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CADVC | 25 Years


Curated by Rebecca Pristoop and Dr. Maurice Berger

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture was originally founded as the Fine Arts Gallery of UMBC in 1989, CADVC has gone on to receive national and international acclaim for its innovative and groundbreaking exhibitions, book and catalogs, and public programs. On this page we celebrate a quarter century of excellence, documenting our exhibitions as well as the awards, grants, and press that they have garnered.

2016

 

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

 

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Organized by Jewish Museum, New York and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

6 October 2016 to 7 January 2017

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Research Professor and Chief Curator, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Additional Venues: Jewish Museum, New York (May 2015); NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale; and Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

 

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television—many of them young and aesthetically adventurous—had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design.

 

Press: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, New York Newsday, US News and World Report, Associated Press, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Apollo, Toronto Star, Elle Décor, Wired, ARTnews, Art in America, Artforum, Salon, The Art Newspaper, National German Radio, Maryland Morning (WYPR), The Economist, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, Page Six, Miami Herald, Time Out New York, Houston Chronicle, ABC News, New York Observer, The Baltimore Sun, CBS Interactive, CBS4-Miami News, and NYC-Arts (WNET)

 

Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Stern Family Philanthropic Foundation; the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence; the National Endowment for the Arts; an anonymous donation in memory of Curtis Hereld; HBO; The Skirball Fund for American Jewish Life Exhibitions; the Neubauer Family Foundation

Multimedia Coverage:

Watch Dr. Maurice Berger’s curator tour of Revolution of the Eye on CBS-4 New, Miami

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Listen to Dr. Berger’s interview with Tom Hall on WYPR Baltimore’s Maryland Morning

 

2014

 

Jump over Time: Using Documentation Video

Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

November 2013 to May 2014

 

Curator: Joanna Raczynska, Assistant Head of Film Programs, Department of Film Programs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

Jump Over Time: Using Documentation Video presents a series of films and videos that utilize the subjective as well as mediated experiences of performance, exploring some of the many uses of video, film and audio documentation by artists, organizations and collectives since the late 60s. The film and video presentations contextualize questions regarding the concept of live performances and subjective experience; actions by activist-artists; histories of artist-run experimental media spaces and happenings; “professional” and “amateur” documentation and their purposes; copyright, archives, access and video format migration; and the experiences of projectionists, media arts curators and artists performing multiple roles in the making of meaning and history, among other concepts.

 

Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

24 October 2013 to 22 February 2014

Curator: Niels Van Tomme, Visiting Curator, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Additional Venues: Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, Germany; Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago

 

Visibility Machines explores the unique roles Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen play as meticulous observers of the global military industrial complex. Investigating forms of military surveillance, espionage, war-making, and weaponry, Farocki and Paglen each examine the deceptive and clandestine ways in which military projects have deeply transformed, and politicized, our relationship to images and the realities they seem to represent. The exhibition initiates critical questions about the crucial part images play in revealing essential but largely concealed information, and places the oeuvres of Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen within the broader cultural and historical developments of the media they are creatively working with, namely photography, film, and new media.

 

Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Maryland State Arts Council; Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Science

 

2012

 

For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Organized by for the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

15 November 2012 to 10 March 2013

Additional Venues: International Center of Photography, New York (May 2010); DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago; National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; The NEH on the Road version of For All the World to See, organized by Dr.  Maurice Berger for the National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-America Arts Alliance, is a lower-security iteration of the full-scale exhibition designed for wider national access and will travel to up to 45 more venues during an eleven year period from 2012 to 2023.

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Research Professor and Chief Curator, the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture

 

For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

 

Awards and Honors: Curatorial Award of Excellence, The Outstanding Exhibition in a University Art Museum 2010, Association of Art Museum Curators; Finalist, National Book Award, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis; Nominee, Dr. Maurice Berger, On Camera Talent, Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter: Historical/Cultural: Feature/Segment: “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” Sunday Arts, Thirteen/WNET; Cara Cosentino: Producer, Joan Hershey: Editorial Director, Maurice Berger: Talent;  Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2010, Art and Architecture, American Library Association

 

Press: Extensive national press, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Post, Bomb, PBS SundayArts (curator tour, WNET/WLIW), El País (Spain), NPR Weekend Edition (National Public Radio, with audio, picture gallery and article by reporter Margot Adler), NPR: The Picture Show (blog), National German Radio, AOL Black Voices, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington Post, Photo Booth: The New Yorker (blog), ArtNet, Artforum (blog), Boston Globe

 

Funding: Historical and Cultural Organizations; Implementation Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities; National Endowment for the Arts, Trellis Fund, Curatorial Grant; St. Paul Travelers Corporation; Communities Foundation of Texas

Website: Click here for online exhibition, online film festival, events, NEH on the Road information, curriculum guides, lesson plans, and info on the For all the World to See book, co-published by Yale University Press.

