[NetBehaviour] iraqimemorial.org Commerating Civilian Deaths.

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iraqimemorial.org Commerating Civilian Deaths.

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery University of Nevada, Reno


The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition and symposium 
highlighting the iraqimemorial.org project. Iraqimemorial.org is an 
online project launched in 2007 by media artist/activist and UNR faculty 
Associate Professor Joseph DeLappe. This ongoing project invites 
creative artists and architects from all over the world to propose 
memorials to commemorate the untold thousands of civilian deaths in the 
war in Iraq.

A total of 178 proposals are featured on the iraqimemorial.org website 
(which is available in both English and Arabic translations). While to 
project primarily presents speculative, memorial concepts, it has, since 
its inception, evolved to accept submissions featuring documentation of 
ongoing and completed works. An international slate of curators, 
scholars, artists and architects were invited in 2008 and 2009 
respectively, each to select their top ten entries (there is no 'winner' 
of this competition). The Sheppard Gallery features 59 of these 
proposals that were selected through the two jurors' review processes. 
Selected artists were invited to recreate their online proposals as 
30x40' vertical layouts that have been realized primarily as large 
format prints for this exhibition. Along with these printed proposals, 
the exhibition features selected artifacts and videos of artist's 
projects/proposals. In the center of the space, computer stations are 
available for visitors to view the entirety of the iraqimemorial.org 
project online.

A gallery walk-through and symposium featuring artists, jurors and 
scholars involved with the project is scheduled for March 4th, 2010, 
followed by an evening reception.

Contact: Joseph DeLappe
delappe at unr.edu

Thursday, March 4, 2010

1-2pm: Gallery Walk Through:
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Artists and jurors involved in the iraqimemorial.org project participate 
in an informal walk-through discussion regarding the project.

3-5pm: Symposium:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium Room 124
Free and open to the public.
An opportunity for artists, jurors and scholars involved in 
iraqimemorial.org to engage the public in creative and scholarly 
discussion regarding the development of memorials to war, the artist's 
role in a time of war and the practicalities and pitfalls of activist, 
political gestures.

Proposals - Artists
Joseph DeLappe, Director, iraqimemorial.org, University of Nevada, Reno
Tony Allard '…and counting…', California State University, San Marcos
Amro Hamzawi, 'Iraqis Today', Independent filmmaker/photographer, Los 
Patrick Lichty, 'Arbiter of Fate', Columbia College, Chicago
Cat Soergel Marshall, 'Light Trails', Louisiana State University

Jurors/Scholars - Context
Dr. Marjorie Vecchio Moderator, Director Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Dr. Bernadette Buckley, Goldsmiths, University of London, 
researcher/writer on art and war and/or art and terrorism, including 
chapters for Art in the Age of Terrorism and Iraq and the Destruction of 
Heritage, HMP, London, 2008
Dr. Ann Keniston, University of Nevada, Reno, specialty in American 
Poetry, co-editor of Literature after 9/11, Routledge, 2008
Dr. David Simpson, UC Davis, literary theorist and author of 9/11 The 
Culture of Commemoration, University of Chicago Press, 2008
Raul Zamudio, NY-based independent curator and critic; contributing 
editor, Art Nexus; US correspondent, Flash Art.

5:30-7pm: Exhibition/Symposium Reception
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Iraqimemorial.org Exhibition
Participating Artists:

Tyler Adams, Vincent Akuin & Michael Manalo, Jorge Aldea, Tony Allard, 
Mehedi Amin, kenAR AEC & Team, Nadia Awad, Stephen Bailey, Bill 
Balaskas, Alexandra Ben Simon, Joshua Berger, Matthijs Boer, Carolyn 
Brown, Christina Calbari, Chuck Chaney, Joseph Choma, Ivan Contreras 
Rubio, Ryan Crooks, NaJa & deOstos, Peter Di Salvo, Rodrigo Donoso, 
Carla Drago, Maureen Drdak, Rob Duarte, Hakki Erol, Al Fadhil, Elizabeth 
Filardi & Erik Burke, Sara Fiore, Nestor Armando Gil, Amro Hamzawi, 
Linda Hesh, Jona Hoier & Andreas Zingerle, Peter Janssen & Ward Janssen, 
Suzanne Kanatsiz, Athanasia Karaioannoglou, Matt Kenyon & Doug Easterly, 
Lynn Marie Kirby, Erik Krikortz, Simon Kuntze-Fechner & Eddie Pinaud, 
Patrick Lichty, Michael Magrath, Megan Mailloux, Alban Mannisi & 
Philippe Nys, Cat Soergel Marshall, Stephan Mundwiler, Yaniv Ophir & 
Gila Fakterman, Farid Rakun, Julio Ramirez, Bekim Ramku, Rashad Salim, 
Andrea Stanislav, Erin Finch Stevens, Ehren Tool, Jack Toolin, Werryson 
Wijaya, Geri Wittig, Holly Wong, Alyssa Wright, Sayoko Yoshida

This event is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, 
Nevada Arts Council, University of Nevada, Reno's College of Liberal 
Arts, School of the Arts, Department of Art, the Digital Media Studio 
and the Hilliard Endowment Fund.

http://www.iraqimemorial.org has been supported, in part, by College of 
Liberal Arts Scholarly and Creative Activities Funds, SOTA Creative 
Activity Grant, Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant, The Banff Center for 
the Arts, Canada, ISIS Arts, Newcastle, UK and Eyebeam Art and 
Technology, NYC.

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