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FALL 2017 PROGRAM


The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects - things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The

FALL 2017 EXHIBITIONS AT A GLANCE

vehicle of expression is language - either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors. -Aristotle

MARC TRUJILLO: AMERICAN PURGATORY Fellow Halsey-ites,

August 25 – October 7 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery

I’d like to think the Aristotle quote above might also refer to what visual artists do, in presenting ideas in a form that often transcends language. We are very excited to introduce this fall’s line up, one full of metaphors, insights, and imagined futures. Our first fall offering presents the work of Marc Trujillo and Riccarda de Eccher, each of whom are painters of sublime landscapes. In Trujillo’s case, he turns his considerable observation skills to depicting the new landscapes that surround us, very much in the manner of Fredric Church or J.M.W. Turner. Yet, instead of rolling hills and roiling clouds, Trujillo makes exquisite paintings of fast food restaurants at sunset, or the banal interiors of Costco stores or airport baggage claim areas. In de Eccher’s case, her subjects are the Dolomites, a mountain range in the north of Italy, the place of her birth. Her fascination with mountains has been lifelong, as she at one time climbed Mt. Everest. Her obsessive watercolor paintings evince a heartfelt respect and deep mystery. We are especially thrilled to be partnering with the South Carolina Aquarium for the SEA CHANGE initiative in October, as our exhibition aligns perfectly with their yearlong focus on plastics in the world’s oceans. Halsey visiting artists Chris Jordan and Aurora Robson are among the most prominent artists working at the intersection of art and ecology today, and we look forward to sharing their extraordinary works with you. The SEA CHANGE project will have a considerable education component, both on our campus and throughout the city of Charleston. We are excited to be partnering with the educators and scientists at the SC Aquarium and the College of Charleston on this important global challenge. On the staffing front, we are welcoming back our former Curator of Education and Public Programs, Lizz Biswell, who left in the fall of 2015 to pursue her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Now that she has completed her studies (with distinction!), she is rejoining us to ramp up our community engagement and public programming efforts. Her new role is much expanded, so we look forward to further developing our model museum education program.

RICCARDA DE ECCHER: MONTAGNA August 25 – October 7 South Gallery

SEA CHANGE Co-presented by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the South Carolina Aquarium

AURORA ROBSON: THE TIDE IS HIGH October 20 – December 9 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery

See you ‘round the galleries,

CHRIS JORDAN: MIDWAY Mark Sloan Director & Chief Curator

October 20 – December 9 South Gallery

Spring 2017


The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects - things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The

FALL 2017 EXHIBITIONS AT A GLANCE

vehicle of expression is language - either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors. -Aristotle

MARC TRUJILLO: AMERICAN PURGATORY Fellow Halsey-ites,

August 25 – October 7 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery

I’d like to think the Aristotle quote above might also refer to what visual artists do, in presenting ideas in a form that often transcends language. We are very excited to introduce this fall’s line up, one full of metaphors, insights, and imagined futures. Our first fall offering presents the work of Marc Trujillo and Riccarda de Eccher, each of whom are painters of sublime landscapes. In Trujillo’s case, he turns his considerable observation skills to depicting the new landscapes that surround us, very much in the manner of Fredric Church or J.M.W. Turner. Yet, instead of rolling hills and roiling clouds, Trujillo makes exquisite paintings of fast food restaurants at sunset, or the banal interiors of Costco stores or airport baggage claim areas. In de Eccher’s case, her subjects are the Dolomites, a mountain range in the north of Italy, the place of her birth. Her fascination with mountains has been lifelong, as she at one time climbed Mt. Everest. Her obsessive watercolor paintings evince a heartfelt respect and deep mystery. We are especially thrilled to be partnering with the South Carolina Aquarium for the SEA CHANGE initiative in October, as our exhibition aligns perfectly with their yearlong focus on plastics in the world’s oceans. Halsey visiting artists Chris Jordan and Aurora Robson are among the most prominent artists working at the intersection of art and ecology today, and we look forward to sharing their extraordinary works with you. The SEA CHANGE project will have a considerable education component, both on our campus and throughout the city of Charleston. We are excited to be partnering with the educators and scientists at the SC Aquarium and the College of Charleston on this important global challenge. On the staffing front, we are welcoming back our former Curator of Education and Public Programs, Lizz Biswell, who left in the fall of 2015 to pursue her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Now that she has completed her studies (with distinction!), she is rejoining us to ramp up our community engagement and public programming efforts. Her new role is much expanded, so we look forward to further developing our model museum education program.

RICCARDA DE ECCHER: MONTAGNA August 25 – October 7 South Gallery

SEA CHANGE Co-presented by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the South Carolina Aquarium

AURORA ROBSON: THE TIDE IS HIGH October 20 – December 9 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery

See you ‘round the galleries,

CHRIS JORDAN: MIDWAY Mark Sloan Director & Chief Curator

October 20 – December 9 South Gallery

Spring 2017


MARC TRUJILLO: AMERICAN PURGATORY

RICCARDA DE ECCHER: MONTAGNA

August 25 – October 7 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery

August 25 – October 7 South Gallery

The paintings of Marc Trujillo portray quotidian scenes: fast-food restaurants, big-box store aisles, long terminal corridors of airports, and so on. The scenes are remarkably unremarkable. In their ubiquitous nature, the paintings present an anti-place: scenes that refer not to a specific place, but to uncannily similar tableaus that unfold every day in communities across America. While Trujillo models his paintings after specific locations, usually in the Los Angeles area, his scenes appear strikingly similar to viewers’ own relationships with local commerce. His paintings critique a hallmark of modern capitalism: one that aims to recreate identical commercial experiences across the country. With the title American Purgatory, Trujillo’s exhibition presents a body of work in which each painting locates a place that is not a place.

On view simultaneously with Marc Trujillo’s exhibition, Riccarda de Eccher’s sublime watercolors of mountain peaks also explore familiar scenes. In this case, her works evoke picturesque representations of snow-capped mountains from the Italian Alps. De Eccher’s watercolors offer a subversion of our current age in which images are vastly and readily shared online, especially those that are high-resolution and digitally retouched. In a way, they correlate with Trujillo’s paintings: though titled, her pictures are cropped as to present anonymous mountains that could exist on almost any continent. As an Italian native and frequent mountain climber, de Eccher uses her works to explore humanity’s relationship with mountains throughout history.

