ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Group Show - (e)merge art fair - October 4th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012 <p><strong>The 2012 (e)merge fair will feature art presented by an international roster of over 80 exhibitors, showing 152 artists from 24 countries. Exhibitors will exhibit new works in performance, installation, painting, sculpture, video, and other media on 3 levels of the hotel with an open, organic arrangement, throughout the hotel's public spaces.</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Preview</strong><br /> &gt; Thursday, October 4: 7pm - 9pm <br /> + Concert by the Pool, 9 - 11pm by: <br /> Thievery Corporation with Eric Hilton<br /> <i>ticketed event</i><br /> $45 advance ($60 at the door)<br /> <br /> <strong>FAIR HOURS</strong><br /> &gt; Friday, October 5: 12pm – 7pm<br /> &gt; Saturday, October 6: 12pm – 7pm<br /> &gt; Sunday, October 7: 12pm – 5pm<br /> <br /> <strong>ADMISSION</strong><br /> $15 ($10 Seniors and Students/ valid ID)</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>Galleries</b></span></p> <p>Amstel Gallery</p> <p>ASYMMETRIK</p> <p>Aureus Contemporary</p> <p>Bäckerstrasse 4 </p> <p>bitforms gallery</p> <p>CONNERSMITH.</p> <p>Contemporary Wing</p> <p>Corcoran College of Art + Design</p> <p>DCCAH</p> <p>Ethan Cohen Fine Arts</p> <p>Flashpoint Gallery</p> <p>Flyingrooster Contemporary Projects (FRCP)</p> <p>G Fine Art</p> <p>Goya Contemporary</p> <p>Hamiltonian Artists</p> <p>Hessman Fine Arts</p> <p>HilgerBROTKunsthalle</p> <p>Honfleur Gallery</p> <p>MICA</p> <p>Mindy Solomon Gallery</p> <p>Mixed Greens</p> <p>Nomad Gallery</p> <p>PATRAJDAS Contemporary</p> <p>Project 4</p> <p>Servando Art Gallery</p> <p>Trailer Park Proyects</p> <p>Transformer</p> <p>Washington Project for the Arts</p> <p></p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:13:08 +0000 - (e)merge art fair - October 4th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012 <p><span style="font-size: large;" size="4">2012 PANEL DISCUSSIONS:</span><br /> <br /> Performance Art: IMPACT <br /> FRIDAY, October 5th: 2pm<br /> @ Capitol Skyline Hotel - Room 1 <br /> <i>Moderator</i>: Lisa Gold, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts. <br /> <i>Panelists</i>: Claire Breukel (Contemporary Art curator and Writer), Adam Budak (curator of Contemporary Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), Sarah Newman (curator of contemporary art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art), Jefferson Pinder (performance artist).<br /> <br /> Art Funding: NOW <br /> SATURDAY, October 6th: 2pm<br /> @ Capitol Skyline Hotel - Room 1<br /> <i>Moderator</i>: Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. <i>Panelists</i> Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Jamie Bennett, Chief of Staff, National Endowment for the Arts.<br /> (list in formation)<br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: large;" size="4">2012 SPECIAL PROJECTS:</span><br /> <br /> ESL MUSIC: <br /> FRIDAY, October 5th + SATURDAY, October 6th:7pm-11pm. <br /> @ Capitol Skyline Hotel - Pool Deck<br /> Presenting the emerging music stage. <br /> Detailed information forthcoming.<br /> <br /> BLINK MEDIA ART:<br /> OCTOBER 4 -7th: 12pm-11pm<br /> @ Capitol Skyline Hotel - Video lounge Room 4 <br /> Presenting 5 video artists in rotation:<br /> &gt; <b>Ali Cherri</b> (1976, Lebanon) -<i> Pipe Dreams</i> 2011, 6:06<br /> &gt; <b>Johanna Reich</b> (1977, Germany) - <i>On Fire</i>, 2012, 3:20<br /> &gt; <b>Ana Esteve Reig</b> (1977, Madrid) - <i>Encierro</i>, 2010, 5:47<br /> &gt; <b>Adnan Softic </b>(1975 Bosnia Herzegowina /Germany) - <i>Ground Control</i>, 2009, 6:00<br /> &gt; <b> Elizabeth Wurst</b> (1985 Peru / Germany) - <i>You and me Every day</i>, 2011, Videoperformance, HDV, 7:45<br /> _____________________________________<br /> Blink Video is a professional website for the research of video art, performance and multimedia installations. The web platform connects galleries worldwide and makes it possible to present new media artists online. <br /> <br /> <br /> INDUSTRY GALLERY:<br /> OCTOBER 4 -7th: 12pm-11pm<br /> @ Capitol Skyline Hotel - Video Lounge/Room 4 / Pool deck.<br /> Presenting Danish designer Mathias Bengtsson's Spun Benches. <br /> _____________________________________<br /> Fabricated out of carbon fiber, these flexible, lightweight seating units are the intersection of design and technology. Bengtsson was named one of Architectural Digest's 2012 Design Innovators. Industry Gallery, Washington, DC, is the only gallery in the US devoted exclusively to 21st Century design.</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:20:24 +0000 - (e)merge art fair - October 4th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012 <p>THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4<br /> &gt; <b>Chajana denHarder</b> - <i>Singularity</i><br /> The artist explores the desire to connect/return to a singular point where there is no separation. <br /> time: 2 hours<br /> Pool, 7pm<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5<br /> &gt; <b>Andrew Wodzianski</b> - <i>Self Portrait as Ishmael</i><br /> 36 hour endurance performance replicating the survival of Herman Melville's protagonist in Moby Dick. Floating on a casket-turned-life buoy, the artist/Ishmael is left to silently contemplate the folly of man until his rescue.