Exhibit Dates: Friday, March 19 - Friday, April 30, 2010. Opening Reception: Friday, March 19, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

By , on March 27, 2010

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Another great turn out! Thanks to everyone who showed up for our conversation with Gonkar (and I believe even more of you showed up for the food) and of course to Gonkar Gyatso for visitingĀ  campus! It’s not everyday you get to speak to someone from the Venice Biennale!

And of course – a two thumbs (way) up and thank-you to Mr. John Francone and the DC staff for all their hard work for our food festival. Everyone was really impressed by the food – loved the bubble tea!

Friday’s come and gone and I think it’s safe to say that it was a successful night! Thank you to EVERYONE who showed up for Prof. Appiah’s talk (We had a full house in Sharpless which was absolutely fantastic!) and later at the opening! Another big thanks to the Hurford Humanities Center staff and Matthew at CFG for working up to the very last minute, so that we could have the best exhibition and opening possible. Last but definitely not least, thank you to our special guests for the evening, Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah, and artists Fariba Alam, Gonkar Gyatso and Daniel Kojo Schrade! thank you thank you thank you!

The opening’s ended but things have just started! Gonkar Gyatso arrives again on Tuesday, March 23 for an artist’s conversation followed by our exciting International Food Festival. So, bring your questions and appetite -should be a great time!

By , on January 9, 2010

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looking for the contemporary of contemporaries?? for the most cutting edge work, art fairs and biennales serve as an oasis for the next big IT. During the preparation for Mapping Identity, it’s been so exciting to see some of our artists participating in some of the most popular and cutting-edge art scenes out there…

Most recently, Gonkar Gyatso was just at Brisbane, Australia for the Asia Pacific Triennial and was at the Venice Biennale over the summer…

Gonkar Venice

(for the interview, click here)

Over the summer, the Projects Gallery presented Glenn Kaino and the Edwynn Houk Gallery presented Lalla Essaydi at Art Basel in Miami.

Last spring at in Paris I first learned about Lalla Essaydi and Do-Ho Suh who were both featured at Art Paris under one of my favorite buildings of all time, the Grand Palais…

Around the same time Professor Solomon was at Art Dubai, one of the most exciting and newest art fairs, where she and Zoulikha Bouabdellah were one of three curator/artist teams to receive the firstĀ  Abraaj Capital Art Prize for Bouabdellah’s installation “Walk on the Sky.”

Solomon and Bouabdellah

Watch the interview here featuring Zoulikha and our very own Professor Carol Solomon!

By , on December 2, 2009

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Highlight of the day:

Found a picture of Prof. Solomon and myself on Gonkar’s blog! Pretty cool. The picture is taken at his studio in New York.

From Gonkar's blog

Now, back to brainstorming for the exhibit catalog…