This lecture will examine, through photography and film, the ways that the black male body is represented in Hip Hop culture. While sparking a conversation that challenges the viewer to (re) imagine, question and/or dispute normative perceptions of black (male) representation and identity. Hence, this lecture will analyze the works of photographers and music video directors from the 1980′s to the present whose work is well known in Hip Hop.
Nicole Harrison is an independent curator, cultural critic, African Diasporic scholar, writer, artist, activist and youth advocate living and working in Chicago. Here general fields of specialization and interest is Hip Hop culture, gender politics, youth and visual culture. She received her Masters of Arts degree in Africana Studies from New York University in 2010 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2007.
Currently, Harrison has a traveling exhibition entitled Fear into Fire, which examines the black male body and tattoo narratives. Aside from her work as an artist and academic, Harrison is also an activist. She has worked with organizations throughout Chicago that has been dedicated to the liberation of political prisoners and bringing attention to the oppression and poverty in Haiti. Through her activism she has worked closely with activist Lisa Brock, Prexy Nesbitt, Dara Cooper, among others.
Harrison is also working with the Chicago Park District, Culture Arts, & Nature (CAN) department as an arts facilitator and counselor for a program devoted to youth advocacy, art activism, and social justice.
Come early to get a seat!
Photo Credit: Ken Nahoum: 2pac, All Eyes on Me
More information and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/135911696600783/
Join us Wednesday, April 24th at 7:45pm to hear Todd Diederich share his personal journey with photographic imagery. As Diederich puts it best, “The lies, the deceit, the beauty, the truth and the propaganda.” He currently has work on view at Johalla Projects (johallaprojects.com) and has recently released a book entitled LUMINOUS FLUX.
TODD DIEDERICH: Creator, inventor and thinker channeling through photographic imagery, electricity and sabotage. Influenced by energy sources throughout the cosmos and the manipulation of (y)our holographic reality. Former Vice.com contributor, Propeller Fund awardee and currently runs www.BeOddDieRich.com
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:30pm until 8:30pm
Where: 2041 W. Carroll – Suite C223, Chicago, Illinois 60612
Please join us April 10 at Latitude to hear Allison Grant talk. This will be the second installment of our lecture series.
This talk will focus on a number of artists who purchase or collect items as a part of their art-making practice. Via methods of restoration or preservation of those items, those artists create artworks that consider human relationships to time, place, and personal or collective history. Central to each artist’s method are questions about the ways humans trace history and the extent to which the past and the future are accessed from within the present. The talk will be casual and conversational, and audience participation is encouraged.
Allison Grant is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, where she has worked since 2008. She has assisted with numerous exhibitions and curated the show Our Origins in 2010. She is currently curating an upcoming exhibition about photography’s role in contemporary sports spectatorship and co-curating Peripheral Views: States of America, an exhibition that addresses the fractured state of American identity.
Grant holds an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Media Studies. She currently teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. Prior to joining the MoCP, she worked at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We couldn’t be more excited to announce Latitudes first class, Alternative Curatorial Practice, taught by Anna Cerniglia. Not all artwork exists through the confined conventional white wall cube. This class explores the different avenues of curating that takes place through alternative venues and media. In the class we will explore and discuss how everyday artwork is being curated in places that not everyone is aware of; DIY spaces, project spaces, public art, media, alternative venues, and more. You will look into how it’s been done and how artists have utilized this method historically and into the present day.
Tuesday evenings starting 7pm, April 16th to May 14th | Latitude, 2041 W Carroll St. Suite 208
Cost: $350 | RSVP Today!
Anna Cerniglia is a curator as well as the founder and director of Johalla Projects. She received her BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2005. After graduation, Cerniglia worked for Pirrello Digital Imaging, Rush Medical Center, and Operating Director of the Verge Art Fair. During that time, Cerniglia also worked throughout Chicago to convert unconventional spaces into alternative venues for exhibiting art. South Union Arts was founded in 2005 under her direction and in addition, she curated for ALLRiSE Gallery, Grolsch, and the Lakeview East Arts Festival.Cerniglia has produced over 50 exhibitions. Through Johalla Projects, she has produced multiple murals and installations including three projects for the Chicago Transit Authority and three large-scale installations for the Pitchfork Music Festival and the 35Denton Festival.
With this one-day class you will learn the fundamentals of Lightroom: the Library, the Develop Module, the Print Module, and Catalogue management. Learn to easily import, organize, edit, develop, and export your images. This intro course covers the basic functions of Lightroom and gets you on your feet.
*This is a hands-on class. Bring a laptop with Lightroom and CS6 installed. For those that don’t have this software yet, a free trial can be downloaded.
April 13, 11am-5pm | Latitude, 2041 W Carroll St. Suite 208
Cost: $120 | RSVP Today!
Maria Hummel, a graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with a concentration in Commercial Photography, believes in the art community of Chicago and is proud to serve them through Latitude. A former Art Buyer with Upshot and Studio Manager at Laurie Rubin, Inc., Maria brings a wide array of skills and talent to assisting new and established artists realize their work in its intended printed form. She further serves Chicago’s art community in a volunteer capacity with art collective Anysquared, producing art events, projects and ongoing activities in Logan Square.
Learn how Lightroom can work for your wider art practice. This unique digital asset management tool and print-powerhouse can revolutionize how you organize image files and get through your day to day digital world. Learn advanced Catologue techniques, how to interact between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6, and more. Bring files to work on. We will print later in the day. Paper will be provided.
*Bring a laptop with Lightroom and CS6 installed. For those that don’t have this software yet, a free trial can be downloaded.
April 20, 11am-5pm | Latitude, 2041 W Carroll St. Suite 208
Cost: $120 | RSVP Today!
Walker Blackwell is an artist, digital printmaker, teacher, and community organizer living and working in Chicago. He founded Black Point Editions in 2004 and has worked as a printmaker with artists, galleries, and museums from the Chicago region and throughout the world. He has used and perfected digital imaging hardware and software since the mid-nineties and has taught printing technique to professionals for over a decade. He enjoys learning and communicating printing techniques every day. He is also a Co-Founder at Latitude.
Thomson Dryjanski will be leading a reading group starting May 1st. We look forward to welcoming Dryjanski back in facilitating his second reading group. Stay tuned for more information. Registration will begin mid-April.
April 10, 7:30pm at Latitude
Allison Grant will be giving a lecture on Collection, Preservation, and Restoration as Contemporary Art Practice
This talk will focus on a number of artists who purchase or collect items as a part of their art-making practice. Via methods of restoration or preservation of those items, those artists create artworks that consider human relationships to time, place, and personal or collective history. Central to each artist’s method are questions about the ways humans trace history and the extent to which the past and the future are accessed from within the present. The talk will be casual and conversational, and audience participation is encourage
April 23, 7:30pm at Latitude
In conjunction with his current Residency at Latitude, Todd Diederich will be giving an artist talk. He will also be exhibiting at Johalla Projects April 5th-April 28th. Stay tuned for more information.
May 8, 7:30pm at Latitude
Making the ‘Other’: The Body in Photography, Video and Performance
June 5, 7:30pm at Latitude