Willie Cole

Artforum
Monday, May 20, 2019
Willie Cole, Jonny Mae (detail), 2012, intaglio and relief on paper, 63 1/2 x 22 1/2". Courtesy of Willie ColeWillie Cole, Jonny Mae (detail), 2012, intaglio and relief on paper, 63 1/2 x 22 1/2". Courtesy of Willie Cole

The artist traces his printmaking genealogy to decades of domestic work over ironing boards.

From Cannes: "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics") An Eerie, Breathtaking Account of Migration

The Harvard Crimson
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Mama Bineta Sane stars as Ada in Mati Diop's "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics"). Photo: Cannes Film FestivalMama Bineta Sane stars as Ada in Mati Diop's "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics"). Photo: Cannes Film Festival

Premiering as a competition film at Cannes, Radcliffe fellow Mati Diop’s new work focuses on a uniquely female angle of migration: the perspective of those who are left behind by the men that set out to find a better life elsewhere.

Mettler Selected as 2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Cornell Chronicle
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Susanne Mettler is examining crises of democracy throughout American history and what can be learned from them to illuminate the state of democracy today.

Willie Cole, Artist

State of the Arts, New Jersey Public Media
Monday, May 13, 2019
Willie Cole. Courtesy of New Jersey Public MediaWillie Cole. Courtesy of New Jersey Public Media

Willie Cole calls himself a "perceptual engineer." He mines the visual layers of irons, ironing boards, gas hoses, high-heeled shoes, and even plastic water bottles. PBS's State of the Arts goes on location to an exhibit of his Beauties prints at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard.

UW’s McConigley Chosen for Harvard’s Prestigious Radcliffe Institute

University of Wyoming News
Monday, May 13, 2019
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Nina McConigley, an award-winning author who teaches at the University of Wyoming, will work on a novel about the rural immigrant experience in the American West.

Akcan Wins Fellowship for Study of Post-conflict Societies

Cornell Chronicle
Monday, May 13, 2019
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As a Radcliffe fellow, Esra Akcan will explore the role of architecture in transitional justice and the rehabilitation of societies after intense upheavals and internal conflicts.

Poetic Justice

Artforum
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Carrie Mae Weems. Photo: Julia ZhogniaCarrie Mae Weems. Photo: Julia Zhognia

"Vision & Justice" took on the archive, gentrification, the prison-industrial complex, police states, Flint, racialized AI disparity, and the necessitities of black art and cultural production.

Mothers Bound by Grief and Forgiveness

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Clarissa Turner (left), Janet Connors, and Julie Mallozzi spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in April, following a screening of the documentary "Circle Up." Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteClarissa Turner (left), Janet Connors, and Julie Mallozzi spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in April, following a screening of the documentary "Circle Up." Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

In 2001, Janet Connors’ son, Joel James Turner, was stabbed to death in his Dorchester apartment. The grieving mother realized her path forward would be rooted in forgiveness, rather than retribution.

Bringing Art to the People It Depicts

Harvard Gazette
Monday, May 6, 2019
Consulting curator Maurice Berger (left), Radcliffe dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Alicia Keys, Kasseem Dean, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. present the Gordon Parks collection.  Photo by Melissa Blackall/Courtesy of the Cooper Gallery of African & African American ArtConsulting curator Maurice Berger (left), Radcliffe dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Alicia Keys, Kasseem Dean, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. present the Gordon Parks collection. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Courtesy of the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art

Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz) feels strongly about sharing his Gordon Parks collection—and about giving underrepresented artists a chance.

Her Grandfather Was Expelled from School for Asking Why His Textbooks Had No Black People. Today She Teaches at Harvard.

The Washington Post
Friday, May 3, 2019
Ava DuVernay talks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the "Vision and Justice" symposium at Harvard. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Radcliffe InstituteAva DuVernay talks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the "Vision and Justice" symposium at Harvard. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Radcliffe Institute

The Radcliffe Institute's “Vision & Justice” convening focused on race and visibility.

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