Your Night, My Day- March 22 to April 23, 2013
Morehshin Allahyari and Janeil Engelstad
What does it mean to be from somewhere? How do our bodies and minds identify with place? Nation explores these ideas by bringing together the work of two artists – Morehshin Allahyari, an Iranian born artist whose work The Romantic Self-Exiles 1 re-constructs identity through the memory of her Tehran – real and re-imagined; and Janeil Engelstad, an artist and curator whose public art project Voices from the Center reveals how identity is influenced in the midst of socio-political transformation.
The galleries will be closed March 18 – 22 for the Spring Break Holiday.
Directions to H100 Gallery: From I-30 take Exit 54 toward Big Town Blvd. Take Big Town Blvd North which turns into La Prada. From La Prada take a right on Carol Brown Dr. Go right on Eastfield Parkway and park in the W3 parking lot (on your left). The gallery is located off the lower courtyard between the Fine Arts building (Bldg. “F”) and the Campus Center (Bldg. “C”) in H100.
Gallery hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday. Contact Iris Bechtol at 972-860-7329 or email@example.com for additional information.
Eastfield College. 3737 Motley Drive . Mesquite, TX . 75150
Only a Signal Shown: Week 5 (March 2 – 9, 2013)
Week #5 Dates: March 2 – 9, 2013
Location: Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, California
Exhibition Dates: February 1 – March 9, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm
Week #5 of Only a Signal Shown, curated by Taraneh Hemami, explores issues of cultural memory and history with work by Morehshin Allahyari, Mariam Ghani, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, Azin Seraj and Ali Dadgar, and Sandra Schaefer.
Talk at Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art- March 3, 2013:
DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show
Artists: Cory Arcangel, Tony Cokes, Douglas Coupland, Michael DeLucia, John Houck, Rafaël Rozendaal, Gabriel Orozco, Travess Smalley, Brenna Murphy, David Kennedy, Cutler N. Dash, Jessica Eaton, Franklin Evans, Amy Feldman, Andrea Geyer, David Gilbert, Ethan Greenbaum, Gregor Hildebrandt, Butt Johnson, Barbara Kasten, Andrew Kuo, Liz Magic Laser, Douglas Melini, Ulrike Mohr, John Newman, Seher Shah, Sara VanDerBeek, Michael Bell-Smith, Natalie Bookchin, Seth Price, Bunny Rogers, Emily Jones, Sara Ludy, Sabrina Ratté, Laura Brothers, Lorna Mills, Rachel de Joode, Morehshin Allahyari, Katie Torn, Artie Vierkant, Sarah Weis, Guthrie Longeran, Yoshi Sodeoka, Alexander Peverett, Angelo Plessas, Micaela Durand, Ian Cheng, Aleksandra Domanović, Tara Sinn, Casey Reas, Joshua Citarella, Letha Wilson, James Bridle, Ina Archer, Rose Schlossberg, Mo Marie, Nick DeMarco, Apparatus 22
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the “New Spirit” of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St, NYC). Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question: What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show’s radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age? The show will exhibit a group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding internet component of digital works in an online gallery, which have been organized based on a system of artists inviting other artists whose work they admire (shown by linked boxes). This digital portion of the exhibition will grow in a process that highlights the diversity and expansiveness of the 1913 show’s legacy as it relates to our world today.
“Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow” curated by Alysse Stepanian of Manipulated Image goes to Iceland.
I have updated the press section of my website with some new interviews, including with Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art:
Two different papers that I have co-written with Dr. Jennifer Way will be published in the next coming weeks:
“Writing Exile: Women, the Arts, and Technologies” Issue, Anglistica Journal: http://www.anglistica.unior.it/
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus’, Tracing New/ Media/Feminisms issue:
I was recently named one of the 13 artists for “This Year’s Visual Arts: A Look Back at the Trends and Names that Shaped 2012″ by Peter Simek:
My collaborative piece -Aragh- with Richie Budd was named one of Dallas’ Best Visual Art of 2012 by Betsy Lewis:
Nostalgia for a Past I have Never Had, Parkett vol.91., by Gelare Khoshgozaran.
Co- Re-Creating Spaces, CentralTrak, curated by Carolyn Sortor and Michael A. Morris, November 17, 2012.The exhibition will include works by Morehshin Allahyari; Nadav Assor; Amy Balkin; Aram Bartholl; Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler; Linda Bilda; Irina Botea; Martha Colburn; eteam; Cao Fei; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, & Alexandra Lerman; the Institute for Wishful Thinking; Cassandra Emswiler, Kristen Cochran, & Greg Metz; Martha Rosler; Dread Scott; the Yes Men/Steve Lambert; and Karen Weiner, with Celia & Frank Eberle. Curated by Carolyn Sortor & Michael A. Morris. more info: http://co-re-creatingspaces.tumblr.com/ “Close to My Heart” curated by Alysse Stepanian is going to:
With CologneOFF 2012 Morocco
December 6-8, 2012Download catalog (pp. 10-12): http://manipulatedimage.com/ca
Recent Events:Re: Apologies to the many wonderful Iranians, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), November and December 2012. The Recitation of Soliloquy will be going to Montreal as part of mise en abyme Video program curated by Sandra Skurvida, Presented by La Elástica, CINEMÁTICA Festival, Montréal, November 22-25, 2012 The Romantic Self-Exiles I & II, the Industry of the Ordinary Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, Curated by Industry of the Ordinary and Greg Lunceford, September 27- October 31, 2012. Monstrous Coupling, Curated by Andy Amato, University of Texas at Dallas, October and November 2012. The Art of Allowed and Forbidden, Artist Talk, Invited by Professor Pamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, September 2012. The Romantic Self-Exiles I, Prospectives ’12 International Festival of Digital Art, October 2012, Nevada, Reno. The Romantic Self-Exiles, art:screen fest 2012 (Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow), Curated by Alysse Stepanian, Sweden, October, 2012. The Romantic Self-Exiles, Dallas Museum of Art, 25th Dallas Video Fest, September 2012. The Recitation of a Soliloquy, 25th Dallas Video Fest, Angelika Theater, September 2012. -The Recitation of a Soliloquy, Mise en abyme, Curated by Sandra Skurvida, Sazmanab Platform for Contemporary, August 2012, Tehran, Iran. -The Romantic Self-Exiles I, In the meanwhile exhibition, Begehungen festival, Chemniz, Germany, August 2012.