Un•mute•tation exhibition

An exhibition of student work throughout Hopkins Hall & Online

An To unmute is to press a button and speak up; to change our status, come alive, and raise our voice. An action we’ve gotten to know these past few years.

Now our so-called return to normal is actually an evolution into a new form.

This exhibition showcases student work from art and technology classes this spring semester. Student work shows creative decisions plotted in a tumultuous world, sounding an unstoppable voice, ever evolving. We are unmuted, changed forever. We share the un•mute•tation.

MFA and Advanced BFA/BA Open Studios Event

Department of Art MFA and Advanced BFA/BA Open Studios Event!

Thursday, March 31st from 5-8pm,

All are welcome – please spread the word! Come see the workspaces, artwork, and research of current art students across disciplines including art & tech, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting & drawing, glass, and video. Both Sherman Studios and Hopkins Hall on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio will be open. A shuttle will be available to transport attendees between studio buildings for the duration of the event. Maps and light refreshments provided.

Parking for visitors outside of OSU: 

Free options:

  1. Park at Ohio Union Garage: first 20 visitors receive a parking sticker from “Hopkins Welcome Table” to exit garage for free
  2. Park on West Campus, Carmack Lot: first 20 visitors receive a hang tag from “Sherman Welcome Table” to park for free

Pay options:

  • Park at Ohio Union Garage for hourly fee
  • Park on West Campus, Carmack Lot and use ParkMobile  for $2.50/hour
  • Park on West Campus, Carmack Lot using metered spaces (limited number)

*Shuttle between Sherman and Hopkins roughly every 20 minutes

​**ADA accessible spaces are available in all garages and most surface lots across campus. Paid hourly parking and the display of a state-issues disability placard are required to use an accessible space. View the SureParc tool to view where ADA parking is located on campus.

 

Visiting Artist Talk by Illya Mousavijad

Visiting Assistant Professor in Art & Technology, Illya Mousavijad will speak about his work on Tuesday, April 5th at 2pm in Hopkins Hall, room 262. 

Illya Mousavijad is an emerging, multidisciplinary, conceptual artist born and raised in Isfahan, Iran. He received his BFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and his MFA from Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His art practice investigates the limits and extents of exile, border and identity politics, Middle Eastern history, exile literature, US and Iran relations. He works across varied media including installation, painting, video, and computer animation. He has collaborated with international artists of various disciplines and exhibited in Iran and the US. He is currently teaching at the Ohio State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art.

VR Space & Animation

Visiting Assistant Professor Illya Mousavijad is offering a new class for Autumn 22: VR Space & Animation. This is a special topics course Art 5001 titled, Aspects of Art and Technology, which changes each semester – as culture and technology do.

Exhibition: A Textured Transmission

wavy lines behind text "A Textured Transmission"

An exhibition of student work throughout Hopkins Hall & Online

Dec 8, 5 – 7pm; First floor work on view through Dec 10

Set in a hybrid of online and physical space, A Textured Transmission is an exhibition of student artwork showcasing the range and depth of work coming from art & technology area courses in the department of art. After a semester of exploration with tools, technology, and time, students are ready to broadcast their ideas and accomplishments. This exhibition signals an exchange of ideas and carries an energy that emerges as we make our way back to physical spaces.  It also melds with the new techniques and online spaces we have built over the past year. This is a textured transmission.

  • First Floor Hallway: Digital Imaging | 3D Modeling | Moving Image Art | Computer Animation
  • Collaboratory 167 & New Projects Lab 146: Studio Practice | New Media Robotics
  • Hopkins 340: Art & Science of Roots
  • Emerging Technology Studios 346: Virtual Reality and Video Game Artwork during the opening.
  • Meet the Art & Tech Student Club! They will be tabling on the first floor during the opening.
The Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall, 128 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
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Radicant Bodies

In Botany, to be radicant is to have roots that grow above the ground. This form of rooting allows plant species to mobilize, adapt, and grow on any surface. During an unprecedented moment of remoteness, our proximity to the tactile, irregular, and bumpy surfaces of everyday life in the classroom, in our labs, and our studios are suddenly smoothened, stretched thin, and illuminated through our screens.
RADICANT BODIES highlights the work of students who have found new ways to enact senses of creativity, community, and care during an incredible shift in our relationship towards technology and social proxemics. Our bodies negotiate distance and intimacy; the line between visibility and surveillance; what is organic and inorganic, to make sense of the complex terrain and interfaces we find ourselves traversing today. Student works featured in this Spring’s Art & Technology exhibition are selected from their courses in Digital Imaging, Internet Art, 3D Modeling, Moving Image Art, New Media Robotics, Computer Animation, Graphic Novel, Art Games, Sound & Image, and Studio Practice.

Art & Science of Roots – ART 5101

Professors Iris Meier and Amy Youngs will co-teach an interdisciplinary Art and Science course in Autumn 2021. We will do science experiments and art projects which culminate in a collaboratively designed and built art installation. Example artwork from past classes: Unbecoming Carbon: traveling in intercellular space and Where Rocks are Fed to Trees.

poster describing Art & Science course with picture of a hand holding roots

We welcome interested graduate students and advanced undergraduate students from any discipline. Contact youngs.6@osu.edu or meier.56@osu.edu