GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Monday, October 26, 2009

Contemporary Visual Art and Artists (Event #25)

In conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month the faculty of Emory's Visual Arts Department hosted public screenings for each new segment of the PBS series Art:21--Art in the 21st Century , now in its fifth season. Screenings take place simultaneously at over 300 galleries, museums, universities, schools, libraries, art spaces, and community centers and is organized in collaboration with Americans for the Arts

Of the four segments new to this season, I was very much looking forward to seeing Art:21 - Systems which claimed:
Whether through acts of appropriation, repetition, or accumulation, the artists in this episode realize projects both vast in scope and beyond comprehension.

You can get in on discussions about topics viewed in the film by following http://blog.art21.org/

You have one more chance to get in on a screening, too.  On October 29, The Contemporary will screen Episode 3 and 4.  Episode 3, Transformation, features Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy, all of whom capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created. Episode 4, Systems, includes Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, and Allan McCollum.

After the screening, I took the time to enjoy Joel Leivick: In the Garden – An Exhibition of Photography in the Emory Visual Arts Gallery.  Mr. Leivick's work will be on display until November 20.  This exhibit is part of a year-long series of exhibitions that strive to consider key issues in contemporary photograph.

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