Multimedia Coverage:

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Watch Dr. Maurice Berger’s Emmy Award nominated curator tour of For all the World to See on PBS’s Sunday Arts.

 

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Listen to Dr. Berger’s interview with Tom Hall on WYPR Baltimore’s Maryland Morning

Listen to Dr. Berger’s Interview with Margot Adler on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday

 

Command Z: Artists Working with Phenomenon and Technology

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

29 March to 7 April 2012

Curator: Lisa Moren, Associate Professor, Animation and Interactivity, Department of Visual Arts, University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

Command Z: Artists Working with Phenomena and Technology features installations by 3 artists and 1 artist team. All objects in the exhibition—a digital/acoustic grand piano (Yamaha Disklavier), a Bunsen burner, bronzed popcorn, a birdcage, 54 leather shoes, 8 worn suitcases, and a traditional theater-style popcorn maker—are informed by a technological code or phenomena. The artists explore the long trajectory of communication technologies, how they are framed within a material form, and how social practices are framed around them. By building unique digital and physical behaviors, without the use of screens, the works displayed bring the virtual and material realms into one gesture. 

 

Artists: Ingrid Bachmann, Paul Demarinis, Nina Katchadourian, and Emile Morin and Jocelyn Robert

 

Funding: Alan Schrum and Jordan Kitts Music; UMBC’s Department of Music, Special Sessions Policy Committee, and CADVC; Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences; Maryland State Arts Council


Imaging and Digital Arts 2012 Graduate Thesis Exhibition

26 January to 18 February 2012

 

2011

 

Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture

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Organize by Independent Curators International, New York, and the Henry Art Gallery, and circulated by ICI

6 October 2011 to 10 December 2011

Curator: Sara Krajewski

 

Where Do We Migrate To?

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

17 March to 30 April 2011

Curator: Niels Van Tomme, Adjunct Curator, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Additional Venues: Sheila C. Johnson Center for Design at Parsons, The New School; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Varmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden, and other venues
Where Do We Migrate To? explores contemporary issues of migration as well as experiences of displacement and exile. Situating the contemporary individual in a world of advanced globalization, the artworks presented address how a multiplicity of migratory encounters demand an increasingly complex understanding of the human condition. As such, the exhibition allows multiple perspectives about its subject matter to unfold simultaneously, opening up a range of political, psychological, poetic, and pragmatic manifestations of the contemporary migrant experience.

 

Artists: Acconci Studio, Svetlana Boym, Blane De St. Croix, Lara Dhondt, Brendan Fernandes, Claire Fontaine, Nicole Franchy, Andrea Geyer, Isola and Norzi, Kimsooja, Pedro Lasch, Adrian Piper, Raqs Media Collective, Société Réaliste, Julika Rudelius, Xaviera Simmons, Fereshteh Toosi, Philippe Vandenberg, and Eric Van Hove

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Exhibition Catalogues, American Association of Museums

 

2010

 

Spectrum: 2010 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

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14 October to 13 December 2010

 

The inaugural exhibition in a new exhibition series, Spectrum features an in-depth look at recent research projects in film, video, photography, sound, installation, drawing, and sculpture by selected members of UMBC’s Visual Arts Department. A 24-page full color catalogue accompanies the exhibition and includes a critical essay by Washington, DC based art critic and artist J.W. Mahoney.

 

Artists: Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Vin Grabill, Calla Thompson and Fred Worden

 

Dana Hoey: Experiments in Primitive Living

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

4 February to 20 March 2010

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

 

Experiments in Primitive Living presents a cycle of photographs by the New York artist Dana Hoey. Showing successive phases of an unnamed, imaginary ecological disaster, the five sections of the photographic series depict a range of phenomena and situations, from extremely close-up details to nearly panoramic landscapes that relate to each other obliquely or tangentially. Their stylistic diversity—appropriating the look of commercial product shots, film stills, or scientific, documentary, or portrait photographs—enhance the project’s mood of ambiguity and dislocation. Works from two other projects—Profane Waste and One Pro, Two Amateurs—complete the installation and offer insight into the feminist and environmental themes that inform Hoey’s work.

