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Studio Art MFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Paulina Kolczynska

Curator Paulina Kolczynska will speak Friday, August 3 at 7pm in Terra, Connelly Lecture Hall.

Kolczynska is an art historian and freelance curator. She has organized exhibitions at the Edinburgh Film House and the Edinburgh City Art Center. She has also worked as a reporter for the Polish section of the BBC in London (radio). She now works for the Art Dealers Association of America in New York.

Read Kolczynska’s essay, “Miroslaw Balka with Anda Rottenberg and Anna Kamachora at the Polish Pavilion” in New Art from Eastern Europe: Identity and Conflict (London: Academy Editions; Deerfield Beech, Fla.: VCH Publishers [distributor], c1994). It’s available in the Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 709.4309045 N42a.

Also read her essay “Bread and Circuses” in Performance Art: Into the 90s (London: Academy Editions; New York: Distributed by St. Martin’s Press, c1994). It’s available in the Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 700.922 P416a.

 

 

Studio Art MFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Amira Hanafi

Amira Hanafi will lecture Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm in Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium.

Hanafi is an internationally exhibited artist,  published writer, and curator. She grew up in America, earning her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but returned to Egypt in 2010 where she started collaborating with the Artellewa Art Space in Giza, Egypt.

Read a lengthy interview with Hanafi by Caroline Picard – How to Get Lost in a City at Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk and How to Get Lost in a Text at Lantern Daily.

Watch Hanafi’s spoken word video Trinities on Vimeo. Learn more about her books Forgery and Minced English.

from Hanafi's Testimony
from Hanafi's Testimony

Studio Art MFA Food For Thought Lecture Series: Julien Robson and Susan Myers

Curator Julien Robson will speak Wednesday, July 18, at 7pm in Terra Building, Connelly Auditorium. Originally from Scotland, Robson is currently the curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Read an interview with Robson by Roberta Fallon for the Philadelphia Weekly (September 3, 2008) when he was new to PAFA. You can also read reviews of exhibitions Robson has curated at Fallon’s blog, theartblog.

Metalsmith Susan Myers will speak Thursday, July 19, at 7pm in Terra Building, Connelly Auditorium. Myers is a Philadelphia-based artist who has exhibited nationally. Her work has been included in many books. Read “Susan Myers: Sleight of Hand” by Christine Tate in Metalsmith, 2011, 31(3): 53. This article is available through the UArts Libraries’ subscription database, EBSCOhost. If you are off campus you will be prompted to log in with your username and password to access the article. You can also read Myers’ opinion piece for Ganoksin entitled “The Artist as Curator and Critic.”

Julien Robson
Julien Robson
from Susan Myers' Disposable series
from Susan Myers' Disposable series

Studio Art MFA Food For Thought Lecture Series: Cristiana de Marchi and Lonnie Graham

Artist and curator Cristiana de Marchi will speak Wednesday, July 11, at 7pm in Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium. Originally from Italy, de Marchi lives and works in Dubai and Beirut. She has published internationally about contemporary art as well as exhibited her own work in the UAE, Mexico, Spain, and Italy. Her profile and links to some articles she’s written are available through ArtTribune, an arts and culture website and magazine. You can watch one of her video artworks, Fish Market, a meditative performance in the Sharjah Fish Market.

still from de Marchi's Fish Market
still from de Marchi's Fish Market

Photographer and professor Lonnie Graham will speak Thursday, July 12, at 7pm in Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall. Graham‘s work is sociological in nature, documenting the lives and culture of the people he interviews and photographs. Learn more about Graham by reading:

“Culture, Context Add to Appreciation of Photographs of a New Guinea Tribe” by Victoria Donohoe in The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 21, 1999: pg MC04. This is available full-text through UArts Libraries’ subscription to LexisNexis. You will need to log in with your UArts username and password if you are off-campus.

Context: Public Projects September 9 to 19, 1998 with project co-directors Anne Raman and Gerard Brown (Philadelphia: Foundation for Today’s Art/NEXUS, 1998). Available in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 725.9 F825.

Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers edited by Barbara Head Millstein (Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Museum of Art in association with Merrell, 2001). Available in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 770.8996073 C767m.

New Land Marks: Public Art, Community, and the Meaning of Place edited by Penny Balkin Bach (Washington, DC : Editions Ariel, c2001). Available in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 709.74811 N42.

photo by Lonnie Graham
photo by Lonnie Graham
photo by Lonnie Graham
photo by Lonnie Graham

 

 

Studio Art MFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Nelly Massera

Media artist Nelly Massera will speak Thursday, July 5, at 7pm in Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall. Massera lives and works in France. She has exhibited internationally, participating in numerous residencies and solo exhibitions. Below are details about two of her films. Check out her website for more.

video still from Made in China
video still from Made in China

The Shout (2009)

“The Shout is a split screen video, a sound and visual diptych. Territories appear and follow one another, empty on one side, each occupied by a person on the other. Doubled images, long panoramic pictures, echoing narration. They are waiting, looking at us. Interior/day, prison scene: suddenly, a shout starts, carrying all the others along, the one of the children in the ruined building, the one of the woman in the bunker… The territory, the person and the shout are mutually embodied, occupying the entire screen and sound space. This split screen video has been realized in Latvia on the territory of Karosta, during an artist residency. This territory, at the same time fascinating and oppressive made to emerge this project, these presences, these shouts. I asked to people to choose a place, as a territory to shout.”

