43 posts tagged video
Eye-Candy Monday: joanielemercier: Video projection onto origami.
Friday night got you restless? Looking for something to loosen up with? Then maybe you should head over to Furthermore Print’s Mixtape Mashup.
Tonight’s gathering will showcase some local BFA/MFA talent in a video mash-up format. You can expect a laid back vibe, some drinks, good conversation, and projected images to get the weekend started right.
Friday, March 29, 2013 from 7-10pm at 52 “O” Street, NW, Suite 202B.
“Join Mitra Abbaspour, associate curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, and Carol Huh, Freer|Sackler curator of Shadow Sites, for a discussion inspired by the exhibition. Jananne Al-Ani’s landscape photography and videos, in addition to prints from the Ernst Herzfeldcollection in the F|S Archives, serve as starting points for considering the role of photographic media and archival documents in shaping histories and perceptions of the Middle East.”
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7pm, Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery.
This talk has finally been rescheduled! According to the museum’s site, in My Own Ai Weiwei, Vito Acconci will discuss “his 2008–2010 collaboration with Ai Weiwei at Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong.” Who is Vito Acconci? Like Ai Weiwei, he’s multidisciplinary, including talents in photography, video, poetry, architecture and design, and performance. In lieu of Ai Weiwei for any artist talks, at least we get his cool friends.
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7pm, Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn.
What can you say about Nam June Paik? You’ve no doubt read my numerous comments over the last 2 years about how his retrospective at the Guggenheim many moons ago was one of my all time favorite museum shows; so there’s that. The new exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary which opened last week at The American Art Museum gives yet another comprehensive look at his body of work (and vision) that escapes neat classification. This exhibition trailer gives just the slightest glimpse into the myriad reasons you should visit this show, but at least a glimpse is better than nothing at all.
Exhibition runs through August 2013. Also be sure to check out the extensive online resources for the Nam June Paik archive, exhibition programming and more at the link above.
As we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, it’s worth watching this video from The American Art Museum on The Effects of the Civil War on American Art. This video is 1 out of 3 sessions. This is in conjunction with the The Civil War and American Art exhibit which opened 2 weeks ago.
It’s 2 hours long, and the scripted speaking styles of the presenters aren’t as dynamic as you’d want, but there’s a lot of great perspective and background on representations of slaves in art, tensions as reflected (or not) in works, how art institutions responded to the war and more in this video. There’s also some great information about representations of women in American art as well.
Also, check out the short podcasts on similar topics and the museum website with many other resources. The exhibit runs through April 2013.
I watched this clip from Simon Schama’s BBC show on the Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and was completely mesmerized. Bernini is one of my all-time favorite sculptors (I was first exposed to him in college on a trip to Rome). After watching this clip, all I want to do is go back to Italy AND buy the DVD of the full show and series which also includes other masters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Picasso.
Contemporary photographer Jananne Al-Ani talks this Saturday with Freer Sackler Curator Carol Huh regarding her new landscape video works and more broadly, representations of the Middle East in media.
Saturday, August 25 at 2pm, Sackler Sublevel 1.
Inc. Magazine (an entrepreneurial/small business publication) features the famed choreographer in a short video on “Leadership in Motion.” He’s got some serious common sense for all you artists.