Friday, January 30, 2009

COMESEEART - tonight at Brandeis

As mentioned yesterday:
tonight from 6-8 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center(Brandeis) a group of students will present COMESEEART, a activist performance piece. "Using images from the Rose’s collection of over 6000 art objects. COMESEEART is the beginning of a conversation on the nature of visual imagery and authenticity, the future of art at Brandeis, and how this weak decision can strengthen us as a community."
from the press release:

The “unanimous” decision by the Trustees of Brandeis University to liquidate the Rose Art Museum’s outstanding permanent collection and to close the facility is not only ill advised, but destructive to the entire Brandeis community. We demand a more detailed explanation as to how this decision was reached, considering the Rose is one of Brandeis’ greatest cultural offerings.

This situation must be remedied in efforts to defend both the reputation of the school and its many concerned students and faculty. We must consider the impact that the Trustees’ decision will have on our experience as students, and our future as professionals.

If you are in the Boston area I encourage you to lend support. Also if you are an alumni of the school please make your voice heard. Some suggestions are here. As Paddy at AFC notes, the Trustees decision was made without consulting the museum director, the community, or anyone else who might be effected by the closure. This is a unilateral move with unclear intent.

image via AFC

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