Archive for March, 2008

Lecture by Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, Phoenix April 7th

Lecture
Visual Artists Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek to speak in Phoenix

Monday, April 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona

The free program is part of Phoenix Public Library’s FirstMondays Art Salon.

Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek have created artwork collaboratively since 2004. Their work features unique botanical images that are printed using a 19th century photographic process known as photogenic drawing. Panaro-Smith specializes in alternative photographic processes, mixed media, and artist’s books. Hajicek specializes in late 19th-century photographic printing processes and is has been a professor in the photography program at Arizona State University’s Department of Art for many years.

Panaro-Smith and Hajicek’s collaborative works are represented by Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona and Watermark Gallery in Houston, Texas.

For more information, visit www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org

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PDN 30: Alumni on “Lessons Learned” from PDN Newswire

From a recent edition of the PDN Newswire, the winners of previous “PDN 30″ Emerging Artist Awards talk about the “Lessons Learned” here.

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“Building Pictures” Opens at MoCP April 3

From the MoCP e-blast:

BUILDING PICTURES Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Columbia College Chicago)
April 4 – May 31, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday April 3, 5 – 7 pm

Work by:
Alexander Apóstol
Dionisio González
Terence Gower
Luisa Lambri
Chris Mottalini
Bas Princen
Thomas Ruff
Josef Schulz

“This exhibition explores connections between architecture and photography, from methods of spatial representation to the relationships between the real and virtual worlds in each discipline. It examines the responses of artists to the ideals of modern and postmodern design, and explore the connections between the immersive natures of both photography and architecture and the networks of spatial relationships on which they depend. Topics explored include architecture as idealized public space, the idea of progress, and the challenge of how to represent it photographically.

GALLERY TALK
Friday, April 4, 3:30pm at the MoCP

Exhibiting artists Alexander Apóstol and Chris Mottalini will discuss their work on view. In his series Residente Pulido, Apóstol digitally transforms images of buildings constructed in Venezuela during the 1950s as a commentary on the rise and fall of prosperity as seen in the rationalist modernist architecture of the country. Mottalini’s work documents homes designed by American late modernist architect Paul Rudolph just before they are destroyed. In their works, both artists hint at the perceived failures of the more utopian ideals of modern architecture.”

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MIND 08: Design + Science Panel and Symposia in NYC on APRIL 4 and 5

Regular readers will know of my interest in science and design… and a huge fan of SEED MAGAZINE (“Science is Culture”) and sure wish I could attend this fantastic event!

www.mind08.com next week. The events are free but registration is required.

Thursday evening the event is at MoMA, Friday’s symposium is at Tishman Auditorium at The New School. Information as follows, from the MoMA website:

Thursday, April 3, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Panel Discussions & Symposia

MIND Design + Science

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Presented by MoMA and Seed, in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design.

Collaboration between science and design is yielding a radical new way of visualizing, understanding, and manipulating the natural world. MIND is a two-day conference, inspired by MoMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition, which aims to catalyze this convergence. Bringing together an eclectic group of speakers and participants, including leading scientists, designers, and architects, the conference explores topics such as the personal genome, brain visualization, generative architecture, and collective design. MIND is an opportunity to interact with the ideas and thinkers transforming our visual and intellectual landscape. The keynote address on Thursday evening features Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, History of Science Department, Harvard University; and Henry Markram, Director Blue Brain Project, and Founder and Codirector, Brain Mind Institute.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind

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Tickets are free but are required for admission. Tickets for the Thursday evening keynote session are available online, or at MoMA at the lobby information desk or the Film desk. For more information on obtaining tickets for the Friday symposium, please visit www.mind08.com.

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Friday, April 4, 2008
9:30 a.m.

Panel Discussions & Symposia

MIND Design + Science

Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 West Twelfth Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

Presented by MoMA and Seed, in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design.

Collaboration between science and design is yielding a radical new way of visualizing, understanding, and manipulating the natural world. MIND is a two-day conference, inspired by MoMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition, which aims to catalyze this convergence. Bringing together an eclectic group of speakers and participants, including leading scientists, designers, and architects, the conference explores topics such as the personal genome, brain visualization, generative architecture, and collective design. MIND is an opportunity to interact with the ideas and thinkers transforming our visual and intellectual landscape. The keynote address on Thursday evening features Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, History of Science Department, Harvard University; and Henry Markram, Director Blue Brain Project, and Founder and Codirector, Brain Mind Institute.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind

Tickets are free but are required for admission. Tickets for the Thursday evening keynote session are available online, or at MoMA at the lobby information desk or the Film desk. For more information on obtaining tickets for the Friday symposium, please visit www.mind08.com.

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26th Anniversary HCP Juried Membership Exhibition: Entries Due April 4

ALISON NORDSTROM will be the Juror for the upcoming Members Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography (HCP).

From the HCP Website:

DEADLINES / CALENDAR

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, April 4 by midnight
Notification Letters Sent: Thursday, May 15
Accepted Work Due: Tuesday, July 1
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: August 1 – August 31

Click here to download the entry form.

