Cornell University: Seeing and belonging through history: Teiger Mentor in the Arts Emily Jacir

This semester, prominent artist, filmmaker, and the Department of Art’s Teiger Mentor in the Arts Emily Jacir will give a public lecture on her work and meet with M.F.A. students in their studios for their weekly graduate student seminar.

Jacir is widely recognized for her complex and compelling body of work that uses a diverse range of media and methodologies including unearthing silenced historical material, performative gestures, and in-depth research. Poetic as well as political and biographical, Jacir’s work investigates translation, transformation, resistance, and movement. Her work has been widely exhibited, written about, and acclaimed.

“We are inspired to have Emily Jacir on campus every week to lead the graduate seminar, to make regular visits to the M.F.A. studios, and to present an artist talk on March 7 titled Not So Long As The Night,” said art department chair Paul Ramírez Jonas. “These are exciting components of the program, but the close mentorship aspect of this important appointment is the priority.”

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