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EDU BLOG
Chris Jordan’s photographs depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our 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, mass consumption and plastic consumption. Halsey Institute director of exhibitions and public programs Bryan Granger interviewed Chris Jordan for his fall 2017 exhibition in the SEA CHANGE project, Midway. We've re-shared some questions from their interview here.
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Along with Riccarda de Eccher's 2017 exhibition Montagna, the Halsey Institute commissioned Hed Hi Media to create a short documentary on the artist. Featuring images of her work, an interview with her in her studio, and an original score by Nick Goldston, the film has won several awards from festivals including the Gotham Film Fest and the MountainFilm Festival.
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In conjunction with Marc Trujillo's exhibition American Purgatory in fall 2017, the Halsey Institute and the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston invited Robert Storr to be the year's Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence. During his time in Charleston, Storr met with students in the School of the Arts, participated in studio art critiques, and gave insight into his curatorial career at the Museum of Modern Art and the Venice Biennale. He also gave a public lecture on the lineage of realism in American art, and also held a conversation with Trujillo. Storr also contributed an essay to the catalogue American Purgatory.
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In 2017, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art produced a video entitled “That’s Show Biz” that animates the diary of a circus performer named Betty Huber. Depicting her life in show business as a circus performer, the diary recounts Betty’s fascinating life through charming, detailed illustrations, rather than words. In this blog post, intern Madelayne Abel shares the story of the video.
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Inspired by 2017's SEA CHANGE exhibitions, our intern Madelayne shares how you can re-use plastic materials around your home in new ways to keep them out of the ocean!
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We’re taking a closer look at artist Ronald Wayne Ramsey, a native Charlestonian whose work focuses on documenting historical buildings, particularly those that are about to be demolished. Ramsey has been meticulously drawing old buildings for decades. In doing so, he tells a story of a Charleston from the past, striving to preserve a place that is no longer what it once was. Our education coordinator invites you to try creating your own imaginative buildings, but instead of replicating Ramsey’s imagination drawings, this activity allows you to create a 3D city from boxes.
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An entirely virtual exhibition, 10/10–Reflections on a Decade of Exhibitions celebrates ten years of exhibitions, partnerships, and programs produced in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's current gallery space inside the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts at the College of Charleston. We are spending summer 2020 taking a look back on the adventurous artists we’ve hosted and projects we’ve produced in that time. Over ten weeks, we will be taking a deep dive into each year, featuring blog posts on exhibitions, interviews with artists, and other explorations into the Halsey Institute’s past.
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For his 2016 exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance at the Halsey Institute, Fahamu Pecou presented his short film called Emmett Still.
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In 2016, Erwin Redl received a major grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to realize a project called Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light. The project consisted of ten large-scale public installations, all involving the manipulation of light, and it was curated by the Halsey Institute's Director & Chief Curator Mark Sloan. Madeleine Mitchell, a Halsey Institute intern and Spartanburg native, recalls the project here.
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In 2016, the Halsey Institute commissioned Hed Hi Media to create an animated video based on a work by Jumaadi, featured in his 2014 show at the Halsey.
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Thursday & Friday, 11am – 4pm
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