Art Santa Fe Art Labs

2017 Art Labs

Welcome to Art Santa Fe’s Art Labs, featuring special curated projects produced in partnership with Art Santa Fe’s prominent galleries, as well as Santa Fe’s leading museums and art institutions. Art Labs showcase a thriving art landscape and are informed by Art Santa Fe 2017’s curatorial theme, [FUSION].

Special Curated Projects

Art Lab 1: Translation

Translation Installation by Zammy Migdal
Translation Installation by Zammy Migdal

Artist: Zammy Migdal
Curator: Mariavelia Savino
Sponsored by: Contemporary Art Projects USA
Location: Art Talk Area

An ideogram is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept of a thing without indicating the sounds, words, or specific language used to say it. Some ideograms are understandable by prior convention and others from the pictorial resemblance to a physical object (the latter are also called pictograms). Zammy Migdal has created a unique series of artworks titled “Translation” that follows the path of a number of western innovators who envisioned designing a universal written language.

A major conclusion to this presentation is a significant set of artworks composed by a fusion of the diverse symbols and alphabets adopted throughout the history of humanity. Migdal aims to show human beings as a whole and, moreover, to express that we can all understand each other, especially if we have a positive attitude. The bright solid colors embody his creative thinking, as well as the luminosity and colorful depiction of his experiences with the cultures of Israel, Cuba, and the Caribbean.

An extraordinary highlight of this Art Lab is Migdal’s celebration of the French master Henri Matisse’s paper cuts and collages. Matisse created a pictorial language that narrated several episodes of his life, places he visited, and his personal beliefs. Inspired by Matisse’s imagery during the final decade of his life Migdal closes the creative artistic circle of “Translation” by creating a clever and colorful fusion of his sculptural art with the pictorial language of the great master.

Art Lab 2: Lines of Thought

New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of ArtThe Virgin and Christ Child with a cat, about 1478–1481, pen and brown ink over stylus underdrawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Image ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Museum of Art Director: Mary Kershaw
Sponsored by: New Mexico Museum of Art
Location: Booth 713

Take a glimpse into “Lines of Thought,” the exciting exhibit currently running at the New Mexico Museum of Art, featuring works from a veritable “who’s who” of renowned artists through the centuries. Art Santa Fe is honored to host the museum at the show and share the importance of this exhibition. “Lines of Thought” offers a rare opportunity to better understand the thinking behind an artist’s drawing, comparing side-by-side drawings from master draftsmen and artists across five centuries. The featured artists include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline, Georges Seurat, and Rachel Whiteread.

Examining the ways artists have used drawing as a means of recording and provoking thought from the fifteenth century to today, “Lines of Thought” explores the history of drawing as a thinking medium, providing insight into the minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. A treasure of small wonders, this exhibit features powerful designs and suggestive sketches by Renaissance masters and artists through the ages.

As part of its 2017 Centennial Celebration, the New Mexico Museum of Art is the first of only two venues in the United States to host the “Lines of Thought” exhibit before it goes overseas. The exhibit runs from May 27 to September 17, 2017.

Art Lab 3: 2017 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards

PLATFORM Contest
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Contest

Location: Booth 507

See the full display of the winner and finalists of the 2017 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year contest! After months of searching, reviewing artwork, and interviewing artists, the judges selected Kevin Grass as the Artist of the Year. Visit the [PLATFORM] display to see the artworks that inspired the judges and amazed audiences as the display makes its final stop on the national RMG tour of shows.

Art Lab 4: Traditions & Innovations Of Icheon Ceramic Arts

Artists: Boksik Ji, Joungoo Ham, Changwan Hong, Changho Ahn
Curator: Helena Kim
Sponsored by: GK Fine Art
Location: Booth 107
Demonstrations:

  • Thursday, July 13: 5:30 p.m, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Icheon Ceramics Village has been producing high-quality traditional Korean ceramics for 500 years and has become the center of traditional pottery since the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Now over 300 pottery artists are congregated at the village to create the acclaimed ceramic artworks.

Art Santa Fe welcomes the master ceramic artists from the Icheon Ceramic Village, who will demonstrate the procedure of creating ceramic art pieces in both traditional and contemporary methods during the exhibition. Visitors will enjoy this incredible opportunity to see the highest quality of ceramics being crafted by these master artists who are known as living cultural treasures of Korea.

Art Lab 5: Summer Safety with Artist Kelly Fischer

Artist: Kelly Fischer
Curator: Mariavelia Savino
Sponsored by: Contemporary Art Projects USA, Santa Fe Children’s Museum
Location: Art Talk Area
Readings:

  • Friday, July 14: 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16: 1 p.m.

Internationally renowned contemporary artist and book author Kelly Fischer returns to Art Santa Fe with her newest children’s book, Capu Capuchin Goes to Monkey College. It’s a charming, beautifully illustrated story that reminds us all about the importance of safety during summer activities and throughout the year.

Based in Switzerland, Fischer—a mesmerizing visual artist, compelling author, mother, and early childhood expert—has received global acclaim and incredible success at major art shows and events, where she has painted live and interacted with children during coordinated special projects. Her work is part of private collections in the United States and abroad.

Children and their parents who attend Fischer’s special readings of her new book will receive a signed copy to take home.

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