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“Inside” Takes Players on Minimalist Journey

“Inside” Takes Players on Minimalist Journey

Avi Vogel, Columnist
September 9
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

In the middle of a dark forest, guided forward only by sparse patches of light, a little boy makes his way toward an uncertain goal. In this beautiful minimalist world, his way is sometimes barred by puzzles — none difficult enough to ever pose a significant barrier. In that sense, Inside is simple in its...

New AMAM Exhibit Promises Time Well Spent

New AMAM Exhibit Promises Time Well Spent

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 2
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

While Oberlin students spent this week finding time in their schedules for classes, the Allen Memorial Art Museum was also tackling the idea of time. The museum has organized an exhibit called Time Well Spent, which opened in the Ripin Print Gallery in late July. The exhibit showcases pieces, mostly d...

In “Clash Royale”, Fun Prevails Despite Freemium Model

Avi Vogel, Columnist
April 22
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

There are 10 seconds left in the match. My opponent and I each have one tower left. Mine has a little over 100 hit-points, and there’s a swarm of little skeletons coming my way. My opponent’s base has 200 hit-points. There’s no way to get any of my units there in time. I deploy a unit to reveal...

Tran, Bhattacharyya Illustrate Asian Histories

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
April 8
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

For College seniors Gaby Hurtado-Ramos, Anders Villalta, Sreyashi Tinni Bhattacharyya and Richard Tran, engaging a wider community both through and beyond the art that they create, is critical. That prerogative comes through in their senior exhibition, I Will Not Be Buried, which opens today at the F...

Screenshot Show Challenges Curatorial Norms

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
March 11
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Exhibition Initiative’s Screenshot Show, opening this Sunday at Storage gallery, looks to question preconceptions about digital art and blur curatorial boundaries. The show’s concept is simple: display screenshots that people have taken on their digital devices in a gallery setting. This leaves r...

Nguyen Blurs Line Between Candid and Staged

Nguyen Blurs Line Between Candid and Staged

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 19
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Holding Water, the current exhibit at the Richard D. Baron ‘64 Art Gallery, is deceptively simple at first glance. Unlike many art shows. in which each piece is accompanied by a title and a short paragraph with contextual details, the photographs by Duy Phuong Le Nguyen — Oberlin’s artist in resid...

AMAM Highlights Disabled Artists in A Picture of Health

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 5
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Since mid-January, visitors to the Allen Memorial Art Museum who climb the stairs to the Ripin Gallery have been able to peruse the exhibit A Picture of Health: Art and the Mechanisms of Healing. The exhibit includes everything from paintings and sculptures to amulets and an interactive rotorelief, all of w...

Painting Exhibit Depicts Bodies, Human Agency

Painting Exhibit Depicts Bodies, Human Agency

Luke Nikkanen
February 5
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Judit Reigl’s Body of Music exhibit, the first retrospective of her work in the United States, is a visceral exploration of the forces that govern the human body and our autonomy. In an exhibit that opened Tuesday at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, her works embody our collective desire for freedom ...

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Vida Weisblum, Managing Editor
December 11
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Two “broads” of Guerrilla Girls Broadband, a sister organization to the group of women known as Guerrilla Girls, address an audience of largely Studio Art and Art History majors and student activists at a talk in Wilder Hall on Tuesday. Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls’ goal has always been...

In Computer Science Community Art Show, Context Makes All the Difference

Lya Finston
December 11
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The basement dining room of Harkness House was filled with a charged yet casual excitement last Saturday night when it opened its doors for the Computer Science Community Art Show. The Computer Science Majors’ Committee, which serves to represent and bolster Oberlin’s computer science community,...

Acoustics Meet Art in the Allen

Jake Frankenfield
December 4
Filed under ARTS, Music, Visual Art

Wandering among fine art and listening to Oberlin’s classical guitarists, visitors at the Allen Memorial Art Museum enjoyed a space where visual and sonic art converged Thursday evening. The museum was transformed from gallery to concert hall as two of its more expansive spaces — dedicated to mid...

Grashoff ’s New Book Uncovers Microscopic Life

Grashoff ’s New Book Uncovers Microscopic Life

Elizabeth Akant
October 30
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Photographer Linda Grashoff ’s new book They Breathe Iron brings together two dichotomies: nature versus technology and science versus art. 27 of the photos in They Breathe Iron are on view at Ginko Gallery & Studio through Nov. 15. Sometimes resembling oil spills, the photos demonstrate how a...

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