Ackland Art Museum http://wunc.org en Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit http://wunc.org/post/rapping-through-museum-exhibit <p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Colombian</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;artist</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;<a href="http://juanobando.com">Juan Obando</a> noticed a&nbsp;disconnect between North Carolina art museums and the communities they serve. In response, he invited local hip-hop artists to create songs that playfully critique contemporary art collections at local museums. The result is <a href="http://museummixtape.com/">Museum Mixtape</a>: a&nbsp;series of music videos shot in art museums, featuring hip-hop artists.</span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><span style="font-size: 11pt"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/84752296?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><a href="http://vimeo.com/84752296">Museum Mixtape - Trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/juanobando">Juan Obando</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</font></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:27:50 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36213 at http://wunc.org Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit Indian Art Collective Comes To North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/indian-art-collective-comes-north-carolina <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">In 1989, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safdar_Hashmi">Safdar Hashmi</a> was an activist, artist and communist performing a protest play <i>Halla Bol!</i>&nbsp;or "Raise Your Voice!" outside municipal polling places near Delhi, India. </span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:28:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22712 at http://wunc.org Indian Art Collective Comes To North Carolina Artists Explore Love As A Political Force http://wunc.org/post/artists-explore-love-political-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The exhibition "</span><a href="http://www.ackland.org/OnView/upcoming/CCM3_038801" style="line-height: 1.5;">More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" looks at love as a political force. Thirty-three pieces by 25 artists look at our need for deeper human connection in a world that has been changed by politics, technology and consumerism.&nbsp; Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is joined by curator Claire Schneider; and Amanda Hughes, director of external affairs at the </span>Ackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Art Museum, to discuss the works of art.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:11:46 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 11010 at http://wunc.org Artists Explore Love As A Political Force Elegance and Extravagance http://wunc.org/post/elegance-and-extravagance <p></p><p>Posters in America are the province of movie theaters and rock concerts, but in post-war Japan they became something more. Graphic designers poured their artistic talents into them, and in the process, made a visual map of Japan’s economic and cultural transformation in the latter part of the 20th Century.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:05:00 +0000 Frank Stasio 6271 at http://wunc.org Elegance and Extravagance Cellular Obscura http://wunc.org/post/cellular-obscura <p>In the mid-1990s, <a href="http://www.shawnrocco.com/" target="_blank">Shawn Rocco's</a> job as a photojournalist for the <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/" target="_blank">News &amp; Observer</a> newspaper changed. Video was added to his duties and he often found himself on deadline, tangled in wire, with two different mediums demanding his attention. The pictures and the video were less than satisfying and, as an artist, he felt empty. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:27:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 5255 at http://wunc.org Cellular Obscura