Friday, February 12, 2010

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

Contemporary Turkish Art

Paintings, photography, and video art created by 11 leading Turkish artists who are women comprise A Dream . . . but not Yours: Contemporary Art from Turkey, opening today at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005). The show runs through May 16. Among the artists is Istanbul native Canan Senol, whose video Exemplary (2009) is featured.

Exhibits Here and There

Elsewhere around town and the United States are these notable exhibitions:

Kiki Smith: Sojurn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, through September 12.  An article about the show, from The Art Newspaper, is here.

George O'Keeffe: Abstraction, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., through May 9.

Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, February 19 - July 3.

Seductive Subversion Women Pop Artists: 1958-1968, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, through March 15.

Reena Kallat + Sara Rahbar: Never Run Away, STUX Gallery, New York City, through March 20. Reena Saini Kallat was born in New Delhi and lives and works in Mumbai. Her work is exhibited all over the world. Sara Rahbar, born in Tehran, lives and works in both Iran and New York. Her art, too, is exhibited internationally. Both artists speak eloquently through their art.

Fractured Atlas

Founded in 1998 as a performing arts producer, Fractured Atlas (248 West 35th St., New York, New York 10001; 212-277-8020) transformed itself after 9/11 and re-emerged as a nonprofit arts service organization. Its purpose is to help artists and arts organizations function effectively as businesses by offering funding, healthcare, liability insurance of all kinds, workers' compensation insurance, online education and professional development programs, advocacy, and other services (such as assistance with international artist visas) that facilitate and promote art-making and outreach. More than 1,000 arts groups across the United States benefit from Fractured Atlas sponsorship; the membership of artists and arts groups exceeds 5,000, and more than 400 continue to join each month.

Since 2003, Fractured Atlas has provided through its for-profit subsidiary, Gemini SBS, IT consulting and custom software development services for nonprofits and government agencies. Through its Open Arts Network, Fractured Atlas enables arts organizations to offer their own members access to the benefits and services Fractured Atlas provides.

Information about programs and services for artists is here. A series of FAQs is here.

Fractured Atlas is on FaceBook and Twitter. The Fractured Atlas blog is here. Arts-related news is here, where you'll find items not found elsewhere.

Rescheduled Tracey Clarke Exhibition

I wrote about artist Tracey Clarke's exhibition, Myth & Mystery, here. The show's opening was supposed to be February 6 but had to be rescheduled because of the heavy snowfall in the region. The new date is tomorrow, February 13, 6:00 p.m. Details are here.

Emerging Artists of the Decade

Online, the New York Times has created a slideshow of 12 "Emerging Artists of the Decade".

SAAM Artist Lois Mailou Jones

Eye Level blog recently featured the work of Lois Mailou Jones (1905 - 1998), who is represented in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The wife of Haitian graphic designer Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noel, she taught from 1930 to 1977 at Howard University, where she held the title Professor of Art. She painted her love for Haiti in such works as Eglise Saint Joseph. Jones's life and legacy were the subject of a Howard Magazine profile in 1999. Additional images are here.

He Said It!

". . . Oil painting is the greatest come-on ever devised. . . ." ~ Art Critic Jonathan Jones, on Kienholz: The Hoerengacht, at National Gallery, London. The focus of the exhibition of work by Nancy and Ed Kienholz, is Amsterdam's "red light" district. A poem I wrote about the exhibition after reading about it on the National's site is here.

Stand With Haiti


Anonymous said...

your friday blog takes me some time to digest.
but, while i'm working on it, i will RT on twitter so that others can get started.

Tracey Clarke said...

Thanks, Maureen...hope to see you in Manassas if you can make it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for so many useful links, especially Fractured Atlas. So many artists I know tend to be hermetic and isolated (I include myself in that) and not aware of organizations like FA. Great heads up Maureen.

S. Etole said...

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