 

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council; Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences

 

2009

 

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports

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Organized and circulated by Independent Curators International, New York

8 October to 12 December 2009

Curator: Christopher Bedford

 

Mixed Signals focuses on artists from the mid-1990s to the present who question the notion of the male athlete as the last bastion of uncomplicated, authentic identity in American culture during the preceding decades. The works presented here, made by artists who have appropriated, riffed on, complicated, and variously re-presented athletic imagery, demonstrate that the male athlete is a far more ambiguous, polyvalent figure in our collective cultural imagination than ever before.

 

Artists: Matthew Barney, Mark Bradford, Marcelino Gonçalves, Lyle Ashton Harris, Brian Jungen, Kurt Kauper, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kori Newkirk, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Marco Rios, Collier Schorr, Joe Sola, Sam Taylor-Wood, Hank Willis Thomas.

 

Funding: The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the iCI Advocates, the iCI Partners, Agnes Gund, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, and Barbara and John Robinson. 

 

2008

 

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition 2008

Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

30 October to 13 December 2008

Artists: Guenet Abraham, Dan Bailey, Kelley Bell, Lee Boot, Steve Bradley, Lynn Cazabon, Irene Chan, Joseph Coates, Cathy Cook, Calvin Custen, Mark Alice Durant, Eric Dyer, Symmes Gardner, Vin Grabill, Neal McDonald, Lisa Moren, Tim Nohe, Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, Chris Peregoy, Peggy Re, Jaromir Stephany, John Sturgeon, Calla Thompson, William-John Tudor, Fred Worden and David Yager

 

5:3 Five Artists: Three States | Video : Animation : Sound

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5 February to 14 March 2008

Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Curators: David Yager, Executive Director, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and Symmes Gardner, Director, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

 

In 5:3 – Five Artists: Three States – Video: Animation: Sound, curators David Yager and Symmes Gardner bring together five internationally recognized artists who work specifically in time-based media and sound. Utilizing video, clay and hand-modeled figures, drawings, watercolors, found film footage, appropriated audio excerpts, self recorded sounds, and sculpture, the artists collectively explore the nuances of personal relationships, cultural displacement, domestic surveillance, and the structure and texture of sound itself.

 

Artists: Edgar Engress, Joshua Mosley, Rich Pell, Stephen Vitiello and Karen Yasinsky

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Exhibition Poster, American Association of Museums

 

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

31 January to 15 March 2008

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

 

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits is the first exhibition to examine the portrait photographs of this esteemed husband and wife team. The artists’ portraits—like their radical landscapes and city-scenes—are powerfully evocative, boldly subverting our expectations of the discipline of portraiture. Rather than “capturing” the visual essence of a sitter, they reveal identity to be multifarious, transitive, and culturally and historically bound. The exhibition contains eight series: German Indians (1997–98), Colonial Remains (1991), Bavarian by Law (1995–96), The Americans of Samaná (1998–2001), Sosúa (1999–2000), The Oregon Vortex (1994), Postville (2005) and Figures (2002).

 

Awards and Honors: Honorable Mention, Exhibition Catalogues, American Association of Museums; Fifty Books/Fifty Covers, American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

2006

 

Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture

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Organized by the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware; toured by Exhibits USA

21 September to 25 November 2006

Curators: Glenn Porter, Director Emeritus; Lynn Catanese, Head of Manuscripts and Archives; and Jim Hinz, former Library Conservator—all from the Hagley Museum and Library

 

Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture surveys the creativity of Raymond Loewy, one of the most prominent industrial designers of the 20th century. Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) became involved in the emerging world of industrial design in the 1920s after a successful career in commercial illustration. His modern designs soon became ubiquitous in western culture, streamlining and modernizing silverware and fountain pens, supermarkets, and department stores. He and his teams designed the color scheme and logo for Air Force One, the John F. Kennedy memorial stamp, the Greyhound Scenicruiser, and the interiors for NASA’s Skylab. He also designed the well-known icons of Exxon, BP, and Lucky Strike cigarettes.

Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture places Loewy’s work in the wider context of the shaping of a modern look for “consumer culture.” Loewy’s career is brought to life by an array of original drawings, models, products, advertisements, photographs, and rare film footage. The presentation draws heavily on Loewy’s personal archives, a treasure collection of images and information not previously available.

