Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Masterworks: Googlepaedic Narrations and the Dysfuction of Damage
Masterworks: Googlepaedic Narrations and the Dysfuction of Damage Solo exhibition by Shaurya Kumar The works of art that Shaurya Kumar creates are multilayered in every way possible. Ultimately, his work is a dialogue about site, how site effects and affects data and therefore a society, a culture, a people and ultimately a person. Through the means of manipulating technology his work acts as the canary in a mine shaft and asks us what we are entrusting to virtual memory, what are we loosing as we gain more knowledge than we can possibly use, and what does it mean when we become better connected with our cyber neighbors than those outside our front door? Kumar is uniquely positioned to ask these questions, as he lives in a space between two worlds; his former home of New Delhi and his current home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. India’s history, geography, religious and ethnic makeup, and culture are vastly different to the United States and yet these two countries maintain a close relationship. Negotiating this diaspora is an everyday activity for Kumar. Similar to what we experience with technology, globalization also has its positive and negatives during our time of constant, rapid and invisible change. Kumar uses the process of inevitable destruction as a means by which to transform images. Each image has its past and story but through the gentle manipulation of moving small bits of code these objects are assigned new meanings and infact become new images. Kumar makes work that encourages us to consider these vital questions: What will we retain? What will become eroded? What through time and age will we be loosing? Kumar’s work becomes an allegorical tale cautioning us to be aware, to actively be discerning and safe guarding our history as it belongs to those who come after us as much as the monuments, oceans, forests, and great works of art we document. - Anita Jung, Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Monday, February 25, 2013
Deadline: February 15th
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Wichita State University
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Wichita KS 67260-0067
MFA ApplicationAdmission without deficiencies requires a GPA of at least 2.75 based upon the last 60 hours of course work; requirements of the Graduate School; 3.00 GPA in the studio coursework; Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Arts with a minimum of 12 hours of art history, 15 hours in a studio emphasis, and 20 additional hours of related art coursework.
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- Studio Area of EmphasisThe Wichita State MFA program is cross-disciplinary, but students must choose an emphasis area upon entry to the program. Choose one:
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- Statement of PurposeOutline artistic goals, anticipated studio art emphasis and minor(s), professional objectives and expectations of graduate study experience.
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