Houston | Fine Art Photography in the NFT Space, with Ashlyn Davis Burns

May 25 @ 6:00 pm

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NFTs have become a hot topic of discussion as a major disruptor of the traditional art market. Typically framed in relation to digital artists (like Beeple, the artist who broke records at auction with his $69 million NFT in the spring of 2021), NFTs have also swiftly been gaining traction among established artists working in traditional media, particularly in photography. Ashlyn Davis Burns has been representing traditional lens-based artists’ physical work and their collections in the NFT space since 2021. In this talk, we will hear about the significance of the blockchain for photography, its growing market position, and probable directions for the future. Ashlyn will cover landmark projects that have created the current market for NFT photography, as well as new platforms that have launched in the past year, including her own. The platform will support some of the most prominent photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries through their “genesis drops” in the space.

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About the Speaker

Ashlyn Davis Burns is a founding director of Assembly (www.assembly.art), a multi-faceted gallery and platform that works with contemporary, lens-based artists across virtual and in-person programs. She has supported photographic artists for the past decade through curatorial, editorial, and fundraising initiatives. Most recently she served as the Executive Director & Curator of Houston Center for Photography (2015-2020). She has written for numerous publications, consulted with artists and publishers on photo-books, and curated exhibitions internationally for libraries, universities, and galleries. Ashlyn earned her BA in Art History from Pratt Institute and her Master’s Degree in American Studies at the University of Texas with a focus on American photography and culture.

Thank you to ArtTable Houston Chapter Leader Elise Arnoult Miller for organizing this program.

Image: Ashlyn Davis Burns, courtesy of the speaker

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Virtual | Asian American Perspectives at the Whitney Museum, with Xin Wang

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

Please join us and Xin Wang, art historian and John Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, for a presentation on Asian American Perspectives, drawing on contemporary artists works from the Whitney Museum’s collection.

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  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • All other membership levels – $12
  • Non-members – $15

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About Xin Wang

Xin WangXin Wang is the John Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She is an art historian and curator whose past curatorial projects include Ink Art: Past and Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013); Field Meeting of Asian Contemporary Art Week (2014, New York), Lu Yang’s solo debut in New York THE BANK SHOW: Vive le Capital and THE BANK SHOW: Hito Steyerl (2015), Art in China since the 1990s (2018, Ulm, Germany), to highlight a few projects. Her writing has appeared in E-flux journal, Artforum, Kaleidoscope, Hyperallergic and Leap.

Xin is currently pursuing her PhD in modern and contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and holds an MA in Art History from Columbia University and a BA in Art History, Mathematics, and Psychology from Hamilton College. She is currently planning an exhibition that explores Asian Futurisms for The Museum of Chinese in America in New York City and manages the discursive archive on Asian Futurisms at afuturism.tumblr.com.


Images:

  1. Sarah Sze, (not yet titled), 2000, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum; courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Arthur and Susan Fleischer, © Sarah Sze

Virtual | Exhibition Tour – ‘Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists & the Politics of Scale’

4:30pm ET | 3:30pm CT | 1:30pm PT

Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, examines the approaches of women artists for whom space is a critical feature of their work, whether they take the space on a wall, the real estate of a room through sculpture and installation, engage seriality as a spatial visual practice, cast a wide legacy in art history or claim the space of their body. Curated by Jodi Throckmorton and Brittany Webb, this exhibition features more than sixty works of art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ permanent collection. In this virtual exhibition tour, Dr. Brittany Webb will discuss the exhibition and the importance of women’s leadership in producing this exhibition.

This program is open to ArtTable members only.

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  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
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About Brittany Webb

Taking Space Installation ViewBrittany Webb is the inaugural Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection. In this role, Webb oversees the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs of 20th century art and provides instruction for the School of Fine Arts at PAFA. Webb’s first exhibition at PAFA, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale (November 2020-September 5, 2021) is co-curated with Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA. Webb is also organizing a major retrospective exhibition and catalogue of the work of the African American sculptor John Rhoden (1916-2001) and stewards a collection of nearly 300 sculptures by Rhoden, leading PAFA’s ongoing effort to place his artworks into the permanent collections of museums around the world.