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM Free and open to the public Sponsored by Monza

ARTIST LECTURE WITH MARC TRUJILLO AND QUATTLEBAUM ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ROBERT STORR Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts Free and open to the public

CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM Open to all members

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM Free and open to the public Sponsored by Monza

ARTIST LECTURE AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH Saturday, August 26, 2:00 PM Free and open to the public

CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM Open to all members


MARC TRUJILLO: AMERICAN PURGATORY

RICCARDA DE ECCHER: MONTAGNA

August 25 – October 7 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery

August 25 – October 7 South Gallery

The paintings of Marc Trujillo portray quotidian scenes: fast-food restaurants, big-box store aisles, long terminal corridors of airports, and so on. The scenes are remarkably unremarkable. In their ubiquitous nature, the paintings present an anti-place: scenes that refer not to a specific place, but to uncannily similar tableaus that unfold every day in communities across America. While Trujillo models his paintings after specific locations, usually in the Los Angeles area, his scenes appear strikingly similar to viewers’ own relationships with local commerce. His paintings critique a hallmark of modern capitalism: one that aims to recreate identical commercial experiences across the country. With the title American Purgatory, Trujillo’s exhibition presents a body of work in which each painting locates a place that is not a place.

On view simultaneously with Marc Trujillo’s exhibition, Riccarda de Eccher’s sublime watercolors of mountain peaks also explore familiar scenes. In this case, her works evoke picturesque representations of snow-capped mountains from the Italian Alps. De Eccher’s watercolors offer a subversion of our current age in which images are vastly and readily shared online, especially those that are high-resolution and digitally retouched. In a way, they correlate with Trujillo’s paintings: though titled, her pictures are cropped as to present anonymous mountains that could exist on almost any continent. As an Italian native and frequent mountain climber, de Eccher uses her works to explore humanity’s relationship with mountains throughout history.

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM Free and open to the public Sponsored by Monza

ARTIST LECTURE WITH MARC TRUJILLO AND QUATTLEBAUM ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ROBERT STORR Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts Free and open to the public

CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM Open to all members

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM Free and open to the public Sponsored by Monza

ARTIST LECTURE AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH Saturday, August 26, 2:00 PM Free and open to the public

CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM Open to all members


SEA CHANGE is a series of exhibitions and programs presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Aquarium to raise awareness of our enormous plastic waste problem and the detrimental effects on our planet. SEA CHANGE features the work of two artists: Aurora Robson and Chris Jordan. Jordan’s breathtaking imagery helps us recognize the monumental effects of plastic waste on distant ecosystems, and Robson’s work provides strategies towards intercepting the waste stream and upcycling discarded plastics into new objects. Aurora Robson will also have a piece exhibited at the South Carolina Aquarium. Along with their respective exhibitions, Robson and Jordan will give public lectures about their work and Jordan’s film ALBATROSS will premiere at the Charleston Music Hall. Robson will also work with College of Charleston students on a project to reclaim materials from a local beach cleanup that will be used to create works of art. With SEA CHANGE, we hope to engage Charleston and the Lowcountry in actively recognizing and mitigating our prodigious plastic waste problem. SEA CHANGE AT THE HALSEY INSTITUTE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY:

Deborah A. Chalsty South Carolina Aquarium Coastal Conservation League Karen and John Vournakis

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October 20, 6:30 PM Free and open to the public Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

ARTIST LECTURE AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH WITH AURORA ROBSON Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM Free and open to the public

THE TIDE IS HIGH: WHERE ART AND ACTION COLLIDE A lecture by Aurora Robson Monday, October 23, 6:30 PM South Carolina Aquarium $10 tickets; free for students RSVP to Sarah Burnheimer, Stewardship Officer, at sburnheimer@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8595

ENCOUNTERING THE ALBATROSS An evening with Chris Jordan Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 PM College of Charleston Sottile Theatre Free and open to the public

FILM PREMIERE: ALBATROSS

By Chris Jordan Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 PM Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street ORGANIZATIONS AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: Free and open to the public Office of Sustainability First Year Experience CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS Quality Enhancement Plan Thursday, December 7, 6:00 PM School of the Arts Open to all members School of Sciences and Mathematics Division of Marketing and Communications

As part of our partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium, we invite you to explore the connection between art and conservation of the natural world. Visit the Aquarium from October 20 to December 9 to view a breathtaking “ring of fire” titled The Tide is High, made by Aurora Robson from recovered Tide detergent bottles. Present a SEA CHANGE exhibition brochure to receive $10 off your general admission ticket.* Our culture of convenience comes at a price. Plastic pollution is entering the ocean at an alarming rate, making its way into the food chain, threatening the lives of animals, and potentially causing harm to humans. The work of Aurora Robson, viewed alongside the South Carolina Aquarium’s newest experience, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, presents a comprehensive look at the issue and the need for solutions. Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™ enables guests to expand the dialogue about plastic

by viewing sea turtle patients in rehabilitation that have been affected by plastic pollution. The ingestion of plastic is a risk to sea turtle populations around the globe, many of which are already threatened. The number of patients admitted to the Sea Turtle Care Center™ with ingested plastic has increased dramatically over the past four years, indicating an alarming trend for both sea turtles and the ocean environment. By 2050, it is projected that the ocean will house more plastic than fish. *Valid 10/20/17 - 12/9/17 only. Not valid with any other offer. Restrictions apply. THIS PARTNERSHIP IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM’S GENEROUS SPONSORS.


