This exhibition in Pasadena, California includes artists Antonius Bui, Audrey Chan, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Amir Fallah, Akiko Jackson, Alan Nakagawa, and kate-hers RHEE.
A Kiss in a 1898 Silent Film Is the Earliest Cinematic Depiction of Black Love
The film, Something Good–Negro Kiss, subverts the corrupt racism imbued in the history of American minstrelsy. The film will join the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry for its significance in American culture.
500 Hundred Years of Failed Utopias
USC Libraries considers what utopia means today, 500 years after Sir Thomas More coined the term for his idealized fictional island.
Only Student Left in USC Roski’s MFA Program Drops Out
LOS ANGELES — It’s been a year since the entire incoming MFA class at USC’s Roski School of Art decided to drop out en masse, leaving the program with only one student this year, HaeAhn Kwon. In an open letter to Provost Michael Quick, Kwon announced today that she too would be leaving the program, citing “the devastating trajectory this school has taken.”
University of Southern California BFA Students Speak Out and Burn Work in Solidarity with #USC7
LOS ANGELES — Since the entire first year MFA class at USC Roski School of Art and Design dropped out in May, the turbulence surrounding the program has been well documented, but little attention has been paid to the undergraduates.
USC Administration Shuts Down Art Students’ Blog
Last month, an unofficial blog set up by graduate students at USC’s Roski School of Art was quietly taken down.
USC Art Alumni Issue Letter in Support of #USC7
LOS ANGELES — In response to the recent decision of the entire first-year USC MFA class to collectively withdraw from their program, a group of over 70 alumni of the Roski School of Art and Design has issued an open letter of support.
USC7 Respond to Roski School Dean as Faculty Weigh In
LOS ANGELES — The seven first-year MFA students who dropped out of the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design have issued a statement in response to last week’s letter from Dean Erica Muhlo, rejecting her offer of a two-year leave of absence.
USC Roski Dean Denies the MFA Program Problems Claimed by #USC7
LOS ANGELES — Hyperallergic has received a new letter sent from Dean Muhl to the USC Roski community, and a “fact sheet” from the USC7.
University of Southern California MFAs Boycott Graduation in Solidarity with #USC7
LOS ANGELES — Yesterday was Graduation Day at the University of Southern California, however there was a conspicuous absence at the commencement ceremony for the Roski School of Art and Design.
Entire First-Year MFA Class Drops Out in Protest at the University of Southern California
LOS ANGELES — Citing “the University’s unethical treatment of its students,” the entire class of first year MFA students at USC’s Roski School of Art has decided to leave the school, according to a statement they released today.
An Androgynous Suffragette Portrait, Rediscovered
LOS ANGELES — Mind-altering conversations happen by chance, randomly, when we are least expecting them to occur.