Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. FromJanuary 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in.
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2-Day Session: Jan. 17-18
The techie teachers of today and tomorrow conference focuses on providing innovative professional development to integrate educational technologies into grades K‐16 classrooms with a special STEM and interdisciplinary focus. The sessions are great for both new and experienced users of technology. Sessions are full of ideas to make learning engaging to students and to deepen your understanding of concepts.
For more information visit http://www2.teachhouston.uh.
Anton Ginzburg: Terra Corpus January 18-March 15, 2014 Members-only reception: January 17, 6-7pm Public opening and reception: January 17, 7-9pm. For his museum debut in the United States, Anton Ginzburg will present At the Back of the North Wind and Walking the Sea, part one and two of a trilogy of works in film, photography, sculpture and painting developed around historical and cultural conceptions of mythical or legendary landscapes and places that have conquered popular imagination and spawned collective memories.
For more information visit http://www.blafferartmuseum.
The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continent’s colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.
For more information visit: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/melodrama-on-tv-works-by-phil-collins-and-christian-jankowski/