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April 23, 2010 – 8:13 am
April 8, 2010 – 10:43 am
Students Preparing for Suzanne Bocanegra’s Performance “Unto This Last”
“Unto This Last” by Suzanne Bocenagra
April 8, 2010 – 7:40 am
April 4, 2010 – 7:14 am
On Tuesday April 6 at 7 pm, artist Rick Lowe will speak in the APSU Trahern Theater.
Rick Lowe is a twenty-first-century Renaissance man. He is an artist, architect, urban designer, developer, businessman, and activist who is a catalyst for social outreach for underserved neighborhoods. Lowe’s early founding of Project Row House in Houston’s Third Ward in 1993 became the template for others to follow on how to bring local people together to engage their own creative energies and aesthetic values to produce a “collective expression” to reinstate a community. Lowe’s socially engaged methodology helps individuals excavate talents that they might have either forgotten about or just lost sight of. An example of his progressive thinking can be seen in a recent concept for a series of small businesses that draws on local individual’s abilities—such as homemade cookies and laundry service—and turns them into emerging noted talents and proprietors.
April 4, 2010 – 7:02 am
On Monday April 5 at 7 pm, The Acuff Chair of Excellence will speak in the APSU Theater before the opening of the exhibition “I Am. Amen” which he curated. The exhibition contains work created by students enrolled in Mr. Berry’s Special Topics course with several visiting artists.
Ian Berry is Associate Director and The Susan Rabinowitz Malloy Curator of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. A specialist in contemporary art, Berry has organized several exhibitions for the Tang that combine collections of antique maps, scientific equipment, Edward Curtis photographs, Rube Goldberg cartoons, and Shaker furniture with new works of international contemporary art. Among his many solo contemporary projects Berry has produced exhibitions and catalogues on artists such as Amy Sillman, Jim Hodges, Alyson Shotz, Lee Boroson, Joseph Grigely, Shahzia Sikander, Nina Katchadourian, Martin Kersels, and Nayland Blake.
I am. Amen.
Berry has organized a special topics class that is focusing on contemporary curatorial classes
The class is exploring experimental curatorial projects and students are thinking a great deal about the role of the curator as cultural producer. The artist’s role is more important than ever as we are witness to huge economic, political, and inspirational shifts. Ezra Pound said that “artists are the antennae of the race,” and as artists of all stripes from a wide variety of disciplines continue to be on the front lines of cultural criticism they will be looked to in these times of change.
Students are studying the history and practice of avant-garde exhibition practices driven by artists that pushed against the constraints of the modern museum, in many cases moving outside their walls.
The semester will culminate with an exhibition in the Trahern Gallery.
March 14, 2010 – 8:26 pm
February 17, 2010 – 1:14 pm
Every Wednesday during his visit, Ian Berry hosts a public dialogue with his visiting artists. This week our guests were Hope Ginsburg and Nina Katchadourian. We had a very interesting conversation about audience, participation, the role of the artists, and selling out.
February 17, 2010 – 7:36 am
Hope Ginsburg visited APSU and conducted a Sponge Workshop with the students enrolled in the Acuff Chair of Excellence Special Topics Class.
(Via I am Amen.)
February 16, 2010 – 10:03 pm
The Acuff Chair of Excellence, Ian Berry Introducing Nina Katchadourian and Hope Ginsburg
Hope Ginsburg and Nina Katchadourian spoke as part of the Acuff Chair of Excellence Visiting Artist Lecture series.
February 9, 2010 – 7:43 am
On Tuesday February 16 the Department of Art at APSU welcomes back our Acuff Chair of Excellence, Ian Berry. Berry is bringing Hope Ginsburg and Nina Katchadourian as special guests.
Ginsburg and Katchadourian will present a public lecture at 7 pm on Tuesday February 16 at 7 pm in Trahern 401. On Wednesday February 17 at 12:20 Berry will lead a public dialogue with the artists.
All events are free and open to the public,
about the Acuff Chair of Excellence
The Acuff Class: I am. Amen
January 21, 2010 – 1:16 pm
Visiting Artists Carrie Moyer and Nayland Blake will give a lecture on Tuesday January 26, 2010 at 7 pm in Trahern 413.
They will also participate in a public dialogue with Ian Berry on January 27, 2010 at 12:20 in Trahern 413.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Moyer and Blake are visiting as part of Ian Berry’s, this year Acuff Chair of Excellence, series of lectures and course titled “I Am Amen”.
Carrie Moyer’s website
Nayland Blake’s Website