Posts Tagged ‘Washington Project for the Arts’

Take It to the Bridge, Week 3: Jennifer Coster

Unlike last Saturday's sleep performance, the only live element in Jennifer Coster’s installation for the Corcoran's "Take It to the Bridge" series will be the tweeting of birds. "Canaries in McMansionland," on view Aug. 1 through Aug. 5, will feature just that: canaries in a McMansion—or, really, a birdcage made to look like one.

Take It to the Bridge, Week 2: Chajana denHarder

Some artists have probably been accused of sleeping on the job. Saturday, visitors to the Corcoran will see exactly that. As part of the museum's "Take It to the Bridge" series, co-presented by the Washington Project for the Arts, performance artist Chajana denHarder will crawl up into the bridge space above the museum's entrance and [...]

Take It to the Bridge, Week 1: Maya Freelon Asante

Take It to the Bridge, a joint venture between the Washington Project for the Arts and the Corcoran, begins today with an installation by Maya Freelon Asante. Her installation of tissue paper, assembled like a rough patchwork quilt, consumes the space above the entrance to the building. The tissue paper is a part of Asante's ongoing [...]

WPA and the Corcoran, Building a Bridge

The copy editors among us will remember the Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran (WPA\C), the backslash-abusing acronym for the artist-membership nonprofit organization. Once upon a time, the \C represented the merged interests of the WPA and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The short history: The WPA launched in 1975, merged with the Corc in 1996 [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Experimental Media,” Whatever That Means

One of the quietest D.C. art programs is also one of its best. The Washington Project for the Arts’ ongoing Experimental Media series, begun in 2006, brings together artists, curators, and new-media nerds for an event that is part exhibition, part movie night. “Experimental media” is sort of a catch-all term for works of art [...]

Molly Ruppert to Receive the WPA’s Alice Denney Award

The Washington Project for the Arts will name Molly Ruppert its 2012 Arts Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art.
Look on the resume of any working D.C. artist and you're bound to find Ruppert's name on it somewhere. As the director of the Warehouse, a longtime art space and theater in Mount Vernon Square, [...]

IceBox Gift Shop: A Crafty, Local Alternative to Etsy

Washington Project for the Arts' third annual IceBox Gift Shop, running through Dec. 23 at the organization's Dupont Circle office, is here to make your holiday gift-giving a little easier and a lot more creative.
The gift shop is part of WPA's Coup d'Espace series, which provides artists an opportunity to show their work in the WPA [...]

Viola Drath’s Cultural Legacy: A Look at the Works of a Murdered D.C. Writer

It’s not hard to see why the alleged murder of socialite and journalist Viola Herms Drath has captured Washingtonians’ imaginations over the last week and a half. She was 91, and the man police have charged with her homicide, her husband Albrecht Gero Muth, is 47. An unemployed German, Muth sometimes wore an eye patch to Washington [...]

Washington Project for the Arts’ Experiment-y Movie Series

Last night, the Washington Project for the Arts presented its Experimental Media Series at the Hirshhorn to a large crowd, and just like years past, it was like watching a kid play with a lighter and an aerosol can.
Sure, the kid is experimenting, but there are only a few predictable outcomes: a blaze of glory, something [...]

Reflections on D.C. Art in 2010

I'm not a fan of top tens. And because I just began covering art for the Washington City Paper in the middle of the year–with a fall hiatus–I don't feel qualified to give a list of "best shows." But, there are several things I'm ruminating about going into 2011.
The Washington Project of the Arts is [...]