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Monday, May 04, 2009

INTERNATIONAL ART AFFAIRS

TEN DAYS OF ART AND LECTURES THAT INCLUDE ALL THE MEDIUMS BUT GO BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL TO HIGHLIGHT THE INTERNATIONAL NATURE OF WASHINGTON’S ART WORLD.

AT MODERNO, 1939 12th STREET NW, WASHINGTON DC 2009

APRIL 30 - MAY 9, 2009

Join International Art Affairs and Cultural Tourism DC to kick-off a ten day citywide celebration of international culture. This launches two international festivals: Passport DC and International Art Affairs.

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Postconceptualism: Curated by Mark Cameron Boyd and Fernando Batista

Postconceptualism addresses art theories as posed by the original conceptual artists in a selection of contemporary artists. Artists selected for this show individually approach many significant issues of conceptualism, albeit through their own unique visions.

Postconceptualism opens with a Public Reception on Friday, May 1, and continues through May 9, 2009. The exhibition site is located at 1939 12th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009. 202.239.5819. www.internationalartaffairs.com

Blog: www.theorynow.blogspot.com

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Video as Video: Rewind To Form Curated by Alicia Eler and Peregrine Honig

Nine international artists explore the use of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, animation and Internet-based coding languages through video art.

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TENSION: Curated by Hedieh Ilchi and Fernando Batista

The troubling trait of censorship in Iran puts a damper on the flourishing of artistic ambitions of the Iranian youth. Tension unites two Iranian women artists, Roshanak Tehrani & Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, who in separate but interconnected artistic paths explore issues of identity as a collective and personal phenomenon.


Upcoming events:

G. Martin Moellner, a senior vice president and curator at the National Building Museum, is a world-class expert on Bahaus, a school that originated in post-World War I Germany and had profound effects in art as well as architecture and design. A Q&A session follows the program.

Part of Cultural Tourism DC's Passport DC


How to Build a World Class Art Collection in Washington, DC – A Primer: Renowned Georgetowner Barbara Gordon recounts how her travel experiences and her keen interest in art led her to develop an ability to identify collectable art. Find out how she did it and how the arts became a wholesome supplement to a life of social and political activism.

Healing Art: Outsiders Inside: Lorton Art Program Founder and Director Mia Choumenkovitch will lecture on her decades of experience training inmates in fine art techniques. Ms. Choumenkovitch has lectured internationally at healing art symposiums and has great insight on comparative criminal justice – mainly focused on US versus European approaches. An exhibit of this artwork will be on display from 3 – 9 pm.

Mexico and New York: Art Flows: Barbara Tenenbaum, renowned Mexican scholar lectures on the defining moment in the art worlds that existed in Mexico and New York in the twentieth century. The lecture reflects on the political currents of the time with applications for today.

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Benefit and LAYC Exhibit with Music by LAYC Program Participants: International Art Affairs, Blue Flame Capital, LLC, and NGAS Resources, Inc. team up to benefit the Latin American Youth Center’s art and music program. LAYC provides a wide range of important services and mentoring to young people of all ethnic backgrounds. This event will raise money to help the LAYC overcome a funding shortfall with a portion to Cultural Tourism and its Passport DC Budget. Please RSVP to 202-319-2225 or call Bill Farrand 202-256-2139 or Fernando Batista 202-413-2687. Emerging Art Markets – The Case of India: Artist and Sotheby’s scholar Ms. Pooja Tipirneni discusses the roots and evolution of India’s contemporary art movement and Russian and Chinese parallels in trends.
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The entire lobby and basement of the newly built MODERNO building will house art and host lectures and receptions for the full run of International Art Affairs 2009.


Event Information

Location: Moderno

1939 12th Street NW

202-239-5819
www.InternationalArtAffairs.com

Cultural Tourism DC
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 1000
202-661-7581




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