Between the years of 1936 and 1951 America began to look inward. Poverty, racism, hunger and injustice prowled the streets. New portable cameras became a radical tool for awareness. The New York Photo League, a group of New York photographers joined together with the intention of exposing social issues through their images. Photographs were taken on [...]
The nature of life is so fleeting, and yet the nature of what we leave behind is so solid; be it an artifact, a piece of art, or even just our corpse. The flux between the permanence and impermanence of the human body is where Alina Szapocznikow’s art lives and breathes so fully.
We all save sentimental objects; things to remind of us seminal moments in our past. That object becomes a physical representation of a memory, of a moment in time. But when we pull that shoebox out from underneath our bed, did we squirrel away anything that dredges up negative emotions? Something that reminds us of what we’d like to forget?
Curator Melissa Wolfe was curious, “What is that legacy that the contemporary Columbus art world draws from, and grows on? What is its past? Sometimes those things are known and sometimes, as this show has proven sometimes it’s not so well known.” What Wolfe is hinting at is a treasure trove of artistic gems to discover in the exhibition.
Looking through the lenses of science, history, and personal experiences, a new exhibit at COSI gives you all the information you need to question your own assumptions about race. ArtZine goes behind the scenes to talk with photographer Wing Young Huie, and local high school students that have their own views on the subject.
An exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art showcases the prints – and social commentary – of one of Columbus’ best known printmakers.
Emmy and Tony award-winner Cyma Rubin’s thought-provoking exhibit, The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute From the Civil War To Iraq, illustrates the patriotic determination of those who serve in combat as well as the photographers who risk their lives to acquire these fascinating photographs.
The Columbus Museum of Art is exhibiting the work of Aminah Robinson, a nationally recognized artist who uses paper, textiles and sculpture to explore memory and heritage.
Catherine Bell Smith, a self-proclaimed and her daughter, Claire E. Smith’s Rural Routes Exhibition inspired by driving back and forth between Columbus and Cleveland, route 71.