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What is Happening?

Location: Multiple Locations
Dates: December 2016 and April 2017


What is Happening?
What is Happening?


“What is Happening?” was an interactive three-part performance art series  sponsored by an Andrew W. Mellon Arts Innovation Grant and produced by Museums and Society students Sarah Braver and Helena Arose for 2016-17. 

Part one, on December 8, 2016, located outdoors in front of Mudd Hall, “Climate Change: Baltimore and the Environment” was conducted in partnership with MICA student Yurie Murayama and the Johns Hopkins SEA (Students for Environmental Action). The exhibit focused on Baltimore’s relationship with environmental safety.

Part two, on April 3, 2017, located in Memorial Hall in Gilman, “Distortion, Destruction, and Memory,” partnered with students in M&S course AS.389.440 Who Owns Culture? and MICA student artist Suwan Kim focused on topics of cultural heritage, personal and group memory, and loss.

Part three, on April 19, 2017, located on the beach, “Black Space,” was led by Ada Pinkston, a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer and the JHU Black Student Union to shed light on the similarities of experience amongst black students at Hopkins over the decades.