FilastineArtist presentation with Nova
Sunday, September 20, 6pm
Filastine talk with us about his urban soundscapes and audiovisual performances interrogating global environmental crises and political uprisings.
September 20 to November 17
Kei Ito uses the pure light of the sun to create these cameraless images, reinterpreting his grandfather's memory of that terrible day in Hiroshima in 1945.
Andrea CatoniSPINES: Images from a possible future
August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016
In a time when the unrelenting optimism of late capitalism still suggests that unrestricted growth is both desirable and sustainable, Catoni’s archeological images insist that we collectively listen to the urgent consequences of privileging the few at the cost of the many.
Tomiko JonesRattlesnake Lake
September 20 to November 17
In Rattlesnake Lake an embodiment of spirit is imagined as a lone figure moving through a place of layered, untold histories. The series is photographed with a 4x5 field camera reminiscent of those used for 19th century Western geological surveys.
2 Hermanos Lejanos:El Gran Despecho
Carlos and Victor Cartagena
Victor and Carlos Cartagena’s works traverse a frontera of multiple realities, countries that don’t exist, national boundaries that fracture families, the disappeared, and the intimately near.
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The Arts at CIIS maintains an active program of 12 to 15 exhibitions per year, making visible a diverse array of voices grappling with today's urgent social, ecological, and aesthetic questions. We are currently focusing on the complexities, histories, and challenges of our relationship with the landscape, whether through myth, memory, or revealing natural processes.
The mission of CHROMA is to reframe pluralism in photographic exhibitions and publications.
CHROMA is an exhibition and publications project of The Arts at CIIS, fostering pluralism within the field of photography and lens-based media by supporting the work of emerging artists of African, Latino, Native American, Middle Eastern, North African, Asian, and Pacific Island heritage.
Exhibiting artists since January 2010 include: Pablo Cristi, Maria Adela Diaz, Pato Hebert, Jesse Houlding, Deborah Jack, Christopher Lavery, Oscar Palacio, Omar Pimienta, Karen Seneferu, Pallavi Sharma, Shizue Siegel, Masako Takahashi, Cynthia Tom, Julie Tsuchiya, Renee Prisble Una, Annie Vought, Debra Walker, Suné Woods, and Ethan Worden.
Working with student organizations to foster dialogue about the intersections between art and other disciplines, and participating in local efforts to use the arts to empower individuals and communities, we strive to build community through the arts, both within the Institute and beyond.
Arts at CIIS
With 12-15 annual art exhibitions, artist lectures, and interdisciplinary conversations, The Arts at CIIS promotes dialogue across disciplines, and within and between communities, about the arts, visual culture, and social change. The Arts at CIIS relies on the generosity of its donors to fulfill its mission of celebrating creativity, community engagement, and integrative approaches to the social questions facing contemporary society through art. We thank you in advance for your generous contribution.