SEA CHANGE is a series of exhibitions and programs presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Aquarium to raise awareness of our enormous plastic waste problem and the detrimental effects on our planet. SEA CHANGE features the work of two artists: Aurora Robson and Chris Jordan. Jordan’s breathtaking imagery helps us recognize the monumental effects of plastic waste on distant ecosystems, and Robson’s work provides strategies towards intercepting the waste stream and upcycling discarded plastics into new objects. Aurora Robson will also have a piece exhibited at the South Carolina Aquarium. Along with their respective exhibitions, Robson and Jordan will give public lectures about their work and Jordan’s film ALBATROSS will premiere at the Charleston Music Hall. Robson will also work with College of Charleston students on a project to reclaim materials from a local beach cleanup that will be used to create works of art. With SEA CHANGE, we hope to engage Charleston and the Lowcountry in actively recognizing and mitigating our prodigious plastic waste problem. SEA CHANGE AT THE HALSEY INSTITUTE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY:

Deborah A. Chalsty South Carolina Aquarium Coastal Conservation League Karen and John Vournakis

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October 20, 6:30 PM Free and open to the public Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

ARTIST LECTURE AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH WITH AURORA ROBSON Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM Free and open to the public

THE TIDE IS HIGH: WHERE ART AND ACTION COLLIDE A lecture by Aurora Robson Monday, October 23, 6:30 PM South Carolina Aquarium $10 tickets; free for students RSVP to Sarah Burnheimer, Stewardship Officer, at sburnheimer@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8595

ENCOUNTERING THE ALBATROSS An evening with Chris Jordan Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 PM College of Charleston Sottile Theatre Free and open to the public

FILM PREMIERE: ALBATROSS

By Chris Jordan Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 PM Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street ORGANIZATIONS AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: Free and open to the public Office of Sustainability First Year Experience CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS Quality Enhancement Plan Thursday, December 7, 6:00 PM School of the Arts Open to all members School of Sciences and Mathematics Division of Marketing and Communications

As part of our partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium, we invite you to explore the connection between art and conservation of the natural world. Visit the Aquarium from October 20 to December 9 to view a breathtaking “ring of fire” titled The Tide is High, made by Aurora Robson from recovered Tide detergent bottles. Present a SEA CHANGE exhibition brochure to receive $10 off your general admission ticket.* Our culture of convenience comes at a price. Plastic pollution is entering the ocean at an alarming rate, making its way into the food chain, threatening the lives of animals, and potentially causing harm to humans. The work of Aurora Robson, viewed alongside the South Carolina Aquarium’s newest experience, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, presents a comprehensive look at the issue and the need for solutions. Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™ enables guests to expand the dialogue about plastic

by viewing sea turtle patients in rehabilitation that have been affected by plastic pollution. The ingestion of plastic is a risk to sea turtle populations around the globe, many of which are already threatened. The number of patients admitted to the Sea Turtle Care Center™ with ingested plastic has increased dramatically over the past four years, indicating an alarming trend for both sea turtles and the ocean environment. By 2050, it is projected that the ocean will house more plastic than fish. *Valid 10/20/17 - 12/9/17 only. Not valid with any other offer. Restrictions apply. THIS PARTNERSHIP IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM’S GENEROUS SPONSORS.


SEA CHANGE

SEA CHANGE

AURORA ROBSON: THE TIDE IS HIGH

SCULPTURE + INTERCEPTING THE WASTE STREAM

October 20 – December 9 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Aurora Robson will create a site-specific installation using only plastic from discarded bottles and other objects to fill the Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery. Robson’s installation will reveal the potential of working with post-consumer plastic to create new objects—a key strategy in helping to intercept the stream of plastic waste that ultimately reaches our oceans. As an artist who explores ecological issues, Robson works primarily with plastic debris, transforming quotidian waste into aesthetic objects of beauty and reflection. Under her meticulous manipulation, the plastic materials take on an organic quality, thus connecting back to nature. Many of her works take on forms resembling otherworldly organisms that exist on the ocean floor; in this way, her work is further associated with the sea. Robson’s process references a legacy of using found objects as media for sculpture. By transforming everyday trash into works of art, her sculpture forces viewers to consider their own relationship with plastic materials and waste.

Robson has devised a college course called Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream, where she works with students to collect trash from a river, stream, or beach cleanup and transform the debris they find into art. Students learn several valuable concepts, ranging from the need to prevent plastics from reaching bodies of water to strategies for converting waste into works of art and other objects of value. The course ends with an exhibition of the produced works, often for sale with proceeds benefitting organizations that intercept the waste stream. Aurora Robson will work with College of Charleston Assistant Professor of Sculpture Jarod Charzewski and his students over several weeks. The work produced by the students made from debris found during a local beach cleanup will be on view at the South Carolina Aquarium.


SEA CHANGE

SEA CHANGE

AURORA ROBSON: THE TIDE IS HIGH

SCULPTURE + INTERCEPTING THE WASTE STREAM

October 20 – December 9 Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Aurora Robson will create a site-specific installation using only plastic from discarded bottles and other objects to fill the Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery. Robson’s installation will reveal the potential of working with post-consumer plastic to create new objects—a key strategy in helping to intercept the stream of plastic waste that ultimately reaches our oceans. As an artist who explores ecological issues, Robson works primarily with plastic debris, transforming quotidian waste into aesthetic objects of beauty and reflection. Under her meticulous manipulation, the plastic materials take on an organic quality, thus connecting back to nature. Many of her works take on forms resembling otherworldly organisms that exist on the ocean floor; in this way, her work is further associated with the sea. Robson’s process references a legacy of using found objects as media for sculpture. By transforming everyday trash into works of art, her sculpture forces viewers to consider their own relationship with plastic materials and waste.

Robson has devised a college course called Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream, where she works with students to collect trash from a river, stream, or beach cleanup and transform the debris they find into art. Students learn several valuable concepts, ranging from the need to prevent plastics from reaching bodies of water to strategies for converting waste into works of art and other objects of value. The course ends with an exhibition of the produced works, often for sale with proceeds benefitting organizations that intercept the waste stream. Aurora Robson will work with College of Charleston Assistant Professor of Sculpture Jarod Charzewski and his students over several weeks. The work produced by the students made from debris found during a local beach cleanup will be on view at the South Carolina Aquarium.


SEA CHANGE

SEA CHANGE ALBATROSS A Love Story for Our Time From the Heart of the Pacific By Chris Jordan October 25, 7:00 PM Charleston Music Hall 37 John Street Free and open to the public A documentary film by Chris Jordan, ALBATROSS, will have its theatrical premiere in Charleston in conjunction with Jordan’s exhibition, Midway, at the Halsey Institute. In the film, Jordan presents his trips to Midway Atoll, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean that receives very little human contact. Despite its isolation from the rest of the world, Midway sits amid the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling vortex of plastic waste carried via currents from all around the world. Jordan’s film gives viewers an intimate look into the lives of the native Laysan albatrosses and how their existence is threatened by the plastic waste habits of the rest of the world.

