Sept. 15, 2010
Elizabeth Klipp, 404-413-1356
ATLANTA - The Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University is sponsoring nine events during the 2010-11 year that will bring together artists with scholars of various academic disciplines.
The first fall event will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Sep. 17 at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Bent Frequency, an Atlanta-based chamber ensemble, will perform the works of contemporary German composers, such as Vivienne Olive and Dieter Buwen, in a concert titled "Atlanta-Nuremberg: Sister Cities in Concert."
All CENCIA events are free and open to the public. The season includes art exhibitions, master classes, symposiums and film festivals.
"Our entire focus is dedicated to the campus and metro Atlanta providing students, faculty and the community an opportunity to experience our global world through the arts," said Ralph Gilbert, Georgia State's associate dean of fine arts and director of CENCIA.
Other fall events include a "Chinese Film Festival," co-sponsored by Georgia State's new Confucius Institute, on Oct. 6-7 at the Rialto. The festival will feature four films by Wu Tianming and Xie Fei, as well as a lecture by director Tianming.
"These two directors are two of the most influential directors in the history of Chinese films, and their work impacted several generations of Chinese from the 1970s to the present," said Baotong Gu, director of the GSU Confucius Institute. "This film festival will be an illustrative example of the mission of the newly established Confucius Institute at GSU: to promote a better understanding of Chinese language and culture."
From Oct. 7-Nov. 19 in Ernest G. Welch Gallery, CENCIA will also present an exhibition of contemporary calligraphic work by artists from China, Japan, Korea and the U.S. titled "Spirited Calligraphy". The program includes a symposium and artist demonstration of techniques. Additional funding for this project was provided by The Japan Foundation, the Fulton County Arts Council and the GSU Asian Studies Center.
The final fall event will highlight German-Argentine composer Mauricio Kagel at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Kopleff Recital Hall. The tribute concert by Bent Frequency, snowed out twice last year, will focus on the artist's short films and music.
"Kagel's films and music are compelling," said Robert Ambrose, associate director of the School of Music and music director for Bent Frequency. "It's rare to see music and film together, especially music such as Kagel's with so many theatrical events in it and a huge degree of showmanship."
For more information on the fall CENCIA events as well as the list of spring events, please visit www.arts.gsu.edu.