Rawiya: She Who Tells A Story
June 12 – September 11, 2013
Reception: September 11, 2013
Georgia College Museum proudly presents, Rawiya: She Who Tells a Story curated by Cynthia Farnell, director of Welch Galleries at Georgia State University. Rawiya: She Who Tells a Story will be on view June 12 – September 11, 2013. A reception will be held on September 11 and is free and open to the public.
Rawiya is a photography collective founded by female photographers from across the Middle East. Rawiya presents an insider's view of a region in flux, balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes. As a collective, Rawiya's photographers respect the human dignity of the stories they tell, pooling resources and vision to produce in-depth photo-essays and long-term projects. Rawiya, meaning “she who tells a story” brings together the photographic styles of Myriam Abdelaziz, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian. The Welch School Galleries were the first to exhibit Rawiya: She Who Tells A Story as a collective in the United States.
Exhibition curator Cynthia Farnell says, “Although Rawiya: She Who Tells A Story explores environmental justice, lack of visual representation or misrepresentation, and overcoming stereotypes. Via the photographic image, the artists create awareness and inspire solutions to the challenges of our globalized world.”
Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected
Curated by Beto Torrens and Anabel Vázquez
January 30th - May 8th, 2013
We welcome to Georgia College Museum this stimulating exhibit of 35 contemporary Puerto Rican artists. Part exchange, part exposé, this curatorial collaboration was inspired and imported from the current ongoing charged art scene of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
In its forth incarnation, “Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected,” comes to the Georgia College allowing students, faculty and staff to engage with this multi-media contemporary exhibition that glimpses into the vehement beauty of the work being produced in Puerto Rico and its diasporas. First exhibited at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, MA at the beginning of fall 2011, and then in NYC at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center during the winter of 2011, and the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Chicago, “Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected” has become a nomad sort of exhibit that needs to carry-on.
Capturing the individual style of the exhibiting artists, the work is both contemporary and volatile. The exhibition further explores various ideas within the insular background of the artists: such as, the portability of the physical artwork, its journey here, and self reflections, and inspections of the complex layers within social, political, and economic realities. This dynamic national-transnational collaboration aims to extend boundaries and disseminate forward contemporary arts and culture.
Artists: Aby Ruiz, Abey Charrón, Admín Torres, Alberto Mier, Anabel Vázquez, Aslan, Alexis Bousquet, Bobby Cruz, Beto Torrens, Bubu Negrón, Gerardo Cloquell, Elsa María Meléndez, Héctor Rafael, Iván Girona, Ismo, Jorge Rito Cordero, Jason Mena, Joelly Rodríguez, Juan Negroni, Karlo Ibarra, Lara Calo, Norma Vila Rivero, Nina Méndez Martí, Nepo, Manuel Rodríguez, Myritza Castillo, Melvin Martínez, Alexis Díaz(La Pandilla), Omar Velázquez, Omar Banuchi, Omar Obdulio, Quique Rivera Rivera, Rafa Miranda, Vincent Diaz Negron, Yolanda Velázquez, and Zinthia Vázquez Viera.
Click here to listen to a podcast of guest curators, Beto Torrens and Juan Negroni, discuss the two current art exhibits at the GC Museum.
Curator: contemporary Puerto Rican artist Juan Albert Negroni
January 30- May 8, 2013
Pie forzado.001 is a drawing proposal inclined to impose a theme, technique and medium for all the invited artists. The intention is to force a passionate set of different ideas on the same topic to be homogenized for the conjunction of a work with the other. It aims to be the first in a circuit of exhibitions that aims to convene groups of 12 to 15 artists to evaluate and carry out works that are personal approaches on the same technique, medium and mandatory concept. The first is a selected group of multidisciplinary artists of international projection, shafts of the contemporary art practice.