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Annual Artist Interview, Willie Cole

posted by CAA — Apr 05, 2022

On February 18, 2022, Willie Cole was featured in the Annual Artists’ Interviews at CAA’s 110th Annual Conference. Watch the interview in full below!

Beginning in 1997, the Annual Artists’ Interviews were established to provide the opportunity for esteemed artists to have one-on-one conversations with colleagues at the Annual Conference. Each year, the Services to Artists Committee (SAC) identifies two distinguished artists to participate.  The interviews are held annually as part of the Services to Artists Program at the conference.

 


 

Willie Cole is a contemporary American sculptor, printer, and perceptual engineer. His work uses contexts of postmodern eclecticism, and combines references and appropriation from African and African American imagery. Cole is best known for his Dada and Surrealist readymades, which assemble and transform ordinary domestic and used objects such as irons, ironing boards, high-heeled shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts, wooden matches, lawn jockeys, and other discarded appliances and hardware. Cole grew up in Newark, NJ. He attended the Boston University School of Fine Arts, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1976, and continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York from 1976 to 1979.  

Recent exhibitions of Cole’s work include To Reclaim, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL, USA; New Concepts in Printmaking 2: Willie Cole, MoMA, New York, NY, USA; Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA; Chicago, Surrealism: The Conjured Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA; and Afro: Black Identity in America and Brazil, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA. Cole’s work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; MoMA, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and many others. 

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CAA is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. 

The Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. The Terra Foundation supports projects that share expansive narratives of American art. Projects should focus primarily on visual art made before 1980. 

The six grantees for 2022 are: 

Isabelle Bonnet and Sophie Hacket, Casa Susanna, Editions Textuel 

Betsy Boone, Spanish Element in Our Nationality: Spain and America at the World’s Fairs and Centennial Celebrations, 1876-1915, Centro de Estudios Europa Hispanica 

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Louise Nevelson: Drag, Color, Join, Face, Yale University Press 

Josh T. Franco, Marfa, Marfa: Minimalism, Rasquachismo, and Questioning Decolonial Aesthetics in Far West Texas, Duke University Press 

Sophie Lynford, Painting Dissent: Art, Ethics, and the American Pre-Raphaelites, Princeton University Press 

Andrew Witt, California in Catastrophe, MIT Press 

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Annual Artist Interview, Jessica Stockholder

posted by CAA — Mar 28, 2022

Jessica Stockholder, Assist: Sidled, 2016 (Photograph © Jessica Stockholder)

On February 18, 2022, Jessica Stockholder was featured in the Annual Artists’ Interviews at CAA’s 110th Annual Conference, interviewed by Christine Mehring. See below to watch the interview in full!

Beginning in 1997, the Annual Artists’ Interviews were established to provide the opportunity for esteemed artists to have one-on-one conversations with colleagues at the Annual Conference. Each year, the Services to Artists Committee (SAC) identifies two distinguished artists to participate.  The interviews are held annually as part of the Services to Artists Program at the conference.

 


 

Jessica Stockholder is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and educator who lives and works in Chicago. In addition to earning her BFA from the University of Victoria in Canada and her MFA from Yale University, she was awarded two honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees: one from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010, and one from Columbia College in 2013. Stockholder was Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2018.  

Stockholder’s works sit at the intersection of painting with sculpture, and often incorporate the architecture in which it has been conceivedEmploying a wide range of ordinary everyday materials Stockholder orchestrates an intersection of pictorial and physical space. She probes how meaning derives from physicality, and engages the sensuality and pleasure evoked by color and formal order in an effort to call attention to the edges of understanding.  

Stockholder’s work has been exhibited in many of the world’s most influential art venues, including Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Dia Center for the Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Venice Biennale. It is included in such museum collections as the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.  

Stockholder is currently the Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, a position she accepted in 2011, after 12 years as Director of the Sculpture Department at the Yale School of Art.  

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Women’s History Month and Art Journal Open

posted by CAA — Mar 21, 2022

Each week this Women’s History Month, we highlight the rich scholarship and programs produced at CAA that celebrate women in the fields of visual arts and the humanities. This week, we are sharing a bibliography of articles from our open-access journal Art Journal Open that feature women artists.

This Women’s History Month is also especially significant this year, which is the 50th anniversary of feminism at CAA. To learn more about this history, visit this page. CAA is also collecting archival materials to better understand and document the history of its Committee of Women in the Arts, including the committee’s many collaborations with other affiliate committees and groups, such as the Women’s Caucus for Art, The Feminist Art Project, the Queer Caucus, and many more. Visit this page for more information.

