Susan Scafati Shahan GS04 and former faculty member/Education Dept staff member Barry Stone are in the exhibition Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austion, June 11 – August 4 http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2013/lwr/ Jiajia Zhang GS08 is profiled in… Read More
Matthew Monteith GS95 is profiled on The Morning News http://www.themorningnews.org/gallery/the-art-of-yielding
What were you doing before ICP?
I was a freelance portrait, architecture and wedding photographer in Mexico City.
8am: Snooze my alarm clock a couple of times, thinking I’m not a morning person and I prefer afternoon classes. Get up, take a shower, get dressed, have my morning milkshake, brush my teeth and smear sunblock all over my face.
9am: Of course I don’t leave the apartment until after a quarter past 9 so it’s too late to take the subway, it takes 10 minutes to find a cab and now I’m $18 short.
10am: Fashion class with Frank Franca, putting something totally different on the wall from what I was going to shoot because I couldn’t find a male model so I had to go in a different direction.
11am: Fashion class critique, with a 15 minute break to have another cigarette.
12pm: More critique and Frank’s slides, where he shows us how it’s possible to mix fashion and fine art photography.
1pm: Lunch break. I’m not hungry, but I think it might be better to go to Crave to buy a sandwich. I leave Crave with only a coffee and go hang out on the stairs to catch up with Carmen before we go to class.
2pm: Per Gylfe’s Fine Art Printing class. Working on my portfolio, making prints and hanging them on the wall. Everybody is going crazy, so there is a lot of stuff there, and it’s hard to find a spot to put the prints.
3pm: Still in class, no break, no time for it.
4pm: Worrying that I only have one more hour to print and I would like to ask Per his opinion about my portfolio.
5pm: We have half an hour extra with Per, and it’s worth it! I’m a very happy camper to be able to make one more print.
6pm: I remember that I haven’t eaten. But I now Crave is closed and I want my sandwich. The weather is nice so I walk to Grand Central, and I take the 4 or 5 train to 86th and Lexington.
7pm: Finally home, I still haven’t eaten anything, but I go to the back yard to sit and have a cigarette. I think that if I have to move in July I’m going to miss my garden a lot. I don’t want to think about leaving or classes ending because I’ll get sad, so I shake the thoughts out of my head and remember I have to eat something.
8pm: In the fridge I only have milk and large format film, so I have to go to the supermarket. I walk to Fairway, I buy everything I need and a lot that I don’t, and head back home with more bags that I can handle. I would like to go out and have a drink, but everyone is busy or lives in Brooklyn, far from the Upper East Side.
9pm: I make a tuna sandwich, and another mental list of everything I forgot to buy at the supermarket. My phone rings: it’s the Friday call from my best friend, who lives in Chicago.
10pm: Time for a Netflix or iTunes movie or series.
11pm: Freaking out cause I don’t have business cards, web page or leave behinds, so I plug my hard drive to the computer, but I’m so tired and still hungry so I make another tuna sandwich.
12am: I am still without a web page, business cards or leave behind, and there are too many questions in my head! Thinking about how many hours I can sleep if I want to have an early Saturday start and if I can go to ICP and work there instead. Visualizing my self in the lab during Sunday late night hours. Maybe I’m forgetting something, so I check my phone again, calendar, notes and reminders, nothing there, so I go to Instagram and upload a couple of photos. Last cigarette before I brush my teeth and go to sleep and realize I have insomnia!!!
Egan Frantz GS08 is in the Group Show at Art Basel, June 13-16 http://www.artslant.com/ew/events/show/276651-art-basel-2013—statements#artists Faculty member Jean-Christian Bourcart is profiled on Slate: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/06/12/jean_christian_bourcart_the_most_beautiful_day_of_my_life_focuses_on_the.html?fb_ref=sm_fb_share_chunky_bottom Malu Alvarez GS09 has a new website: http://www.malualvarez.com/
Staff member Jodi Shapiro has a solo show, Sublimation, at the Living Room, Saitama, Japan, May 31 – June 18
Yael Ben-Zion GS07 is in the group show NoMAA Visual Art Grantees Exhibition, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, at the NoMAA Gallery, June 6 – 30 http://www.artstroll.com/events/event/uptown-arts-review/ ; Yael is part of the multidisciplinary project TokoNoMAA: Reflections on the Heights at Community Board 12, June 3 – 28 http://www.artstroll.com/events/event/tokonomaa-reflections-on-the-heights-2/ ; Yael is in the 4th Annuael Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition, curated by Leslie Martin and Andy Adams, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, June 13 – August 24http://www.philaphotoarts.org/category/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/ ; Yael is in the online exhibition Backyard at Lenscratch http://www.lenscratch.com/2013/05/the-2013-lenscratch-backyard-exhibition_4937.html
Faculty member Irina Rozovsky shows work in the series Creative Diaspora: Generation One and A Half, at the Entwine Bar, June 11
David Trilling GS02 published “Protestors in Kyrgyzstan Cut Power to Flagship Gold Mine” on Eurasianet.org http://eurasianet.org/node/67045?utm_source=Weekly+Digest&utm_campaign=abe53e7dac-my_google_analytics_key&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d6d0d0e55f-abe53e7dac-205671097
Dayanita Singh PJ88 and past visiting artist Santu Mofokeng GS91 are profiled in the Art Daily story about the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=62986&b=santu#.Ua3nQZVbpO E
Willy Somma GS03 MFA05 photographed and modeled for the New York Times feature “Objects: Rachel Comey’s Sculptural Swimwear Through a Photographer’s Lens” http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/objects-rachel-comeys-sculptural-swimwear-through-a-photographers-lens/
Anita Cruz-Eberhard GS98 has had work acquired by the West Collection, Oaks, PA http://westcollection.org/West_Collection/WC_2012.html ; Anita will also have a 6-page spread in ELSE 5 magazine, published by the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2013