December 2022: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

A photograph of a museum space. A wall is covered with a grid of self portraits by artist Alberto Aguilar. In front of the wall, a wooden pedestal holds a work by the artist.

Installation view of Yo Soy Museo: New Works by Alberto Aguilar at the NMMA. Image courtesy of Hyperallergic

Installation view of Yo Soy Museo: New Works by Alberto Aguilar at the NMMA. Image courtesy of Hyperallergic

Lecturer Alberto Aguilar’s exhibition, Yo Soy Museo, is on view at the National Museum of Mexican Art through February 12, 2023. The exhibition includes a series of self-portraits, a wall painting, and an installation of objects sourced from the museum’s storage, walkways, archives, and permanent collection. Yo Soy Museo was reviewed by Hyperallergic.

Professor, Adj. William Harper’s films Merganser Migrations and Transmigrations were recognized by the International World Photography Awards 2022 Film Festival in Slovakia.

Associate Professor, Adj. Eric Leonardson’s exhibition, Then as Now: Woodland Pattern 1980-2022, is on view at the Frederick Layton Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin through December 3, 2022. Leonardson’s experimental instrument, the Springboard, is on display in the exhibition. Additionally, Leonardson performed at Tritriangle’s 10th anniversary celebration and at multimedia artist Mehata’s album release event.

Full-Time Visiting Professor Magdalena Moskalewicz published an essay in the book accompanying Tate Modern’s exhibition Magdalena Abakanowicz: Every Tangle of Thread and Rope on view until May 21, 2023. Titled “Knots,” the essay analyzes the weaver and sculptor’s connection to the Polish art milieu in the 1960s—the formative years of her career. (The exhibition is also co-curated by Professor Mary Jane Jacob.) At the Association for Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Convention, Moskalewicz organized and chaired a discussion panel around the recently published book Art in a Disrupted World, Poland 1939-49 by Agata Pietrasik.

Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History David Raskin served as a juror for the 2023 Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence, which awards $10,000 to an emerging artist plus an eight-week residency at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s estate.

Professor Katrin Schnabl is collaborating with choreographer Nicolas Blanc on his next@90 festival premiere, Gateway to the Sun. There will be seven performances of the program at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco starting on January 25, 2023.

Associate Professor, Adj. Sonja Ruth Thomsen’s exhibition Refracting Histories is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography through April 2, 2023. Thomsen created a site-specific installation in tribute to the work of Lucia Moholy, whose prolific artmaking practice, scholarship, and contributions to the Bauhaus school were largely overshadowed by her husband, László Moholy-Nagy.