Andrew, Nell. “DadaDance: Sophie Taueber’s Visceral Abstraction.” Art Journal Open (July 3, 2014).

Sophie Taueber-Arp, Free Vertical-Horizontal Rhythms (Rythmes verticaux-horizontaux libres), 1919, gouache, 11 15⁄16 x 8 9⁄16 in. (30.3 x 21.8 cm). Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber Arp e.V., inv. 003.205 (artwork in the public domain; photograph provided by Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber Arp)

Barakeh, Zeina. “Projections for the Third Half [Cloud Storm].” Art Journal Open (August 6, 2020).

Zeina Barakeh, Projections From The Third Half [Cloud Storm], 2020, animation, 3 min. (artwork © Zeina Barakeh)

Barber, Tiffany E. “Narcissister, a Truly Kinky Artist.Art Journal Open (March 11, 2020).

Narcissister, Red Riding Hood, 2014, mixed media (photograph provided by the artist)

Berrigan, Caitlin and Sasha Engelmann. “Fault Lines and Fractures: A Conversation about Imaginary Explosions.” Art Journal Open (December 17, 2020).

Caitlin Berrigan, excerpt from Imaginary Explosions, 2018

Bryan-Wilson, Julia and Mary Beth Heffernan. Facing Social Practice: Mary Beth Heffernan in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson.” Art Journal Open (June 30, 2020).

Stanford Express Care nurse Anna Chico, who was among the first providers to use PPE Portraits for COVID-19 care, March 2020 (photograph by Cati Brown-Johnson)

Burns, A.K. and Melissa Ragain. “Scripting A Smeary Spot.” Art Journal Open (December 8, 2017).

The late Jack Doroshow performs as Mother Flawless, a clairvoyant psyche. In this scene she recites an excerpt from Joanna Russ’ sci-fi novel We Who Are About To. . . , A.K. Burns, video still from A Smeary Spot, 2015, four-channel video installation, HD color, six-channel sound, TRT 53:13 (artwork © A.K. Burns; image provided by the artist, Callicoon Fine Arts, NY, and Michel Rein Gallery, Paris/Brussels)

Cancelmo, Amy. “Roots and Ramble Kija Lucas and Amy Cancelmo in Conversation.” Art Journal Open (August 30, 2016).

Kija Lucas, Bristol 30, 2013, archival pigment print, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.9 cm), from In Search of Home, (artwork © Kija Lucas)

Carland, Tammy Rae and Ann Cvetkovich. “Sharing an Archive of Feelings: A Conversation.” Art Journal Open (October 24, 2013).

Tammy Rae Carland, Galz Living Room, MWMF, from Outpost, 2004, color photograph, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61cm) (artwork © Tammy Rae Carland)

Costello, Kate. “P&P .” Art Journal Open (November 3, 2016).

Still from Kate Costello, P&P, 2016, video, 1 min., 26 sec. (artwork © Kate Costello)

Craycroft, Anna. “To Listen.” Art Journal Open (October 25, 2017).

Sophomore Seminar with Meg Cranston and Marlena Donohue, April 5, 2017: Meg Cranston and Marlena Donohue’s class met with Anna Craycroft to discuss Tuning the Room in relation to Umberto Eco’s essay “The Open Work.” (artwork © Anna Craycroft)

Craycroft, Anna. “To Record, to Interpret, to Comment.” Art Journal Open (March 1, 2017).

Anna Craycroft, The Earth Is a Magnet, 2016, installation view, part of The Artist’s Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, November 16, 2016–March 26, 2017 (artwork © Anna Craycroft; photograph by Charles Mayer)

DaPonte, Amy A. “Candida Höfer’s Turken in Deutschland as ‘Counter-publicity’.” Art Journal Open (January 6, 2017).

Candida Höfer, Untitled from Türken in Deutschland 1979, 1979, color slide projection, 80 slides, approx. 7 min., dimensions variable (artwork © Candida Höfer, Köln/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016)

Fuenmayor, Jesús. “Barricades of Silence: Nikita Gale in Conversation with Jesús Fuenmayor.” Art Journal Open (August 20, 2020).

Nikita Gale, INTERCEPTOR, 2019, installation view, Fall Apart: Nikita Gale & Pat O’Neill, Martos Gallery, New York, January 11–February 24, 2019 (artwork © Nikita Gale; photograph by Charles Benton/Martos Gallery, provided by the artist)

Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols. “The Cat is My Medium: Notes on Writing and Art of Carloee Schneemann.” Art Journal Open (July 29, 2015).

