Lectures, Films, and Performances

Lectures, Films, and Performances

Lectures and Films

Artist Talk
Maximilian Uriarte
Thursday, December 6 / 7pm

Lower Dodge Gallery

Join us for a talk by Maximilian Uriarte, the creator of “Terminal Lance,” the most popular comic strip in the military, and the New York Times best-selling graphic novel The White Donkey: Terminal Lance (2016). “Terminal Lance” is drawn from Uriarte’s experiences in the Marine Corps, where he served two tours in Iraq, first as a turret gunner in 2007 and then as a combat artist and photographer in 2009, rising to the rank of Lance Corporal. Using his post-9/11 GI Bill, he received a BFA in Animation from California College of the Arts. Selected drawings from The White Donkey, based on Uriarte’s first deployment to Iraq, are on view at the Zimmerli through December 30, 2018 in conjunction with Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel.

Presented with the support of the Rutgers Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, and Air Force ROTC, SAS Honors Program, Honors College, and the Undergraduate English program

Cosponsored Events

Gallery Tour and Talk
Cold War and Its Aftermath: A View from the Front Row
presented by Allen H. Kassof, Founding Director, International Research and Exchanges Board
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 / 3 to 6pm
(3pm: Tour of the Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art with Julia Tulovsky, Zimmerli Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art; 4 to 5:30pm: Talk by Allen Kassof)

Allen H. Kassof, who directed the U.S. scholar exchanges with the USSR and Eastern Europe from 1968 to 1992, talks about how intellectual interactions influenced the East-West political competition and its outcome during the Cold War. He will also recount his experiences during the post-Communist period, when he and his team at the Project on Ethnic Relations (PER) led high-level discussions and negotiations on interethnic conflicts in Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and in Russia and the Baltic countries. Kassof is a graduate of Rutgers College (class of 1952), where he was in the first group of Henry Rutgers Scholars, and got his A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Sponsored by Rutgers International Development Interest Group (IDIG), Graduate Student Organization (Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), and the Zimmerli Art Museum

Film
Rutgers Global World AIDS Day and Day Without Art Signature Program

Featuring a screening of bpm: Beats per Minute (2017)
Wednesday, December 5 / 7:30-10:30pm

College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Join Rutgers Global, the Zimmerli, and other university partners at a screening of the French feature film, BPM (Beats per Minute) to commemorate this year's World AIDS Day and Day without Art. The film narrates the story of a group of activists in Paris in the early 1980s—members of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)—who go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Sponsored by Rutgers Global, Rutgers Global Health Institute, GlobeMed at Rutgers, School of Public Health, Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Zimmerli Art Museum, and New Jersey Media Arts Center


Photos McKay Imaging Photography