Bates College lectures on Feb. 5 explore collage, social justice in academe

Untitled (1982), a mixed-media collage by Miriam Shapiro.

From 1982, this untitled mixed-media collage by Miriam Shapiro appears in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition “Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center.”

Bates presents lectures on an important exhibition of collages and on the role of academics and social justice on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

NOTE TO READERS: The Pavel Zoubok lecture has been postponed. A new date for it will be announced.

Founder and artistic director of the International Collage Center, Pavel Zoubok offers a talk related to the current Bates College Museum of Art exhibition Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. For more information, please contact 207-786-6158.

Barbara J. Love, professor emerita of social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, gives the lecture An Inconvenient Morality: How Members of the Academy Face Issues of Power, Privilege and Social Justice at 7:30 p.m. in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

Both lectures are open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact 207-786-8272.

Pavel Zoubok

Zoubok is a leading authority on collage in contemporary art. Located in Milton, Pa., the International Collage Center promotes the study and appreciation of collage and provides lending and research materials for arts professionals and collectors.

In 1997, Zoubok opened the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City. The gallery specializes in collage, assemblage and mixed-media installation. The gallery presents modern and contemporary works in an effort to create a cohesive art historical context for collage and related forms, spanning most major art movements of the post-World War II period.

The touring exhibition Remix explores dominant themes in collage — e.g., the relationship between collage and poetry, collage as an extension of painting, and the use of collage in cultural, social and political resistance. The Bates exhibition was curated by the ICC and William Low, curator of the Bates College Museum of Art.

Barbara Love

Love’s lecture will consider such questions as: Why should educators be concerned with issues of social justice? What are key intersections between morality and a concern with issues of social justice? How can a morally responsible education serve as a tool for liberation?

A speaker, consultant and writer focusing on multicultural organizational development, Love works with educators throughout the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and Africa. She studies personal, organizational and societal transformation and strategies for liberation.

Love’s talk is the 2013–14 Bertha May Bell Andrews Lecture. Sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the Andrews Lecture has been a signature talk at Bates since 1975. Honoring the memory of Bertha Andrews, who served on the Bates faculty from 1913 to 1917 and established the women’s physical education program, the lecture reflects Andrews’ conviction that education without morality lacks purpose.