2014. Israel/France. Dir: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz. With Ronit Elkabetz. 115 min.
Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Viviane petitions a rabbinic court for divorce, which can only be granted with her husband’s permission. Guided by a sharp, darkly comic script, what begins as a tense courtroom drama becomes an interrogation of gender roles in the Jewish Orthodoxy. Presented as part of the Ninth Annual Ring Family Israeli Film Series, featuring speaker Marc Longenecker, Wesleyan College of Film and the Moving Image.
During the fall semester, thirteen students immersed themselves in the Davison Art Center collection and studied its more than 400 German prints created between approximately 1460 and 1600. As part of the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan, the students selected works representing princely power, elaborate ornament, religious and secular passion, and the transmission of the classical past.
Artists represented include Albrecht Dürer, Hans Burgkmair, and the “Little Masters.” There will be a gallery talk by student curators at 5pm. The snow date for the opening reception is Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Date: Thursday, February 4 Time: 5-7 PM Place: Davison Art Center
Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee examine
the “beauty of movement in silence” through photography and video in
their first exhibition outside Korea. Both artists build on their long
careers in fashion and commercial work to create works that examine
the core principals hiding behind what we see, and provide an opening
to re-explore, in a contemporary light, the topic of whether the world
that we are living in is a dream.
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd – Sunday, May 22nd Time: 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery
In this workshop, Syrian vocalist Gaida, will help you free your own, unique voice and deepen your approach to signing. You will be introduced to different Arabic maqams and to the art of vocal improvisation (Mawal). You will have the opportunity to try with your own voice the ornaments and other characteristic styles of Arab vocalists through traditional and folk Arabic melodies. Gaida will share tips and methods that increase voice malleability, control, clarity and the ability to maintain vocal health in order to sing into old age. She will also discuss a number of concepts related to Arabic singing such as tarab (defined as musical ecstasy) and the practice of obtaining that state of being.
To participate in the workshop, RSVP to eroosbrown[at]wesleyean[dot]edu by Monday, February 1.
Date: Thurday, February 4 Time: 7-9PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Image: Pixy Yijun Liao, “The King Under Me,” 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist.
Some information first about the opening reception from Andrew Chatfield:
Come join us for the debut of an exhibition by ten emerging artists from Beijing, Shanghai and New York that will include paintings, installations, video art, photography, and an artist-designed video game. This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun Xun, Jin Shan, Ma Qiusha, Lu Yang, Bo Wang, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Shi Zhiying, Guo Xi, and Yan Xing. The exhibition is curated by Guest Curator Barbara Pollack.
Date: Tuesday, January 26th (Snow Date: January 27th) Time: 4:30 PM Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace
And now for in-depth information about the exhibition sponsored by the CEAS: