Archive for December, 2009

TODAY- “Bridge the Gap? 6” International Conference in NYC

The Bridge the Gap? 6 conference will be taking place Today DECEMBER 11, 11AM – 8PM in New York City t

This is a fascinating program organized by Center for Contemporary Art – CCA Kitakyushu

The conference will take place at  Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012 USA

For more info click here.

From the announcement:
BRIDGE THE GAP? is an international series of conferences that aims to create an ongoing forum between artists, scientists, designers and thinkers of the humanities in which ideas are exchanged and reciprocal stimulation and influence can occur. The first BTG?, held in 2001 in Kitakyushu (Japan) brought together 30 specialists from the arts, sciences and humanities (; the second in took place in Milan, the third in Chiang Mai, the fourth in Kitakyushu/Shanghai and the fifth in Venice. Each event involved a profound change in scale and context of the BTG? format.

By making the coffee break a central forum and by enhancing the exchange between participants, BTG? poses the question concerning the necessity of actual and virtual salons now. BTG? proposes a non-linear, non-hierarchical approach to knowledge production – to go beyond the boundaries of disciplines and to overcome the fears of pooling knowledge. Classical conferences emphasized order and stability. In contrast, we now see fluctuations instability: the unpredictable. In non-equilibrium physics, you find various notions of unstable systems and the dynamics of unstable environments. Instead of certitudes, BTG? expresses connective possibilities. The field of reflection and discussion coming from the different perspective will begin to broaden, deepen and create the ground to work in collaboration.

Ruben Coen Cagli / Neuroscience
Trisha Donnelly / Visual Art
Didier Fiuza Faustino / Architecture
Joan Jonas / Visual Art
Lisa Kaltenegger/ Astrophysics
Kazuo Okanoya / Cognitive Science
Damon Rich / Urban Design
Anri Sala / Visual Art
Kevin Slavin / Information Science

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December 12th- Project 5 Salon

This Saturday, December 12th – 4 – 6pm will be Project 5’s Second Artist’s Salon: Focus on Family

This Salon will include a panel including:
Elinor Carucci
Lisa Kereszi
Margaret de Lange
Jesse Burke
The Panel will take place at the Foley Gallery.

Foley Gallery
547 W 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001

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The Summer Show Project Photographers Announced

This years photographers for the The Summer Show Project have been announced.

The Photographers are:

Billie Mandle, Steve Smith, Renhui Zhao, Tribble & Mancenido, Jens Windolf, William Rugen, Bahar Yuru Koglu, Phil Jung, John Saponara, Joshua Martinez, Maria Ines Manchengo, Sa Schloff and Bill Finger.

Congratulations to all of the photographers, and we look forward to seeing what you create!

About the Summer Show Project from the website:

The Summer Show Project offers the unique chance for artists to work directly with the gallery, creating new work to be curated in a group exhibition.

This new initiative will provide an opportunity for emerging photographers to have their work seen, recognized and reviewed by fellow artists, gallery directors, book editors, as well as curators from museum and corporate collections.

Upon acceptance, you will work on your own and with the guidance of gallery owner Michael Foley to create new work dedicated to a theme that will be suggested by the curatorial panel.  A total of 12 photographers will be selected by the panel to participate.

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Call for Entries “FOUR by FIVE” Juried by Steve Simmons opens December 15

New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery has a call for entries for the show  FOUR by FIVE with juror Steve Simmons fro View Camera Magazine

Entry open from December 15- February 1st
Exhibit opens April 3, 2010

NOPA Gallery seeks contemporary imagery from photographers using large format view cameras. For this exhibit, juror will choose four images each from five photographers; images will also be published in a future edition of View Camera Magazine.

For more details click here.

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December 10th- Joel Meyerowitz Speaks at the Museum of the City of New York

On Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm DART Partners with the Arts at Museum of the City of New York to present Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks with photographer Joel Meyerowitz and author Phillip Lopate

From the announcement:
Join photographer Joel Meyerowitz and author Phillip Lopate, collaborators on Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks ( Aperture, 2009), for a discussion of the hidden pockets of wilderness that still exist within the city.

Legacy is part of a larger project that was initiated in 2006, when Meyerowitz was asked by Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to document, interpret, and celebrate one of the city’s greatest legacies: nearly nine thousand acres of parks in the five boroughs that still exist close to their original pristine state, as well as areas within parks that have been left to revert to wilderness. When completed, the project will constitute the first extended visual record of New York’s parks since the 1930s. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks, currently on view at Museum of the City of New York.

For more details  about the lecture, click here.

For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Also on December 9th, 7-8 pm there will be book signing with Joel Meyerowitz at the Strand Bookstore. Event Details here.

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December 11th-Kenro Izu and Saïd Nuseibeh in San Francisco

Friday, December 11th, 2009   at  7:30 pm Photographers Kenro Izu and Saïd Nuseibeh will be giving a lecture for the PhotoAlliance in San Francisco.

Location:  San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)

Ticket Information:
$10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

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December 10th- Amy Eckert Lecture at the Mpls Photo Center- “Writing an Artist Statement in 250 Words or Less”

On Thursday December 10, at 7PM Photographer Amy Eckert will be giving a lecture at the Mpls Photo Center “Writing an Artist Statement in 250 Words or Less”

From the announcement:

In Amy’s own words: “The ability to write clearly about one’s work is an essential skill for every artist, and an important ingredient for artistic and professional growth. This informative and participatory lecture will inspire you to find or improve your ability to communicate what your work is about. We will look at the work of other artists and examine how they write about their own work, as well as review the essentials to every good artist statement.”

Amy Eckert is a freelance photographer from New York who is now based in Minneapolis. Her work has been included in several Photo District News Photo Annuals, and in group shows at the powerHouse Arena and the DUMBO Arts Festival (Brooklyn), as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, (Houston). Her work has been featured at Slideluck Potshow, (Portland, OR) and The Silver Eye Center for Photography, (Pittsburgh), in The New York Times Magazine, and Visionaire. Amy is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, in New York, while also shooting assignments for commercial clients throughout the country. Her project, “Manufacturing Home” will be opening in April, 2010 at the Minneapolis Photo Center. For more information visit:,

I hope you all can attend. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming deadlines (such as those of CENTER )

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