Show Extended to mid-November!

About Open Air

Open Air is an outdoor art exhibition developed as a response to this unusual time of limited public activity. The artworks in the exhibition offer new vistas and opportunities for reflection, and we hope you will enjoy our campus as a thought-provoking space of community engagement and personal inspiration.

Open Air has two components: Open Air by Day, which presents sculpture and installation art on the grounds of UConn Avery Point, and Open Air by Night, which presents evening art film projections onto Branford House and the Avery Point Lighthouse.

 

  • Film still
    Katina Bitsicas
  • Benthaus Studio
  • Film still
    Béatrice Coron and James Stewart
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Rachel Eng
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Patricia Miranda
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Eliza Evans
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Michael Fadel and Anna Miller
  • Film still
    Symmes Gardner
  • Film still
    Rebecca Tanda
  • Film still
    Christopher Passehl
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Marieken Cochius
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    John Murray and Daniela Stubbs-Leví
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Christopher Kaczmarek
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Rachel Eng
  • Sculpture
    Ed Smith
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Stephen Klema
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Ed Smith
  • Lantern Sculptures
    Weppler Mahovsky
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Stephanie Garon and Terry Ingram

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Call for submissions: The UConn Grief Project invites students to share responses to the challenges we have faced, both as individuals and as a community, over the past year. Inspired by the powerful art of German printmaker Käthe Kollwitz, The UConn Grief Project brings together reflections on loss, and creates a space for acknowledging the emotional impacts of this moment in history. Submissions due 02-26-21. Link in bio #grief #ArtHeals #uconnsfa #uconnaverypoint
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Tonight 5 PM link in bio to register you wouldn’t want to miss this.!!! La Chance by Loïc Touzé - statement from @ariaztro - I wanted to show this work specifically because it reminded me of a time in my life where I started to see black dance and other forms of black movement within pieces that weren’t particularly choreographed by Black people. Essentially I’m interested in the essence of black dance in works that are not deemed black, particularly due to my challenges within my personal upbringing as an black artist feeling alienated from other Black people for liking performances that reminded me that black art can be way much more than what it is today. There are black people like myself who have admitted at one point they were seen as other within our community, I find hope in showing works within this series that make amends to those concepts by not thinking or straying on what defines what. I hope this piece is a part of that narrative do enjoy.!
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Words by Loïc Touzé
What must a performer do in order to dance, really dance? He plunges into his imagination, trying to abandon his training, his knowledge, his savoir-faire. He ventures into a rhythmical, physical narrative. A narrative of the senses.

What does he encounter in this place? His memories? His future? Those who watch him?

To approach these states of dance we have practiced hypnotism and telepathy. We have created frameworks for exposure and appearance with simple characteristics; we have invented a deep, indiscernible hinterland. The dances which are shown one after the other are but one endlessly reinvented dance.

It is a kind of collective ritual that requires everyone's attention and accompaniment, that allows the dance to embody and to reveal that which goes beyond our expectations.

Loïc Touzé.q
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@uconnaverypoint, join @contemporaryartgalleries_uconn for a fantastic virtual series, “Radical Black Art and Performance,” curated by Arien Wilkerson. ...

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A fantastic opportunity for Huskies @uconnaverypoint to experience UConn’s Art and Art History department! #uconnaverypoint #uconnsfa #uconnart #uconnarthistory ...

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Snowy #labyrinth @uconnaverypoint by @chris.kaczmarek #installationart #openairsummer2020 #uconnarts #uconnaah #uconnsfa #uconn #walking ...

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Changing seasons: “Camminare” by @patriciasuzannemiranda in July and November @uconnaverypoint #openairsummer2020 #installationart #installation #tree #trees #doily #time #sun #salt ...

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Two more works are leaving @uconnaverypoint today—thank you, Ed Smith, for sharing your sculptures with us! #openairsummer2020 #uconnarts #uconnarts #uconnsfa #bronze #sculpture #figural #longislandsound #grotonct #newlondonct #mysticct ...

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