CHRIS JORDAN: MIDWAY October 20 – December 9 South Gallery On view simultaneously with Aurora Robson’s installation, Chris Jordan’s photographs depict the magnitude of humanity’s consumption and its impact on the environment. His work sends a bold message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, providing a platform for rich conversation and education around issues of ocean health, ecosystem interconnectedness, and mass consumption, especially of plastics. The exhibition will present photographs from Jordan’s body of work entitled Midway. On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of countless dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean. The Halsey Institute will present the world premiere of ALBATROSS, Jordan’s feature-length film on the subject, as part of the public programming for this exhibition.


SEA CHANGE

SEA CHANGE ALBATROSS A Love Story for Our Time From the Heart of the Pacific By Chris Jordan October 25, 7:00 PM Charleston Music Hall 37 John Street Free and open to the public A documentary film by Chris Jordan, ALBATROSS, will have its theatrical premiere in Charleston in conjunction with Jordan’s exhibition, Midway, at the Halsey Institute. In the film, Jordan presents his trips to Midway Atoll, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean that receives very little human contact. Despite its isolation from the rest of the world, Midway sits amid the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling vortex of plastic waste carried via currents from all around the world. Jordan’s film gives viewers an intimate look into the lives of the native Laysan albatrosses and how their existence is threatened by the plastic waste habits of the rest of the world.

CHRIS JORDAN: MIDWAY October 20 – December 9 South Gallery On view simultaneously with Aurora Robson’s installation, Chris Jordan’s photographs depict the magnitude of humanity’s consumption and its impact on the environment. His work sends a bold message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, providing a platform for rich conversation and education around issues of ocean health, ecosystem interconnectedness, and mass consumption, especially of plastics. The exhibition will present photographs from Jordan’s body of work entitled Midway. On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of countless dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean. The Halsey Institute will present the world premiere of ALBATROSS, Jordan’s feature-length film on the subject, as part of the public programming for this exhibition.


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAUL TSCHINKEL: ART/new york Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 PM Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts Free and open to the public

SABRA MOORE

Since the 1970s, artist and filmmaker Paul Tschinkel has documented key players and happenings in the New York art world. His film series, ART/new york, continues today, presenting in-depth interviews with artists and keen insights into their works. Among the artists he’s interviewed are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Robert Colescott.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 PM Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 Free and open to the public Artist and activist Sabra Moore will speak on her decades of involvement in the women’s art movement in New York City. Moore was a member of the influential feminist activist group Heresies Collective and president of the NYC chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She was involved in organizing and curating some of the earliest large-scale exhibitions of women artists in New York City, and she played a key role in organizing the famed 1984 demonstration against MoMA in protest of their exclusion of women artists. Moore recounts this period of her life in her recently published book, Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970–1992 (New Village Press).

For this screening, Tschinkel will present two of his earlier programs with a Q&A to follow. ART/new york Number 27: Louise Bourgeois (1987) ART/new york Number 40: Kiki Smith (1994) Photo by Roger Mignon

What Happened to the American Scene? Realism since 1980 A lecture by Robert Storr, Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence Thursday, September 14, 7:00 PM Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts Free and open to the public Robert Storr joins the Halsey Institute and the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston as the 2017 Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence to discuss the state of realistic representation in painting over the past several decades. His talk will be held in coordination with the exhibition Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory. Robert Storr is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York City. Storr was the curator, and then senior curator, of the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1990 to 2002. Following his Photo by Herbert Lotz tenure at MoMA, he became the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University until 2006. He then served as Dean of the Yale School of Art for the next ten years. From 2005 to 2007, he was visual arts director for the Venice Biennale, becoming the first American to assume this position. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981. Storr also writes for Artforum, Frieze, and Corriere della Sera and has authored catalogues on Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, and Philip Guston. He has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and many more awards for his contributions to art criticism and scholarship.

Photo by Roger Mignon


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAUL TSCHINKEL: ART/new york Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 PM Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts Free and open to the public

SABRA MOORE

Since the 1970s, artist and filmmaker Paul Tschinkel has documented key players and happenings in the New York art world. His film series, ART/new york, continues today, presenting in-depth interviews with artists and keen insights into their works. Among the artists he’s interviewed are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Robert Colescott.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 PM Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 Free and open to the public Artist and activist Sabra Moore will speak on her decades of involvement in the women’s art movement in New York City. Moore was a member of the influential feminist activist group Heresies Collective and president of the NYC chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She was involved in organizing and curating some of the earliest large-scale exhibitions of women artists in New York City, and she played a key role in organizing the famed 1984 demonstration against MoMA in protest of their exclusion of women artists. Moore recounts this period of her life in her recently published book, Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970–1992 (New Village Press).

For this screening, Tschinkel will present two of his earlier programs with a Q&A to follow. ART/new york Number 27: Louise Bourgeois (1987) ART/new york Number 40: Kiki Smith (1994) Photo by Roger Mignon

What Happened to the American Scene? Realism since 1980 A lecture by Robert Storr, Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence Thursday, September 14, 7:00 PM Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts Free and open to the public Robert Storr joins the Halsey Institute and the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston as the 2017 Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence to discuss the state of realistic representation in painting over the past several decades. His talk will be held in coordination with the exhibition Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory. Robert Storr is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York City. Storr was the curator, and then senior curator, of the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1990 to 2002. Following his Photo by Herbert Lotz tenure at MoMA, he became the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University until 2006. He then served as Dean of the Yale School of Art for the next ten years. From 2005 to 2007, he was visual arts director for the Venice Biennale, becoming the first American to assume this position. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981. Storr also writes for Artforum, Frieze, and Corriere della Sera and has authored catalogues on Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, and Philip Guston. He has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and many more awards for his contributions to art criticism and scholarship.

Photo by Roger Mignon


Deepen your engagement with contemporary art by becoming a member of the Halsey Institute. Your commitment and support allows the Halsey Institute to maximize the educational value and public accessibility of its exhibitions and programs while ensuring that admission remains free for our entire community. Join at the level that is right for you. We offer the following benefits:

MINIMALIST $40 - NO MONET $15 (Student Membership)

Like Agnes Martin, you know how to say a lot with a little. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Invitations to special members-only tour of each exhibition, led by curatorial staff. • Invitation to our Moon Membership Celebration each fall. • Access to our bi-weekly e-newsletter. • 20 percent discount on Halsey Institute publications. • 15 percent discount at Artizom Frame Gallery and Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging. • 10 percent discount at Artist & Craftsman Supply.