Carolee Schneemann, Kitch’s Last Meal, 1973–76, Super 8mm film, double projection, vertical, sound on cassette, ca. 5 hrs., two installation views (artwork © Carolee Schneemann; photographs provided by the artist)

Goulish, Matthew. “A Clear Day and No Memories: Neurology, Philosophy, and Analogy in Kerry Tribe’s HM.” Art Journal Open (February 5, 2014).

Eadward Muybridge, Pi-Wi-Ack, Valley of the Yosemite (Shower of Stars), “Vernal Fall,” 400 Feet Fall, No. 29, 1872, wet-plate collodion photograph (photograph in the public domain)

Graham, Amanda Jane. “Space Travels: Trisha Brown’s Locus.” Art Journal Open (July 22, 2016).

Trisha Brown, Locus Solo, 2011, performed by Diane Madden in “Performance 11: OnLine/Trisha Brown Dance Company” in conjunction with the exhibition On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 2011 (photographs © Yi-Chun Wu; photographs provided by Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY)

Jenkinson, Monique. “Diva Maw.” Art Journal Open (October 29, 2020).

Monique Jenkinson (Fauxnique), Diva Maw, 2020, digital video, 5:35 min.; soundtrack by Marc Kate, Untitled (“Diva Maw” Soundtrack), 2020, audio file (video © Monique Jenkinson; soundtrack © Marc Kate)

Kauffman, Vanessa. “Outside of Time: Patricia Fernández Carcedo in Conversation with Vanessa Kauffman.” Art Journal Open (August 12, 2016).

Visitors in Patricia Fernández Carcedo’s studio during Headlands’ Fall 2015 Open House (artwork © Patricia Fernández Carcedo; photograph by Rebecca Puretz, provided by Headlands Center for the Arts)

Laser, Liz Magic and Christopher Y. Lew. “InterAct: a reenacted interview.” Art Journal Open (May 4, 2011)

Liz Magic Laser, Flight, 2010, performance, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, April 10, 2010 (artwork © Liz Magic Laser; photograph by Mia Tramz, provided by Derek Eller Gallery). The performance was developed in collaboration with actors Lindsey Andersen, Nic Grelli, Elizabeth Hodur, Michael Wiener, Max Woertendyke, and Lia Woertendyke

Lee, Young Jean. “Women in Downtown Theater.” Art Journal Open (August 26, 2012).
Leeson, Lynn Hershman. “Excerpts from the Graphic Novel !Women Art Revolution—A Secret History.” Art Journal Open (May 29, 2011)
Mann, Elana. One day I will make a mace, but for now I have a mouth.” Art Journal Open (September 30, 2021).

Elana Mann, Unidentified Bright Object #61, 2021, clay, wood, and glass, 14 ½ x 3 ½ x 3 ¾ in. (36.8 x 8.9 x 9.5 cm) (artwork © Elana Mann; photographs by Brica Wilcox)

Masley-Charlet, Caitlin. “Caitlin Masley-Charlet in Conversation with Elisabeth Smolarz.” Art Journal Open (June 5, 2018).

Elisabeth Smolarz, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THINGS, ongoing 2014–2017. Archival inkjet prints, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Masley-Charlet, Caitlin. “Caitlin Masley-Charlet and Diana Shpungin in Conversation.” Art Journal Open (July 8, 2016).

Diana Shpungin, detail of A Break in One and Several Places, 2015, graphite pencil, horsehair broom, glazed porcelain and stoneware, 24 x 43 x 14 in. (60.9 x 109.2 x 35.5 cm) (artwork © Diana Shpungin)

McKee, C.C. “‘a salting of sorts’: Salt, Sea, and Affective Form in the work of Deborah Jack.” Art Journal Open (July 30, 2019).

Deborah Jack, SHORE, 2004, nylon screens, video projection, rock salt, reflecting pool, dimensions variable, installation view, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, New York (artwork © Deborah Jack; photograph provided by the artist)

McClure, Michael Jay. “If it Need Be Termed Surrender: Trisha Donnelly’s Subjunctive Case.” Art Journal Open (July 29, 2013).

Trisha Donnelly, Untitled, 2008, plaster, horsehair, paint, pillow, belts, lamp, two parts, ea. 36 x 60 x 22¾ in. (91.4 x 152.4 x 57.8 cm), installation view, The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, 2009 (artwork © Trisha Donnelly; photograph provided by Casey Kaplan, New York)

Ohsawa, Asuka. “Squares, Triangles, and Cats.” Art Journal Open (December 31, 2020).
Porges, Maria. “Shortest Stories.” Art Journal Open (December 20, 2018).
Rosa, María Laura. Questions of Identity: Photographic Series by Alicia D’Amico, 1983–86.” Art Journal Open (July 2, 2019).

