Office of Communications
June 6, 2011 - June 12, 2011
Scope Weekly


SaratogaArtsFest 2011 ready to hit town

Daily Events

Thursday 6/9

 

Lar Lubovitch Dance Co: Pre-Performance Talk
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Pre-Performance Talk with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. *A SaratogaArtsFest Event*


 

Lar Lubovitch Dance Co: Dance Performance
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Dance Performance by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. *A SaratogaArtsFest Event*


Friday 6/10

 

Upbeat on the Roof with Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Upbeat on the Roof with Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard. Original compositions of World Jazz inspired by rhythms of West Africa and Brazil, featuring Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, keyboard: Jonathan Greene, woodwinds; John Menegon, bass: and percussionists Brian Melick and Zorkie Nelson. Tang Rooftop with rain location, Payne Room.


 

Rough Cut Film Screening of "Virgin Blacktop" with introduction by filmmaker Charlie Samuels
Time: 9:00 PM- 10:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Rough Cut Film Screening with Introduction by filmmaker Charlie Samuels, "Virgin Blacktop".

Presented outside on the North wall of the Tang Museum.

A full length action-sports documentary that illuminates life, death, and brotherhood on a suburban skateboard team.

Sponsored by the Saratoga Film Forum.


Saturday 6/11

 

Exhibition-Inspired Art Activity - Family Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Exhibition-Inspired Art Activity - Family Saturday

Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions, this program offers a brief tour followed by a hands-on art activity.

Reservations strongly suggested, please call (518) 580-8080.


 

Film Screening of "Waste Land" with introduction by Ian Berry
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Film Screening of "Waste Land" with introduction by Ian Berry, Malloy Curator of the Tang Museum. Directed by Lucy Walker.

Filmed over nearly three years and winner of more than 20 film festival awards, "Waste Land" follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" - self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.

Muniz's collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.


Sunday 6/12

 

Film Screening of "Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui"
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Filmed over two years in Venice, Italy, Nsukka, Nigeria, and the US, this is a powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist.

"Fold Crumple Crush" gives an insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousand of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings.

Presented in conjunction with the Tang exhibition, "Environment and Object: Recent African Art."


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [2/5 - 7/31] "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Malloy Wing
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"Environment and Object in Recent African Art" will examine recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art.

Curated by Lisa Aronson, associate professor of Art History at Skidmore, and John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang.


FEATURED EVENT
  [3/26 - 7/31] Tang Museum Exhibit: "Alumni Invitational 3"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

The third Alumni Invitational organized by the Tang Museum. Presented as a part of the Tang's 10th anniversary, four Skidmore alumni artists will be shown in the museum's Wachenheim Gallery. Several works by each artist will offer a focused look at the diverse and inventive practices of Skidmore's alumni. Artists will be announced in Spring 2011.


[5/28 - 8/14] "And All You Suck In Is Oil"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"And All You Suck In Is Oil" presents works from the Tang Collection by artists Rita Ackermann, Kim Jones, and Marlene McCarty. The exhibition takes its title from a series of McCarty prints and alludes to the issues of desire and violence explored in each of the artist's works.


[5/28 - 9/18] "MELT"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"MELT" is inspired by the notion that the material world is not fixed and certain, "MELT" presents works from the museum's collection in which artists expose the fluid nature of things we might not usually consider fluid. The works in this exhibition probe the boundaries between visible and invisible, organic and inorganic, solid and liquid, exploring ideas about structure, perception, mutability, and interconnectedness.


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