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UCIRA Mini-Grant Awardees

The UC Institute for Research in the Arts is proud to announce the awardees for the UCIRA Mini-Grant:


-Kellie Lanham (UC Irvine), Involuntary Memories, A Graduate Curated Exhibition: ln continuation with the Critical Curatorial Exhibition Series, the UAG presents Involuntary Memories, Memory is involuntary when we unconsciously react to something in everyday life, amalgamating what have been personally lived, and an external cue; this manufactures a memory impression. Showcasing six diverse international artists, this exhibition seeks to examine memory as both an individual and collective production. In considering this topic through and across various means – such as hyper-realistic drawing, large-scale installation, abstract sculpture, narrative photography and film – memory is uncoupled from time-based mediums, and is realized as a human phenomena as highly constructed as it is extremely personal.

-Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart (UC Riverside), Cathedral City: This project is a collaboration between choreographers Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart, and acclaimed contemporary classic music ensemble, Victoire.  The collaboration will culminate as a live performance on Jan 23, 2013 at the Culver Center at UC Riverside.

-Nicole Paiement (UCSC), Ainadamar Opera Rehearsal Space Rental: UCSC Music Professor and Opera Parallèle – formerly known as Ensemble Parallèle – Artistic Director Nicole Paiement will conduct the San Francisco premiere of the opera Ainadamar on February 15 to 17, 2013 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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