Alan Michelson, Stop(the)gap, Sydney Biennale and more
Alan Michelson (Senior Critic, Foundation Studies) has been selected to participate in the 18th Biennale of Sydney, June 27-September 16, 2012. Click here for more information. He recently traveled to Australia to participate in curator Brenda L. Croft’s groundbreaking exhibition Stop(the)gap: International Indigenous art in motion at the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia (February 24 –April 21, 2011), part of the 2011 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival. While there he participated in the artist and curator’s panel, Bradley Forum at UniSA, and was interviewed on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio National’s AWAYE! program. Click here to listen to the interview.
More on the exhibition can also be found at the University’s website.
Michelson also participated in a screening and panel discussion at the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics at the University of New South Wales and was also interviewed at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Click here for the interview. Support for his participation in the events in Australia was provided by the RISD Professional Development Fund.
Michelson’s public artwork Third Bank of the River was featured in one border crossing, three nations. art that bridges borders, an article by Chuck Ross in the April issue of Architectural Products Magazine. Click here for the article. The piece was also featured in Visualizing Sovereignty in the Time of Biometric Sensors, an article by Jolene Rickard in South Atlantic Quarterly, Spring 2011. The artwork will also appear in Running the Medicine Line: Images of the Border in Contemporary Native American Art, an article by Kate Morris in American Indian Quarterly, Fall 2011, and in the American art textbook Framing America: A Social History of American Art (Third Edition), by Frances K. Pohl, Thames & Hudson.
On May 20, 2011, Michelson also participated in the panel Where Art Worlds Meet: A Conversation with Indigenous Hawaiian, Native American, and Aboriginal Contemporary Artists at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
On July 6th he will give the keynote address, entitled Indigenuity, at the upcoming Indigeneity and the Arts: Visual Culture and Communication, 3rd Native Studies Research Network, UK conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Read more about the conference here.