Arcadia University News


March 6, 2013

Art Blog Explores the ‘Primordial and Meditative’ in ‘JG’

On March 3, The Art Blog reviewed JG : a film project by Tacita Dean currently on view at Arcadia University’s Art Gallery. The article, titled “Primordial and meditative—Tacita Dean’s film JG at Arcadia University Art Gallery,” explores the synthesis of inspiration, medium and technique which led...

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March 4, 2013

Ballardian.com: ‘JG’ at the Junction of ‘Cosmic Sentinels and Spiral Jetties’

[box border="full"] Upcoming Event: Arcadia University Gallery Director Richard Torchia will give a lecture addressing the underpinnings of JG as they relate to Robert Smithson’s earthwork and film Spiral Jetty on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room . Find out more .[/box] On...

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January 31, 2013

Art Newspaper: ‘JG’ Aims to Solve Famous Land Art Mystery

On Jan. 31, Art Newspaper featured Arcadia University Art Gallery ’s upcoming exhibition, JG : a film project by Tacita Dean. The article, “Tacita Dean takes on Spiral Jetty—again,” addresses the artist’s intentions for the film, which was inspired by a challenge from British novelist J.G. Ballard...

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January 21, 2013

Arcadia University Art Gallery to Present ‘JG,’ a New Film Project by Tacita Dean

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of JG , a film by internationally acclaimed British-born, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean . Commissioned by and made for the Gallery, JG is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will be on view from Feb. 7 through...

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January 14, 2013

‘Complex’ Magazine’s List of Iconic Artworks Includes Installations by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei

Arcadia University Art Gallery has a reputation for bringing the work of internationally acclaimed visual artists to Glenside. In fact, two artists featured in Complex magazine’s “The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years” have held solo exhibitions on campus. Olafur Eliasson, whose...

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December 14, 2012

Art and Design Faculty Address the ‘Persistence of Drawing’

Arcadia University Art Gallery’s 2012 Faculty Exhibition: On the Persistence of Drawing asked Art and Design faculty to explore the ways in which drawing shapes and informs their work as artists, designers and educators. On Nov. 28, several of the artists gathered to discuss the practice of drawing...

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November 30, 2012

Drawn Together: Art and Design Professors Exhibit Work

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Nov. 15 marked the opening of Faculty Exhibition 2012: On the Persistence of Drawing at the Arcadia University Art Gallery, a show that explores the ways in which drawing shapes and informs the work and instruction of Arcadia’s Art and Design faculty...

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November 24, 2012

‘Dropping the Urn’ Curators Look Back on Groundbreaking Ai Weiwei Exhibition

“It’s so interesting that you can think of a ceramic exhibition as risky, because it’s a very comfortable medium,” said Gregg Moore , who pitched the idea of curating an exhibition of ceramic works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei to Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art...

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October 2, 2012

Artforum Magazine Reviews 'Martha Wilson: Staging the Self'

Artforum.com (New York, N.Y.) recently reviewed Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition, Martha Wilson: Staging the Self , which runs through Nov. 4. The installation "casts Wilson as being savvy to the ever-shifting ways in which values are mediated while doggedly preserving safe...

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September 25, 2012

Face to Face with Martha Wilson

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Before meeting Martha Wilson, I ducked into the Arcadia University Art Gallery to see the artist’s work up-close. Inside I found myself surrounded by dozens of her insinuating self-portraits, many of which show her role-playing or in costume, invading the personas of...

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September 12, 2012

Art Gallery Presents U.S. Debut of ‘Martha Wilson: Staging of the Self,’ through Nov. 4

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self , a touring exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. ( Visit exhibition website .) Surveying 40 years of performances, videos, and...

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September 1, 2012

Philly.com: Arcadia University Art Gallery on the Forefront of 'Ai Weiwei Boom'

Philly.com mentioned the Arcadia University Art Gallery's 2010 exhibit Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn in the Aug. 27 article "Art: Ai Weiwei sculptures at Princeton." Last year, his growing celebrity prompted the Chinese government to arrest him at Beijing's airport as he was about to depart on a...

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August 6, 2012

Torchia Joins Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative's Curatorial Intensive

Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is one of six local contemporary artists invited to participate in a year-long series of seminars and workshops with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI). This Curatorial Intensive offers new perspectives, an exchange of...

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June 14, 2012

‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ Appears on UCLA’s Shelves

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE) by Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Gregg Moore , Associate Professor of Art and Design, was recently added to UCLA’s (University of California, Los Angeles) library and collections. Read more . View...

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May 31, 2012

Commons Gallery Presents Andrew Ortwein: The Greatest War, June 8 – Sept. 2

Arcadia University’s Commons Gallery is pleased to present a new suite of twelve digitally printed photographs by Andrew Ortwein ’07 on view from June 8 through Sept. 2, 2012. Each large-scale color print in the series, titled The Greatest War , appears to portray a soldier in the throes of a...

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May 10, 2012

Physician Assistant Students Give Back During Weekend of Service

Students in Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program participate in national conferences, complete clinical experiences across the globe and collectively score among the top 4 percent on national certification examinations. At the same time, they remain grounded and grateful to the...

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April 10, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer: Minimalist Works From Five Worth 'A Closer Look'

Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition A Closer Look 8 , which was curated by Adelina Vlas, the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Arcadia University Art Gallery's "A Closer Look"...

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April 4, 2012

Art Gallery Opening Event Provides a Closer Look at 'Alone Together'

Arcadia University Art Gallery hosted the opening event of A Closer Look 8 on March 28. The event featured a panel discussion between guest-curator Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the artists, Dechemia, Sebastien Leclercq, Josh...

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April 4, 2012

Montgomery Life: Arcadia Hosts Artist Panel Discussion of 'Closer Look 8'

Montgomery Life reported on March 30, "Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present 'A Closer Look 8,' the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions by guest curator Adelina Vlas, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Vlas...

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March 27, 2012

Art Gallery: ‘A Closer Look 8’ Artists and Guest Curator to Speak on Campus, March 28

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present A Closer Look 8 , the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions that presents in greater depth the work of artists who have previously been juried into the Gallery's "Works on Paper" shows. The exhibition was guest-curated by...

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March 26, 2012

Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents ‘A Closer Look 8,’ March 23-April 22

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present A Closer Look 8 , the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions by guest curator Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Vlas presents in greater depth the work of...

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