Alicia D’Amico photograph of Liliana, a performance by Liliana Mizrahi, 1983, scanned copy of original negative, reproduction from original 35mm negative contact (photograph © Archivo Alicia D’Amico, Buenos Aires)

Santos, Dorothy R. “ Domain Errors.” Art Journal Open (July 24, 2020).
Schiff, Karen L. “Imprinting Agnes Martin.” Art Journal Open (December 19, 2014).

Karen L. Schiff, Agnes Martin, El País, 21 December 2004, II, 2005, graphite and stylus on vellum, 17 x 12 inches (artwork © Karen L. Schiff)

Sifuentes, Aram Han. “Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t.” Art Journal Open (October 1, 2020).

Protest Banner Lending Library, Let Us Vote! and Official Unofficial Voting Station, 2020, textile banners (photograph by Thaib A. Wahab)

Szymanek, Angelique. “Haptic Encounters: Margarita Cabera’s Space in Between.” Art Journal Open (October 15, 2020).

Margarita Cabrera, Sewing Machine (Blue-Green), 2016, vinyl, thread, copper wire, and appliance parts (artwork © 2020 Margarita Cabrera/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society [ARS], NY; photograph provided by the artist)

Vlassopoulou, Penelope. “No water, Athens, Greece, 2015: Twenty-four hours with nothing to eat or drink, only smelling the jasmine.” Art Journal Open (October 26, 2016).

 Excerpt from Pandelis Prevelakis, I Kefali tis Medousas [The Head of Medusa] (Athens: Friends’ Editions, 1963), trans. the artist and Markus Nystrom

Watt, Marie. “In Conversation with Marie Watt: A New Coyote Tale.” Art Journal Open (October 19, 2017).

Marie Watt, Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, 2014, cast bronze, 18 x 4 x 6 ft. (5.49 x 1.22 x 1.83 m). Permanent installation, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington (artwork © Marie Watt; photograph by Benjamin Benschneider/OTTO)

Wilson, Siona. Portraits (and) Matter.” Art Journal Open (January 13, 2022).
Yoshitake, Mika. “Humans have been Human for so long: Shana Lutker and Mika Yoshitake in Conversation.” Art Journal Open (August 2, 2016).

Shana Lutker, A handsome confused puppet, 2015, mirrored glass box, fluorescent lights, wood, marble, casters, 49 x 30 x 19 in. (124.4 x 76.2 x 48.2 cm) (artwork © Shana Lutker; photograph by Cathy Carver)

Yurshansky, Jenny. Hide and Seek.” Art Journal Open (March 25, 2021).

Jenny Yurshansky, Hide and Seek (folded view), 2021, interactive sculpture, inkjet print, 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 9.5 x 7.6 cm) (photograph provided by the artist) Folk tradition meets revisionist storytelling in Jenny Yurshansky’s printable sculpture

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Announcing New CAA Board Members for 2022!

posted by CAA — Mar 08, 2022

The results of the 2022 CAA Board of Directors Election were presented at the CAA Annual Business Meeting, Part II on Friday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. (CST) at CAA’s 110th Annual Conference.

We are grateful to all the candidates who put forward their names for consideration this year.

ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the Association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures.

Thank you to all those who voted!

We would like to congratulate Gregory Gilbert, Nazar Kozak, Karen J. Leader, Adity Saxena, and Victoria McCraven on their election to CAA’s Board of Directors.

Gregory Gilbert

Gregory Gilbert received his BFA degree in Art History from the University of Kansas and his MA and PhD degrees in Art History from Rutgers University. He has taught at Rutgers University, Purdue University and Western Illinois University. He is currently Professor of Art History and Director of the Art History and Art Museum Studies programs at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He also earned MA certification in Museum Studies from Rutgers University and has worked in several art museums, most recently as senior curator at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. His primary area of research is 20th century American art, specifically Abstract Expressionism. He is currently researching the relationship of Robert Motherwell’s art to Pragmatist philosophy and American poetics and in 2015 received a Dedalus Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Archives of American Art Fellowship for this project. He is also writing a book on Abstract Expressionism and the mass visual culture of World War II and has published articles in the Oxford Art Journal and Arts on this topic. In addition, he has written critical exhibition and book reviews for The Art Newspaper. 

