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CAA’s Services to Artists Committee Presents ARTexchange2020
posted by CAA — January 29, 2020
Workshops • Performances • Exhibition
at Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Gallery, 623 South Wabash
February 12–February 24, 2020
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00am–10:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am–5:00pm
Take part in workshops and performances facilitated by artists: Noah Breuer, Wendy DesChene + Jeff Schmuki, Jennifer Natalya Fink & Julie Laffin, Carol Flueckiger, Visda Goudarzi & Artemi-Maria Gioti, MiHyun Kim, Jill Odegaard, Lydia See, Christine Stiver.
View dynamic installations co-created with the public. Visitors can interact with many of the installations even when facilitating artists are not present. Come by every day to see how the space changes. Workshops and events are “drop-in” friendly. You can come and go for any time during facilitated workshops.
CAA’s Services to Artists Committee (SAC), in collaboration with the “Hokin Project,” a gallery management practicum course at Columbia College Chicago, presents ARTexchange 2020 as an opportunity for artists to share their work and build affinities with other artists, historians, curators, cultural producers, and the public.
The exhibition will remain on view through February 24, 2020.
For a full listing of all SAC programming at the 108th CAA conference, see here.
And don’t forget the ARTexchange Reception, Friday, February 14, 7:00pm–8:30pm.
Black Lunch Table — Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Join us for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon hosted by the Black Lunch Table. Their initiative creates and improves articles about Black visual artists. Celebrating artists of color, women artists, and artists with disabilities, this program supports inclusion and recognition of intersectionality. No prior experience necessary. Bring a computer and a friend!
This programming is partially funded by the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Columbia College Chicago.
Workshop times: Thursday, 10:30am–1:30pm; Friday, 10:30am–1:30pm in the Media Lounge
Noah Breuer – CB&S Rubbings and Print Project
Noah Breuer leads a printmaking workshop, utilizing engraved designs inspired by CB&S, his great-great-grandfather’s textile factory that was seized along with all Jewish-owned property in German-occupied areas during WWII. Participants leave with their own book and contribute one copy for visual materials to be built upon by the next participants.
Workshop times: Wednesday, 4:00pm–6:00pm; Thursday, 4:00pm–6:00pm; Friday, 12:00pm–2:00pm
Wendy DesChene + Jeff Schmuki – Ostraka
Join DesChene and Schmuki in celebration of our fundamental right to vote through Ostraka, a collaborative installation that mirrors a 5th-century BC Athenian tradition, where citizens would inscribe the name of a person they wanted to politically neutralize on a shard of broken pottery called an ostrakon.
Workshop times: Wednesday, 2:00pm–4:00pm; Friday, 12:00pm–2:00pm
Jennifer Natalya Fink & Julie Laffin – UNDERBELLY
Join artists Fink and Laffin in a performance and “modern suffragette” march, retracing the steps of historical suffrage parades. Airing some dirty laundry to expose the underbelly of the movement, participants will wear two-sided sashes imprinted with both positive and negative statements related to the suffragette movement and voting rights.
Performance time: Thursday, 4:00pm–6:00pm
If you want to be a modern suffragette and participate in the march, sign up here to be contacted by the artists. Meet at the Hokin Gallery at 3:40 pm. Don’t forget to dress weather appropriate.
Carol Flueckiger – Solitude of Selfie
Flueckiger’s project explores Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 19th century women’s suffrage address “Solitude of Self”. Participants will be prompted to engage with Stanton’s speech and make response drawings. Works will be pinned to the wall and later scanned and integrated into a book honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
Workshop times: Wednesday, 9:00am–11:00am; Friday, 9:00am–11:00am
Visda Goudarzi & Artemi-Maria Gioti – Soundsourcing
Soundsourcing is a participatory performance orchestrated by artists Goudarzi and Gioti. In this collaborative sound performance, audience members contribute vocal sounds (words, phonemes and noises) which are picked up by two condenser microphones and processed by laptop performers in real-time. The artists invite participation in this unique sound creation process.
Performance time: Friday, 7:00pm–8:00pm
MiHyun Kim – Stories Become Data
Stories Become Data is an interactive digital environment that invites participants to add their own stories to a collective narrative. MiHyun Kim will lead a workshop utilizing iPads and projection to create a space for participants to share and to visualize their stories collectively and simultaneously through real time.
Workshop time: Friday, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Jill Odegaard – Woven Welcome
Woven Welcome is a community-based art project that utilizes the form of a woven rug as a statement of the interconnectedness of individuals. Join artist Jill Odegaard in creating this artistic metaphor, and engage in a dialogue with other conference attendees and community members.
Workshop times: Wednesday, 6:00pm–10:00pm; Friday, 9:00am–12:00pm
Lydia See – BMC Playbook
Lydia See’s BMC Playbook encourages the examination and manipulation of materials, space, and the collective spirit. This collaborative project, resulting in an installation in the Hokin Gallery, includes a series of chance operations based on a generative BMC card game, inspired by material study workshops at Black Mountain College.
Workshop time: Thursday, 4:00pm–6:00pm
Materials and instructions are available outside facilitated workshop times for the entire exhibition.
