Art & Pancakes, September 11th, 2011

Art news tidbits for your Sunday…

The art world in NYC commemorates 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of the attacks – artnet Magazine

9/11 Exhibitions Rekindle Grief in 3 Ways…from the NYTimes:

Art Internships…Unpaid, of course…A viewpoint from ArtSlant, New York

Fascinating reading from Neurology Now magazine (of all places)…On Chuck Close, “Larger Than Life: Dyslexia, paralysis, face blindness—nothing comes between legendary artist Chuck Close and his canvas, except a brush    PDF of the article with images: Chuck Close, Neurology Now

Sir Ken Robinson at TED in 2006, Schools Kill Creativity. Excerpt, “…we are educating people out of their creative capacities. Picasso once said this. He said that all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. I believe this passionately, that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out of it. So, why is this?…” Link to video and transcript:

A Conversation With JR, Intrepid French Street Artist – from The Atlantic:

From LA Times: Affordable art is the new reality. New technologies have given emerging artists a shot at building an audience — and consumers a chance to buy quality art for a reasonable price.,0,6328319.story

SJSU Art Alumni & Faculty News:

Photography Professor and Art Dept Chair Brian Taylor is the Honored Educator Society for Photographic Education (SPE) West, November 19th & 19th 2011, Santa Cruz, CA.

Emeritus Professor Rupert Garcia will have work at Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) group exhibition, Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 – 1981 beginning October 1st through February 13th, 2012.

Alumni Jonathan Brilliant (MFA Spatial ’07) has been awarded a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant.

Professor Stan Welsh’s exhibition Facing the Future at Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA, on view now through October 4th, 2011.

Professors Brian Taylor, Robin Lasser, and Alumni Adrienne Pao and Photography Graduate Candidates Ara Ahadi, Barbara Boissevain, Eric, Baral, Tamara Danoyan, Jeffrey Opp, Elena Polanco, Sieglinde Van Damme, and Julia Weber participated in the the photography exchange, “Yekaterinburg and San José Through the Eyes of One Another.” The exhibition is currently on view at San José City Hall.

Professor Emeritus Consuelo Jiménez Underwood exhibits Undocumented Borderlands at The Phebe Conley Gallery California State University, Fresno on view now through September 30th, 2011.

Professor Gale Antokal’s exhibition Some Drawings, at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA on view now through October 15th, 2011

SJSU’s large presence at the 17th Annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2011, Istanbul: Alumni Thomas Asmuth and James Stone will be presenting a workshop on the Touchstone Audio Exciter project; Alumni Jack Toolin will be presenting Site Specifics: Mobile Media Art and the Contexts of Place; Instructor James Morgan, CADRE student Jenene Castle will be presenting a workshop (DPS) Demand Player Sovereignty with Third Faction Collective participants CADRE student Michael Amundsen & Alumni John Bruenau; Alumni Joseph DeLappe will chair the discussion If You See Something Say Something: Art, War, Surveillance and the Sustainability of Urgency in the Post 9/11 Era, with former SJSU professor (now at University of Maryland) Hasan Elahi on the discussion panel; and Art History Graduate Candidate Maayan Glaser-Koren will be on the panel of the discussion Avatars and Virtual Spaces. Iyi şanslar to all!


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