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Mary Heathcott

Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio

Lessons from Contemporary Art

PRESENTED ON AUG 25, 2015
IN SAN ANTONIO @ VOL 19
Mary Heathcott has worked in the contemporary art world for nearly 20 years. Throughout her career she has been challenged to explain, translate, defend, evaluate and inspire support for art that often is challenging, thought-provoking, and even ugly. In her talk, she presents lessons contemporary art has taught her: whether it’s playful, somber or obscure, art champions experimentation, ideas, dialogue and more.
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 30th, 2017.
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Contemporary 101

BY ANIK GLAUDE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Anik Glaude is the curator at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. She sees her role as that of mediator, bridging the gap between the artist and the gallery, between the artwork and its audience. This crash-course in contemporary art will illustrate the basics of art being produced today.

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Illustrating Contemporary Articles About Japan

BY ASHLEY MATARAMA
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Ashley Matarama draws from the phletora of oddbit news in Japan to create illustrations about the news, often with humor.

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sense o Contemporary Art Event

BY JEAN-YVES TERREAULT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Heide Harding and Taylor Nakano present bilingually their art event, sense o, which aims to help artist find affordable outlets for their art in Japan.

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The Journey of a Contemporary Jewellery Gallery in Hong Kong

BY ANNA CHENG
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 04, 2015

Anna Cheng walked away from a career as an interior architect to open a contemporary fine jewellery gallery showcasing international artists and designers. She's also a certified diamond grader and is the 4th generation in a family of jewellers. 

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Mahatat for Contemporary Art

BY HEBA ELCHEIK
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Heba ElCheik believes in democratisation of the arts, and as such has worked to decentralise and make them available to everyone through art in public spaces and community art projects. In this talk, ElCheik discusses the Mahatat for contemporary art, a social and cultural enterprise she co-founded in Cairo. 

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Perspectives of Contemporary Native Art

BY KEITH BRAVEHEART
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 06, 2017

Keith BraveHeart is from the Medicine Root District (Kyle) of the Pine Ridge reservation, SD. BraveHeart received his BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM and is currently a graduate student working towards his MFA at the University of South Dakota

 Keith structures his art to honor and celebrate senses of lifestyles & philosophies from his experiences and what he witnesses. Keith is a constant observer of the world, and searches within his abilities as an artist for a definition of "Native Art", especially in contemporary terms. Keith speaks with a voice that represents himself as a Lakota person.

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Between Art and the Everyday

BY CRISTINA RINAUDO
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Cristina Rinaudo explores how typographic installations elevate the ordinary - a search for the familiar in contemporary art.

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The Changing Role of the University Art Gallery

BY INDRA LACIS
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Indra Lacis, Curator + Art Historian : Contemporary Art and Community - The Changing Role of University Art Gallery

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Thangka + contemporary

BY DAMIEN PASCOE
@ VOL 22 ON AUG 02, 2017

Tibetan art or 'Thangka Painting' is more commonly used in its traditional form as a meditation support for practitioners, but what happens when you introduce an artistic culture that has been alive for centuries into a contemporary western paradigm. Here the artist Damien Pascoe will talk about the preservation of culture through his work, and why it is important to continue.