Congrats to Justin Stafford'19 & Chelsea Rowe'18 on exhibiting in a group experimental video show! "Mother of Invention" at School 33 Art Center (Main Gallery) opens this Friday 6-9pm. Location: 1427 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230.
Check out this work by Yue Zhou ('19)! “Her work measures time and space. She uses natural materials and mechanism as an approach to represent the basic elements of our built environment.” - @yueyueyuezhou Earth‘s Moon c. 2018. Mixed Media
Check out this series of work by 1st yr suneat3rz'20 aka bonn! “Their work deals with myth and daily life of LGBT people. Finding the cosmic in the mundane, representing a sort of bittersweet reality, elevating the simple and LGBT people to the level of gods and heros, lowering myth to an attainable standard. The work mostly deals with love, but a more Platonic sense of it. The loneliness that acompanies being an LGBT person, ostrasized by socicety, their families, or even within their own community. In a similar way, they believe gods and heroes must be/have been very lonely. Most of their work has a musical element to it, music being a language of love, harking to the ideas of the muses, and dealing with the artists love for not only the creation, composition, and curation of music, but also songs roles as unifiers of the outcasts.” - @suneat3rz / c. 2018/19. Multimedia. Click photo to see more. ⬇⬇⬇
Congratulations to 1st yr Sandy Zohore'20 for being part of two shows opening this weekend! 1. Clear Objects, Like Lalique in Mexico City /// 2. Notebook curated by former MTR VA Joanne Greenbaum in New York. Dates: Feb 9th- Mar 15th & Feb 9th-Mar 31st. Click photo to see more details. ⬇⬇⬇
Congrats to 1st yr Nina Q. Allen'20 for the brand design of (Comparative Literature PhD Program at LSU) first issue Comparative Woman: Spirituality Fall/Winter 2019! This issue addresses Spirituality in a multitude of ways through art, essay, poetry, dance, and film. It is now available in collaboration with LSU Libraries. Special Thanks: Dr. Solimar Otero and Liz Johnston. Read the CW mission statement below > > >
Comparative Woman aims to create an environment that explores topics related to comparative literature and women/gender studies through art and academic essays from a multitude of perspectives. We seek to give artists a platform for reflecting on their thoughts and experiences according to each issue’s theme to present our readers with unique, diverse, and thought-provoking art while also exposing our readers to scholarly work on art created by women or about women/gender studies in mediums both in and outside of the Western Literary Canon. - Liz Johnston, PhD Student at Louisiana State University. (Editor-in-Chief)
Stop by Fox 3 Gallery at MICA to support Mt. Royals — Amy Wetsch'19, Sicheng Wang'19, Tyler Wilson'20, & Alexandros Ampatzoglou'20! DARK PASSENGER presented by GradEx! Dates: Jan 30th-Feb 13th. Location: 1305 W Mt Royal Ave Baltimore, MD 21217
We are excited to co-host a talk by Diana Al-Hadid! Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Mixed Media Lecture Series and Interdisciplinary Sculpture, BFA. Please join us for her lecture tomorrow at 6pm.
Congratulations to Francisca Carvalho (‘16) on residency program No Entulho in Laundos, Portugal! Loom is the fifth exhibition in the artistic series. Presented on January 25th. View/read about Francisca’s work in an interview here. Click photo to see more details. ⬇⬇⬇
“In tantra drawings geometric forms are entities. They are not subscriptions. There is something very appeasing in geometric forms that are always without authorship, there is never signature in these forms, there is appropriation, use but they are always escaping us as if they say that this plane in which we live does not begin or end in us.” - FC (English)
“Nos desenhos tantra as formas geométricas são entidades. Não são assinaturas. Há qualquer coisa de muito apaziguador nas formas geométricas que são sempre sem autoria, não há nunca assinatura nessas formas, há apropriação, uso mas elas estão-nos sempre a escapar como se dissessem que este plano em que vivemos não começa nem acaba em nós.” - FC (Portuguese)
We are excited to co-host a talk by Martha Rosler! Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Mixed Media Lecture Series and Photography, BFA. Please join us for her lecture tomorrow at 4pm.
