Welcome to [art]seen!

Our [art]seen bloggers are University of Michigan students who review arts events on and around campus, sharing their thoughts and experiences on live music, film screenings, dance performances, theatre productions and art exhibitions. If you’re a U-M student interested in becoming a regular blogger, there may be a position available to get paid for your blogs! … Continue reading Welcome to [art]seen!

REVIEW: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years ago, the cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered. With its technological realism, scientifically accurate depiction of spaceflight, and innovative special effects, the 1968 science-fiction work became one of the most important artistic works of the 20th century. 2001: A Space Odyssey embodies the bold and creativity, serving as a spark of inspiration … Continue reading REVIEW: 2001: A Space Odyssey

REVIEW: The Wanted 18: Contemporary Cinema from the Islamic World

Claymation from the perspective of cows, real interviews of Palestinians and Israelis, a personal narrative interwoven as the spine of the movie, and a compelling true story of a town of Palestinian people who secretly milked eighteen cows as a way to resist Israeli occupation– this movie is artistically ambitious, politically evocative, and utterly heartrending. … Continue reading REVIEW: The Wanted 18: Contemporary Cinema from the Islamic World

REVIEW: Fiction At Literati: Akil Kumarasamy

    I am discovering a litany of South Asian female writers, from the much-loved Jhumpa Lahiri and her Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, and recently, the Fatima Farheen Mirza’s brilliant debut novel, A Place For Us. Being Indian myself, it is refreshing to see the emergence of these writers documenting their … Continue reading REVIEW: Fiction At Literati: Akil Kumarasamy

PREVIEW: 2001: A Space Odyssey

For the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the University Music Society along with Michigan Engineering are co-presenting the groundbreaking film in a special viewing. This free event will feature live orchestral and choral accompaniment by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a one-of-a-kind experience at Hill Auditorium … Continue reading PREVIEW: 2001: A Space Odyssey

PREVIEW: Zell Visiting Writers Series: Esmé Wang & Danielle Lazarin

Kicking off the first installment of the Zell Visiting Writer’s Series for fall 2018 is  novelist and essayist Esme Wang and short-story writer Danielle Lazarin. The Zell Visiting Writers Series invites one or two distinguished writers for a reading of their literary work. These authors have critically acclaimed reception for their fiction, and engaging in … Continue reading PREVIEW: Zell Visiting Writers Series: Esmé Wang & Danielle Lazarin

PREVIEW: Staging Unrest: Performance in times of crisis

Staging impactful and politically provocative theatre in times of social unease is the focus of this brilliantly crafted and much-needed presentation hosted by The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. “Staging Unrest” is a panel, presentation, and discussion centered around the topic of how to stage and interpret art in a politically decisive climate, as … Continue reading PREVIEW: Staging Unrest: Performance in times of crisis