Opening Reception: Renee Gladman—THE DREAMS OF SENTENCES

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Writer and artist Renee Gladman is preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. This reception will include a talk by exhibition curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm.

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Opening Reception: Nick Raffel Exhibition

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Nick Raffel’s work in sculpture, installation and digital modeling considers architectural and infrastructural systems which facilitate the flow of air, water and gas. This reception will include a curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm.

Read more about Nick Raffel’s exhibition.

Opening Reception—Karen Xu: Massive Power Ball

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Massive Power Ball by Karen Xu ’22 in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. Refreshments will be provided following a talk by the curators and a walkthrough of the exhibition.

Read more about Karen Xu’s exhibition.

Kinetic Visualities Exhibition Opens

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery

FREE!

The exhibition Kinetic Visualities will present art processes by the members of SAEDA (South Asian Experimental Dance Artists), a United States-based collective which explores shared and divergent artistic processes and disrupts representations of South Asian bodies in the diaspora. This exhibition is part of the 46th annual Navarati Festival at Wesleyan.

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Film Screening: The Other Song

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00pm
Powell Family Cinema, The Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

This screening of the documentary The Other Song will be followed by a Zoom conversation with Director Saba Dewan based in India, and moderated by Assistant Professor of Film Studies Anuja Jain as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage. His playing focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the melodic framework for improvisation in North Indian classical music, or raag, often to mind-blowing effect. This concert is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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Dance Performance: Nrithya Pillai

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


Nrithya Pillai is an acclaimed performer and activist from the hereditary community of South India’s former courtesan artists. She presents her dance in the context of critical perspectives on the form, and her performance will be accompanied by live musicians. A talk-back moderated by Professor and Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan will follow the performance. This event is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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Work in Progress with Toshi Reagon: You're Having Too Much Fun So We're Gonna Have to Kill You

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Get a special first glimpse into the creative process of singer, composer, musician, curator, activist, producer, and storyteller Toshi Reagon as she concludes her year-long artist residency at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts developing a new production.

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Queer Horror: Gravest Hits

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, The Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

Portland, Oregon's Queer Horror is the only LGBTQ+ feature-length horror screening series in the United States. Gravest Hits presents the silliest and most ghoulish international short films hosted by drag clown Carla Rossi, leaving the audience shook, slain, and screaming for more.

Read more about “Queer Horror: Gravest Hits.”

fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) Exhibition Opens

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

fron/terra incognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) is an exhibition comprising a series of lectures, performances, readings, and art installations on the broad theme of borders, migration, displacement, and violence. Programming will provoke reflections on the territorial dimensions of borders and their consequential effects.

Read more about the “fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94)” Exhibition.
Opening Reception: Nick Raffel Exhibition
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Nick Raffel’s work in sculpture, installation and digital modeling considers architectural and infrastructural systems which facilitate the flow of air, water and gas. This reception will include a curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm.
Opening Reception: Renee Gladman—THE DREAMS OF SENTENCES
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Writer and artist Renee Gladman is preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. This reception will include a talk by exhibition curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm.
Opening Reception—Karen Xu: Massive Power Ball
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Massive Power Ball by Karen Xu ’22 in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. Refreshments will be provided following a talk by the curators and a walkthrough of the exhibition.

A Reading with Renee Gladman
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
In conjunction with her solo exhibition THE DREAMS OF SENTENCES, writer and artist Renee Gladman will present a special reading of her work in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. Gladman is the author of three collections of drawing-writing—Prose Architectures (2017), One Long Black Sentence (2020), and Plans for Sentences (2022)—as well as many works of fiction, essay, and poetry. For this event, Gladman will read across many of their works.