Joseph Leo Koerner writes about The Nazarenes: Romantic Avant-Garde and the Art of the Concept by Cordula Grewe. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Patricia Blessing reviews the exhibition Outcasts: Prejudice & Persecution in the Medieval World. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Adrienne L. Childs examines Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, edited by Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Helena Szépe explores The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy: 1450–1600 by Jonathan J. G. Alexander. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
The city is calling for interested artists to submit responses to the project’s RFP by September 30. The budget for the first work will be up to $1 million. (Artforum)
Why Is the Case of Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam So Important? Martin Parr, Dayanita Singh, and Others Explain His Significance
Outrage continues to radiate internationally over the detention of photographer Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh. (artnet News)
Straightforward, helpful advice from Dr. Asia Ferrin at American University for students just starting PhD programs. (Diverse Education)
The Walker Art Center asked four artists with close links to the immigrant experience. (Walker Art Center)
“Knowledge production — including search engines and search engine optimization — is a culturally informed act. And as such, we ought to be thinking hard about knowledge production at every stage.” (Scholarly Kitchen)
Visual artist Ebony G. Patterson on her break from academia, embracing a nomadic studio practice, and why you should be realistic about what you hope to gain from art school. (The Creative Independent)
posted by CAA — August 27, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6 PM – 8:30 PM
Kickstarter, 58 Kent St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
In the age of the gig economy, free exposure, and unpaid internships, finding a path to success and stability in the arts is increasingly unreliable. In this conversation, listen to artists, curators, arts workers and scholars discuss their own personal narratives on how, and where, they found support and resources. Panelists will discuss grants, fundraising, the importance of a digital presence for both academics and artists, and recent artist and art world salary surveys.
- Andisheh Avini, Multimedia Artist
- Connie Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem
- Patton Hindle, Director of Arts, Kickstarter
- Harper Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Hunter College
The conversation will be moderated by Hunter O’Hanian, executive director of CAA. Seating is first come, first served. It will be hosted by Kickstarter and CAA at Kickstarter HQ, and refreshments will follow. The building is wheelchair accessible. Registration is required for entry – click here to RSVP.
Brooklyn-based artist Andisheh Avini’s (b. 1974) practice includes painting, drawing, and sculpture, and often incorporates the traditional craft of marquetry. Avini explores the duality of his own identity by combining Iranian icons and motifs, from the decorative to the political, with Occidental traditions of minimalism and abstraction. In juxtaposing the sacred geometries of Islamic crafts with the irregularities and chaotic forms of nature, Avini reveals the distances between heritage, expectation, and the rhythms of everyday life. Avini’s approach speaks to a disparate, globalized society of nomads, and reflects a contemporary multicultural experience, marked by both collective and individual memory.
Connie H. Choi is the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she has worked on the exhibitions Fictions, Regarding the Figure, and Their Own Harlems. She is currently organizing a major traveling exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Prior to joining the museum in February 2017, Choi was the assistant curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum. Choi is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Columbia University. She received a B.A. in the history of art from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
Patton Hindle is the Director of Arts at Kickstarter where she oversees the Arts team which helps visual and performing artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions realize ambitious projects. Hindle was previously the Director of Gallery and Institutional Partnerships at Artspace and is a founder and current partner at Lower East Side gallery, yours mine & ours. She is a co-author of the forthcoming second edition of How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. Hindle was raised in London and attended university in Boston.
Harper Montgomery teaches in the Art and Art History Department at Hunter College in New York City. She has written for The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and the Brooklyn Rail; and has organized exhibitions on art of the nineteenth-century, the twentieth-century, and the present for the galleries of Hunter College. Her book The Mobility of Modernism: Art and Criticism in 1920s Latin America was published last year by University of Texas Press and won the Arvey Foundation Book Award for distinguished scholarship on Latin American Art. Her current research concerns the ascent of artesaníawithin contemporary art spaces in Latin America during the 1970s.
