WAGING PEACE

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee FL

May 14- July 7, 2018

Reconstruction (Magenta Beirut), 2007, gouache on archival digital print/Hahnemühle paper, 16 x 20 inches.

Construction scene from Building the Great Mosque of Samarkand by Bihzâd or his workshop for the Zafar-Nâmeh by Sharrafuddîn Yadzî.  Illuminated late 1480’s. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

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MARX@200

Curated by Kathy M. Newman and Susanne Slavick

April 6 - June 10. 2018

SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Maja Bajevic, Nina Beier, Joshua Bienko, Matt Bollinger, Mel Chin, Kathryn Clark, Condé + Beveridge, Jeannette Ehlers, Rayna Fahey, Blake Fall-Conroy, Cao Fei, Claire Fontaine, Coco Fusco, Lungiswa Gqunta, Kilouanji Kia Henda, Ottmar Horl, Alfredo Jaar, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Tavia LaFollette, Christin Lahr, Steve Lambert, Liane Lang, Michael Mallis, Paolo Pedercini, William Powhida, Raqs Media Collective, Erik Ruin, Alex Schaefer, Dread Scott, Elin Slavick, Slinko, Shinique Smith, Jina Valentine, Kirsty Whitlock, and Imin Yeh.

Poster image: Lázaro Saavedra González, Karl Marx, from the Cuban Icon Series, Serigraph, Edition of 50,  24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)

Carnegie Mellon press release

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust press release

Reviews:

Artists of the World Unite, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 4, 2018

SPACE'S MARX@200 explores the German philosopher and what we can learn from his theoriesPittsburgh City Paper, April 25, 2018

Marx@200 Explores the Socialist Thinker's Legacy, WESA, April 5, 2018

 

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FEMINIST BORDER ARTS FILM FESTIVAL

RESORT, a video co-created with Andrew Ellis Johnson, is included in:

BORDER ZONES LIMINAL BODIES

New Mexico State University University Art Gallery

March 12, 2018 from 10am-6pm

A second screening event occurs on April 16, 2018 from 6pm-8:30pm at the CMI Theater Milton Hall 171 on the campus of NMSU. Sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Department, and the Creative Media Institute. 

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THE OTHER BORDER WALL

Flatland Gallery, Houston TX

February 12 - March 30, 2018

Organized by JM Design Studio

https://www.otherborderwallproject.com/

Image: Susanne Slavick, Asclepius Viridis Wall shows a "wall" of milkweed plants native to the south central and south eastern United States. 

These plants attract monarch butterflies, a migratory species that travels over 2500 miles each year. These species allude to freedom of movement-- a more welcoming reception to those seeking refuge, safety, reunification with families, a living wage and a better life.

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No Vacation: 'Resort' is a voyage of ‘empathic unsettlement’

RESORT, a two person show by Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick at The Fed Galleries at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, previewed in this REVUE article by Marla Miller.

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UNLOADED at MCAD, June 9 - July 16, 2017

http://mcad.edu/event/unloaded

Unloaded is a nationally traveling multimedia group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.

Curated by Susanne Slavick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, the exhibition presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end. Works by twenty-two artists and collaboratives touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and use of firearms across a range of demographic categories.

The artists in Unloaded visualize the power of the gun as icon and instrument. They explore the role that firearms continue to play in our national mythologies, influencing suicide rates, individual and mass murder statistics, incidents of domestic violence, and the militarization of civilian life. Some show the power that guns wield in our daily realities and personal fantasies. Others mourn and resist that power, doing everything they can to take it away, believing there are better ways to resolve conflicts, ensure safety, and keep the peace.