RECENT FEATUREs 2020-2

The Arts, stories, and programming that shed light on today's crises, inspirations, transformative inventions, and humans and nature living together.

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Hello 2022.
Kindness, Key to Survival

an essay by Dr. Daniel M.T. Fessler, Director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, is accompanied by the painting The World is Yours the World Is Mine by Shahzia Sikander.


Exhibition features: Richard Mosse's photography series Infrared on beauty and tragedy in war and destruction; Incoming on mass migration and human displacement / Mass for the Endangered, "breathtaking beauty" by composer Sarah Kirkland Snider / Michael Najjar's supersymmetric particles hybrid photograph of The Large Hadron Collider, searching for the inner structure holding the world together / Stephanie Castonguay, sound artist's Capturing Light  and Sentient probes circuits as the closest way to touching the stars from a distance / Land Art Generator’s renewable energy landscapes are large-scale works of art / Debbie Symons’s extinction data visualization 1975 - 2100 / Sadalsuud by composer Emanuel Pimenta and filmmaker Dino Viani's portrait of people around the world isolated during the pandemic / When the Time is Right an NFT by David Bates, Jr.

 

 

Fessler’s essay, and art by Sikander, Mosse, Najjar are included in the UN 75th anniversary issue of CENTERPOINT NOW the publication and ©2020 World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, co-produced with Streaming Museum. Read it at StreamingMuseum.org and WCPUN.org.

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Jana Winderen (2014). Krísuvik, Iceland. Photo: Finnbogi Petursson

ART'S NEW NATURES:
Digital Dynamics in
Contemporary Nordic Art

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Marty St. James, The Invisible Man

INNER AND
OUTER SPACES

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LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE (LAGI) helps design renewable energy structures around the world that are large scale works of art.

View works from LAGI's competition for Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, which was designed by Foster and Partners as a ‘greenprint’ for the sustainable development of cities including energy and water efficiency, mobility and reduction of waste.

 
 

Counting One to Four: Nature Morte by Debbie Symons, 2015. A climate and extinction data visualization.

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Cyndie Berthezene’s TimeIn Children's Art Initiative transforms lives of at-risk students in NYC.

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Agnes Denes’s prophetic Wheatfield—a Confrontation (1982) addresses human values and misplaced priorities. Despite security concerns, 3 weeks after 9/11, we presented it in Moscow.

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Water, Mining and Exodus in the Atacama Desert, Chile by Marcos Zegers, documentary photographer

Photojournalists Teru Kuwayama, Balazs Gardi and Tivadar Domaniczky were embedded with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, in southern Afghanistan, 2010-2011 to produce Basetrack, a Knight Foundation funded, revolutionary online project that connected battalion members with their families and others around the globe. It became an indispensable tool of citizen journalism, documenting a range of perspectives on the emotional tolls of war.

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On sustainability in Afghanistan - Photography and Interview with photojournalist Teru Kuwayama.

When are "sustainability" benchmarks unsustainable?

Featured in Centerpoint Now, publication of World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, 2013.

Rachel Corrie was a peace activist who died while trying to prevent the demolition of a home in Gaza. A film by Monika Weiss and music by Zaid Jabri performed by Palestinian musicians, remember her story.

Björk’s MUTUAL CORE in Times Square launched a world tour

Hong Kong band DAVID BORING experiments in ways that both confront and empathize with the modern world, revealing a dark, claustrophobic world that either excites or traumatizes.

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HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER, 4 short films by Anne Katrine Senstad with acclaimed actor Bill Sage, re-contextualize French philosopher Roland Barthes's 1977 lectures in light of the complex realities of our contemporary world.
Premiere Screening: Oct 31-Nov 15, 2021

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Santiago Mostyn's video, DELAY (2014)

Essay by Susanne Fessé, curator, art historian
"How to come to terms—not only as an artist but an “artist of colour”—with my place in this society that I now call home?" 
Screening: Oct 31-Nov 15, 2021

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King Sahure and a Nome God, ca. 2458-2446 B.C.

Some Thoughts on Art as a Point of Connection Between What Has Been and What Can Be
by Yassana Croizat-Glazer, Ph.D.Founder and Principal, YCG Fine Art

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CodeProfiles (2002, 2018) by W. Bradford Paley is an historic conceptual artwork made with code and inspired by leading modern and contemporary artists.

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Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of Michele Marullo Tarchaniota, c. 1458-1500

Of Poets, Human and Robot
by Nina Colosi, 4-page feature in Centerpoint Now, "Are we there yet?" Publication © WCPUN

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When was the last time you felt complete happiness— sheer BLISS? How do you cope with its loss?

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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A View from the Cloud

 

A program of art and conversations with innovators in the arts, sciences, AI, global economics, education, UN leadership and general public.

It examines how art and technology sharpen how we see the world and create solutions to help achieve humanitarian objectives and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Presented at the United Nations Church Center, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and internationally.