Hannah Whitaker at M+B

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Hannah Whitaker, an ICP-Bard graduate, currently has her second exhibition at M+B gallery in LA. The show will run from January 28 through March 11, 2017.

Each photograph was shot on a single sheet of 4×5 film, through layered exposures and in-camera masking. Whitaker’s process begins with a sketch, which she uses to hand-cut a set of paper screens to be inserted into the camera during exposure. The sketches used in Live Agent incorporate wavy scribbling, marking a new turn towards the gestural. These forms are then painstakingly and repeatedly redrawn to make the screens, draining them of any purported spontaneity and burying them under a laborious process. Requiring thorough planning, the completed photographic image may involve up to 30 screens (or 30 exposures) and several weeks of shooting. The resulting image is determined less by any one subject than by its own complex construction.

‘Collective Thinking, For Freedoms’ at Aperture

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Artists Brian Ulrich and Cara Phillips installing work for ‘Collective Thinking, For Freedoms’ at Aperture

Aperture has invited the artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms, to curate and implement an improvisational exhibition and series of dialogues that investigates the photographic collective as a model for responsive artistic production.

This two-week project will feature live events that bring together several active photography communities to discuss the practices, benefits, and methodologies of collectivity, while focusing on the question of what defines “the political” in art-making today.

The collectives included in the exhibition are EverydayClimateChange, Invisible Borders, Kamoinge, Piece of Cake, Rawi(ya), and WRRQ.

First year ICP-Bard student Timothy Briner is a member of the collective Piece of Cake.  Join the Piece of Cake collective on Friday, March 3, 2017 for a Photobooks & Beer event at Aperture from 6-9pm.

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

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…The ICP-Bard MFA class of 2017 solo exhibition schedule…

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MARCH 2ND 2017

SASHA LOUIS BUSH–BLOCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

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Scraps

MARCH 9TH 2017

SAM MARGEVICIUS–444

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MARCH 16TH 2017

MARLA HERNANDEZ–REVISIT

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MARCH 30TH 2017

MELCHIOR DE TINGUY DU POUET

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two blocks on a shelf #1, 2017  (pigments mixed with plaster and cement on wood structure)

APRIL 6TH 2017

CRISTINA VELASQUEZ

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La región más transparente

APRIL 13TH

NECHAMA WINSTON

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Portrait of Ms. G., 1920s/2017 (digital color and black and white video, 00:30 seconds on loop)

APRIL 20TH

EMILE RUBINO–OTHER THINGS

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Missing Black Tuxedo Cat – Wanna Chocolate Bar Dog?  (Silver Gelatin Print, 8.7 x 7.5″)

APRIL 27TH

HYUNGJO MOON–THERE IS NO COW LEVEL

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Work Table

MAY 4TH

GÜLSÜM KAVUNCU

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Open Call: SHIM!

Heads up for anyone looking for a place to show your work! This open call is closing soon!

screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-59-49-pmSHIM is pleased to announce an open call to visual artists in all media for our Invitational program. Invitationals take place twice each year in Brooklyn, New York at our home gallery in Bushwick. If selected by our team, your work will be included in a two-week curated exhibition, with 100% of all sales retained by YOU, the artist.

DEADLINE: Sunday, Feb 19.

TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/2kRm0MQ

http://www.shhhim.com

“Art – Less”

In a move similar to MoMA, in which the museum highlighted the work of artists whose countries were affected by Trump’s travel ban, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College has de-installed or covered all works of art on display that were made by or donated to the museum by immigrants. This “de-installed” display began today and will last until Feb. 21. In total, the museum is covering or removing about 20 percent of the art work on display (roughly 120 pieces). The works, though not viewable, will be marked with labels (which are also available for download) reading “made by an immigrant” or “given by an immigrant.”

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https://news.artnet.com/art-world/davis-museum-protests-trumps-travel-ban-taking-immigrant-art-863390

https://www.wellesley.edu/sites/default/files/assets/departments/davismuseum/news%20imgs/press%20release/art-less_labels_r2.pdf

 

From the ICP Collection

I found this image under a section titled “New Photography from China” in the online ICP collections. Without much context, I was intrigued by the formal composite of the image yet the bizarre action depicted within it.

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To Add A Meter To An Anonymous Mountain, Cang Xin (1995)            

https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/objects/to-add-a-meter-to-an-anonymous-mountain

Here’s what I found out about it:

A group of performance artists called the Beijing East Village, hiked a mountain outside of Beijing on May 11, 1995. They measured the height of the mountain as well as the weight of each participant. They all took off their clothes and formed a pyramid, with the heaviest participants at the bottom and the lightest on top. For about ten minutes, on that afternoon, the mountain’s height was one meter higher.