Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series: Juliana Huxtable: POST

https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/lectures/huxtable.jpgThe iconic Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer, and musician. Exploring the intersections of race, gender, queerness, technology and identity, Huxtable uses a diverse set of means to engage these issues, including self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, nightlife, music, writing, and social media. Huxtable does not privilege any method over another, and the lines between different forms of her work are often fluid. This approach aids Huxtable in her ongoing critiques of existing social norms and categorical distinctions while indicating alternate, more hopeful possibilities. Huxtable references her own body and history as a transgender African American woman as she challenges the socio-political and cultural forces that inform normative conceptions of gender and sexuality. Huxtable’s Art and Performance work has been featured at Roskilde Festival, Denmark (2018), ReWire Festival, Netherlands (2018), Park Avenue Armory, New York (2018), Reena Spauldings, Solo show, New York (2017), Project Native Informant, London UK, (2017) MoMA PS1, New York (2014); “Take Ecstasy with Me,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); Frieze Projects, London (2014); and 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2015); among other venues. She lives and works in New York, where she is the founder and DJ for Shock Value. And part of House of Ladosha a nightlife collective run by artists, DJs, writers, and fashion icons.​
Huxtable’s work is included in Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art from December 15, 2018 to April 7, 2019. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the exhibition examines the radical impact of internet culture on visual art since the invention of the web in 1989. This exhibition presents more than forty works across a variety of media—painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects. It features work by some of the most important artists working today, including Judith Barry, Juliana Huxtable, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Laura Owens, Trevor Paglen, Seth Price, Cindy Sherman, Frances Stark, and Martine Syms.

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Togetherness: QTPOC Dinner

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Spectrum Center and the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office (MESA) are proud to continue an initiative centering Queer and Transgender People of Color (QTPOC): Community Dinners for/by QTPOC. FREE DINNER will be provided to the first 15 students who sign up for the respective dinners. If there are more than 15 students signing up for a dinner session, they will be put on a waiting list. The host for this dinner is Mark Chung Kwan Fan. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2Enpz6N

From the Mouths of Millennials

OLLI Study Group

Five Novels Valued by Their Generation and Why

This study group will be a weekly discussion of contemporary literature recommended by Millennials specifically for OLLI learners. We will read five novels, each illustrating and grappling with the present social, political, economic, and environmental concerns of millennials—concerns which they want to bring to the attention of other generations.

Our discussions of the novels will include the significant current events included in the books, the ways in which they navigate social difference, and the reasons why millennials may have recommended them in the first place. We will read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Circle by Dave Eggers, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas, and Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

This study group for those 50 and over will meet for two hours (3:30-5:30 pm) on Mondays from January 27 through February 25. Instructor Emelia Abbe is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Michigan’s Department of English.

LGBTQ Winter Social

Start winter on the right foot by joining Rackham and the Spectrum Center in kicking off the new academic year. Meet new friends and reconnect with old colleagues.

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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.

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Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today: Juliana Huxtable

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The iconic Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer, and musician. Exploring the intersections of race, gender, queerness, technology and identity, Huxtable uses a diverse set of means to engage these issues, including self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, nightlife, music, writing, and social media. Huxtable does not privilege any method over another, and the lines between different forms of her work are often fluid. This approach aids Huxtable in her ongoing critiques of existing social norms and categorical distinctions while indicating alternate, more hopeful possibilities. Huxtable references her own body and history as a transgender African American woman as she challenges the socio-political and cultural forces that inform normative conceptions of gender and sexuality. Huxtable’s Art and Performance work has been featured at Roskilde Festival, Denmark (2018), ReWire Festival, Netherlands (2018), Park Avenue Armory, New York (2018), Reena Spauldings, Solo show, New York (2017), Project Native Informant, London UK, (2017) MoMA PS1, New York (2014); “Take Ecstasy with Me,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); Frieze Projects, London (2014); and 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2015); among other venues. She lives and works in New York, where she is the founder and DJ for Shock Value. And part of House of Ladosha a nightlife collective run by artists, DJs, writers, and fashion icons.​

Huxtable’s work is included in Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art from December 15, 2018 to April 7, 2019. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the exhibition examines the radical impact of internet culture on visual art since the invention of the web in 1989. This exhibition presents more than forty works across a variety of media—painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects. It features work by some of the most important artists working today, including Judith Barry, Juliana Huxtable, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Laura Owens, Trevor Paglen, Seth Price, Cindy Sherman, Frances Stark, and Martine Syms.

Major funding for Ms. Huxtable’s residency was provided by The Faculty Alliance for Diversity at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Michigan Social Work gratefully acknowledges for their support, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Institute for Research on Woman and Gender, and The Spectrum Center.

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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The War on Poverty Project: Evaluating the lasting, economic effects of the War on Poverty

Hilary Hoynes
Friday, December 14

9:00-9:30am Welcome and introductions: Martha Bailey
9:30-10:20am Head Start paper: Martha Bailey
10:20-11:10am Head Start paper: Chloe Gibbs
11:10am-12:00pm Family planning: Olga Malkova

12:00-1:00 Lunch break

1:10-2:00pm Food Stamps research: Hilary Hoynes
Joint presentation of Economic History and Labor Economics Seminars
2:00-2:50pm Community Health Centers (CHCs): Andrew Goodman-Bacon and Valentina Duque

2:50pm Break

3:00-4:40pm Short talks (~20 min each):
-Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Jacob Bastian
-Medicaid: Andrew Goodman-Bacon
-Legal Services: Jamein Cunningham
-Community Action: Rob Gillezeau
-Mobility: Nic Duquette
-Minimum Wage: Bryan Stuart

4:40pm Wrap up and final thoughts: Martha Bailey

 

Dissonance Event Series: Catching Fake News

Panel Discussion

Dissonance: Catching Fake News, Nov. 27, 2018

Two years after the 2016 election, are we winning the war against digital misinformation and manipulation? This panel will describe the technical and journalistic challenges of identifying fake news and manipulated information online and assess the effectiveness of the response by platforms like Facebook in the U.S., Europe, and around the world.

Brendan Nyhan, Professor, Ford School will act as moderator, and panelists will include Mark Ackerman, Professor, School of Information; Ceren Budak, Asst. Prof., School of Information; Fredrik Laurin, Knight-Wallace Fellow, Special Projects Editor for Current Affairs, SVT (Swedish Television); and Rada Mihalcea, Professor, EECS.

More info at https://www.safecomputing.umich.edu/events/dissonance

Dissonance Events

PitE Pizza with the Professors

This is an opportunity for PitE students to meet with environment course instructors, ask questions, and learn more about their courses over pizza.

Please contact Program in the Environment (PitE) with more questions at 734-763-5065 or by email to environment.program@umich.ed