Monthly Archives: September 2008

Interested in Architectural Grad School?

The University of Illinois at Chicago has sent word of an upcoming Open House at its School of Architecture. Its graduate open house will be October 10 (Friday), from 4:30-7:00. If you are interested, it will mostly center around the Master of Architecture degree, a professional program that anyone can apply to, regardless of your current background in Architecture. If you are interested in going, check out the information (schedule and how to RSVP) at the school of architecture’s website, And when you’re in Chicago, don’t forget to check out Alicia Eler (’06)’s new show Rewind to Form.

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Posted by on September 29, 2008 in Uncategorized


Siona Wilson Lecture Tomorrow

“Girls say yes to boys Who Say no”: Four Contemporary Artists Refigure the Sex War on Terror
SIONA WILSON, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Monday, September 29, 4:30pm
Classroom I, ’37 Art Bldg Addition

Siona Wilson is assistant Professor of Art History at the College of Staten Island, the City University of New York. Her recent publications include ‘Destinations of Feminist Art: Past, Present and Future’ in
Women’s Studies Quarterly, ‘From Working Women to the Umbilical Lens: Mary Kelly’s Early Films’ in Art History and ‘White Metonymy: a Discussion around Jo Spence and Terry Dennett’s Colonization’ that
appeared in the tri-lingual exhibition catalogue for the 2005 Jo Spence retrospective at the Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona. As a curator, Wilson is recently organized the group exhibition ‘Mother Cuts:
Experiments in Film and Video’ that features works by Mieke Bal, Mona Hatoum, Mary Kelly and Sarah Pucill. She is completing a book manuscript entitled Reproducing the Avant Garde: Feminism, Art, and Politics in 1970s Britain.

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Posted by on September 28, 2008 in Uncategorized


Shelburne Museum Internships and Fellowships

Hey all you graduating Seniors, here is a heads up on the internships and fellowships offered by the Shelburne Museum.

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities 2009 The Margie and Nate Thorne Education and Collections Management Fellowships Education and Collections Management fellows will serve in two key
capacities. Fellows will assist in the development and implementation of education programs such as summer camps, family programs, school programs, and will develop the collection database, in addition to other related cataloguing and documentation duties. The applicant will work well with many types of people and work efficiently on independent projects. Applicants should have a BA or BS with experience in studio art or art history. Experience working with children and CPR/ First Aid certification are a plus.

This is a two year position that provides an annual $16,000 stipend, housing, paid leave, and eligibility to participate in the Museum’s 401(k) plan after 1 year. There will be 6- and 12- month performance
reviews. Two positions are available beginning June 1, 2009.

Curatorial Fellowship
The Curatorial Fellow will receive hands on experience working with a diverse fine and folk art collection as well as participation in day-to-day Museum operations. The person in this position will work
with the Senior Curator, Associate Curator, Curatorial Fellow, Exhibit Preparators, and Archivist/ Librarian, as well as collaborate on exhibit projects with other Museum Departments, in particular Public
Relations and Marketing. A Master’s Degree in art or art history is required. Experience in a museum or art gallery is preferred.

This is a two-year position that provides an annual $16,000 stipend, housing, paid leave, and eligibility to participate in the Museum’s 401(k) plan after 1 year. There will be 6- and 12- month performance
reviews. One position is available and the start date is flexible for the top candidate.

Summer Education Interns
Education interns will divide responsibilities in several education programs, including summer camps, the guide program, family programs, and special events. Interns may work as camp counselors, help with Thursday evening events, and work in the family activity center. Interns also may work as exhibition guides, conduct research, and perform other duties as assigned. Art and/ or art history background preferred. Experience working with children and CPR/ First Aid certification are a plus.

Four positions are available June 1- August 14, 2009; compensations includes a stipend of $2,000 and housing. Shelburne Museum is over 150,000 works of art, Americana, and design located in Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain valley. 45 acres of relaxing gardens and grounds surround the Musuem’s 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic. The Museum is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily May 16th – October 31st, 2009. Please visit our website to learn more about all our programs.

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Posted by on September 28, 2008 in Uncategorized


Matt Coolidge at the Cat




Matt Coolidge is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) in Los Angeles, a non-profit art/research organization that employs a multimedia and multidisciplinary approach to increase and diffuse knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived. He serves as a project director, photographer and curator for CLUI exhibitions, and has written several books published by the CLUI, including Back to the Bay: An Examination of the Shoreline of the San Francisco Bay Region (2001), and The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to America’s Nuclear Proving Ground (1996). He lectures widely in the United States and Europe on contemporary landscape matters, and is a faculty member in the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches a class about “nowhere.” Coolidge received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2004, a Rockefeller New Media Fellowship in 2005, and in 2006 was honored with the Lucelia Award from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an award given to one artist a year under 50 who has made a distinguished contribution to American art. The work of the CLUI has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and other institutions around the world.
Coolidge will also be guiding the students of my Land Art in the Electronic Age class on a three-day field trip to Gary, Indiana, to more deeply understand and interpret the steelscape between Gary and Cleveland.

