Daily Archives: April 2, 2008

Kori Newkirk visits Oberlin

After you’ve stopped by the party in the Art Library tomorrow, at 5 pm make sure to catch Kori Newkirk as he gives his public lecture. From the announcement:

“Kori Newkirk is a video and installation artist. His strategy to push signifiers associated with race into defiantly personal realms spans a range of media. Kori is currently exhibiting at the Studio Museum in Harlem. A solo exhibit, it is a ten year survey of his work from 1997 to 2007. Hailed as the first post-black artist (a term coined by Glenn Ligon in conversation with Thelma Golden), Bronx-born Newkirk was in the Whitney Biennial (2006), the Dakar Biennial in Senegal (2006), and Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art in Warsaw, Poland (2006). Kori’s Uncertain States of America was a traveling exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and more recently Kori’s work has been shown in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2008). Working in LA with a wide range of materials Kori’s Mayberry, a neon wall piece was shown in the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadephia. A mixed media artist working with a broad range of materials, Kori received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine, CA.

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Party time at the library!

Well, it’s that time of year again- Clarence Ward’s birthday, and as usual, the Art Library will be celebrating in style.

Thursday, April 3, will be the annual Clarence Ward birthday party and exhibition. It will be 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, April 3. This year’s exhibition is is entitled “Envelope Art: Poster and Artist Stamps,” and will showcase some of the Art Library’s holdings of poster and artist stamps. This exhibition was put together by our own Barbara Prior (Art Librarian) as well as graduating senior Emily Edison(Library Assistant).

So, come to the Library tomorrow for the celebration, and come to the blog tomorrow to learn more about Clarence and his importance to the arts at Oberlin.

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Posted by on April 2, 2008 in library info