The work of Prof. Melissa Furness work will be included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

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The work of Prof. Melissa Furness work will be included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, which opens December 12, 2016 and runs through March 29, 2017.

Melissa Furness, Associate Professor, Dept.of Visual Arts, CU Denver College of Arts & Media
Melissa Furness, Associate Professor, Dept.of Visual Arts, CU Denver College of Arts & Media

The Biennale, which will run for 108 days, from December 12, 2016 until March 29, 2017, is the largest and longest contemporary art biennial in South Asia. Since its inception the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has established itself as a catalyst for artistic engagement and dialogue in India, becoming a repository of ideas and ideologies, an occasion to reimagine both past and present, and reflect upon the notions of diversity and cosmopolitanism as represented by the pluralism of Kochi itself. Previous editions, in 2012 and 2014, showcased the works of 183 artists from around the world, and had a combined draw of nearly a million visitors.

Cooperative Consciousness : A.I.R. Artists at Kochi
December 12, 2016 – March 29, 2017
OED Gallery Compound
5/600, Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi,
Kerala 682002, India

Curator: Kathryn Myers
Co-Curator: Jayanthi Moorthy
Participating Artists: NYC MEMBERS—Daria Dorosh, Jane Swavely, Jayanthi Moorthy, Joan Snitzer, Maxine Henryson, Yvette Drury Dubinsky
NATIONAL MEMBERS—Alisa Henriquez, d’Ann de Simone, Jody Joldersma, Julia Kim Smith, Melissa Furness, Mimi Oritsky
ADJUNCT MEMBERS—Louise McCagg, Shannon Forrester
ALUMNAE MEMBERS—Jane Gilmor, Nancy Morrow

The interconnected currents of Cooperative Consciousness—identity, materials, substance and formlessness—typify the range of artistic diversity and experimental approaches that have always characterized the work and creative practices of A.I.R. artists. Founded in 1972 New York, A.I.R. (Artists in Residence, Inc.) is the pioneer women’s cooperative gallery in the United States with sustained operation and activities for the past forty-five years.

Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.