GSU CENCIA past seasons

CENCIA 2013 - 2014 Season

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Ant Linkage

October 3 – November 15, 2013
An art installation utilizing sculptural objects, sound, and projected images that takes a fresh look at the ant world in an exhibition both poetic and enlightening. GSU Project Leads: Joe Peragine, Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking and Craig Dongoski, Professor of Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking.
Lenablou and the Trilogie Dance Company, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Lénablou and the Trilogie Dance Company

October 8, 2013
The Caribbean based Lénablou and the Trilogie Dance Company’s work explores questions of identity, language, trauma, memory, and globalization through the body in movement. GSU Project Lead: Gladys M. Francis, Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies.
Author Lydia Davis, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Lydia Davis

October 17, 2013
Lydia Davis: winner of the Man Booker International Prize, author of Varieties of Disturbance and The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, translator of Madame Bovary and Swann’s Way, reading from her work. GSU Project Lead: Josh Russell, Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction.
Jacques Martial, Notebook of a Return to My Native Land, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Notebook of a Return to My Native Land

October 24, 2013
Performance of Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to My Native Land, by French actor and activist Jacques Martial, founder of the Compagnie de la Comédie Noire, which encourages the presence of minorities in the living arts by creating, producing, promoting and diffusing cultural events. Co-sponsored by the Rialto Center for the Arts and the Consulate General of France in Atlanta. GSU Project Lead: Harcourt Fuller, Assistant Professor of History.
Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, Celebrating Cavafy, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Celebrating Cavafy

October 28 – 29, 2013
Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) is widely recognized as one of the most significant Modern Greek poets active in the 20th century. GSU hosts a series of events celebrating the work of Cavafy, including a symposium and a concert of new music by the GSU neoPhonia New Music Ensemble entitled Journey to Ithaka. GSU Project Leads: Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr., Professor of Religious Studies and Nikitas Demos, Professor of Music Composition.
Artist Panel, Vesna Pavlovic photography, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Artist Panel with Vesna Pavlović

November 14, 2013
CENCIA hosts a panel discussion with photographer Vesna Pavlović and GSU faculty members Jill Frank, Dan Weiskopf, and Stewart Ziff. Fabrics of Socialism, Pavlović’s first solo exhibition with whitespace gallery, is a body of photography works based on the research of a black and white image archive found in the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. The archive is the visual record of former president of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito’s career and travels.
Author and civil rights activist Lillian Smith, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Lillian Smith

February 4, 2014
Lillian Smith: Georgia civil rights activist, humanitarian, and author. Award-winning Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum performs Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith, her original adaptation of Smith’s writings and interviews. Presented with permission of the Lillian E. Smith Estate and the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts. Presented with permission of the Lillian E. Smith Estate and the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts.
Five from Five Literary Series, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Five from Five

February 7 – April 18, 2014
Contemporary writers representing the creative works of Georgia State University’s five focus countries—Brazil, China, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey—give public readings. Brazil: Edgard Telles Ribeiro, I Would Have Loved Him, If I Had Not Killed Him. China: Da Chen, Colors of the Mountain. South Africa: Zakes Mda, Ways of Dying. South Korea: Therese Park, The North Wind: Forced Journey to North Korea. Turkey: Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes.
Chinese New Year Concert, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Chinese New Year Concert

February 9, 2014
Bent Frequency and the Confucius Institute of Georgia State University present a Chinese New (Y)Ear Concert celebrating 2014, the year of the horse and featuring traditional and contemporary music of China. Additional funding provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.
Solange Farkas, Videobrasil, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season


February 19-21, 2014
Videobrasil—which has become a reference for artistic production from the geopolitical South and has included exhibitions of renowned international artists —brings part of its archive to Atlanta in a special viewing. Solange Farkas, curator and director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, also presents a public talk. GSU Project Lead: Kimberly Cleveland, Associate Professor of Art History.
GSU Public Art Project, panel discussion, CENCIA 2013-2014 Season

Public Art Project

April 23, 2014
This symposium will open discourse about how public art on university campuses can strengthen relationships between the institution and the community, and how it can foster education, creativity and discourse beyond the academic setting. GSU Project Lead: Paul LaJeunesse, Lecturer, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.