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Congratulations to DPI alumni Sara Macel (BFA 2003) and Jonno Rattman (BFA 2014), two of PDN’s 30 under 30 New and Emerging Photographer’s to Watch.
DPI Chair Deborah Willis and Photography & Imaging alumnus Hank Willis Thomas curated an exhibition entitled Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, which will be on view at NYU Tisch Gulf + Western Gallery & 8th floor galleries from October 16th through November 29th, 2014. The featured projects, each addressing a specific social issue, span an array of mediums and represent artists’ initiatives around the world.
Pete Brook at prisonphotography.org reviewed the show at its debut venue, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and describes the “innovative” show as “teeming with powerful and important works.” The review goes on to give to great descriptions of all of the included projects. Link.
The exhibition showcases the work of DPI faculty Lorie Novak, Paul Owen, and Bayeté Ross-Smith, and DPI alumni Wyatt Gallery, Kristina Knipe, Richard Renaldi, Alexandra Diracles, Petrushka Bazin Larsen, and Hank Willis Thomas. Other artists and collaborations, both local and international, include Sonia Louise Davis, Russell Frederick, Lonnie Graham, Eric Gottesman, Ayasha Guerin, Jamila Mohamad Hooker, Lara Stein Pardo, Noelle Théard, Hong-An Truong, Christine Wong Yap, Be The Witness, The Laundromat Project, and Question Bridge Interactive.
Event Date and Time:
October 16, 2014 – November 29th, 2014
Gallery hours are 9am-7pm weekdays, and noon to 5pm Saturdays.
Thursday, October 16th 6-8pm
Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor)
8th Floor Galleries @ DPI
721 Broadway @ Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003
“The Hudson Opera House opens its summer exhibition with new and selected works by the artist Erika deVries.Taking over the ground floor rooms of the Opera House, whathaslightodowithdarkness opens with a reception with the artist on Saturday, June 28 from 5-7pm and runs through Sunday, September 7, 2014. Linda Earle, executive director of the New York Arts Program, moderates a talk with the artist on Saturday, July 12 at 5pm.” Read more here.
Exclusive Opening with Professor Emeritus Elaine Mayes at the Mr. Musichead Gallery.
“A Hollywood premier exhibit featuring 40 rare images by renowned photographer, Elaine Mayes, who was on the scene at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 to capture ‘modern rock’s defining moment’.”
Read more here.
A collaboration between adjunct professor Joseph Rodriguez and alumna Lili Holzer-Glier for FotoFocus Biennial 2014 in Cincinnati.
“Migrantes and Aftermath are two stories, two exhibitions about the remarkable strength of the displaced, the marginalized in America. But these two exhibitions are also a pairing, a dialogue between professor and former student. Both Migrantes and Aftermath represent the underrepresented, the nameless, and the invisible at the center of the debates surrounding the immigration fracas and disaster response. The hope of both projects is to make the Goliaths that are immigration and natural disasters, both specific and, importantly, human. In Migrantes, a project that spanned more than a decade, between 1995 and 2006, photographer Joseph Rodriguez challenges the idea of the interchangeable Mexican worker, an insidious archetype in American culture.”
Read more here.
Interested in Arts and Social Justice? Want to build community with like-minded practitioners and non-artists alike? Are you powered by compassion, hoping to amplify existing creativity in your neighborhood?
Create Change Fellows attend training workshops and collaborate on a community-based project at the end of the fellowship cycle. Create Change Residents are artists of color who mount a project in one of three anchor neighborhoods: Harlem, Bed Stuy or Hunts Point/Longwood. Residents are given a $5000 honorarium and up to $1500 in production funds.
I was a Fellow in 2011 and can personally attest to the strength of this growing non-profit, their commitment to artists and local communities, and the impact the program had on my work and career trajectory. A special shout out to DPI Alumna Petrushka Bazin Larsen, LP Program Manager and force to be reckoned with. Apply now!
Art, Turned on its ear
by Corydon Ireland, Harvard Staff Writer
NAACP Image Award Nominations – Outstanding literary work – nonfiction
Established in 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement, the NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
The NAACP has long been involved in the continuing struggle for greater participation by African Americans in the entertainment industry. This effort began in 1915 when the organization launched a nationwide protest against the showing of the movie “Birth of A Nation” by D. W. Griffith. The film set in the period immediately after the Civil War, depicted black people as savages and the reconstruction era as a period of corruption. It remains one of the most controversial films ever made. In response to the NAACP’s crusade against “Birth of A Nation,” independent black filmmakers, like the legendary Oscar Micheaux, defied stereotypes by creating movies that portrayed blacks in a positive light.
Awards will be announced February 22.
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