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November 26, 2018

Buy Shaver site specific exhibition

Author: Sam Fritch

“ Matter”, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, OCT 29 DEC 10, 2018. A site specific exhibition pairing the sculpture of Michael Grothusen and text mural by Buy Shaver. “Matter” brings together two new works by midcareer Philadelphia based artists, Michael Grothusen and Buy Shaver. This pairing of sculpture and wall text strives to explore the gaps between perception and belief in order to speculate how we might know and share anything with certainty. The exhibition takes its title from Shaver’s text piece, Faith as sm. Matter, originally composed in 2012 and adapted for this exhibition as an installation. Rendered by hand in black paint on the gallery walls, the phrase envelopes a grouping of mobiles by Grothusen entitled Self Portrait, by weight, not touching the floor. Read More

November 8, 2018

Position Search: Open Rank, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Arts and Visual Culture of Africa and the African Diaspora

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, to commence Fall 2019. Though the chronological parameters of research are flexible, the ideal candidate should be engaged in methods of teaching and scholarship that study cross-cultural encounters and exchanges, examining the ways in which art is produced and circulates through networks of trade and immigration, and how its discourse is formed by the dynamics of race, colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization. As an open rank position, the successful candidate will hold the PhD and demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience, scholarly research and publication. Read More

October 11, 2018

Dr. E. Carmen Ramos lecture at Tyler

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

View of the audience who attended the lecture by Dr. E. Carmen Ramos, Curator of Latino Art and Deputy Chief Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.  Ramos discussed her curatorial role as contextualizing Latinx artists in American art, and focused on the work of Freddy Rodriguez, an artist based in NY and the Dominican Republic.  The lecture was supported by the Granger/American Art Fund, in the Department of Art HIstory. Read More

October 2, 2018

Elizabeth Duntemann at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities, Capodimonte

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth writes,  We had the formal opening day of the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities at our work/home, La Capraia in the Reale Bosco di Capodimonte, this past weekend. The opening began with a press conference, a lunch in the Giardino Torre hosted by the Port of Naples and the Naples Propeller Club, followed by a colloquium during which I and the other residents presented our projects. Details of the event appeared in a number of local news outlets. La Reppublica featured a story with a wonderful photo gallery, including shots of La Capraia (our home in the Bosco), and the residents with the museum director, Sylvain Bellenger, our director at the center, Sarah Kozlowski, and other invited guests and scholars. Here is the link:            Read More

August 20, 2018

Velocity Fund awards inaugural grants to 14 Philadelphia-based art projects

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

The Velocity Fund, a new program created by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art to directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia, has announced its inaugural grant winners. Fourteen new art projects conceived by Philadelphia artists—most of them proposing to work collaboratively—were selected from more than 120 applicants to receive awards of up to $5,000. The 2018 Velocity Fund grantees: Davelle Barnes* — The Black Veterans Art Conference Timothy Belknap* and Taji Ra'oof Nahl, a.k.a. TR7 — Drape and Cladding Steve Burns*, Alexa Smith, Warren Longmire, Kai Davis, Kareem Groomes and Miriam Harris (APIARY Magazine) — APIARY X Read More

July 10, 2018

Students place in international Land Art Generator competition

Author: miranda.westrick

  Students in Eric Oskey's studio class submitted designs to the Land Art Generator Initiative's Melbourne design competition this past semester. "The goal of the Land Art Generator is to accelerate the transition to post-carbon economies by providing models of renewable energy infrastructure that add value to public space, inspire, and educate—while providing equitable power to thousands of homes around the world." Students were tasked to create a design that responds to the question "What does renewable energy infrastructure look like when it is woven into the fabric of the city?"   Kyle Taveira placed 4th out of hundreds of submissions for his project Dreamtime. (Pictured above and below)  As his elements sway in the wind they generate clean energy, read more about the technology and his project here. Read More

July 10, 2018

Opening of "Infinite Spaces" show at PAFA, co-curated by Natalia Vierya (PhD candidate, Art History)

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Opening reception for Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA's Permanent Collection, Thursday June 28th, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Left to right, at the podium: Brooke Davis Anderson (Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum), Mechella Yezernitskaya (co-curator, PhD candidate at Bryn Mawr College), Natalia Angeles Vieyra (co-curator, PhD candidate at Temple University, Tyler School of Art), and Laurel McLaughlin (co-curator, PhD candidate at Bryn Mawr College). Picture used by permission of photographer and participants. Read More

July 10, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (Art HIst PhD candidate) receives Terra Foundation Grant

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia will be conducting her research on her dissertation, "Beyond the City of Light: Impressionists in the Americas and the Caribbean". Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants offer US-based scholars working on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad.  Grant funding is available for projects that require study of materials outside the United States and that will enable scholars to: Discover new primary source material; Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections; Make contact with artists, critics, art dealers, archivists, curators, and university scholars; Consult archives and library collections outside the US; Establish professional networks for future research. Read More

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