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Southbound: War and the Recreation of Culture

An FSP@PPG Lunchtime Conversation
November 7th, 2019
12:00 PM

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
12 pm - 1:15 pm

Power Plant Gallery
American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

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Join us for a panel discussion on war and the recreation of culture, inspired by the photographs of Soutbound artist Christopher Sims. Sims is the undergraduate educator director at the Center for Documentary Studies and a Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts. He has worked as a photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and, at CDS, has coordinated the exhibition, awards, and web programs. His most recent exhibitions include shows at SF Camerawork, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. He was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers in 2010, named one of the “New Superstars of Southern Art” by the Oxford American magazine in 2012, and was awarded the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art in 2015.

About the Event Series

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is presented by the Power Plant Gallery in collaboration with Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. In this iteration, guest curator Randall Kenan, author and NC native, organizes the many framed photographs of the exhibition around the twin themes of Flux, on display at the Power Plant Gallery, and Home, on display at the Gregg Museum. The full program of events includes slow tours, film screenings, “Sit + Chat” sessions, and FSP@PPG panel discussions that engage with the issues in and around the works of art and explore the topics, places, and styles of Southbound. Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, and curated by Mark Long and Mark Sloan. Visit the exhibit online at southboundproject.org.

 

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