Monday, October 31, 2011

November 2011 + FotoWeek DC at the Corcoran

On November 3, 30 Americans artists with local roots Shinique Smith and iona rozeal brown discuss the local artistic community’s role in their lives in a panel discussion moderated by independent art dealer and consultant Schwanda Rountree; Carrie Mae Weems – this year’s Newman Distinguished Artist in Photography – explores themes of race and sexuality in her art on November 12; join DC-based performance group Gaia on November 19 for the second evening of music, dancing, and performance; and on November 28 Visiting Artist Hank Willis Thomas discusses the cultural and academic sources that inform his work within 30 Americans and Strange Fruit, an accessory exhibition featuring a new body of work by Thomas.

In celebration of FotoWeek DC 2011, the Corcoran will play host to a variety of FotoWeek activities, including the kick-off party on November 4, expert portfolio reviews on November 12, FREE noontime lectures November 7–11, special exhibitions – including shortlisted entries to the annual Prix Pictet, on view in North America for the first time – and more. 

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth St. NW
Washington DC 20006

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