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News Flash: Allora & Calzadilla to Represent United States at 54th Venice Art Biennale

 
A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear

Allora & Calzadilla, "A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear", 2008, Still from Super 16mm film transferred to HD video. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York.

You might have heard the news that the artistic duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will represent the United States at the 2011 Venice Biennale. But what you might not have known is that they will also be presenting a show right here at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Originally hailing from Philadelphia and Havana, Cuba, respectively, this innovative couple/artistic duo are based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and have been collaborating since 1995. We are excited to present a video installation by Allora & Calzadilla here at the Weatherspoon next summer, June 18 to September 17, 2011.

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Top Five Things to do in Charleston, SC

 
Stacy Lynn Waddell at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Stacy Lynn Waddell at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC

Top Five Things to do in Charleston, SC (a suggested itinerary)

1.  Visit Stacy Lynn Waddell: The Evidence of Things Unseen at the Gibbes Museum of Art!
I drove down along country roads from Greensboro last Thursday night (Sept 2) for what turned out to be a very well attended opening at the Gibbes Museum of Art. The show was co-curated by me and Gibbes curator Pam Wall and I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to be able to introduce Stacy’s profoundly beautiful work to South Carolina audiences. Some of you may remember seeing Stacy’s work at the Weatherspoon in Art on Paper 2008. For this show, the artist expanded her branding and singeing techniques to further explore personal identity based on real and imagined cultural histories.

2.  Charleston is an ideal site for Stacy’s work and the connections she makes to the history of the slave trade in the United States. These can be further examined just three blocks from the Gibbes at 6 Chalmers St., the site of the Old Slave Mart.

3.  Later on, I can recommend a visit to FIG restaurant for dinner. For you foodies out there, if you haven’t been before you should know that it is quite a treat to enjoy the food in Charleston, and FIG is one of the most delicious places in town.

4.  The next morning, check out David Stern’s recent show at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston. The Halsey’s recently renovated exhibition space is wonderful and Stern’s thick, luscious paintings will give you an appetite for your next top thing, which for me was….

5.  Hominy Grill – the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful, savory lowcountry brunch on the patio.

If you can’t make it to Charleston this fall to see Stacy’s show, not to worry, we’ll present it here at the Weatherspoon from January 22 – April 17, 2011.

- Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions

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Photo Gallery of new building lettering at the ‘Spoon

 

If you recently drove by the Weatherspoon and spied the new lettering on the front and back of the building…and then wondered if it was always up there or thought you just hadn’t noticed it before…well, we now have evidence in the form of a photo gallery posted on the site showing the August 5, 2010 installation.

The sign was fabricated and installed by Greensboro’s Allen Industries.

We are grateful to the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation for funding this project.

New building lettering

New lettering installation, August 5, 2010 at the Weatherspoon. Installation by Allen Industries.

 

Hans Hofmann video from the Rose Art Museum

 

Hans Hofmann video from the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Michael Rush will be speaking at the Weatherspoon on October 5, 2010, 5:30-6:30pm.

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