Friday, March 17, 2017

Elizabeth Boone: Painted Words

Elizabeth Boone, Professor of Art History and Chair of the Newcomb Art Department, authored a new book,  Painted Words: Nahua Catholicism, Politics, and Memory in the Atzaqualco Pictorial Catechism (Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC).

A collaboration between Boone, anthropologist Louise Burkhart, and historian David Tavárez, Painted Words presents a facsimile, decipherment, and analysis of a spectacular pictographic catechism from colonial Mexico. It records the Catholic catechism in pictures that were read sign by sign as aids to memorization and oral performance. Probably created for the family of the last Preconquest Aztec ruler Moctezuma, it shows how colonial manuscript painters reimagined Pre-Columbian writing and early evangelization, and articulated newly emerging assertions of indigenous identity and memorialized native history.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alumni News: Zarouhie Abdalian at the Whitney Biennial

New Orleans native and Tulane/Newcomb alumna Zarouhie Abdalian (BA 2003) is a featured artist in the the 2017 Whitney Biennial, opening March 17th in New York.

Abdalian creates subtle interventions, place-based sculptural and sound installations that explore intersections between site, memory, and meaning.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st at 6pm for an artist talk with Zarouhie Abdalian in the Doris Zemurrary Stone Auditorium, room 210 of the Woldenberg Art Center. The talk is sponsored by T/NASA, the Tulane/Newcomb Art Student Association.

Faculty News: Kevin H. Jones at CICA in Korea

Associate Professor Kevin H. Jones will be participating in two group exhibitions: Objectified and The 3rd International Exhibition of New Media Art at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in Korea.  

Objectified will be on view from March 10 - 26, 2017.  These works investigate objectification, pop culture, and consumerism.

The 3rd International Exhibition of New Media Art will be on display from May 12 – June 18, 2017. New media work in the exhibition will include: Video Interactive Art, Game Art, Web Art, Mobile App Art, Social Media Art, Data Visualization, 3D Printing and Performance. A catalog of the exhibition tiled “New Media Art 2018” will be released in the United States and Korea in December 2017.