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January 10, 2018

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD program, Art History) awarded NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD candidate, Art History), has been awarded an NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship to take a future Rare Book School course. The RBS is an  "institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.  Students study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.  At various times during the year, RBS offers about 30 five-day courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. The majority of courses take place in Charlottesville, but courses are also offered in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Bloomington, New Haven, and Washington, DC." http://rarebookschool.org/ Read More

January 10, 2018

Christian Nyampeta, Penser l'Afrique

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Slought is pleased to announce Penser l'Afrique, an exhibition and transdisciplinary program of study about African intellectual histories, on display January 18-February 14, 2018nuary 18 – February 14, 2018. Curated by James Merle Thomas (Dept. of Art History, Temple University), the exhibition and related programming will support the English translation of Penser l'Afrique [Thinking Africa], a book by philosopher Bourahima Ouattara, and is the inaugural North American solo exhibition of Christian Nyampeta, a visual artist and researcher who works across art, design, and theory. OPENING THURSDAY January 18, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Slought Gallery, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia 215 701 4627 Read More

January 8, 2018

Holger Krischke

Author: Sam Fritch

Former MFA Photography Student (2000-2002) and Fulbright scholar Holger Krischke won the German Photo Book Prize 2018 in the category “Student Projects”. The Prize is awarded by Stuttgart Media University, Germany. Together with his students and his colleague from the print shop, Thomas Haubner, he won the prize for the self-published photo magazine “sensor”. Holger Krischke is currently head of the photo department of University of Fine Arts Muenster, Germany. Read More

January 5, 2018

Matthew Colaizzo - Artist in Residence

Author: Sam Fritch

In the Spring of 2017 Matthew Colaizzo was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Located high in the Rocky Mountains, close to Aspen, the area is a big tourist destination for skiers and visitors looking to be immersed in the scenic beauty. This culture often overshadows the area’s history of mining and natural resource extraction. While at the residency, Colaizzo’s research drew heavily on these altered landscapes of strip mines, marble quarries, gypsum mines, concrete and gravel plants, and wind farms. Playing with the idea of “scenic,” his work focuses on large scale woodblock prints of landscapes that appear to be grand mountains; but after further investigation, it is revealed that this “view” is nothing more than rubble piles and excavated earth.   Read More

January 5, 2018

Yvonne Lung Residency

Author: Sam Fritch

Yvonne spent this past summer as the Social Practice Lab Artist-in-Resident at Asian Arts Initiative. Working with the North Chinatown community in Philadelphia, she worked on her project, Dish, where participants learn their favorite home made dishes from their elders.   Read More