The Visiting Artist, Scholar + Designer Program at RMCAD
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Finishing School // Evasion Yoga
Saturday, July 16, 2016 30 minute sessions at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.
On the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Free and open to the public. The VASD Program’s 2016/2017 lecture series will also be announced at this event.
About Evasion Yoga Evasion Yoga continues a multi-year series of projects by Los Angeles-based Finishing School and reflects the collective’s longstanding interest in the semiotics of technology, surveillance, and privacy, power, and play. Participants will be introduced to restful states for the body, mind, and soul, expressed in intimate gestures derived from military evasion tactics and blended with everyday acts of privacy and safety.
Bring a mat and comfortable athletic clothing (some mats may be available to borrow).
About Finishing School Established in 2001, Finishing School is a socially-engaged artist collective that playfully explores an expansive range of subject and media territories at the many intersections of art and the everyday. The collective’s five members represent a broad range of skills and research interests. Finishing School produces interdisciplinary actions, installations, workshops, design, publications, film, studio art, performance, and new media.
Finishing School has presented work throughout the United States and internationally, including Switzerland, Israel, England, and Brazil. US institutions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, New York University, Creative Time, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Their work has also been noted in many publications, such as the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Artforum, Art Papers, Art News, and Art in America.
BLISS at BMoCA The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents a newly commissioned social engagement project by Finishing School titled BLISS. This exhibition is on view at the museum from June 23 – September 11, 2016. Learn more at bmoca.org
Additional Events with the Artists for the RMCAD Community RMCAD students are invited to participate in an Evasion Yoga Workshop with members of Finishing School. Go here for details and sign-up requirements.
Reading List Additional research materials suggested by Finishing School can be foundhere.
This event is presented in conjunction with RMCAD’s FARMCAD and The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and is supported in part by 40 West Arts.
Image credits: Finsihing School
2016/2017 Series: Coming Soon
The 2016/2017 lecture series will be announced on the VASD Program website on Monday, July 18, 2016, and in-person at FARMCAD in conjunction with the VASD Program event Evasion Yoga with the LA-based collective Finishing School. Learn more here.