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ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11

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Posted by: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Deadline: Mon, July 1st, 2019

Call for papers and proposals. All disciplines invited!

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College

September 20-22, 2019 - Asheville, NC
An annual conference exploring the history and legacy of Black Mountain College

Hosted and sponsored by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville

Submission deadline: July 1, 2019

Notification: July 8, 2019

The 11th ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference will have a thematic focus on ideas and practices connected to interdisciplinary education, information networks, and new media; however proposals on any topic related to Black Mountain College and its legacy will be considered. In the spirit of BMC, the conference challenges disciplinary boundaries, and therefore performances, multi-media panel proposals, and workshops are welcome. Submit proposals to: by July 1, 2019.

•  Keynote speaker: Sara VanDerBeek is a contemporary artist working primarily in photography. Her work utilizes a variety of formal strategies and references yet remains engaged with issues of memory and the experience of time and space. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Hammer Museum, UCLA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; and others.  

Sara’s father, Stan VanDerBeek, was a pioneer of digital media and experimental film. After time as an art student at Black Mountain College, he began making films in the 1950s. His projects of the 1960s and 1970s, characterized as “Expanded Cinema”, anticipated contemporary art’s new media, installation, and participatory practices. Stan invented the Movie-Drome, using a grain-silo top to build an immersive domed theater, as the prototype for a global network of Movie-Dromes that would store and transmit images.

•  Friday, Sept. 20 - opening reception for VanDerBeek & VanDerBeek, curated by Sara VanDerBeek and including work by Sara and Stan VanDerBeek, at the BMC Museum + Arts Center in Asheville, NC.

Posted on Thu, April 4th, 2019
Expires on Mon, July 1st, 2019

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