Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Correction, Panel Discussion
Contrary to the listing in the Mercer Union brochure, there will not be an artist talk at this Friday's opening. However, Mercer Union (in collaboration with the Koffler Gallery) will host a panel discussion on Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 6:30 pm. Titled "Apocalypse – Now what? Art After Political Trauma" the panel will discuss contemporary art created in cultures that are still transitioning from the experience of a traumatizing political system. Moderated by Georgiana Uhlyarik, the panel will examine ways in which artistic production reflects and analyzes the difficult past and still uncertain present, striving to shape new directions. The speakers include Calin Mihailescu, Adrian Blackwell, Mario Di Paolantonio and Gerald McMaster.
The exhibitions "Living Units" by Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor and "Environs" by Beth Howe open this Friday (Jan 11) at 8pm.