DELIVERY

Hand deliver or mail submissions to:
Houston Center for Photography
Juried Membership Exhibition
1441 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77006

Or e-mail submissions to:
Ebony Porter, Program Coordinator
ebony@hcponline.org

Submission forms online at:
http://www.hcponline.org

JUROR
Alison Nordström
Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House

Alison Nordström is the Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York. Previously the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, she has curated over one hundred photographic exhibitions including “Nervous Landscapes”, “Barbara Norfleet” “Picturing Paradise”, “Voyages (per)Formed” and the biennial, “Fresh Work” She is the author of “The Photograph as Madeleine: History, Memory, Visuality and Food” in Setting the American Table and ” Making a Journey”, in Photographs Objects Histories, as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. She has a particular interest in contemporary art that mixes media and disciplines, and in projects that trace the histories of representation. Nordström holds a BA in English Literature, an MLS with museum emphasis, and a PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies.
ELIGIBILITY: Participants must be or become HCP members at the time of submission. The competition is open to all artists engaged in photographic and lens-based work. Any photographic process is acceptable as long as it is original, has been made within the last two years and has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.

RULES FOR ENTRY: Acceptance will be based on the body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. Works accepted with specified dimensions will be the work exhibited in the Membership Exhibition. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpegs, max 300 ppi, one side 7”) or 10 moving image files 5 minutes or less may be submitted. No glass mounted slides will be accepted. Digital image files are preferred. All work should be labeled with your full name. Number each entry according to the entry form. For online submissions, the maximum size for total entry should not exceed 4MB. You are welcome to send more than one email. Entrants must also submit an artist statement and resume in conjunction with the work submitted.

FEES: Entry fee is $30. There is a $5 additional charge per image for submissions that exceed 5 images. A maximum of 10 image files may be submitted.

Hand-delivered entries may be brought to HCP during regular hours: Wed-Fri 10-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Participants must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with submission for return of slides, CDs or DVDs. E-mailed submissions are also welcome; send to ebony@hcponline.org.

NOTIFICATION OF RETURN: Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2008. CDs and DVDs will be returned at this time with the exception of accepted submissions. HCP retains the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Works will be insured while on the premises of HCP. However, HCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. HCP retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes.

Exhibiting artists pay for round-trip shipping of their work. Please do not ship work with shipping ‘peanuts.’ Upon your acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be delivered ready-to-hang, including mats to standard size, and any pedestals or hardware needed for installation of the work. Work matted to standard sizes will be installed under glass. Artists exhibiting slide or video projection, installation or sculptural works beyond a two dimensional format must provide the hardware and equipment necessary to exhibit the work as it is intended to be shown. HCP does not provide slide or video projectors. Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS TO HCP INCLUDE:
Subscription to SPOT, HCP’s critical journal of photography.
Discounts on workshops and educational programs, invitations to exhibitions, receptions, lectures, tours and special events.
Discount on Aperture magazine.


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Articles in www.theartnewspaper.com: WILLIAM HUNT, and LARRY CLARK

In www.theartnewspaper.com, two articles of note:

Interview with William Hunt, part 1 of 2 (video online, 10:36 minutes; in the “TV” section, sample free, complete interview for subscribers only)

Article on Larry Clark: “The Eternal Adolescent: Photographer and Filmmaker Larry Clark Discusses his Latest Project” (non-subscribers can view)

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DiVA FAIR in NYC 2008: Digital and Video Art Fair, March 22 – 30

An upcoming art fair unlike any other: the Digital and Video Art Fair which lists its focus as

“moving image-new media-digital photography” and its location as “Containers in West Chelsea.”

Chick here to enter the website and learn more about this fair, and where to view the works.

During the core of the art fair week in NYC, DIVA will over several interesting discussions under the banner “Digital Art: An Investigation of Media and Maker

From ArtInfo.com:

Daily panel discussions exploring contemporary new media and working practices featuring international video artists, curators, writers, editors and gallerists.

Louise Blouin Media proudly presents its collaboration with DiVA 2008 – the Digital and Video Art Fair, New York. Now in its fourth year, DiVA provides convenient access to digital and video art by setting up shipping containers on the streets of West Chelsea.

March 26th–30th
10:30am–12:00pm
White Box Gallery
525 W. 26th St., New York, NY

March 26
10:30am–
12:00pm
Online/Offline Social Networking Sites

How successful are social networking sites? How much of a community can we be?
Moderator: Don Porcella (NYC-based artist and part-time writer for ArtComments.com)
Panelists: Chris Frederick (Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based artist and designer); Laurence Lafforgue (Digital Media Strategist consulting on new media art businesses); Ann Lydecker (Director of Programming at Artists Talk on Art, works in Advertising Sales at Louise Blouin Media/ARTINFO.com and manages her own art business, Lydecker Fine Art); Manish Vora (co-founder and director of Artlog.com)

March 27
10:30am–
12:00pm
Final Cut: Time, Space and Visual Narratives with Digital Technology

Moderator: Peter Duhon (Director, ArtComments.com)
Panelists: Robert Ayers (artist and Senior Editor, ARTINFO.com); Lisa Dahl (NYC-based video artist, represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art); Andres Laracuente (NYC-based video artist)

March 28
10:30am–
12:00pm
Final Cut: Uses of Video in Contemporary Art

Moderator: Peter Duhon (Director, ArtComments.com)
Panelists: Janet Biggs (video artist, represented by Claire Oliver Gallery); Andrea Merkx (NYC-based video artist who has done work with the Swiss Institute, among others); Jonathan T.D. Neil (art journalist and critic for Art Review)

March 29
10:30am–
12:00pm
Working Practice (Part I)

Hosted by Modern Painters
Moderator: Quinn Latimer (Assistant Editor)
Three DiVA artists will be selected by the editorial team of Modern Painters to dissect their working practice and their work.

March 30
10:30am–
12:00pm
Working Practice (Part II)

Hosted by Modern Painters
Moderator: Lyra Kilston (Assistant Editor)
Three DiVA artists will be selected by the editorial team of Modern Painters to dissect their working practice and their work.

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