Suara Welitoff’s appropriations of the past summon awareness of time as we are living it now, and investigate how disrupting traditional structures of filmic time and narrative can alter our expectations of moving images. This exhibition surveys twelve videos spanning 2013 to 2018 (including the premiere of three works), and chronicles Welitoff’s practice of reworking footage from historic films, television, and the Internet. Repetition is key to our experience of Welitoff’s fragmented images and language. Through her use of continuous loop and slowed motion, she achieves a temporality in which duration—rather than the progress of time—is the dominant experience, effectively resulting in an endless present. Welitoff also embraces the formal potential of accidents and inaccuracies, including pixilation and audio-visual glitches, viewing them as opportunities to improvise. At a time when the acts of selecting, modifying, and recirculating are increasingly central to creation and communication, Welitoff’s works invite us to consider how our sensory relations to the mediated world are forever under revision.
Stigma Unstuck: A Mental Health Arts Series at Tufts
On view January 24 - March 25, 2019
4th floor of the Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex
574 Boston, Ave, Medford
Join us for The Many Faces of Mental Health, an exhibit conceived of by SMFA alumna Lynda Cutrell (Post-Bacc '07, DIP '08) in collaboration with partners from science and journalism to address issues of stigma and mental illness. Large scale portraits, three-dimensional sculptures, video installations, and paintings, as well as white boards for capturing viewers reactions, will be on view across all four floors of the CLIC building
Stigma Unstuck: A Mental Health Art Series at Tufts is a multi-event art and film series aimed at bringing greater awareness and understanding to mental health issues to facilitate shifts in attitudes that perpetuate stigma and discrimination in our community. Additional arts events focused on mental health are planned or in development for throughout the spring and fall 2019 semesters. Please visit the Tufts Community Health Events page for additional opportunities. The Stigma Unstuck initiative is coordinated by the Tufts Community Health Department and the Community Health Improvement of Cambridge Health Alliance, with supporting partners including the Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts Wellness and Health, Theatre and Dance, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Health Promotion and the President's Office, the Somerville Health Foundation, Somerville Health & Human Services, NAMI-MA and Cambridge/Middlesex.
2019 Photography Area Exhibition
January 29 - February 15
Thursday, February 7
SMFA at Tufts Atrium
An annual exhibition showcasing work made by SMFA students using photography or photo-related media. This year's show was juried by Photo Area faculty Sandra Stark, Rachelle Mozman Solano, and Bill Burke.
Art and Design Industry Night
Wednesday, February 13
51 Winthrop Street
Meet employers and alumni working in the Art and Design fields. Get advice and learn about opportunities from companies like Spotify, IDEO, Converse, The MFA, The Isabella Stewart Gardner, SoWa Studios and many more! Refreshments served.
In conjunction with the exhibition Harry Dodge: Works of Love, Los Angeles-based artist and writer Harry Dodge joins painter Amy Sillman in a public conversation for the Annual Beckwith Lecture, established in 1978 by Leo and Betty Beckwith to bring curators and cultural thinkers of national and international stature to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
This lecture is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is free and open to all, but tickets are required. Tickets are available here.
Artist Talk: Bouchra Khalili
Thursday, March 14
SMFA at Tufts
Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist who lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. Encompassing film, video, installation, photography, and prints, Khalili's practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality, and geographical explorations to investigate strategies and discourses of resistance as elaborated, developed, and narrated by individuals- often members of political minorities. Khalili is the inaugural Nagle Artist in Residence at SMFA at Tufts, a new program that brings international artists into the school's graduate community for short- term residencies.
Screening and Conversation: Sky Hopkinka
Thursday, March 28
SMFA at Tufts
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) creates moving-image works that explore ideas of indigenous homeland and landscape, language as a container of culture, and the play between the known and the unknowable. Following a screening of his short films, Hopinka will discuss his practice with Darren Edward Lone Fight (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation), guest faculty in the Consortium for Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University.