April 3, 2013 Comments Off
Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir together produce work under the name Eco Art Tech. Their work engages various contemporary issues dealing with sustainability and ecology using custom built software that forms an innovative approach to activism and new media technologies. We believe that their work walks a critical line between medium specific practices and contemporary issues in art and culture. A collaboration between our schools to bring Eco Art Tech to Alfred would be a fantastic experience for our students as well as the students in the Divisions of Expanded Media, Foundations, Art History and perhaps others as well. In my brief conversation with Cary and Leila, they expressed an interest in giving a presentation of their work, potentially giving graduate student studio visits and perhaps holding a workshop using their “indeterminate hike” project, found here: http://ecoarttech.org/projects/indeterminate-hike
Leila and Cary’s research has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Digital/Electronic Arts Fellowship, a New York State Council on the Arts Media Arts Distribution Grant, a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities, and a Franklin Furnace Performance Grant. They have exhibited and lectured at the Whitney Museum, UCLA, MIT Media Lab, Banff New Media Institute, European Media Art Festival, Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga. Their works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, Rhizome.org at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Turbulence.org of New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc., and the Cornell University Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art. Leila earned her PhD in literature from Columbia University and was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. Cary is Assistant Professor of Digital Art at University of Rochester, where Leila teaches humanities courses in the sustainability studies program. For more information about their work: http://ecoarttech.org/
February 16, 2013 Comments Off
January 31, 2013 Comments Off
Archive Kabinett on Dieffenbachstraße in Berlin
with “If it looks like art it probably isn’t” by Warren Neidich
In two weeks, James Voorhies will be sharing his work with us at STUDIO Visits! He is an American curator, art historian and educator, currently based in Berlin. He holds a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history and is founder of Bureau for Open Culture, an itinerant curatorial and artistic initiative that utilizes exhibition, education, design, communication and publishing to position the art institution as an overall form of critical practice. Check out his websiter here: http://bureauforopenculture.org/
Voorhies and Bureau for Open Culture have worked with institutions such as MASS MoCA, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, Printed Matter, Bennington College, Columbus College of Art & Design, the Siena Art Institute, and Salon für Kunstbuch 21er Haus in Vienna. He has produced commissioned projects with a number of artists including Claire Fontaine, Thomas Hirschhorn, Learning Site, Mary Lum, Dennis McNulty, Red76, REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT and Christian Tomaszewski.
Voorhies is visiting faculty at Bennington College in Vermont and has taught art history and critical theory at San Francisco Art Institute and Parsons The New School for Design. He has served as Director of Exhibitions at Columbus College of Art & Design, Deputy Director at the Wattis Institute, and worked in curatorial departments at Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He is currently working on a book titled Falling from the Grip of Grace: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968, which is a historical and theoretical account of exhibitions from 1968 to the present moment with particular attention to changing roles of the spectator. It analyzes connections between late-Modernist artistic strategies engaged with the exhibition as a critical form to subsequent dispersal of those strategies into contemporary curatorial, artistic and institutional practices.
September 28, 2012 Comments Off
“I’m one of the fortunate ones,
I love what I do and
I believe that my best work is still in front of me.”
September 28, 2012 Comments Off
This week we welcome artist Lou Krueger to the stage! Join us Wednesday October 3rd at 9am in Nevins Theater in Powell! Lou will talk about his photographs, cameras and installations…,and then have a great conversation with the SOAD graduate students and the audience. Lou is a wise and sharing teacher, an inspired artist and a delightful person. You shouldn’t miss this chance to hear him speak! And then…join us in Holmes Harder Hall Wednesday evening at 9PM… he will be giving his Marriage Manifesto !
September 27, 2012 Comments Off
Join us on Wednesday evening around 9pm in Holmes, Harder Hall to hear Lou give his Marriage Manifesto. Here’s what he says about it:
Observations and reflections on the nature of love and relationships developed primarily, but not exclusively, for students in their twenties.
“I am an artist–– not a psychologist, the Manifesto is as much a performance as it is anything else. My ideas are sometimes irreverent, possibly wrong-headed, but should keep you engaged long enough to realize that few of us know crap about love. We just like to think we do.”