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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In Memoriam

The University mourns the death of David Rosand, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History Emeritus, who taught at Columbia for 50 years. An expert on the Italian Renaissance and Venice, he was also project director for Save Venice. For more information, visit the Department of Art History and Archaeology website.

Milestones

Professor Rachel Adams, director of the Future of Disability Studies program, won the 2014 Educators Award from Delta Gamma Kappa, the society of women educators, for her book Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery.

Columbia Law School professor Lori Fisler Damrosch was named president of the American Society of International Law.

Associate social work professor Michael Mackenzie has been named a 2014 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on improving the lives of young people in the child welfare system.

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