Entertainment – Los Angeles Times

Yet, Mizan’s account of moving to New York City two years ago to court her craft implies that ‘leap of faith’ does not have the consummate relief of being momentary, it is more of a sweeping undertaking to nurture embryonic wings into a tenacious wingspan. Her choice of relocation after graduating from college in Delaware was decisive in that it exposed her to whole ecosystems of musicians and showed her, from the benefit of other artists’ experiences, that talent is not the prerequisite of success. As in, establishing music as a career is not just about creating the music, it requires the business savvy to run a one-woman show however long it takes to delegate management and operations.

The Spiritual in Abstract Art | Art as Illumination

Petersburg FL] graduated with a BFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
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Whitney Biennial 2017 | Whitney Museum of American Art

The rise of the global south — and the reordering of global geopolitics, economics and cultural imaginaries — is characterized by progressive change and intense conflict. Economic growth coincides with the impacts of global warming, the assault on natural resources, the rise of new consumers and the entrenchment of deep inequalities. We also see the emergence of cultural and political formations that range from the horrific to the inspiring. Latin America is a central node of the new global south. Here history takes unpredictable turns in the face of declining U.S. hegemony, the economic growth of Brazil, legacies of militarism and political violence, a feverish attack on nature, resurgent economic nationalism, and defiant "anti-globalization" movements. Through close reading of contemporary ethnographies of Latin America we explore emergent cultural and political-economic processes in the region; we consider south-south articulations (theoretical, cultural, political-economic) between Latin America, China, Africa and India; and we reflect on the changing role, meaning and relationships of the United States in the region.

Pomona Art Walk | Pomona Arts Colony Association

In this course we will draw on ethnographic case studies from Africa in order to assess changing understandings of mental health and illness and look at institutions and therapeutic practices which have been developed at different times and in different sociocultural contexts to foster mental health and treat mental illness. The first part of the course has a historical focus and traces the development of "western" psychiatry during colonial times and its various "entanglements" with "traditional" ways of healing and dealing with mental illness. The second part of the course focuses on contemporary mental health regimes and the ongoing challenges of medical pluralism. By drawing on recent ethnographic research, we will discuss current diagnostic categories and phenomena — for instance, depression, schizophrenia, suicide or PTSD — and the ways these are dealt with from a critical, anthropological perspective.

Through China and Korea, Indian art entered Japan about the middle of the sixthcentury.
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Anthropology | Washington University in St. Louis

Born 1990 in Washington, DC
Lives in Los Angeles, CAJulien Nguyen’s paintings on view in the Biennial, Executive Function and Executive Solutions, employ the front-page layout design of the New York Times as a framing device. Executive Function represents what the artist calls a “microcosm of tragedy,” one characterized by conflict, including a battle depicted in the upper half of the work. Executive Solutions meanwhile presents desolate scenes of apathy, alienation, and exhaustion. These paintings mix Renaissance practices (such as the use of encaustic and one-point perspective) with cartoons, manga, and anime characters—visually collapsing the past and present to use allegory as a form of live-action or real-time role-play.

A Philosophy of Education Book 1

This introductory seminar-style course examines the history of globalization through the narrative accounts of those who lived along some of the great trade routes of the Old World. Through a combination of in-class discussion and hands-on tutorials and projects in Google Earth, we examine how day-to-day local interactions and the experiences of individuals contributed to broader cultural exchanges and the shaping of ancient cosmopolitan centers. We use a bottom-up approach to understand the process of globalization, and why it is not only a phenomenon of the modern world. This course covers a large geographic and temporal span, but it is not about memorizing lists of dates and places or putting dots on a map — it is about learning how to interpret multiple strands of knowledge and put them together into a cohesive narrative of history. The course covers four broad anthropological themes related to Old World history and globalization in conjunction with weekly lessons in Google Earth; there are no prerequisites for either. The knowledge and skills gained in the course lead to a final independent research project consisting of a short paper and an interactive digital map that can be shared online through the Google Earth community.

75 Works on Paper - Beers London

The youth became deeply grieved at this, and his heart ached and life became a continuous torture; and thus all the sweetness and the beauty of this world became in his eyes but debris and dirt. And God, desiring that each one save himself and that reason should reach truth, with His usual love and His mercy to mankind, pointed the right way to the youth in the following manner: