Every rap fan has dreamed it: “What if ______ and ______ made an album together?” But there’s something about the idea of the collab album that just reeks of disappointment. After years of rumors and teases, that Kendrick Lamar/J.
“What happened last October?” Tatana Kellner asked students gathered at the popup show for her printmaking installation “Please Exit, Doors are Closing” on Tuesday in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance. Answer: the 2016 presidential debates, a time during which Kellner was working and reflecting on questions surrounding immigration policy in America.
Chris RitterDECADES OF MEDDIES: Former members of Meddiebempsters perform alongside current members of Bowdoin Chorus. Many alumni returned to campus to sing in the a cappella group’s 80th reunion concert last weekend. The performance of traditional songs prompted concerns about lyrics.
Gwen DavidsonMOVIE-MAKING: Students gain hands-on filmmaking experience in a workshop taught by CLIO Award winning producer Matt Siegel last weekend. Last Saturday, CLIO Award winning producer and director of photography Matt Siegel, along with a few other cinematographers, led an introductory workshop in digital film production for Bowdoin students.
PJ SeelertCULTURAL CURATORS: Brunswick’s Frontier serves internationally inspired meals and hosts film and music events. Frontier brings more than food to the table. Igniting conversation about the world beyond its rustic walls, Frontier, located in Fort Andross, describes itself as a “food, art and cultural destination.” Here, visitors share intimate conversations and globally inspired meals with views of the churning Androscoggin River below.
Courtesy of Matt KellerINSPIRATION AND CURATION: On Tuesday, David Saul Smith’s Lamarche Gallery premiered an exhibition displaying artwork by the 2017 summer residents of Kent Island, a Bowdoin-owned island in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.
Ann BasuDISABILITY DISCOURSE: Poet and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (right) speaks with Maddie Lemal-Brown ’18 (left) and Sabrina Hunte ’20 (center) after her performance in Kresge Auditorium last night. A “queer disabled nonbinary femme writer and cultural worker of Burger/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent” is how Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha describes herself on her website.
Ann BasuQUEERING THE MUSEUM: Jonathan Katz, founder of the Harvey Milk Institute and visual culture scholar, spoke about censorship of Warhol’s art. In his lecture on Wednesday, Jonathan Katz argued that pop art is an inherently queer form of self-expression, an idea originally censored in a now fully-published interview with Andy Warhol.
Sam HoneggerPORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: Jude Marx ’18 has a passion for teaching, writing and portrait photography. Much of her work encompasses all three interests. For Marx, portraiture is about collaboration, visibility and empowerment. Jude Marx ’18 is an English and education coordinate major who has worked at Bowdoin and beyond to carry out creative projects, mainly through portraiture and creative writing.
Kayla Snyder Jhene Aiko – “Jukai” (September 22) Jhene Aiko seems to finally be hitting her stride as one of R&B’s truly unique artists. The cool, unmistakable radiance of her voice has always been there, but on her latest album, “Trip,” Aiko has the production to back it up.