In the News: Week of November 22
2021-11-22 • Sam Fox School
Double Presence, part of Significant and Insignificant Mounds project by Jennifer Colten and Jesse Vogler. Intersection of Liberty Avenue and Mississippi Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62201
Collaborative Team Awarded $100,000 Monument Lab Grant
Monument Lab awarded a $100,000 grant from its nationwide Re:Generation project to the Griot Museum and the Black Herstory Initiative team, which includes associate professor Eric Ellingsen, WashU alumni Precious Musa (MFA 21 in Creative Writing), De Nichols (BFA10/MSW14), and Alana Marie Woodson (MSW17), and several other St. Louis community members. The initiative seeks to honor living Black women through the collection of oral histories and the installation of “memory walks” in neighborhoods throughout St. Louis.
Colten & Vogler Debut Collaborative Public Works as Part of SLAM Exhibition
As part of their ongoing project Significant and Insignificant Mounds, senior lecturer Jennifer Colten and writer Jesse Vogler have designed and installed six public works on billboards in the Mississippi River floodplain known as the American Bottom. The works are a part of the Saint Louis Art Museum exhibition Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration, which also includes three of Colten’s photographs from this project.
Kirkwood and Maciak Discuss New Course on Podcast
On the Beyond Boundaries podcast, associate professor Meghan Kirkwood and Arts & Sciences lecturer Phillip Maciak discuss how their new course, St. Louis and the Documentary Image, will explore connections across their disciplines, allow students to create their own documentary work in different forms, and culminate in an exhibition of the work for the WashU and St. Louis community.
Dugan Discusses SLAM Project
In this video, 2020-21 Freund Teaching Fellow Jess T. Dugan discusses their ongoing project Every Breath We Drew and how that developed into the Currents 120 exhibition currently on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Dugan explains how the pandemic shifted their portraiture outdoors, and led them to explore different landscapes and color palettes. The exhibition is on view through February 20, 2022.
Cyland 13 Features Work by Hogan, Co-Curated by Olynyk
The experimental film Before, After (400’) by Laura Stayton and Adam Hogan (MFA-VA14) is on view November 23-28 at the CLYAND 13 International Media Festival Exhibit at Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Russia. Curators include Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art.
Ćosić Film Screening at Festival Internacional de Videopoesía
Illusive Echoes by Zlatko Ćosić (MFA-VA11) will be screened at VideoBardo, Festival Internacional de Videopoesía, Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 25-December 3 and ARKIPEL, Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Indonesia, from November 26-December 15.