<br /> time: 36 hours<br /> Pool, 5am<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Ian McDermott</b> - <i>A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory</i><br /> The musical/sound performance will take place at four sculptures located on the ground level of the fair.<br /> time: 30 minutes<br /> Performance Area/Room 1, 12pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Holly Bass</b> - <i>Come Clean</i><br /> A ritualized performance in which strangers are invited to wash the artist’s hair and engage in structured dialogue. By allowing others to wash her hair, the artist evokes the relationship between mother and child, as well as ideas of culture, <br /> identity, privacy, pleasure, renewal and surrender. <br /> time: 45 minutes<br /> Room 1, 3:30 pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>David B. Smith</b> - <i>Collaborative Karaoke</i><br /> Doom Trumpet, a blindfolded one-man band with multiple personalities, will invite audience members to sing - karaoke-style - to his new album with him. <br /> time: 45 minutes<br /> Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6<br /> &gt; <b>Holly Bass</b> - <i>Come Clean</i><br /> A ritualized performance in which strangers are invited to wash the artist’s hair and engage in structured dialogue. By allowing others to wash her hair, the artist evokes the relationship between mother and child, as well as ideas of culture, <br /> identity, privacy, pleasure, renewal and surrender. <br /> time: 45 minutes<br /> Room 1, 1 pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Ian McDermott</b> - <i>A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory</i><br /> The musical/sound performance will take place at four sculptures located on the ground level of the fair.<br /> time: 30 minutes<br /> Performance Area/Room 1, 4pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Andrew Wodzianski</b> - <i>Self Portrait as Ishmael</i><br /> Endurance performance replicating the survival of Herman Melville's protagonist in Moby Dick.<br /> time: culmination of 36 hour performance<br /> Pool, 5pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Chajana denHarder</b> - <i>Singularity</i><br /> The artist explores the desire to connect/return to a singular point where there is no separation. <br /> time: 2 hours<br /> Pool, 5pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Sheldon Scott</b> - <i>Down in the Valley</i><br /> Related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – this spoken word performance confronts the idea of Civil Rights as a continuum, not a destination, championed by a new minority in each subsequent incarnation. <br /> time: 1 hour<br /> Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30 pm<br /> <br /> SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 <br /> &gt; <b>J.J. McCracken</b> - <i>The Huntress</i><br /> The artist constructs a portrait of a woman punished for voicing political opinion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood less than two centuries ago. Through details <br /> mined from DC history, a character sketch emerges through performative gesture. <br /> time: 1hour<br /> Performance Area/Room 1, 1 pm<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Chuckwuma Agubokwu</b> - <i> The Portrait of the Artist as a Greek Myth</i><br /> A relational, mixed-media performance consisting of an artist talk and Q &amp; A focusing on the artistexhibition at the fair last year. The work explores concepts of failure and rebirth.<br /> Performance Area/Room 1, 3pm<br /> <br /> DAILY, throughout the FAIR: <br /> &gt; <b>Mandy Cano Villalobos</b> - <i>Voces</i><br /> This is a performative installation commemorating the femicide victims of Juarez, Mexico. In this ongoing project, the artist embroiders the names of individual women into old shirts as a ritual of homage and mourning. While murders continue in Ciudad Juarez, Cano continues to sew.<br /> Pool deck, 12pm, various times<br /> <br /> &gt; <b>Katie Kehoe</b> - <i>Mary Ellen Likes Free Magazines</i><br /> Mary Ellen is a transient character, originally from Canada and has taken to flipping through free magazines to get a sense of the places she travels to. At the (e)merge Art Fair, she flips through free magazines collected in DC, reacting to the content while performing for a live and online audience.<br /> Pool deck, 12pm, various times</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:22:03 +0000 Ken and Julia Yonetani - 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art - August 3rd, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012 <p><em>What the Birds Knew</em> features new large  scale works by internationally renowned Australian artists Ken + Julia Yonetani. <strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><em>What the Birds Knew i</em>ncludes new sculptural works made from radioactive uranium glass. A 6-metre long green ant will threateningly loom over visitors to the gallery, and a large scale chandelier will be visible 24 hours a day. The use of UV lights will make the uranium glow green, giving the works an ominous energy.</p> <p>These new visually stunning and highly provocative works arise out of the artists’ concerns over the recent nuclear tragedy in Fukushima. The title of the exhibition refers to the alternative title for Akira Kurosawa’s 1955 post-war film<em> I Live in Fear</em>, in which the central character declares that the birds would flee if they knew of the impending environmental threats.