Top image credit: Andisheh Avini, Untitled (wood, marquetry, assorted minerals), 2015. Photo credit Emily Hodes, courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Annabeth Headrick reviews Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire edited by Matthew H. Robb. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Mahir Șaul discusses Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals by Lindiwe Dovey. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Jerry Philogene examines Listening to Images by Tina M. Campt. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Fred Rush writes about Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings by Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
For the second year in a row, an African-American artist will represent the United States. (New York Times)
Tania Bruguera and Coco Fusco are among the artists opposing the new legislation. (Hyperallergic)
Bard College and the Brooklyn Public Library will soon launch their “microcollege,” the first ever accredited two-year associate’s degree program in a public library. (Mellon Foundation)
The Casanova exhibition provided a timely platform to grapple with an important issue. (ARTnews)
What does it mean when a top journal is too swamped to take on more papers? A major higher education research journal is suspending submissions to clear out a two-year backlog. (Inside Higher Ed)
Thanks to collaboration between the Italian gallery and Indiana University, hundreds of artworks are available as interactive 3D scans. (Hyperallergic)
Shana Cooperstein reviews Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century by Omar W. Nasim. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Itay Sapir writes about Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible by Dalia Judovitz. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Andrew Turner discusses Dressing the Part: Power, Dress, Gender, and Representation in the Pre-Columbian Archives, edited by Sarahh E. M. Shcer and Billie J. A. Follensbee. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
posted by CAA — August 16, 2018
Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern
CAA (formerly the College Art Association)
50 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004
Date posted: August 16, 2018
Position Title: Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern
Supervisor: Grants and Special Programs Manager
The position is paid, part-time, twenty hours per week, non-benefited, for an initial period of up to three months with the possibility of extension.
Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers. Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. For a complete description of programs and offerings, visit collegeart.org.
The Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) website is a project of CAA supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Designed by committee members and museum leaders, it offers materials for practicing museum educators on practical and content-related guidelines.
CAA seeks a proactive and engaged art museum professional to join the staff as the RAAMP Project Intern. Initial tenure is for three months with the possibility of renewal. The Intern will assist with the daily administrative tasks of the project, including: corresponding with stakeholder museums and organizations; identifying published and community resources; archiving materials in the CORE repository on Humanities Commons; coordinate “Coffee Gatherings,” video practica, and other programming; liaise with project designer; and other administrative tasks as needed.
Assist project manager in designing and conducting surveys for evaluation. Ideally, the intern will be intimately familiar with academic art museums and enthusiastic about engaging with professionals from these institutions nationwide and internationally.
- Assist the project manager with correspondence with stakeholders
- Conduct research to obtain materials relevant to academic art museum practices
- Contact institutions and solicit materials for the repository
- Coordinate schedules
- Monitor and compile analytics on website performance
- Compile and visualize data relating to academic art museums
- Inventory existing surveys and responses
- Disseminate new surveys for data collection
- Other administrative duties as determined by the project manager, director of programs and publications, and/or executive director
- Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in art history or a related discipline and 2–3 years’ experience with museums, libraries, special collections, or digital collections.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects.
- Clear and articulate communication style in speech and writing.
- Initiative to take on new projects and ability to carry them out.
- Commitment to the full three-month term of the internship.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Aakash Suchak, grants and special programs manager, via email (with “RAAMP Intern” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for two to three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.
CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.
posted by CAA — August 15, 2018
RAAMP (Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals) aims to strengthen the educational mission of academic art museums by providing a publicly accessible repository of resources, online forums, and relevant news and information.
With new resources added daily, we welcome contributions to our online archive. Resources can include but are not limited to: museum strategic plans; campaigns for outreach to campus communities; news and announcements about new programs, exhibitions, or staff appointments; and strategies for diversity and inclusion in the academic art museum. You may also provide tips on funding opportunities, exhibition design guidelines, advocacy, and more.
Visit RAAMP to discover our newest resources, and click here to contribute.
RAAMP is a project of CAA with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
With New Urgency, Museums Aim to Cultivate Curators of Color
“For many marginalized young people interested in art, museums still represent authority, whiteness and power — places where we do not belong.” (New York Times)
A To-Do List for MOCA’s New Director, Klaus Biesenbach
LA Times art critic Christopher Knight has some advice for the incoming director. (Los Angeles Times)
Following ACT UP Protest, the Whitney Draws Attention to the Ongoing AIDS Epidemic With a New David Wojnarowicz Wall Text
ACT UP has staged two demonstrations at the museum, drawing attention to the fact that the AIDS crisis is ongoing, not a historical event. (artnet News)
Project Documenting the Deaths of Over 34,000 Refugees Mysteriously Removed at Liverpool Biennial
The arts festival is investigating who took artist Banu Cennetoğlu’s installation without authorization. (Hyperallergic)
Panicked Universities in Search of Students Are Adding Thousands of New Majors
Critics warn that many of these programs are being added hastily. (Washington Post)
Ten Art History Classes You Can Take Online for Free
These 10 online courses—which primarily focus on the Western world—range from foundational to niche. (Artsy)