This two-person exhibition explores the nature of parenthood and childhood in relation to the non-familial world. After the birth of the artists’ son in 2008, both began exploring through their work the American paradoxical relationship to its children: a society that on the one hand lauds family as the core of all social values and on the other resists supporting the needs of working parents and childhood education, while also spawning significant environmental and social crises that future generations stand to inherit.
The Student Research Council is pleased to announce the dates for the third annual REACH Week next spring. REACH [Research Experiences and Creative Heights] Week is our celebration of graduate and undergraduate student research and creative engagement. REACH Week programming is scheduled for March 17-22, 2014. The culminating event, the 44th annual WKU Student Research Conference, is scheduled for Saturday, March 22. Please include the dates in your syllabi and encourage your students to participate in REACH Week events, especially the student conference on March 22. A call for conference judges will come in a few months, so please consider volunteering and hold the date. For updates, visit the Student Research Council web site at http://www.wku.edu/studentresearch/
Using unconventional materials and approaches, including collaboration and performance, David Wilson creates large temporary artworks, videos, and drawings. Wilson has shown his work internationally at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstlerhaus Boswil in Switzerland, the Experimental Art Foundation and Performance Space in Australia, the Robert McDougal Gallery in New Zealand, and the Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik. For this exhibition, he will create a site-specific installation in the University Gallery.
Taking place over the course of over two decades, City of God tells the story of a shanty town favela of Rio de Janeiro from the viewpoint of a boy named Rocket who grows up there and demonstrates the desperation and violence inherent in the slums. Based on a true story, the movie depicts drug abuse, violent crime, and a boy's struggle to free himself from the slum’s grasp.