UTOPIAN SOCIETY $1,000

Like Paolo Soleri, you are not content with your castles in the sky. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Acknowledgement in the Halsey Fall Program. • An honorary Visionary membership with the Friends of the School of the Arts. • Invitation to fall member renewal party and holiday reception. • Invitations to Simons Guild Luncheons – special performances and presentations by students and faculty. • Subscription to the College of Charleston Magazine. • Invitations to all SOTA-hosted Piccolo Spoleto Festival receptions. • Invitation to dinner at the Dean’s home with the School’s faculty and special guests.

SUGAR DADA (or MAMA) $2,500

As with Duchamp, money is no object (it’s ART!). Your love of the Halsey Institute’s brand of challenging and adventurous contemporary art is an all-consuming passion. What the Halsey Institute provides nourishes your soul in ways difficult to articulate yet impossible to ignore. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Our eternal gratitude for your foresight and generosity. • Invitation to a special reception held in your honor.

LUMINIST $5,000 +

MODERNIST $60 (Dual Membership)

If, like Albert Bierstadt, your inner glow can no longer be contained in two dimensions, this category allows for expansive brushstrokes. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Recognition as a sponsor of an exhibition of your choice, in collaboration with the director. • Invitation to dinner with an exhibiting artist, Halsey Institute staff, and other Luminists!

FUTURIST $125

We are now offering digital membership cards! For more information, call (843) 953–5652.

Like Piet Mondrian, you have faith in the purity and power of art and show it with your support. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Additional membership for another person at the same address. Like Umberto Boccioni, you can visualize the future and are quick to give liberally in support of it. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Complimentary Halsey Institute publication of your choice. • Reciprocal membership at 840+ museums through the North American Reciprocal Membership Association.

POSTMODERNIST $350

Thinking ahead but living now, you consider this option to be the most appropriate after critically evaluating all the other options. We know a traditional response on our part would not suffice, so at this level you select one print from the Patron Print Program. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Your choice of a Patron Print from a selection created by nationally acclaimed artists. • Invitations to Meet the Maker: quarterly receptions and conversations with the purpose of providing an intimate environment in which artists discuss the process of their work, from inspiration to finished piece. • 10 percent discount at Worthwhile.

CONCEPTUALIST $500

Like Sol LeWitt, you like to make dreams manifest. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Invitations to exhibition preview receptions and the spring patron party.


Deepen your engagement with contemporary art by becoming a member of the Halsey Institute. Your commitment and support allows the Halsey Institute to maximize the educational value and public accessibility of its exhibitions and programs while ensuring that admission remains free for our entire community. Join at the level that is right for you. We offer the following benefits:

MINIMALIST $40 - NO MONET $15 (Student Membership)

Like Agnes Martin, you know how to say a lot with a little. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Invitations to special members-only tour of each exhibition, led by curatorial staff. • Invitation to our Moon Membership Celebration each fall. • Access to our bi-weekly e-newsletter. • 20 percent discount on Halsey Institute publications. • 15 percent discount at Artizom Frame Gallery and Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging. • 10 percent discount at Artist & Craftsman Supply.

UTOPIAN SOCIETY $1,000

Like Paolo Soleri, you are not content with your castles in the sky. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Acknowledgement in the Halsey Fall Program. • An honorary Visionary membership with the Friends of the School of the Arts. • Invitation to fall member renewal party and holiday reception. • Invitations to Simons Guild Luncheons – special performances and presentations by students and faculty. • Subscription to the College of Charleston Magazine. • Invitations to all SOTA-hosted Piccolo Spoleto Festival receptions. • Invitation to dinner at the Dean’s home with the School’s faculty and special guests.

SUGAR DADA (or MAMA) $2,500

As with Duchamp, money is no object (it’s ART!). Your love of the Halsey Institute’s brand of challenging and adventurous contemporary art is an all-consuming passion. What the Halsey Institute provides nourishes your soul in ways difficult to articulate yet impossible to ignore. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Our eternal gratitude for your foresight and generosity. • Invitation to a special reception held in your honor.

LUMINIST $5,000 +

MODERNIST $60 (Dual Membership)

If, like Albert Bierstadt, your inner glow can no longer be contained in two dimensions, this category allows for expansive brushstrokes. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Recognition as a sponsor of an exhibition of your choice, in collaboration with the director. • Invitation to dinner with an exhibiting artist, Halsey Institute staff, and other Luminists!

FUTURIST $125

We are now offering digital membership cards! For more information, call (843) 953–5652.

Like Piet Mondrian, you have faith in the purity and power of art and show it with your support. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Additional membership for another person at the same address. Like Umberto Boccioni, you can visualize the future and are quick to give liberally in support of it. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Complimentary Halsey Institute publication of your choice. • Reciprocal membership at 840+ museums through the North American Reciprocal Membership Association.

POSTMODERNIST $350

Thinking ahead but living now, you consider this option to be the most appropriate after critically evaluating all the other options. We know a traditional response on our part would not suffice, so at this level you select one print from the Patron Print Program. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Your choice of a Patron Print from a selection created by nationally acclaimed artists. • Invitations to Meet the Maker: quarterly receptions and conversations with the purpose of providing an intimate environment in which artists discuss the process of their work, from inspiration to finished piece. • 10 percent discount at Worthwhile.

CONCEPTUALIST $500

Like Sol LeWitt, you like to make dreams manifest. ALL BENEFITS ABOVE, PLUS: • Invitations to exhibition preview receptions and the spring patron party.


MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS

MEET THE MAKER Members at the POSTMODERNIST level and above are invited to quarterly receptions and presentations by artists who have or will be exhibiting at the Halsey Institute. Bring an open mind and a bottle of wine. Inspiration is guaranteed! Meet the Maker is sponsored by Caviar & Bananas. Each Meet the Maker event starts at 5:30 PM.

PATRON PRINT PROGRAM

JERRY SIEGEL: SEPTEMBER 26

BRIAN RUTENBERG: NOVEMBER 2

Jerry Siegel, Hunter, Perry County, AL, 2010 Archival inkjet print courtesy the artist

Brian Rutenberg, Moonshoal (detail), 2017 Courtesy the artist and Forum Gallery, NY

The Halsey Institute offers a set of limited-edition prints exclusively to our members. Artists who have been a part of the Halsey’s programming have created these prints especially for us. Beginning at the POSTMODERNIST level and above, members may choose one print with an annual membership.

Tom Stanley

To see all available prints, please visit us online at halsey.cofc.edu/support/ patron-prints/ or call (843) 953-5652 for more information.

