Michal Heiman + John Tagg in conversation

Join the artist, Michal Heiman, in conversation with John Tagg (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Art History) about her recent work including the Dress Project and Michal Heiman Tests

Tuesday, October 25, Noon-1 pm EST/ 8-9 pm IST. Registration link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pf-mpqTspH9EGrn5jX3IOg8wCoEdsP5ow

Michal Heiman (b. 1954, based in Tel Aviv) is an artist, curator, member of the Tel-Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, theorist, and activist whose work inhabits the spaces between art and therapy, photography and diagnosis, theory and praxis. As installations, video, sound, photography, performance, and archival displays, her work has been shown in venues such as the University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Documenta X (Kassel), Le Quartier (Quimper), The Jewish Museum (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (Saitama City), The Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), the American University Museum (Washington DC), and the American Jewish University (Los Angeles).

John Tagg looks at forms of photographic practice that were not previously part of the History of Photography and writes about photography not as a self-contained medium but as a complex apparatus whose social effects and effects of meaning are multiple and diverse. His interests extend to the ways in which we construct histories of cultural technologies and visual regimes and to the range of theoretical debates that, since the 1970s, have transformed the business of art history. His publications, which have been translated into more than fifteen languages, include The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories (1988), Grounds of Dispute: Art History, Cultural Politics, and the Discursive Field (1992) and The Disciplinary Frame: Photographic Truths and the Capture of Meaning (2009).

Photograph of Heiman by Anton Sarokin

Photograph of Tagg by Jonathan Cohen, University Photographer

Student Curator Talks at the University Art Museum on Tuesday, April 26th

On Tuesday, April 26th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Binghamton University Art Museum in the Fine Arts building, Fall 2021 Student Curators will introduce their ongoing exhibitions and discuss the curatorial experience they gained through the BUAM’s internship program. This special event is part of Binghamton University’s annual Research Days, a week-long celebration of faculty and student research over the past year.

Winter Exhibitions Opening at the University Art Museum

On Thursday, January 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM there will be an opening reception for the seven exhibitions featured this season including:

Miseries and Misfortunes: How Jacques Callot Critiqued War

The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts

Black Imagination Patterns

Red & Black to White & Blue: The Transformation of the Classical Vase

The World After Us: Imagining Techno-Aesthetic Futures

Big Prints: Techniques and Technologies

Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape

For more information click here.


Artist Mark Dion at Binghamton University Art Museum

Binghamton University Art Museum presents An Evening with Mark Dion, a lecture held in conjunction with the current exhibition Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 PM in the art museum.

Support for this event generously provided by Art Bridges, co-sponsored by the Material and Visual Worlds TAE, with additional support from the Sustainable Communities TAE.

New exhibition “Topographies: Changing Conceptions of The American Landscape” opens October 8th at Binghamton University Art Museum

Curated by Tom McDonough, Adjunct Curator and Associate Professor of Art History, with Clarissa Agate ’22, Shannon Doherty ’21, Sofia Fahsi ’22 and Luke McNamara ’22.

This exhibition explores the shifting artistic representation of national geographies and environments from the mid-19th through the late 20th century. Outstanding works on loan from the Art Bridges Foundation will provide thematic foci supported by art drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Opening reception is Friday, October 8, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Additional programming can be found here.

“Now form a band”: A punk exhibition in 3 chords opens at Binghamton University Art Museum

“Now form a band”: A punk exhibition in 3 chords opened on September 10 at the Binghamton University Art Museum and will be on view through December 11, 2021. The exhibition centers on Andrew Krivine’s vast collection of punk ephemera, through three different foci: Jamie Reid and the Suburban Press; women and punk; and the fashions of London’s punk scene seen through the boutiques BOY and SEX, also featuring photographs by Sheila Rock. A number of related live events including film screenings, performances, and book signings will take place throughout the semester, the schedule of which can be found here.

The Surface and the Line Opens at the University Art Museum

Chaekgeori or folding screen, 19th century, Joseon Dynasty, Colors on silk, wood frame, Gift of John C. Copoulos ’73, Collection of the Binghamton University Art Museum, 2019.9.1

On Friday, January 24, 2020, at 5 pm, several exhibitions will open at the Binghamton University Art Museum.”The Surface and the Line: Alumni Gifts of Asian Art” is co-curated by Jason Park, PhD Candidate in Art History, and Nancy Um, Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Harpur College. This exhibition includes several important works of Korean painting, Japanese prints, and Chinese ceramics, which were recently donated by Harpur College alumni. The exhibition will remain open until March 4.

University Art Museum- Upcoming Events

A Talk by Fred Moten
“Ofili’s Othello: An Engagement with
Shakespeare’s Play by Way of Visual Artist Chris Ofili”
Noon, Thursday, October 10
Main Gallery, FA 213

FRED MOTEN (b. 1962) is one of the foremost scholars of Black studies, a highly innovative voice in critical theory, and a renowned poet and music critic. His books include In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (2003) and, most recently, consent not to be a single being (2017-18), a three-volume collection of essays. He is Professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

Sponsored by the Material and Visual Worlds Transdiscipinary Area of Excellence

BeEngaged link: http://cglink.me/r545252 

Dance Day at the Museum
Binghamton Boys and Girls Club Dance Team Performance
4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10
Main Gallery, FA 213

The Dance Team of the Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton was formed last year under the leadership of Lonnie Brown. A 2017 graduate of Binghamton HS, Lonnie has been a club member since elementary school, when he was first inspired to start dancing and performing. The unique style of hip hop dance that he developed has won him multiple talent competitions, performance opportunities, and, now, the chance to teach dance skills and life lessons to the ‘tween to teen members of the Boys & Girls Club Dance Team.

Co-sponsored by the Student Association

BeEngaged Link: http://cglink.me/r545289

University Family Weekend

Binghamton University Gospel Choir
2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12
Main Gallery, FA 213

Join us during University Family weekend for a performance by the Binghamton University Gospel Choir. BUGC has been around for over 30 years. Established in the spring of 1983, its purpose is to be a vibrant performing group that sings gospel music so as to present the context, purpose, and meaning of gospel music. It is Afro-American music with origins in a combination of traditional spirituals, blues and jazz.

BeEngaged Link: http://cglink.me/r545295


Frederick Carder: Colorful Experiments in Glass

Saturday, October 5
2 PM
Binghamton University Art Museum (FA 213)
In conjunction with the Binghamton University Art Museum’s current exhibition “Steuben’s Era of Color: The Glass of Frederick Carder,” Dr. Amy Robbins will give a public lecture entitled “Frederick Carder’s Colorful Experiments in Glass.” The lecture will take place on Saturday, October 5 at 2 pm in the Binghamton University Art Museum Galleries and is free and open to the public.

Amy Robbins is a recent PhD in anthropology from Binghamton University with an interest in materials experimentation and art-science collaboration. Her dissertation, “Experimental Expertise: Glass at the Intersection of Art and Science,” explores the relationship between innovation and the materiality of glass through institutionally designed collaborative glassmaking projects in Corning, NY.

Dr. Robbins organized the exhibition which celebrates the generous gift of fifty pieces of Steuben glass by Peter H. Bridge and Terry C. Peet.

BeEngaged Link: http://cglink.me/r601451

Student-Curated Exhibitions Reception

Thursday, October 3
6:00-7:00 pm
Binghamton University Art Museum – Lower Galleries (FA 179)

Join us for the opening reception of our student-curated exhibitions in the Binghamton University Art Museum lower galleries! Students will give a brief talk about their curatorial work followed by a Q & A session with the audience. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public.

Event is co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Art History Association