Monday, February 22, 2010

Radio Interview with Joseph DeLappe project director Joseph DeLappe was this past week on the "Community Voices" show regarding the exhibition currently on display at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery:

The interview was broadcast on Sunday, February 21 on KUNR 88.7 which is the NPR affiliate station at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Exhibition and Symposium

I am pleased to announce the first physical exhibition of the project. Read on for further details and information regarding the exhibition and the symposium:

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
Exhibition Dates:
February 16, 2010 - March 12, 2010
Gallery hours: Mon - Thur 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 2pm, and by appointment

Symposium Thursday, March 4, 2010

1-2pm Gallery Walk Through
3-5pm Symposium
5:30-7pm Reception

The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition and symposium highlighting the project.

A total of 174 proposals are featured on the website which is available in both English and Arabic translations. An international slate of curators, scholars, artists and architects were invited in 2008 and 2009 respectively, each to select their top ten entries (there is no "winner" of this competition). The Sheppard Gallery exhibition features 59 of these proposals that were selected through the two jurors' review processes. Selected artists were invited to recreate their online proposals as 30x40" vertical layouts that have been realized as large format prints for the exhibition. The exhibition features selected artifacts and videos related individual works. In the center of the space, computer stations will be available for visitors to view the entirety of the project online. A gallery walk-through and symposium featuring artists, jurors and scholars involved with the project is scheduled for March 4th, 2010, followed by an evening reception.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

1-2pm: Gallery Walk Through:
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Artists and jurors involved in the project participate in an informal walk-through discussion regarding the project.

3-5pm: Panel Discussion:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium Room 124

An opportunity for artists, jurors and scholars involved in to engage the public in creative and scholarly discussion regarding the development of memorials to war, the artist’s role in a time of war and the practicalities and pitfalls of activist, political gestures.

Proposals - Artists
Joseph DeLappe, Director,, University of Nevada, Reno
Tony Allard “…and counting…”, California State University, San Marcos
Maureen Drdak, "The Killing of Lions: An Iraqi War Meditation", Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Amro Hamzawi, “Iraqis Today”, Independent filmmaker/photographer, Los Angeles/Paris
Patrick Lichty, “Arbiter of Fate”, Columbia College, Chicago
Cat Soergel Marshall, “Light Trails”, Louisiana State University

Jurors/Scholars - Context
Dr. Marjorie Vecchio Moderator, Director Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Dr. Bernadette Buckley, Goldsmiths, University of London, researcher/writer on art and war and/or art and terrorism, including chapters for Art in the Age of Terrorism and Iraq and the Destruction of Heritage, HMP, London, 2008
Dr. Ann Keniston, University of Nevada, Reno, specialty in American Poetry, co-editor of Literature after 9/11, Routledge, 2008
Dr. David Simpson, UC Davis, literary theorist and author of 9/11 The Culture of Commemoration, University of Chicago Press, 2008
Raul Zamudio, NY-based independent curator and critic; contributing editor, Art Nexus; US correspondent, Flash Art.

5:30-7pm: Exhibition/Symposium Reception
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition Participating Artists:

Tyler Adams
Vincent Akuin & Michael Manalo
Jorge Aldea
Tony Allard
Mehedi Amin
kenAR AEC & Team
Nadia Awad
Stephen Bailey
Bill Balaskas
Alexandra Ben Simon
Joshua Berger
Matthijs Boer
Carolyn Brown
Christina Calbari
Chuck Chaney
Joseph Choma
Ivan Contreras Rubio
Ryan Crooks
NaJa & deOstos
Peter Di Salvo
Rodrigo Donoso
Carla Drago
Maureen Drdak
Rob Duarte
Hakki Erol
Al Fadhil
Elizabeth Filardi & Erik Burke
Sara Fiore
Nestor Armando Gil
Amro Hamzawi
Linda Hesh
Jona Hoier & Andreas Zingerle
Peter Janssen & Ward Janssen
Suzanne Kanatsiz
Athanasia Karaioannoglou
Matt Kenyon & Doug Easterly
Lynn Marie Kirby
Erik Krikortz
Simon Kuntze-Fechner & Eddie Pinaud
Patrick Lichty
Michael Magrath
Megan Mailloux
Alban Mannisi & Philippe Nys
Cat Soergel Marshall
Stephan Mundwiler
Yaniv Ophir & Gila Fakterman
Farid Rakun
Julio Ramirez
Bekim Ramku
Rashad Salim
Andrea Stanislav
Erin Finch Stevens
Ehren Tool
Jack Toolin
Werryson Wijaya
Geri Wittig
Holly Wong
Alyssa Wright
Sayoko Yoshida


The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery located in Church Fine Arts Building, North Virginia St, two buildings south of Lawlor Events Center.
Gallery hours: Mon - Thur 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 2pm, and by appointment
Free parking in Whalen Parking Lot after 5pm, East side of North Virginia St, One building south of Lawlor Events Center. Gallery is not responsible for parking tickets regardless of circumstance.

Sheppard Gallery programming is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, University of Nevada, Reno's College of Liberal Arts, School of Art Visiting Artist Fund, Department of Art, and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.

Friday, October 9, 2009 Exhibition - 2010

The project will be a featured exhibition at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, from February 15-March 12, 2010. The exhibition will feature over 60 of the proposals submitted to the project - specifically those proposals that were selected by the jurors in either the first or second juror's review process.

The exhibition will as well feature computer kiosks for visitors to experience the project online.

A panel presentation featuring juror's and artists involved in the project is currently in the works. To date, Dr. David Simpson and Dr. Bernadette Buckley are slated to take part in this event. The panel is tentatively scheduled for March 4, 2010.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Second Juror's Reveiw, Exhibition and Book...

Much news regarding the project, including the Second Juror's Review, planned exhibition and book project. The next deadline for entries to be reviewed is March 19th, 2009.

1) Second Juror's Review:
A new slate of 5 jurors is now listed on the site these are: Muhammed Abdulla, Cassandra Coblentz, Julian Junt, Ann Wolfe and Raul Zamudio.

2) Participation in the Second Juror's Review
All artists, architects, designers, musicians, and other creative individuals are invited to submit new proposals. If your proposal was selected for the First Juror's Review your proposal is not eligible for continuing review. Those not selected in the first review should feel free to consider revising/updating their proposals or post new proposals to the project site - you are not limited to one entry - you may also of course simply leave your proposals as they are.

3) Exhibition:
We are pleased to announce a scheduled exhibition of project to be featured at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Nevada, Reno February-March 2010. Proposals selected by the two juror's review processes will be highlighted in the physical exhibition. Computer stations will as well be prominently featured in the gallery to facilitate public access to all proposals. We are planning a panel discussion and other events surrounding this first physical exhibition of the project.

4) Book:
Pending funding, there are plans to produce a catalog/book documenting the project to be released in concert with the opening of the exhibition at the Sheppard Gallery in 2010. Juror's selections from the first and second juror's reviews will be featured as well as critical essays by invited scholars.

Memorializing Iraq by John Feffer

Read this review of by John Feffer of Foreign Policy In Focus.