</p> <p><em>What the Birds Knew</em> reflects shared cultural expressions of environmental anxieties within Indigenous Australian and Japanese culture, and whether these function as either warnings or premonitions.</p> <p>Ken and Julia Yonetani have exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. Ken Yonetani represented Australia at the <em>53rd Venice Biennale</em> in 2009, and <em>Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art</em> (SA) in 2008. Together they have exhibited at GV Art (London), Kone Foundation (Finland), NKV (Germany), Artereal Gallery (NSW), Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW), Campbelltown Arts Centre (NSW), La Trobe University Museum of Art (VIC), Object Gallery (NSW), Gold Coast City Gallery (QLD), Jan Manton Art (QLD), and Rio Vista, Mildura (VIC).</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:36:21 +0000 George Lloyd - ACME Fine Art - September 15th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012 <p>ACME Fine Art's fourth solo exhibition of artwork by George Lloyd will be a visual exploration of Lloyd's dynamically deconstructed interior scenes. The paintings and drawings comprising the exhibition date from between 1972 and 2012.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 02:57:03 +0000 Jay Milder, George McNeil, Lester Johnson, Giorgio Cavallon - ACME Fine Art - September 15th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012 <p><em>DIRECTOR'S CHOICE 2012</em> was organized and curated by Gallery Director David Cowan who selected works from the estate of first generation abstract expressionist Giorgio Cavallon, from the estates of groundbreaking figurative expressionists Lester Johnson and George McNeil, and from the "white series" group of paintings that were created by former Rhino Horn artist Jay Milder during the 1970s. All of the artwork is fresh and new to the gallery. Most of the pieces have not been exhibited since their gallery debuts during the second half of the twentieth century.</p> <p>Thematically speaking, this exhibition presents powerful paintings by powerful painters. Without exception, the paintings that comprise this Director's Choice show are bold - in most cases monumental - blockbusters that convey the artists' passion for the medium and for their message. They are abstract, compelling, and evocative, and they veritably demand response from the viewer.</p> <p> </p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 01:45:27 +0000 Ian Burns - ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) - July 24th, 2012 - January 20th, 2013 <p>New York based Australian artist Ian Burns brings his inventive sensibility to bear in his latest 'meta-cinematic' exhibition, <em>In the Telling</em>. <br /> <br /> Presenting a network of close-circuit kinetic sculptures that work together to create live video footage inside the gallery, the exhibition invites audiences to suspend their disbelief and behold a moment of cinematic cliché and excess.</p> <p><strong>Please note: ACMI will be closed on Christmas Day</strong></p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:25:00 +0000 Rania Emmanouel - AENAON - September 29th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:49:27 +0000 Rania Emmanouel, SOFIA ARGYROPOULOU - AENAON - September 29th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:39:50 +0000 - Akron Art Museum - July 21st, 2012 - February 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Throughout 2012, visitors will be treated to some of the very best of these attributes the Akron Art Museum has to offer, both in terms of its holdings and its ability to recognize such works long before other museums have considered them.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>It’s the museum’s 90th anniversary year, and curators and staffers are looking to its past and its legacy to demonstrate just how rich are its history and holdings, and how adroit they are at putting together new shows.</strong><br /> -Dorothy Shinn, Akron Beacon Journal</p> <p> As part of the ongoing celebration of the museum’s 90th anniversary the Corbin Gallery features an exhibition of works commissioned over several decades. The museum has a long history of commissioning artworks by local artists including paintings, photographs, print design, jewelry and pottery to commemorate milestones, anniversaries and special events.</p> <p>A highlight of this exhibition is an abstract painting by Al Bright, the result of a performance commissioned by the museum that kicked off the 90th anniversary on February 5, 2012. The exhibition also includes a print by University of Akron professor and artist Hui-Chu Ying, commissioned to honor the past presidents of the Board of Trustees.</p> <p>Photographs by Robert Glenn Ketchum, Andrew McAllister and Penny Rakoff are also among the works on view in this intimate exhibition. Several works created for the Masked Balls over the years will be featured, including copper masks by Don Drumm.</p> <p>The Anniversary Show offers an opportunity for viewers to reflect on the many special moments that make up the museum’s timeline through works created exclusively for the Akron Art Museum.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:41:40 +0000 Sarah Abu Abdallah, Sarah Mohanna Al-Abdali, Manal Al Dowayan - Alāan Artspace - October 3rd, 2012 - December 10th, 2012 <p>Our inaugural exhibition SoftPower features new commissions by emerging mixed-media artists Sarah Abu Abdallah and Sarah Mohanna Al-Abdali and a special loan by one of Saudi’s leading artists Manal Al Dowayan. While varied in style and methodology, their works employ a nuanced and at times humorous approach towards exploring the position of women within contemporary society, forgoing militant tactics for those of solidarity, ambiguity and irony.