Vox Populi highlights the collaborative social space that surrounds the practice of printmaking with a series of conversations and cocktails. Curators and artists will tend bar at Vox's specially designed watering hole and lead discussions on topics in printmaking. For more information on invited guests and topics, please visit our website at www.voxpopuligallery.org. Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a nonprofit artist collective that supports the work of under-represented artists with exhibitions, gallery talks, performances and lectures.
A Series of Drinks and Conversations about Printmaking
In February, Vox Populi highlights the collaborative social space that surrounds the practice of printmaking with a series of conversations and drinks (in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010). Curators and artists will tend bar at Vox's specially designed watering hole and lead discussions on topics in printmaking. Please join us. All events are free and open to the public.
Monday, February 8 at 6 pm
Mark, Cast, Imprint: Curating from the Jungle
José Roca, co-curator of the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006), talks about how the experience of the Brazilian jungle shaped his curatorial approach.
José Roca is the Artistic Director and Chief Curator of Philagrafika 2010. Prior to becoming Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010, Roca managed the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá for a decade, establishing it as one of the most respected institutions in the Latin American circuit.
Thursday, February 18 at 6 pm
The Expansive Nature of Print: Why Printmaking is Today's Medium
Nicola López presents an exploration of how printmaking fits into our contemporary cultural landscape. Printmaking's historical and technical relationship to mass media, as well as its potential for interfacing with new technologies, makes it a natural bridge between "high art" and "mass culture." Its unique characteristics and history also put it in the position to address some of the most pressing issues of our time--issues that are relevant to society at large as well as specifically to artists today.
Nicola López lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Through her work in printmaking, drawing and installation, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary, primarily urban, landscape. Although much of her imagery refers to familiar aspects of our human-built environment, the actual layout and configuration of the landscapes she describes often deny gravity and Cartesian logic.
Thursday, February 25 at 6 pm
Art, Graffiti, Technology, Data Visualization, Hip Hop, and Culture
Roth will give a live streaming presentation from Paris on the overlap of art, graffiti, technology, data visualization, hip hop, and free culture.
Evan Roth (aka fi5e) is an artist with interests in technology, tools of empowerment, open source, and popular culture. Roth graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in architecture. Roth's projects have recently shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Moma, the Tate, the New Museum, and on BET. Evan's work has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine, Rolling Sone, and Esquire, and is the number one return for the Google search "bad ass mother fucker."