Funding: National Endowment for the Arts.

 

What Sound Does a Color Make?

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Organized and circulated by Independent Curators International, New York

2 February to 18 March 2006

Curator: Kathleen Forde, Curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

What Sound Does a Color Make? connects the recent boom of digital audio visual art to its pre-digital roots, presenting ten contemporary works by an internationally diverse group of artists. The exhibition includes a selection of single-channel videos from the 1970s and features several sensuous new media environments that fascinate both technophiles and general audiences alike, heightening awareness of human perception and cognition.

 

Artists: Scott Arford, Jim Campbell, D-Fuse, Granular-Synthesis, Gary Hill, Thom Kubli, Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner), Fred Szymanski, Atau Tanaka, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Stephen Vitiello

 

Funding: David Bermant Foundation; Color Light; Motion; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart; Philips Electronics North America.

 

2005

 

Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

20 October to 17 December 2005

Curators: Mark Alice Durant, Professor, Visual Arts Department, UMBC and Jane Marsching, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Art

 

Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal is a major traveling exhibition featuring 29 contemporary artists whose work employs modern communication technologies (photography, film, video, computers, radio, internet and digital media) to explore culturally inbred questions/superstitions concerning parallel worlds to our own.

 

Artists: Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick, Mark Amerika, Zoe Beloff, Diane Bertolo, Jeremy Blake, Corrine May Botz, Susan Collins, Gregory Crewdson, Paul DeMarinis, Spencer Finch, Ken Goldberg, Susan Hiller, Marko Maetamm, Miya Masaoka, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Mariko Mori, Out-of-Sync, Paul Pfeiffer, Fred Ressler, John Roach, Ted Serios, Leslie Sharpe, Chrysanne Stathacos, Thomson and Craighead and Suzanne Treister

 

Awards and Honors: Silver Award, University and College Designers Association: Exhibition Catalogue; Award for Excellence, University and College Designers Association: Book–Complete Unit

 

Funding: Trellis Fund; Maryland State Arts Council; Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences; UMBC Faculty Research DRIF Grant

 

NCECA National Juried Ceramic Exhibition

Organized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

10 March to 2 April 2005

Curators: Holly Hanessian, Janet Williams and Jill Oberman

 

2004

 

The HOME House Project

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30 September to 27 November 2004

Curator: David Brown, Senior Curator, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

 

HOME House: The Future of Affordable Housing is an exhibition that challenged artists and architects to propose new designs for affordable and sustainable single-family housing for low and moderate income-families. These designs were guided by the existing building criteria and price parameters for typical three and four bedroom Habitat for Humanity houses, supplied by Habitat International in Americus, Georgia. Competition participants were required to use the Habitat information as a point of departure.

 

Funding: Neighborhood Design Center; AIA Baltimore; Enterprise Foundation; Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences; Maryland State Arts Council.

 

Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution

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Organized by Exit Art

29 January to 13 March 2004

Curators: Marvin Heiferman and Carol Kismaric, partners and founders of Lookout, NYC

 

Paradise Now scrutinizes and questions the profound shifts in our basic understanding and acceptance of nature’s (formerly) incontrovertible truths regarding genetic engineering.

 

Artists: Susan Anker, Dennis Ashbaugh, Aziz & Cucher, Brandon Ballengee, Chritine Borland, Nancy Burson, Helen Chadwick, Kevin Clarke, Keith Cottingham, Bryan Crockett, Christine Davis, George Gessert, Rebecca Howland, Ronald Jones, David Kremers, Jane Lackey, Julian Laverdiere, Karl S. Mihail & Tran T. Kim-Trang, Larry Miller, Steve Miller, Frank Moore, Alexis Rockman, Bradley Rubenstein, Nicolas Rule, Christy Rupp, Gary Schneider, Laura Stein, Eva Sutton, Catherine Wagner, Janet Zweig & Laura Bergman

 

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council.

 

2003

 

White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

9 October 2003 to 10 January 2004

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Curator, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and Senior Fellow, Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Additional Venue: International Center of Photography, New York, NY

 

White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art is the first exhibition of art to explore race and racism from the perspective of white people. The artworks presented ask white people to evaluate whiteness from a more subjective standpoint so that we all might understand race and racism in a more complex manner.