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 05:04:52 +0000 - Alaska State Museum - May 4th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012 <p>Kiska Island is a battlefield landscape of world significance and yet is a little known story of the World War II Pacific Theatre. This unique Aleutian WWII exhibit includes both historic and modern day images of the Kiska battlefield landscape. Uninhabited before and after the war, the island still bears all the scars of battle, providing a raw and jarring image. Kiska Harbor and nearby areas abound with Japanese occupation sites and defensive structures, many replete with heavy armament that was abandoned in place. U.S. bomb craters dot the tundra, and Japanese gun barrels still point skyward, evocative reminders of the ferocity of the air war.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 02:14:16 +0000 Dan DeRoux - Alaska State Museum - May 11th, 2012 - October 15th, 2012 <p>Dan DeRoux was born in Juneau in 1951 and has been painting in Alaska most of his life. His paintings hang in a variety of major museums both in Alaska and across the United States. His paintings are filled with imagination that continues to delight the viewer and examine with subtle detail much of Alaska, the world and our human conditions.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 02:17:00 +0000 - Alaska State Museum - October 5th, 2012 - October 27th, 2012 <p>Temporary exhibition celebrating the Filipino-American community's significant contributions and accomplishments. This exhibition includes art and clothing from the Philippines, two dance costumes, and historical photographs highlighting 225 years of cultural exchange between Filipinos and Alaskans.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:39:17 +0000 Maerten van Heemskerck, Barthel Bruyn the Elder, Mariotto di Nardo, Neri di Bicci, Apollonio di Giovanni, Jacopo Ligozzi - Allen Memorial Art Museum - August 28th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013 <p></p> <p><em>Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance</em> brings together more than 80 works, sacred and secular, spanning the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, from both Northern and Southern Europe. The objects—which include paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts—are from the collections of the AMAM and Yale University Art Gallery.</p> <p>The exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of a collection-sharing initiative. It presents works used in private devotion, public worship, religious processions, and other rites and rituals, such as marriages, alongside those of a more secular nature, including portraits and chests, which nevertheless perform functions related to self-fashioning and display. Among the many exceptional works in the exhibition are two portable altarpieces that would have been used in private devotion: one, a painted triptych (the earliest on view, from ca. 1280-90), is discreet and intimate, while the other, a lapis lazuli- and coral-encrusted work complete with its case (one of the latest works, from 1608), is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The exhibition allows the AMAM to supplement its rich Renaissance collection with superb paintings from Yale by Taddeo and Agnolo Gaddi, Sano di Pietro, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Lucas van Leyden, and Jacopo Tintoretto, among many others, as well as sculptures from France, Germany, and Italy.</p> <p>An exciting aspect of the exhibition is the opportunity it presents to see works by Apollonio di Giovanni, Neri di Bicci, Mariotto di Nardo, and Barthel Bruyn the Elder from both the AMAM and YUAG collections. Also reunited are six enigmatic paintings from a series of twelve by Maerten van Heemskerck. A very large early fifteenth-century Florentine altarpiece is seen in its full glory, emphasizing the fragmentary nature of so many other Renaissance paintings whose original surrounding works have been lost. The exhibition will be used extensively in teaching, research, and public programs during the 2012-13 academic year.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 00:59:28 +0000 Audrey Flack, Ana Mendieta, Holly Wright, Jackie Winsor, Alison Saar, José Bedia, Joseph Beuys, Dennis Oppenheim, Louise Bourgeois - Allen Memorial Art Museum - August 28th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013 <p>As in earlier periods, the art of the 20th and 21st centuries engages in a dialogue with the important themes of religion, ritual, and performance. Works from the AMAM collection by artists from diverse backgrounds and artistic approaches reflect a broad array of responses to these concepts. Examples by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and photographer Holly Wright address religion, ranging from the Christian tradition to other beliefs from around the world. Other artists like Jackie Winsor employ the idea of ritual as an art-making strategy, while Alison Saar and José Bedia present it as a subject. Ephemeral performance art is documented in works by artists including Joseph Beuys, Dennis Oppenheim, and Ana Mendieta.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 01:05:14 +0000