SUMMER SCHOOL  FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS
Aug
18
to Aug 23

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS

  • Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities (IPAK.Center)  (map)
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Research Presentation: Reparative Painting an Encounter with Hopeful Futurity

Organized by: Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities (IPAK.Center)  and Department for Critical Political Studies Faculty for Media and Communications, Singidunum University, and supported by the Institut Français de Serbie Belgrade

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 41st NWSA international annual conference Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organising
Nov
14
to Nov 17

41st NWSA international annual conference Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organising

  • San Francisco, CA United States (map)
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Panel Presentation: Affective Encounters, Future Imaginaries, Visions for Tomorrow in the Now

KJ Surkan, Panel Chair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Reparative Painting-Affective Encounters with Hopeful Futurity-Shannon Forrester, (Presenter and Panel Convener), Royal College of Art (RCA) London

Activating Radical Empathy Through Fine Art Practices and Pedagogies-Mariana Aboim, Royal College of Art (RCA) London and Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Marginalizing Code: Changing Encoded Gender Bias in the Online Public Sphere-Cicilia Östholm, Royal College of Art (RCA) London

Ritual Art Practice and Collective Transformation-Col Self, Royal College of Art (RCA) London

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Artists, Designers, and the Philosophers we Love International Symposium
Jun
20
to Jun 21

Artists, Designers, and the Philosophers we Love International Symposium

  • University of Hertfordshire, School of Creative Arts (map)
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Research Presentation: Reparative Painting and the Painterliness of New Materialism

Artists have long been interested in the field of philosophy; it has been subject to both fascination and scepticism. Artists  are found quoting nuggets of philosophy as inspiration and as context for their work. For some, philosophers are names to conjure with, to add theoretical ballast to their perspectives, whereas for others philosophy is a vital of source of criticality, offering a new perspective on an individual's art and the context in which we find ourselves. For generations, artists have looked to philosophers of the Frankfurt School to understand the art-society-politics nexus and their role in it. Other artists, such as Joseph Kosuth, engage  with the Analytic tradition: in Art After Philosophy (1969) Kosuth responds to AJ Ayer. Philosophy comprises one aspect of an art education at BA and MA levels, and for many, a Doctorate in Fine Art practice, requires a serious engagement with philosophy in addition to theory, history and other disciplines.

Can artists contribute meaningfully to philosophy? Can there be a productive relationship between art practice and philosophy that goes beyond name-checking the Good and the Great, or merely illustrating a well-honed philosophical phrase? What is it for an artist to love a philosophy? In this workshop, we want to explore the relationship of art to philosophy from the perspective of practising artists. Our aim is to examine how art can engage with, and contribute to the theoretical problems of philosophy, and offer a critical rethinking of philosophies re-imagined and interrogated through art practice. The symposium is open to both senior and early-career artists and scholars who are planning or conducting projects in philosophy and art.

Keynote:

Kerry Power (artist and lecturer)
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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Exhibition: Painting from the Other Side
Apr
2
to Apr 7

Exhibition: Painting from the Other Side

Painting from the Other Side

An exhibition of recent paintings by: 

Kate Bickmore - Elise Broadway - Andrea Christodoulides - Shannon Forrester - Lydia PettitLeon Pozniakow - Jhonatan Pulido - Olivia Sterling - Osaretin Ugiagbe  

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN 

2-7 April 11AM-5PM
PV 6 April 6PM-9PM (artists will be in attendance)

RSVP @ http://bit.ly/PaintingFromTheOtherSide

Painting from the Other Side explores the concept of the reparative in painting by artists whose identities are in some way outside of the minority power position of the western canon of painting by straight white male artists (see some information about this issue related to gender on the NMWA website https://nmwa.org/advocate/get-facts specifically data on H.W. Janson’s survey, Basic History of Western Art and regarding black artists of both genders https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/arts/design/black-artists-and-the-march-into-the-museum.html, both from a U.S. context). The power of visual interventions to produce culture is well known, yet research focused on the affective power of painting within a specifically reparative framework remains greatly unconsidered. This exhibition showcases paintings engaged in aspects of reparative world building and interested in potential futures driven by hopeful optimisms for a more egalitarian world.

In Reparative Aesthetics Susan Best describes the reparative as something which “holds negative and positive together, seeks pleasure rather than avoidance of shame as a reparative, and has a capacity to assimilate violence.” The transformative potential of reparative aesthetics is far reaching and multifaceted, yet not the predominant method used to critically subvert identity-based marginalization and its companion representations. Painting from the Other Side seeks to pull the place where the reparative turn leads us more fully into the conscious present.

It is clear that systemic cultural agents work to deploy inequity to obstruct human flourishing, these paintings explore how these systems of subjection and exclusion could be subverted in the visual realm through painting. This exhibition explores what the subversive and/or liberatory potential of the reparative turn in painting is to combat the nefarious effects that misogyny, homophobia, and racism have on human flourishing. Painting from the Other Side will place painting practice at the heart of inquiry, imagining how colour, aesthetics, form, paint, narrative, and material can be mobilised in service of these subversive aims.

Painting from the Other Side is curated by Shannon Forrester as part of a practice-led postgraduate PhD research project.

Possible prompts into the reparative: exploration of optimistic futures, expression of wounded narratives, proposals of transfer and/or realisation of power, dismantling of socio-political marginalisation, refutation of stereotype, empowerment, healing, joy, revenge, beauty, colour, leader, acceptance, thriving, wildness.

