ART DEPARTMENT NEWS

Students Study Contemporary Art At the Upcoming 2019 Venice Biennale
April 24, 2019  |  Related:

Wake Forest students have an unequaled and unique opportunity to review global contemporary artistic and curatorial practice at the Venice Biennale. This seminar, ART199 Contemporary Art and the Venice Biennale, provides an in-depth study of Venice and its leading exhibition of contemporary art. During the Biennale, artists, art historians, curators, critics, collectors, gallerists, and the more »

Student Video Art: Courtney Geiger – Wish I Could be a Kardashian So I Could be Black
February 13, 2019  |  Related:

Internet culture, black women on the internet, cultural appropriation and Kardashian-culture are some of the first ideas that come to mind with Courtney Geiger’s 5-channel video project, titled “Wish I Could Be A Kardashian So I Could Be Black”.

Page Laughlin Awarded Fellowship by VCCA
December 10, 2018  |  Related:

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is one of the world’s most prestigious artist communities. Laughlin is among approximately 25 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers.

Interview with art major, Kayla Amador, on her recent solo exhibition, Kansatsu, at START Gallery
November 12, 2018  |  Related:

Something that I learned during my time in Japan that I want to convey through this exhibition is the importance of text in space as serving both a practical and aesthetic purpose. This, of course, is something that can be seen globally, but when considering a logographic language like Japanese, I feel the aesthetic potential of the text is quite strong. Language functions as communication, but this communication relies on the text being noticeable and understood. I enjoyed photographing text that that asserted its function, text I knew how to read, as well as text I did not, and text that I felt created dialogue visually, within the space it existed.

Wake Forest University Studio Art students accepted into the juried, regional art exhibit, Relevance 2018, at The Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, November 2 – December 1
November 1, 2018  |  Related:

Wake Forest University Studio Art students; Brianna Casini, Alex Florent, Meghan Henderson, Christina Molkenthin, Allison Li, and Talia Roberts, are accepted into the juried, regional art exhibit, Relevance 2018. Relevance is a new juried arts exhibition for college students presented by the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The exhibition more »

Professor David Finn, Scotland Lectures October 2018
October 1, 2018  |  Related:

Professor David Finn will be presenting two talks on his work in Scotland, the first is “Preface to ‘Shadow Citizens’” in which he will present his artwork and ideas on people who are living on the edge of society, many of whom he cast in Winston-Salem. The talk is the Duncan of Johnstone College of more »

Professor Joel Tauber, Recent Projects
October 1, 2018  |  Related:

Associate Professor Joel Tauber’s new project, UNDERWATER, brings environmentalism, trance music, and mysticism together. In a 7-channel video installation that’s also an operatic disco, Tauber sings about pollution and global warming like a Jewish cantor on the Day of Atonement. Electronic dance music arises from depth readings taken from 40 of his scuba dives. 5 more »

Department of Art Newsletter | Fall 2018
October 1, 2018  |  Related:
Spring 2019 course: Contemporary Art and the Venice Biennale
September 10, 2018  |  Related:

Priority Deadline: September 15, 2018 — Interviews will begin in the latter half of September — Rolling admissions, so apply early!
In this upcoming semester, Prof. Page Laughlin will be offering the bi-annual course ART 199 (3hr), Venice: Contemporary Art and the Venice Biennale. This seminar will provide an in-depth study of Venice and its leading exhibition of contemporary art, the Venice Biennale…