Reflections

Reflections

Posted on Nov 7, 2014

The activity around (Un)Governed Spaces didn’t end at our opening – the first event within Usdan Gallery was a paneled discussion, “Reflections,” with visiting scholars. Both scholars provided an useful perspective to students, as Sonia Ahsan and Jawan Shir Rasikh are burgeoning scholars in the field, still within the process of discovery very familiar to current undergraduate […]

(Un)Governed Spaces opening

(Un)Governed Spaces opening

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

(Un)Governed Spaces opened to a large crowd Tuesday night, with opening remarks by Gregory Thielker and Noah Coburn. The pair talked briefly about the six year process from idea to reality. The focus of the talk lay on the impact of collaboration on the artistic and curatorial process and the development of multi-layered perspectives of […]

Displaying Culture installation

Displaying Culture installation

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

This past week the students of Displaying Culture installed their work in the social space alongside Gregory Thielker’s exhibition work.

Berkshire Eagle article

Berkshire Eagle article

Posted on Oct 26, 2014

Read the article in the Berkshire Eagle about the exhibition (Un)governed Spaces.

Posting in Allegra, a virtual laboratory of legal anthropology

Posting in Allegra, a virtual laboratory of legal anthropology

Posted on Oct 26, 2014

Check out the great feature in Allegra!

Displaying Culture in process

Displaying Culture in process

Posted on Oct 26, 2014

  The above gallery shows Displaying Culture students at work. See the final product here. Photos by students.

Panorama construction

Panorama construction

Posted on Oct 26, 2014

Assembling the wooden support structure for the panorama.

Panorama transport

Panorama transport

Posted on Oct 26, 2014
Lean

Lean

Posted on Oct 26, 2014

In old city Kabul.

Breakfast in Istalif

Breakfast in Istalif

Posted on Oct 26, 2014
Where is my missing piece?

Where is my missing piece?

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
U.N. vehicle

U.N. vehicle

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

In Bamiyan.

At the Natural History Museum, New York.

At the Natural History Museum, New York.

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

Visiting the dioramas.

Line drawing in Bande-Amir

Line drawing in Bande-Amir

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Painting progress

Painting progress

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Sources

Sources

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Drop off

Drop off

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Shadow-self

Shadow-self

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Breakdown outside Kabul

Breakdown outside Kabul

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
This time, with color

This time, with color

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Adding trees…

Adding trees…

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Bagram to Bennington

Bagram to Bennington

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

  A “Displaying Culture” student in contemplation; a common theme across the many project groups’ progress for the exhibition. (Photo by Brianna Morel) How do we choose to display Afghanistan’s history and culture? This question is at the forefront of everyone’s minds as the opening of the exhibition nears. Afghanistan’s complex cultural history provides innumerable […]

Embedded Education

Embedded Education

Posted on Oct 7, 2014

 A “Displaying Culture” student examines a display at the American Textile Museum. (Un)governed Spaces aims to create an open-ended presentation on the history of conflict in Afghanistan through the initiative of education and reflection. Not only does the exhibition aim to showcase the complexity of Afghanistan’s past and present through art and anthropology, the ‘behind-the-scenes’ […]

En route

En route

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Underpainting completed

Underpainting completed

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Morning at Bagram Airbase

Morning at Bagram Airbase

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Waking up in Kabul

Waking up in Kabul

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Some pieces are incomplete

Some pieces are incomplete

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
With sources

With sources

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Road to Band-e-Amir

Road to Band-e-Amir

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Diplomatic cars

Diplomatic cars

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Designs

Designs

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Working on the panorama

Working on the panorama

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Preparing the underpainting

Preparing the underpainting

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
At Bagram Airbase

At Bagram Airbase

Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Raw cotton duck canvas. 36 ft.

Raw cotton duck canvas. 36 ft.

Posted on Aug 28, 2014
Signal article on (Un)governed Spaces at The College of New Jersey

Signal article on (Un)governed Spaces at The College of New Jersey

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

Read the article about the production of (Un)governed Spaces at The College of New Jersey.

Start of the panorama

Start of the panorama

Posted on Sep 20, 2013