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Research Fellow in American Art Named by Tate

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 19, 2014

Alex J. Taylor was named as Tate's new Terra Foundation Research Fellow in American Art.  Taylor will work to develop new scholarship related to Modern American art made before 1980.  This three-year initiative will enrich public perspective on post-war American art.  In recent years the Tate has received major donations of period art, including a 2008 gift by the ARTIST ROOMS collection.

 

Learn more about this story in artdaily.

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Fair Pay for Artists: Arts Council England to Monitor

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
"Without artists there is no art."

The movement to pay artists fairly began on the other side of the Atlantic, in the USA and Canada, and has done well in the UK.  The movement to secure fair pay for artists has caught on, and the objective has now attained new security with the Arts Council England.  The Arts Councl England has agreed to use NPO avenues to monitor just pay for artists.  

More information on this and related stories in artlyst

Tags:  Arts Council England  Fair pay for artists  NPO application 

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Exhibition: Performance at the Center for Creative Photography

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Performance
Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection

August 9 - January 4, 2015

The University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography is mounting a show that presents over 100 photographs from the personal collection of the choreographer and University's Dance professor Douglas Nielsen.  The expansive view of the collection will include images by 60 notable artists, Diane Arbus, John Baldessari, Nancy Burson, Jo Ann Callis, Jimmy DeSana, Nan Goldin, Philippe Halsman, Duane Michals, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, and Joel Peter-Witkin among them.  The exhibition's installation promises to heighten the dramatic emotions that exist between the photographer and the subject.  The potency of these works is almost electric and the connection between observer and observed translates to us as viewers; we see with the eyes of the image-maker.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit the Center for Creative Photography

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Exhibition: Garry Winogrand at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Through September 21, 2014

"I'm a student of America."
                     - Garry Winogrand

The Garry Winogrand exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art marks the first retrospective of the artist's work in 25 years.  Often compared to Danny Lyon, Lee Friedlander, or Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand's (1928-1984) work captured the cultural climate of his day.  Winogrand is known for his social documentary images of America from the 1950's - 1980's.  The works were each strong- dynamic and often favoring angular compositions.  His work was so iconic as to develop into a leading visual voice for the post-war era.  Everyone and anyone was the subject of this street photographer's lens- the average and the famed: businessmen, everyday women, students, soldiers, protesters, and hippies, as well as actors, athletes, and politicians.  

Winogrand was prolific; his work painted a broad-sweeping portrait of American culture in the decades that followed the post-war eras.  Much of his work remained unknown at his death. The artist died young, and when he did he left behind piles of proof sheets and thousands of unseen rolls of film.  Though his most celebrated work focused on the Manhattan area in the 1950's, he recorded daily life across America.  He did travel, and documented sites in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, and the southwest wilderness.  Currents in the work reflect rising tension.  In Winogrand's work tension's balancing point was situated between confidence in the middle class- its growth and stability and the fear of its possible unraveling. "You could say that I'm a student of photography," he said, "and I am; but really I'm a student of America."  It is on the whole that we can take into account the breath of Winogrand's American portrait.  So this retrospective allows us the ability to look back at his America through over 175 images, some iconic, others unknown.  

More information on this exhibition available online at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Exhibition:
Garry Winogrand:  Six
at Pace/MacGill Gallery

through August 22, 2014


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Exhibition: Urbes Mutantes at the International Center of Photography

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Urbes Mutantes:  Latin American Photography
1949 - 2013


Through September 7, 2014

This major survey of Latin American photographic work draws on movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.  The exhibition, which covers seven decades, but keys-in particularly on the 1950's - 1980's, takes the dynamic and often chaotic Latin American city as its focus.  The core period, 1950's - 1980's, holds potency, as major social and political upheaval occurred at the time.  On the whole the images ask for a revision of how the continent's cities have been imagined and underline the co-mingling of art and politics in Latin American society.  The exhibition is organized into sections that explore the use of the street as platform for protest, formation of urban identities, popular street culture, and the face of poverty. Street photography as a genre in Latin America became particularly important as the public way, the street, became the setting for uprisings and revolutions, so in certain instances, as exhibition Curator Alexis Fabry points out, "politics and art were inseparable."  In an effort to avoid petty distinctions between photography's nuanced genres Urbes Mutantes (Mutant Cities) takes the whole of photographic history into consideration and highlights the depth, richness, and diversity of the photographic history of Latin America.  The exhibition includes over 200 images drawn from the private collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit the International Center for Photography

Tags:  ICP  International Center for Photography  Latin Art 

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