Natalie Waldburger: THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS THE NON-MIMETIC SELF PORTRAIT


The works of: Marina Abramoviç, Robert Beck, Stanley Brouwn, Thierry Delva, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Kelly Mark, Magnus von Plessen, Jennifer Reifsneider, Natalie Waldburger, Martin Wilner

 
DateTuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

860-768-.4393

Website

http://www.hartford.edu/hartford_art_school/events/

Location

JOSELOFF GALLERY 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS: THE NON-MIMETIC SELF PORTRAIT

Curated by Steven Holmes

The works of:  Marina Abramoviç, Robert Beck, Stanley Brouwn, Thierry Delva, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Kelly Mark, Magnus von Plessen, Jennifer Reifsneider, Natalie Waldburger, Martin Wilner

What is a portrait? Is it a likeness, only? Can a portrait be a likeness, but not be ‘about’

the subject? Is a portrait about the artist, or the subject? Can a self-portrait not be

about the self? Or is there a way in which all art is, in the end, about the artist – and

therefore all art is self-portraiture?

The self-portrait is in some senses the most fundamental of artworks.. The first work of

art, handprints on a cave left 50,000 years ago was – simply - a self-portrait.

I am.

I was.

In this way, the self-portrait is a trace element in the history of consciousness. The human drive – expressed often as the drive to “leave a mark” – is the drive of a human subject to be seen, pictured, or remembered in some way. Much of human creativity arcs towards the monument.

While the artists in “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams” each make their own subjectivity the subject of the work exhibited, in each case the self is depicted not through mimesis, but through surrogacy, allusion, redirection or the refraction of the notion of self from noun to verb, from subject to object, or from self to other.

Artist Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5-7 pm

with a special performance by Natalie Waldburger



event details and two black and white circular abstract images
DateTuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

860-768-.4393

Website

http://www.hartford.edu/hartford_art_school/events/

Location

JOSELOFF GALLERY 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

Join us for beer and pizza as we get inspired by industry makers! Creatives take the stage to walk us through their recent work in our Meet Your Maker speaker series hosted by ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design). Arrive early to grab a drink and slice before the talks and stay after for the social.  
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Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
A curatorial project by Lamont Abramczyk as part of his OCADU CRCP undergraduate thesis
Join Nicole Collins and the Toronto Shape-Note Singers for an introduction to shape-note singing from The Sacred Harp tradition that inspired the sound element in Furthest Boundless. The “sacred harp” is the human voice, which combines in this practice into a four-part acapella harmony of hymns and anthems, in an inclusive, non-denominational musical event.
Senate meetings are open to the university community. 
Are you looking to protect your ideas? The Office of Research and Innovation will be an hosting an intellectual property workshop 
Digital Futures: Summer Employment + For-Credit Placement
Empowering Creative Researchers at the Toronto Public Library with Irene Gotz, Librarian at TPL’s Toronto Reference Library. Learn about arts specific resources and services available at the Toronto Public Library. Bring your OCAD U ID and get signed up for a Toronto Public Library card!
Tony Matelli, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, The Sunshine Eaters, will speak about his art practice.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS: THE NON-MIMETIC SELF PORTRAIT

Curated by Steven Holmes

The works of:  Marina Abramoviç, Robert Beck, Stanley Brouwn, Thierry Delva, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Kelly Mark, Magnus von Plessen, Jennifer Reifsneider, Natalie Waldburger, Martin Wilner

What is a portrait? Is it a likeness, only? Can a portrait be a likeness, but not be ‘about’

the subject? Is a portrait about the artist, or the subject? Can a self-portrait not be

about the self? Or is there a way in which all art is, in the end, about the artist – and

therefore all art is self-portraiture?

The self-portrait is in some senses the most fundamental of artworks.. The first work of

art, handprints on a cave left 50,000 years ago was – simply - a self-portrait.

I am.

I was.

In this way, the self-portrait is a trace element in the history of consciousness. The human drive – expressed often as the drive to “leave a mark” – is the drive of a human subject to be seen, pictured, or remembered in some way. Much of human creativity arcs towards the monument.

While the artists in “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams” each make their own subjectivity the subject of the work exhibited, in each case the self is depicted not through mimesis, but through surrogacy, allusion, redirection or the refraction of the notion of self from noun to verb, from subject to object, or from self to other.

Artist Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5-7 pm

with a special performance by Natalie Waldburger

Venue & Address: 
JOSELOFF GALLERY 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Website: 
http://www.hartford.edu/hartford_art_school/events/
Phone: 
860-768-.4393
event details and two black and white circular abstract images
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