Maurice Berger, CADVC, Receives Warhol Foundation Fellowship
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded Maurice Berger, CADVC, a $100,000 grant in support of his forthcoming curatorial project, Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television. Berger was awarded $50,000 by the Warhol Foundation to support the research of Revolution of the Eye in 2012.
This exhibition and publication project represents the first collaborative institutional effort between the CADVC and the Jewish Museum in New York, where Maurice holds the title of Consulting Curator. The grant will be administered by The Jewish Museum, New York City.
Lynn Cazabon, Visual Arts, Receives Fulbright Teaching Award
Associate Professor Lynn Cazabon, Visual Arts, received a Fulbright Teaching Award to work at Leipaja University for the Spring 2015 semester. Cazabon says her “project proposal is to develop and teach classes centered on Photography and Public Art in their New Media Arts Program. I will also pursue a project of my own focused on local traditions centered on mushroom harvesting as they connect to country-wide environmental conservation policies.”
IMDA MFA Program hosts artist Neja Tomšič of Slovenia
CEC ArtsLink is pleased to announce that UMBC Department of Visual Arts IMDA Program has been selected to receive an ArtsLink Residencies award to host Neja Tomšič of Slovenia from October 9 until November 12, 2014. Both CEC ArtsLink staff and the advisory panel were impressed with IMDA’s proposal and the mutual benefits the residency will provide.
Neja Tomšič co-founded the Museum of Transitory Art (MoTA) in 2008 and has been involved in strategic planning, international collaborations and development of an artist residency program. MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to the research, production and presentation of Transitory, Experimental and Live Art forms. For the past two years Tomšič has also been in charge of MoTA’s educational programming and has developed an online platform, together with various Polish organizations, to archive and share public programs such as artists talks, workshops, discussions and symposia. She hopes to research practices of archiving transitory works and strategies for audience development and engagement.
VICTORIA SAMBUNARIS: TAXONOMY OF A LANDSCAPE
August 27 – December 17, 2014
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
This exhibition presents photographs made over the span of more than a decade by Sambunaris as she traversed the United States, stopping to photograph phenomena ubiquitous and familiar to particular regions but anomalous to the ordinary eye: massive distribution facilities, complex transport systems, colossal mining operations, majestic mountain gaps, exploding mud pots. Acting as both document and metaphor for the American experience, Sambunaris’s photographs bring into view the vast, open-ended mystery and unease of a country where human intervention and natural beauty inspire wonder in equal measure. Collected ephemera—the essential, and incidental, elements of Sambunaris’s work as a photographer and researcher— are also included in this exhibition (books on geology and history, maps, and artifacts collected on her journeys, such as mineral specimens, journals, road logs), as well as a video documenting her travel and work processes, and over 1,500 of her small photographic sketches.