"decontext xxx" part of 20th International Open, Chicago, IL, USA
opening reception: september 22 - october 20, 2017
juried by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera
CHICAGO —Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present its 20th International Open, an exhibition that explores conceptual and material boundaries. Juried by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, the 20th International Open will be the first exhibition at WMG’s new location in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, at 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3.
“Woman Made Gallery’s 20th International Open gives a generative view of the work being made by female-identified artists across art disciplines and conceptual imperatives,” writes Sharmyn Cruz Rivera in her juror’s statement. “This exhibition portrays a comprehensive exploration of contemporary formal experimentation complicated through themes of cultural history, gender expression, femme kinship, and body politics. This supple group of artists successfully pose exercises in materiality, humanity, and vulnerability – a testimony of the potent production of women artists.”
The 20th International Open includes works by 30 artists working across a variety of disciplines: Tracie Battle; Catalina Bellizzi; Jan Brandt; Shenequa Brooks; Cathleen Clarke; Stephanie Cunningham; Hanna Dausch; Susan Dwyer; Jessica Ferrer; Silvia Gonzalez; Katie Hargrave; Margaret Hart; Lisa Bergant Koi; Nataliya Kotlova; Sue Kay Lee; Shannon Molter; Abbey Muza; Lovie Olivia; Roni Packer; B. Quinn; Mohadeseh Rahimitabar; Preetika Rajgariah; Farah Salem; Carryl Sher; LaNia Sproles; Claire Stankus; Liza Sylvestre; Ioana Țurcan; Ariana Vaeth; and Julia Victor.
We Are Moving Stories
interview on When the Game Goes to Heaven presented as part of Romanian Short Waves, Cannes 2017
Marie (10) has been lied to regarding the death process with the often-used “going to heaven” line. Now when her mother is in the hospital, she wants to understand what’s happening but both her half-siblings Nathali (16) and Adrian (25) are swept off their feet with house hold tasks, accommodating to new “family roles” and facing a possible loss.
CinéWomen interview Issue on Little Father (short fiction, 2015)
"Using a spare minimalistic style Ioana Țurcan offers a profound portrait of what does it mean to be an immigrant, Little Father is a modern variant on the theme of Orpheus, a profound meditation on married life."
Romanian Short Waves, Cannes
More than Meets the Eye video interview made by Kelly O'Neill at Syracuse University, 2015
News on Ioana Turcan’s Recent Achievements in the Field of Film fulbright.ro, 2015
Film Student Inspired by Human Connection by Syracuse University News, 2015
Brick in the Wall, Aristoteles Workshop
Sub25ii de la Aristoteles Workshop (2), by Crăița Nanu, 2013
“Brick in the Wall”, cel mai bun documentar la Aristoteles Workshop 2013 by HotNews.ro
Intercollegiate Boxing Championship(s)
Syracuse Boxing Sends Three Female Boxers to National Championship for First Time by Sean Keeley, 2015
3 female boxers from Syracuse University make history at national championship by Chase Gaewski, 2015
external news/film platforms
VerzioDocLab, Budapest, 2013
Hotel of Ice, Bâlea Lac, Romania, 2012