News post – Victory for Tyler 2015, A Body in Fukushima at Wesleyan, new Barnes and Curtis collab, opportunities and more!

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From a previous show curated by Anthony Elms, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, NonPlus. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.
From a previous show curated by Anthony Elms, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, NonPlus. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.

via Evan Laudenslager – Evan, our writer and a Tyler alum, recently reminded us to be psyched for the upcoming Victory for Tyler exhibition at the Crane Icebox from April 2-26.  They have had tons of  entries this year and the show is being juried by Anthony Elms (who previously curated White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart in 2013), so keep it on your radar!

Ellen Harvey. Photograph: Etienne Frossard.
Ellen Harvey. Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

A new Barnes partnership is happening! The other day, the Barnes Foundation and Curtis Institute launched a new collaborative program of commissions, performances, and educational exchanges. Beginning with a three-concert series of performances by the Aizuri Quartet—named a 2015 quartet in residence at the Barnes Foundation— last Sunday, the performance featured the world premiere of Parallels by Curtis composition student Alyssa Weinberg and was complemented by Dr. Martha Lucy discussing the friendship between Albert Barnes and William Glackens.  Next up in the series is a show tied to the upcoming Barnes exhibition Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things, which features three large scale installations and a Curtis collaboration. The third commission, which premieres in September 2015, takes place during the exhibition Wrought Iron from the Musee le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting at the Barnes.

via Art.sy – This week, Francesca Gavin published a thought-provoking piece called “How Artists Are Resisting the Flip” on Art.sy. Spurred by the increasingly absurd prices commanded by art on the secondary market, Gavin writes about various responses within the artistic community, from ignoring the trend altogether to creating blatantly uncommercial work to thwart rapacious speculators.

Opportunities

The Drawing Room Gallery’s 2015 Emerging Artists Exhibition is calling for entries, with a deadline of April 6. Open to recent art graduates or current art students working in painting, drawing, photography, and 2-D mixed media, this juried exhibition takes place in June 2015. Each artist may submit up to 5 images, and detail images should not be included unless truly necessary for understanding the nature of the artwork.

Drexel is calling for artists for its 12th Annual Art Auction, a fundraising event that boasts 200+ of Philly’s artists, administrators, and supporters each year. By donating or making 30% of the profit, artists can help fund Drexel’s annual trip to National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., where students lobby for increased arts funding. The pieces are sold both at value with a “buy now” option or bid on amongst the guests, and all artists receive free admission to the event on Friday, February 27 from 7-10pm at the URBN Center. For consideration, submit before Friday, February 6, 2015.

Artist News

Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict, featuring Rhizome founder Mark Tribe, Harun Farocki and many others, opened a few days ago at School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show runs until March 7, 2015.

 

William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, Eiko in Fukushima, 17 January 2014, Komagamine No. 146, 2014. Digital color print, 13.3 x 20 inches. Photo: William D. Johnston. © William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, 2014.
William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, Eiko in Fukushima, 17 January 2014, Komagamine No. 146, 2014. Digital color print, 13.3 x 20 inches. Photo: William D. Johnston. © William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, 2014.

A Body in Fukushima, which you may have seen at PAFA recently, is now being shown in all three of Wesleyan’s galleries. Comprising haunting work from dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston, the exhibition chronicles Eiko’s forlorn dancing through the desolate vacant towns and fields left by the 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan. The show runs February 3–May 24, 2015.

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anthony elms, barnes foundation, crane arts icebox, drexel university, ellen harvey, ica, mark tribe, pafa, temple, victory for tyler

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