Aaron Mette


Slought Foundation Presents: "German Video from the Collections of the Kunstmuseum Bonn: Joseph Beuys to Today"

"German Video from the Collections of the Kunstmuseum Bonn: Joseph Beuys to Today"
Featuring Volker Anding, Joseph Beuys, Klaus vom Bruch, Jochen Gerz, Jürgen Klauke, Imi Knoebel, Christof Kohlhöfer, Sigmar Polke, Marcel Odenbach, Carl Otto Paeffgen, Ulrike Rosenbach

A special feature of the collection and exhibition program of the Kunstmuseum Bonn is the permanent presentation of international film and video art of the 1960s and 70s. It is founded on the collection amassed by the gallerist Ingrid Oppenheim, who bequeathed to the museum close to 400 works by such video art pioneers as Klaus vom Bruch, Bill Viola and Allan Kaprow, as well as by early feminist video artists, e.g., Ulrike Rosenbach. The exhibition at Slought Foundation features in part a selection of works from this larger collection by curator and professor Dr. Dieter Ronte on behalf of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, with a specific focus on contemporary German artists working from the 1960s through to the present.

Slought Foundation Exhibition | September 23 - October 13, 2007

Reception: Friday, September 28, 2007 ; 6:30-8:30pm
Free admission (Reservation not required)

Curated by Prof. Dr. Dieter Ronte



Odili Donald Odita Lecture

Wednesday, September 26
Odili Donald Odita, Painter
lecture 5:00 p.m.
Meyerson Hall Room B1




I liked the photographs, I thought they were well done, even though it was a lot of the same thing (even the same pose for many of them). I was depressed as a teenager but I sometimes laughed! I also liked some of the questions that were asked that didn't really receive an accurate answer. Was anyone left wondering if that was due to the language barrier or the fact that she doesn't really care about content (her words, not mine).

Lisa Sarfati Lecture Response

Anyone wanna talk about it?

Cecelia Post (MFA '09) to exhibit at Zoo Art Fair, London UK

Cecelia Post, a new MFA student at PennDesign, will show photographs in a group exhibition as a part of the Zoo Art Fair in London, England. She was selected from Saatchi's Online Gallery for this exhibition. The Zoo Art Fair runs from October 12-15, 2007, and it is a satellite fair to the larger Frieze Art Fair which is held in London's Regent's Park every October. This year the Zoo Art Fair will be housed at the Royal Academy of Arts.

"Since it started in 2004, Zoo Art Fair has been supported by The Saatchi Gallery as an Honorary Zoo Keeper. This year the Saatchi Gallery will build on this support through Saatchi Online's sponsorship of Zoo Art Fair and a special on-site exhibition showcasing the work of artists registered on Saatchi Online. The artists in the exhibition will be chosen from Saatchi Online's weekly Critic's Choice, which appears every Monday in the magazine. People visiting the fair will be able to buy the artists' work free of any commission and with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artists."

You can see Cecelia's Saatchi Online profile at:



Alum Demetrius Oliver featured in Village Voice Review

"Midnight's Daydream" is the Studio Museum in Harlem's fabulous new exhibit showcasing work by its three 2006–2007 artists-in-residence: Wardell Milan II, Titus Kaphar, and Demetrius Oliver. All freshly minted Ivy League MFAs (Milan and Kaphar were trained at Yale, Oliver hails from UPenn), the three represent the Studio's latest black-superstars-in-the-making discovery....
read the full article HERE

Midnight's Daydream: Titus Kaphar, Wardell Milan II, Demetrius Oliver is at the The Studio Museum in Harlem 114 W. 125th Street, Through October 28th 2007


Alum Jody Sweitzer Exhibition @ NEXUS
Crowd: Stumbling through displaced intimacy

Member artist JodySweitzer’s new exhibition "Crowd: stumbling through displaced intimacy" is an investigation of the human reaction to the invasion of personal space. This
will be Jody's second solo exhibition at NEXUS.

Jody Sweitzer's work delves deeply into voyeuristic acts upon the self while attempting to shift the relationship of the stagnant viewer to an active, self-reflecting participant. Her new installation "Crowd" represents the human figure using giant inflatables, which are then combined with ambient sounds collected from various "crowded" events. Through this piece the artist is expressing the seductive dichotomy that is created by desiring yet
rejecting the invasion of ones own space.

Jody Sweitzer's works in animation, video, installation, and performance have been shown in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and primarily in the Philadelphia area including shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Painted Bride Arts Center, Gallery Joe's Bird Park, Vox Populi, NEXUS, Bridge Street Theater, Gallery Siano, Off the Wall Gallery, and various sites during several years of The Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her work has received substantial support from the Independence Foundation and the Leeway Foundation and favorable press from many area publications.

Friday September 7 - Friday October 5, 2007
Opening Reception - Thursday September 13, 6 to 10 PM
Closing Reception - Friday October 5, 6 to 9 PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 12 to 6 PM
Admission is FREE



Daniel Gerwin Selected for Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities

Congratulations to Daniel Gerwin (MFA '08) !

His essay; Cultural Laboratories: Rick Lowe’s Project Row Houses and Thomas Hirschhorn’s Musee Precaire Albinet has won him an invite to participate in The 6th annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities.


The main goal of the 2008 conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.


Magical Realism Susana Jacobson and Deirdre Murphy at the Abington Art Center

Magical Realism at The Abington Art Center

September 8th - November 24th
Otherworldly paintings mixing fantasy and reality

Group exhibition featuring our own Graduate painting professor Susana Jacobson and Painting professor/ Alumni Deirdre Murphy



Tadashi Moriyama (Penn MFA '06) at Onishi Gallery, New York, NY and Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

Curated by Eric Shiner
Opening 9/13/2007 (Th) 6pm-8pm
Show runs thru 9/13/2007 -10/3/2007
at Onishi Gallery 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

'Breaking New Ground: The Power and Variety of Landscapes'
Curated by Ellyn Murphy
September 10- October 11, 2007
September 16: Opening Reception 1-3pm
Oct 11: Closing Reception 12-3pm
at Iona College 715 North Avenue New Rochelle NY 10801