OVER THE MOON

13th Annual Membership Celebration

CURATOR-LED TOURS Open to all levels of membership, enjoy a curator-led tour for each of our exhibitions. Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition on the last Thursday of each show. UPCOMING CURATOR-LED TOURS: October 5, 6:00 PM: Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna December 7, 6:00 PM: Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway

Over the Moon is our 13th Annual Membership Celebration. It’s the perfect chance for current Halsey Institute members, potential members, and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support for the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community. Throughout the night, members will feast on heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits, have their portrait made on the signature Moon backdrop, and enjoy live music. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 6–7 PM: VIP reception for Conceptualist+ 7–10 PM: All members • • • •

Open Bar Live music Entertainment and performances Famous Moon Photo Booth


MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS

MEET THE MAKER Members at the POSTMODERNIST level and above are invited to quarterly receptions and presentations by artists who have or will be exhibiting at the Halsey Institute. Bring an open mind and a bottle of wine. Inspiration is guaranteed! Meet the Maker is sponsored by Caviar & Bananas. Each Meet the Maker event starts at 5:30 PM.

PATRON PRINT PROGRAM

JERRY SIEGEL: SEPTEMBER 26

BRIAN RUTENBERG: NOVEMBER 2

Jerry Siegel, Hunter, Perry County, AL, 2010 Archival inkjet print courtesy the artist

Brian Rutenberg, Moonshoal (detail), 2017 Courtesy the artist and Forum Gallery, NY

The Halsey Institute offers a set of limited-edition prints exclusively to our members. Artists who have been a part of the Halsey’s programming have created these prints especially for us. Beginning at the POSTMODERNIST level and above, members may choose one print with an annual membership.

Tom Stanley

To see all available prints, please visit us online at halsey.cofc.edu/support/ patron-prints/ or call (843) 953-5652 for more information.

OVER THE MOON

13th Annual Membership Celebration

CURATOR-LED TOURS Open to all levels of membership, enjoy a curator-led tour for each of our exhibitions. Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition on the last Thursday of each show. UPCOMING CURATOR-LED TOURS: October 5, 6:00 PM: Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna December 7, 6:00 PM: Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway

Over the Moon is our 13th Annual Membership Celebration. It’s the perfect chance for current Halsey Institute members, potential members, and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support for the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community. Throughout the night, members will feast on heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits, have their portrait made on the signature Moon backdrop, and enjoy live music. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 6–7 PM: VIP reception for Conceptualist+ 7–10 PM: All members • • • •

Open Bar Live music Entertainment and performances Famous Moon Photo Booth


UTOPIAN SOCIETY MEMBERS AND DONORS OF $1,000 AND MORE

MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR BUSINESS—COMMUNITY PARTNERS PROGRAM

The exhibitions and programs we present are made possible with the generous support of many individuals and foundations. We are grateful to all of our supporters.

Promote your business and align your brand with innovative and vibrant contemporary art in Charleston by joining our Community Partners program. With benefits that focus on giving your business visibility, membership in the program is a great way to support the Halsey Institute and reach out to the community. For more information or to join, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/sponsorship, or call (843) 953–5652.

Todd and Emily Abedon National Endowment for the Arts Tom Bradford and Susan Bass Ann Brown Robert L. and Lucinda W. Bunnen Deborah A. Chalsty Lauren A. Amos and Tyler Clayton South Carolina Arts Commission Diane and Garey De Angelis Leilani H. DeMuth Laura Donnelley Antinori Foundation Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Joanna Foundation Henry and Sylvia Yachik Foundation Neva and Richard Gadsden Steve and Lynne Hamontree Winslow and Katherine Hastie SUPPORT GIVEN BETWEEN JULY 1, 2016 AND JUNE 30, 2017

William Hipp Tim and Gail Hughes Pam and Stan Kaplan Pat Votava and Cheryl Keats Anne Rhodes Lee Drayton Hastie and Lynn Letson Mindelle Seltzer & Robert Lovinger Susan Pearlstine Quattlebaum Artists-in-Residence Endowment Tom and Wendy Rosenthal Michael and Lisa Roy Hal S. Currey and Peggy Schachte Louise Sims Sam and Nancy Stafford III Annie and Graham Stone Tasha Tucker John and Karen Vournakis Thomas and Kathleen Wright

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR CURRENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS:


UTOPIAN SOCIETY MEMBERS AND DONORS OF $1,000 AND MORE

MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR BUSINESS—COMMUNITY PARTNERS PROGRAM

The exhibitions and programs we present are made possible with the generous support of many individuals and foundations. We are grateful to all of our supporters.

Promote your business and align your brand with innovative and vibrant contemporary art in Charleston by joining our Community Partners program. With benefits that focus on giving your business visibility, membership in the program is a great way to support the Halsey Institute and reach out to the community. For more information or to join, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/sponsorship, or call (843) 953–5652.

Todd and Emily Abedon National Endowment for the Arts Tom Bradford and Susan Bass Ann Brown Robert L. and Lucinda W. Bunnen Deborah A. Chalsty Lauren A. Amos and Tyler Clayton South Carolina Arts Commission Diane and Garey De Angelis Leilani H. DeMuth Laura Donnelley Antinori Foundation Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Joanna Foundation Henry and Sylvia Yachik Foundation Neva and Richard Gadsden Steve and Lynne Hamontree Winslow and Katherine Hastie SUPPORT GIVEN BETWEEN JULY 1, 2016 AND JUNE 30, 2017

William Hipp Tim and Gail Hughes Pam and Stan Kaplan Pat Votava and Cheryl Keats Anne Rhodes Lee Drayton Hastie and Lynn Letson Mindelle Seltzer & Robert Lovinger Susan Pearlstine Quattlebaum Artists-in-Residence Endowment Tom and Wendy Rosenthal Michael and Lisa Roy Hal S. Currey and Peggy Schachte Louise Sims Sam and Nancy Stafford III Annie and Graham Stone Tasha Tucker John and Karen Vournakis Thomas and Kathleen Wright

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR CURRENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS:


GET INVOVLED

Halsey Talks is an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

UPCOMING HALSEY TALKS Monday, September 18, 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 PM All Halsey Talks take place at the Halsey Institute and are free and open to the public. Do you have a concept or theme you would like to propose for discussion at an upcoming Halsey Talks? Contact Bryan Granger at grangerbw@cofc.edu for more information.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS The Looking to See program provides guided tours to the general public, with a focus on K–12 schools, after-school programs, and community organizations. The program is open to all interested groups and schools free of charge. Transportation subsidies are available to schools or other educational groups that demonstrate an economic or geographic impediment. Looking to See tours can be customized toward any age group and adapted to follow specific content or course objectives. Our knowledgeable docents facilitate conversations about contemporary art and how it relates to students’ education and experiences. Students will learn how to look closely at works of art, develop critical thinking skills, and have fun! The Looking to See program would not be possible without the talent and dedication of our tour guides. Thank you to Diane Aghapour, Sandra Brett, Tyler Blanton, Anne Janas, School of the Arts Dean Valerie Morris, Ruth Rambo, Linnie Trettin, Karen Thompson, and Jan Welborn! Request a tour online at halsey.cofc.edu/edu or call (843) 953–5659.

