Professor of the Practice Anthony Romero co-authored a book entitled Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic, which includes contributions from Professor of the Practice Kelli Morgan and Lecturer Erin Genia. Lastgaspism is a collaborative effort to attempt to make sense of the present moment by engaging with the ecological, political, public health, and spiritual crises of our time in terms of breath, both literal and allegorical. A related exhibition, also entitled Lastgaspism, will be on view at Drexel University's Pearlstein Gallery from March 31 – May 25. This book grew out of a previous collaborative project, Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self Determination Movements, the catalog for which was edited by Anthony Romero.
Professor of the Practice Mags Harries and Lecturer Thyra Heder are featured in the Offshoot Collaborations and Exquisite Corpse Invitational at the Gallery Kayafas in Boston through March 5. A reception will be held on March 4.
Professor of the Practice Jane Gillooly's film, Where the Pavement Ends, is being broadcast on February 8 at 8 pm on America Reframed, World Channel and is streaming now here. Where The Pavement Ends transports viewers to the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson, examining the shared histories and deep racial divides affecting both. The film looks at the lasting wounds of segregation and reminds viewers of the countless American neighborhoods, separated by mere blocks, whose residents live worlds apart.
Professor of the Practice Tanya Crane has been awarded a one-month Artist Residency at Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, Maine. This year's cohort represents the commitment to supporting the artistic practices of Black women from across the African Diaspora, celebrating their voices and vision as integral to the Global Art Canon.
Professor of Art History at Texas State University Dr. Erina Duganne has co-curated an exhibition for the Tufts University Arts Galleries with TUAG Curator & Head of Public Engagement Abigail Satinsky. Entitled Art for Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, the exhibit is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue and runs through April 24. Dr. Duganne has also been named a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Former SMFA faculty member Abigail Child's film Origin of the Species is showing as part of the Boston Sci Fi Festival on Friday, February 18 at 5 pm at the Somerville Theater. Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies faculty member Jennifer Burton produced the film and Professor of Computer Science Matthias Scheutz is also featured in the film. View the trailer here. The film is available virtually through the Boston Sci Fi Festival.
Minnie Xie, CD '24, is featured in a University of the Arts London (UAL) article describing her experience studying at UAL through the Tufts University study abroad exchange program.