it’s Erik Kesseler’s exhibit, circa 2011 at the Foam gallery( in Amsterdam) showing more than a million photos, those of which were published on flikr in a day… ~~WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND THAT!~
Did you catch Marvin Heiferman’s lecture “Why We Look & What We See,” Wednesday in the carroll room? The dude, a curator, writer and editor, was well versed in the scope and depth of the photo world. He just publishedPHOTOGRAPHY CHANGES EVERYTHING, a book demonstrating the malleability and fluidity of photography regarding interdisciplinary studies. His jist: “There is no single narrative of the medium.. People like myself are always trying to figure photography out, but photography has become a moving target… It’s unruliness is what I’m interested in!”
His lecture spanned:
A. ease of digital imaging (1.3+ billion new photographs are published everyday on the internet through social media platforms.. HOLY TOLETO, batman)
B. “the ‘digital revolution’ has been going on for 40 years.” CHECK IT: the first DIGITAL camera, ever.
C. the underestimated and mighty weapon that is PORN (ey- anyone seen blue is the warmest color yet??)
This is Amelia’s first time curating an exhibit, thanks to Student Picks!
First, what is Student Picks?
Student Picks is SCMA’s student exhibition program. Each month a selected student has the opportunity to organize a one-day exhibition using the Cunningham Center’s collection of prints, drawings and photographs. Run by lottery, Student Picks is open to ALL Smith students, regardless of major, class year or experience. The exhibitions are held in the Cunningham Center in the SCMA on the first Friday of each month during the academic year, from 12–4 PM.
Amelia wants viewers to think about everyday situations in a different way. She was inspired by Lorna Simpson’s photography , and decided to curate her exhibit to “bring our ordinary lifestyles into the limelight”. Amelia was also inspired by her First Year Seminar course called Utopia and Nature, and wanted to evoke viewers to grasp of sense about their identity through looking at things or at other people from a distance. She brings together color, geometry and movement thoughtfully, and the works that she compiled are linked to one another, and different evokes different feelings through the pairings and careful selections of the photographs. For someone who claims to not have much experience with art or art history, this exhibit is thoughtfully curated and shows Amelia’s maturity well beyond her years. Thank you to everyone who turned up for the show!
Don’t have plans for next Wednesday? WELL NOW YA DO. Julia Mayo, archaeologist, El Caño archaeological site and expert on Sitio Conte, will be chatting up an adoring audience about the River of Gold Exhibit in the Smith Art Museum, in Graham Hall at7pm. BAM. Dress to impress, with your biggest, baddest gold chain. Beyonce is counting on you.
Winding down to the last two days of this exhibition, it ends tomorrow! Take a last minute stroll through Janotta Gallery to take a look at and support our amazing 100 level artists. Great work everyone!
This month’s Student Picks exhibition is by Amelia Yeoh Jia Min, class of 2017. Congratulations!
Human Connections: Manifestations of the Mundane "displays photographs which explore daily life and relationships in photography, and shows how powerful these supposedly mundane images can be. Works by artists such as Lorna Simpson, Martin Parr and Jerome Liebling will be represented."
Come and support our fellow Smithie at the Cunningham Center in the Smith College Museum of Art this Friday! It’s going to be a great exhibition!