveau, became the Secession’s first president.  The lecture considers the work of this complicated…

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Amnon Wolman: Barrier, Stop for inspection

March 27 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Amnon Wolman‘s Barrier, Stop for inspection was commissioned for the 2018 Warsaw Autumn Festival and employs sounds, texts, and images. The text — about the activity of remembering — was written in June 2018 and was translated into Polish by Halina Cieplińska. It appears both in English and in Polish orally and visually during the piece. Most other materials — musical and visual — are performed and controlled during the live program.     A memory that I create right…

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Ostap Manulyak: sounds from behind the (absent) walls

March 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ostap Manulyak presents a program of works by contemporary Ukrainian composers and asks a question about real/imaginative/forgotten walls: Do they (still) mark our internal and external space? Ostap Manulyak, born 1983 in Lviv, is an Ukrainian composer, performer, and organiser of artistic initiatives. He is a Ph.D. and docent (assist. prof.) in the Composition Department of the Lviv Music Academy. Manulyak studied composition at the Lviv Music Academy with Prof. Viktor Kaminsky and also took part in many masterclasses of…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

March 31 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability.

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April 2019

Survivor Love Letter Writing & Portrait Workshop

April 1 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

April 1-April 10, 2019 at the Harmony House The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. From April 1-April 10th, queer artists of color from the Survivor Love…

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Survivor Love Letter Project: Beyond Sanctioned Survival

April 3 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm

April 1-April 10, 2019 at the Harmony House The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. From April 1-April 10th, queer artists of color from the Survivor Love…

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David Germano: “Crystals, Introductions to Buddhas, and Other Intimate Experiences”

April 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: This talk will explore a dramatic eleventh century transformation of tantric Buddhist ritual initiations in the Tibetan Great Perfection Seminal Heart (rdzogs chen snying thig) tradition. These practices involved a central use of crystal-mediated gazing as an introduction to visionary practices. The practices will be presented and then interpreted in the context of eleventh century Tibet. Bio: David Germano is a Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia and Director of UVA’s Tibet Center, SHANTI…

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Shannon Ebner Lecture / STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE

April 4 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shannon Ebner (U.S.A. b. 1971), STRAY*, 2017. 2 parts, each 48 x 36 in; 2 Audio-Tracks: 00:15 min, 3:36 min. Archival pigment print mounted on aluminum; * Left: Susan Howe, “Articulation of Sound Forms in Time,” from SINGULARITIES (Wesleyan Univ. Press), 1990. Right: Nathaniel Mackey, “Song of the Andoumboulou: 50” from SPLAY ANTHEM (New Directions), 2006. Courtesy of the artist, Altman Siegel, SF and Sadie Coles HQ, London The artist will discuss her exhibition at the Cantor, including the relationship between a large-scale 2011…

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Smart Photography: Producing Great Photos

April 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the skills required for outstanding digital photos, explore the latest technologies (hardware/camera and software) to help create professional-looking photos. A great photo will add significant value to any communication project — yet getting that perfect photo can be a significant challenge. We often find ourselves searching endless photo libraries of un-useable options, spending hundreds of dollars for a high-end stock photo, or stressing about copyrights of an image found online. Imagine grabbing your smartphone or DSLR camera, stepping out…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

April 5 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. Celebrating poetry month This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generoussupport of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. BrennerFamily Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education.

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Dialogues in Art

April 6 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of focused gallery talks by Stanford students at the Anderson Collection. Art makers and art historians join together in pairs to present their views, observations, and thoughts on specific works in the collection. Come for one or for all! The talks begins at 2:00 pm in the galleries.

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Survivor Love Letter Project: Unveiling Celebration

April 10 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

April 1-April 10, 2019 at the Harmony House The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. From April 1-April 10th, queer artists of color from the Survivor Love…

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City Models: From Panstereorama to the Present, a talk with Patrick Ellis

April 11 2:00 pm

On April 11, 2019 The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with Patrick Ellis about City Models: From Panstereorama to the Present David Rumsey recently digitized an immense model of San Francisco built by the WPA. It includes every structure of the city circa 1939, carved in miniature. Historians of cartography swap stories of such models today; they are uncommon cartographic spectacles—one cast in stone, here; another printed in plastic, there. At one time, these models were common enough to warrant their own designated…

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Ellington at 120: The Portraits

April 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Loren Schoenberg, Senior Scholar at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, for a look at Duke Ellington, the portraitist. As a young man, Ellington received a scholarship to Pratt Institute to study art, but decided instead to pursue music. What followed were musical portraits of some of the leading African-American artists of the 20th century. Schoenberg will match Ellington’s notes with work by painters such as Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, and Romare Bearden.

