On Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, twenty semifinalists presented their proposals for ‘A New View-Camden’ projects to the public and the artistic core team. For those who did not attend the presentations, we will be slowly revealing who these artists are and their proposals over the next few weeks. This week … Continue reading ‘A New View- Camden’ Artist Bios Part One…
A New View- Camden
Exciting things are happening on campus!
This year the City of Camden was one of five cities to win the $1 million dollar grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge! Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA), the City, and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP) partnered together create and run all aspects of this social project ‘A New View- Camden’ through Fall 2020.
The $1 million dollars will be used to transform six sites in Camden from abandoned lots into dynamic, public art spaces. Six artists in total will install the artworks and design educational programs. Following the outdoor installations, the Stedman Gallery will also be hosting an exhibit of work done by the selected artists.
Over the next few weeks co-curators Kimberly Camp and Judith Tannenbaum will narrow down the original one hundred and thirty applicants to a maximum of nineteen semifinalists before choosing the final six artists. The call for artists was met with great excitement and applications from across the country.
Each of the installations will address the growing problem of illegal dumping while also bringing attention to the good work and progress found throughout the city. Over the past few years local residents and city legislators alike have worked hard to clean the masses of trash in abandoned spaces and prevent further disrepair.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or be a part of this artistic process you can sign up on the official ‘A New View- Camden’ website and follow us on social media.
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Andrea Kirsh’s provocative title, Sharp-Tongued Figuration, suggests artwork that will unsettle the exhibition’s viewers. They might be jostled, speared, bumped in to, jabbed, or elbowed as a pedestrian might be on a bustling street or boarding a crowded subway. But it’s the voice, and in this case the artist’s voice—translated into images—that is sharp. The … Continue reading Sharp-Tongued Figuration…