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March 2019

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series-True Stories

March 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping…

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Artists Talk-Osamu James Nakagawa and Conner Green

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Join us for the closing reception of Fences/Imperia and a discussion with Nakagawa and Green. About the artists: Osamu James Nakagawa was born in New York City in 1962 and raised in Tokyo. He returned to the United States, moving to Houston, Texas, at the age of 15. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, Houston in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1993. Currently, Mr. Nakagawa is…

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April 2019

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series- Nine to Five

April 10 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who work with him in the grossest manner. When his three assistants managed to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up? Presented by Upland Brewing Co.

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99.1 WQRT Noise-A-Thon 2019

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - April 18 @ 6:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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WQRT's 24 hour Noise - A -Thon is back! Tune in or join in as we celebrate with live experimental music from artists around the city of Indianapolis raising funds to keep WQRT rolling into the future. The phone lines will be open for calls from all committees as well as live interviews from all artists participating. The Noise-A-Thon is intended to showcase all the intriguing experimental artists in our community on the most uniquely weird station. SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES/…

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May 2019

Kader Attia- The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects)

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Attia’s recent film The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects) is an extensive account of testimonies by academics, scholars, collectors, and museum directors from Canada, the US, Ivory Coast, and many other locations, relating the histories behind bodies and artifacts from the world over. This screening is part of the Bauhaus Imaginista: Collected Research exhibition. Project partners: Goethe-Institut, Bauhaus Kooperation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Funded by: Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Auswärtiges Amt, Kulturstiftung des Bundes. On the occasion…

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Shelley Selim: The Women of Bauhaus Discussion

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus art school, join curator Shelley Selim and learn more about the trailblazing women of this famously influential academy. While often overshadowed by their male counterparts, recent renewed interest has brought to light the female students and teachers of the Bauhaus and their incredible contributions to the Modernist movement. Shelley Selim is Associate Curator of Design and Decorative Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. She provides curatorial oversight of…

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh- Two Stones

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Two Stones explores the trajectories and ideals of the Bauhaus-trained, German architect Lotte Stam-Beese and the Caribbean activist and writer Hermina Huiswoud through dialogues and appearances by contemporary protagonists. Both Stam-Beese and Huiswoud spent time working in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and both ended up being active in the Netherlands after WWII. Two Stones was filmed in the 1930s constructivist district of KhTZ in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the first large housing project on which Lotte Stam-Beese worked, and in Stam-Beese’s celebrated 1950s Pendrecht, designed during…

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June 2019

Zvi Efrat- The Most Beautiful Campus in Africa

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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A short film that critically illuminates the design by the Israeli architect and former Bauhaus student Arieh Sharon for the University of Ife campus, Ile–Ife, Nigeria, built in 1962 as part of an Israeli assistance program in West-Africa. Zvi Efrat, architect and architectural historian, is a partner in Efrat-Kowalsky Architects (EKA) and was head of the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, from 2002 until 2010. He studied at Pratt Institute, at NYU, and…

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Lugao Kasberg: Balay Means Home

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guichelaar Gallery, 1125 Cruft Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Curated by Danicia Monét Lugao Kasberg is a Mangyan-American artist based in New York City. His earliest memories were with family and community speaking his native Hanunó'o-Mangyan tongue in the Philippines. Balay means home in his traditional Hanuó’o language. Growing up in Indianapolis, IN as an indigenous person he experienced the hardships of poverty, depression, and abuse when his parents separated. Through the strength of family, education, entrepreneurship, and the arts he learned the importance of hard work and dedication…

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Otolith Group- O Horizon

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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The title refers to the surface layer of soil, changed in the area around Santiniketan as the result of Tagore’s introduction of new flora in development of the campus. In studying this trajectory, the film extends The Otolith Group’s ongoing consideration of the Anthropocene, a premise that denotes that the current geological age is one wherein human activity spurs the primary changes on climate and the environment. With O Horizon, The Otolith Group also proposes that Tagore’s project maps onto…

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