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B. Russell (Edinburgh), Mille genera marmorum: economic geography and Rome’s regional marble trade

April 12 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

This lecture will present new perspectives on what the study for the marble trade can reveal about the economic geography of the Roman empire. A series of regional case studies will be presented that emphasise the impact of transport logistics on the movement of this material, local patterns of consumption and substitution, and discrepant architectural experiences. Ben Russell is Senior Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. His work focuses on Roman architecture, especially the use of stone…

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Critical Mass Reframed: A Panel on Kerry Tribe’s Live Re-Performance of Hollis Frampton’s Structural Film

April 17 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where does a film become a live performance, and how does the history, theory, and criticism of one work translate into another? Sponsored by the Stanford Arts Institute in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Art & Art History, Kerry Tribe (artist, filmmaker, and visiting Lecturer through the Presidential Residencies on the Future of the Arts) will discuss her live performance Critical Mass (2010–) with Stanford faculty members Pavle Levi (Professor, Film and Media Studies) and Peggy Phelan (Denning Family…

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Michael Radich: “The Mahāparinirvāṇa-mahāsūtra in the Religion of Sixth-Century China, as Glimpsed through ‘Sengchou’s’ Cave at Xiaonanhai”

April 18 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: The Mahāparinirvāṇa-mahāsūtra (particularly in the version entitled Da banniepan jing 大般涅槃經 T374, translated by Dharmakṣema ca. 421-432) was one of the significant texts in fifth- and sixth-century Chinese Buddhism, and had a tremendous impact on the formation of distinctive currents in Chinese and East Asian Buddhism over a much longer term. However, too little is still known about the way the text was received, and the way it figured in the religious life of Chinese Buddhists during this period.…

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D. Orrells (Kings College London), “Printing Antiquity in the Eighteenth Century”

April 19 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

This talk explores how antiquarians during the mid eighteenth century illustrated their narratives about the history of ancient art. In the later 1600s and early 1700s, science had become spectacular and antiquarianism followed suit. This talk examines how key eighteenth-century antiquarians such as Winckelmann, Mariette, Caylus and d’Hancarville all became interested in how engravings of ancient art and archaeology might be able to visualise a historical narrative. The talk, then, offers a fresh, new analysis of the reception of classical antiquity in the…

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ANDERSON x CCRMA: Sound Happenings

April 23 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ANDERSON x CCRMA: Sound Happenings is a show bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances by members of the Stanford Music community, including the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The event takes place in the galleries of the Anderson Collection and will feature 8-channel sound installations, generative video works, and performances by composers in the Stanford D.M.A. program. This magical transformation of the museum will inspire dialogue on fixed versus…

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Coordinates: Maps and Art Exploring Shared Terrain

April 25 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

On April 25th, 2019 The David Rumsey Map Center will host an exhibit opening and a symposium of talks that explore the shared terrain of maps and art. The exhibition will feature a variety of ways in which the two porous mediums overlap in inquiries about space, both geographical and metaphorical. Artists include Zoe Leonard, Trevor Paglen, Tauba Auerbach, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Agnes Denes, John Pfahl, Ed Ruscha, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. In dialogue with the art, will be maps by…

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Seishi Karashima: “Buddhism as a Cultural Bridge Between India and China”

April 25 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: With the spread of Buddhism to China and translations of Buddhist scriptures into Chinese, Indian culture and ideology began to exert an enormous influence on Chinese culture, literature, art, medicine, astronomy, and so on and further, on all the other East Asian cultures as well. My mentor, Dr. Ji Xianlin (季羡林, 1911-2009), a professor at Peking University, one of China’s best-known scholars and founder of Indology in China, once said, “If you want to explore Chinese philosophy, (or) history…

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Case Studies Series: Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe

April 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo: Josiah McElheny (U.S.A., b. 1966) Island Universe, (detail) 2008. Chrome-plated aluminum, handblown and molded glass, electric lighting, and rigging. © Josiah McElheny. Photo © Stephen White. Courtesy White Cube, London Hear an interdisciplinary public discussion about Island Universe, a monumental work inspired by the origin of the universe. Speakers for this case study include Nancy Troy, Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art, Department of Art & Art History, and Thomas Ryckman, professor, Philosophy Department.

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Dafna Naphtali: Audio Chandelier | Hans Tammen: Endangered Guitar

April 25 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This double-bill event at CCRMA Stage will include two different artists’ programs in one evening. Dafna Naphtali‘s Audio Chandelier: Gears, Outtakes, Fry is made up of individual grains of nearly static sound dispersed to 8-16 speakers and altered as granular synthesis illuminates and refracts moments in time. In each of this set of three pieces, field recordings and audio samples and live vocals are processed as one “grain” is sent to each speaker available. By manipulating the grains of sound…

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Go Forth

April 26 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Go Forth draws inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a text originally intended to provide the deceased with a blueprint to the afterlife. Incorporating analog projections, chanting, and dance, the work animates a series of burial rituals. The audience enters through a photographic installation that provides an initiation into the mythological landscape of the work. The performance proposes burial not as erasure but as offering restitution that creates space for the presence of the absent, the longed for and…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

April 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability.

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