Join us as we celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond and Kara Springer: Ten Days Before Freedom, a Hymnal. This event is FREE and open to the public.
NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: GUERRILLA GIRLS IN THE ARTWORLD AND BEYOND
KARA SPRINGER: TEN DAYS BEFORE FREEDOM, A HYMNAL
Ten Days Before Freedom, A Hymnal is a new and monumental photographic installation by artist Kara Springer that features a series of photographs taken in Fox Hill, Nassau, a historic site founded in the early 1800s by liberated Africans in The Bahamas. Fox Hill is said to be the last village to receive news of emancipation from bondage for Africans in the British Caribbean, ten days after the initial decree of freedom in 1834. This latest exhibition of Springer’s work presents large photographic prints in sculptural mass that occupy the gallery floor. Taken in a churchyard in the town of Fox Hill, the series of images shown in repetition offer space for a closer contemplation of the precarious nature of transition, of faith, and of building towards freedom.
Kara Springer is a visual artist and industrial designer of Bajan and Jamaican heritage whose interdisciplinary practice explores precarity and brokenness in systems of structural support through engagement with architecture, urban infrastructure, and systems of institutional and political power. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, her MA in New Media and Contemporary Technology from the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle in Paris and a B.Sc Honours in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto concurrent to a B.Des. in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design. She currently lives and works in New York City.
MOORE MONUMENTS: RECENT MFA PROJECTSOn view January 20 – March 17, 2018
Throughout the fall of 2017, Moore’s MFA students were exposed to a range of conversations, readings and projects that examine the role of monuments today. Our partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia led to an ongoing engagement with their Monument Lab initiative and the discussions extended into the classroom with the help of faculty members Jennie Shanker and Shira Walinsky. Students from Moore and MICA participated in 24 Hour Monument, a guided tour and design charette around the city-wide exhibition.
These conversations have included reflections on monuments that were controversial from inception as well as others that only became so with the critical distance of time. A monument's site also becomes a crucial factor in considering its relevance—these two themes of time and place are integral to socially-engaged art practices.
Three graduate students at Moore (Sara Berg, Steven Mogck and Huewayne Watson) have been investigating these questions in their own work and applied their experiences to reflect on their location here and the school’s position across time.