EVENTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 - FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018

ART IN ODD PLACES: MATTER
Charlottesville, Virginia

Each year, the students at the University of Virginia pool their money together to bring an exceptional artist or amazing art event to UVA Grounds and beyond through our student run, UVA Arts Board Committee. This money is passed each year between Drama, Music and Visual Studio art departments and past artists have included Isaac Stern, Bread and Puppet Theatre, Italo Scanga, Agnes Denes, Meredith Monk, and others. This year, in collaboration with the Visual Studio Art Program, the students have invited artist and Art in Odd Places founder & director, Ed Woodham to help us oversee: Art in Odd Places 2018: MATTER in Charlottesville.  Art in Odd Places has placed visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces in NYC and beyond since 2005.

Projects are visual/installation, performative actions, audios, projections, choreographies, workshops, presentations, and other ideas. Some key words: Substance. Situation. State of Affairs. Problem. Content. Text. Complication. Material. Happening. Importance. Experience. Atomic.  

AiOP MATTER will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018 on the grounds of the University of Virginia and Friday, April 6, 2018 on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville (West Main Street from 2nd to 5th Streets).


THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 - SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018

American Philosophies Forum 2018 Conference: MEMORY, MOOD, HOPE and ACTION
New Orleans, Louisiana  

Mission of APF: Recognizing the pluralistic, frequently contested character of American life, the American Philosophies Forum aims: 1) to contribute to the critical development, imaginative growth, and shared understanding of American philosophical traditions; and, 2) to bring the resources of these multiple philosophies to bear on the reconstruction of contemporary culture and the amelioration of its problems.

Tanja Softic speaking on Friday, April 6th
SESSION IV: MEMORY & MEMORIALIZATION
“Circle Back:  Immigrant Retrospectives”


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 - MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center Exhibition: In Print
Portsmouth, Virginia

In Print offers some of the longstanding and popular printmaking techniques; lithography, intaglio or etching, drypoint, woodcut or wood engraving, aquatint and soft-ground etching. Over the last century, newer techniques such as serigraphy or screen-printing, collograph, mono-printing and photo-etching along with combinations of all of the above have enriched the printing techniques that artists use today.  New surfaces have also expanded how artists print and present their work.

Featured are many examples of these processes presented by prominent artists and printmakers Charles Beneke, Rosemary Feit Covey, Staci Katsias, Clay McGlamory, Althea Murphy-Price, Amanda Outcalt-Hoyt, Nicole Pietrantoni, Jenny Robinson, Tanja Softić, and Dominica Webb.  
 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
5 - 6P


Speaking on the Utah State Campus as part of the Communitas Lecture Series
Logan, Utah

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

Excerpts from Migrant Universe
Taylor and Graham Gallery
New York, New York

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
5 - 9P

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

Unmoored Geographies: Works from the Permanent Collection
Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas 

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Exploring themes related to space and place, Unmoored Geographies showcases new acquisitions from the Ulrich Museum of Art’s permanent collectionWhile the individual works may differ in execution and concept, they all share a connection to the notion of movement and challenge the proposition of “place” as something that is fixed and final. Whether referencing geography, architecture, or time, each artist examines how our relationships to site, memory, and physical structures speak to where we, as viewers, stand in relation to them.

Given that the works within this installation reference topics that range from submerged histories and identities, to landscape, to the liminal positions that result from migration, to metaphysical states of being, to the site of the art museum, their movement through and around these issues suggests that our relationships to locations are always shifting. Highlighting works from emerging and established international artists based in countries that include the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Austria and the United Kingdom, the installation will feature works in video, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. 

Exhibiting artists:
Laura Berman, Claudia Bernardi, Sonia Boyce/Ain Bailey, Julia Brown, Judy Chicago, Christo, Nathaniel Donnett, Gary Jo Gardenhire, Graciela Iturbide, Mokha Laget, Hew Locke, Vik Muniz, Lorraine O’Grady, Otabenga Jones and Associates, Nusra Qureshi, Faith Ringgold, David Row, Humberto Saenz, Hans Schabus, Tanja Softić, Daryl Vocat, Carrie Mae Weems, Emmi Whitehorse, Matika Wilbur, Zarina