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FIRST FRIDAY  

FRI, APR 6, 2012, 8:00 - 10:00 PM 

 

white-bar-spacerJoin us for the next First Friday on April 6. Our monthly celebration of the contemporary art world features five exhibitions, food, cash bar and, for the month of April, DJ Street Jesus.

 

 

Also, experience the opening of Let Them Eat Cupcakes (AKA The Cupcake Project), an installation that creates a sobering commentary about the scale of hunger in the United States. During her one-night-only appearance on April 6, artist Elizabeth Tobias  will barter homemade cupcakes to UMOCA visitors willing to share an idea or memory about hunger on an index card. More  

 

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ART 21 PREVIEW SCREENING  

FRI, APR 6, 2012, 7:00 PM     

 

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Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today's most thought-provoking artists.


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CREATIVITY IN FOCUS FILM: SHIT YEAR     
FRI, APR 13, 2012
, 7:00 PM     

 

white-bar-spacer Renowned actress Colleen West (Ellen Barkin) aban­dons her suc­cess­ful career for a secluded life in the hills.

But the quiet and peace of mind she longed for is dis­rupted by the noisy con­struc­tion of neigh­bor­ing hous­ing devel­op­ments. Before long, Colleen dis­cov­ers that she really can't stand her­self now that she has given up the only thing that she has ever truly been pas­sion­ate about.

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Presented in collaboration with Utah Film Center.   

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ELIZABETH TOBIAS: LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES (AKA THE CUPCAKE PROJECT)

APR 6- MAY 19, 2012

  

white spaceLet Them Eat Cupcakes (aka The Cupcake Project) by Elizabeth Tobias combines performance, community outreach and installation art to create a sobering commentary about the scale of hunger in the United States.

 

During her one-night-only appearance on April 6 from 8-10 PM, Tobias will barter homemade cupcakes to UMOCA visitors willing to share an idea or memory about hunger on an index card. The hunger index cards from the evening, along with cards from earlier iterations of the performance in Los Angeles, Boston and other American cities, will be arranged inside a colorfully lit emergency-relief tent surrounded by images of confectionary sprinkles.

 

The project's title refers to the apocryphal statement attributed to French Queen Marie Antoinette, who, upon hearing that her subjects were starving for lack of bread, replied: "Let them eat cake."   

  

The residue of the April 6 performance, including tent, lanterns, index cards and images of sprinkles-but not cupcakes-will be on view at UMOCA through May 19, 2012.

 

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FAX

MAR 2 - JUN 23, 2012

 

white spaceFAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, architects, designers, scientists, filmmakers and writers to reconceive of the fax machine as a thinking and drawing tool.  

Participants transmit their fax-based work via the venues' working fax lines through the duration of the exhibition's tour. The accumulation of information--received in real time in the exhibition space--includes drawings and texts, and the inevitable junk faxes and errors of transmission, creating an ongoing cumulative project. More

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NEW FRONTIER   

JAN 20 - MAY 19, 2012

 

white spaceHighlighting work that pushes the boundaries and the moving image, New Frontier at UMOCA celebrates the convergence of film, art, and new media technologies as a hotbed for cinematic innovation. As part of Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier at UMOCA presents ongoing media installations as well as multimedia performances, transmedia experiences, artist lectures, and more. More   

KARL HAENDEL AND PETTER RINGBOM: QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER

JAN 31 - MAY 19, 2012 

 

white spaceMade in collaboration between  Karl Haendel and New York-based filmmaker Petter Ringbom, Questions for My Father is a document of the inquiries, doubts and reservations of a generation of men who came of age in the late 20th century.

 

Arranged like a series of portraits on a black studio backdrop, the subjects of the film face the camera and ask things they always wanted to know about their fathers but never voiced with a direct and even delivery that belies the emotional topics. Some of the men have already lost their fathers; others rarely, if ever, knew them; and for many, their questions were just too hard to ask. More   

 

Haendel and Ringbom, Questions for My Father, 2011, 11:17 minutes, Still from video.  Courtesy Harris Lieberman Gallery 

CONSTANT DULLAART: ONOMATOPOEIA 

MAR 2 - MAY 5, 2012

 

white spaceDutch artist Constant Dullaart wrestles within the delicate space between analog and digital. He makes works that reconcile ways to demystify technology by trying to physically enter it.  

 

Onomatopoeia is an exhibition of video works where form mimics function and meaning becomes the action itself. It is being screened as part of the UMOCA ongoing video series, Looped.  

  

 

Dullaart will join UMOCA for special events during the final days of his show. Stay tuned for details. More  

JOSHUA LUTHER: MEANING

LAST CHANCE: CLOSES APR 21, 2012

 

JOHN LUTHER BIG BANG GENESIS white spaceJoshua Luther's multi-media exhibition is an exciting invitation for visitors to take a step back from the language that we all too often take for granted and instead contemplate why it is that we are prepared to argue, fight, and sometimes die over various combinations of letter and syllables.  More 

 

Joshua Luther, Big Bang Genesis, Courtesy of the artist.

SPY HOP PRODUCTIONS: SONIC SQUEEZE  

LAST CHANCE: CLOSES MAR 24, 2012  

 

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Cooperate. Communicate. Collaborate. Buzz words of the 21st Century. In theory, it's what we're all doing, but in the lightning fast world we live in, these ideas often get left by the wayside in the effort to "just get it done."

 

SONIC SQUEEZE is a collaboration test, a 21st century mash-up of video games, drum machines and tone makers. Play the game to create sounds from one of three stations - but work together with other participants to get all three games to create your own song.  

 

A digital media experiment, SONIC SQUEEZE invites visitors to play an interactive game that celebrates the collaborative nature of everything Spy Hop does. More 


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SAVE THE DATE:
SAT, JUN 2, 2012
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Don't miss UMOCA's 2012 Annual Gala!

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MUSIC & THE LAW
SAT, MAR 24, 1 PM  

 

UMOCA and Utah Lawyers for the Arts welcome Thomas Leavens, Esq. of Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC.

Learn what you need to know to succeed in the business of music by protecting your rights and understanding industry practices and terms, including how publishing works, how to negotiate recording, agency, performance, distribution, licensing and management agreements, and how to make the most of new technologies and business models.

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FAMILY ART SATURDAY: POSTAL PRODUCTIONS    

APR 14, 2 - 4 PM 

 

These artworks are packing their bags and leaving! Explore & create mail art, and check out our latest exhibition of works that have traveled via FAX.

 

Family Art Saturday is free and provides a great opportunity for kids and their adults to make an innovative piece of art while learning about the exhibitions at UMOCA.

    

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THE ART SHOP ARTIST OF THE MONTH

 

This month's featured artist of the month is Cat Palmer. Palmer uses photography to express the beauty and strength of women as well as beauty found in the everyday. Palmer's works range from high contrasting aesthetically beautiful portraits of women to WWII wing stabilizer collages.  

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MUSEUM LAB
FOR TEENS 

 

Museum Lab for Teens has been postponed indefinitely. If you have questions concerning Museum Lab please contact Laura, laura.hurtado@utahmoca.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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