The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

https://umma.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Harn-sixpetritsch_spatialintervention.jpegThe World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene awakens us to the physical and social effects of the Anthropocene, a much-debated term used to define a new geological epoch shaped by human activity. Structured around ecological issues, the exhibition presents photography, video, and sculpture that address subjects and themes related to raw materials, disasters, consumption, loss, and justice. More than thirty-five international artists, including Sammy Baloji, Liu Bolin, Dana Levy, Mary Mattingly, Pedro Neves Marques, Gabriel Orozco, Trevor Paglen, and Thomas Struth, respond to dire global and local circumstances with resistance and imagination—sustaining an openness, wonder, and curiosity about the world to come.  

Artist Residency with Mary Mattingly in conjunction with The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

UMMA and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival welcome artist Mary Mattingly to Ann Arbor for a 3-day residency, June 27–June 30. Mattingly, whose photograph Life of Objects (pictured to the right) is featured in UMMA’s exhibition The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Antrhopocene, is deeply concerned with our relationships to objects—where they come from, where they go, their implications for humans, and their impact on the environment. Join the artist for a variety of interactive workshops and discussion-based programs during her residency. 

ISR Expo

flyerYou are invited to the Institute for Social Research EXPO:

Enjoy a variety of ​fun food​!​ (while supplies last) 

Xplore the rich portfolio of ISR social science research projects​!​

Probe into a variety of training programs for students, postdocs and faculty​!​

Observe the many opportunities for involvement​ and ​engage​!​

Come learn more about the many exciting projects and programs housed within ISR. 

Our featured programs and projects include: 

Michigan Program in Survey Methodology AND Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques | Michigan Retirement Research Center | Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) | IRIS | M-CARES (Michigan Contraceptive Access, Research, and Evaluation Study) | PSC Training Programs | LIFE-M (Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-Database | U-M HomeLab | Poverty Solutions | Panel Study of Income Dynamics | Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS)/ Program in Society, Population and Environment (SPE) | DACCD & Perspectives | ICPSR | ICPSR Summer Program | Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) | Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) and the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) ​| Health and Retirement Study | American National Election Studies | Racism Lab | Staples Staff Development Fund 

Please contact abeattie@umich.edu with any questions​ or if you need any accommodations to attend this event.​

The Age of the Internet in Comic Books: Book Club Tour

On the occasion of the exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, UMMA and Vault of Midnight-Ann Arbor have partnered up to form the UMMA Book Club: The Age of the Internet in Comic Books. Join David Choberka, Andrew W. Mellon Manager of Academic Outreach & Teaching, for a discussion in the gallery that connects the art on view to  themes in the selected comics. Open to anyone, regardless of participation in the book club.

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and curated by Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, with Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator.

Major support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

​UMMA gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support:

Lead Exhibition Sponsors:
Candy and Michael Barasch, University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Individual and Family Foundation Donors:
William Susman and Emily Glasser; The Applebaum Family Compass Fund: Pamela Applebaum and Gaal Karp, Lisa Applebaum; P.J. and Julie Solit; Vicky and Ned Hurley; Ann and Mel Schaffer; Mark and Cecelia Vonderheide; and Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga  

University of Michigan Funding Partners:
School of Information; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Institute for the Humanities; Department of History of Art; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Department of American Culture; School of Education; Department of Film, Television, and Media; Digital Studies Program; and Department of Communication Studies

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LACS Event. Hostile Terrain: Exploring Border Security and Migration in 2019 – Film Screening

imageScreen preview followed by a panel Q&A: A documentary on the work of Jason De León
MARCH 28, 4 PM, ANGELL HALL, AUDITORIUM A

Join us for a test screening of a documentary about the work of Jason De León and the Undocumented Migration Project. This film focus on clandestine migration from Central America and the North American Migrant Trail.

Panelists: RAÚL O. PAZ PASTRANA (Director, Producer, Cinematographer); JASON DE LEÓN (Producer, Advisor); JOHN A. DOERING-WHITE (Field Producer, Advisor and Sound)

LACS Event. Hostile Terrain: Exploring Border Security and Migration in 2019 – Roundtable

imageRound-table: Exploring Border Security and Migration in 2019
MARCH 29, 12-2 PM, ANGELL HALL, AUDITORIUM B

We will discuss the realities currently experienced by migrants along the US/Mexico border and the history of America’s border security paradigm known as “Prevention Through Deterrence.” Given the heightened discussion in recent months about the supposed dangers posed by migrants and the potential role that a border wall would play in securing America’s southern geopolitical boundary, this roundtable seeks to facilitate an open and frank discussion about what migration currently looks like, who is migrating, and why. In addition to facilitating a conversation about the lives of migrants, our panelists will also discuss the important roles of history, storytelling, art, and film in the telling and (re) presentation of nuanced information about America’s current border crisis. Of particular interest is how the panelists seek to tell new and impactful stories about about a social process that has a deep history and often overdetermined by simplistic tropes such as the “noble migrant” and “foreign invader.” 

Moderator: DANIEL NEMSER, Romance Languages and Literatures

Panelists: JASON DE LEÓN, Anthropology, Director of Hostile Terrain Exhibition; LUCY CAHILL, Curator of Hostile Terrain Exhibition; RAÚL O. PAZ PASTRANA, Filmmaker, Director of Border South film; JOHN A. DOERING-WHITE, Anthropology and Social Work

LACS Event. Hostile Terrain: Exploring Border Security and Migration in 2019 – Pop-UP Exhibition

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Hostile Terrain is a Pop-UP Exhibition about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border. This participatory political art project is organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by associate professor of anthropology Jason De León.

