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DPI Alum Richard Renaldi Visits Large Format


DPI Alum Rich Renaldi came to visit Tom’s Large Format class this week. Rich discussed his new book and exhibition ‘Touching Strangers’ and his new show at Bonni Benrubi and hammed it up with the rest of the Large Format.

Rich Renaldi and LF class 4-2014

Richard Renaldi and TD small

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DPI Inaugural Lecture Event featuring Walid Raad


DPI will present the first of a Fall lecture series by Walid Raad, artist and Associate Professor of Art in The Cooper Union. This event will take place on Thursday, November 21st from 6-8pm at Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 300, 100 Washington Square East.
Space limited, RSVP: https://walidraad.eventbrite.com/

In his presentation, Raad will give an overview of his recent projects. The Atlas Group (1989-2004), a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow (2007-ongoing). Raad will concentrate on the emergent infrastructures for the arts in the Arab world (especially in the Gulf), the writings of Jalal Toufic, as well as some of his most recent artwork.

Walid Raad’s other ongoing project is titled Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Let’s Be Honest, The Weather Helped, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow. Raad’s works have been shown in the Louvre (Paris), Documenta 11 and 13 (Kassel, Germany), Kunsthalle Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland), The Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, UK), Festival d’Automne (Paris, France), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels, Belgium), The Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), The Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, Germany), Homeworks (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other museums and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and Americas.

Raad is also the recipient of the Hasselblad Award (2011), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), the Alpert Award in Visual Arts (2007), the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2007), and the Camera Austria Award (2005).

A photo ID is required when entering the buildings. For further information, call 212.998.1930, or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.
**Space is limited. Pre-registration is required to attend. **

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Field Trip! Large Format visits Green Rhino/Brooklyn Printworks [Update]

Alumnus Anthony Accardi recently hosted Tom Drysdale’s Large Format Class at Green Rhino/Brooklyn Printworks, 221 McKibben Street, in Bushwick. Anthony showed samples of the amazing range of non-silver printing techniques he has made available to artists; including large-scale platinum, cyanotype, gum-bichromate and even albumin print options. Using his digital-c printing system to make inter-negatives, Accardi has systematically refined optimal curves for best results with any of these expressive approaches. Speaking with students, he discussed the subtle relationship between aesthetic choices and appropriate materials. With thirty years of experience printing a variety of formats for artists like Matthew Barney, he extolls the virtues of a hybrid approach to image-making, utilizing digital tools as well as traditional, even “obsolete” methodologies. We had a great time and we’d urge anyone with thoughts of special printing methods to contact him.

[Update]: Tom and students have sent over some extra photos from their day in Brooklyn. Click the thumbnails to enlarge.

Photo 1 Caption: Group shot of the Large Format Class in Brooklyn, at Anthony Accardi’s (DPI Class of ’86) Brooklyn Print Works studio, taken with an 8×10 Deardorff, with a 480mm Apo-Ronar lens.

Photo 2 Caption: Spontaneous portrait of Daryl and friend on a custom Harley Davidson, shot with an 8×10 Deardorff and a 300mm Goerz Dagor.( Note that the plane of focus follows the diagonal axis of the bike, using the “swing” feature of the vintage camera.)

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Raymond Bellour at NYU

Cinema and Other Moving Images
Thursday, March 7, 7PM

RSVP athttp://raymondbellour.eventbrite.com
Location: Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, Room 300

Raymond Bellour, one of the world’s most prominent film theorists, will give a lecture on his evolving critical attitudes toward the role of the moving image in cinema as well as the visual arts. A former Visiting Professor in both the Cinema Studies and the French Departments of New York University, his most recent books include Le Corps du Cinéma: Hypnoses, emotions, animalités (2009) and La Querelle des Dispositifs: Cinéma–installations, expositions (2012). The event will be followed by a book sale and signing to celebrate the publication of the author’s acclaimed book, L’Entre Images (1990). The translation by Allyn Hardyck, Between-the-Images, has just been published by jrp/ringier and Les Presses du Réel.
Co-Sponsored by The Department of History, The Department of Photography & Imaging, and The Humanities Initiative of New York University. Special thanks to The Depts. of Cinema Studies, French, Comparative Literature, English, Film, and La Maison Français for their support.This event is free and open to the public, Photo ID required to enter NYU building.

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Lecture: Adrian Fernandez “Life Style. Sketches for a Profile Study. Selected Works 2007-2012. “

To Be or to Pretend #39

To Be or to Pretend #39

Event Date and Time:

October 25, 2012
6 to 7:30pm


Room 844
721 Broadway 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Please RSVP with the subject line “Adrian Fernandez” to DPIRSVP@gmail.com


We would be nothing without attributes; without them we would be unrecognizable as individuals. Objects are, above their functional characteristics, symbols that express our identity; they differentiate and legitimize us. They are symbols of our existence, status and power. I am interested in the material universe of houses and things that surround contemporary men and women. I take everyday objects that, in the manner of layers and skin, define tastes, ideologies, classes and social levels, or their appearance thereof. By penetrating the personal space of the individual that owns and enjoys them, I can start a dialogue with the culture, whether inherited or assimilated, that modulates the identity of the human being in each context.

Adrian Fernandez studied visual arts at the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy (2004) and later at the Superior Institute of Arts (2010) in Havana, Cuba. Early in his art career, despite of specializing in sculpture, he began to practice with photographic media, becoming later his main expressive tool.

His work develops the use of black and white with documentary perspective, evolving in later years towards studio photography and the use of digital media as well as color photography.

He currently works as an independent artist and as a professor on Documentary Photography in Havana for NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Office of Special Program Abroad.

He has exhibited in several group and solo shows in Cuba, United States, Mexico, France, Belgium and Cambodia.

Please RSVP with the subject line “Adrian Fernandez” to DPIRSVP@gmail.com

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