Christine Stiver – Banquet Art
Stiver’s participatory performance Banquet Art is modeled after one of Caroline Shawk Brooks’ own sculpting demonstrations in which she sculpted one face after another on the same bust of butter. Participants will sculpt a series of portraits, starting with Napoleon and George Washington, a litany of “great leaders” will follow.
Workshop time: Friday, 4:00pm–8:00pm
Graduate Student Screenings
A curated selection of current MA/MFA videos/digital artworks, premieres at the Media Lounge Wednesday. Participating artists: ANDiLAND, Jorge Bañales, Andrea Bagdon, Jacklyn Brickman/Heather Taylor, Christian Casas, Danielle Damico, Jesse Egner, Caleb Engstrom, Mary Gring, Selena Ingram, Bibiana Medkova, Carolina Montejo, Strange Lens, Maria V, F. C. Zuke
Film Screening: Eva Hesse
posted by CAA — November 28, 2016
Zeitgeist Films offers a free screening of the acclaimed documentary Eva Hesse (2016) to attendees of CAA’s 2017 Annual Conference. Directed by Marcie Begleiter and produced by Karen Shapiro, the film is the first feature-length appreciation of this important artist’s life and work.
Eva Hesse makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with her close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and archival and contemporary interviews with fellow artists—among them Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, and Dan Graham—who recall her passionate, ambitious, and tenacious personality.
The screening will talk place on Wednesday, February 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Time Warner Screening Room, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Center, Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. The museum is half a block from the New York Hilton Midtown, the headquarters hotel.
The audience is limited to fifty people. Please send your RSVP (required) to email@example.com.
CAA and the Monuments Men
posted by Linda Downs — February 06, 2014
The American Council of Learned Societies held a premiere showing of George Clooney’s Monuments Men, the Hollywood film based on Robert Edsel’s The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. The film demonstrates the contributions of art historians who investigated the thousands of art works and archival manuscripts looted by the Nazis and secretly stored in mines around Germany during the WWII. Members of ACLS initiated the interest in saving European monuments during WWII and many CAA members participated.
Former CAA President (1952-1955), Professor Lane Faison who chaired the Art History Department at Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts from 1940-1969 that, during his time, graduated so many students who became museum directors (Thomas Kerns, Glenn Lowry, Roger Mandle, Earl Powell) served in the Office of Strategic Services (later to become the CIA) in 1945 assigned to a group called the Art Looting Investigation Unit to find out what the Nazi’s had done with the art that they had stolen. He was one of three art historian officers including James S. Plaut and Theodore Rousseau who collected evidence for the Nuremburg Trials. The Monuments Men relied on these extensive lists to track down the stolen work.
Jack Hyland, CAA’s Treasurer, investment banker, media advisor and author (see www.jackwhyland.com) of a thriller The Moses Virus: A Novel and Evangelism’s First Modern Media Star: Reverend Bill Stidger (a biography of his grandfather who was the model for Elmer Gantry) interviewed Lane Faison on his 90th birthday for the July 1998 CAA News article: “People of the Eye” [http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/LaneFaisonInterview.pdf]. The article covers, in part, CAA President Faison’s recollections of being a Monuments Man.
What a thrill it was to see at last a Hollywood film where art historians are portrayed as heroes on the silver screen –granted a bit past their prime but able to screw up their courage to capture a sniper, lose their lives in defense of Michaelangelo’s Bruge Madonna, and retrieve the entire Ghent Alterpiece just ahead of the looting Russians. The film is complete with patriotic music and outstanding images of the original works of art instead of the typical reproductions. The major facts are adhered to and the reality is driven home that many people died in the effort to retrieve the art important to world heritage with little support from the military, Congress and the White House.
CAA Offers Free Tickets to The Monuments Men
posted by Christopher Howard — February 04, 2014
CAA is giving away free movie tickets to special screenings of The Monuments Men, directed by and starring George Clooney, in four cities across the United States to its members. The organization has ten tickets (five pairs) for the New York screening; ten tickets (five pairs) for Los Angeles; six tickets (three pairs) for Chicago; and six tickets (three pairs) for Houston.
Please send your name, the name of your guest, your city, and your CAA User/Member ID# to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 PM EST today. Winners will be notified after 4:00 PM.
The Monuments Men were a group of approximately 345 men and women from thirteen nations who comprised the MFAA section during World War II. Many were museum directors, curators, art historians, artists, architects, and educators—and also members of CAA. Together they worked to protect monuments and other cultural treasures from the destruction of World War II. In the last year of the war, they tracked, located, and in the years that followed returned more than five million artistic and cultural items stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Their role in preserving cultural treasures was without precedent.
All four screenings will take place this Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 7:30 PM. Here are the locations:
- New York screening: AMC Loews West 34th Street 14, 312 West 34th Street, Manhattan
- Los Angeles screening: Edwards Long Beach 26 and IMAX, 7501 Carson Boulevard, Long Beach
- Chicago screening: AMC Showplace Cicero 14, 4779 West Cermak Road
- Houston screening: AMC Gulf Pointe 30, 11801 South Sam Houston Parkway East
Tickets to The Monuments Men are guaranteed, not first-come, first-served. CAA will send the winners’ names to the film promoter, who will put them on the VIP list. You will not need printed tickets.
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