February 5, 2014, 6pm
Harun Farocki selects:
Overlord (Stuart Cooper, 1975, United Kingdom, b&w, 95 minutes, 35mm)
Inextuinguishable Fire (Harun Farocki, 1969, b&w, 21 mins, digital transfer of 16mm)
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
February 11, 2014, 6pm
Trevor Paglen selects:
Ten Skies (James Benning, 2004, United States, color, 109 minutes, 16mm)
Drone Vision (Trevor Paglen, 2010, United States, b&w, 5 minutes, video)
AV Center, Milton S Eisenhower Library
JHU Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Center for Art Design and Visual Culture
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County presents a two-night film program curated by Sonja Simonyi in conjunction with the exhibition Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen.
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Starting January 7th through January 25th, 2014, the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture will be open the following days:
Tuesdays through Thursdays: Open by appointment (visitors can call on a phone outside the gallery and be let in)
Fridays and Saturdays: Open to the public
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences co-presented a DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) exploring the topic of drones. This special event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen," on view at the CADVC Oct. 24, 2013 through Feb. 22, 2014.
Video courtesy Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.
This event took place Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100, Washington, DC.
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Franklin Furnace: The Art of Performance Documentation
Martha Wilson in person
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, UMBC
Martha Wilson is an artist and the founding director of Franklin Furnace. Wilson’s own work in photography, performance, and video art explores female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personas. She was also a member of DISBAND, an all-female performance group; it is in this context that she developed the character of Alexander M. Plague, Jr., one of several personas (both fictional and real; including that of Barbara Bush) that she has adopted over the years.
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, a forthcoming project from the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC and its Project Director, Dr. Maurice Berger are the recipient of a 2013 Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $40,000 grant, awarded under the Endowment's America's Historical & Cultural Organizations Grant program, will assist in the planning of an exhibition, book, and website. Revolution of the Eye represents the first collaborative institutional effort between the CADVC and the Jewish Museum in New York, where Dr. Berger holds the title of Consulting Curator. He is Research Professor and Chief Curator at CADVC. The grant will be administered through the Jewish Museum.
This is the third NEH grant awarded to Dr. Berger since 2008 in his capacity as project director at CADVC. An earlier project, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights received planning ($40,000) and Implementation ($400,000) grants from the NEH in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, For All the World to See was selected by the Endowment as the eleventh exhibition of the NEH on the Road initiative. NEH on the Road is designed to create wider national access to the ideas, themes, and stories explored in major grant-funded NEH exhibitions. Under Dr. Berger's direction, the initiative adapted the exhibition in a smaller, lower security version and will travel it to 25 additional venues, mostly smaller and mid-size institutions across the country over a five year period from 2012 to 2017.
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CADVC welcomes guest curator Joanna Raczynska for her 2013 / 2014 film series, Jump Over Time: Using Documentation Video.
Jump Over Time: Using Documentation Video presents a series of films and videos that utilize the subjective as well as mediated experiences of performance, exploring some of the many uses of video, film and audio documentation by artists, organizations, and collectives since the late 60s. The film and video presentations will contextualize questions regarding the concept of live performances and subjective experience; actions by Activist-Artists; histories of artist-run experimental media spaces and happenings; “professional” and “amateur” documentation and their purposes; copyright, archives, access and video format migration; and the experiences of projectionists, media arts curators and artists performing multiple roles in the making of meaning and history, among other concepts. The series will also work towards provoking a more active participation in the documentation of current artistic practices, organizations, and events.
Jump Over Time looks at some creative uses of video documentation as an idiom and form used by media artists. When does the video documentation of an event shift from witness to evidence? If a performance is designed for the camera is the urgency, the live-ness, of the performance obliterated? When the video maker’s intent is to re-present a specific historic period, action, or happening, can reenactments be considered documentation? Selected works as well as visiting artists and archivists will speak to the many ways archives—brimming with mediated experiences—are critical to cultural determination, memory, and practice.
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Baltimore community arts activist and UMBC’s curator of collections and outreach for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Sandra Abbott, was sworn in to the board of the Baltimore City Public Art Commission on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
As a member of the board of the Public Art Commission, Abbott juries public art projects along with eight other members under the City’s 1% for Art Program. The program enhances the cityscape, quality of life, and artistic and creative climate in Baltimore. The 1%-for-Art Ordinance requires at least one percent of the City's capital construction project's eligible funds be used for the selection, acquisition, commissioning, fabrication, placement, installation, display, and maintenance of public fine artwork. The program is administered through the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).
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UMBC’s Department of Education joins the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) to celebrate their year long K-12 educational outreach collaboration with an art exhibition by students from their partnership schools.
The exhibition is featured at the UMBC Commons Mezzanine Gallery beginning with an artist’s reception Thursday, April 11, 6 – 8 pm.
The installation features original artwork by three Baltimore City schools (Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, Baltimore City College High School, and Digital Harbor High School), Mt. Hebron High School in Howard County, and Hugh M. Cummings High School in North Carolina. Baltimore City College High School, Digital Harbor High School, and Mt. Hebron High School are Professional Development School partners with UMBC’s Department of Education. After experiencing the CADVC gallery and/or virtual exhibition, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, the students were invited to create visual artwork, poetry, or prose for display at UMBC as well. Their work, a creative interpretation of the interaction between visual culture and social justice, will be on display to the public through May 23, 2013.
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Maurice Berger, Chief Curator of the CADVC, has written his third essay for “Race Stories,” an ongoing series for the New York Times Lens Blog. The essay focuses on Ken Gonzales-Day’s important "Lynchings in the West Project."
Read the full article here:
"Lynchings in the West, Erased From History and Photos"
The previous two entries in the “Race Stories” series are also available on the Lens Blog:
"A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images"
"Malcolm X as a Visual Strategist"
Command Z: Artists Working with Phenomena and Technology curated by Lisa Moren, presented by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture last spring was featured today as one of the top ten art exhibitions of 2012 by City Paper.
The show, described as one that “reawakened our sense of wonder and possibility,” was alongside exhibitions presented by the Contemporary Museum, Open Space, Nudashank and others. Command Z also made the top ten list of Baker award-winning artist, Gary Kachadourian.
See the list here: “2012 Top Ten Art Shows.”