 

Artists: Max Becher and Andrea Robbins, Nayland Blake, Nancy Burson, Wendy Ewald, Mike Kelly, William Kentridge, Barbara Kruger, Nikki S. Lee, Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman and Gary Simmons

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, American Association of Museums; Silver Award, Exhibition Catalogue, University and College Designers Association

 

Press: Extensive national press including, Associated Press, Modern Painters, NPR, The New York Times, and others

 

Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc.; Maryland State Arts Council

Multimedia Coverage:

Listen to Dr. Maurice Berger interview about White on NPR’s the Tony Cox Show

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Watch Dr. Maurice Berger’s narrated slide show on White for MSNBC

 

Nayland Blake: Some Kind of Love

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Organized by the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

6 February to 22 March 2003

Curator: Ian Berry, Associate Director, Curatorial Affairs, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Nayland Blake: Some Kind of Love: Performance Video 1989–2002 includes several large scale environments, objects, and videos and combines works from the past thirteen years of Blake’s performance-based installations. Historically researched and often literary-inspired, Blake explores complicated and subtly mixed concepts such as identity, race, relationships, and representation.

 

2002

 

Maria Elena Gonzalez: Selected Works: 1996–2002

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

12 September to 26 October 2002

Curator: Renee van der Stelt, Museum Educator and Registrar, the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture

 

Maria Elena Gonzalez: Selected Works 1996–2002 features sculptures and drawings by the nationally recognized Cuban-American artist. Gonzalez’s sculpture and graphic works draw on the rich minimalist tradition of the 1960s and 1970s to express highly personal content and unique historical narrative.

 

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council

 

Edward West: Casting Shadows, an Elegy for South Africa

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Organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

18 February to 9 March 2002

Curator: Dr. Carole C. McNamara, Senior Curator of Western Art, UMMA

 

Edward West: Casting Shadows An Elegy for South Africa features 42 large-scale photographs of depicting black townships in post-apartheid South Africa. West’s approach “amounts to a balancing act between the formalism found in lines and planes of colors characteristic of shantytown architecture and the more nuanced human presence established against these backdrops.”

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council.

 

 

Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations 1979–2000

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

11 October 2001 to 12 January 2002

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Curator, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

 

Additional Venues: Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

 

Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations, 1979–2000 is the first major retrospective of the African-American artist and explores his sustained aesthetic inquiry into the relationship between art and the museum. Wilson’s “mock” museum installations, into which he places provocative and beautifully rendered objects, explore the question of how the museum consciously or unconsciously perpetuates prejudice. The exhibition Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations, 1979–2000 consists of more than 100 objects, each configured to recreate sections of Wilson’s original installations.

 

Awards and Honors: Best Contemporary Art Retrospective, Best of Baltimore, Baltimore Magazine; Second Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, American Association of Museums; Certificate of Excellence, Fifty Books/Fifty Covers, American Institute of Graphic Arts; Honorable Mention, CD-ROM, American Association of Museums

 

Press: The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore City Paper, Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Washington Post and extensive national press

 

Funding: Norton Family Foundation; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Maryland State Arts Council

 

2001

 

Painting: Zero Degree

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Organized by Independent Curators International

22 January to 10 March 2001

Curator: Carlos Basualdo, Senior Curator, Wexner Center for the Arts

 

Painting: Zero Degree explores the revolution in painting that occurred 30 years ago in the United States and Europe when artists developed a new approach that disregards all traditional notions of what constitutes a painting. Works presented include painting, sculpture, and installation, as well as non-traditional mediums including furniture, clothing, and video.

 

Artists: Daniel Buren, Fabio Kacero, Clay Ketter, Peter Kogler, John McCracken, Felipe Mujica, Gladys Nistor, Robert Ryman, Karin Sander, Adrian Schiess, Pablo Siquier, Sophie Smallhorn,Rudolf Stingel, Niele Toroni

Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Austrian Cultural Institute, New York; ICI Independents.

2000

 

Still (and All): Eileen Cowin, Work 1971–1998

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Organized by the Armory Center for the Arts

16 November 2000 to 13 January 2001

Curator: Sue Spaid, Independent Curator, Los Angeles, CA

Eileen Cowin: Still (and All) Work 1971–1998 is a mid-career retrospective of the Los Angeles based photographer Eileen Cowin. Nationally recognized for her large-scale photographic diptychs and triptychs which feature isolated figures engaged in open ended narrative situations, Eileen Cowin: Still (and All) Work 1971–1998 covers almost two decades of work and includes two video installations, as well as earlier, more intimate works.

