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, […]
November 19 – December 12, 2017 Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of solo and group shows. Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 November: Sergei Merzeevski, Faces of Prehistory Reception: Monday November 20, 6.30-9pm Monday 27 – Thursday 30 November Mike Rachman, reconstituted climbing Robert Baskett, […]
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 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 here), plasmodial slime molds known as […]
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.
December 15, 2016—January 15, 2017
With an emphasis on material—texture, touch, friction, weight, density, light—Álvarez Bravo, Buster Graybill, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Dawit L. Petros, Nandita Raman, and Ani Rivera reconfigure discourses on rural space, indigeneity, and heritage.