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS The Halsey Institute has a robust internship program, with sessions running in the spring, fall, and summer. Our internships provide an invaluable opportunity for students (and recent graduates) at any level to gain experience in a professional gallery setting. Interns are chosen through a competitive application process and required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Spring 2018 internships will run January 8 – May 4, 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a current résumé and cover letter to the attention of Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Public Programs, at grangerbw@cofc.edu, by November 14, 2017.


GET INVOVLED

Halsey Talks is an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

UPCOMING HALSEY TALKS Monday, September 18, 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 PM All Halsey Talks take place at the Halsey Institute and are free and open to the public. Do you have a concept or theme you would like to propose for discussion at an upcoming Halsey Talks? Contact Bryan Granger at grangerbw@cofc.edu for more information.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS The Looking to See program provides guided tours to the general public, with a focus on K–12 schools, after-school programs, and community organizations. The program is open to all interested groups and schools free of charge. Transportation subsidies are available to schools or other educational groups that demonstrate an economic or geographic impediment. Looking to See tours can be customized toward any age group and adapted to follow specific content or course objectives. Our knowledgeable docents facilitate conversations about contemporary art and how it relates to students’ education and experiences. Students will learn how to look closely at works of art, develop critical thinking skills, and have fun! The Looking to See program would not be possible without the talent and dedication of our tour guides. Thank you to Diane Aghapour, Sandra Brett, Tyler Blanton, Anne Janas, School of the Arts Dean Valerie Morris, Ruth Rambo, Linnie Trettin, Karen Thompson, and Jan Welborn! Request a tour online at halsey.cofc.edu/edu or call (843) 953–5659.

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS The Halsey Institute has a robust internship program, with sessions running in the spring, fall, and summer. Our internships provide an invaluable opportunity for students (and recent graduates) at any level to gain experience in a professional gallery setting. Interns are chosen through a competitive application process and required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Spring 2018 internships will run January 8 – May 4, 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a current résumé and cover letter to the attention of Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Public Programs, at grangerbw@cofc.edu, by November 14, 2017.


PUBLICATIONS

Amy Moorefield is the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia. Previously, she was the Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.

Jiha Moon / Double Welcome

Lilly Wei is a New York-based independent curator and critic whose focus is contemporary art. She has written regularly for Art in America since 1984 and is a contributing editor at ARTnews and formerly at Art Asia Pacific among other national and international publications.  Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. Mark Sloan has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994.

Jiha Moon / Double Welcome JIHA MOON: DOUBLE WELCOME, MOST EVERYONE’S MAD HERE Featuring over 50 works by multi-media artist Jiha Moon, this publication examines the rich cultural context in which the artist works. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds and smart phone emojis. They float alongside Asian tigers, Aztec warriors, and Indian gods in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign, ancient and modern. The exhibition on which this catalogue is based, Double Welcome: Most Everyone’s Mad Here, was organized by the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Double Welcome debuted at the Taubman in May 2015 and at the Halsey Institute in October 2015, before taking off on a three-year long national tour.  With essays by Amy Moorefield and Lilly Wei. Interview with the artist by Rachel Reese. Edited by Mark Sloan. Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2017). Hardcover with jacket. 96 pages.

FAHAMU PECOU: VISIBLE MAN The Halsey Institute’s newest catalogue Fahamu Pecou: Visible Man provides an in-depth look at the artist’s work from the past two decades. Published on the occasion of his touring exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, organized by the Halsey Intitute in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, the catalogue traces how Pecou’s work investigates the concept of Black masculinity and provides new modes for the representation of Black bodies. Starting with his self-assumed persona Fahamu Pecou is the Shit! and his early NEOPOP works—in which he places himself on the covers of prestigious art and culture magazines—the catalogue shows the trajectory of his work, ending with the DO or DIE and #BLACKMATTERLIVES series. The catalogue contains over 100 full color images as well as four scholarly essays that critically examine Pecou’s work. With essays by Sean Meighoo, Michael K. Wilson, Arturo Lindsay, and Amanda H. Hellman. Edited by Mark Sloan. Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2017). Hardcover with slip case. 184 pages. To learn more about or purchase our publications, visit halsey.cofc.edu/about/publications/


PUBLICATIONS

Amy Moorefield is the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia. Previously, she was the Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.

Jiha Moon / Double Welcome

Lilly Wei is a New York-based independent curator and critic whose focus is contemporary art. She has written regularly for Art in America since 1984 and is a contributing editor at ARTnews and formerly at Art Asia Pacific among other national and international publications.  Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. Mark Sloan has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994.

Jiha Moon / Double Welcome JIHA MOON: DOUBLE WELCOME, MOST EVERYONE’S MAD HERE Featuring over 50 works by multi-media artist Jiha Moon, this publication examines the rich cultural context in which the artist works. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds and smart phone emojis. They float alongside Asian tigers, Aztec warriors, and Indian gods in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign, ancient and modern. The exhibition on which this catalogue is based, Double Welcome: Most Everyone’s Mad Here, was organized by the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Double Welcome debuted at the Taubman in May 2015 and at the Halsey Institute in October 2015, before taking off on a three-year long national tour.  With essays by Amy Moorefield and Lilly Wei. Interview with the artist by Rachel Reese. Edited by Mark Sloan. Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2017). Hardcover with jacket. 96 pages.

