The Michael Rosen Lecture Series: Barbara Nitke- American Ecstasy: A Photographic Look Behind the Scenes of the Golden Age of Porn
6-7PM, Thursday, October 10, 2013
Fine Arts Auditorium (FA 105), Indiana University Bloomington
Sponsored by The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and Sexploration at IU.
Barbara Nitke began her career in New York City in the early 1980s, working on adult film sets as a still photographer. When that industry moved to California, she shifted her attention to the fetish and sadomasochist sub-cultures in New York. Nitke has published two books of her work—Kiss of Fire: A Romantic View of Sadomasochism (2003) and American Ecstasy (2012), featuring images and text documenting the twelve years she spent photographing adult film actors and crews. Four of her photographs are featured in Past/Present, the fall exhibition in The Kinsey Institute Gallery (September 6 through December 20, 2013, Morrison Hall, IU).
10:30 am • 9 October 2013
Burke Lecture Series - Candace Keller: Picturing Identity: Understanding Portraiture by Malick Sidibé
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 4PM
FINE ARTS BUILDING ROOM 102
RECEPTION: IMU PRESIDENT’S ROOM, 5PM-7:30PM
Candace Keller earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of the History of Art at Indiana University, where she majored in African art and minored in African Studies and African American art. In 2008, she became Assistant Professor of African art and visual culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. Her research on the histories of photography in western Africa has appeared in several publications, exhibitions, invited lectures, and conference presentations and has been generously supported by Fulbright-Hays, British Library, Foreign Language and Area Studies (F.L.A.S.), and Arts Council of the African Studies Association (A.C.A.S.A.) fellowships.
11:40 am • 19 September 2013
Imag(in)ing Science Exhibition Noon Talk w/ Jeffrey Wolin and Andrew Lumsdaine
Friday, September 13
Professors Jeffrey Wolin (Fine Arts) and Andrew Lumsdaine (Informatics and Computing) and graduate students Zachary Norman and Georgi Chunev will hold a noon talk at the Grunwald Gallery this Friday to discuss their work in the Imag(in)ing Science exhibition. The team explored plenoptics imaging technology, a cutting-edge innovation posed to change the way we make and think about images. The team will discuss how they employed this technology in the creation of art and what they learned in the process.
10:10 am • 11 September 2013 • 1 note
PICTURA GALLERY- Opening Reception, Osamu James Nakagawa- Gama
Friday, September 6
Osamu James Nakagawa’s series Gama puts the viewer into the interior of dark Okinawan caves where people took refuge during the war. He does not deliver his subject matter in flat, two-dimensional scenes. Rather, through the conscious construction of light, perspective, color, and selective focus, he “builds” his imagery so that each scene has three-dimensionality, tactility, and atmosphere. He composes disorienting perspectives where it is impossible to make sense of the space. This visual maze mirrors the unsettling and somber emotional landscape that one experiences while getting lost in the work.
Nakagawa often says that he is “painting with light.” Indeed, the manner in which he creates the color, shadow, and depth within his depictions of the caves produces an environment so moody and present it seems as if one can feel the air.
12:45 pm • 3 September 2013 • 1 note
PICTURA GALLERY - Upcoming Artist Talk: Clarissa Bonet & Julie Renee Jones
Thursday, August 29
Clarissa Bonet and Julie Renee Jones, recent graduates of Columbia’s graduate program in photography, will be speaking at Pictura on Thursday, August 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are invited. This is a great chance to hear about the work currently on view at Pictura. Guests will also be invited to ask questions and preview some of the other projects being made by these two remarkable, up-and-coming photographers.
For more information about their work, click here.
5:12 pm • 28 August 2013
CIPS Presents Imag(in)ing Science Exhibition A Collaboration Between Artists and Scientists at Indiana University
OPENING: FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 6-8PM, GRUNWALD GALLERY
Imag(in)ing Science features the work of several artist/scientist teams consisting of faculty from the School of Fine Arts and the departments of Biology, Geology, Medical Sciences, Psychology and Brain Sciences and Informatics. Each team will present a collaborative work that has its origins in scientific images, recordings or imaging techniques. These images are generated from the Light Microscopy Imaging Center at Indiana University, seismographic recordings of the tsunami in Japan, and new images created by Plenoptic cameras.
6:25 pm • 25 August 2013
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alec Soth
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 5PM
Radio & TV Room 251
Presented by CAHI
Alec Soth’s work is rooted in the distinctly American tradition of ‘on-the-road photography’ developed by Walker Evans, Robert Frank and Stephen Shore. From Huckleberry Finn to Easy Rider there seems to be a uniquely American desire to travel and chronicle the adventures that consequently ensue. He has received fellowships from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His photographs are represented in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Walker Art Center. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial and a career survey at the Jeu de Paume in 2008.
His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA (Steidl, 2006), Fashion Magazine (Magnum, 2007), and Dog Days, Bogotá (Steidl, 2007). He is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York and the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis.
6:24 pm • 25 August 2013 • 2 notes
Exhibit Opening—Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 4-6PM, MATHERS MUSEUM
Join us for the opening reception for Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa. During the free event curator Alex Lichtenstein will speak on his work in South Africa, and will be joined by South African photographer Cedric Nunn, who will speak on contemporary photography in South Africa, and Dudu Madonsela, Head Curator, Bensusan Museum of Photography at Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
4:07 pm • 24 August 2013
"Horizons of Knowledge Lecture"- Judy Dater: Memories and Reminiscences
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 4–5PM FINE ARTS 015
Ground-breaking feminist photographer Judy Dater will present a general overview of her life and work. She is best known from her collaborative project Women and Other Visions (1975) with her ex-husband, IU alumnus Jack Welpott, her portraits of Imogen Cunningham, and her self-portraits. There will be an opening reception at the Kinsey Institute immediately following the lecture for the exhibition, Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute, featuring two of Dater’s photographs.
Co-sponsored by the Kinsey Institute, Center for Integrative Photographic Studies (CIPS), Indiana University Art Museum and the Indiana University Gender Studies Department.
2:13 pm • 8 April 2013