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GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays

OPENING RECEPTION | Roberto Diago: La Historia Recordada

Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30-8:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us for the Opening Reception of Roberto Diago: La Historia Recordada on Friday, January 19, 6:30-8:00PM at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Kick off our 2018 programming with us and enjoy food and refreshments, the latter provided by ICE BOX.


The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston is planning an exhibition featuring Cuban multi-disciplinary artist Roberto Diago. Born in 1971 in Havana, Diago’s work is often a direct criticism of racism in Cuba and explores the roots and role of slavery in Cuban history and culture. Diago works and lives in Havana, and utilizes a variety of strategies for examining the aftereffects of slavery in the 21st century.

This exhibition will be part of a much larger college-wide interdisciplinary project with a focus on Cuba entitled “Cuba en el Horizonte” that will include special topics courses, lectures, and performances across departments of the College of Charleston. The Halsey Institute’s exhibition will be the focal point for this semester-long engagement with Cuban culture, politics, history, economics, and its potential future. 

For more information on Cuba en el Horizonte, visit http://cubaonthehorizon.cofc.edu/

OPENING RECEPTION | Roberto Diago: La Historia Recordada

Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30-8:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

GALLERY TALK | Elvis Fuentes on Roberto Diago: La Historia Recordada

Saturday, January 20, 2018
2:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us for a gallery talk with Elvis Fuentes on the work of Roberto Diago for the exhibition La Historia Recordada. Fuentes is a scholar on Latin American Art and has contributed the essay to Diago’s exhibition brochure.


The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Cuban multi-disciplinary artist Roberto Diago. Born in 1971 in Havana, Diago’s work is often a direct criticism of racism in Cuba and explores the roots and role of slavery in Cuban history and culture. Diago works and lives in Havana, and utilizes a variety of strategies for examining the aftereffects of slavery in the 21st century.

This exhibition will be part of a much larger college-wide interdisciplinary project with a focus on Cuba entitled Cuba en el Horizonte that will include special topics courses, lectures, and performances across departments of the College of Charleston. The Halsey Institute’s exhibition will be the focal point for this semester-long engagement with Cuban culture, politics, history, economics, and its potential future. 

GALLERY TALK | Elvis Fuentes on Roberto Diago: La Historia Recordada

Saturday, January 20, 2018
2:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

IMAGES OF CUBA

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Please join us as faculty and students at the College of Charleston will offer informal presentations on Cuba. Showing images they took while on recent trips to the island nation, the speakers will provide their own personal perspectives on Cuba as it has been experiencing changes in the last few years.

Lola Colomina-Garrigos, Professor of Spanish, Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Sarah Owens, Professor of Spanish, Director of First Year Experience
Grant Gilmore, Associate Professor and Addlestone Chair in Historic Preservation
Kaylee Lass, Class of 2016, current Halsey staff member
Trey Gillespie, student
Landon Hardy, student

This event is taking place in conjunction with the Halsey Institute’s exhibition Roberto Diago: La Historia Recordada and the College of Charleston’s interdisciplinary Cuba en el Horizonte program.

This event is free and open to the public.

IMAGES OF CUBA

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

GROUNDHOG DAY 6

Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:00PM
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street

The Charleston Music Hall and The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art are thrilled to team up once again for the sixth installment of The Groundhog Day Concert, February 3rd at 8pm.

We all know Groundhog Day as the day in which the sleepy groundhog rises out of his hole, looks at his shadow, and thus decides if winter is almost over. Little did you know that Groundhog Day is also the un-official day for music celebration in Charleston, SC. Due to scheduling, we have to celebrate Groundhog Day one day late this year, but we shall celebrate with the fervor of 1,000 suns to keep the Groundhog from burrowing back into his hole thus promising an early Spring! Musical Director Bill Carson will lead an amazing ensemble of musicians in a night of musical magic, fantasy, lore, and craftsmanship.  

For tickets, visit the Charleston Music Hall website.

Musician lineup (check back for more!):
Bill Carson – Musical Director
Joel T. Hamilton 
Michael Flynn
Kevin Hamilton
Lindsay Holler
Aisha Kenyatta
Jonathan Gray
Jack Burg
Amanda Kapousouz
Tyler Ross
Nathan Koci
Ron Wiltrout
Marcus Amaker

 

GROUNDHOG DAY 6

Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:00PM
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street

TAMARA REYNOLDS | MEET THE MAKER

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5:30-7:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Artist presentation begins at 6:00pm. 

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call 843-953-5652.

Tamara Reynolds is a Nashville-based photographer whose work seeks to peer below the stereotyped surface of the South. Reynolds is one of the fifty-six photographers featured in the upcoming exhibition Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. Her series Southern Route, a four-year project that took her throughout the American South, is featured in Southbound. In this series, Reynolds explores the South through back roads and across railroad tracks in a quest to resolve her own conflicted feelings about the region she’s long called home.

Reynolds’s work can be found in the collections of the Do Good Fund, Vanderbilt Divinity College, and Cheekwood Fine Art Center, among others. She earned a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and is presently pursuing her MFA from Hartford University Photographic International Limited Residency Program. 

Learn more about Reynolds on her website.

TAMARA REYNOLDS | MEET THE MAKER

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5:30-7:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

JENNIFER WEN MA | MEET THE MAKER

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30-7:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Artist presentation begins at 6:00pm. 

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call 843-953-5652.

Jennifer Wen Ma will have a solo exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in May 2019.

 Jennifer Wen Ma (1973, Beijing, China) is a visual artist who moved to the United States in 1986, and received her Master of Fine Art degree in 1999 from Pratt Institute, New York. Ma works and lives between New York and Beijing. Ma’s interdisciplinary practice bridges varied media such as installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance, and theatre; often bringing together unlikely elements in a single piece, creating sensitive, poetic and poignant works.

Projects with international institutions include: A Beautiful Disorder at Cass Sculpture Foundation, 2016; What About the Art? at Qatar Museums, 2016; installation opera Paradise Interrupted, commissioned by Spoleto USA Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, 2015, also previewed in the Temple of Dendur, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Flux Projects, Atlanta; Market Square Public Art Program, Pittsburgh, 2015; 5×5 Nonument Park, Washington DC; Vancouver Art Gallery, 2014; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, 2013; Cambio Cultural, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2013; Performa 13, New York, 2013; The Republic of China Centennial Grand Countdown, Taipei, 2010; Biennale of Sydney, 2010; Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Japan, 2009; Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, 2009; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2008; and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2008, among others.

 Solo exhibitions include: Sandra Gering Inc, New York, 2017; Art021, Shanghai, 2016; Hanart Square, Hong Kong, 2013; Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2012; Eslite Gallery, Taipei, 2012; and The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, 2009. Permanent public installations include: Nature and Man in Rhapsody of Light at the Water Cube, The National Aquatic Center, Beijing, 2013; In-Between World—Daydream Nation, Digital Beijing Building, 2008; Aeolian Garden, city of Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, 2005, among others.

 In 2008, Ma was one of the seven members on the core creative team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, and the chief designer for visual and special effects. She received an Emmy for the US broadcast of the ceremony.

JENNIFER WEN MA | MEET THE MAKER

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30-7:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries
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