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August 29

Friday, August 29, 8 pm - 11 pm
All Galleries
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Entry Lobby
Forum Court
Helmut Stern Auditorium
Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery
Media Gallery
Multipurpose Room
Museum Apse
Vertical Gallery
Free for UM students

UMMA and Arts at Michigan celebrate Welcome Week by introducing new University of Michigan students to the wide array of possibilities for arts participation on campus. This evening event will feature live music and performances, WCBN DJs, dance, poetry, film, games, prizes, and a variety of art-making activities.

 Co-sponsored by Arts at Michigan and supported by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

categories: UM Student Programs

August 30


Saturday, August 30, 11 am - 5 pm
Project Gallery

This exhibition will present Paramodel, an art collaborative established by two contemporary Japanese artists, Yasuhiko Hayashi (born 1971) and Yûsuke Nakano (born 1976), in Osaka in 2001. Paramodel works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, video, and photography, often combining pieces in site-specific installations that seek to construct a parallel world of "play" intersecting with the real world. For UMMA's exhibition, Paramodel will create a new installation derived from their most famous series, paramodelic-graffiti. In a mesmerizing network of blue-colored model railroads that fill flat surfaces in and beyond the gallery, the installation will transgress the boundaries of space, media, and art production, collapsing the distinction between gallery and street; between two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional object; and between creator and spectator. The exhibition will create an experience for visitors full of what the team calls "paradoxes."

Though they've shown extensively in Asia and Europe over the past ten years, this marks Paramodel's first solo exhibition of work in the United States. The collaborative recently presented a solo exhibition at the Hermès Foundation in Paris.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and Center for Japanese Studies and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Credit Union and the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

August 31

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 31, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours