MASS MoCA is accepting applications for residencies

2017 MASS MoCA Spring/Summer residency program seeks applicants…

Opportunity is Calling!

The Studios at MASS MoCA residency program, now in its second year, is currently accepting applications for residency sessions between March 31 and October 5, 2017.

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Apply Now! Deadline is January 10, 2017

We welcome residents at all career stages, including many fantastic recent graduates of MFA programs. Please share this opportunity with your top students, and feel free to apply on your own behalf!

Why is the spring/summer 2017 residency season so special?

Well, there truly is no better time to be in the Berkshires than the spring and summer.

But more than that, MASS MoCA is opening a vast amount of new gallery space in May 2017; our 120,000 square foot “Building 6” will be the home of major installations by James Turrell, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, and Laurie Anderson, to go along with the always incredible array of changing and long-term exhibitions including (for spring/summer 2017) Nick Cave,  Steffani Jemison, Elizabeth King, Tanja Hollander, Sol Lewitt, and Anselm Kiefer, as well as performing arts events including Wilco’s spectacular Solid Sound Festival in June.

Our artists-in-residence receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus (with 24/7 access), newly renovated housing right across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, 24/7  use of Makers’ Mill (a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios), and free access to MASS MoCA’s galleries, along with one-on-one coaching through our Assets for Artists professional development program, which may be particularly useful to some of your most promising recent grad students who are embarking on their careers.

There’s no fee to apply. There IS a residency fee to attend, but significant financial aid is available for strong applicants.

Visit massmoca.org/studios for application details. 

The first DC Art Book Fair is coming

The DC Art Book Fair coming soon…!

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The DC Art Book Fair is a first-of-its-kind event in the nation’s capital. It’s a one-day event designed to spotlight local (and whoever else wants to apply) makers of paper goods, from artistic photo prints to high-end artist publications and everything in between. A curated event, it will take place at Lab 1270 on Saturday, November 12.

Questions? Please email dcartbookfair@gmail.com
More info: http://dcartbookfair.tumblr.com/

This event is organized by the DC Art Book Fair Collective: Malaka Gharib of The Runcible Spoon zine and The Little Filipino Coloring Book, Alison Baitz of On Flora zine, illustrator LA Johnson of The Intentional and illustrator Elizabeth Graeber of A Field Guide For Redheads.

A complete list of tables can be found on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1053522678097851/?active_tab=about

 

The Hirshhorn presents “Art + Science: Computing Emotion”

New Hirshhorn exhibit features holographic sculptures…

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Installation View: Antoine Catala: Distant Feel; Carnegie Museum of Art

French artist Antoine Catala combines animation and holograms with “breathing” sculptures, creating humorous encounters that push the edges of perception. Catala created “The Pleasure of Being Sad “ (2016) for the Hirshhorn’s current exhibition “Suspended Animation”, which highlights artists who use digitally generated images to question conceptions of reality. Operating at the intersection of image, object, and word, Catala’s installations explore the digital mediation of emotion, the concept of distance within virtual space, and the structure of digital media.

Catala will be in conversation with Fox Harrell, an Associate Professor of Digital Media at MIT who works in the Comparative Media Studies Program, and with Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Harrell’s research explores the relationship between imaginative cognition and computation. Catala and Harrell will reflect on their own projects before joining in conversation to discuss how technological representation helps or harms our understanding of emotions and the natural body.

This is the second of three Art + Science programs, which pair artists with scientists to explore new frontiers of digital identity.

Art + Science: Computing Emotion

A conversation with Antoine Catala with Fox Harrell

Thursday, October 20, 2016

6:30 pm, Ring Auditorium

Hirshhorn Museum

https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2016/02/12/suspended-animation-may-be-the-hirshhorns-trippiest-exhibit-yet/

 

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

THE CHARLES FALL REVIVAL SERIES & The Charles Theater proudly present, “Don’t Blink – Robert Frank”…

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 9 PM

“This compact, fast-moving portrait of the artist proceeds through a flurry of images, many of them gleaned from (filmmaker and photographer Robert Frank’s) long and prodigious career. The man himself, barreling through his early 90s with a mixture of impatience, resignation and good humor, has spent a lifetime looking, mostly at North American people and landscapes, but also somehow inward, using cameras as instruments of documentation and introspection.” (A.O. Scott NY Times)

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this great documentary about the amazing photographer, Robert Frank!

TRAILER:

https://youtu.be/xK19vsJCMBM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/218370185244249/

Call for Entries

Stevenson University seeks submissions from MICA Photo Students…

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Stevenson University’s Our Many Ways of Being Collective would like to invite your students to submit work for our upcoming exhibition titled Beauty, Etc.: An Investigation of Identity and Its Relationship to Beauty. 
 
Students are encouraged to submit PHOTO/VIDEO work that deals with the following concepts:
 Interpretations of beauty and the human form
 Conforming/nonconforming images of male & female beauty
 Explorations of beauty translated through the lens of race and class
 Psychology and beauty
 Appearance and beauty
 Gender fluidity
This call is open for undergraduate students in Maryland.  The deadline for student submissions is November 17th; accepted work notifications are sent on November 30th, December 15th is the delivery of framed images or video files.

Tatu presents….

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Tatu presents....

MICA Photo’s very own, Sean Scheidt, will be displaying his artwork on Friday, October 26th beginning at 7:00pm.

Come by TATU Upstairs Gallery space to check out the work and the new TATU venue!

Enjoy tapas and drinks while you browse the gallery. At 9:00, our doors open to the general public and TATU will be hosting a variety of acts on our downstairs stage for the remainder of the night.

Free Entry*** All “confirmed” Facebook guests will be added to the guest list. Please give your name at the door upon entry. Hope to see you there! Just click on the image to access invite!