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Exhibitions, Performances & Conversations

Currently, all of Corcoran's artist events, exhibitions and main stage productions across music, theatre and dance will be held virtually.
Please rsvp below to participate virtually in our upcoming season. We hope to see you soon!

 

 

FALL 2020

Border South

Hostile Terrain 94

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Monday, February 1, 2021

Sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources, and more.

Throughout the fall semester we will be completing the toe tags representing lives lost and installing them on the map of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona installed in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building.

Fridays at 5

Fridays @ 5

Friday, September 18, 2020
5 p.m. Eastern

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Our first Fridays @ Five will feature a welcome to the program for new students, a meet & greet for students and faculty along with performances from students. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!

Dance Virtual Concert

DANCE  & FILMMAKERS TALK BACK

Thursday, October 1, 2020
5 – 6 p.m. Eastern

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Robin Bell, artist, filmmaker
Ludovic Jolivet, choreographer, filmmaker
Maida Withers, choreographer, interactive arts

Multifaceted conversation about DANCE, NEW MEDIA, POLITICAL ART in this world of NEW DANCE, NEW PERFORMANCE, NEW STYLES for a NEW GENERATION. Maida Withers, Choreographer engages in discussion with Robin Bell and Ludovic Jolivet, Filmmakers, Guest Artists in the GW 2020 Dance Program. Event followed by open discussion with the audience.

Fridays at 5

Fridays @ 5

Schedule for Fall 2020
October 2, 16, 30; November 13; December 4, 11
5 p.m. Eastern

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Watch previous Fridays @ Five.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!

RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

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Antigone

ANTIGONE

Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:30 p.m. Eastern

Antigone
by Sophocles Translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff
Directed by Matt Wilson

WATCH ANTIGONE

One of the great Greek Tragedies, The King Creon has decreed that the body of his nephew, the rebel Polynices, is not to be buried. But Antigone, Creon’s niece and sister to Polynices, refuses to accept this dishonor. The Law vs the Rebel, a family’s honor vs the status quo, a King vs the gods—and a niece defying her uncle.

See how students render words centuries old to be in the moment of now!

Visualizing Data

Data Visualization for Social Change: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

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GW artists, faculty and researchers share their experiences and views on the power of data visualization to engage audiences and creating dialogue on social inequality in the United States and beyond, and how to support social change.

Image credit: American Riad, architectural intervention for housing justice, Ghana ThinkTank, 2016 – ongoing

Sargeant and Spain

SARGENT AND SPAIN: The Development of an Exhibition
VISITING ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS COMMITTEE (VASC) LECTURE

November 5, 2020
6:30-8 pm Eastern

Virtual event. Email Professor Lisa Lipinski to RSVP

This event is open to the GW community (students, staff and faculty members).

In this lecture, National Gallery of Art curator Sarah Cash will present her past and present work on the artist John Singer Sargent. In particular, she will discuss the evolution of her current exhibition project, Sargent and Spain, which she is developing with fellow Sargent scholars Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray.

WebEx

Corcoran Music Festival

Corcoran Music Festival 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
7 p.m. Eastern

Moderator: Professor Ning Yu

Alison Crockett: Music Video –You’re Everything by Chick Corea from her new CD Obrigada.

Douglas Boyce:Thak's Mammoth Anecdote (Premiere) Jeremy Koch, alto saxophone and Molly Orlando, piano.

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Neri & Hu

13th Annual Interior Architecture Lecture

Thursday, November 12, 2020
10 – 11 a.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP and you receive the link closer to the date.

The Interior Architecture Program at the Corcoran School of the Arts is excited to host the 13th Annual Interior Architecture Lecture featuring renown architects/interior designers Lyndon Neri and Marissa Hu of Neri&Hu.

Join students, faculty and the design community for a presentation and discussion with Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu, founding partners of their own internationally acclaimed architecture and design practice based in Shanghai, China.  

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Corcoran Music Festival

Corcoran Music Festival 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP and you receive the link closer to the date.

Moderator: Loren Kajikawa

A.D. Carson: i used to love to dream, featuring Vintage and Truth

This virtual roundtable features recited performance, audio excerpts, and conversation about A.D. Carson’s most recent project, i used to love to dream, a mixtap/e/ssay that performs hip-hop scholarship using sampled and live instrumentation; repurposed music, film, and news clips; and original rap lyrics.

