New USF Music Building to Feature Janaina Tschäpe Mural

Janaina Tschäpe Mural
Janaina Tschäpe begins work on a large-scale mural for the new USF School of Music Building. A dedication ceremony will take place in honor of the work on March 31, 2011.

The USF School of Music is buzzing with excitement over their beautiful new campus home. The new School of Music building will house a state-of-the-art concert hall, updated rehearsal rooms, and an electronic piano lab. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for March 31, 2011.

Tschäpe Mural Adds Creative Capital
Adding to the creative capital of the new space is a larger-than-life mural that will inhabit the wall inside the main entrance. The large-scale mural is Florida inspired, and is an original work crafted by world-renowned artist Janaina Tschäpe. If that name sounds familiar, you either have your finger on the pulse of today’s contemporary art scene, or you may remember her 2004 exhibition at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

The show entitled Blood, Sea, included a high definition video installation filmed at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida as well as related photographs, drawings and a series of new prints. The prints for Blood, Sea were produced at USF Graphicstudio. Since her exhibition, Tschäpe has come back to create a sculpture series for the studio.

"Partenope" by Janaina Tschäpe
Partenope by Janaina Tschäpe produced by USF Graphicstudio

More About Janaina Tschäpe
New York and Brazil based artist Janaina Tschäpe works in a variety of media including drawing, photography, film and installation. She employs the female body, transformed by her sculptural costumes and nature, to explore the space between dreams and reality. You can learn more about her work on Tschäpe’s personal website.

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