Nazar Kozak

Nazar Kozak is Senior Researcher at the Department of Art Studies at the Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine and Associate Professor of Art History at Ivan Franko University of Lviv. Kozak received a PhD from Lviv Academy of Arts in 2000. His research was supported by scholarships and grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program, Getty Scholar Program, the American Council of Learned Societies, and other organizations. Kozak is working in two subfields of art history simultaneously: medieval and contemporary. His research on the medieval period concerns political iconography and art exchanges in Byzantine and post-Byzantine cultural spheres. He has authored the book (Lviv: Liha-Pres, 2007). In contemporary art studies, Kozak is exploring art’s agency in crisis situations. His essay on the art interventions during the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine (2013–14) received an honorable mention as a finalist for 2018 Art Journal Award. Currently, Kozak is writing a book about global artistic responses to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Karen J. Leader

Karen J. Leader is Associate Professor of Art History and Faculty Associate in the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA and Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her areas of interest include art and popular culture in the 19th-21st centuries, feminist theory and practice, and the history and future of the discipline of art history, the humanities, and higher education. She has published on the artist Gustave Courbet, representations of women in popular culture, and 21st-century tattoo culture. She directs the Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Advocacy and Social Change, and is currently the chair of CAA’s Services to Historians of the Visual Arts Committee.  

 

 

 

Victoria McCraven

Victoria McCraven is the Programs Manager at NXTHVN, where she recently co-curated the Fall Exhibition Christian Curiel: Between Reveries. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, NXTHVN is an arts non-profit which invites emerging artists from all over the world to participate in its curatorial and studio fellowships. She is passionate about expanding historical narratives through the visual arts and creating community-based dialogue. Victoria earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, majoring in Geography with a minor in Art History. While at Dartmouth, she worked at the Hood Museum of Art where she curated the exhibition Black Bodies on the Cross which included works by Romare Bearden, Kara Walker, and Ashley Bryan. In 2019, Victoria was selected as a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Postgraduate Grantee to complete her master’s degree in History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Previously, Victoria was the 2020-2021 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she worked on education and audience development projects across the museum. While completing her fellowship at the Saint Louis Art Museum, she co-curated the current New Media Series Nuotama Frances Bodomo: Afronauts which is currently on view through May 1, 2022.

Adity Saxena

I call myself a messenger of happiness and believe in empathy. Mind-map is my tool for plotting ideas and communicating through stories. In the past 18 years of my professional journey, I have progressed from a design educator of a vocational training institution to a Dean of the Woxsen School of Arts and Design, India. In addition, I have expanded my path from teaching to academic coordination to academic leadership.   

Being a first-generation graduate, I have many pauses, slow and fast pace in my journey path, which gives me an understanding of people, culture, and power of empathy. I am a teenage girl’s mother, a certified design thinker, and a mentor.   

My experience includes allied fields like working as a Restorative Justice co-facilitator in a school project in the United States and many global research projects. I am India representative of Restorative Justice Education, USA, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation) is to promotes the practice of Restorative in school education to create a culture of care.  

The social role of art, wellbeing and education are the areas that interest me more. My research has been published globally and many of my research are the outcome of global collaborations. I have been invited to share my thoughts about the challenges in online education, corporate storytelling, and design thinking on many international platforms.  

I have been featured in The Academic Woman Magazine, the UK, in Jan-March, 2022 issue. In addition, recently, I have been invited to work as an external member in Design Thinking for Social Change, a project funded by the European Union. 

I am privileged to be connected with a global network and believe in the power of collaborations. My dream is to create an enjoyable learning space for students and teachers.  

 

 

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Women’s History Month and caa.reviews

posted by CAA — Mar 04, 2022

Each week this Women’s History Month, we highlight the rich scholarship and programs produced at CAA that celebrate women in the fields of visual arts and the humanities. This week, we are sharing a bibliography of publications and exhibitions reviewed this past year on our open-access journal caa.reviews that feature women artists and practitioners.

caa.reviews also houses rosters of dissertation titles in progress and completed since 2002, many of which have been written by women and focus on topics related to women and feminism in the arts.

This Women’s History Month is also especially significant this year, which is the 50th anniversary of feminism at CAA. To learn more about this history, visit this page. CAA is also collecting archival materials to better understand and document the history of its Committee of Women in the Arts, including the committee’s many collaborations with other affiliate committees and groups, such as the Women’s Caucus for Art, The Feminist Art Project, the Queer Caucus, and many more. Visit this page for more information.

Acevedo-Yates, Carla, editor. Carolina Caycedo: From the Bottom of the River. Chicago and New York: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and DelMonico Books/D.A.P., 2020. 

Carolina Caycedo: From the Bottom of the River, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2020–21 (photograph by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago)

Blanchflower, Melissa, Natalia Grabowska, and Melissa Larner, editors. Faith Ringgold. Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom. Cologne: Walther König, 2019.   