Funding: the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Pasadena Art Alliance; Peggy Phelps.

 

 

Visual Arts Faculty Biennial

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

14 September to 28 October 2000

Artists: Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Fanky Chak, Irene Chan, Calvin Custen, Symmes Gardner, Vin Grabill, Colin Ives, Jill Johnston, Lisa Moren, Tim Nohe, Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, Alan Price, Pegge Re, Teri Rueb, Alan Rutberg, Bill Seaman, Mia Semingson, Jerry Stephanie, Mark Street, Satre Stuelke, William-John Tudor, David Yager, Calla Thompson, Lynn Cazabon and Renee van der Stelt

 

1999

 

Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965–2000

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Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

22 October 1999 to 15 January 2000

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Curator, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Additional Venues: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

 

Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965–2000 is a major retrospective of the art production of the internationally recognized artist and philosopher Adrian Piper. The exhibition centers on the most ignored aspect of Piper’s aesthetic innovations: the relationship between form and styles of art on one hand and the work’s political and emotional messages on the other.

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, American Association of Museums
Press: Extensive national press, including The Baltimore Sun (profile and review), The Baltimore City Paper, The New York Times, Art Journal, Time Out New York, New York, Newsday, and New Art Examiner

 

Funding: Norton Family Foundation; Lannan Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Maryland State Arts Council

 

Visual Arts Faculty Biennial

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

4 February to 6 March 1999

Artists: Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Fanky Chak, Irene Chan, Calvin Custen, Symmes Gardner, Vin Grabill, Colin Ives, Jill Johnston, Lisa Moren, Tim Nohe, Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, Alan Price, Peggy Re, Teri Rueb, Alan Rutberg, Bill Seaman, Mia Semingson, Jerry Stphany, Mark Street, Satre Stuelke, William John-Tudor and David Yager

 

1998

 

Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer’s Perspective

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

22 October 1998 to 16 January 1999

Curator: Fanc Nunoo-Quarcoo, Associate Professor, Visual Arts Department, UMBC

 

Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer’s Perspective is the first major retrospective in the United States of the internationally recognized Swiss graphic designer. The exhibition explores the graphic work of this innovative designer and closely examines Monguzzi’s typographical inventions, as well as his theoretical tracts and designs for household objects, pavilions, books, and even Swiss currency.

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Scholarly Journal, American Association of Museums

 

Funding: Pro Helvetia; Swiss Arts Council; Swiss Center Foundation; Maryland State Arts Council

 

 

A View from Washington to Baltimore: 22 Dollhouses

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

5 February to 7 March 1998

Curator: Gary Kachadourian, curator, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council

 

1997

 

Minimal Politics: Performativity and Minimalism in Recent American Art

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Organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

25 September 1997 to 17 January 1998

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Curator, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Additional Venues: Barbican Centre, London, UK (Yvonne Rainer section); Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art

 

Minimal Potlitics: Performativity and Minimalism in Recent American Art explores the complex relationship between style and politics. The exhibition presents five artists—Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Robert Morris, Adrian Piper, and Yvonne Rainer—whose work evolved from a more minimal, formal aesthetic in the 1960s to a more overtly ideological point-of-view.

 

Artists: Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Adrian Piper, Robert Morris and Yvonne Rainer

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Scholarly Journal, American Association of Museums; Certificate of Excellence, Fifty Books/Fifty Covers, American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

Funding: Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Maryland State Arts Council

 

 

Kate Millet, Sculptor: The First 38 Years

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Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

27 February to 5 April 1997

Curator: Kathy O’Dell, Associate Professor of Art History and Theory, UMBC

Additional Venues: Hunter College Art Gallery, NY; Center for Contemporary Art, Northampton, MA

 

Kate Millett, Sculptor: The First 38 Years is the first major retrospective of the art production of internationally known writer and feminist Kate Millett. During her career as a visual artist, much of Millett’s work has centered on themes of oppression and domination. Since 1966, she has specifically created sculpture and large-scale installations that focus on the cultural patterning of gender, abuse, and institutionalization.

 

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council

 

1996

 

Eikoh Hosoe: META

Circulated by Curatorial Assistance, Inc.

