Self Portrait: The Journals of Jennifer Akkermans

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As promised, dysentery here is the link to photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek’s WEBSITE

Photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, viagra 100mg they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 16 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, clinic multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in many cities abroad.

They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.

Wim van Sinderen, Senior Curator Museum of Photography, The Hague

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In Self Portrait, generic Jennifer Akkermans invites you in to her world.   Her installation focuses on her journals, forming an in-depth, intense, yet unwittingly candid study of herself.  The content is pure, unedited, and true, a self-portrait from every angle: good, bad, and sometimes both hilarious and poignant.

SWAPARAMA



The students of the Wearable Art Class did a fantastic job, view showing their work at the Art Central First Thursday.
For the review of the show from www.calgaryfashion.ca click here

Congratulations to all of the students for all of their hard work.

The students of the Wearable Art Class did a fantastic job, and
showing their work
at the Art Central First Thursday in November.
For the review of the show from www.calgaryfashion.ca click here
Congratulations to all of the students for all of their hard work!

The students of the Wearable Art Class did a fantastic job, ed showing their work
at the Art Central First Thursday in November.
For the review of the show from www.calgaryfashion.ca click here
Congratulations to all of the students for all of their hard work!

The students of the Wearable Art Class did a fantastic job, tadalafil
showing their work
at the Art Central First Thursday earlier this November.
For the review of the show from www.calgaryfashion.ca click here
Congratulations to all of the students for all of their hard work!

The students of the Wearable Art Class did a fantastic job, ambulance
showing their work
at the Art Central First Thursday earlier this November.
For the review of the show from www.calgaryfashion.ca click here
Congratulations to all of the students for all of their hard work!
There is nothing better than going shopping for new clothes, there and better still is the feeling of giving and getting eco friendly clothes specially altered for you/by you!

In comes SWAPARAMA, sponsored by the fibre department as a fundraiser for ArtaWEARness.
Happening in Room 413 (in the Fibre Department)
THIS THURSDAY (November 19th)
from 6 – 9pm

Entrance is ONLY $4 with a clothing donation.

There will be sewing, silkscreening, exchanging clothes, grilled cheese sandwiches… What more could you want on a Thursday night!
If this is your first Swaparama – check out how this phenomenon originated with Wendy Tremayne in New York in 2005. You can find information on her site and the video below.

Nancy Price | OutOffSide

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Our beloved weaving, illness
dyeing and fibre 3-d instructor in front of his piece this summer at the 3rd Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf (International Linen Biennale of Portneuf).
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Our beloved weaving, ambulance
dyeing and fibre 3-d instructor in front of his piece this summer at the 3rd Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf (International Linen Biennale of Portneuf).
image005Fibre Department instructor Nancy Price is part of a group exhibition in Toronto…

Benson Avenue Collective is delighted to invite you to the opening reception of the OutOffSide group exhibition, approved
curated by Uros Jelic.  A reception will take place at 7pm on Saturday the 7th of November 2009 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns Gallery, featuring Lynne Heller’s performance “Dancing With Myself”, a mixed reality exploration, attempting to confuse and subvert the boundaries betwee the online virtual world, “Second Life” and reality.

OutOffSide exhibition is showcasing works of 12 artists, each working with different media, highly individual and experimental, escaping contemporary art classification, exploring new ways to use old media or inventing new ways of expression.

For more information contact Uros Jelic at bensonavenuecollective@gmail.com

Participating artists are:

David Brown, Pierre Bouchard, Batya Cavens, David Cumming, Scott Garant, Mahla Ghasempour, Neil Harrison, Lynne Heller, Nancy Price, Sylvia Ptak, Zahide Tulugglu-Ugur, and  Jennifer Wardle

Regalia – A Wearable Art Performance

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Artist: Amy Malbeuf. Models: Amy Malbeuf, anorexia Georgia Lee. Photo: Ashleigh Amber Moore.

Artist: Jennifer Akkermans. Model: Matt Hartnett. Photo: Ashleigh Amber Moore.

I’d like to personally invite everyone to our wearable art performance, Regalia, this Thursday, November 5th, at Art Central.  As it’s First Thurday, and Art Central’s Fifth Birthday, there will be all kinds of things going on, stating at 5 and going until 9.  The Regalia show will be in the main space at 8PM.  The artists include: Jennifer Akkermans, Leo Casuga Jr., Anna Cunningham, Sara Girletz, Samantha Huskisson, Lindsay Joy, Laura Kelly, Georgia Lee, Amy Malbeuf, Ashleigh Amber Moore, Ashley Q., Brittney Reum, Tracy Sutherland, Jodie Stevens, Rebecca Taylor, Chantel Traub, Nick Ward, and Barbara Worden, under instructor, Dee Fontans.

As always, First Thursday is a free event at Art Central.  For more information, go to http://artcentral.ca.

Hope to see you all there!

Jennifer

Lot 175: A Box of Household Linens

INVITATION LOT 175 A BOX OF HOUSEHOLD LINENS

“In the fall term of 2008, pilule Dr. Salahub’s students of Textile Practice: A Cultural Survey, medic were each given a piece of “antique” household linen purchased from an estate auction. Each student was to consider and create a finished work based on a personal response to the linens and our individual research papers. This project brings together the twelve interpretations, showcasing the diversity of individual practices and techniques.”

El Anatsui at the Glenbow Friday

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Alumni Romy Straathof presents a visual representation of author Anik See’s new work at the Cantos Music Foundation October 7.

An evening with Anik Seelaunching Anik See’s postcard and other stories:
with special guests Aritha van Herk, heart Romy Straathof, visit this site and Chris Tenz

Wednesday, October 7
Cantos Music Foundation, 134 11 Ave SE, 2nd Floor Calgary, AB
Exhibition opens 7:00 p.m.

Free

Anik See is coming to Calgary all the way from Amsterdam to launch her new collection of short fiction, postcard and other stories. To celebrate, Freehand Books has invited a trio of Calgary-based artists to respond to and engage with Anik’s work in various mediums. Aritha van Herk, renowned scholar and author, will be performing a special reading response, textile artist Romy Straafhof will expand on Anik’s interrogation of place in a visual exhibition entitled strata, layers and strands, and electronic musician Chris Tenz will provide a fitting soundtrack to the evening – soundscapes inspired by postcard and other stories.

Join Anik, Aritha, Romy, and Chris at Cantos Music Foundation on October 7 for a fun, thought-provoking, interdisciplinary evening. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings. This is a free event and open to the public.
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The Canadian Art Foundation presents Art Talks: Canadian Art International Speaker Series in collaboration with venues across the country. Glenbow Museum is pleased to host famed Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui who will present a slide lecture outlining his storied career. El Anatsui’s amazing metal-cloth series and important sculptures in wood, look ceramic and mixed media will be part of his first-ever career retrospective, which will have its world premiere next fall at the Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary Culture. The exhibition will then travel to New York for the landmark reopening of the Museum for African Art.

The talk is at 7:00 pm, October 2 in the ConocoPhillips Theatre at the Glenbow Museum. Admission is free!

Learn more about El Anatsui HERE