Faith Ringgold, Slave Rape, 1972, installation view, Faith Ringgold, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2019 (artwork © 2019 Faith Ringgold; photograph provided by readsreads.info)

Brandow-Faller, Megan. The Female Secession: Art and the Decorative at the Viennese Women’s Academy. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2020.  
Fiell, Charlotte and Clementine Fiell. Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Ziesel. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2019.  
Harris, Shawnya L. editor. Emma Amos: Color Odyssey. Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2021.  

Emma Amos,  All I Know of Wonder, 2008, oil on linen, African fabric, 70 1/2 x 55 1/2 in. (179.1 x 141 cm), installation view, Emma Amos: Color Odyssey, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, 2021 (photograph by the author)

Huebner, Karla. Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.  
Kim, Christine Y. and Rujeko Hockley. Julie Mehretu. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Prestel, 2019.  

Julie Mehretu, Hineni (E. 3:4), 2018, ink and acrylic on canvas, 96 × 120 in. (243.8 x 304.8 cm). Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, gift of George Economou, 2019 (artwork © Julie Mehretu; photograph by Tom Powel Imaging)

Meijling, Jesper and Tigran Haas, editors. Essays on Jane Jacobs. Stockholm: Bokförlaget Stolpe, 2020.  
Mühling, Matthias and Stephanie Weber, editors. Senga Nengudi: Topologies. Munich: Hirmer, 2021.  

Senga Nengudi, Warp Trance, 2007, multi-channel audio/video installation in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, with a sound composition by Butch Morris, installation view, Senga Nengudi: Topologies, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021 (photograph © Aaron Igler, provided by the artist and The Fabric Workshop and Museum)

   Nakajima, Izumi. Anti-Action: Post-War Japanese Art and Women Artists (アンチ・アクション: 日本戦後絵画と女性画家). Tokyo: Brücke, 2019.  
Nelson, Andrea editor. The New Woman behind the Camera. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2020.  
Rose, Pauline. Working against the Grain: Women Sculptors in Britain c.1885–1950. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2020.  
VanDiver, Rebecca. Designing a New Tradition: Loïs Mailou Jones and the Aesthetics of Blackness. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2020.  
Walker, Anna and Laura Mott, editors. Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock. Arnoldsche Art Publishers in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2020.  

Olga de Amaral, Brumas, 2013, acrylic, gesso, and cotton on wood, installation view, Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock, Cranbrook Art Museum, October 30, 2021–March 20, 2022 (artwork © Olga de Amaral; photograph by P. D. Rearick, image provided by Cranbrook Art Museum)

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CAA’s Anti-Colonialism Solidarity Statement

posted by CAA — Mar 02, 2022

On February 24, 2022, we witnessed the onset of military action and invasion of Ukraine. The College Art Association (CAA) strongly condemns colonialist aggression and oppression. We stand with our global colleagues, constituents, and friends who are affected by violence and threats to their safety as they struggle for peace and human rights. We recognize and hold firmly the inherent foundations for freedom, justice, and peace in the world. With peace as a central goal, we strongly condemn the deliberate destruction of heritage sites, destruction of art, and attempted hegemonic erasure of culture and history through the actions of oppressors. We encourage our international community of artists, historians, and designers to respond with care, with the aim to de-escalate the violence; and to use actions and words that will reaffirm peace, universal respect, and observance of the spirit of shared humanity. We invite members of our international community and learned societies to support colleagues, to protect scholarship and, with us, to condemn the atrocities to cultural heritage. Destruction of art and history in any one region is an action of erasure of all shared human histories.

CAA holds deep concern for the safety of working people, academic personnel, students, and the culture of the Ukraine, as well as the Global South, Middle East, and Far East and all our international constituencies affected by violence and uncertainty. We additionally support all BIPOC students and peoples and their equal treatment. CAA, its board, and its staff will continue to be in contact with affected members and offer support and advocacy. We stand in solidarity with our international arts community to create, analyze, teach, and promote art as an essential part of our institutions and our lives. We hold your safety, peace, and wellbeing at the forefront of our hearts.

CAA is a signatory of the American Historical Association’s letter condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They write, “We vigorously support the Ukrainian nation and its people in their resistance to Russian military aggression and the twisted mythology that President Putin has invented to justify his violation of international norms.” To read this statement in full, please visit their website.

To read more about CAA’s advocacy, visit this page.

 


Resources for Displaced Scholars and Students

 

United States

New University in Exile Consortium 

  • The New University in Exile is an expanding group of universities and colleges publicly committed to the belief that the academic community has both the responsibility and capacity to assist persecuted and endangered scholars everywhere and to protect the intellectual capital that is jeopardized when universities and scholars are under assault.
  • The primary mission of the Consortium is to nurture academics who have been persecuted and uprooted by creating a sense of intellectual community among exiled scholars.
  • If you are affiliated with a college or university and would like your institution to take the next step toward becoming a member of the Consortium, email them at uieconsortium@newschool.edu. There are a few simple criteria for membership, primarily a commitment by your institution to host an endangered scholar. There are no membership dues.