15 October to 27 November 1996

Curator: Graham Howe

 

A View from Baltimore to Washington, 1996: Soul of the Tree

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

2 May to 1 June 1996

Curator: Angela Franklin, Artist and Curator, Baltimore, MD

Artists: A. Michael Auld, Espi Frasier, Gary Kachadourian, Patrick Maguire and Rose Powhatan

Funding: Maryland State Arts Council

 

1995

 

Layers: Contemporary Collage from St. Petersburg

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Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

3 November 1995 to 17 February 1996

Curator: Alla Efimova, Independent Curator, Baltimore, MD

 

Layers: Contemporary Collage from St. Petersburg, showcases contemporary collage art from St. Petersburg, Russia. The artists in the exhibition represent the most active members of the “school” of the (primarily textile) collage art associated with St. Petersburg from 1986-1996.

 

Artists: Andrei Khlobystin, Timur Novikov, Sergei Bugaev (Afrika), Igor Ryatov, Marina Obukhova and Marina Koldobskaya

 

Awards and Honors: Honorable Mention, Exhibition Catalogue, American Association of Museums
Funding: Maryland State Arts Council

 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Paintings and Drawings 1981-1994

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

20 July to 30 September 1995

Curator: Alan Rutberg, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, UMBC

 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Paintings and Drawings 1981–1994 accompanies “The Cultural Legacies of Romanticism” conference sponsored by the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and hosted by UMBC. The exhibition features twelve drawings and fourteen paintings that Ferlinghetti completed between 1981 and 1994 and selected from the Lawrence Ferlinghetti Art Archive at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the artist’s studio.

 

Funding: Maryland Humanities Council

 

 

Notes in Time: Leon Golub and Nancy Spero

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Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

23 March to 6 May 1995

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Curator, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

 

Notes in Time: Leon Golub and Nancy Spero brings together two historically important and influential installations—Golub’s Violence Report (1995) and Spero’s Notes In Time On Women (1976–79)—to produce a significant cultural statement on the social relationships between men and women. The exhibition explores the work of these artists, who were married for more than 30 years, through the feminist and masculinist discourses that shaped their artistic visions.

 

Funding: Supported by the Maryland State Arts Council

 

 

A View from Baltimore to Washington, 1995: 7 Views

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

2 February to 4 March 1995

Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Artists: Muriel Hasbun, Ann McMurray, Dan Meyers, Vasant Nayak, Lawley Paisley-Jones, Robert Salazar and Laurie Sieverts Snyder

 Funding: Supported by the Maryland State Arts Council; the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences

 

1994

 

The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism

Organized by the University of California, Irvine, CA

11 November to 17 December 1994

Curator: Charles Gaines, Professor of Art History and Theory, University of California, Irvine

 

The Far Light

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

18 February to 19 March 1994

Curator: Symmes Gardner, Coordinator of Exhibitions, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

 

The Far Light presents seven painters and sculptors whose work investigates and/or critiques the use of systems and perceptual linear structures found in scientific and industrial communities.

 

Artists: Ellen Burchenal, Kendall Buster, Jane Margaret Dow, Tazuko Ichikawa, W.C. Richardson, Jeffrey Smith and Tom Witt

 

Funding: Supported by the Maryland State Arts Council

 

1993

 

Ciphers of Identity

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Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

12 November 1993 to 21 January 1994

Curator: Dr. Maurice Berger, Curator, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

 

Additional Venues: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY; USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO

 

Ciphers of Identity examines the work of contemporary painters, photographers, filmmakers, video, performance, and installation artists who commit themselves to an examination of the complex relationship between identity politics, forms of aesthetic address, and the struggle for social and cultural freedom.

 

Artists: Emilio Cruz, Lyle Ashton Harris, Oliver Herring, Deborah Kass, Mary Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Simon Leung, Adrian Piper, Elaine Reichek, Fred Wilson and Nina Yankowitz Filmmakers and video artists: Lutz Bacher, Cheryl Donegan, Thomas Allen Harris, Tom Kalin, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Mark Rappaport, Marlon T. Riggs, Trinh T. Minh-Ha and Jane Weinstock

 

Awards and Honors: First Prize, Mid-Atlantic Design and Printing Award

 

Press: Artforum, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, and others

 

Funding: Supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

 

A View from Baltimore to Washington, 1993: Figure as Subject

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

22 April to 29 May 1993

Curator: Angela Adams, Director, Ellipse Art Center

Artists: Ed Bisese, Mark D. Clark, David Frye, Mia Halton, John Lee, Ruth Pettus and Arvie Smith

Funding: Supported by the Maryland State Arts Council

 

Nancy Graves: Recent Painting and Sculpture

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

18 February to 17 April 1993

Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Additional Venues: The Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH; The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; The Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

 

Nancy Graves: Recent Painting and Sculpture consists of twelve two- and three-dimensional wall and floor pieces, with a concentration on the artist’s large-scale work. The works presented exhibit Graves’ continuing exploration of the tensions that exist between painting and sculpture, as well as her juxtaposition of real and fabricated imagery drawn from nature, art history, and western and oriental cultures.

