Friday, July 15, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Six college art institutions — Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum, and Skidmore College's Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery — announced in mid-June the establishment of New Media Arts Consortium, which will "acquire and share ownership of digital, interactive, and new media works." The first acquisition is a William Kentridge stop-motion animation, Tango for Page Turning (2012-2013), that explores such themes as time, relativity, black holes, and string theory. Read "MHC Joins Six-College Art Consortium" to learn more about the consortium. The single-channel video is part of an exhibition "William Kentridge: Tango for Page Turning" on view through August 21 at Colby College Museum of Art. 

✦ New York City's Museum of Modern Art plans a huge retrospective to celebrate the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. To debut in June 2017, the exhibition, "Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive" will be organized in a dozen sections and place on view more than 450 objects, from scrapbooks and drawings, to furniture and models. An exhibition catalogue will be available. (More information can be found in the press release.)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives are overseen by MoMA and Columbia University.

✦ Potter Jon Almeda makes delightful and beautiful ceramics just an inch in scale that can be found in shops at a number of museums. View a video of the potter at work.

Jon Almeda on FaceBook and Instagram

International Guild of Miniature Artisans

✦ Learn about encaustic monotypes at The Woven Tale Press.

✦ The art quilts of Barbara Schneider are featured in Artist Watch at Escape Into Life.

✦ Wondering how to strengthen your artist's biography? Renee Phillips offers some guidance in Professional Artist magazine.

✦ Join Twitter and participate in the New York Foundation for the Arts' #ArtistHotline, which moderates online conversations about professional artistic practice. Sign up. Read the #ArtistHotline Resource Guide, an eight-page listing of annotated resources.

✦ Below is a video about Anselm Kiefer's woodcuts. (The video is in German with English subtitles):

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ A mid-career survey of found-object assemblages by Nari Ward is on view at the Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania. Continuing through August 22, "Nari Ward: Sun Splashed" addresses such subjects as black history and culture, power and politics, social justice, place, and Caribbean diaspora identity. More than 30 works, dating from the 1990s to today, are included in the show, which originated at Perez Art Museum Miami. Featured works include sculptures, videos, works on paper, and installations.

Ward talks about the retrospective during its exhibition at Perez Art Museum Miami:

Ward, born in Jamaica, lives and works in New York City, where he gathers materials from urban neighborhoods to create his tactile installations and assemblages. 

A catalogue, including an interview with Ward, accompanies the exhibition.

Catalogue Cover Art

Barnes Foundation on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The Philadelphia Museum of Art has mounted "Three Photographers/Six Cities", on view through September 25. The contemporary photographers are Akinbode Akinbiyi of Nigeria (see his All Roads series), Seydou Camara of Mali (Islamic manuscripts of Tombouctou), and Ivorian Ananias Leki Dago (Bamako Crosses, Mabati, and Shebeen Blues series), and the cities they've photographed are Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Bamako, and Tombouctou. (Read the press release for the exhibition, which also provides information about a number of related shows at the museum. See the page for "Creative Africa".) 

Philadelphia Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, recently opened "With Open Eyes: The Wake Forest University Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art". On view through October 2, the two-gallery exhibition features approximately five dozen works by major contemporary artists including Ida Applebroog, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Glenn Ligon, Louise Nevelson, and Do Ho Suh. The collection was built over 50 years by undergraduates who, under the direction of an art department faculty member, researched contemporary American artists and purchased works. The pioneering student-conceived initiative became a model of institutional art collecting. More than 100 artists are represented in the collection, which numbers more than 160 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. The collective is housed at Benson University Center at Wake Forest.

SECCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, is presenting through September 18 "Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes", 16 black-and-white and color photographs of rural life. The show is one of three exhibitions about Uzzle's work; the others are "All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle", at Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through September 11; and "Burk Uzzle: American Chronicle", at the North Carolina Museum of Art through September 25. An exhibition catalogue accompanies the Ackland Art Museum exhibition.

Nasher Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The exhibition "Electric Paris" at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, features approximately 50 paintings, prints, drawings, and photograph by artists including Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Pierre Bonnard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alfred Maurer, John Singer Sargeant, James Tissot, Child Hassam, and Edouard Vuillard. The works are arranged thematically ("Nocturnes", "Lamplit Interiors", "Street Light", and "In and Out of the Spotlight") to show how the featured artists responded to and included in their artworks both light produced electrically and light created by oil and gas lamps. The exhibition remains on view through September 4. View images (pdf).

Here's a preview:

A 62-page full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which originally appeared at The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Bruce Museum show is an expanded version.

Bruce Museum on FaceBookTwitter, and Vimeo

Notable Exhibition Abroad

A series of photographs by Andres Serrano, Torture, depicting aspects of torture, such as that visited upon political prisoners in Abu Ghraib, have gone on view at Collection Lambert in Avignon, France. The exhibition continues through September 25. These are painful, disturbing, and provocative images.

Five images from Serrano's series also can be seen in "Andres Serrano: Uncensored Photographs" at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in Brussels, through August 21.

Read "Andres Serrano's Scenes of Cruel and Unusual Punishment" by Gareth Harris in The Art Newspaper.

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