This Week in the Arts at UT Dallas


The Center for Values Presents: Kim Knight

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall, Free

Viral Anxieties in Art and Antiviral Technology

In 2000, PC users were plagued by a computer worm known as the “ILOVEYOU” virus, which was spread via email and targeted tens of millions of people. Three years later, artist Sneha Solanki created an installation piece inspired by the virus titled “The Lovers” at the German media art festival transmediale. The piece simply consisted of two computers networked with only one another. At the beginning of the installation, one of the computers is infected with a virus, and each computer terminal displays text from a separate love poem. Dr. Kimberly Knight will give a reading of “The Lovers” that uncovers the dark and romantic history behind the artwork and focuses on the fragility of the human operating system. By exploring interconnections between the viral in human bodies, computers, and art, Dr. Knight will connect Solanki’s work to contemporary antiviral technologies that attempt to mitigate anxieties around the viral using data and automation to shape responsible behavior. She will ask who or what is ultimately being protected, and at what cost?

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Best of Broadway VIII: Lights, Camera, Action!

Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., University Theatre, Free

Join us for excerpts from musicals-turned-movies and movies-turned-musicals: Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, Merrily We Roll Along, Guys and Dolls, Shrek and Pajama Game, featuring the UT Dallas Chamber Singers and musical theater students. The production will be student-directed by Rachael Bernstein, Richard Campitelli, Sarah Grubaugh, David Snowden and Lindsey Yarborough.

Costume contest Saturday, October 31! Prizes available!

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Best of Broadway VIII: Lights, Camera, Action!

Shutter to Think

Friday, October 30 – Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.ATC 1.705, Free

Curator: Marilyn Waligore

Reception: Friday, November 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

These artists embrace the relationship between research and photographic practice to investigate topics such as the representation of women, vernacular culture, centrality of musical expression within local communities, contemporary views of motherhood, dialogues regarding immigration and labor, and cultural interpretations of the object. Artists in this exhibition include Lilly Albritton, Anna Fritzel, Devyn Gaudet, Lillian Love Kennedy, Frances Moulin, Cynthia Miller, Giraud Polite, and Lupita Murillo Tinnen.

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Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images

Saturday, October 31 – Saturday, December 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Gray Matters Art Gallery, 113 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75226, Free

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except Nov. 28) and by appointment

Panel Discussion with Artists and Curator: Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.

Artists: Ellen K. Levy, Jeff Gibbons, Alan and Michael Fleming, Luke Harnden (who currently attends UT Dallas), Steve Oscherwitz, Trent Straughan

Curated by: Charissa N. Terranova, Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas

Art meets science in Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images. This exhibition plays out the unique agency of chiral forms – their asymmetrical symmetry, how they look alike and act differently, and their ability to spin light out into space (or optical activity) – when introduced to the realm of art. Invoking “agency” in terms of the dynamics of chiral form, the exhibition sets in relief new models of form-making, individuation, and social action.

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Friday, September 25 – Saturday, October 31, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., AS 1.1, Free

Artbeef is a dallas based group of artists working cooperatively to challenge conventional notions of artistic production and exhibition. Over the last few years this semi-anonymous collective has staged performances and curated events that de-emphasize authorial value, alternating strategies of sole proprietorship and lending agency to the sometimes nebulous arrangement of community. Recently this loosely organized collective has welcomed additional participants who will take part in a new installation that will be made especially for the UT Dallas Visual Arts Building. Along with a catalog of previous work this newly energized group will offer a special look into the history of its endeavors as well as the trajectory for its future.

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