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March 19-May 24 & April 4 – May 24, 2013 (ART 656 Project)
Mapping Exhibition Suite
OBJECTIVE / SUBJECTIVE: Mapping as Visual Language
This exhibition focused on comtemporary artists utiliaint the visual and conceptual language of mapping to respond to both real and imagined spaces.
Mapping: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography. (ART 656)
Focused on the utility and aestheics of ancient and modern maps and explored contemporary artistic interpretation of maps and mapping devices.
January 8 – February 23, 2013
Vice—immorality and wickedness—and virtue—moral goodness and righteousness—are often considered mutually exclusive. This exhibition focused on the dynamics of particular vices, virtues or areas of overlap and intersection.
August 28 – November 17, 2012
Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite
Fall exhibitions, offered in conjunction with two international conferences on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, focus on Southeast Asia.
Music for the Divine
Musical instruments and traditions of Burma from the court to the expression of identities in contemporary multi-ethnic Burmese cultures.Curated by Catherine Raymond, Director, Center for Burma Studies, NIU
Transnational Identity: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia
Performing art forms typical of Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Laotian, and Thai cultures
Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh
Featuring the work of Khvay Samnang and Lim Sokchanlina, two founding members of the artist collective, Stiev Selapak (Art Rebels). Images courtesy of the artists and SA SA BASSAC gallery.
North Gallery and Theatre:
Karen - A People on the Border
Documentary photography by Robert Gerhardt. Running in conjunction with the Gerhardt exhibition are weekly video screenings of documentary films on Southeast Asia, including works by John Bishop, Barley Norton, S. Smith Patrick, Taggart Siegel, and Timothy Syrota.