Columbia Arts Now

In March, 2020 all events were canceled or postponed due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. However, artists did not stop creating. Below are a number of events, announcements, interviews, and more with Columbia artists who have taken to the virtual world to keep on creating and connecting. 

Message from President Bollinger
Message from President Bollinger January 14, 2021

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:  

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Five Columbia Artists Featured in ‘100 Drawings from Now’

Five Columbia Artists Featured in ‘100 Drawings from Now’

January 12, 2021

The exhibition “provides a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States,” according t

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Theatre Student Alison Savino Co-Produces Multimedia Project 'Time (Is)'

Theatre Student Alison Savino Co-Produces Multimedia Project 'Time (Is)'

January 7, 2021

Time (Is) is a multimedia project weaving together original poetry, documentary filmmaking, movement, and music to delve into the lived experiences of persons of color during this era of social unrest and COVID-19.

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CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund December 21, 2020

Dear Students:   This afternoon, the University announced the decision to accept the CARES Act funding allocated through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.  

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Professor Aliza Nisenbaum's Work in Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Professor Aliza Nisenbaum's Work in Tate Liverpool Exhibition

December 14, 2020

Nisenbaum’s latest paintings capture the faces of some of Liverpool’s most essential workers: the NHS staff from Merseyside who have unwaveringly served their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Stipan Tadic ’20 Launches Podcast

Stipan Tadic ’20 Launches Podcast

November 18, 2020

The podacast features interviews of Tadic's Columbia peers and instructors.

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Playwriting Alumna Kate Mulley '16 Writes Multi-Part Instagram Play 'Damascus. It's in Syria.'

Playwriting Alumna Kate Mulley '16 Writes Multi-Part Instagram Play 'Damascus. It's in Syria.'

November 10, 2020

Damascus is told via “the video diary of a woman traveling back in time and imagining what her life would have been if she had moved to Damascus for a guy who didn’t love her in the year before the Syrian Civil War.” 

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Faculty and Alumni Featured in Group Exhibition ‘100 Drawings from Now’
Faculty and Alumni Featured in Group Exhibition ‘100 Drawings from Now’ October 12, 2020

Assistant Professor Aliza Nisenbaum, Professor Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Gina Beavers are featured alongside Alumni Uri Aran ’07 and Mika Rottenberg ’04 in the group exhibition 100 Drawings from Now in New York, NY at The Drawing Center.

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Short Plays by Theatre Alumnus Jeffrey James Keyes '10 Adapted for Podcast

Short Plays by Theatre Alumnus Jeffrey James Keyes '10 Adapted for Podcast

October 9, 2020

The plays unfold in a supernatural, paranormal realm, and they are designed to be heard via headphones for maximum auditory immersion.

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