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Arts Institute launches new forum where arts researchers can connect

November 28, 2017

A new campus forum designed to bring together UW-Madison researchers from a range of arts fields is kicking off Dec. 7.

Arts Agôn: A Forum Where Arts Researchers Connect, runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room. It will put a spotlight on how faculty and students are participating in arts research, which is a key to the creation of new knowledge, whether it takes the form of arts practice as a method of inquiry, historical research through curation, arts in science or medical research, arts educational research, or arts impact studies.

In this TED Talk meets PechaKucha-style presentation, arts researchers will share their work with each other and with campus colleagues, creating connections and encouraging dialogue.

Topics addressed at this event include:

• A collaborative electro-acoustic music and sound work (Professor Joseph Koykkar, Dance Department)

• The uses of drawing in teaching and research, specifically in interdisciplinary and non-art contexts (Jason Kartez, MFA candidate, Art Department and KC Councilor, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Communication Arts)

• An exhibition on Yoruba Masquerade Arts (Evjue-Bascom Professor Henry Drewal, Department of Art History)

• A study of how expressive writing can promote healing (Associate Professor Kate Vieira, Department of English)

• An exploration of the otherwordliness of painting on woven brocade fabric rather than flat canvas (Professor Mark Nelson, Design Studies Department)

Although the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is requested.

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