Faculty

Viktor Witkowski presents his experimental film, Refuge

 

Watch the preview for Refuge, which features a live music score by Ezra Teboul:
https://vimeo.com/176608719

February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm (Screening will be 23 minutes, followed by a Q & A)
Loew Auditorium, BFVAC
A reception will follow in the BFVAC

"The footage for the video was shot in May and June of this year while I was at the artist residency "Die Kolonie" in Worpswede, Germany. During that time, I was meeting with refugees most of who had arrived in Germany in October and November 2015. In addition, I met with various organizations, volunteers and activists who are trying to ease the many difficulties these newly arrived people experience on a daily basis.

Photographs from Home - Virginia Beahan

Senior Lecturer of Photography, Virginia Beahan, presents her exhibition Photographs From Home, February 11 - May 7, 2017 at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Photographs From Home features images of her family, her mother, and landscapes. She will give a lecture at the museum on May 30th. For more information, please visit:

https://www.joslyn.org/collections-and-exhibitions/temporary-exhibitions...

Luminous Muqarna at the 19th Islamic Arts Festival

Associate Professor Soo Sunny Park recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the 19th Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum. Bunyan, which is the title of the show, means "standing structure, forming construction, or man-built creation" in Arabic. The show opened at the Sharjah Art Museum on December 14, 2016 in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ruler's office; alongside His Excellency Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Department of Culture and Information; and Mr Mohammed Al Qaseer, Director of Cultural Affairs at Sharjah Department of Culture and Information.

Associate Professor Park presented her work titled Luminous Muqarna. To view a video of the work in the festival, please click the link below.

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/FS6dNlcl-0EfXdVP8

Painting is Not a Good Idea

Studio Art Professor Colleen Randall is exhibiting in a group show at HallSpace Gallery in Boston:

Painting is Not a Good Idea
November 19 – January 7, 2017
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 3:00p - 6:00p

HallSpace presents an exhibition of abstract paintings by artists selected by Jo Ann Rothschild.

EMILY BERGER
DAVID FRATKIN
COLLEEN RANDALL
JO ANN ROTHSCHILD
ELIZABETH YAMIN

HallSpace
950 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02125
http://www.hallspace.org/

 

Speak! Listen! Act! Gallery Talk

Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join me for a gallery talk for my Speak! Listen! Act! A kaleidoscope of architectural elements for public space exhibition on Saturday October 29, 2016, 2pm at Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College.
 
It would be wonderful to have you join us. If you cannot make it on Saturday, I would be happy to give you a special tour at another occasion! The exhibition runs until November 13.
 
Best,
Zenovia

About my research on public space:
Are we in the midst of public space crisis? (read my article @The Conversation)
Public Space Crisis 15:48 (listen to my interview @BYU radio)

MEDIA PRESS:
Speak! Listen! Act! Press Release (doc)

Valley News Art Notes: Artist’s Work Draws on Nature’s Strengths

In a recent article featured in the Valley News Art Notes section, Professor Brenda Garand discusses her background, her experience with the flood that resulted from Tropical Storm Irene, and the impact that had upon her work. Read the full article here:

http://www.vnews.com/Art-Notes-After-Tropical-Storm-Irene-Brenda-Garand-...

Soo Sunny Park's Unwoven Light inspires prêt-à-couture fashion brand Delpozo

Delpozo creative director Josep Font was inspired by the work of painter Joaqui'n Sorolla and installation artist Soo Sunny Park for their spring/summer 2017 collection.

"Soo Sunny Park whose “Unwoven Light” series of metallic mesh and iridescent Plexiglas create playful imaginative spaces, steering Font’s choice of diaphanous fabrics and shimmering prints. What this contemporary artist shares with the House is a deep commitment to craftsmanship. Park’s works take infinite hours to create, resembling the intricate hand embroidery done at the prêt-à-couture atelier." - Delpozo.com

Read more about, and view the collection here:

http://www.delpozo.com/en/pret-a-couture/spring-summer-2017#about

AVA Gallery: Take Home Geometry - Gerald Auten and John Kemp Lee

Take Home Geometry - Gerald Auten and John Kemp Lee

October 21 - November 11, 4pm
Opening Reception Friday, October 21, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: Friday, November 11, 4pm

AVA Gallery and Art Center
Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry and Clifford B. West Gallery
11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
www.avagallery.org
 

Speak! Listen! Act! A kaleidoscope of architectural elements for public space

Speak! Listen! Act!
A kaleidoscope of architectural elements for public space
20 projects by Zenovia Toloudi and students

September 20 - November 13, 2016
Opening reception at 5:45pm
Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center
 

About

Public space has been vital to people and cities since ancient times as the designated space for dialogue, participation, collective activities, interaction and exchange, and essentially democracy. However, due to various social, political, and economic complexities, as well as technological advancements, public space has gradually transformed to less open, less democratic, less comfortable, less enjoyable, less “ours.” From one hand, codes, policies, and regulations reinforce limited use and accessibility, uncomfortable surfaces and furniture, and ubiquitous surveillance. From the other hand, the web culture has absorbed much of the dialogue and participatory practices that now occur more often in the digital realm. Public space is essentially not so “public” and not so “spatial.”

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