Less than two years ago, Duke University welcomed 15 students into its newly launched Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts. This spring, the program is proud to announce MFA|EDA 2013, the inaugural thesis exhibition of the MFA|EDA at Duke from March 22-April 14, 2013.
Featuring work by the Class of 2013, the exhibition includes a range of media, from installation and performance to film and photography. Fifteen site-specific projects and presentations investigate topics including photographic abstraction, complex familial ties and histories, undocumented immigrant youth, Mormon religion and ritual, the poetic nuances of street photography and the expressive possibilities of moving image archives.
The exhibition will kick off on Friday, March 22, in the newly renovated Power Plant building at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, with an opening reception in the Power Plant Gallery and film premieres in the Full Frame Theater. The program of events will continue on Sunday, March 24 with additional film premieres; additional openings and events will take place throughout March and April at venues across Durham, including The Carrack Modern Art, Casbah Durham and Cassilhaus, as well as the Fredric Jameson Gallery and the Duke School.
MFA|EDA 2013 is made possible with support from the Center for Documentary Studies; the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies; the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and the office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. Additional support is provided by Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus and the Cassilhaus Collection; Casbah Durham and The Carrack Modern Art.