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May 3

Appropriation / Collaboration: Christian Marclay / Harrell Fletcher & Miranda July

Saturday, May 3, 11 am - 5 pm
Galleries

This exhibition will bring together two key works from different decades. First is the 1995 single channel video, Telephones, by Christian Marclay, a popular classic of appropriation art and found footage and the forerunner to his famous work, The Clock. Furthering Marclay's effective displacement of original contexts, the video is a specific translation of classic Hollywood movies into a different time-based narrative as a precursor to today's culture of YouTube remixes.

The second installation offers a unique display of all components from the participatory web-based platform Learning to Love You More by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, a project which ran from 2002 to 2009. The work staged a collaborative approach to art production characteristic of social practice and community engagement over the past decade, and involved more than 8,000 participants completing Fletcher and July's creative assignments, such as "Recreate this snapshot" or "Take a picture of your parents kissing."

The third season of UMMA's new media exhibitions is guest curated by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Appropriation / Collaboration: Christian Marclay / Harrell Fletcher & Miranda July, is the last of three exhibitions presented in this series focusing on the notion of performativity in contemporary art. Most of the work on view is from SFMOMA's outstanding collection.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

May 4



Sunday, May 4, 12 pm - 5 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art is the first exhibition to present Duke's five-acre Honolulu estate and its collections to audiences throughout the continental United States. The exhibition illustrates Duke's fascination with Islamic art, her extensive travels in Muslim countries, and her work with a broad array of individuals, including scholars, dealers, and artisans. The creation of Shangri La and its carefully orchestrated surrounding landscape and interior design is documented through photographs–both historical and newly commissioned works by Tim Street-Porter, drawings, and a newly created architectural model.

Duke's travels, including her around-the-world honeymoon trip in 1935, as well as her place in the history of mid-20th century collecting of Islamic art, are traced through photographs, films, correspondence and ephemera. Some sixty objects—ceramics, textiles, paintings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements—are juxtaposed with historic photographs and drawings, dramatically demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between the house and its collections.

In addition to Ms. Duke's collections, the exhibition will also include new works by eight contemporary artists-all of Islamic background-including Walid Raad, Shahzia Sikander, and Afruz Amighi. All eight artists participated in the Shangri La Artists-in Residence program. Organized by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the exhibition is curated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins.

This exhibition was organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is also providing generous support for its presentation at UMMA and national tour. Additional lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Office of the President. Other generous support is provided by the Monroe-Brown Foundation Discretionary Fund for Outreach to the State of Michigan, the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund, and the University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies, CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Department of the History of Art, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for the Humanities, Islamic Studies Program, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



Guided Tour

Sunday, May 4, 1 pm - 2 pm

Doris Duke's Shangri La is a five-acre Honolulu estate and its carefully orchestrated surrounding landscape and interior design. This exhibition brings this treasure to audiences throughout the continental United States for the first time. Docents will introduce Doris Duke's fascination with Islamic art, her extensive travels in Muslim countries, and her work with a broad array of individuals. Some sixty objects—ceramics, textiles, paintings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements—are juxtaposed with historic photographs and drawings. In addition to Ms. Duke’s collections, the exhibition will also include new works by eight contemporary artists, all of Islamic background, who participated in the Shangri La Artists-in Residence program. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, May 4, 2 pm - 3 pm

Doris Duke's Shangri La is a five-acre Honolulu estate and its carefully orchestrated surrounding landscape and interior design. This exhibition brings this treasure to audiences throughout the continental United States for the first time. Docents will introduce Doris Duke's fascination with Islamic art, her extensive travels in Muslim countries, and her work with a broad array of individuals. Some sixty objects—ceramics, textiles, paintings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements—are juxtaposed with historic photographs and drawings. In addition to Ms. Duke’s collections, the exhibition will also include new works by eight contemporary artists, all of Islamic background, who participated in the Shangri La Artists-in Residence program. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

May 11

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 11, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, May 11, 2 pm - 3 pm

Offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan’s winter theme semester entitled India in the World, this exhibition, drawn from UMMA’s permanent collection, explores how the British colonial territories of India and Egypt were portrayed by early photographers working in those lands. Docents will introduce the work of these photographers, many of whom lived and worked in these territories.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

May 18

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 18, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, May 18, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA has assembled a choice group of domestic design objects in a new dedicated Design Gallery. Both design aficionados and novices will recognize some of the historic work on view. UMMA docents will introduce this exciting new installation to visitors along with one of a series of three exhibitions showcasing Michigan architects, Three Michigan Architects. On March 30, visitors will see Part 1 - David Osler. Ann Arbor native and U-M alum David Osler's domestic, institutional, commercial, and civic buildings represent some of the most distinctive and recognizable modern architecture in Michigan. On April 20, visitors will explore Part 2 - Robert Metalf. Metcalf designed houses and businesses for many of Detroit and Ann Arbor's most prominent citizens. His work is known for his careful attention to detail and for siting to maximize the light and view.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

May 25

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 25, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, May 25, 2 pm - 3 pm

Offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan’s winter theme semester entitled India in the World, this exhibition, drawn from UMMA’s permanent collection, explores how the British colonial territories of India and Egypt were portrayed by early photographers working in those lands. Docents will introduce the work of these photographers, many of whom lived and worked in these territories.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

May 31



Saturday, May 31, 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Children ages four to seven are invited to hear a story in the galleries. Student docents and UMMA staff will bring art to life as they read stories related to the art on display and invite responses from our youngest patrons. Each story is followed by a short art activity. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group.  




categories: Family, Gallery Talks and Tours