FAHAMU PECOU: VISIBLE MAN The Halsey Institute’s newest catalogue Fahamu Pecou: Visible Man provides an in-depth look at the artist’s work from the past two decades. Published on the occasion of his touring exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, organized by the Halsey Intitute in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, the catalogue traces how Pecou’s work investigates the concept of Black masculinity and provides new modes for the representation of Black bodies. Starting with his self-assumed persona Fahamu Pecou is the Shit! and his early NEOPOP works—in which he places himself on the covers of prestigious art and culture magazines—the catalogue shows the trajectory of his work, ending with the DO or DIE and #BLACKMATTERLIVES series. The catalogue contains over 100 full color images as well as four scholarly essays that critically examine Pecou’s work. With essays by Sean Meighoo, Michael K. Wilson, Arturo Lindsay, and Amanda H. Hellman. Edited by Mark Sloan. Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2017). Hardcover with slip case. 184 pages. To learn more about or purchase our publications, visit halsey.cofc.edu/about/publications/


CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST 25 Patron Preview & Opening Reception Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna 5:30 PM Patron Preview (Conceptualist members +) 6:30 PM Public Opening Reception 26 Artist Talk and Gallery Walkthrough with Riccarda de Eccher for Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna 2:00 PM SEPTEMBER 6 ART/new york Film Screening and Q&A with director Paul Tschinkel Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts 7:00 PM 14 “What Happened to the American Scene? Realism since 1980” A Lecture by Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence Robert Storr Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts 7:00 PM 16 Conversation and Gallery Walkthrough with Marc Trujillo and Robert Storr for Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory 2:00 PM 18 Halsey Talks 6:30 PM 26 Meet the Maker: Jerry Siegel (Postmodernist members +) 5:30 PM OCTOBER 3 Halsey Talks 6:30 PM 5 Curator-Led Exhibition Tour Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna 6:00 PM (Open to all members) 20 Patron Preview & Opening Reception Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway 5:30 PM Patron Preview (Conceptualist members +) 6:30 PM Public Opening Reception 21 Artist Talk and Gallery Walkthrough with Aurora Robson for Aurora Robson: The Tide is High 2:00 PM 23 “The Tide is High: Where Art and Action Collide,” a lecture by Aurora Robson 6:30 PM South Carolina Aquarium $10 tickets; free for students | RSVP to Sarah Burnheimer, Stewardship Officer, at sburnheimer@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8595

OCTOBER 24 “Encountering the Albatross,” an evening with Chris Jordan College of Charleston Sottile Theatre 7:00 PM 25 ALBATROSS: A love story for our time from the heart of the Pacific A film by Chris Jordan Charleston Music Hall 7:00 PM NOVEMBER 2 Meet the Maker: Brian Rutenberg (Postmodernist members +) 5:30 PM 10 Over the Moon: 13th Annual Membership Celebration 6:00 PM VIP Reception (Conceptualist members +) 7:00 PM (Open to all members) 15 Lecture by artist and activist Sabra Moore Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 6:00 PM DECEMBER 5 Halsey Talks 6:30 PM 7 Curator-Led Exhibition Tour Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway 6:00 PM (Open to all members) All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

- Member events

Marc Trujillo, 14114 Vanowen Street, 2013. Oil on polyester over aluminum, 42 x 74 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hirschl & Adler, New York.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST 25 Patron Preview & Opening Reception Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna 5:30 PM Patron Preview (Conceptualist members +) 6:30 PM Public Opening Reception 26 Artist Talk and Gallery Walkthrough with Riccarda de Eccher for Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna 2:00 PM SEPTEMBER 6 ART/new york Film Screening and Q&A with director Paul Tschinkel Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts 7:00 PM 14 “What Happened to the American Scene? Realism since 1980” A Lecture by Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence Robert Storr Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts 7:00 PM 16 Conversation and Gallery Walkthrough with Marc Trujillo and Robert Storr for Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory 2:00 PM 18 Halsey Talks 6:30 PM 26 Meet the Maker: Jerry Siegel (Postmodernist members +) 5:30 PM OCTOBER 3 Halsey Talks 6:30 PM 5 Curator-Led Exhibition Tour Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna 6:00 PM (Open to all members) 20 Patron Preview & Opening Reception Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway 5:30 PM Patron Preview (Conceptualist members +) 6:30 PM Public Opening Reception 21 Artist Talk and Gallery Walkthrough with Aurora Robson for Aurora Robson: The Tide is High 2:00 PM 23 “The Tide is High: Where Art and Action Collide,” a lecture by Aurora Robson 6:30 PM South Carolina Aquarium $10 tickets; free for students | RSVP to Sarah Burnheimer, Stewardship Officer, at sburnheimer@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8595

OCTOBER 24 “Encountering the Albatross,” an evening with Chris Jordan College of Charleston Sottile Theatre 7:00 PM 25 ALBATROSS: A love story for our time from the heart of the Pacific A film by Chris Jordan Charleston Music Hall 7:00 PM NOVEMBER 2 Meet the Maker: Brian Rutenberg (Postmodernist members +) 5:30 PM 10 Over the Moon: 13th Annual Membership Celebration 6:00 PM VIP Reception (Conceptualist members +) 7:00 PM (Open to all members) 15 Lecture by artist and activist Sabra Moore Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 6:00 PM DECEMBER 5 Halsey Talks 6:30 PM 7 Curator-Led Exhibition Tour Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway 6:00 PM (Open to all members) All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

- Member events

Marc Trujillo, 14114 Vanowen Street, 2013. Oil on polyester over aluminum, 42 x 74 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hirschl & Adler, New York.


LOOKING AHEAD

ROBERTO DIAGO: LA HISTORIA RECORDADA JANUARY 19 – MARCH 3, 2018

BÖHLER & ORENDT: THE CARRION CHEER, A FAUNISTIC TRAGEDY MAY 18 – JULY 7, 2018


LOOKING AHEAD

ROBERTO DIAGO: LA HISTORIA RECORDADA JANUARY 19 – MARCH 3, 2018

BÖHLER & ORENDT: THE CARRION CHEER, A FAUNISTIC TRAGEDY MAY 18 – JULY 7, 2018


RETURN ADDRESS: HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 161 CALHOUN ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29424

LOCATION: 161 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401 PARKING: Available in the St. Philip St. and George St. garages GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM during exhibitions, or by appointment Open until 7:00 PM on Thursdays Free Admission

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Halsey Institute Fall 2017 Program  

Find out about our Fall 2017 exhibitions and events, as well as more information about the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

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