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UW-Madison MFA students Gerenz, Oz awarded 2018 ALL Prize

April 10, 2018
UW-Madison master of fine arts students Kaylyn Gerenz and Fikriye Oz won the 2018 ALL Prize from the Arts + Literature Laboratory.

The ALL Prize is an exhibition award for third-year graduate students with the School of Education's Art Department.

Oz’s MFA thesis exhibition, "Slow Death," will be ​presented through April 21.

The phrase "Slow death" refers to the deterioration of a population so that it is nearly a defining condition of the population's experience and historical existence. 

In "Slow Death," Oz offers "a development in the ways we conceptualize contemporary historical experience, especially when that experience simultaneously at an extreme and in zone of ordinariness."

Gerenz will present her MFA thesis exhibition, "It’s This Way Now," through April 21​. 

In her work, Gerenz explores ideas of the past, memory, self-awareness, immediacy and intimacy. Gerenz's work "investigates the ephemeral and accumulative qualities of memory, and how these serve to structure and mirror the nature of daily experience."

Both exhibits ​are on display at the Arts + Literature Laboratory at 2021 Winnebago St., in Madison.

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