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Endi Poskovic Exhibits in Belgrade International Printmaking Triennal 2014

September 2, 2014

Works by Endi Poskovic are included the 2nd International Printmaking Triennial to be held in the National Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić in Belgrade Kalemegdan, during September and October 2014. Organized by the Association of Artists of Serbia, ULUS, the Triennial provides the public with an insight into the contemporary global developments in this field of visual arts and fosters a cooperation with a number of cultural institutions in Serbia and from across the world.

MAIN EXHIBITION
Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Mali Kalemegdan 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM
ULUS Art Gallery,Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade
Graphic Collective Gallery, Obilićev Venac Street, Belgrade
Centre for Graphic Arts and Visual Research, Pariska Street, Belgrade

2nd International Printmaking Triennale opens next week

Endi Poskovic Exhibits in Belgrade International Printmaking Triennal 2014

Endi Poskovic Featured in New Book

September 2, 2014

A chapter about the work of Endi Poskovic is featured in the new book Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Handmade Printing (Laurence King Publisher, London). Williamson’s book explores the different print methods used by creative practitioners, and featuring a global showcase of some 100 of the most exciting and influential practitioners in print media.

Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screen-printing, letterpress, relief printing and other printing methods. These chapters are followed by the final section that reviews various experimental techniques used for specific types of work. Curated by Caspar Williamson, a London-based designer, illustrator, printmaker and author, the book also profiles each practitioner and unveils their inspirations behind their exclusive projects.

Reviews of the book can be found on Printeresting and People of Print.

Endi Poskovic Featured in New Book

Michael Borowski: Visiting Faculty at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

August 31, 2014

Michael Borowski (MFA ‘11) is currently a visiting faculty, teaching photography at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.  Over the year, he will be teaching all levels of digital and darkroom photography as well as intermedia topics courses, maintaining the darkroom, lighting studio, and digital labs.

Borowski’s work has recently been exhibited at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery (Las Cruces, NM), the Prairie Center for the Arts (Peoria, IL), and Espace Projet (Montreal, Canada).

Michael Borowski: Visiting Faculty at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Nawal Motawi: Grand Opening Party

August 31, 2014

The Ann Arbor Art Center and Motawi Tileworks have joined forces to create not one but TWO exciting new shops within the Art Center! Motawi Downtown and 117 GALLERY is now open and we’re having a big party to celebrate!

Please join us Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-8:30 to check out some amazing art, tile, music and delicious food and wine from two of Ann Arbor’s newest places, Mezzevino Restaurant and VinBar. Of course, Nawal Motawi (BFA 1988) will be there to help showcase the full line of Motawi gift tiles (she’ll even sign yours), accessories and the new design space.

The party is free and open to everyone! It’s going to be a great evening…hope to see you there!

MOTAWI DOWNTOWN GRAND OPENING PARTY!

Nawal Motawi: Grand Opening Party

Matt Kenyon’s Work at FILE 2014 Reviewed

August 31, 2014

Matt Kenyon’s Notepad project, currently featured in FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) in São Paulo, was reviewed in Folha, the largest of the Brazilian newspapers.

FILE 2014 is on display through October 5 at São Paulo’s Centro Cultural FIESP - Ruth Cardoso.

Link (in English): http://alturl.com/jtzgh

Matt Kenyon’s Work at FILE 2014 Reviewed

Kathryn Brackett Luchs Exhibits

August 31, 2014

Stamps Senior Lecturer Kathryn Brackett Luchs, will exhibit her large scale print work TRANSITION in Detroit Connections: Women Printmakers and Their Mentors, opening Sept. 12 at N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition juxtaposes and celebrates young women Printmakers and their women mentors in Printmaking.

Detroit Connections: Women Printmakers and Their Mentors opens Friday, September 12 from 6 - 9 PM, and runs through October 25.

N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art is located in Detroit’s Cultural Center, at 52 East Forest Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201.

Kathryn Brackett Luchs Exhibits

Celebration of “Animal Acts” in New York City

August 28, 2014

New York University is hosting an event to celebrate the publication of Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, co-edited by Holly Hughes and Una Chaudhuri on Friday, September 19th at the Tisch School for the Arts in New York City.

The book, which collects animal themed performance texts by leading artists, accompanied by commentaries by leading scholars in the field of performance, gender and animal studies, including Jill Dolan and Donna Haraway, to name a few, was published by the University of Michigan Press.

This event will include a performance by Stamps alumni Joseph Keckler, as well as Holly Hughes, recent Witt Resident Carmelita Tropicana and others, in conversation with scholars.

Performing Species: What Can Animal Studies and Theatre/Performance Studies Teach Each Other?

Celebration of “Animal Acts” in New York City

Anne Mondro Featured in U-M Record

August 28, 2014

Anne Mondro, Associate Professor in Art & Design, is featured in the University of Michigan Record for her teaching and research.

In her new course, “Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts,” Mondro’s students visit U-M Geriatric Centers Silver Club, a community program for adults with mild to moderate memory loss. The students brainstorm ideas for creative projects with their specific community member.

Art & Design professor promotes community engagement

Anne Mondro Featured in U-M Record

Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography

Rebekah Modrak Exhibits Re Made Co. at Incident Report

August 18, 2014

Rebekah Modrak’s Re Made Co. takes over the storefront windows of Incident Report in Hudson, New York, Aug. 14 through Sept. 14.

Re Made Co. exists as a “company” via website and social media that parodies the urban woodsman aesthetic of Best Made Co, which markets designer axes through the rhetoric of authenticity, the appropriation of working-class identities, and the revitalization of traditional male roles. Re Made Co. substitutes Best Made Co.‘s $300 urban axe with a $300 toilet plunger and satirizes their marketing campaign through design, social media, and photography.

This project uses critical design to pose pivotal questions related to the aestheticization and commodification of tools: Why are tools meant for work stylized and sold as luxury items? How is working-class labor sanitized and sold for white-collar fantasy? How are objects marketed with contradictory references, each promising “authentic” experiences that will lead to self-fulfillment?

Incident Report

Rebekah Modrak Exhibits Re Made Co. at Incident Report

Shiva Ahmadi Featured: Hyperallergic

August 18, 2014

Recently on display at the Asia Society, Shiva Ahmadi‘s video work Lotus (2013) was reviewed by hyparallergic.com.

Ahmadi’s single-channel video Lotus, based on her 2013 painting of the same title, is equally haunting. As the animation opens, an enlightened Buddha sits atop a golden lotus throne. Monkeys and humans frolic in the surrounding landscape, holding offerings in the form of bubbles representative of spiritual wisdom. Over time, this Utopia fades. The Buddha’s subjects grow violent, their bubbles turning into bombs. Birds take flight. Stained by blood, the formerly virtuous ruler becomes an ordinary despot.

Both works are as visually striking as they are politically dark, so it’s no surprise their creators identify as painters. As Malani’s lush images are projected on the wall, they bleed together like watercolors — vibrant extensions of her painting practice. Similarly, watching Lotus feels very much like seeing Ahmadi’s original painting come to life; the narrative formerly frozen in time comes to pass before our eyes.

Using Beauty to Examine Ugly Political Truths | HyperAllergic

Shiva Ahmadi Featured: Hyperallergic

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