-Courtesy of Julia Christensen

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Posted by on September 24, 2008 in Uncategorized


Erik Inglis lectures at the Getty

On August 12 “Faces of Power and Piety: Medieval Portraiture,” co-curated by Associate Curator of manuscripts Elizabeth Morrison and our very own Erik Inglis, opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA. The exhibition chronicles portraits in illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. Accompanying the exhibition, this past Thursday, September 18, Erik lectured on Jean Fouquet’s portraits, two of which are featured in the exhibition. You can find more details on the lecture here. Also accompanying the exhibition, Erik’s book on the development of Medieval portraiture, Faces of Power and Piety, has been published.

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Posted by on September 23, 2008 in Uncategorized


New work by Julia Christensen wants your submissions

Wikireuse is a collaborative netart piece that New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc (aka Ether-Ore) has commissioned from Luce Professor of Emerging Arts Julia Christensen. The work, located at (here), is a series of geographically-coded nodes of documentation on Big Box Reuse across the country. To document these instances of reuse, though, the piece needs YOUR input!

Here is the official press description of the work:

For six years, Julia Christensen has been creating a body of work about how
communities are reusing abandoned “big box” buildings — the large,
free-standing, warehouse-like buildings made prominent by one-stop-shopping
corporations like Wal-Mart and Kmart. In 2004, she made a website about the
project at “Wikireuse” both updates this website and
invites users to participate in its development. Nodes on a map of the
United States catalog big box reuse at geo-coded locations; users can add to
the map by sending in information and/or documentation about a reused big
box building near them. Articles about big box reuse are also cataloged on
the website, so the user can read local accounts in local newspapers from
across the country.

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Posted by on September 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


Accepting Submissions Now

The Edmonia Lewis Center is accepting applications for gallery space!
Are you looking for a space to display your art? Does you art challenge or engage with existing systems of oppression?
The Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People is currently accepting applications to use the ELC as a gallery space. We are specifically looking for art that fits within our guiding principles.
Our first show will be a group show opening the weekend of October 10-12, and the art will remain up for 2 weeks. These dates were chosen because the ELC will be hosting a reception for bell hooks, cultural critic, teacher, scholar and writer, on the afternoon of the 16th. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your work and be a part of her exciting visit to campus.
Please email the ELC board (elc [AT] for an application. The deadline for this show is Monday, September 29th at noon.
This will be the first of many shows in the space, both group and individual, so please keep us in mind! In the future, applications will be reviewed as they come in. Feel free to email us (elc [AT] if you have any additional questions.
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Posted by on September 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


Obie grad Alicia Eler (’06) curates art show

Video as Video: Rewind to Form

Curated by Alicia Eler and Peregrine Honig

Dates: September 21-October 18, 2008
Opening reception: September 20, 6-10pm

UANA PERILLI – W Titina, 2005
DVD video inside two hand-painted frames, ed. 3
38.5 cm x 35 cm each
Courtesy The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy

Swimming Pool Project Space
2858 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
a space run by Liz Nielsen and Josh Kozuh

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-5pm, and by appointment

For images and more information, visit the gallery’s website.

[CHICAGO-September 2008] Swimming Pool Project Space announces an exhibition of work by nine international artists exploring the use of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and Internet-based coding languages through video art. Curated by Chicago-based art critic/writer Alicia Eler and Kansas City-based artist Peregrine Honig, this new showing of work rewinds to form, discussing video as video, and opening up discussion surrounding the current state of video art in the same way that abstract expressionist painting questioned-and expounded upon-the medium of painting.

Featuring work by Rob Carter (born in Worcester, UK, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York), Rochelle Feinstein (lives and works in New York City), James Gulliver Hancock (born in Sydney, Australia, lives and works in Los Angeles), Abhishek Hazra (lives and works in Bangalore, India),
Julie Lequin (born in Laval, Québec, lives and works in Los Angeles), Mioon (lives and works in Seoul, Korea), Julie Orser (born in Chicago, lives and works in Los Angeles), Luana Perilli (born in Rome, Italy, lives and works in Rome and Paris) and Taras Polataiko (born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, lives and works in Vancouver and New York).

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Posted by on September 18, 2008 in Obie Sighting


Want to display your art on our blog?

We are currently accepting submissions for our Work of the Week section! If you want us to display your art, send us at least three images of your work along with a brief artist statement. You don’t need to be a studio art major to send us your work! Just email it to[AT]

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Posted by on September 18, 2008 in call for work


Ellen Johnson Gallery Closed

As of three days ago, the Ellen Johnson Modern and Contemporary wing of the Allen Memorial Art Museum closed due to equipment problems.

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Posted by on September 17, 2008 in Allen Museum