For immediate release
June 21, 2009
Artists in Wartime: Bearing Witness / Shaping a Response
Sponsored by the William J. Cooper Foundation and Swarthmore College, this symposium and two concurrent exhibitions explore the role of contemporary artists who focus on war, related international health issues, and other crises of politics. Confronted with a seemingly endless era of global warfare, notable artists are researching, analyzing, and critiquing the effects of organized violence. For more information: Andrea Packard, List Gallery Director, 610.328.8488
March 4–April 9, 2010
McCabe Library Exhibition
Printmakers go to War: Works by Daniel Heyman in collaboration with Nick Flynn, Damian Cote, Eric Avery, and Michael Reed
Saturday, March 20, Noon-1 PM
Leveraging both the documentary and diaristic aspects of printmaking and bookmaking, the featured artists critique institutionalized violence and reassert imaginative space for compassionate endeavors.
March 4–April 9, 2010
List Gallery Exhibition
Bearing Witness, Recent Works by Daniel Heyman
Thursday, March 4, 4:30 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
Opening reception to follow: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.—Sunday, Noon-5:00 p.m.
For the past four years, Daniel Heyman has traveled to Jordan and Turkey to meet with former detainees, paint their portraits, and record their testimony. Numerous institutions have acquired portfolios of this work including the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Princeton University Art Museum.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Artists in Wartime: Bearing Witness/Shaping a Response
Welcome reception Lang Performing Arts Center Lobby (coffee and pastries)
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Symposium - Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
Janine Mileaf, moderator, Assistant Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
Daniel Heyman, Artist, Visiting Associate Professor of Studio Art, Swarthmore College and at Rhode Island School of Design
Damian Cote, Artist
Eric Avery, Artist, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Laurel Reuter, Director, North Dakota Museum of Art
Juan Manuel Echavarria, Artist
Noon-1:00 p.m. - Light lunch fare provided
Reception in McCabe Library main lobby for Printmakers go to War: Works by Daniel Heyman in collaboration with Nick Flynn, Damian Cote, Eric Avery, and Michael Reed
1:00 p.m.—McCabe Library Lobby
Poetry Reading by Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn, has published his works in The New Yorker, The Nation, Fence, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, and NPR's This American Life. Author of A Note Slipped Under the Door with Shirley McPhillips. his awards include "Discovery"/The Nation Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, and fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress.