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Kirstie Tepper
© Kirstie Tepper
Tales from the Lonesome City: A site-specific installation by Matt Haffner
Kennesaw State University: Visual Arts Building
Featuring work by: Matt Haffner

Exhibition: Mon, Oct 1, to Fri, Mar 29 2013

Occupying the foyer of the Visual Arts Building at Kennesaw State University, video portraits of working-class individuals will be projected over vinyl cutouts that detail aspects of the urban environment in which they live. Blending graffiti, photography, film and installation, this timely, fictional, post-apocalyptic visual narrative will be visible to anyone walking in or near the building, collapsing the distinction between inside and outside, art and architecture, and gallery and public space.

Organized by the KSU Art Museum this project is supported by an NEA Art Works grant.

All KSU Art Museum events are free and open to the public. Closed on University and public holidays. Building hours may vary between regular academic semesters.

Panel Discussion: Thu, Oct 11, 2pm - 3pm

Public Art Panel Discussion

Onyx Theater, Kennesaw State University

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 11, 3:15pm - 5pm

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk

Visual Arts Building, Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University: Visual Arts Building
1000 Chastain Rd. Bldg. 29, Foyer
Kennesaw, GA 30144  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat, Sun: 8am - 5pm
p: (770) 499-3223
web: http://www.kennesaw.edu/arts/galleries/index.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1060
ACP Listing #: 055

Brian Ulrich
© Brian Ulrich
ACP Lecture Series - Brian Ulrich
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum - GA Tech Campus
Featuring work by: Brian Ulrich

Lecture: Thu, Oct 11, 7pm

Brian Ulrich's work came to prominence through Copia, an ongoing, long-term study of American commerce that first focused on shoppers in retail big-box stores in the wake of 9/11. While President Bush's urging that Americans "go shopping" to help America recover from the terrorist attack may have been more myth than fact, Ulrich's work dives straight to the heart of American mythmaking: that a perfect, utopian future is purchasable.

His work examines vacated shopping malls (Dead Malls), retail establishments abandoned in the wake of the financial crisis (Dark Stores), and how the retail ecosystem recycles itself in second-hand stores (Thrift). While taking a conceptual approach to examining how buying-and-selling is at the root of the American ethos, Ulrich's approach is substantively aligned with his photo-documentarian forbearers. Ulrich's Dead Mall's might as well be our decade's dust bowl, and by illuminating their haunting presence, Ulrich reveals the cracks in the thinnest of facades, and that freedom isn't free, it's On Sale now!

His 2011 book from Aperture, Is This Place Great or What combines all three projects into a cohesive whole. Ulrich currently teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Photo details: "Pep Boys, 2009"

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum - GA Tech Campus
500 10th Street., NW
Atlanta, GA 30332  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 894-7849
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1177
ACP Listing #: 082

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