Tag: artist talk
“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists. Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.
“En Foco’s Touring Gallery Community Exhibitions presents photographs from Pete Pin’s Cambodian Diaspora series.
Born in a Cambodian refugee camp where both parents worked in labor camps, Pin immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. Drawing from the experiences of his family as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979), Pin photographs Cambodian communities throughout the United States. He documents the struggle and pain of the survivors and the direct descendants of the genocide that took millions of lives. The series is a testament to those who died, and an examination of where future generations are now. In an attempt to understand his heritage, Pin pays tribute to the lives of the survivors.
Pin states, “I have struggled for most of my life to understand the legacy of my people. They are among the most heavily traumatized people in modern memory, the human aftermath of a cultural, political, and economic revolution that killed an estimated two million, nearly a third of the entire population, within a span of four years. That tragedy casts a long shadow on the lives of Cambodians that bleeds generationally, manifesting itself across generations.”
Te exhibition will be up until July 19, 2013.
Montefiore Family Health Center
360 E. 193 Street
Bronx, New York 10458 [map]
Friday, 8m-4pm; Saturday, 8am-12-pm
“Sharon Harper’s work jettisons this idea of the photograph as a seamless window to reality and replaces it with a magic mirror, a transformative surface that is capable of making the invisible visible and the intangible tactile. Her photographs, which often involve the sky as a test bed of human perception, have less to do with what we see than what we don’t see or, perhaps more accurately, what we want to see or try to see, but can’t.”
—Stephen Pinson, Curator of Photography at the New York Public Library
Christina Seely is a photographer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay area. She currently teaches at California College of the Arts in the photography, interdisciplinary and graduate programs.
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
San Francisco, California [map]
The Print Center
Conversation with Henry Horenstein & Shannon Thomas Perich
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Henry Horenstein and Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History, will discuss Horenstein’s three earliest series: Close Relations, Honky Tonk and Speedway, placing the work in both cultural and photo-historical contexts.”
“Whether working as a photographer, videographer, or writer, artist Martha Rosler has created startling and incisive commentaries on American culture for more than forty years. The roles of women, wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan, and the values of a consumer-driven society have provided rich grounds for exploration. Her performance in the 1975 video Semiotics of the Kitchen, in which she demonstrates the ABCs of domestic implements, is both hilariously deadpan and filled with rage. A pioneer in the use of found images, Rosler began her Bringing Home the War in the late 1960s after being struck by the juxtaposition of graphic photographs of war with ads for a new couch in a glossy magazine. She revived it during the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It wasn’t about contrasting two realities, but two world views: our ideal self and this other thing which was the unacceptable realities of another place,” she says.”
This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display until April 14th at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.
“Los Jardines de México presents three related bodies of work, La Fosa Común, Akna and El Jardín de Juegos by Janelle Lynch. Images of overlooked or obscure urban and rural landscapes, they explore aspects of the life cycle—loss, death, regeneration—while simultaneously celebrating life and its intricate beauty.”
The exhibition will be on view until April 14, 2013.
“Curator Katherine Ware and photographer Frank Rodick will discuss his current exhibition Selections from the exhibition Labyrinth of Desire.
The MAC is proud to exhibit selections from Labyrinth of Desire, an exhibition of photographs at the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston in 2010 by Canadian artist Frank Rodick, curated by Katherine Ware. Labyrinth of Desire consists of a series of photographs created from 1991 to the present. Known for creating powerful, evocative, and sometimes controversial pictures, Rodick alters images into sequenced compositions that explore the complex realm of the human psyche. The juxtaposition of images mimics the imprecise and non-linear workings of our private thoughts, memories and desires. The photographs selected from the Labyrinth of Desire for exhibition at The MAC examine five bodies of work: Liquid City (1991-1999), sub rosa (1995-1997), Arena (2002-2005), Faithless Grottoes (2006-2008), and Revisitations (2009-current). Rodick says of his work, “what I’m looking for are images that feel more intimately real than our cursory experience of everyday life, images that give a voice to the worlds that live inside us and which somehow demand witness.”
The exhibition will be on view until May 1, 2013.
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas [map]
“Join Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for a slideshow and discussion of their work. Between the two of them, these creative partners have published some dozen books and exhibited work internationally.
This joint public slide talk will feature a selection of photographs from their monographs, including Alex’s most recent book, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs, and Rebecca’s new book, My Dakota, which interweaves her spare text and lyrical photographs from her home state of South Dakota. In addition, Alex and Rebecca will also discuss the process of making collaborative books and exhibitions, including Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (a Radius book and exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), and their upcoming Radius book, Memory City.
There will be a question and answer session following the presentation led by David Chickey, noted designer and creative director of Radius Books, who’s worked with the Webbs on four books.”
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tipton Hall
1600 Saint Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico [map]
Photographic Resource Center
France Scully Osterman: The Light at Lacock
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 members & students | Free for BU community & PRC member institutions
“France Scully Osterman will discuss her first collaboration with her husband, Mark Osterman, The Light at Lacock: Sun Sketches at the Twilight of Photography, currently on display at the PRC in The Doors of Perception. The couple created a collection of paper negatives using William Henry Fox Talbot’s original process of photogenic drawing and his earliest camera designs. They trod the same ground as the inventor in the village of Lacock, England, and revisited the miracle of the first chemical sketches made by nature alone. Along the way the couple made some discoveries of their own. Limitations of the early process and an inclement climate eventually guided the Ostermans to concentrate on photographing the effect of light that surrounds a subject rather than that which illuminates it. The results are painterly but also fugitive. As in Talbot’s time, the same light that created these images also destroys them. And so, it is only by the ironic marriage with the digital pigment print that now displaces photography that these colorful sun sketches can be exhibited for the first time.”
BU Photonics Center, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street,
Boston, Massachusetts [map]
“Employing the visual language of advertising and popular culture, Hank Willis Thomas creates images that are at once immediately accessible and symbolically loaded. Examining the commodification of African American athletes, he presents the familiar Nike symbol as a form of ritual scarification or presents a basketball as a ball and chain. ‘My work brings history forward through framing our experience of race, class, and gender as conditioned by popular culture then and now,’ Thomas says. ‘Ultimately, my goal is to subvert the common perception of ‘black history’ as somehow separate from American history and to reinstate it as indivisible from the totality of past social, political, and economic occurrences that make up contemporary American culture.’”
This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display until March 10th at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.