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Bryan Jackson Organized Film Project for At-Risk High School Students

The Kant Institute and the Department of Digital Filmmaking collaborated on the film project Hidden Hallway Stories. The project was designed to promote storytelling and filmmaking with at-risk high school students in the community. The Hidden Hallway Stories was implemented by Lecturer of Art Byran Jackson and Digital Filmmaking Lab Manager David Rincon, and organized in part by alumni Andrew McNeely (MFA 2016). LINK. 


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Solo Exhibition “On This Island” Featuring New Film by Rosalind Nashashibi

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SOLO EXHIBITION “ON THIS ISLAND” FEATURING A NEW FILM BY ROSALIND NASHASHIBI

IRVINE, Calif. (August 25, 2016) -- The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present On This Island, a solo exhibition by Rosalind Nashashibi, curated by UAG Associate Director Allyson Unzicker. The exhibition will open at the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery on Saturday, October 1 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Nashashibi’s films challenge perceptions that form around closed communities and the parallel realities that form within them. The exhibition consists of two films including her most recent Electrical Gaza, presented on the west coast for
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Joe Lewis Writes Introduction for 'Marching Bands'

Professor of Art Joe Lewis wrote the historical introduction for the book, Marching Bands, by Jules Allen. The book is made up of 96 images and illustrates marching bands as a modern art form. 

 


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Stephen Barker named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Stephen Barker to serve as dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In interim role, he fostered faculty diversity, arts/sciences collaboration and outreach.

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2016 – Drama professor Stephen Barker has been appointed dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Serving as interim dean since September 2014, Barker has ushered the school into a new era of excellence, fostering faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration between arts and sciences and working diligently to ensure that UCI continues to be a hub of Orange County arts and culture.

“I’m very pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “Stephen Barker really understands the university’s role in preparing our students for success in their chosen fields; in engaging the community in our dramatic, musical and visual arts; and in helping to introduce our students to the
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Joseph Lewis Served as Juror for 52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition

Professor of Art Joseph Lewis served as juror for the 52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The Exhibition showcased 263 works of art by artists from Southern California. He awarded first, second and third place winners in the categories of painting/mixed media, photography and sculpture.

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Deborah Oliver Curated Show at the LACE Gallery

Continuing Lecturer of Art Deborah Oliver curated the show Irrational Exhibits 9 at the LACE Gallery in Los Angeles. The show includes performances, installations and videos and features work from UCI Alumni Flora Kao (MFA 2012), Juan Meneses (BA 2015), and Bradford Chan Prairie (BA 2016). Irrational Exhibits 9 is a one night live art exhibition opening on June 8, 2016. LINK.


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Simon Leung Interviewed in ArtForum Magazine

Professor of Art Simon Leung was interviewed in ArtForum Magazine for his film War After War. The film is included in the Routine Pleasures exhibition which opens May 25, 2016 at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, CA.

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UC Irvine’s Daniel Joseph Martinez Awarded the Coveted Berlin Prize by The American Academy In Berlin

UC IRVINE’S DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINEZ AWARDED THE COVETED BERLIN PRIZE BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BERLIN

IRVINE, Calif. (May 17, 2016) --  Daniel Joseph Martinez, Artist and Donald Bren Professor of Art UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, has been awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin. The highly coveted prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from America who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. A total of 23 fellows are chosen for this illustrious prize by an independent selection committee. Martinez will complete his fellowship in the fall of 2016.

“We look forward to welcoming another group of outstanding fellows to the Academy,” said Academy president Gerhard Casper. “By working with their peers and partner institutions in Berlin and presenting their projects to the public, they will actively contribute to the exchange of ideas between the US and Germany.”


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Daniel Joseph Martinez Offers a Front-Row Seat to a Famous Artistic Murder - Starring Himself

April 23, 2016

Walk into Roberts & Tilton gallery in Culver City and you will stumble into a murder scene. A man lies dead in a bathtub. His wild-eyed assailant stands behind him, knife in hand, ready to strike again in case the deed is not done. Another figure reaches toward the murderer, futilely trying to put a stop to the death that has just transpired. The ghastly scene is a sculptural installation by Los Angeles artist Daniel Joseph Martinez that riffs on one of the most famous paintings in Western history: Jacques-Louis David's late 18th century masterpiece "The Death of Marat"...

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Joe Lewis has a New Installation at The Phatory

Professor of Art Joe Lewis has a new installation at The Phatory in New York. The installation entitled Mutant Monkey Business will be on view starting May 1 – May 22, 2016. LINK.


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