#RCA #contemporarypainting #reparativepainting #reparativeaesthetics #RCAPainting #artisticresearch #painting #RCASoAH #RCAResearch #RoyalCollegeofArt #fineart #fineartresearch

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LIVING RESEARCH: THE URGENCY OF THE ARTS, NAFAE conference
Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

LIVING RESEARCH: THE URGENCY OF THE ARTS, NAFAE conference

Research Presentation: Material Aliveness and Affective Projection in Reparative Painting

Affective projections through painting that seek to unfold optimistic futures, express wounded narratives, propose transfer and/or realization of power can turn toward reparative positions. Painting and story become lenses, mobilized as methods, to be subsequently realized as embodiments, through which sociological, theoretical, and psychological ideas/ideals are visualized.

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Critically Queer conference
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Critically Queer conference

Research Presentation: Hiraeth of Beautiful Monsters, the Reparative Turn

Research presentation during Critically Queer, a conference at University of Bristol. The event is being organized by the University of Bristol Critically Queer Working Group which is supported by SPAIS Gender Research Centre the University of Bristol and the South West Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC. The Critically Queer conference is funded by a generous grant from the SW Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC. More information about the conference is available at https://criticallyqueer.wordpress.com. Register for the event here https://tinyurl.com/y94oqz4m Please email criticallyqueerbristol@gmail.com if any questions arise as to registration or information about this event.

#cqueer2018

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May
25
to Jun 25

A.I.R. National Artists Exhibition curated by Helga Christoffersen

A.I.R. Galleries I II & III

Opening Reception Thursday May 25th 6-8pm

HEND AL-MANSOUR

RAE BROYLES

D'ANN DE SIMONE

JANET DECKER YANEZ

ELISE DODELES

DANI DODGE

SHANNON FORRESTER

MELISSA FURNESS

ALISA HENRIQUEZ

JODY JOLDERSMA

MARY-ANN KOKOSKA

BRENDA OELBAUM

MIMI ORITSKY

EKATERINA POPOVA

MEGHAN QUINN

AMY SWARTELE

ANN STODDARD

JULIA KIM SMITH

PATTY SMITH

VICKY TOMAYKO

ERIN WIERSMA

JOO YEON WOO

MINEKO YOSHIDA

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REPARATIVE REPRESENTATIONS Solo Exhibition A.I.R. Gallery at VOLTA NY
Mar
1
to Mar 5

REPARATIVE REPRESENTATIONS Solo Exhibition A.I.R. Gallery at VOLTA NY

Booth E08 VOLTA NY, The Invitational Solo Project Fair for Contemporary Art

PREVIEW: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

GUEST OF HONOR PREVIEW 5 – 7 pm

VIP + PUBLIC VERNISSAGE 7 – 10 pm

PUBLIC HOURS:

THURSDAY – SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – 4 12 – 8 pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 12 – 5 pm

For tickets and additional information visit: http://ny.voltashow.com/visit

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Jul
30
to Sep 25

New Art in an Old House

  • Nolan Park House 5B, Governors Island (map)
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ARTISTS:

Janet Decker Yanez

Anne deSimone

Elise Doodles

Shannon Forrester

Maxine Henryson

Carrie Johnson

Jody Joldersma

Cynthia Karaoke

Julia Kim Smith

Jay Moorthy

Catherine Mosley

Ann Schaumburg

Patty Smith

Susan Stainman

Erica Stoller

Amy Startle

Jane Swavely

Erin Wiersma & Nancy Morrow

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May
26
to Jun 26

In the Secret Garden, A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In the Secret Garden
Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Opening Reception: Thursday May 26th, 6-8pm
DUMBO Art Walk: Thursday June 2nd, 6-8pm

In the Secret Garden, is a suvey of artistic trends and conceptual explorations by women artists throughout the United States. The exhibition explores a broad spectrum of related imagery and thematic associations. The trope of the garden is used to underscore the relationships among artists working in different parts of the country and making works that can be explored together in meaningful ways.

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Senior Curator at El Museo del Barrio where she has been working since 2009. She is organizing Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion with Amelia Malagamba on the fashion illustrations and photography of Antonio Lopez as well as a solo show on the avant-garde artist from Argentina, Marta Minujin. Her curatorial work and research focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Americas. Ms. Aranda-Alvarado is also on the adjunct faculty in the Art History Department at the City College of New York.

ARTISTS
d’Ann de Simone (New Haven, CT and East Lansing, MI), Elise Dodeles (Lamberville, NJ), Dani Dodge (Los Angeles, CA), Shannon Forrester (Somerville, MA) Melissa Furness (Denver, CO), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansing, MI), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansig, MI), Julia Kim Smith (Baltimore, MD), Mary-Ann Kokoska (Fort Collins, CO), Mimi Oritsky (Phildelphia PA), Ekaterina Popova (Wilmington, DE), Meghan Quinn (Los Angeles, CA) Patty Smith (Philadelphia, PA), Ann Stoddard (Adelphi, MI) Amy Swartele (Potsdam, NY), Erin Wiersma (Manhattan, KS), Joo Yeon Woo (Boulder, CO), Janet Decker Yanez (Nashville, TN), Mineko Yoshida (Charlottesville, VA).

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Senior Curator at El Museo del Barrio where she has been working since 2009. She is organizing Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion with Amelia Malagamba on the fashion illustrations and photography of Antonio Lopez as well as a solo show on the avant-garde artist from Argentina, Marta Minujin. Her curatorial work and research focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Americas. Ms. Aranda-Alvarado is also on the adjunct faculty in the Art History Department at the City College of New York. 

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Jan
7
to Jan 8

Opening, Generations X: Razzle Dazzle

Generations X: Razzle Dazzle showcases over two hundred distinguished, as well as, emerging artists from cities such as New York, Seattle, New Orleans, and San Antonio, as well as, countries such as Korea and England.

Show Dates: January 7th - Feburary 7th 2016
for more information visit: http://airgallery.org/exhibitions/generations-x/

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