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Posted in Uncategorized on January 8, 2016 by Elaine Duigenan

Polychromatic at Klompching, New York

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 5, 2013 by Elaine Duigenan

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POLYCHROMATIC May 15 – July 6, 2013
Opening Reception on May 16, 6pm – 8pm Featuring: John Blakemore, Elaine Duigenan, Max de Esteban, Jennifer B. Hudson, Doug Keyes, Ken Rosenthal, Lyn Silvermann

The Creative Mind

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2013 by Elaine Duigenan

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11/05/13

Invited to do a series of six blog postings/images documenting a series of workshops for Wellcome Collection and connected to current exhibition ‘Souzou’ – Japanese Outsider Art
http://blog.wellcomecollection.org/2013/05/09/inside-the-creative-mind-my-name-is/

Souzou

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2013 by Elaine Duigenan

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11/05/13

Elaine is devising/running a series of workshops that explore the ideas presented in Souzou.

Wellcome’s spring exhibition brings together more than 300 works for the first major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK. The 46 artists represented in the show are residents and day attendees at social welfare institutions across Japan. The wonderfully diverse collection comprises ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings.

‘Souzou’ has no direct translation in English but a dual meaning in Japanese: written one way, it means creation, and in another it means imagination. Both meanings allude to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world.

The exhibition has been organised in association with Het Dolhuys, the Museum of Psychiatry in Haarlem (the Netherlands) and the Social Welfare Organisation Aiseikai (Tokyo). It reflects the growing acclaim for Outsider Art – often defined as works made by self-taught artists perceived to be at the margins of society – while questioning assumptions about the category itself.

Eschewing a purely biographical approach, the show will be object-led, with a startling array of works offering singular and affecting explorations of culture, memory and creativity. A series of documentary films featuring a selection of the exhibiting artists will play at the end of the exhibition.

Work on Show in Houston

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2013 by Elaine Duigenan

14/10/12

The Collector’s Eye is an ongoing exhibition series highlighting the photographic collections of interesting and important personalities. The 2012 Collector’s Eye exhibition is the second in the series and focuses on lawyer, artist, curator and collector Frazier King.

Frazier King describes himself as an “accidental collector.” As Chair of the Exhibion Committee at the Houston Center for Photography (HCP), he has had curatorial input on a number of exhibitions during his tenure. His most recent curatorial project was the HCP exhibition Created and Found Maps (2010). He has participated in FotoFest as both a reviewer for HCP as a participant, showing his own work at the Houston Museum of Printing History (2008), and Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston (2002). His own work has been shown widely nationally and internationally. It is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris France; and Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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Featured Artists
Kyohei Abe
Chris Akin
Pavel Banka
Cara Barer
Sian Bonnell 
Kate Breakey
Suzette Bross 
Peter Brown
Keith Carter
William Christianberry 
Carol Crow
John Chervinsky
Dennis Darling
Diane Ducruet
Elaine Duigenan
Susan Dunkerley
Fano
Roberto Fernandez Ibanez
Vadim Guschin 
Michael Kenna
Frazier King
Ferit Kuyas
Hana Jakrlova 
Carlos Jurado
Laurie Lambrecht
Helen Levitt
Elaine Ling
Chris McCaw
Rizwan Mirza
Elizabeth Moran
Takeshi Shikama
Al Souza
Brad Temkin
Jerry Uelsmann
Dave Wilson
Mariana Yampolsky
Ion Zupcu

Wellcome Collection Collaboration

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2013 by Elaine Duigenan

21/08/12

For the third year running Elaine has been invited to be the artist working on Wellcome’s installation at the forthcoming Bloomsbury Festival (October 20/21 2012).
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Conference Speaker

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2013 by Elaine Duigenan

11/06/12
Elaine was invited to be a speaker at City University London: 
A one day conference hosted by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice entitled ‘Innovation, Creativity and Leadership – Research and practice’.

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