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 The Studio Museum in Harlem, Summer 2010

Posted: July 15, 2010 at 4:39 am; By: Editor  

On July 15th, the Studio Museum Harlem will be opening several new exhibitions that shouldn't be missed!

The museum is here:

The Studio Museum Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY Box office: (212) 864-4500

Website

http://www.studiomuseum.org/

From July 15th through October 24th the following exhibitions will be on display with brief descriptions from the museum's website.


Zwelethu Mthethwa Inner Views

Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views brings together three series by South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa (b. 1960). “Interiors” and “Empty Beds” document the domestic lives of migrant workers around Johannesburg, South Africa, while “Common Ground” focuses on the shared experience of natural disasters in urban areas, featuring houses in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, after wildfires.

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Usable Pasts 2009-10 Artists in Residence: Mequitta Ahuja, Lauren Kelley and Valerie Piraino

In this year’s installment of the much anticipated Artist-in-Residence exhibition, Mequitta Ahuja (b. 1976), Lauren D. Kelley (b. 1975) and Valerie Piraino (b. 1981) display diverse projects in a range of media, all visually addressing the construction of history and memory. Ahuja makes lush paintings in which mythological warriors and demigods move between landscape, self-portraiture and abstraction; Kelley crafts stop-motion animations and sculptural installations telling stories of material and emotional excess; Piraino repurposes family artifacts to create installations drawing attention to the frames that shape experience and memory.

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Inside the Collection Interiors from the Studio Museum

Inside the Collection: Interiors from the Studio Museum features an intimate selection of photographs in the Museum’s holdings that focus on indoor scenes and spaces. Organized as a complement to Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views, Inside the Collection allows glimpses into a variety of domestic spaces at different moments. The works on view range from pieces created in the early twentieth century to those made during the last five years and features artists including Adia Millett, Frank Stewart, and Carrie Mae Weems.

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Hi-Res Expanding the Walls 2010

Hi-Res is the annual exhibition featuring the work of high school participants in the Expanding the Walls: Making Connections to Photography, History and Community program. Student photographs will be displayed along with work by quintessential Harlem photographer James VanDerZee, whose work they have studied and used as inspiration. This year celebrates both the tenth anniversary of the program and the first year using color digital photography.

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Harlem Postcards Sanford Biggers, Tiara Hernandez, Hew Locke and Ginger Brooks Takahashi

Throughout the twentieth century, Harlem has been regarded as a beacon of African-American history and culture. Sites such as the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Malcolm X Corner at 125th Street and Seventh Avenue serve as popular postcard images that represent significant places and moments in this community. Today, Harlem continues to evolve as a center of history and culture. Everyday, residents, experienced tourists, and visitors from all over the world witness its changes are. Harlem Postcards, an ongoing project, invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect each artist’s oeuvre with an idiosyncratic snapshot taken of, or representing, this historic locale. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited-edition postcard available free to visitors. This season we are pleased to feature postcard images created by Sanford Biggers, Tiara Hernandez, Hew Locke and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

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