Construction of Hostile Terrain Pop-UP Exhibition
MARCH 27-28, 8 AM-4 PM, 2ND FLOOR, MASON HALL, OUTSIDE ROOM 2436

In shifts on March 27-28, 2019, several hundred student volunteers will construct a border wall map on a blank wall space on the second floor of Mason Hall. The map will show the death locations of 3000 migrants. Toe tags will be hand-filled out and plotted on a giant grid, representing recovered bodies from the Arizona desert. Please contact jpdeleon@umich.edu if you are interested in being involved with the installation. The exhibit will remain in Mason Hall through the first week of April 2019. 

UMMA Book Club: Art, Ideas, & Politics

The Art, Ideas, & Politics Book Club is a partnership between UMMA and Literati Bookstore in connection with UMMA’s exhibition Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s. Surrounded by the large-scale artworks by Sam Gilliam, Helen Frankenthaler, Al Loving, and Louise Nevelson, we will read and discuss bold and critical voices—both fiction and nonfiction—guided by Literati Bookstore’s Creative Programs Manager, Gina Balibrera Amyx. Books will explore visions and critiques relevant to abstract art as well as the immense social changes of the period, and include Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (Jan 10), Art on My Mind, Visual Politics by bell hooks (March 14), Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel (May 9), Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner (July 11), and How We Get Free, edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Sept 12). Gina Balibrera Amyx is the Creative Program Manager at Literati Bookstore, and a graduate of Zell MFA Program. Her writing has been featured in the Boston Review, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Wandering Song, an anthology of the Central American diaspora.

The Art, Ideas, & Politics Book Club will meet on the second Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m. in the exhibition gallery. Pick and choose or come to all of them. Books will be available for sale at Literati Bookstore as well as after book club meetings at UMMA, at a 15% book club discount.

UMMA gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support of this exhibition:

Lead Exhibition Sponsors: University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Exhibition Endowment Donors:  Richard and Rosann Noel Endowment Fund, Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment, and Robert and Janet Miller Fund

University of Michigan Funding Partners: Institute for Research on Women and Gender, School of Social Work, Department of Political Science, and Department of Women’s Studies

 

UMMA Book Club: The Age of the Internet in Comic Books

In conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, UMMA and Vault of Midnight-Ann Arbor partner to present a book club that will read and discuss three comic books that explore some of the extreme possibilities of life in the age of the internet. Books include: The Private Eye (January 20), Snot Girl vol. 1 (February 17), and Bitch Planet vol 1 (March 10). Pick and choose your favorites or come to the whole series. Books will be available for sale at Vault of Midnight. All are invited to read and participate. Please note that these comic books deal with mature material.

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and curated by Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, with Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator.

Major support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

​UMMA gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support:

Lead Exhibition Sponsors:
Candy and Michael Barasch, University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Individual and Family Foundation Donors:
William Susman and Emily Glasser; The Applebaum Family Compass Fund: Pamela Applebaum and Gaal Karp, Lisa Applebaum; P.J. and Julie Solit; Vicky and Ned Hurley; Ann and Mel Schaffer; Mark and Cecelia Vonderheide; and Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga  

University of Michigan Funding Partners:
School of Information; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Institute for the Humanities; Department of History of Art; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Department of American Culture; School of Education; Department of Film, Television, and Media; Digital Studies Program; and Department of Communication Studies

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Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit

Event flyerAllies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit is a traveling exhibit designed to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through respect for others, comfort during interactions, and awareness of disability issues. Using a multi-media approach to demonstrate respect, comfort and awareness, the exhibit offers suggestions for becoming disability allies and educators.

It has been twenty years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and almost forty years since the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both of these laws protect against discrimination of people with disabilities by requiring equal access to employment, education, goods and services.

Americans have progressed in their attitudes and behaviors toward people with disabilities; however, there remain questions and concerns about appropriate communication, comfort level, and inclusive practices.

When it comes to interacting with individuals with disabilities, people ask:
“What should I do?”, “How should I respond?”, “Is it okay to say that?”, “How can I become an ally?”; Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit will attempt to answer some of these questions.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to experience The Ability Exhibit when it visits the Institute for Social Research (426 Thompson St.) 

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event or have any questions, please contact Anna Massey at abeattie@umich.edu.

Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit

Event flyerAllies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit is a traveling exhibit designed to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through respect for others, comfort during interactions, and awareness of disability issues. Using a multi-media approach to demonstrate respect, comfort and awareness, the exhibit offers suggestions for becoming disability allies and educators.

It has been twenty years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and almost forty years since the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both of these laws protect against discrimination of people with disabilities by requiring equal access to employment, education, goods and services.

Americans have progressed in their attitudes and behaviors toward people with disabilities; however, there remain questions and concerns about appropriate communication, comfort level, and inclusive practices.

When it comes to interacting with individuals with disabilities, people ask:
“What should I do?”, “How should I respond?”, “Is it okay to say that?”, “How can I become an ally?”; Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit will attempt to answer some of these questions.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to experience The Ability Exhibit when it visits the Institute for Social Research (426 Thompson St.) 

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event or have any questions, please contact Anna Massey at abeattie@umich.edu.