 

Awards and Honors: 1994 Maryland Printing Award Nancy Graves: Recent Work

 

Funding: Supported by the Maryland State Arts Council

 

1992

 

Visual Arts Faculty Biennial

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

3 October to 28 November 1992

Artists: Dan Bailey, Natalie Bookchin, Symmes Gardner, Sarah Geitx, Vin Grabill, Harvey Kierstel, Ruth Leavitt, Chris Peregoy, Kon Petrochuk, Alan Price, Alan Rutberg, Jaromir Stephany, Mercedes Teixido, William-John Tudor and David Yager

 

A View from Baltimore to Washington, 1992: Confinements

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

2 April to 30 May 1992

Curator: Andrea Pollan, Independent Curator, Washington, DC

Artists: Kendall Buster, Stacey Jones, Timothy Naylor, Marjetica Potrc and Leslie Zelamsky

Funding: Supported by the Maryland State Arts Council

 

Environmental Terror

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

30 January to 14 March 1992

Additional Venue: Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

 

Environmental Terror presents a variety of artistic approaches exploring humanity’s complex relationship to the environment and the tensions that exist between nature and post-industrial society.

 

Artists: Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Robert Fichter, Robert Morris, Holls Sigler, Christy Rupp, Stuart Diamond, Katherine Porter, Maren Hassinger and Fred Wilson

 

Funding: Supported in part by Maryland State Arts Council

 

1991

 

Dada/Data

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC and the Imaging Research Center, UMBC

10 October to 23 November 1991

Curators: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC and William John Tudor, Associate Director, Imaging Research Center, UMBC

Additional Venue: Maryland Art Place

 

A View from Baltimore to Washington

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

9 May to 29 June 1991

Curators: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC; Vin Grabill, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, UMBC and Symmes Gardner, Coordinator of Exhibitions, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Artists: Tex Andrews, Alex Castro, Allyn Massey, Ivy Parsons and Jeff Spaulding

Video Artists: Thomas Draudt, Greg Garvey, Dam Harnett, Ellen Sebring, Martha Swetzoff, Michelle Tayman, Woody Vasulka and Victor Velt

 

Visual Arts Faculty Biennial

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

31 January to 2 March 1991

Artists: Carol Andriulli, Dan Bailey, Leslee Broersma, Symmes Gardner, Vin Grabill, Hillary Kapan, Harvey Kierstel, Ruth Leavitt, Chris Peregoy, Kon Petrochuk, Alan Price, Robin Ptacek, Jeri Robinson, Alan Rutberg, Jaromir Stephany, Mercedes Teixido, William-John Tudor and David Yager

 

1990

 

Large Works on Paper

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

2 October to 20 November 1990

Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Artists: Vito Acconci, Richard Bosman, Chuck Close, Eileen Cowin, Jim Dine, Al Held, Robert Rauschenberg and Julian Schnabel

 

A View from Baltimore to Washington

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

19 April to 18 May 1990

 Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC and Symmes Gardner, Coordinator of Exhibitions, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Artists: Carol Andriulli, Ellen Burchenal, Larry Day, Patrice Kehoe, Tazuko Ichikawa, Raoul Middleman, Stephen Moore, Keith Morrison, Nadeza Prvulovic, Joe Shannon, Sylvia Snowden and Jeff Spaulding

 

Karl Appel

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

1 February to 24 March 1990

Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

 

1989

 

Frames of Reference: Photographic Paths

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

11 October to 16 November 1989

Curator: David Yager, Director, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Frames of Reference: Photographic Paths features 11 nationally recognized contemporary artists whose innovative research and vision changed how we interpret the medium of photography.

Artists: Zeke Berman, George Blakely, Eileen Cowin, John Craig, Robert Cumming, Darryl Curran, Fred Endsley, William Larson, Bart Parker, Victor Schrager and The Starn Twins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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