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The Oberlin Review

Art Installation Highlights Important Cultural Themes

Art Installation Highlights Important Cultural Themes

Bri DiMonda
February 27
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

On Friday, Feb. 20, the Allen Memorial Art Museum and Oberlin’s Department of Art celebrated their first collaboration with the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery when they opened a new immersive art gallery installation featuring art by Brazilian-born installation artist Eli Sudbrack, also known as...

Greenwood Curates AMAM’s New Japanese Print Exhibition

Nicholas Vigilante
February 6
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Ainsworth collection of Japanese prints on display at the Allen Memorial Art Museum aims to challenge preconceived notions of Asian art. With the debut of his exhibition, recently appointed Joan L. Danforth Assistant Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood encourages museumgoers to observe the similarities...

TED Fellow Questions Sound Perception at AMAM

TED Fellow Questions Sound Perception at AMAM

Samuel Joseph Rueckert
February 6
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Multimedia artist Christine Sun Kim often shies away from communicating with the media. Signing to her interpreter, Denise Kahler, Kim explained the reasoning behind this. According to Kim, journalists often box her in as simply a “deaf artist.” Rather than being seen solely in this way, Kim should ...

Kid Business Struggles to Keep Up with ExCo Cast

Kid Business Struggles to Keep Up with ExCo Cast

Adam Chazin-Grey
December 12
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Last Saturday night at the Cat in the Cream, members of the short-form improvisational comedy troupe Kid Business struggled to achieve the same level of humor as the up-and-coming talent of the 2014 improv ExCo class. Shortform improv requires audience input to guide the direction of each short improv...

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

Sophie Kemp
October 10
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

“The Future is in the Lobby” is an appropriate title for the first piece of art to welcome visitors into the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery for the faculty exhibit BYWAY. Assistant Professor of integrated media Julia Christensen’s 3-D printed sculpture exemplifies the innovative talent of Oberl...

Next Wave of Editors Revitalizes OCC

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 3
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Visual Art

The Oberlin Comics Collective, a graphic arts collaborative and small press on campus, is expanding operations through an unconventional device: the risograph. This bulky print duplicator, developed in post-war Japan and marketed as a cheap and efficient alternative to the mainstream photocopier...

Art Library Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Art Library Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Tristan Cimini
October 3
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

At the center of the Clarence Ward Art Library, there is a small display case that houses 10 highly detailed postcards embellished with text and imagery — an eclectic sample of Oberlin’s vast collection of mail art. Each piece is extremely personalized, some scattered with stamps, some with script,...

Mysterious Artifact Discussed at Object Talk

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 26
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A small crowd gathered around one of the many glass cases that line the walls of the Allen Memorial Art Museum this past Sunday for the Museum’s first “Object Talk” of the semester. On this particular afternoon, everyone’s attention was focused on “Lipit-Ishtar,” a small clay cone covered...

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 19
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Art Rental occurs every semester, but last Friday night — the night before Art Rental — students and staff witnessed a spectacle that made the experience memorable. The evening began innocuously enough. Outside the back entrance of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, students pitched tents to the melodious...

Derstine, Birkhofer Hope to Engage New Audience for AMAM

Derstine, Birkhofer Hope to Engage New Audience for AMAM

Liam McLean
September 12
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The Allen Memorial Art Museum kicked off the commencement of the academic year with an evening reception Thursday, Sept. 4, paying tribute to its featured exhibition, Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen. Hosted by John G. W. Cowles Director Andria Derstine, the event achieved a jovial ambience...

Local Photographers Explore Race, Gender Identity

Local Photographers Explore Race, Gender Identity

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 12
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The framed photographs hung on the wall like windows into the subjects’ lives: an old man wearing sunglasses and throwing a yo-yo, a young woman holding a wide-eyed cat, a child waving goodbye while trapped by the photo’s edge. These portraits can be found in the exhibit Seeing Community: Visions fro...

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Rosie Black, Production Manager
May 9
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Visual Art

“Don’t light things on fire, kids,” College senior and director of the event Samantha Karpinski said, waving to the crowd — as if anyone would take her advice after watching her fearlessly twirl, swallow and spit flames just seconds before. This was the trend last Friday and Saturday night just...

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