fall 2019

 

Philosophy of the Encounter

Tatiana Istomina

August 26 – November 12

[ Opening ]

September 3, 5 – 6 p.m.

[ LECTURE ]

TBD

Philosophy of the Encounter (2016–2018) is loosely based on the story of Hélène Rytman, who was murdered by her husband, prominent philosopher Louis Althusser, in 1980. Althusser faced no charges by reason of temporary insanity, and the crime he committed barely affected his reputation: his texts written before and after the murder continue to be published and read. Hélène, on the other hand, is largely forgotten; in death, as in life, she remains silent—an insignificant woman lost in the shadow of her famous husband. In fact, Hélène had played a crucial role in Althusser’s life and intellectual career. A Communist and political activist, she was responsible for Althusser’s conversion to Marxism, and provided him with the knowledge of social and political reality outside the university campus, where he developed his “theoretical weapon of revolution.” Hélène’s death at the hands of her husband is still largely unexplained, as Althusser claimed he had no memory of the event. He described the history of his and Hélène’s relationship in his memoir, The Future Lasts Forever; Hélène, on the other hand, had no chance to voice her side of the story.

This mutli-media project consists of an artist book, a set of sculptures made in collaboration with Canadian artist Mona Sharma, a puppet performance staged for video and a series of works on paper. These works reconstruct the story from Hélène's point of view and explore its implication for Althusser's theory. 

 
Soomin Jung,   Matterhorn: Iceberg , 2014, colored pencil, graphite, gouache, 11 1/2 x 15 inches. 2017 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition.

Soomin Jung, Matterhorn: Iceberg, 2014, colored pencil, graphite, gouache, 11 1/2 x 15 inches. 2017 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition.

Ceramics Alumni

Tatiana Istomina

August 26 – November 12

[ Opening ]

September 3, 5 – 6 p.m.

[ LECTURE ]

TBD

Every two years, Texas State Galleries showcases the work of faculty members currently teaching in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. This year's exhibition features the work of: Sterling Allen, Sunday Ballew, Hollie Brown, Adrienne Butler, Shawn Camp, Jimmy James Canales, Roger Colombik, Courtney Cone, Michel L. Conroy, Erin Cunningham, Jeffrey Dell, Erina Duganne, Teri Evans-Palmer, Jonathan Faber, Shannon Hayes Faseler, Joey Fauerso, Veronica Fernandez, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Anthony Francis, Michael Furrh, Brandon Gonzalez, Nathaniel Haefner, Brittany Ham, Margo Handwerker, David Hefner, Bethany Johnson, Brian Johnson, Jules Buck Jones, Soomin Jung Remmler, Sean Justice, MiHyun Kim, Alice J. Lee, Jeffrey Lieber, Jessica Mallios, Tom May, Kathleen McShane, Mark Menjivar, Annie Miller, Erik Nielsen, Beverly Penn, Elvia Perrin, Caprice Pierucci, Matt Rebholz, Jason Reed, Randall Reid, Liz Rodda, Molly Sherman, Sherry Snowden, Jennifer Stob, Barry Stone, Mark Todd, Laura Barth Turner, and Lana Waldrep Appl.

 

ART & DESIGN

THESIS EXHIBITIONS

DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 13

[ OPENINGS ]

DECEMBER 2, 5 – 6 P.M. & DECEMBER 9, 5 – 6 P.M.

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