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IA MA event poster

MA–EX Fall Lecture: GONE SOFT

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7 p.m. Eastern

With Mimi Zeiger

This event is free and open to the public.

Critic and curator Mimi Zeiger will discuss how hard issues raised in her critical writings are tested in curatorial settings and how softness might be a place of resistance. She’ll offer insight into the curatorial practices and research which led to Dimensions of Citizenship, the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the 2019 exhibition Soft Schindler at the MAK Center in Los Angeles, and the ongoing 2020-21 Exhibit Columbus New Middles symposium and exhibition. Interrogating the spatial conditions of design and citizenship, and rethinking conventional binaries embedded in architectural histories, these exhibitions present works by architects, designers, artists, and thinkers who put forth visions of belonging and new ways of making through conceptual and material practice.

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Corcoran Music Festival

Corcoran Music Festival 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020
7 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP and you receive the link closer to the date.

Moderator: Douglas Boyce

Heather Stebbins: Riven, recorded performance by loadbangand string orchestra

Ning Yu: Rates of Extinction (2016) by Wang Lu

Millicent Scarlett:two selections from 19: The Musical.

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Dance Film Shorts

DANCE FILM SHORTS

Thursday, December 3, 2020
7:30 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Artistic Director, Maida Withers and New Media/Film Makers, Guest Artists, Robin Bell and Ludovic Jolivet join with GW dance faculty and choreography students to create dance on camera shorts to broadcast to the public online. Projects for this inaugural season, feature film shorts by Faculty Choreographers Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Giselle Ruzany, along with Student Choreographers Katherine Auerswald, Jillian Canning, Julia Chodyla, Chloe Davis, Hannah Jacobson, Alison Janega, Kinaya Mceady, and Madelyn Sell. Dancers, who are also filming themselves dancing “on location,” collaborate remotely with choreographers from national and international locations in the creation of the dance film shorts.

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Dr. Loren Kajikawa

Music Departments, Hip Hop, and the Challenge of Significant Difference featuring Dr. Loren Kajikawa

Monday, December 7, 2020
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

What can the incorporation of hip hop within music scholarship and pedagogy teach us about the challenges of ‘diversity’ in predominantly white institutions? GSEHD and GW's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design invite you to a talk with Dr. Loren Kajikawa, Associate Professor of Music at the Corcoran. Dr. Kajikawa's research and teaching focus on American music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with special attention to the dynamics of race and politics.

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Renwick Invitational 2020

“Renwick Invitational 2020” Conversation: Rowland Ricketts and Emily Zilber

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6 – 7 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about art and process in a lively online conversation with Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 artist Rowland Ricketts and exhibition guest curator Emily Zilber. Discover how Ricketts’s farm-to-studio artistic practice uses natural dyes and historical techniques to create contemporary textiles and immersive site-specific installations. This program is presented in partnership with the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Renwick Gallery.

Contact:
[email protected]

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Image: Rowland Ricketts dyeing cloth with his grown, harvested, and processed indigo. Photo courtesy the artist.

Stephen Wyman

GW History: The 150-Year Cross Pollination of the Corcoran Gallery of Art & the George Washington University

Friday, December 11, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern

All alumni are invited to join fellow alumnus and history buff, Stephen Wyman, ESIA BA '85, and the GW University Archivist, Brigette Kamsler for a discussion about the history and connections between the George Washington University (originally Columbian College) and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now the GW Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

This event will take place via Zoom - access details will be provided closer to the event date. Please note that this event will take place at 12pm ET.

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Intermission graphic

INTERMISSION: Students Take the Mainstage

Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Jodi Kanter is at the helm of an evening featuring nine different scenes directed by nine different TRDA students! Join Gabriella Dubois. Marketa Hlouskova, Ali Januzzi, Caroline Kreigstein, Jolien Louis, Melanie Malson, Cara McErlean, Natalie Parks and Elizabeth Wang as they take you from the shores of the Hudson, to the internet, even to the Death of Trotsky! Be advised- certain scenes have strong themes, content and language.

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