Check out this beautiful work by Nadia Rea Morales ('19)! She/They are an artist, teacher, activist, and feminist from Utah by way of Mexico. Altar de Venus. “Challenging dominant religious principles that focus primarily on a male savior, Altar de Venus, honors femme figures. This piece in part is inspired by día de los muertos and traditional Mexican Art. This work is dedicated to all womxn and femmes.” - @nadia_reamorales / c. 2018. Pigment Print, Gold Leaf. 32 x 48 in. Click photo to see more. ⬇⬇⬇
Mi madre, Maria de La Paz Rea
My mentor, Suzanne Simpson
My godchild, Jaxie Ambriz
Check out this work by Ben Chatag ('20)! He is a painter from Tibet by way of New York and the new Mt. Royal Facilities GPA. “We Are One is part of a series addressing ways of being and becoming. Things are not what they appear to be.” - @benpaljor / c. 2018. Watercolor on Paper. 20 x 28 in.
¨Geopolíticas del cuerpo. El territorio como piel¨ (Geopolitics of the body. The territory as skin) in Oviedo Borrón Hall, Spain. Dates: January 10, 2019 - February 8, 2019. Read about Miguel’s work in an article by El Universal here. Click photo to see more of the show. ⬇⬇⬇
We are unbelievably proud of MTR alumni, Cindy Cheng and Elliot Doughtie! Congratulations on receiving this remarkable grant! Read more here:
Please join us on Tuesday, December 4th, to hear a lecture by Lisa Sigal!
We are extremely honored and excited to host Visiting Artist, Nancy Shaver! Please join us for her lecture tomorrow at 4pm.
“Sondra Perry wins the 9th Nam June Paik Award, International Media Art Award of the Kunststiftung NRW - Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia.
Andreas Angelidakis (b. 1968, GR, lives in Athens)
Melanie Bonajo (b. 1978, NL, lives in Amsterdam)
Antoine Catala (b. 1974, F, lives in New York)
Hanne Lippard (b. 1984, GB, NO national, lives in Berlin)
Sondra Perry (b. 1986, US, lives in New Jersey)
The Nam June Paik Award was inaugurated in 2002 by the Kunststiftung NRW and since then has been awarded to outstanding artists from all over the world, who—very much in the spirit of the pioneer and true avant-gardist, Nam June Paik—take risks, bridge cultural boundaries and whose work is transdisciplinary. The foundation's award includes prize money of EUR 25,000 and is geared towards the time-based contextualisation of media art.
An international panel of experts comprising Karen Archey, curator for contemporary art and time-based media at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Mark Beasley, curator for media art and performance at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, Mélanie Bouteloup, director of the Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Paris, Katerina Gregos, curator, writer and lecturer, Brussels and Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin decided upon the winner at Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, where the 2018 Nam June Paik Award Show is being held.
The panel’s findings:
"The jury is pleased to announce the selection of Sondra Perry as the winner of the 2018 Nam June Paik Award. Perry distinguished herself with her complex investigation into subjectivity and technological representation through 3D animation. Perry’s video installation IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 (2017) weaves a narrative originating with the relationship between her and her twin brother, whose likeness was unjustly appropriated by Electronic Arts, a video game company, as a part of an animated basketball game. A former uncompensated college basketball player for Georgia Southern University, Perry’s brother accompanies her on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, where they inspect its ethnographic collection plucked from African, Middle Eastern and Southern American nations.
Perry’s work highlights the enduring issue of the exploitation of the black diaspora as public material without due compensation. By inverting her brother’s avatar and showing an 'inside-out' view of his hip joint, the work further raises questions surrounding the representation of the body within digital technologies, its simultaneous likeness and uncanny abjection. She further considers the discrepancy between the physical experience and understanding of cultural artifacts and their digital representation. In addition, by referencing the ethnographic museum and the appropriation of her brother’s image by a corporation, Perry bridges the colonial and imperial roots of this history with its enduring contemporary manifestation.
The jury would like to further congratulate the nominated artists Andreas Angelidakis, Melanie Bonajo, Antoine Catala, and Hanne Lippard for the outstanding quality of their work. Their excellent contributions provided backdrop for a spirited discussion among the jury. We wish them the utmost best in their future endeavors."
Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey) graduated from Columbia University, New York and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, Maine. Her solo shows include Typhoon coming on, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, 2018, Eclogue for [in]HABITABILITY, Seattle Art Museum, 2017 and Resident Evil, The Kitchen, New York, 2016. She engages critically with the construct of Blackness in her videos, sculptures and installations. Often based on her own experience, she investigates the representation, narratives and ideas of and about black American identities and their life worlds. Her particular focus is upon the connection between new technology and the representation and concomitant (self-)assurance of identities through them.
Perry joins a list of former Nam June Paik Award winners such as: Lawrence Abu Hamdan (2016), Camille Henrot (2014), Cevdet Erek (2012) and Rosa Barba (2010).”
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Please join us tomorrow for a lecture by Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Evelyn Hankins!