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The prestigious Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists. Events and exhibitions take place throughout the year. Learn More

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Exhibition | 2020–2021

Cecilia Vicuña | Eman si pasión (Emancipation/Participation)

Cecilia Vicuña, Eman si pasión (Emancipation/Participation), 1974/2016, silkscreen on paper, edition of 10, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuña

Installation view of Rewrite the World

Installation view of Rewrite the World

Rewrite the World

December 3, 2020–February 28, 2021
Leslie and Brad Bucher Gallery, Glassell School of Art

Rewrite the World highlights artists who make the revelation of historical and structural injustices a cornerstone of their practices. The work on view illustrates how art-making can intersect with other forms of producing and sharing knowledge—among them poetry, dance, archival research, and mapmaking.

The exhibition presents art by Jamal Cyrus, Demian DinéYazhi’, Newton and Helen Harrison, and Cecilia Vicuña from the 1970s to 2020. Rewrite the World also addresses work created by artists and activists during the past year to protest police brutality and honor Black lives. Curated by 2020–2021 critic-in-residence Ana Tuazon.

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Virtual Exhibition
Explore Rewrite the World online
► Virtual Discussion
“A Voice of Hope: Remembering Carl Hampton and Houston’s Black Panther Party”

Lectures | 2020–2021

Kathleen Stewart

Kathleen Stewart

Tirdad Zolghadr

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Thursday, February 4, 12 Noon
Speaker: Kathleen Stewart, professor
Virtual Lecture / More Info

Thursday, November 12, 12 noon
Speaker: Tirdad Zolghadr, writer and curator
Virtual Lecture / More Info

Thursday, October 8, 12 Noon
Speaker: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, artist
Virtual Lecture / More Info

Exhibition | 2019–2020

2020 Core Exhibition / Qais Assali / Odd billboard on Post and 52

2020 Core Exhibition / Qais Assali, Odd Billboard on Post and 52, 2020, 54 digital prints with frames, courtesy of the artist. © Qais Assali

2020 Core Exhibition / Shobun Baile, Trust (Study 1), 2020, HD video, silent, rear projection on vellum, courtesy of the artist. © Shobun Baile / photo by Ryan Hawk

2020 Core Exhibition / on the wall: Irmak Karasu, The way things stick together, 2019, two-channel 4K video installation with sound, courtesy of the artist © Irmak Karasu / in the foreground: Gustavo Gómez-Brechtel, Untitled (Spill), 2020, melamine, paraffin, and heat, courtesy of the artist © Gustavo Gómez-Brechtel 

2020 Core Exhibition / leo, Just Another Shadie Bitch (Act II): Let Me Entertain, 2020, 300 posters, excerpt of “Let Me Entertain You” from Gypsy, upright piano, LED stripes, LED spotlights, voice and piano notations for Gypsy with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music score by Jule Styne, center table, ashtray, Cuban cigars, lighter, cigar cutter, glasses, decanter, whisky, aluminum bowl, champagne, lipstick, cigarette wallet, cigarettes, opera gloves, faux feather boa, and armchair, courtesy of the artist. © leo

2020 Core Exhibition / Kara Springer, Ocean, Noa, Cecelia, Judith, Joan, 2020, wood and plaster, courtesy of the artist. © Kara Springer

2020 Core Exhibition / Ryan Hawk, this wary way of walking, 2020, 2160p video projection with sound, speakers, double-seated folding chairs, and beige carpet, courtesy of the artist. © Ryan Hawk

2020 Core Exhibition / Niloufar Emamifar, Sculpture Garden, 2020, 2 Wilson Bohannan padlocks, solid brass padlock and stainless steel shackle, courtesy of the artist.

2019–2020 Core Residents, left to right: (top row) Kara Springer, Ana Tuazon, Irmak Karasu, Gustavo Gómez-Brechtel, Niloufar Emamifar, Qais Assali; (bottom row) Will Harris, Ryan Hawk, leo, Shobun Baile

2020 Core Exhibition

March 12–June 12, 2020
Leslie and Brad Bucher Gallery & Levant Foundation Gallery, Glassell School of Art

Every year, the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art awards residencies to artists and critical writers, culminating in the spring with an exhibition and yearbook.

The 2020 Core Exhibition features work by the 2019–2020 artists-in-residence: Qais Assali, Shobun Baile, Gustavo Gomez-Brechtel, Niloufar Emamifar, Ryan Hawk, Irmak Karasu, leo, and Kara Springer. This year’s Core critics-in-residence, Will Harris and Ana Tuazon, contribute essays based on their independent research to the Core Yearbook 2019–2020 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition. 

Core Yearbook 2019–2020