Archive for April, 2011

Judith A. Hoffberg Collection

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Excerpts from the uncataloged Judith A. Hoffberg collection:
a student-curated exhibit

Graduate students from Johanna Drucker’s Information Studies 289 class have prepared an exhibit of uncataloged materials from the Judith A. Hoffberg collection, carefully selected from an extensive inventory undertaken as a class project.

A substantial portion of Judith Hoffberg’s extraordinary collection of artists’ books is held here at the UCLA Arts Library. The bulk of these materials were first acquired by Hoffberg during the later 1970’s through to the early 1990’s, as artists sent her copies of their latest books to be reviewed in her Umbrella newsletter. Hoffberg’s particular focus on issues related to the artists’ book as democratic multiple, to Fluxus art, and to correspondence art is reflected in the materials that found their way into the collection. Judith Hoffberg’s collection represents a broad geographic distribution of artists’ bookworks, with many materials sent to her from international contacts, primarily in Germany and Italy, but with others scattered across the globe.

 Her collection highlights both the efforts of visual poets who experimented with the concrete materiality of language, and of conceptual artists who saw the book form as a means of dematerializing artistic expression. Here we find artists’ books from small presses as well as a rich array of self-published materials that demonstrate an idiosyncratic history of the rise of the underground press, the “mimeograph revolution”, the use of Xerox, and other techniques which allowed artists to take control of the means of production and to find alternative modes of distribution. These materials provide opportunities for the study of the culture of alternative publishing in the 1970’s and 80’s, and of the aesthetics, politics, and methods of this generation of book artists.

The exhibit will be on display until the end of the spring quarter at the Arts Library.

Exhibition: Art Department MFA #4

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Broad Art Ctr. – - New Wight Gallery

Opening Reception

The fourth of four final exhibitions by the 2011 Master of Fine Art (MFA) candidates in the UCLA Department of Art including work by JungHwa Lee, Max Rain, and Ryan Sluggett.

Admission is free.

‘All the King’s Men’ Reading

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Law Building – Room 1447

This is a staged reading of Robert Penn Warren’s own dramatization of his Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It will be performed by the award winning Interact Theatre Company. Light refreshments will be available.

On Thursday, Professor Michael Valdez Moses of Duke University will be lecturing on Warren’s novel.

Free and open to the public

David Carrasco Public Lecture: ‘Where Religions Collide’

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Ackerman Union – Second Floor Lounge (2414)

Narrating the Conquest of Mexico from Spanish and Aztec Accounts

Professor David Carrasco from Harvard Divinity School will use Spanish and Aztec eyewitness accounts to describe and interpret the religious dimensions of the Conquest of Mexico.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is recommended. Pre-registered attendees will have priority seating. Please email csr@humnet.ucla.eduto pre-register.

UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
(310) 825-8472
csr@humnet.ucla.edu

Sustainability Sale

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Thursday, April 28
9am – 2pm
In front of the John Wooden Center
Open to all Bruin and Recreation Card holders
Great deals on used tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, stoves, life vests, and more!

All items are “as is.” All sales are final.
Prices as marked – no bartering.
Payment by cash, check or credit card accepted

Sustainability

The concept of sustainability has been gaining momentum on university campuses and society at large. This is largely due to the constant signs that the Earths natural resources are limited and our planets ability to compensate for the growing human waste stream is insufficient.

Sustainable development can be defined as development that maintains a healthy planet and allows the present generation to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. UCLA has been striving towards a sustainable campus though greening efforts that include operational changes, programs that address behaviors of the UCLA community, and academic programs and research. Now is your turn as part of the UCLA Staff or Faculty community. Using the resources and information found within this virtual handbook, you can begin to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle on campus (as well as off campus).


American Indian Student Association Performance

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Saturday and Sunday, April 23, 24, 2011
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, North Athletic Field – Facility

26th Annual Pow Wow

The 26th Annual pow wow is to educate the UCLA campus community to the culture of the American Indians here on campus. The American Indian community in Los Angeles will also attend and have exposure to a higher education atmosphere which some have never experienced. AISA takes pride in this event and welcomes all cultures and the general public.

Free Admission

North Athletic Field

Dancer Choreographer Lenora Lee – Lecture

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Glorya Kaufman Hall – Amber Dance Studio – Room 208

A collaboration inspired by Angel Island

Lenora Lee will speak about the interdisciplinary performance work she premiered in San Francisco and New York this past fall, ‘Passages: For Lee Ping To.’ It’s an homage to Lee’s grandmother on her mother’s side, who came to the U.S. through San Francisco’s  Angel Island immigration station in 1940.

Free admission, general seating. Limited seating available.

RENT by Jonathan Larson

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Macgowan Hall – Freud Playhouse

The Bohemian youth of New York City refuse to pay the rent. This Tony Award-winning musical and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama continues to rock its way into hearts of audiences of all ages.

  • Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
  • Directed by Joe Olivieri
  • Vocal director Jermey Mann
  • Musical director Dan Belzer
  • Choreographer Nicholas Gunn

Featuring: Jordan Aragon, Christina Benedetto, Hunter Bird, Alex Birnbaum, David Crane, Robby Dyess, Jon Eidson, Melanie Fernandez, Cristina Gerla, Juliane Godfrey, Maxwell Hamilton, Nina Herzog, Rachel Hirshee, Charissa Hogeland, Joanna Jones, Catie Marron, Ian D. McQuown, Tatiana Mac, Nick Molari, Katelyn Alexandra Myer, Tiana Okoye, Melinda Porto, Marco Ramos, Brad Satterwhite, Patrick Sweeney, Jake Everett Tieman, Drew Williams

Co-sponsored with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and The Ray Bolger Musical Theater Production.

Tickets General $22; Student $12; Senior $20

Please call 310-825-2101 or visit UCLA Central Ticket Office

Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wilson Plaza – Area

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide on the UCLA campus. As the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide set a grim and unfortunate precedent for the systematic murder of a group of people. We want to inform and educate the UCLA community through informational pamphlets and visual displays such as pictures and posters. Our overarching goal is to educate students and observers about this important human rights issue, while also paying our respects to our ancestors by honoring their memory.

Free admission.

Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah on environmental issues

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Ackerman Union – Grand Ballroom (2400)

Julia Butterfly Hill first gained prominence when she lived in a redwood tree for 2 years to protest logging. Since then, she’s been a prominent environmental activist, campaigning for a variety of causes.

Actress Daryl Hannah, known for her work in such films as the Kill Bill series, has also been a devoted advocate for environmental issues.

The two of them will join Dr. Cully Nordby, Academic Director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in a moderated discussion about environnmental issues and sustainability.

Free admission.