Robert Seydel’s A Short History of Portraiture (1994-97) is a collection of some 200 Polaroid transfer montages. Focused on the face as a figure of the double, Seydel’s imagery is idiosyncratic in the best sense of the word: his multi-layered portraits of real and fictional characters are not renderings of the canonical faces we might expect to […]
The multi-disciplinary art exhibition It’s not about space, it’s about s p a c e showcases the work of students from the Fall 2018 Five College Advanced Studio Seminar – Committed to the Idea: Conceptual Cohesion Across Mediums, taught by Professor Miatta Kawinzi at Hampshire College. It considers the concept of space as physical, social, […]
Download the exhibition catalogue for So be it. See to it. Inspired by the urgency of the handwritten affirmation ‘So be it. See to it’ in one of Octavia Butler’s journals at the Huntington Library, artist Candace Hunter responds with a series of intimate collages set in dialogue with Butler’s fiction. Butler’s speculative fiction of the […]
Download the free digital catalogue for The Museum of the Old Colony (single page view, best for reading essays) or double page spread option (better for installation image integrity). Limited print copies are available upon request. The Museum of the Old Colony, a conceptual art installation by Hartford-based artist Pablo Delano, derives its name in part […]
In recent years, engineers have designed body armor based on beetle shells and applied the aerodynamics of kingfisher beaks to bullet trains. Biomimicry is the buzzword, and the principle has served us well, but biomimicry rarely benefits the organisms whose innovations we appropriate. To compensate, experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats has founded the Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative, […]
A selection of high school art from Massachusetts chapters of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) November 9 – November 17, 2017 Organized by Hampshire College Visiting Professor of Art Education Jana Silver Opening reception: Saturday November 11, 3-5pm This exhibition features the work of high school students from National Art Honor Society chapters across […]
A Faculty Showcase Featuring: Bill Brayton / Naomi Darling / Andrea Dezsö / Naya Gabriel / Thom Haxo / Baba Hillman / Cynthia Madansky / Billie Mandle / Patricia Montoya / Claudio Nolasco / Lauren Pakradooni / Abraham Ravett / Alexis Salas / Daniel Schrade / John Slepian / Kane Stewart October 11 – November 5, 2017 Curated by […]
Jonathon Keats With Amy Halliday (curator) and Megan Dobro (biology professor) Project: September 6, 2017 – March 9, 2018 / Exhibition: February 9 – March 9, 2018 Download the Plasmodium Consortium’s Policy Circular No 1. Hampshire College is proud to announce the founding of the world’s only academic program for non-human species. The first scholars-in-residence (faculty page […]
Three artist-poets chart paths through language and place in multimedia installations. Presented in collaboration with the 5th annual Amherst Poetry Festival.
Featuring the work of artists and activists, inside and outside prison, to explore tensions between exploitative prison labor and the creative and intellectual labor of incarcerated individuals.