Epicentro: Re Tracing the Plains, Venice, Italy
Opening reception: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on June 1st, 2011.
The Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, University of Ca' Foscari, Venice Palazzo Cosulich, Zattere Dorsoduro, 1405 Venice, Italy • June 1st - 4th, 2011 MAP
The symposium Convergence on June 1st, 5pm – 7pm at the Casa del Cinema, Palazzo Mocenigo - San Stae 1990 30125 Venezia, addresses Hitchcock’s themes of exchange and traditional gifting in the context of fertile border zones where translations are never direct, but always fraught with multiple meanings. The history of Venice as a center of trade and cultural exchange mirrors the complexity of encounters in the American West –Hitchcock’s home. Leading artists and cultural theorists will explore indigenous perspectives on the meaning of gifting and collaboration through film presentations and discussions.
Presenters include: Nancy Marie Mithlo, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Art History and American Indian Studies Program University of Wisconsin-Madison, John Hitchcock/Hybrid Press, exhibiting artist and Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Patsy Phillips, Director, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Elisabetta Frasca, Researcher, The Luigi Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Rome, Italy.
The Dirty Printmakers of America: Joseph Velasquez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Auburn University; Emily Arthur Douglass, Associate Professor, University of North Florida; Ryan O’Malley, Assistant Professor of Art, Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi; John S. Hancock, Professor of Art, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Texas and Melanie Yazzie, Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder, will present the States of the State: A Contemporary Survey of American Printmaking, a limited edition folio of prints from 120 artists from North America.
This event is made possible through the generous support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts, in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati; Cà Foscari University, Venice, Casa del Cinema, Venice, Circuito Cinema Comunale, the City of Venice and Studio dal Ponte.
For details in Venice please contact: Studio dal Ponte at: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. (041) 523-9315