Scholar Rescue Fund

  • The Scholar Rescue Fund launched a Ukraine-specific round of the IIE Emergency Student Fund on Monday, February 28, to provide financial support to Ukrainian students studying at US colleges and universities.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a scholarship program offered to immigrants and refugees in the United States. In order to qualify for the scholarship program, applicants must be planning to attend a graduate-level degree program at an accredited American university on a full-time basis. The scholarships can be awarded to US citizens whose parents were born abroad or who are not US citizens as well as to individuals who were born abroad but are naturalized citizens, adopted by US citizens, green card holders or refugee status. Those who were born abroad but graduated from an American high school may also be eligible.

The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

 

Global

Scholars at Risk

  • Scholars at Risk works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world.
  • Go to this page to identify ways to help.

The UN Refugee Agency Scholarships

  • A campaign to fund talented refugee scholars.

 

Germany

DAAD

For colleagues linked to German Universities, the website of DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, provides further information concerning Ukraine. The International Office at your university may be eligible for funding to support scholars from Ukraine by linking them to your university.

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI)

  • Services and opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • The UNHCR of the United Nations administers the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) to help refugees afford the cost of post-secondary education. Through the program, recognized refugees can receive free tuition as well as money for books, transportation, housing, and food. The program is open to applicants who hold a secondary school diploma, have demonstrated financial need, enroll in a program where the likelihood of employment is high, and are under 28 years of age. Only one DAFI award is given out per family. Applicants must be from one of the countries specified by the UNHCR. A full list is available on their website.

 

Austria

Central European University, Vienna

  • Visit this link for ways to donate to Ukranian communities, such as housing and hardship support, as well as a new scholarship fund.

 

UK

University of Bristol Scholarship

  • A scholarship that gives refugees and asylum seekers life-changing access to university education has been expanded, the University of Bristol has announced.

Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

  • STAR campaigns for and supports the creation of scholarships to improve access to university for people who have claimed asylum in the UK. At this link, you can find a list of scholarship opportunities in the UK, together with advice for your application and information about other funding opportunities.

Council of At-Risk Academics (CARA) at Risk UK Universities Network 

  • The Network aims to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between UK higher education institutions in support of persecuted and at-risk academics, and in the defence and promotion of academic and university freedoms worldwide. 125 UK universities are currently working with us to support these aims.

 


Other Resources

CAA Committees

CAA Affiliated societies:

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2347 (2017)

UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict  

Nazar Kozak, “Art Embedded into Protest: Staging the Ukrainian Maidan,” Art Journal 76, no.1 (Spring 2017).

 

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Call for Student Videographer

posted by CAA — Feb 23, 2022

CAA is seeking student videographer(s) interested in creating short video profiles on select recipients of our 2022 Distinguished Awards, to be completed this spring. Videos will be limited to three minutes in duration and will tell the story of the award recipient. For this pilot project, two awardees have been selected:

The selected video profiles will be featured on  CAA’s YouTube Channel and on the CAA website. The selected student will receive a complementary one-year membership to CAA and access to CAA’s 2023 Annual Conference.

 

Timeline

March 22, 2022 – Application for videographer deadline

April 5, 2022- Notification of selected videographer(s)

June 8, 2022- Completed videos due

 

Application instructions:

Please fill out this form and send a resume as a PDF to info@collegeart.org with “Distinguished Awards Videographer” in the subject line.

 

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Meet the 2021 Professional Development Fellows

posted by CAA — Feb 18, 2022

CAA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Professional Development Fellowships. The recipient of the $10,000 fellowship in visual arts is Christine Lee, California Institute of the Arts and the recipient of the $10,000 fellowship in art history is Jenny Tang, Yale University. An honorable mention in visual arts goes to Malene Barnett, Temple University and an honorable mention in art history goes to Maia Nichols, University of California, San Diego. All fellows and honorable mentions receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership and registration for the 2022 Annual Conference.

 


2021 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP IN VISUAL ARTS

Christine Lee, California Institute of the Arts

Christine Yerie Lee is a visual artist primarily working in video, installation and sculpture. Raised in the American South by immigrant parents from South Korea, her practice explores performativity and identity-formation, often using the body to articulate ideas concerning resistance to hegemonic power structures in hopes to create a future yet to be imagined or narrativized. By engaging with folklore, history, and pop culture, her work addresses personal and collective memory, hybridity, and authenticity. Her material explorations reflect the poetics informed by these notions and are often activated in her digital works. Through intersectional inquiry and worldbuilding, she aims to illuminate the distinct and parallel threads of the human experience to provide pathways for connection. Lee received a BFA in Apparel Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and worked as a fashion designer for a decade prior to graduate school. She currently resides in Los Angeles and will complete her MFA in Art at California Institute of the Arts in May 2021.

