Duke MFA|EDA Inaugural Thesis Exhibition

Duke MFA|EDA Inaugural Thesis Exhibition

Duke University

March 20, 2013
Duke MFA|EDA Inaugural Thesis Exhibition

Featuring work by the Class of 2013

March 22–April 14, 2013
Opening: March 22, 5–10pm


Less than two years ago, Duke University welcomed 15 students into its newly launched Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts. This spring, the program is proud to announce MFA|EDA 2013, the inaugural thesis exhibition of the MFA|EDA at Duke.

Featuring work by the Class of 2013, the exhibition includes a range of media, from installation and performance to film and photography. Fifteen site-specific projects and presentations investigate topics including photographic abstraction, complex familial ties and histories, undocumented immigrant youth, Mormon religion and ritual, the poetic nuances of street photography and the expressive possibilities of moving image archives.

The exhibition will kick off on Friday, March 22, in the newly renovated Power Plant building at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, with an opening reception in the Power Plant Gallery and film premieres in the Full Frame Theater. The program will continue on Sunday, March 24, with additional film premieres; further openings and events will take place throughout March and April at venues across Durham, including The Carrack Modern Art, Casbah Durham and Cassilhaus, as well as the Fredric Jameson Gallery and the Duke School. To view work from the exhibitions and to access a detailed schedule of events, visit mfaeda2013.org.

The MFA|EDA is thrilled to congratulate the Class of 2013:
Eric Barstow / Marika Borgeson / Philip Brubaker / Laura Doggett / Wolfgang Hastert / Braxton Hood / Elizabeth Landesberg / Peter Lisignoli / Annabel Manning / Lisa McCarty / Laurenn McCubbin / Natalie Minik / Jolene Mok / Talena Sanders / Joel Wanek

A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA) at Duke University couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. For more than three decades, Duke has demonstrated leadership in documentary arts, film and video, and visual studies. Drawing upon this commitment to the arts, as well as the university’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFA|EDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for significant innovation. More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines is available on the MFA|EDA website at mfaeda.duke.edu. Additional inquiries may be sent to [email protected].

MFA|EDA 2013 is made possible with support from the Center for Documentary Studies; the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies; the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and the office of the Vice Provost of the Arts at Duke University. Additional support is provided by Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus and the Cassilhaus Collection; Casbah Durham and The Carrack Modern Art.


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