Subjectivity: Photography of Themselves

Overview

The Arizona State University Art Museum is touring an exhibition of 30 works by seven contemporary photo- graphers all of whom use themselves as their models. Subjectivity brings together various cultural views of the self, combining two great art traditions – that of the nude and that of the self-portrait. The work engages postmodern notions of the body that question aspects of gender and species identity. As both the photographer and the subject of the photograph, each of these artists expands the idea of self-portrait to explore the definition of the self.

The Long Day: Sculpture by Claudette Schreuders

Overview 

The Long Day features eight new sculptures, lithographs and drawings by South African artist Claudette Schreuders. Schreuders is best known for her autobiographical figurative sculpture inspired by family photographs and memories and by the specific social experience of growing up white, female and Afrikaans in the broader political context of South Africa. Assembled from carved and painted wood, the works often include other materials such as iron, leather, nails and found objects, reflecting the influence of African sculpture.

Mark Klett: Ideas About Time

Overview

This exhibition of works by artist Mark Klett explores various ideas of time captured through the art of photography. The idea of returning to a place to encapsulate change over time is central to Klett’s work. The exhibition is an elliptical commentary on ecological change, of course, but also a melancholy observation on mutability. Curated by Director Marilyn Zeitlin, Mark Klett: Ideas About Time made its debut in the fall of 2002 at the Arizona State University Art Museum.

Business As Usual: New Video from China/Cao Fei and Yang Fudong

Overview

Business As Usual is an opportunity to examine two of the most prominent contemporary Chinese video artists. Both Cao Fei and Yang Fudong address the emergence of a new middle class in China. Contemporary artists in China employ a range of media to explore the experience of living in a rapidly changing urban environment. Globalization has brought them into contact with Western contemporary art, which explains the increasing visual similarity, but their concerns remain unique to present-day China.

Eden revisited: The ceramic art of Kurt Weiser

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Overview

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center is organizing the first major midcareer survey exhibition on the ceramic work of Kurt Weiser. Weiser is a Regents' Professor in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and maintains a studio in Tempe, Arizona. An unassuming genius, the artist is known for his technical mastery and inventive pottery forms.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection

Sara and David Lieberman, with their impeccable eye and passion for contemporary craft, have assembled one of the best collections of contemporary baskets in the country. Approximately 75 works will be on exhibit from the more than 150 works in their collection. The baskets are made from traditional, natural materials as well as commercial and often surprising media. Artists range from the regional to the international, and the collection includes both functional and sculptural forms.

Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the ASU Art Museum Collection

Overview

Clay is one of the oldest art materials known to humanity, used for both utilitarian purposes and creative expression. It has recorded the life of prehistoric civilizations; reconstructing the lives of ancient mankind for archeologists and historians. Pottery from Africa, Asia and Greece continues to inspire artists and viewers with its sophistication, decoration, beauty and story telling.

Meet Me in Venice and Berlin

Venice, Italy and Berlin, Germany
Sept. 3-12, 2015

Travelers explore Venice’s spectacular views, historic landmarks and rich culture with tours of the 56th International Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Peggy Guggenheim collection, the Punta della Dogana museum, the historic Regata Storica gondola race and festival and much more. In Berlin, visit the Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum für Gegenwart), the Berlinische Galerie and the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, as well as contemporary gallery and studio visits with local artists.

Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series

The CRC is pleased to present the Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series. Named in honor of Jan Fisher, an art history graduate student and active CLA (Ceramics Leaders of ASU) member who passed away in February 2006, the lecture series brings both established and emerging women ceramic artists to the Phoenix community. While on campus, all of the participating women ceramic artists will meet with art students and become acquainted with the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts programs.

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