An image from the “State of Emergency” exhibition at Davidson College, by artist Robert Polidori, is titled “5417 Marginy Street, New Orleans, LA.” The 2005 image depicts the interior of a home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
An incredible opportunity to see the famous art work of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei has presented itself! Ai Weiwei’s work will be shown in the Smith Gallery, while 17 other artists are showing in the Van Every Galleries and the Atrium at the Visual Art Center. Artists include: Ai Weiwei, Miguel Aragon, Mel Chin, Joelle Dietrick, Even Goff, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tatana Kellner, Matt Kenyon, Kate Kretz, Mario Marzan, Richard Misrach, Jason Mitcham, Matthew Picton, Robert Polidori, elin o’Hara slavick, Katherine Taylor, and Paul Villinski.
The Opening Reception is this Thursday, January 23rd from 6-8pm. Some artists will be present to talk and chat about their works at 5:30pm. One artists will be Miki Kato-Starr, a local artist originally from Japan.
There will also be a showing of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a documentary about the artist, on February 13th at 6:30pm, with a discussion with Dr. McCarthy and Dr. Lozada immediately following.
The exhibition entitled, “State of Emergency” will run until February 28, 2014 with 2 other events occurring as well.
- TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 11 am-noon in the Van Every Gallery—A discussion of the exhibition led by Davidson Professor Suzanne Churchill and Anelise Shrout.
- THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 7-8:30pm in Semans Auditorium of the Belk Visual Arts Center– A screening of short films related to “Disaster” curated by Professor Darren Douglas Floyd, Rosemary Gardner, and Lia Newman.
For more information: http://davidsonnews.net/guide/2014/01/14/state-of-emergency-has-works-by-ai-weiwei-other-artists/