On Either Side: Berni Searle

Oct 1, 2007 - Dec 14, 2007

Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Contact: womenart@rci.rutgers.edu
Description:


October 1- December 14, 2007


Exhibition: On Either Side
Berni Searle, South African multi-media artist
and 2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Fellow
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Douglass Library Galleries
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Directions: http://maps.rutgers.edu/building.aspx?id=203


November 14, 2007, 6 pm


Lecture by artist Berni Searle:
"dis-appearance: exploring ideas of visibility and invisibility in the work of Berni Searle"
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Public reception at 6 p.m.; Berni Searle's lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
To RSVP, call 732/932-7505 or send email to events@rci.rutgers.edu.


Berni Searle was born in 1964 in Cape Town, where she currently lives and works. Best known for producing film, video and lens-based media installations, her work references ongoing explorations around history, memory and heritage. In 2003 she was presented with the Standard Bank Young Artist award and short-listed for the first international Artes Mundi award in 2004. Solo exhibitions include To love, to fear, to leave, which formed part of Performa05, NY, USA, Berni Searle, Video works at the BildMuseet,  Umeå,  Sweden, About to forget at Michael Stevenson, Cape Town and Presence at the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Her recent solo exhibition Approach was held at USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida, USA and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. Recent group exhibitions include The Eye Screen or The New Image at Casino Luxembourg-Forum for Contemporary Art, Figuratively Speaking: The Figure in Contemporary Video Art at QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane and Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, NY. She will be participating in Re:Print Re:Present Re:View at the Temple Gallery in Philadelphia and New Photography 2007 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in September 2007.












The public lecture coincides with the exhibition On Either Side by Berni Searle, South African multi-media artist and 2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Fellow. This exhibition, sponsored by the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, will be on display in the Douglass Library Galleries October 1- December 14, 2007. Cosponsors are the Institute for Women and Art in partnership with The Rutgers University Libraries; The Feminist Art Project; SAS Office of International Programs; Center for African Studies; Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; Brodsky Center and Visiting Artists Series, Mason Gross School of the Arts; Department of Art History; Institute for Research on Women; Douglass Residential College and Barbara Voorhees Leadership Initiative; Women's and Gender Studies Department.  



Sponsors: Institute for Women and Art under the auspices of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities, Rutgers University, in partnership with The Rutgers University Libraries; Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; Brodsky Center and Visiting Artists Series/Visual Arts Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts; Center for African Studies; Department of Art History; Douglass Residential College and Barbara Voorhees Leadership Initiative; The Feminist Art Project; Institute for Research on Women; SAS Office of International Programs; and Women's and Gender Studies Department. This event is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.



 


 


 

Event Type: Exhibition