May 3, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Reference id: #DIPLOMATICWIRES
Subject: Artworks of Negotiable Character unveil TRAck.2.Diplomacy
>ORDERS AND OPERATIONS: 8 GWU Students and Professor
>LEAGUE OF CORRESPONDENTS: 8 International Culture Carriers
>COURIERED GIFTS OF PEACE: 4 National Fine Art Departments
#DIPLOMATICWIRES will run from May 3- May19 at FURTHERMORE and features the work of eight graduate and undergraduate students from GWU in collaboration with a team of correspondents living across the world: Australia, Brazil, France, Iran, Japan, Norway, Pakistan and Ukraine. Through various online and social media interactions and a list of special interest image/content categories, artworks have emerged through digital image exchanges and an overarching pedagogy of cross-cultural exchange.
Washington’s local art pride is underscored by welcoming diplomatic gifts from four fine art departments outside of the epicenter of New York or Los Angles: Rhode Island School of Design (Providence), Cranbrook Academy of Art (Detroit), University of Colorado Boulder and North Dakota State University.
GWU: TRAVIS BEAUCHENE, CRYS GHANTOUS, JENNA HELFMAN, KHRYSTYNA KHRISTIANOVA, ROBIN SCHAEFER, SHABNAM SHAMLOO, JOSHUA ZEIS
CORRESPONDENTS: Amy Anderson (AUSTRALIA); Julie Lund (BRAZIL); Marie Salem (FRANCE); Elnaz Ilkani, Arash Ghonchepout, Golnaz Moghadam, Farnaz Ilkani, Gazal Shamloo, Majid Ahmadabadi, Garinaz Farid, Nazi Najd (IRAN); Edi Nagata (JAPAN); Nina Huse (NORWAY); Mahreen Akhtar (PAKISTAN); Oles Gardzhuk, Khristina Stroynadynk (UKRAINE)
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN: David Borgonjon, Chris Fernald, Ji Hye (Cindy) Kim, Lauren Martin, Keenan Jay, Valentina Maggiolo, Paige Devries, Lucy Lie, Sorin Choi, Juhae Lee, Tyler Steinbrenner (Case Studies in Contemporary Painting – Professor Christopher K. Ho)
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER: Michelle Marie Sparks, Taylor Ferguson, Michael Whitley (elected project from Nothing Flat: Project A Week – Professor Yumi Janairo Roth)
CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART: Jon Geiger
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY: selection by Professor Michael Strand
This exhibition would not be made possible without the support from the Fine Arts Department at George Washington University, the collaborating National Art Departments and the enthusiasm from the League of Correspondents.