Photographer Nona Faustine was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts and International Center of Photography at-Bard College MFA program in 2013. Her series “White Shoes” are nude self-portraits taken in and around the places associated with the 250 year history of slavery in New York City. Recently her work has received worldwide press coverage online and print in publications such as the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Elle.com, NBCNews, The Village Voice, Beautiful Decay, ArtNet, Brooklyn Magazine, Mic.com, Greybook Magazine, Dodge & Burn Blog, Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily, PDN, and a host of national and international publications.
Join artist Nona Faustine on Saturday, December 12, at After The Fact Symposium at ICP.
The symposium will take place from 11am to 5pm on December 12, 2015, in Seminar B/Shooting Studio at the School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street in New York. It is free and open to the public.
For more information and a full schedule of After the Fact, please visit afterthefact2015.wordpress.com
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‘We buy Gold, a short story of palmer studio, home movies and other pictures’
Where: ICP-Bard Studios, 24-20 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 Opening: Thursday, February 12, 2015 6pm – 9pm When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Sunday, February 15, 2015
2 pm – 6 pm each day
Student drawings in the hallway, outside of the art room at BSGE, Long Island City.
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting 30 art students at The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City. Gretchen McCabe invited me as a Visiting Artist back in January. We had an open conversation with the students about making work, the role of investigation, and the value of a multi-disciplinary thought process. I just hope I made some sense! Interesting that I began my slideshow with a black and white portrait of a friend who did Voguing back in ’94-’95 and ended with some photographs of the Rehearse/Resite performance, which featured—voguing.
Some who stayed for more questions: Gretchen McCabe’s art class at BSGE.
I didn’t know this when I agreed to visit the art department, but apparently, the school is fantastic: ranked #1 best high school in New York State and #21 in the country. Congratulations Gretchen McCabe and Lucas Sheridan for complementing a rigorous curriculum with the social and academic strengths of an arts education.
Patricia Silva, Untitled (Angola Series), 2013. Slide from Visiting Artist presentation, BSGE, March 8 2013.
I’ve always been interested in how metaphors are used in daily language. If you break the phrase down, another definition of the word “dead” means “precise,” like “dead center”. The word “ringer” comes from a 19th-century horse racing term used to describe a horse substituted for another of similar appearance and trotted around as a way to way to defraud the bookies.
So the term “dead ringer” means “exact duplicate” and is typically used when referring to one person’s likeness to another. When thinking about this term in relation to my show, I took artistic license to think of how the term “dead ringers” could apply not just to people but things too. For example, the flesh-colored stockings used in my installation are manufactured to be dead ringers for a woman’s skin tone.
Further relating this conceptual idea to the photographs of mugshots of women all named “Qiana”, the title/term “Dead Ringers” for me also instigated thoughts about the practices behind (offender and racial) profiling.