A+P+I Current
Exhibition

2017

A+P+I CURRENT EXHIBITION 

Sanaz Mazinani, Untitled #11, 2017.
Sanaz Mazinani, Untitled #11, 2017.

Untitled #11

Sanaz Mazinani
2017

The Mills College Art Museum is pleased to announce the 2017 Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) exhibition on view from June 28-August 27, 2017. A+P+I is an artist-in-residence program hosted by the Mills College Art Department and MCAM. The residency fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and provides opportunities for the students, faculty, and staff of Mills College as well as the larger Bay Area. The residency culminates in a summer exhibition at the Mills College Art Museum, which features new work created by the artists while in residence.

Genevieve Quick, Narcorn, 2017
Genevieve Quick, Narcorn, 2017

Narcorn

Genevieve Quick
2017

2017 A+P+I exhibition showcases the work of the third round of artists to the program––Sofía Córdova, Sanaz Mazinani, and Genevieve Quick. Each of these artists brings with them a unique approach to art-making and a commitment to research that compliments an academic setting.

Working with video and sound installations, performance, and sculpture these artists explore questions around site and materiality through diverse artistic approaches. Through material experiments and performance, Sofía Córdova continues to flesh out the textures and remnants of a world 1500 years in the future premised on the slow ecological decline of earth, the destruction of historical time, and a cultural rebirth for those who remain. Sanaz Mazinani's sound based installations bring together an assemblage of objects and audio clips to consider the de-stabilizing effects of war. Using sourced sounds of explosions in combination with found objects and articles from the Mills collection, Mazinani will create an intimate yet disquieting installation. Genevieve Quick explores the parallels between the deep sea and outer space through a video installation and sculptures. The video chronicles a deep-sea diver and astronaut as they journey below and above our atmosphere where they transform into their avatars—a narwhal and a unicorn.

Sofía Córdova, World Map, 2017
Sofía Córdova, World Map, 2017

World Map

Sofía Córdova
2017

Mills has a long tradition of supporting artists, and this residency continues the campus' important role as a site for exploring new ideas in the arts.

See also About the Artists

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Saturday, May 27
Performance: BILONGO LILA: Nobody Dies in a Foretold War
Sofía Córdova, Mill College Dance students
9:00 pm, Greek Amphitheatre (Music Building)

A 40-minute live performance-cum-guided meditation takes the audience as the protagonist through a vision of our planet 1500 years in the future. BILONGO LILA expands upon Córdova’s five-year video, music, and performance seriesEchoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas al fin de los tiempos) premised on a slow ecological decline of earth that results in destruction of historical time and a cultural rebirth for those who remain. Using science-fiction as her model, Córdova is interested in what this future can mean when used to imagine alternative realities for the marginalized: people of color, women, trans and queer folks. BILONGO LILA is concerned with examining white patriarchy and its creature–late technological capitalism–and how both have advanced the conditions evidenced in climate change.

Córdova collaborates with seven musicians and three dancers from Mills MFA programs to create a rendition of the score and movement for music videos included in the work.

The 2017 A+P+I Artist Residency is supported through the generosity of the Helzel Family Foundation and the Sylvan C. Coleman Foundation in memory of Barbara Coleman Frey.