Group Title: Harn Museum of Art Exhibitions
Title: Harn Museum of Art Exhibitions : Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
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Title: Harn Museum of Art Exhibitions : Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Series Title: Harn Museum of Art Exhibitions
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Language: English
Creator: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Publisher: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida
Publication Date: Fall - Spring 2007 - 2008
Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076640
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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Through September 30, 2007

This exhibition presents a selection of Chinese glass
vessels from the Qing dynasty. Between the late 17th
and early 19th centuries, Chinese glassmakers developed
new techniques for producing both translucent and
opaque glass in a broad range of colors. Appreciation
for the new glass began at the imperial court
in Beijing and soon spread to other
cities across the empire.
Wealthy householders of
the time typically used
glass objects for a
mix of utilitarian
and decorative
purposes, and
common forms
include vases,
and desk
accessories. The
pieces included in
this exhibition, most
of which belong
to a private Gainesville collection, represent the rich
spectrum of Qing-dynasty glass and illustrate many
different functional, technical, and stylistic aspects of
the genre. Made possible by Northern Trust Bank.

above: Chinese, Blue and White CoveredJar, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century
Museum purchase, gift of a private donor
below: Yayoi Kusama, Nets-lnlnity (TWOS), 2004, Museum purchase, funds provided by the
David A. Cofrin Art Acquisition Endowment and friends of the Harn Museum

October 9, 2007 January 202008

Toshiko Takaezu is one of America's most eminent
ceramists. Born in Hawaii in 1922, she has been creating
both functional and sculptural ceramics for more than
60 years. Throughout her career, Takaezu has been
concerned not only with the formal qualities of her
vessels and sculptures, but also with the expressive
quality of their surfaces. Takaezu frequently treats the
surfaces of her works like paintings and creates dynamic,
abstract designs that give the pieces a strong kinetic
energy. The calculated tension between surface and form
is a fundamental aspect of Takaezu's work and elevates
even her simplest pieces to a high aesthetic level. This
exhibition is in memory of Caroline J. Rister Penn, a
longtime friend of the artist who acquired some of the
pieces over a period of several decades from the 1970s to
the 2000s. Upon Penn's passing on May 1, 2007, Takaezu
generously gifted works in her honor, including
several featured in this exhibition. Support provided
by the Ham Program Endowment.*

left: Honor6 Daumier
Caricaturana #93 Laissez
venir d moi les petits enfans
Gift of Adolph Mueller
right: ToshlkoTakaezu
Blue Moon, 2002
From the collection of
Caroline J. Rister Penn
and reproduced
courtesy of the artist

Naskettall Players
1942, gelatin silver print
Loan from a private Florida below right: Minor White
family collection Windowsill Daydreaming
o Weegee / International Center 1958, loan from a private
of Photography / Getty Images Florida family collection

September 28, 2007 January 6, 2008

Photographic Formalities features more than
150 works by more than 60 international 20th
century modernist photographers organized --
both thematically and by groupings focused on
individual key photographers. The modernist
photographer's emphasis on the formal properties
of the medium, such as the distinct ways
photography records light, is evident in qualities
such as the subtle and luminescent light in
works by Ansel Adams, Minor White and other
large format photographers, compared to the harsh artificial flashlight exploited by Weegee, the famed photojournalist.
Subject groupings of photographs of children by William Klein, Helen Levitt and Josef Koudelka; the Golden Gate Bridge
photographed by Peter Stackpole, John Sexton and Richard Misrach; and nudes by Andrei Kert6sz, Bill Brandt and Ruth
Bernhard contrast the different ways diverse photographs have depicted similar subjects. Monographic groupings of
highlighted photographers including Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Marion Post-Wolcott, Minor White and Jerry Uelsmann
provide more concentrated examination of individual masters' distinctive styles. The works in the exhibition are on loan
from a major Florida family collection. Support provided by the 150th Anniversary Cultural Plaza Endowment.*


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June 17 September 7, 2008

Cross-Currents presents
video installations by
four international artists
with ties to Africa-
Zwelethu Mthethwa, I
Ingrid MwangiRobert
Hutter, Moataz Nasr and
Berni Searle. In each
work, the amorphous
quality of water is explored as a metaphor for shifting
notions of identity, migration and memory of fluidity
and instability, of violence, of traumatic loss of life and
of spiritual rebirth. Water pertains to a world where
cultures are no longer rimmed by territorial boundaries
but seep across given national borders and continental
shores. The works displayed in this exhibition are not
only an invitation to reflect upon water as a metaphor
for identity and contemporary experience, but also an
occasion to rethink and question our own ideas about
Africa, locality and the politics of violence and exclusion
in a time of globalization. Organized by Tufts University
Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center. Support provided by
the Harn Program Endowment.*


July 15 September 28, 2008

Approximately 35
digital pigment inkjet
prints by Maggie Taylor
showcase her innovative
mastery of digital
image manipulation
and give a fresh insight
in Lewis Carroll's
Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland. Taylor's
composite images usually start with an original
photographic portrait-often a daguerreotype or tintype
from the mid-19th century setting of Alice and author
Carroll. Her digital transformation brings out the fantasy
and the fantastic that is at the heart of Carroll's playfully
ironic writing. Taylor's photographic prints, like Carroll's
beloved text, engage imaginative minds of all ages,
delighting adults as much as children. Her mastery
of digital processes provides inspiration to working
contemporary artists and photographers pushing the
boundaries of the new media. A national tour for this
exhibition is planned and will be accompanied by the
publication of a new edition of Alices Adventures in
Wonderland featuring Taylor's illustrations. Support
provided by the Londono Family Endowment.*
*Sponsorship is currently being sought for these exhibitions.
top: Zwelethu Mthetehwa, Crossings, 2003/remastered 2005. 3 channel digital video
with rear projection, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
bottom: Maggie Taylor, These strange adventures, 2007, Cc Maggie Taylor, 2007
On loan from the artist
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