At the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ), The first water is the body, a new exhibit, takes its title from a poem by Natalie Diaz and features the multidisciplinary work of 16 Indigenous artists and creators from across North America. The art on display, which includes photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, basketry, beadwork and textiles, is intended to be a visual complement to Diaz’s text, accepting the body as the human form of water and that the fate of water is everyone’s fate. Exhibition curator, Maria Hupfield, artist, educator and Anishinaabek member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada, notes, “These artists work to produce seismic shifts in cultural perspectives that point to reciprocity. , critical responsibility and awaken solidarity with place, land and water.
Participating artists are Carrie Allison, Natalie Ball, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Mique’l Dangeli & Nick Dangeli, RYAN! Feddersen, Anita Fields, Shan Goshorn, Shannon Gustafson, Jewell Jenkins, Courtney Leonard, Marianne Nicolson, Wendy Red Star, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith and Kali Spitzer.
Along with the view is Athena LaTocha: After the Falls, an installation responding to the great falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey. To create the work, artist Athena LaTocha, who is interested in the relationship between natural landscapes and man-made environments, first researched the geological and cultural histories of the Great Falls site. . She then used thin sheets of lead to collect life-size imprints of the basalt rock walls surrounding the falls and incorporated them into large works on paper. Straddling the boundaries between drawing, painting and sculpture, these works mean conveying the mystery and power anchored in an ancient place that is both a natural wonder and a site of industrialization. This exhibition is curated by VACNJ curator Mary Birmingham.
Both projects are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Check out the range of related programs at artcenternj.org.
The organization will commission up to 10 artists to create large-scale temporary installations in farm fields in rural Wisconsin. Apply before February 15, 2022.
A new digital atlas, imagineRio, reveals how the city’s urban evolution unfolded from its 16th century roots to the present day.
There is something shocking about Lightscape’s use of two main culprits behind current ecological disruption: lavish energy use and literal fire.
Stony Brook offers graduate programs in Art History and Criticism and in Studio Art. Apply before January 15, 2022 to be considered for the highest funding and scholarship opportunities.
The mural was on display until 1988, when the women’s correctional facility became a male detention center and the painting was whitewashed.
The first book of Winnie the Pooh and the first collection of poems by Langston Hughes are also available.
The Corcoran School of Arts and Design is seeking applications for full-time professors in art history, design, interior architecture and theater, as well as exhibition staff.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful and very New York-inspired art events this month, including Robert Gober, Shannon Ebner, Sherrill Roland, Suné Woods, and more.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful and very Los Angeles arts events this month.
Jonny Negron captures the disappointment and delights of Dionysian narcissism.