Prior to joining PAFA, Webb was a member of the curatorial staff of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Dr. Webb holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Thank you to ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chairs Laurie McGahey and Rachel Zimmerman for organizing this program, and Dr. Brittany Webb and Christiana Cruz-Council from PAFA.


Images:

  1. Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. EdmundsDeborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2019.18.35
  2. Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, January 21, 2021–September 5, 2021. Photo by Adrian Cubillas, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Virtual | Luise Kaish and Women Artists in America, with Gail Levin

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

Gail LevinPlease join us for a discussion with Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York. Levin is Judy Chicago’s and Lee Krasner’s biographer, and an acknowledged authority on Edward Hopper, having written his catalogue raisonné, his biography, and many other publications. She is the editor and author of Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art; a co-editor of Ethics and the Visual Arts; as well as contributor to the recently published monograph Luise Kaish: An American Art Legacy. Levin will speak about the work of pioneering artist Luise Kaish, in the context of the history of women artists in America.

Luise Clayborn Kaish (1925–2013) was a pioneer. A key figure in the New York art scene of the late 20th century, her multidisciplinary practice and process-oriented work spanned a range of mediums, materials, techniques, and themes. The strength and breadth of her work—monumental sculptures in bronze, oil paintings, watercolours, lithographs, collage—and the prestigious awards and fellowships she received set her apart as an early female leader in the visual arts. Dedicated to absorbing world cultures through travel and research, Kaish studied a broad range of subjects from architecture, design, and engineering to spiritualism, metaphysics, and the cosmos. Through her wide-ranging practice, she explored the spaces and connections between material, natural, and spiritual worlds. The publication Luise Kaish: An American Art Legacy celebrates her immense talent, highly individual point of view, far- reaching influence, pursuit of the sublime, and passion for life.

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  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
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This program is generously supported by the Kaish Family Art Project.


Images:

  1. Luise Kaish at work on the Ark of Revelation, MacDougal Street Studio, New York, circa, 1962.

Virtual | The Contemporary Art Landscape in Israel, with curator Rotem Ruff

10am ET | 9am CT | 7am PT

Join us for a live discussion with Tel-Aviv-based Rotem Ruff, Associate Director of Artis, who will present an overview of the contemporary art landscape in Israel, with an emphasis on major museums, mid-size art institutions, alternative spaces, and residencies.

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About Rotem Ruff

Rotem Ruff is the Associate Director of Artis, Tel Aviv and is Heading the Office of International Academic Affairs at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, where she is also a lecturer. During her decade-long stay in New York, she earned her B.A. and M.A. in Art History at Hunter College and held positions in various institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In Israel, she worked as a curator at the Haifa Museum of Art and has organized public programs and curated numerous exhibitions in leading museums and various cultural venues.

Rotem is the co-founder and co-director of REACTIK, an International Erasmus+ Jean-Monnet Network, researching EU Cultural Diplomacy and Policy. Rotem served on the International Council of the renowned television series Art21, the Israeli Lottery Committee for the Arts, the International Exposure dance festival, and DocAviv film festival.

About Artis

Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that supports contemporary artists from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social and political questions to inspire reflection and debate. Artis was founded in 2004 by philanthropist Rivka Saker with the goal of amplifying international recognition of artists from Israel. Starting off as a series of public events timed with New York’s Armory Show, the organization’s scope expanded to include programs that invest in artists and cultural exchange. We raise our annual budget without governmental funds through the generosity of individuals and foundations that share our values. Artis is based in New York and Tel Aviv.

Thank you to Michelle Perr from ArtTable’s New York Chapter, Hillit Zwick, Executive Director of Artis, and Rotem Ruff for organizing and participating in this program.


Image: Rotem Ruff

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