Travis Kraus exhibition at PATV (a Public/Public collaboration)
Apr
13
to Apr 30

Travis Kraus exhibition at PATV (a Public/Public collaboration)

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The kickoff of the Public/Public collaboration with PATV, co-presenting the work of Travis Kraus!

Opening reception April 13, on view through the end of the month during PATV's open hours.

Travis is showing work created from recycled material during a 17 year period as a small business in downtown Iowa City called the futon shop, but that is just a small part of the story:

Travis writes: 
"Each tiny scrap of my futon-based work is attached to a person or memory or artifact from that place. I cannot separate the pieces from my connections to the amazing people that I was fortunate to call employees and friends. That is why this exhibition would be a retrospective of the nearly two decade futon shop era of my life.

August 30th, 1996 is the day that my boss Eric Shaw was shot by an Iowa City police officer. He owned the futon shop before me- I purchased it from his estate a few months after his death when I was just 21 years old. Eric was speaking on the phone in his own art studio when I cop assumed a light and an open door meant the place was being burglarized. The exhibition would not dwell on this dark piece of Iowa City’s history, but I also can’t overlook how much this date has shaped my life.

Eric himself also deserves to be recognized for his art and legacy of helping shape police reform. However, Eric is one piece of a long history that involves dozens of stories and amazing people. This exhibition is about the surrounding stories from that time period."

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the Black Dada Reader Reading
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

the Black Dada Reader Reading

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A reading & conversation from Adam Pendleton's Black Dada Reader, with Miriam Thaggert, Alea Adigweme, & Raj Chakrapani.

The Reader is a collection of texts that illustrate “Black Dada,” a term Pendleton uses to define his work -- a diverse range of sources including W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, Sun Ra, Adrian Piper, and Hugo Ball. By activating the Reader through spoken word, the Black Dada Reading engages Pendleton’s language-based practice, which seeks to explore, in his words, “language as material/material as language; language as image/image as language.” 

Thaggert, Adigweme, & Chakrapani will each read a short selection from the Reader and share a brief reflection on includes making connections with their own research and/or creative practices, followed by by a conversation/Q&A with the audience.

Co-presented with the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art. It will take place in the Dada Futures exhibition in the UISMA's gallery on the 3rd floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, in advance of Pendleton's April 26th visit and lecture in Art Building West through the Intermedia Research Initiative.

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Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Dazzle Crawl

presented by Hancher, the Iowa City Downtown District, and Public Space One
with support from the City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee

Area artists take over the windows of an array of downtown businesses in a celebration of radical viewpoints and untold stories in local history.

Inspired by Machine Dazzle’s work transforming the windows of Neiman Marcus with costumes from Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged), which will be performed at Hancher on April 28.

Displays will be installed throughout April, culminating in a parade crawl on April 27, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Select locations will have live performances and special one-night art pieces the night of the Dazzle Crawl.

Read more about the artists' projects here!

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Ms. Bigfoot: A Fan Fiction opening reception & zine release
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

Ms. Bigfoot: A Fan Fiction opening reception & zine release

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A video installation by Jaime Raybin & R.D. King.

“Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction” tells the story of of an alienated teenage monster truck who undergoes a feminist awakening through writing fan fiction. During the six-minute film, the monster truck protagonist experiences a lack of representation in both the real wold and in mainstream pop culture. Using the internet as a platform, she constructs a universe with her own substantive meaning.
The film will be featured on loop as the centerpiece of an installation that  references and expands the surreal world within the film. The viewer is invited to have a seat on a giant pink tire and watch the film inside of a crudely drawn teenage hangout/chain restaurant.
Join the artists at the opening reception on Monday, April 30, 5-7p, which will include the release of a new monster truck art zine!

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M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 2
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 2

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M Ryan is a contemporary artist and trained mental health worker.  His historical research suggests parallel developments in the course of art history and US social structures.

"A study of the masters," is a series of paintings that overlaps masters of Classical and Modern art traditions with figures of US Empire. Presented at PS1 as a two-part event, the first artist talk is a discussion of paintings that address Republican administrations (April 12th). The second talk will address the policies of Democratic presidents (April 19th).

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It's Time We Talk
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

It's Time We Talk

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"It's Time We Talk" is an evening of female empowerment created by a group of women performance artists and organized by Melissa Airy. Through the use of live actions and story-telling, these women will bring to light personal experiences that have previously been kept private to the world.

Artists:
Melissa Airy
Christina Carver
Kylie Gava
Taylor Hansen
Tian Liu
Mandey Lund
Caitlin Mary Margarett
Aypryl Pippert
Sara Rieger

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M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 1
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 1

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M Ryan is a contemporary artist and trained mental health worker.  His historical research suggests parallel developments in the course of art history and US social structures.

"A study of the masters," is a series of paintings that overlaps masters of Classical and Modern art traditions with figures of US Empire. Presented at PS1 as a two-part event, the first artist talk is a discussion of paintings that address Republican administrations (April 12th). The second talk will address the policies of Democratic presidents (April 19th).

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Opening Reception: At the Intersection of Art + Science
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: At the Intersection of Art + Science

Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program Alumni Group Show: Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways. This is the driving approach to the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program at the Iowa Lakeside Lab. Iowa Lakeside Lab is a biological field research station located on West Okoboji Lake in the northwest corner of Iowa. The Lakeside Lab AIR program accepts artists from all around the country working in any and all media to reside on the Lab’s campus, interact with scientific community, make work connected to the environment, and facilitate connections between the arts and the sciences. This exhibition represents work made by AIR alumni since 2014.

Exhibiting artists: Eric 'Oz' Andren, Mary Claire Becker, Amanda Breitbach, Paul Crow, Scott Dickson, Cathleen Faubert, Rachel Kauff, Quin Kennedy, Mark Koven, Kelsey Reckling, Brian Schorn, Corey Smith, Benny Melton, Joseph Mougel, Lisa Gordillo, and Alex Braidwood

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At the Intersection of Art + Science: Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program Alumni Group Show
Mar
2
to Mar 25

At the Intersection of Art + Science: Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program Alumni Group Show

The Iowa Lakeside Lab AIR program accepts artists from all around the country working in any and all media to reside on the Lab’s campus, interact with scientific community, make work connected to the environment, and facilitate connections between the arts and the sciences. This exhibition represents work made by AIR alumni since 2014.

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