[The ArtSpace West installation Los Jovenes: El Futuro by Patricia Clark has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another time in the future.]


PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.:

How Education Saved My Life 

Thursday, February 12 at 7:30pm
Kiva Lecture Hall

Addicted to drugs, abusive controlling pimps, the streets, short stints in jail, the cycle of death that was her life, and on top of that, pregnant AGAIN. It was the end. The only way out was death or prison, but that wasn’t her fate. Instead, she went to school…and never stopped. On her journey, she became empowered with the knowledge of her culture and history. Dr. Elaine Richardson theatrically shares her journey of sexual exploitation and other forms of bondage to promote healing and empowerment through education. Part of the ASU West campus Black History Month Celebration.




On Beckett

Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Second Stage West (Lower Level UCB)

In honor of the first meeting of the Samuel Beckett Society in Arizona, ASU faculty, students and guests will present an evening of work created by the Nobel Prize-winning Irish playwright.  Beckett’s literary, theatrical, and media productions have long been a touchstone for interdisciplinary artists and his complex vision of the human condition defined an era. After a brief introduction to Beckett and his work, ASU faculty and percussionist Simone Mancuso and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform Morton Feldman’s "Samuel Beckett: Words & Music," a unique musical version of Beckett's radio play.






The Food Groups: Maiden Voyage and

Ready Mix - Disorientalism

February 26 - March 26
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 25 at 6:00pm
ArtSpace West (UCB 228)

Disorientalism (Katherine Behar & Marianne M. Kim) tackles issues of consumer culture, race and labor in relation to American food production and promotion in the next two chapters of “The Food Groups: Ready Mix & Maiden Voyage.” This installation explores the historic characters of Aunt Jemima and the Land O’Lakes Indian Maiden, who are reinterpreted through 3D lenticular photography, video, and readymade sculptures. ArtSpace West is open from 12 noon-5pm Mondays-Thursdays except on school holidays (please note: will be closed for Spring Break March 9-12). Visitor Parking is $2/hour.




Desert Overture: Beyond Borders

Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm
La Sala Ballroom

Desert Overture, Phoenix’s premiere LGBT and Ally wind symphony, invites you to take a journey Beyond Borders. From a whirlwind musical tour around the globe to a foray beyond borders of time, imagination, and even our own planet, this concert offers familiar tunes as well as exciting new pieces. Though admission is free, a portion of all contributions to the ensemble this evening will be given to Paper Clouds Apparel, who provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations.






Spanish Film Club Series: Locating

Latin America

March 17 - March 20

This series will showcase recent films from some of Latin America’s most promising filmmakers. From Venezuela to Peru, Chile, Nicaragua and Bolivia, these films explore the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality through the power of visual storytelling in order to reflect on a diverse region and its multiple realities. The Spanish Film Club series is made possible with the support of Pragda, and with an additional contribution from Spain Arts and Culture. All showings begin at 7:00pm and will be on Fletcher Lawn.

Tuesday March 17 - Pelo Malo (Mariana Rondón, 2013, Venezuela) (http://pragda.com/spanishfilmclub/films/bad-hair)
 Wednesday March 18 - Post-Mortem (Pablo Larraín, 2012, Chile, Mexico, Germany) (http://pragda.com/spanishfilmclub/films/post-mortem 
 Thursday, March 19 - La Yuma (Florence Jaugey, 2011, Nicaragua)  (http://pragda.com/films/la-yuma
 Friday March 20 - Contracorriente (Javier Fuentes Leon, 2010, Peru, Colombia, France, Germany)  (http://pragda.com/films/undertow
Friday March 20 - Zona Sur (Juan Carlos Valdivia, 2011, Bolivia) (http://pragda.com/films/southern-district)






Oneohtrix Point Never


Thursday, March 26 at 8:00pm
Sun Devil Fitness Complex

Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of composer Daniel Lopatin. Hailed as a genius of electronic music, this Brooklyn-based musician has always deftly balanced the experimental with the accessible and defies simple description as an artist. Lopatin creates highly conceptual worlds of ambient sound and his passion to find personal meaning in failed new age utopias and liminal science fiction environments often brings his compositions to the brinks of minimalism, drone, proto-techno, noise and pop, clarifying the past through a blissful repetition of its signifiers. Performed with the projected visual creations of artist Nate Boyce, the concert will be a multimedia immersive experience, often described “like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past.”





How Did We Get Here?: Pete Wyer

and AJ Sabatini

Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Second Stage West (Lower Level UCB)

UK-based composer-musician Pete Wyer and talking-verbal art performer, AJ Sabatini will present a workshop-performance about time passing, or passing time, and their journeys through music, ideas, words and song. “How Did We Get Here?” is a reflective cabaret on friendship and lives in music and the arts. With guitar and keyboard improvisations, images, texts, skits and voices, Wyer and Sabatini take on funny, dark, inventive moments and consider how they shape us and raise more questions than can ever be answered.