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VISIBILITY MACHINES: HARUN FAROCKI AND TREVOR PAGLEN Presented at VERTIGO OF REALITY

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Akademie der Künste, Berlin
September 16 – December 14, 2014
Opening: September 16, 2014, 7pm

http://www.schwindelderwirklichkeit.de/

How does today’s art alter reality? How do aesthetic production and political, social space interact with each other? With VERTIGO OF REALITY, the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, examines the construction and deconstruction of reality in the arts. The profound changes in artistic practice as a result of new media, in particular digitalization, have resulted in a stream of new strategies tackling how to construct or deconstruct reality in and with art, attempting to make a contribution to enlightenment and resistance through critical appraisal. The project seeks answers to the question of the beholder’s repositioning between artwork and reality, highlights key concepts such as participation and interactivity, and fathoms changes to our self-determination which affect all areas of modern life.

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Tom Scott, Retrospective

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Thursday, October 9 – Saturday, December 13

A free opening reception will be held for this exhibition in the CADVC on Thursday October 9 from 5 until 7 p.m.

Tom Scott’s career as an artist spanned more than 60 years, from the early 1950s through the first decade of this century. His output is remarkable not only for its temporal span but for its quantity and qualities, amounting to over 3,000 by his death at age 85 in March 2013. It is also remarkable for the particular span of time it covers: a unique time that saw the ascendancy of American art on the world stage for the first time and an extraordinarily fertile period of general artistic invention worldwide that included the creation and maturing of important sub-movements of modernism, and simultaneously the beginning of post modern tendencies in art.

But the welter of trends and movements largely left Scott unaffected after his work in abstract expressionism in the 1950s, as he resolutely marched to his own drummer, even while well aware of the flux around him. We sense in his work something apart from the mainstream and major movements, yet not at all reactionary or retrogressive. As an inveterate experimenter, his work has a complexity that defies easy categorization.

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Foreign Ad Agency “Pops-Up” in Highlandtown

Ever wonder what it is like to suddenly experience a new culture and not understand the language, customs, products, or food? Artist and CADVC graduate research assistant, Victor Torres, invites you to his mock design agency, where products are developed and marketed, but for a fictitious civilization created by the artist through his research around culture and the origins of language. Get ready for some fun as you explore a world that seems almost familiar...but not quite.

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SENIOR EXIT EXHIBITION

May 20 — June 14, 2014

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The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the 2014 Senior Exit Exhibition. This exhibition reflects the interdisciplinary orientation and the technological focus of the Department of Visual Arts and provides the opportunity for undergraduate seniors to exhibit within a professional setting prior to exiting the university.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Commencement Breakfast Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m

Admission to the exhibition is free. The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information call 410-455-3188.

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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2014

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Imaging and Digital Arts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2014

Michael FARLEY
Charlotte KENISTON
Lexie MOUNTAIN
Shana PALMER
Carrie RENNOLDS
Dominique ZELTZMAN

Opening Reception Thursday April 3, 2014. 5 - 7pm.
5:15pm "Fred Worden Cuts A Couch In Half With A Chainsaw" (Performance by Lexie Mountain)

The Center for Arts, Design, and Visual Culture is proud to host the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition for Imaging and Digital Arts at UMBC from April 3 - 25, 2014.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

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Film Program in association with Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen presented by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC and the Center for Advanced Media at Johns Hopkins University

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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

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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

For more information, please contact:
Center for Art Design and Visual Culture
T 410.455.3188
http://www.umbc.edu/cadvc/


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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CADVC January Hours

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

Curator Niels Van Tomme at DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

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 with Martha Wilson in Person

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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.

Project Director, Dr. Maurice Berger and Revolution of the Eye Receive Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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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