The Culture Crawl
September 19-20, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the lobby of the Visual Arts Complex (VAC)
Explore the works of students and visiting artists exhibited throughout the building on all floors. There will be a reception from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the lobby on both days with light refreshments and staff present to answer questions about programs. Visitors are also welcome to drop by anytime during building hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Culture Crawl is a campus-wide event celebrating several cultural heritage sites and groups at CU Boulder. Stop by the different locations and take part in immersive activities, performances, games and shows. Every location you visit gives you a chance to win a prize.
CIRCA Ceramics Symposium
Keynote address by Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Friday, September 22 at 5:00 PM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist born in Warren, Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is an exploration of her layered identity – as a woman, a Chinese woman, as an “American,” as a third culture kid. Trained in ceramics, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work, such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity, and personal history. Her practice evolved from sculpture to mixed media as she began to focus on domestic objects and the feminine sphere. Handwork and hair both became totems of the small rituals that fix, smooth over, and ground women’s lives. Through these materials, she explores how Western beauty standards influenced the East, how the non-white body is commodified and sold, and how women’s – globally, girls’ – work is still a major economic driver whose workers still struggle for equality.
Other ways to participate:
Panel discussion on Graduate Student Success Saturday (open to all grads!)
September 23 from 9 -11 AM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Visiting Artist Lecture: Binh Danh
Monday, October 2 at 4:00 PM
Visual Arts Complex Auditorium 1B20
Binh Danh reconfigures traditional photographic techniques and processes in unconventional ways to delve into the connection between history, identity, and place. As a child who immigrated to the US from war-torn Vietnam in 1979, his family stories and diasporic experience are the foundation for his investigative practice. In his highly acclaimed series of chlorophyll prints, Danh uses photosynthesis to directly print portraits from the Vietnam War era onto the leaves surfaces. Danh is also noted for his contemporary daguerreotypes of national parks. Their reflective surfaces enable people of all backgrounds to see themselves as a part of the beauty of the American landscape.
Visual Arts Complex, Auditorium - 1B20
1085 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309
10/23 Tomashi Jackson
11/06 Jason Stopa
11/13 Sarah Rosalena
11/27 rafa esparza