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“Just a Link,” Film Screening and Discussion

Screening of “Just a Link” (Un Simple Maillon, directed by Frederic Dumont and Bernard Balteau, 52 mins., 2003), a documentary about the women of the Belgian Jewish Defense Committee who saved thousands of children during the Nazi occupation of Belgium. Among others, the film highlights the story of Andree Geulen, one of the 27 Resisters featured in Resistance and Memory in Belgium, 1940-1945: Multiple Narratives, on view at the Queens College Art Center until May 26. 

Book Release Party for Matthew Thurber’s Shawarma Chameleon

Adjunct Design professor Matthew Thurber has a new book published by Random Man!

Why do some street corners have garbage cans while others…do not? What if movies were triangles? “Shawarma Chameleon” is here to answer these questions. Matthew Thurber’s first art monograph was drawn on a magic pad that yielded only good drawings, discovered in Brian Belott’s calculator factory. Little dials monitoring Fussiness, Spazz, and Narrative levels go up and down on this journey through Shawarma sponsored by the Warren Commission. Watch as the artist makes certain discoveries in his navel that are are still shocking to this day, especially to those who think a Steig is a cross between a stick and a twig.

     Tapirs gallop over Angel Falls to be transferred into convoluted light. The shamisen causes Blerf men to erupt from neglected topiary, while Walt Disney unveils ‘Ourobourosland’, a tribute to the Mayan temple builders who preceded him. While you still have eyes to see radioactive color, enjoy Shawarma Chameleon, the only art book you can leave on the tractor guy’s seat or give to your Princeton mitten analyst with no qualms or necessity to save the receipt.

There will be a Book Release Party on Saturday, May 13th at Molasses Books, 770 Hart St, Brooklyn, New York 11237. Check out the event page to RSVP here!

In the News: Glenn Goldberg featured at the Reading Public Museum

Painting professor Glenn Goldberg will be showing paintings, small ceramics, and works on paper at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA this summer in an exhibition titled Of Leaves and Clouds. The exhibition is on view in the Cohen Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art on The Museum’s second floor from Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, August 20, 2017. An article on the show appeared this week in BCTV – read it here!

[intimate distance] an MFA Thesis Show for Jeff Kasper

Graduating MFA student Jeff Kasper will be showing his new and ongoing works in his capstone exhibition in the Klapper Gallery from May 2nd-5th. Jeff’s works include videos, text, audio, performance, and investigate the choreography of relationships and pursuit of publicness and physical connection, particularly between men. The installation pieces will be up in the gallery all week, and there will be receptions with performances and discussions on Tuesday, May 2nd, 6-8pm, and on Friday, May 5th, 6-9pm.

The Fabric of Cultures: Objects, Memory, Technology

The Fabric of Cultures Conference is part of a pedagogical and research project that explores how fibers, fabrics, and clothing, as well as texts, tell the stories of people and communities across cultures, class, gender, and space. The Conference’s presentations will investigate the power of materiality of texts and fabrics, through the care and making, memories, aesthetics, and activism. Even the most ubiquitous of garments connect people, sewing the visible and invisible stitches of a community that is an incubator for innovation in the arts, craft, and technology. This conference is presented in conjunction with an exhibition that will take place in the Queens College Art Center from Oct 5-Dec 15, 2017, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30-8:30pm.

The Conference will take place on Thursday, May 4th, 10am-6pm
Benjamin S Rosenthal Library Level 5, President’s Conference Room #2

Keynote Speakers include:
Ann Rosalind Jones, Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature at Smith College, and Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP online at:

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