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Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of Daimler Art Collection

Works from the collection 1920-2021

Our anniversary exhibition is Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Daimler Art Collection‹ looks back on the development of an internationally renowned corporate collection. From over 3,000 artworks in the collection, founded in 1977, about 100 works by ca. 70 artists have been selected. In a broad sense, relating to contemporary phenomena in the context of friendship, nature, and culture, the artistic works from a period of 100 years form networks and explore the interplay between art and human coexistence.

 

Curator:

Renate Wiehager

Head of the Daimler Art Collection

Panelist: Seeing and Being Seen: How Contemporary Artists See Themselves

SYMPOSIUM: RACE, ACTIVISM AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The virtual forum, Race, Activism and Photography, examines recent societal injustices, systemic racism, and the continued underrepresentation in the art world through the lenses of art and activism. This three-day symposium, featuring panel-led roundtables, lectures, and artist presentations, will amplify the voices of artists, writers, and arts professionals, the majority of whom have participated in our residency program, WOODSTOCK AIR.

Race, Activism and Photography will address an array of issues including the history of photography through the prism of race, representation and identity, and activism, and examines how these topics have evolved from 1839 to the present; the economic and social impact of systemic racism, and how these inequities have been represented in the media; how artists, within the context of fine art, are using their work to address oppression and discrimination; and, finally, how artists are responding to the challenging and unique opportunities that lie ahead in the art world.

This forum was created with the direct support of the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation. Additional support for this event and Woodstock AIR was provided by the Joy of Giving Something Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Council on the Arts.

The event launches the newly endowed Arnold Newman Lectures at Woodstock with a keynote address by Carrie Mae Weems.

Former Glory

The American flag is an icon of patriotism, imbued with authority and cultural significance. This exhibition of works created in a range of media considers the American flag in the context of our time. As a representation of national identity, the flag purportedly encompasses a diversity of people, but it has also been used to substantiate the idea of American exceptionalism. Spanning more than 150 years, Former Glory questions our emotional connections to the flag and explores its presence in domestic and international communities. Humorous, violent, critical, and sentimental, these varied works acknowledge and reflect on American nationalism and our complex histories.

Reclaimed Baggage @ Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Public Reception:  5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, NIU Art Museum

curated by Nr

curated by Nirmal Raja

A Photographic Journey of Parallel Histories

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew will present her photo-based artwork, which is a striking blend of still and moving imagery. Her larger work draws on archival photographs as a source of inspiration to examine concepts of memory, cultural assumptions, and national identity. Some of her work explores the powerful appeal of family photographs and how they shape identity and memory. Matthew uses the medium of photography to challenge the distance between past and present and the separation between fact and fabricated history.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and the Zimmerli Museum of Art

Bodies in Water @ Decordova Museum

From the moment of inception, our bodies are immersed in water. Our connection to this essential element is primordial, as it is crucial for all forms of life. Instinctively we immerse ourselves in water for cleaning, relaxation, and entertainment. Yet, water is becoming scarcer in certain places and overwhelming in others.

Access to it, and protection from it, present some of the most pressing social and economic concerns today. The work in this exhibition, drawn from deCordova’s permanent collection, captures the many creative ways photographers have explored the human body in relation to water. Showing the physicality of the flesh and the fluidity of water, these images remind us both of the origins of life and our dependence on water for existence.

Artists in this exhibition include David Armstrong, Shimon Attie, Karl Baden, Stephan Brigidi, Paul D’Amato, Susan Derges, Chris Enos, Dore Gardner, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Russel Hart, David Hilliard, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Mary Mattingly, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, John O’Reilly, Melissa Ann Pinney, and Edward Weston.

Organized by Martina Tanga, Koch Curatorial Fellow.

2017 LightField Festival of Multimedia Visual Art

LightField’s 2nd Festival of multimedia art presents the work of six distinguished artists. In different ways, their visual projects look past common perceptions and stereotypes to delve into the real lives of people largely invisible to mainstream culture. These artists are unflinching in their engagement with working-class people of all ethnicities, who day-to-day face challenges to their humanity and dignity from within and without their communities.

By presenting their work in one venue (Hudson Hall), with innovative, multifaceted displays, Just the Facts asserts the potency of the art’s subject matter, and also aims to explore how the realism on the artworks’ surface creates lively, nuanced entry points to broader conversations.
Those entry points include:
– the agency of the disenfranchised individual in American society;
– the prospect of social, economic, and political upheavals now dominating secular life;
– the myth of documentary objectivity;
– the ways in which globalization and technology have left many individuals and families behind;
– and the ways in which immigrants have become the focus of insecurity and fear worldwide.

Nights at the PRC

Host. To coincide with exhibition of “Race, Love, and Labor” from Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Crosslines – a Culture Lab on Intersectionality @ Smithsonian

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On May 28th and 29th, 2016, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will debut CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality at the historic Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building in Washington, D.C.

CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality will be a creative convening of art installations, performances and dialogues that explore the theme of intersectionality. We recognize intersectional identities as those formed through artistic, cultural and historic encounters across race, class, gender, sexuality and more.

Female Forces, Women in RI Art

Premiere Screening 

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Ulrich Museum of Art

POSTDATE: Photography & Inherited History in India

Two generations after the exultation of Independence and the concurrent horrors of Partition, contemporary Indian photographers reclaim and reappraise the history of colonialism in their country. These artists look closely and critically at historical Indian photography and draw on diverse sources of inspiration. They take matters of history into their own hands, redefining the iconic historical images of India and investigating the complex relationship between traditions of representation and contemporary image-making. The exhibition will include works by Raqs Media Collective, Gauri Gill, Nandan Ghiya, Vivan Sundaram, Pushpamala N., and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.