On Exhibit: Attitudes and Latitudes

Feb. 22, 2013Bookmark and Share

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery has mounted a new show that aims to expand the public’s understanding of the challenging terrain of conceptual art.

Conceptual Geographies: Frames and Documents, Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection presents 22 works and series created since 1967 that invoke geography to question relationships of power and to analyze the systems in which art is displayed.

The 16 international artists represented in the show, from different generations and latitudes, work in a wide variety of media including photography, video, film, drawing, printmaking, mail art and artist’s books. Among the best-known are Ed Ruscha, Sophie Calle, Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark and Louise Lawler.

Conceptual Geographies is on view until March 23.

—Story by Columbia News Staff
—Video by Columbia News Video Team

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Milestones

Columbia University mourns the death of Robert Belknap, professor emeritus in the Department of Slavic Languages, who died March 17. An expert in Russian literature, particularly Dostoyevsky, he also taught Literature Humanities in the Core Curriculum for 50 years and influenced generations of Columbia students. For more information, please visit this page.

Mary Bassett, associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, was named New York City’s commissioner of health.

University Professor Ronald Breslow won the 2014 American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal, the AIC’s highest award.

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