Arts Buzz: February 20, 2018 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: February 20, 2018 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: February 20, 2018

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s Reading Week, which means campus is quiet, but fear not! There are still interesting things to see and do around the Faculty of Arts. 

ARTS & CULTURE

Lacuna ~ Opening this week in the FAB Gallery, Becky Thera’s Lacuna discusses the aftermath of sexual violence and the systemic oppression of women’s experiences. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Intermedia. February 20 – March 17. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 7-10 p.m.

Becky Thera’s Lacuna exhibit

Not Yet Earth ~ Also opening this week in the FAB Gallery, Madeline Mackay’s Not Yet Earth explores the unique identity of flesh and attempts to regain a sense of control over it. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. February 20 – March 17. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 7-10 p.m.

BUZZWORTHY EVENTS

Eremitic Echoes ~ Join the Department of East Asian Studies for a public lecture on the art of contemporary Taiwanese poet and painter Luo Qing by Professor Paul Manfredi (Pacific Lutheran University). Eremitic Echoes: Alternative Spaces of Contemporary Chinese Poet-Artists takes place Thursday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m., 3-58 Pembina Hall. 

THIS AND THAT

Korea and the Olympics ~ In this Folio article, Department of History and Classics instructor explains how the 1988 Summer Olympics unexpectedly changed South Korea, and how the North and South are trying to use the PyeongChang Games to their own political advantage. Read the full article here

World Peace Gate – Seoul, Korea

Trade Dispute ~ University of Alberta political scientist Laurie Adkin weighs in on the Alberta-B.C. trade dispute. Watch the interview here


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