Events Spring 2015

Emergent Art Space "Translations"

Presented by Emergent Art Space
Hosted by the Reed College Art Department

Round Table Conversation: February 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Reception: February 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Exhibition: January 20 through February 20, 2015, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Studio Art Building, Edith Feldenheimer Gallery

Free and open to the public.  Online exhibition, as well.

Emergent Art Space is proud to present its fourth International Juried Exhibition, hosted by the Art Department of Reed College, on the theme Translations, featuring the works of 44 students and emerging artists from 20 countries. 

More than 300 young artists from around the world responded to the Call for Art we launched last August, and 46 works were ultimately selected by the jury for this exhibition. 

Translating refers to bringing across, transporting, and transferring. It is a process that aims to make ideas and information understandable from one language to another, to make them accessible from one culture to the next. Translations facilitate communication and expand our understanding. Moving between languages, forms, times, and identities, translations make us more acutely aware of differences and similarities, and force us to see and address them. Translations remind us that understanding is never easy or granted, and that it always requires effort, patience, an open mind, and courage. What is lost in translation and what is found?

You are invited to join Geraldine Ondrizek, Professor of Art at Reed College, Grazia Peduzzi, founder and director of Emergent Art Space, and several artists from the exhibition at the round table and reception.

Emergent Art Space is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect students and young artists around the world, and to foster dialogue and communication, through the visual arts, across cultural barriers and boundaries. Emergent Art Space encourages diversity, values traditions, and welcomes the new and experimental. It showcases the richness and diversity of young artists in the contemporary, global world.


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About the Stephen E. Ostrow Distinguished Visitors Program

The Stephen E. Ostrow Distinguished Visitors Program in the Visual Arts was established by a generous 1988 gift from Edward and Sue Cooley and John and Betty Gray in support of art history and its place in the humanities. The lecture program enables Reed College's art department to bring distinguished individuals in the arts to the college for periods of up to a week. These visitors give public lectures and seminars with students.

The intent of the program is to bring to campus creative people who are distinguished in connection with the visual arts and who will provide "a forum for conceptual exploration, challenge, and discovery." The program is named in honor of Stephen Ostrow as a tribute to his career and out of respect for his advisory role in the formulation of the Cooley-Gray gift and the design of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Ostrow is the Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, D.C.

Past artists have included:

2014.02 Fred Wilson, conceptual artist
2013.10 Dario Gamboni, art historian
2012.10 Kara Walker, collage artist
2012.02 Richard Shiff, art historian
2011.09 Do Ho Suhinstallation artist/sculptor
2011.03 Joseph Koerner, art historian
2010.11 Patricia Fortini Brown, art historian
2010.02 Terry Winters, painter/printmaker
2009.10 David Rosand, art historian
2009.03 Alexander Nemerov, art historian
2008.10 David Reed '68, painter/installation artist
2008.03 Martin Powers
2007.11 Gary Hill, video artist
2007.10 Barbara Stafford, art historian
2007.04 David Freedberg, art historian
2006.10 Mona Hatoum, installation artist/sculptor
2005.04 Ann Hamilton, installation artist
2004.09 Hans Haacke, conceptualist artist
2003.11 Jennifer Bartlett, painter/printmaker
2003.04 T.J. Clark, art historian
2003.04 Al Held, abstract painter
2002.11 Leo Steinberg, art historian
2000.04 Michael Fried, art historian
2000.01 Judy Pfaff, installation artist
1999.04 Linda Nochlin, art historian
1999.03 Adrian Piper, performance artist
1998.09 Robert Davidson, performance/installation artist
1997.09 Robert Morris, minimalist sculptor
1996.09 Jules Feiffer, graphic artist

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