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Spring 2018

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JANUARY 2018

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
11:00am
Spring 2018 Exhibitions open to the public

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
5:00–7:00pm
Opening Reception

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FEBRUARY 2018

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
5:00pm
Jillian Mayer: Day Off Screening
Tisch Family Gallery, Medford

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
5:00–8:00pm
Create & Explore: Collaging Places
How have you come to know a place? Drop in to this creative, participatory program to explore how collage-making can be used to navigate your own experiences with official and marginalized histories. Co-sponsored by the Tufts Latino Center.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
6:00pm
Anderson Auditorium, SMFA, 230 Fenway, Boston
Carolina Caycedo
Carolina Caycedo transcends institutional spaces to work in the social realm, where she participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right.

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MARCH 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 2
12:00 noon
Symposium
Decoloniality: Aesthetics and Methodologies
This interdisciplinary conversation with artists, curators and scholars maps visual strategies across the Americas through the lens of decolonialization and will be rooted in a sustained engagement with several works of art, drawing connections to environmental activism, resistant archives and indigenous rights. Please check our website (Facebook?) for a reading group leading up to the event led by faculty Eulogio Guzman, Jami Powell, and Anthony Romero.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1
6:00pm
Curator Talk + Performance
Walk-through of exhibition with curator Pilar Tompkins Rivas followed by "Broadcast from a Serpent-Headed Spaceship," a multi-media performance-lecture by Anthony Romero & Josh Rios.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
6:00pm
Jeffrey Gibson: Performance
Jeffrey Gibson is a multidisciplinary artist who is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. Gibson’s performances activate his sculptural practice and address far-ranging questions about language, identity and history.

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APRIL 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 5
6:30pm
Anderson Auditorium, SMFA, 230 Fenway, Boston
Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film
Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas. (2017; USA). 74 min
This documentary examines the "land art" movement in the United States and focuses on Repellent Fence, a temporary, two-mile-long art installation that intersected the US/Mexico border in October 2015 that was spearheaded by Postcommodity, an activist-art collective, consisting of three Native American artists. Followed by a discussion with Kade Twist of Postcommodity and Adriana Zavala, professor at Tufts in Art & Art History.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12
6:00pm
Tortilla Social: Salvador Jiminez
Led by artist Salvador Jimenez, Tortilla Social is a participatory project that will transform public spaces using printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, and art education, with food as a unifying element of community.

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MAY 2018

FRIDAY, MAY 18
Opening reception SMFA MFA Thesis Show

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