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March 8 through April 8, 2022
Juror with Rodolfo Salgado Jr, Four Rivers Print Biennial
Southern Illinois Printworks, a student organization from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, invites entries for the 4th Four Rivers Print Biennial, a national juried exhibition open to artists residing in the United States. This call is open to all forms of printmaking, including book arts, digital, experimental, and sculptural approaches.
January 13 through February 24, 2022
Juror, INT'L Paperworks Juried Exhibition
Walter Piehl Gallery
Northwest Arts Center
Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
October 18, 2021
Artist Check-in: Susanna Crum and Rodolfo Salgado
Interview with Amethyst Beaver, 21c Museum Hotels
Louisville-based artists, Susanna Crum and Rodolfo Salgado, the founders and creative energy behind Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio and Gallery and River City Tintype, answered our questions and shared more about their current (and on-going) projects—at home, in the garden, and on the road—and shared important ways the community can support the arts and advice for fellow artists in Louisville and beyond.
February 10 - March 3, 2021
Together Apart: Frontiers
Resident Artist, Proyecto 'ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (remote)
Through 4 encounters we collectively and individually created ideas and artworks which explored a non-binary approach of the topic. The participant artists also had the possibility to dialogue with international artists invited to present their contributions and explorations in relation to the topic (Roberto Celis and Daniela Rivera). For this session we also gave priority to moments of peer review or collective feedback and to open discussions which drifted through issues of art and therapy, art and research, participatory art, the complexity of artistic collaboration and how collective practice appears to be a right to claim even more in moments of isolation.
Frontiers as geopolitical frontiers, as cultural, bio-political; frontiers as limits and as separations within the artistic disciplines, frontiers as hegemonic considerations of our bodies and identities.
Through different theoretical readings and artistic references, and through the proposals of each of the participant artists, we identified the importance of liminal states, the non-binary, we assumed the difficulty of inhabiting the in-between but also recognized that art practice is what allows us to live in ambiguous states and to constantly raise questions. We also explored other practices as breathing techniques, meditation and knowledge and skills sharing as methods to break through discriminative or isolating frontiers.
Through poetry, film, online performances, video art and the creation of a network for artists through the method of “participatory asset mapping”, the artists from this cohort created in search of commonalities in their migrant’s everyday experiences, resonances among the natural conditions of the places they live in, the links among their identities and psychological researches and in search of practical collaborations to continue working in the future.
DANIELA RUIZ MORENO | Curator-in-residence