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Snite Museum exhibit focuses on African experience

first_imgThe Snite Museum of Art’s new fall exhibit stretches through numerous rooms with large paintings, sculptures and even electric metal signs. Biographies of the many artists adorn the walls alongside their respective artwork, giving more of a story to each piece. Each work of art tells some kind of rich and brilliant story, typically etched into the history of the black experience.This exhibit, entitled “Solidary and Solitary: the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection,” was brought to the Snite Museum by curators Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel. It celebrates black artists and will be up for viewing in the museum until December 15.According to a press release from the Snite Museum, this is a historical exhibition that offers a new perspective on issues people of African descent have faced throughout history.“This will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together a vital lineage of visionary black artists,” the press release said. “This exhibition offers a new perspective on the critical contribution black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s through the present day.”Gina Costa, marketing and public relations manager for the Snite Museum, said this exhibition has been on display around the country and the former director of the Snite, Charles Loving, worked with the Baltimore Museum of Art to get “Solidary and Solitary” to Notre Dame. However, because of space limitations, the Snite Museum can only show part of the exhibit.“It was a great opportunity for the museum to display an exhibition that offers a new perspective of the critical contribution of black artists,” Costa said. “These works reveal how African artists have used abstraction as a visual vocabulary to talk about the issue of being black, social struggles and the international African diaspora.”The exhibit displays works from a wide variety of artists using several different mediums. Some include oil canvas paintings, re-draped canvas, sculptures, found fabric and more.Costa said the most notable artists are Sam Gilliam, Norman Lewis and Kevin Beasley.Quoting the Snite press release, Costa said “the entire collection is really of an unparalleled level and shows the power of abstract art as a profound political choice rather than just a stylistic preference for generations of artists.”According to the press release, “[the exhibit] will reveal a rich and complex history woven from the threads of artistic debates about how to embody blackness, social struggle and change.”Museum visitors will have the opportunity to meet the curators, Bedford and Siegel, during a free public reception with refreshments on the evening of Oct. 26.Costa also said she wanted to emphasize the accessibility of the Snite Museum to Notre Dame students.“Students often don’t know that the museum is free and open to the public. It’s their museum.”Editor‘s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the role of Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel in the Snite Museum’s new exhibition. Bedford and Siegel are the curators of the exhibition. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: Snite Museum, Snite Museum of Art, Solidary and Solitarylast_img read more

Fulham well beaten by superb Swansea

first_imgFulham 0 Swansea 3Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice as Swansea stormed to a resounding victory at Craven Cottage.Sigurdsson stooped to head home after Scott Sinclair had knocked Wayne Routledge’s right-wing cross into the Icelander’s path.AdChoices广告And he struck again midway through the second half, firing past keeper Mark Schwarzer after a neat one-two with Routledge.Worse followed for Fulham when a horrible mistake by Philippe Senderos presented the ball to Sinclair, who played in Joe Allen for the third.The result was a huge disappointment for Martin Jol’s side, who had won four and drawn one of their previous five home matches.They were second best throughout and Swansea’s 36th-minute opener had been on the cards as Sigurdsson had fired narrowly wide and Schwarzer did well to deny Sinclair.Fulham’s best opening of the first half came when Clint Dempsey’s effort was saved by keeper Michel Vorm.The home side, with midfielder Mahamadou Diarra making his full debut in place of the injured Danny Murphy, continued to struggle to create chances after the break and fell further behind on 66 minutes.Senderos then inexplicably gave the ball away to help Swansea to another goal, although Schwarzer should have kept out Allen’s shot.To their credit, Fulham did not give up and they came close to pulling a goal back when Dempsey’s effort from the edge of the area was pushed on to the bar by Vorm.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tipperary through to the Munster Minor Football semi-final

first_imgThey eased past Waterford in last night’s opening round game at Semple Stadium running out 2-16 to 1-7 winners.The Premier County goals coming from Jack Delahunty and sub Brendan Martin.Defending champions Kerry beat Clare by 14 points to 3 in Tralee and will now face Cork in the semi-finals. The Rebels were 2-15 to 2-7 winners over Limerick. Limerick face Waterford in Necastlewest next Wednesday, for the right to take on Clare in the second play-off with the winners of that facing Tipp in the semi-final on May 13th.last_img read more