Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ken Lum Lecture @ the ICA

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Ken Lum

Visiting Artist Lecture
ICA Tuttleman Auditorium
36th and Sansom Streets
Monday February 20, 2012

Please join us for this lecture by Visiting Artist Ken Lum. Lum is internationally renowned for his work in sculpture, painting and photography. His practice as an artist is concerned with the dialectics of the private and public construction of identity, space and politics.

Lum has participated in numerous international art exhibitions, including the Sydney Biennale, Venice Biennale, Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany and more recently, the 2007 Istanbul Biennial and 2008 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea.

Lum has also published widely and is the Founding Editor of Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Lum was made a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999 and awarded a Killam Award for Outstanding Research in 1998 and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award in 2007.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saul Ostrow Guest Critic Lecture at the ICA tomorrow at 11:30

Saul Ostrow
Guest Critic Lecture
ICA Tuttleman Auditorium
36th and Sansom Streets
Tuesday February 14, 2012
11:30 -12:30

Please join us for this lecture by Visiting Critic Saul Ostrow. Since 1987, Ostrow has curated over 80 exhibitions in the US and abroad. Recently he curated the exhibition "Modeling the Photographic: The Ends of Photography" for the McDonough Museum of Art. Saul Ostrow is the editor of the book series "Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture" published by Routledge London, and is the Art Editor for Bomb Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Art in America and New Art Examiner.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gabriel Martinez (Senior Lecturer) & Chad States artist discussion at the Print Center 2/23/2012

Thursday, February 23, 6:00pm, free
The Print Center, 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia

Gabriel Martinez, Untitled (Abstractions) #5, 2011, Archival pigment print, 30"x30"

Chad States, Untitled from the series Cruising, 2010, Archival pigment print, 24"x30"

Gabriel Martinez and Chad States are both Philadelphia-based artists that have recently completed extensive photographic bodies of work that are receiving national and international attention. Both bodies of work look at unique facets of male homosexual culture and desire. Martinez, in his recent body of work exhibited in Boston, photographed groups of gay men who come together for safe sex encounters. States, meanwhile, has traveled nationally documenting men that "cruise" for anonymous sex in the woods. This body of work was recently released in a beautiful book entitled Cruising.

The event at the Print Center in Philadelphia (6PM on the 23rd, free to the public) will be a discussion between the two artists and the public, examining the complex issues that bring together and also differentiate the sexual cultures depicted in these fabulous bodies of work.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

First year MFA show Safeword up through 2/16/12

Featuring work by: Caroline Claflin, Orlando De La Garza, Mark Dilks, Tara Fadenrecht, Elisa Gabor, Laine Godsey, Zenas Hutcheson, Christina Kerns, Yuxue Li, Alex Nguyen, Daniel Oliva, Jacob Rivkin, Scout Segotta, Minmin Shi, Ceaphas Stubbs, Sarah Tortora, Toisha Tucker, Tara White

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Of the Ordinary Opening at PPAC 2/9/12

Charlie’s Bloody Ear, Christian Patterson

Of the Ordinary

February 9th- April 15th at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9th 7-9pm
Gallery walkthrough with the artists: 6-7pm*
Book signings with Ron Jude, Christian Patterson & Ofer Wolberger: 7-7:30pm*

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is pleased to announce Of the Ordinary, a group exhibition including the work of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Alyse Emdur, Ron Jude, Jason Lazarus, Christian Patterson and Ofer Wolberger.

At a time when photography itself is undergoing a tremendous transformation within popular culture and the art world alike, the act of appropriation has become imbued with a new kind of energy. With a galaxy of images circulating without boundaries, moving from one place to another, we can only speculate on what their final resting place(s), if any, may be. Each time the context of a photograph changes, whether it be a digital file or a physical print, the ways in which it is experienced, understood and reinterpreted will also adapt. The act of working with other people’s photographs, whether they are new, old, prints, digital files or otherwise, has been given a new relevance by the mitigating circumstances of contemporary life and image-making. This extends the mutability of meaning embedded within the medium itself and grants more permission to the viewer and author to generate new contexts and interpretations.

Of the Ordinary is comprised of imagery that was never intended to be experienced in the context of a gallery or museum. The focus of this exhibition is an interest in the political implications of portraiture, highlighting the various ways in which images are created, distributed and experienced in a contemporary setting. Many of the projects highlighted in this exhibition employ the method of editing an existing body of images to further investigate their meaning.

Project Basho's Onward Summit and Compe opening 2/11/12

ONWARD Summit is an annual photography conference and networking event for those who are inspired by unique imagery and perspectives. The event is hosted by Project Basho and the daily programming will take place at the Crane Old School space in the Old Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Coinciding with the opening reception of the ONWARD Compé exhibition, this one-night event will bring engaging presentations by established and emerging artists and an intimate party to share current projects and portfolios with the fellow members of the photography community. This format will actively promote the intersection of visual influences and dialogue, which is the foundation of this distinctive event. Photographers Todd Hido and Hiroh Kikai will give keynote addresses and other discussions include a talk between photographer Zoe Strauss and curator Peter Barberie about the mid-career retrospective Zoe Strauss: Ten Years at the Philadelphia Art Museum. 57 photographs from 50 photographers will be on exhibit as part of Compé at the Project Basho gallery. Tickets are still available for the summit at Crane Old School on Project Basho's site.

Charlie White lecture at the ICA 2/9/12 at noon

Charlie White
Artist Lecture
Thursday February 9, 2012, 12:00 PM
ICA Tuttleman Auditorium
36th and Sansom Streets

Please join PennDesign for this lecture by Photographer and Filmmaker Charlie White. White is an internationally exhibited artist whose 2008 film "American Minor" was selected to screen at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Cannes Film Festival.
White’s work has been discussed and reviewed in periodicals and journals such as The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, Modern Painters, The New Yorker, Wired, lacanian ink, and EXIT Image and Culture. In addition, his works have been included in two Thames and Hudson surveys,The Photograph as Contemporary Art, by Charlotte Cotton, and The Body in Contemporary Art, by Sally O’Reilly.