Mixed Signals:
Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports
October 8-December 12, 2009

Curator: Christopher Bedford

Organized and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York

Mixed Signals focuses on artists from the mid-1990s to the present who question the notion of the male athlete as the last bastion of uncomplicated, authentic identity in American culture during the preceding decades. The works presented here, made by artists who have appropriated, riffed on, complicated, and variously re-presented athletic imagery, demonstrate that the male athlete is a far more ambiguous, polyvalent figure in our collective cultural imagination than ever before.

The exhibition includes 40 works in photography and video from artists such as Matthew Barney, Mark Bradford, Marcelino Gonçalves, Lyle Ashton Harris, Brian Jungen, Kurt Kauper, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kori Newkirk, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Marco Rios, Collier Schorr, Joe Sola, Sam Taylor-Wood, Hank Willis Thomas.



Exhibition images are now available on our FACEBOOK page. YOUTUBE videos from the exhibition will be posted soon!

Offsides! Young Artists Tackle Sports
October 8-December 12, 2009

Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time: 5 - 7 pm, Awards Ceremony: 5:30 pm
Location: CADVC & Fine Arts Hallway Gallery
1st Floor, Fine Arts Building, UMBC
Directions & Campus Map - Free Parking Lots 8 & 9

Each semester CADVC partners with several K-12 schools and/or after school programs from Baltimore City and area counties. Through our Educational Outreach Program our interns provide instruction in arts curriculum based on CADVC's exhibition program. For the fall 2009 program CADVC interns taught video and photography classes at Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore City, and George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Lansdowne High School Academy: Arts & Communications in Baltimore County.

The participating classes from each school began the program with a visit to UMBC to tour CADVC's exhibition Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports. During several weeks of studio work back in their classrooms, participating students created artwork in response to the Mixed Signals exhibition. Their artwork in photography and video resulted in their own exhibition, Offsides! Young Artists Tackle Sports. Offsides! will be exhibited in the Fine Arts Hallway Gallery over the next several months.

CADVC invites all high school participants, their parents, teachers and administrators to kick-off the exhibition with an opening reception and screening on Thursday, December 10th in the CADVC gallery from 5 to 7 pm. An award ceremony will commence at 5:30 pm.

Mixed Signals Image Credits

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