University of Illinois

Art + Design

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville and Revolve will present Redirect, a group exhibition curated by Suzanne Dittenber featuring Art + Design artists Conrad Bakker, Benjamin Grosser, and Jorge Lucero with Victoria Bradbury, Ben Duvall, Janna Dyk, and Joyce Yu-Jean Lee.

Redirect is an exhibition that critically or philosophically engages with technology, each artist examining the web, social media, mobile devices, or other contemporary technology with a calculated sense of intentionality or caution. Read more about the exhibition.

RAMP Gallery, 821 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC
January 24–February 24, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 6pm to 8pm

Julie Rodrigues Widholm will be the 2020 Art + Design convocation speaker. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Illinois in 1997 and is director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum, where she leads the strategic and artistic vision to promote equity and interdisciplinary education in art museums. Prior to taking the helm at DPAM in September 2015, she was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions that have been presented at museums across the United States, such as DPAM, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum at Duke University, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, among others. She grew up in Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, and across the United States.

Deana McDonagh, along with Andree Woodcock, Louise Moody, Ajita Jain, and Lakhmi C. Jain, are editors of the newly published Intelligent Systems Reference Library book no. 167, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations.

This book focuses on various aspects of research on aging, including in relation to assistive technology, dignity of aging, how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes, mobility issues associated with the elderly, and emerging technologies. Read more about the series.

Jorge Lucero Kennedy Center Workshop


Art Education Associate Professor Jorge Lucero will present a workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on December 2.

Teacher as Artist-in-Residence: The Most Radical Form of Expression to Ever Exist
What if we radically change the way we think of teaching so that it becomes an art practice? What if you became the artist-in-residence in your own classrooms? By dismantling long-held ideas about expertise, productivity, and art itself, this workshop proposes a pathway for teachers to permanently exist as creative practitioners in their own classrooms and schools. Other than thinking, there is no special art skill requirement for you to emerge as the premiere artist-in-residence in your classroom.

Download the brochure for more information.


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