News & Events
October 2, 2015
Holly Hughes will be a featured speaker at an October 24 symposium organized by the U-M History of Art department and UMMA in conjunction with the upcoming show Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s.
Come As You Are: Art of the Nineties opens on October 17.
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, the first major museum survey to examine the art of this pivotal decade in its historical context, showcases over 64 works by 46 artists born or practicing in the United States. The exhibition, whose title references the 1992 Nirvana song (considered by many an anthem for the decade), focuses on three principal themes—debates over “identity politics,” the digital revolution, and globalization—and explores a range of geopolitical milestones and social issues through the perspective of artists working at that time. The exhibition also illustrates the diverse ways in which the developments of the 1990s redefined contemporary approaches to artistic practice and, in the words of exhibition curator Alexandra Schwartz, “writes a history of the ’90s through the lens of the visual arts.”
Come as You Are looks at the dramatic changes in the art world itself, including the ongoing culture wars; issues of artistic freedom and censorship; the impact of new media and the emergence of video, sound, and digital art; the expansion of the global art market; and the explosion of art fairs and biennials. It also investigates the art world’s increasing heterogeneity as artists of color, women artists, and LGBT artists attained increased prominence. Artists include Doug Aitken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Prema Murthy, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Kara Walker in a wide range of works including installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, video, and digital art.
October 1, 2015
Work by Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic and alumna Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012) is featured in the 8th International Print Triennial, “Color in Graphic Art - Duets”, in Toruń, Poland. The exhibition, open through October 31, 2015, features work by young artists, showing new paths for the development of the discipline.
...we would usually invite recognized, prominent artists from all over the world – a mode of conduct appropriate for an event with named invitations. In 2015 we wish to break with the tradition. Still, the curator did send invites to renowned figures in graphics worldwide, but this time supplemented with a kind request to “extend the guest list” with one’s younger colleagues – artists. Herein lies the link between the Triennial and two of the core profile features of Wozownia, i.e. promotion and experimentation.
September 29, 2015
This week in academic publishing, Laurie A. Meamber, Associate Professor of Marketing at George Mason University provided commentary on Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak‘s paper Learning to talk like an urban woodsman: an artistic intervention for Consumption Markets & Culture, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. Rebekah’s paper is an artist statement on her 2013 Re Made project, which presents a clever parody of “brand culture.” Visit the Re Made Company online.
September 29, 2015
Stamps alum Catherine Meier (MFA 2009) explores the meaning of “open space” through animation, site-specific installations, and large-scale prints and drawings. Representing a state of mind as well as a state of being, these expansive works are redolent of the artist’s own travels crossing the Great Plains of North America and the Mongolian Steppe. Recently, Meier was an Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and her awards include a national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate study, three Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Fellowships, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship. Viewers can catch a glimpse of Meier’s work on view at a variety of venues this fall.
On view through November 29, 2015: This Big Land: Catherine Meier at The Museum of Nebraska Art
October 15-November 19: Standing Witness, site: Sage Creek, supported by the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. As part of Catherine’s 13/14 McKnight Fellowship, Catherine also made a Limited Edition art book entitled site: Sage Creek.
November 5-January 3, 2016: American Art: It’s Complicated, a group exhibition at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
September 28, 2015
Work from Matthew Zivich’s (B.S. in Design, 1960) “Americana Series” (2007 - 2015) is featured in a solo exhibition of paintings and collage on display at at Mott Community College Visual Arts and Design Center, Room 128 gallery. Zivich, a Professor of Art at Saginaw Valley State University, was invited to show his work by the art faculty of Mott Community College.
Exhibition Dates: September 28 - October 13, 2015
Public gallery talk: October 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Mott Community College
1401 East Court Street, Flint, MI 48503
Gallery hours: M-F, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
September 28, 2015
Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic‘s work is featured in Resurrecting the Phantom: Print in the Post-Print Biennial at CAA Art Museum in Hangzhou, the main exhibition of the 2015 IMPACT International Printmaking Conference at China Art Academy. Organized by Xu Jiang and Kong Guoqiao, and curated by Cai Feng, Li Zhenhua, and Min Han, Resurrecting the Phantom includes work by Xu Bing, Stephen Chambers, Chen Haiyan, Chen Qi, Marian Crawford, Kiki Smith, Kang Jianfei, Klaus Merkel, Kong Guoqiao, Endi Poskovic, Qiu Zhijie, Kavita Sha, Su Xining, Clare Humphries, Dick Jewell, Sun Xun, Tang Ping, and Wu Junjong.
At IMPACT 2015, Poskovic also presented the paper Landscape, Abstraction, and Contemporary Print and chaired a panel on Social Practice in Contemporary Print with Marian Crawford, Clare Humphries, and artists from East London Printmakers.
Hosted by China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, the IMPACT biannual conference is the largest international academic and research forum in the field of printmedia, which brings artists, designers, educators, and curators from across the world.
September 28, 2015
After her painting (below) won the Pastel Society of Canada Cash Award at the PSA’s Enduring Brilliance exhibition in New York (her third cumulative award in competitions), Wagner qualified for the Master Pastelist honor.
The PSA, based in New York City, is the oldest pastel society in the United States.
September 28, 2015
Jules Pieri (BFA ‘82), founder and CEO of The Grommet, recently spoke with Inc. Magazine editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan about how working for Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman shaped her career and leadership philosophies.
“Having Meg land on my head as my boss didn’t feel lucky at first because she is kind of tough,” says Pieri of the current Hewlett-Packard and former Ebay CEO. Soon, though, she embraced Whitman as a mentor. “My career plan was, ‘Work for Meg,’ because she was so great to work for,” says Pieri, who shares some of the wisdom she picked up from Whitman.
September 23, 2015
Recorded at a Moth StorySLAM in 2013, Stamps professor and NEA4 member Holly Hughes is featured on this week’s edition of The Moth Podcast with a story about fighting back when her NEA grant was vetoed by the US Congress in 1990. Listen to her story, The Difficult Truth of Art.
September 22, 2015
Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic is featured in Behind the Curtain, an exhibition at the 2015 Krakow International Triennial on view through October 30 at the International Centre for Graphic Arts.
Behind the Curtain gathers works by artists who worked at the jury panel that designed the Main Exhibition of MTG – Krakow 2015, as well as the exhibition of the Grand Prix of Young Polish Print – Krakow 2015, those who offered the Society their advice and support by working with the International Experts Council, as well as those who as members of the Executive Board of the Society actively promote Polish and international printmaking both in Krakow and all around the world.
The exhibition showcases a diversity of creative and aesthetic approaches, whose richness contributes to the multiplicity of initiatives undertaken by the Krakow International Print Society and the International Centre for Graphic Arts in Krakow.
International Centre for Graphic Arts - Centrum Gallery
Rynek Główny 29, 2nd floor, 31-010 Krakow, Poland
September 18 - October 30, 2015
Professor Poskovic also participates in the international symposium the International Centre for Graphic Arts in Krakow and hosted by Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.