Join Guggenheim Fellow Parvez Sharma (Film-Video, 2018) at the New York City IFC for the tenth anniversary of A Jihad for Love. A Q & A will follow the screening.
View the latest film by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky (Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2012) Working in Protest on June 2, at New Haven Doc Fest.
Heather Courtney’s The Unafraid is the closing night film at the Human Rights Watch Film Fest in New York City Thursday, June 21. Heather Courtney’s Guggenheim Fellowship (Film-Video, 2014) supported her work on this project.
Join Guggenheim Fellow Isidro Blasco (Fine Arts, 2000) for the opening of Rolling Houses at Black and White Gallery in Brooklyn. Rolling Houses opens on May 18, with a reception from 6 to 9pm.
Join Guggenheim Fellow Etienne Charles (Music Composition, 2015) for a concert on Sunday, June 3. Doors open at 5 and the concert begins at 6 pm. Etienne Charles currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Yancey Richardson Gallery is pleased to present Atlas, a solo exhibition of large-scale aerial photographs by Guggenheim Fellow David Maisel (Photography, 2018). Atlas opens on May 17 and will run through July 6. Join Maisel for the opening reception on Thursday, May 17, from 6-8 pm.
An episode of Poetry in America will feature four Guggenheim Fellows. Episode nine: “To Prisoners” by Gwendolyn Brooks, Fellow in Poetry, 1946, 1947, premieres on May 27. Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, Fellow in Theatre Arts, 2016, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts, Fellow in Poetry, 2018, and Li-Young Lee, Fellow in Poetry, 1989, will participate in the discussion.
Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library, curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 1983, is currently on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography, in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes 440 photographs that span the history of photography.
The work of Chico MacMurtrie, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2016, is included in Open, an exhibition opening at ZHI Art Museum on May 25. MacMurtrie’s Pneuma Fountain, displayed in front of the museum, is his most recent inflatable robotic sculpture. Open will run through August 12.
The SFJAZZ Collective is pleased to announce the addition of trumpeter Etienne Charles (Music Composition, 2015). Current SFJAZZ members also include Guggenheim Fellows Miguel Zenón (Music Composition, 2008) and Edward Simon (Music Composition, 2010). Learn more about the SFJAZZ Collective and the 2018 European Fall Tour by viewing the press release.
Join Guggenheim Fellow Archana Venkatesan (South Asian Studies, 2018) for Lullabies and Laments at the Poets House in New York City. Venkatesan’s research interests are in the intersection of text and performance in South India, as well as in the translation of early and medieval Tamil ecstatic poetry into English. Read the press release to learn more about this event.
On April 23, 2018, The MacDowell Colony awarded fellowships to eighty-four artists. Fourteen Guggenheim Fellows were among the recipients. Composers: Mikel Kuehn, 2014, Laura Schwendinger, 2008, Kate Soper, 2012. Filmmakers: J. P. Sniadecki, 2017, Brett Story, 2018. Interdisciplinary Artists: John Kelly, 1989. Theatre Artists: Rinde Eckert, 2007. Visual Artists: Nayland Blake, 2012, Dawn…
The work of Jered Sprecher, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2009, is included in the exhibition Anxious Abstraction, currently on view at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Anxious Abstraction opened on March 21 and will run through June 3.
Matt Jensen’s solo show, There From Here, curated by Ian Cofré, opens at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 13, with a reception from 7 to 9 pm. Jensen was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 2016.
Two Guggenheim Fellows are among this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners: Andrew Sean Greer (Fiction, 2018) won for Less (Lee Boudreaux Books / Little, Brown and Company) and Frank Bidart (Poetry, 1979) was awarded for Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Among the twenty-nine artists and scholars awarded 2018-19 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships are five Guggenheim Fellows: Amy Franceschini, Fine Arts, 2010, Sze Tsung Leong, Photography, 2005, Helen O’Leary, Fine Arts, 2010, Karyn Olivier, Fine Arts, 2007, and Basil Twist, Drama and Performance Art, 2006.
Music of the Americas will present a concert of the work of composer Dániel Péter Biró, which will expand upon the research he conducted as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as a Guggenheim Fellow (Music Composition, 2017). This concert is on May 4, at 7 pm, and is free and open to the public. Follow the link to register for the event.
Thursday night (4-19) and Saturday (4-21) catch Guggenheim Fellow Zack Canepari’s (Film-Video, 2015) “Flint is a place” at the Tribeca Film Festival. Zackary Canepari is an independent photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary storytelling.