HONORABLE MENTION IN VISUAL ARTS


Malene Barnett, Temple University

Malene Barnett is a multi-disciplinary artist, entrepreneur, and authority on the cultural traditions and practices of art in the African diaspora and how it translates into her vision of the modern black experience. From her sculptural ceramic tiles and vessels to mixed media paintings to handwoven rugs, Barnett continues to evolve her craft and share her African heritage with a global audience. Using archival materials like glass, fiber and clay, she uncovers a deeper language of her legacy and an authentic understanding of her cultural identity. A passionate connector and expert ambassador, her mission is to use art as a tool to create community impact and open doors for the next generation of black artists and expand the conversation around marginalization in the arts and create greater opportunities for inclusion.

As the founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, a global platform and curated collective of independent black makers, she constantly seeks new ways to define the Black narrative and experience for a new generation while bringing awareness to inequality. Her work has been praised in Interior Design Magazine, New York Magazine, Traditional Home, Elle Decor, HGTV Magazine, Luxe + Design Magazine, and House Beautiful. She was also on the cover of Brownstoner Magazine and Wendy Goodman’s Designer Lives video series with New York Magazine’s The Cut. Her entrepreneurial spirit was captured in the NY Times bestselling book “In the Company of Women ” and Home by Hygge & West. She has appeared as a guest speaker on Morning Joe, MSNBC Your Business, and TEDx. Malene’s works have been exhibited at Museum of Science and Industry, Dallas African American Museum, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Baltimore Clayworks, DAAP Galleries, and The Clay Studio.

 


2021 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP IN ART HISTORY

Jenny Tang is a doctoral candidate in History of Art and Film & Media Studies at Yale University, where she specializes in modern and contemporary art, media, and visual culture of the Atlantic world. Tang’s dissertation combines original archival research and a feminist postcolonial perspective to show how layered twentieth-century regimes of race and citizenship in the United States shaped modernist imaginations of the body across the Atlantic. From photomontage and abstraction to security and confinement, this work recasts the history of modernism through the lens of Asian American and African American racial formation. In addition to her scholarly practice, Tang writes criticism on the cultural politics of art, film, and music. She has also contributed to exhibitions and programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art, where she was a 2020-21 Mellon-Marron Research Fellow in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. At Yale, she co-organized the group exhibition New Genealogies with photographer John Edmonds at the Yale School of Art. Tang currently teaches foundational topics in art history in the Department of Art History and the Rose Hill Honors Program at Fordham University.

HONORABLE MENTION IN ART HISTORY

Maia Nichols, University of California, San Diego

Maia Nichols is a Lebanese American-Canadian doctoral candidate in art history, criticism and theory at University of California San Diego specializing in 20th century French and North African visual and material culture, postcolonial theory, and the history of social psychiatry. She holds degrees in psychology and visual art from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a masters in aesthetics and politics from the California Institute of the Arts. She additionally engages in art practice and has taught studio art drawing at UC San Diego. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Her art criticism has been published in venues such as Flash Art International, Hyperallergic, and Diagram. Her dissertation, researched in France with support from a four-year Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, engages art historical visual and material culture methods and theories to consider the institutional history of French colonial North Africa’s progression to independence during the social psychiatry movement, drawing on a range of archival evidence of material culture and experience.

 


ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP

CAA’s Professional Development Fellowship program supports promising artists and art historians who are enrolled in MFA and PhD programs nationwide. Awards are intended to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers. The program is open to all eligible graduate students in the visual arts and art history. Applications for the 2022 fellowship cycle will be due December 15, 2022. Learn more.

Affiliated Society News: February

posted by CAA — Feb 15, 2022

Many of CAA’s affiliated societies will be presenting virtual sessions at our 110th Annual Conference from February 17-19 and from March 3-5. Check out a list of their sessions to preview!

To attend these sessions and more, make sure to register for the conference and learn more at its registration page.


AHNCA (Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art)

Events

AHNCA’s Emerging Scholars Working Group Presents: See/Sip/Share: AHAA Crossover 

Wednesday, February 23 at 6 p.m. EST

The Emerging Scholars Working Group of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art will join with the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) to host a See/Sip/Share, a bring-your-own beverage casual discussion of two images. Register here.

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