Starry Night (2010)

“A totally dark space of projection.The gaze has to get used to the twilight. The shot is taken at night, a space of basic architecture, covered by a faint light, barely unveils. The all-present sound of a cyclic flowing water fills the space. The sky thunders, the rain falls and mixes with the fountain’s sound. A violent, pale, almost unreal light flashes the scene and reveals it furtively to the viewer; then comes the sound of the lightning that splits the scene. The frequency of the lightnings increases, the rain becomes stronger, the sound gets denser, the howling of the wolves joins in the scene.”

 

 

Studio Art MFA Food for Thought Lecture Series

The annual Studio Art MFA lecture series, Food for Thought, kicks off with four lectures. All lecture are free and open to the public.

Below is a selection of resources available online or from UArts Libraries on the artists lecturing this week.

Charles Long (Monday, June 25, 7pm in Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium)

Long is a University of the Arts alumni (BFA in Painting, 1981) and is an internationally exhibited artist with over 30 solo shows. He is represented by the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City.

Long’s work is included in Silver Star Alumni Award Exhibition from the University of the Arts, College of Art and Design (Philadelphia: The University of the Arts, 2009). Find it in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 709.22 Un384s.

Also watch the video Charles Long (Philadelphia: University of the Arts, 2006). Ask at the desk for Greenfield Library VHS call number GV822.

Check out Charles Long: More like a Dream than a Scheme curated by Vesela Sretenovic (Providence, R.I.: David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, 2005). Find it in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 709.24 L85d.

Charles Long, Poem of the River, 2005
Charles Long, Poem of the River, 2005

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Jeanne Quinn (Tuesday, June 26, 7pm in Terra Building, Connelly Auditorium)

Jeanne Quinn is a ceramics artist and has exhibited internationally, including Sweden and Taiwan. Read an interview with her from the American Crafts Council website.

Her work is also included in Crafting Content: Ceramic Symposium 2008 (Fayetteville, Ark.: Univ. of Arkansas, College of Arts & Sciences, 2008). Find it in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 738.0922 C842u.

Jeanne Quinn, A Thousand Tiny Deaths, 2009
Jeanne Quinn, A Thousand Tiny Deaths, 2009

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Pedro Reyes (Wednesday, June 27, 7pm in Terra Building, Connelly Auditorium)

Pedro Reyes is a Mexican sculptor and media and performance artist. His works aim to increase individual or collective agency in social, environmental or educational situations.

Read more about Reyes’ work in Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education edited by Eungie Joo and Joseph Keehn II (New York: Routledge, 2011). Find it in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 707.1073 R314n 2011.

Harper Montgomery reviews Reyes’ Sanatorium from 2009 at the Guggenheim from Art Nexus.

Pedro Reyes, The Museum of Hypothetical Lifetimes SANATORIUM, 2011
Pedro Reyes, The Museum of Hypothetical Lifetimes SANATORIUM, 2011

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Sadia Salim (Thursday, June 28, 7pm in Terra Building, Connelly Auditorium)

Sadia Salim studied design, majoring in ceramics, at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) in Karachi. She has exhibited internationally and won numerous awards.

Read about Installation in the Bluecoat Vide Art in Liverpool and about Transience from aSYNEDOCHEme.

Sadia Salim, Transience, 2009
Sadia Salim, Transience, 2009

SAMFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Shay Church

Ceramicist Shay Church will discuss his work Wednesday, August 3, at 1 pm in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium.

Church earned his MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in California in 2007. He is currently the head of Ceramics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Last year he collaborated with UArts graduate students, alumni, and the Philadelphia arts community to create the installation Gray Whales right here on Broad Street.

Discover more about his work in the Ceramics Monthly issue from May 2009 (v. 57, no. 5) in a special section on 2009 Emerging Artists. You can read the full text of this article in WilsonWeb (if you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in first).

Elephant, installed at Cue in NYC
Elephant, installed at Cue in NYC

Studio Art MFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Matthew Higgs

Photograph of a Book (John Currin)
Photograph of a Book (John Currin)

Curator and artist Matthew Higgs will discuss his work as director of White Columns as well as his artwork this Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at 6pm in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium. Mr. Higgs has been director and chief curator of White Columns, an alternative art space in New York City, since 2004. He has also internationally exhibited his own artwork and is represented by Murray Guy in New York City.

Read his introduction to Elizabeth Peyton (New York: Rizzoli, 2005) in Greenfield Library, call number 759.1 P468h. Also, search “Matthew Higgs” as a keyword phrase in the UArts Libraries’ catalog to find more books to which he has contributed.

“Matthew Higgs: The Director of White Columns in New York”  in Modern Painters v. 23, no. 1 (February 2011) is a brief interview with the curator. The full text of this article is available in WilsonWeb (you will have to login first, if you are off campus).

In “Matthew Higgs” in Art Papers v. 30, no. 5 (September/October 2006), Adam Thompson reviews Higgs’ exhibition What Goes Around Comes Around at Murray Guy. The full text of this article is also available in WilsonWeb.