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Past Exhibits 2011

Urban Visions: Images of the Cities of the World


Photographs from the permanent collection of Hampshire College
January 25-February 11, 2011

Gallery exhibition in conjunction with HACU 205/Karen Koehler

Scheduled for exhibition from January 25-February 11, 2011, this exhibition is mounted in conjunction with URBAN VISIONS, a course offered by Hampshire College Professor Karen Koehler in January 2011. The exhibition will include works representing some of the world's most significant photographers of urban images (from Alvin Langdon Coburn to Manuel Alvarez Bravo to Jerome Leibling and Eliot Erwitt to Robert Doisneau and Edouard Boubat). Under the guidance of Professor Koehler, students will curate the exhibition from a master list of works prepared in advance, and mat and frame the works for presentation by using equipment in the Liebling and Lemelson Centers, as necessary. Students will also design and hang the exhibition.

An important aspect of the course is its incorporation of different languages in both the coursework and the exhibition. This course will use the Hampshire Gallery and the permanent collection to lead
to a sustained study of languages in three ways: through the acquisition of language learning resources for reading knowledge, the creation of our own publications and curatorial documents, and by setting up a prototype for future exhibition workshop courses. The gallery labels and exhibition catalogue will demonstrate and document the importance of language learning across the disciplines of urban history, art history, comparative literature, and architectural studies.

U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N S

February 15-28, 2011
Hampshire College UMOJA presents a Black History Month exhibition.
Details TBA.

March 1, 2011: SPRING 2011 Studio Arts Division III Presentations begin.
                  Div III shows through graduation.

Spring 2011 Studio Arts Concentrators/Division III Gallery Exhibition Schedule

1-6: Freya Roe
7-12: Michael Beggs
18-23: Chris Cole
24-29: Alex Iarecci
Mar. 30-April 2: Hannah Morris, Emma Kohlmann, and Ella Hall

3-5: Thomas Clinch and Daniel Oron
6-8: Helyx Chase, Scearce Horowitz, and Chloe Higginbotham
9-12: Tatiana Soutar and Zaidee Everett
13-16: Carl Elsmesser, Prateek Rajbhadari, Alex Vara, and Tyler Burdenski
17-20: Alexandra Krales and Jake Brooks
21-23: Molly Einhorn and Jeanne Cohen
24-26: Najee Hayner-Follins, Ava Freeman, and Mikayla McAdams
27-29: Audrey Weber, Guillermo Ortiz, and Marcella Gersh
Apr. 30-May 2: Ismahil Olan-Rewaju and Dorothy Reed

3-5: Laura Protzel, Miriam Shafer, and Cierra Gromoff
6-10: Phoebe Berkel, Claire Turner, and Sayer Wickham


APRIL/MAY: Rance Palmer and Knox Rocke, April 22-26
Maxine Verteramo, May 6
Nathaniel Dubuque, (late April/early May)
Antonia Colodro

Unfinished Business: Drawings and Sculpture by Judith Brotman

September 5-30, 2011

brotman piece Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 15, 4 p.m., followed by
Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

JUDITH BROTMAN is an adjunct assistant professor of contemporary practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As part of her exhibition at Hampshire, she will be on campus during the week of September 11-16, creating a site-specific environmental installation in the back room of the Main Gallery. Students and visitors are invited to come in while the installation is in progress.

Read the Judith Brotman interview with NYArts Magazine.

Gallery hours: M-F, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

brotman pieceMy newest work includes installations of stitched paper which hover between sculpture and drawing and, as well, between the polarities of delicate and menacing. These objects suggest a relationship to the body, which is frequently subverted by scale, positioning, and a variety of confounding elements. Influences on my work include Dada absurdist objects, images, and machines; post-minimalist works, and a wide variety of love stories from sources as diverse as Othello to day time soap operas. -- Judith Brotman

October 5-28: FACULTY SHOW
October 15, 5-7: Reception with Family/Friends
October 31-November 18: BETH BURSTEIN (alum) PHOTOGRAPHS

Beth Burstein's "The Legacy: A Daughter's Experience of the Holocaust"

November 1-19, 2011

Beth Burstein- Family Heirloom, 1997Beth Burstein 78F, an alumna of Hampshire College, will present a photographic and textual exhibition entitled "The Legacy: A Daughter's Experience of the Holocaust" from November 1-19, 2011 in the Main Gallery in the library at Hampshire College. Two related series of color photographs explore Burstein's dual identity as an American born well after World War II and as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Intimate and public, these images function at the margins of both the documentary and fine art.

"The Family Heirloom," is comprised of images Burstein took of her father's concentration camp uniform and her relationship to this family heirloom.

"The Family Heirloom," is composed of images Burstein took of her father's concentration camp uniform and her relationship to this family heirloom. She has written of this project: "I have been working on [?The Family Heirloom'] since 1997, when I first donned my father's concentration camp uniform (which he kept since his liberation in 1945). Perhaps it was no accident his uniform fit me perfectly, as his family's experiences during that time are a deep part of me and always will be." The second, related series, "I Thought It Would Feel Like Home," focuses on the 2005 pilgrimage Burstein made with a small group of her relatives to their family's former homeland in Lithuania. In her search to find the remnants of her father's and his family's lives in Lithuania, Burstein juxtaposes townscapes and images of the sometimes hidden memorials to Lithuania's Jewish victims of the Holocaust with her evocative writing about memory, history, presence, and erasure.

New date for opening reception: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk at 5:30. This event is free and open to the public.

Beth Burstein's exhibition was curated by Sura Levine. It has been funded and sponsored by Hampshire College's office of alumni relations, the office of spiritual life, and the programs in art history and humanities of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies.


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