The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Photography exhibitions put Scottish creativity in the frame
Alan Cummings.
NEW YORK, NY.- This year’s Scotland Week, which takes place April 3-8, features two photography exhibits that highlight Scotland’s innovation and creativity in the second Year of Homecoming. The first, titled “As Others See Us,” features a series of portraits of famous Scots themed around the works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. The second, entitled “Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future,” is by a documentary photographer Judah Passow, who spent the last year photographing Scotland’s Jewish Community.

“As Others See Us” debuted at Pop International Galleries Midtown, Citicorp Building in “The Atrium,” at 153 E. 53rd Street, and is on display from April 2 to 10. A project from renowned Scottish photographers Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie collectively known as Broad Daylight, “As Others See Us” showcases 29 well known Scots and honorary Scots from around the world, including actors Alan Cumming, Peter Capaldi, Brian Cox and Ashley Jensen, who were each asked to choose their favorite poem by Burns and creatively respond to it.

One of many cultural events bringing Scottish creativity to the U.S. stage, “As Others See Us” illustrates how Burns’ literary legacy is very much appreciated around the world and his relevance today. The exhibit was previously shown extensively in Scotland including in the National Galleries, Edinburgh and on tour in Brussels and Australia.

“’As Others See Us’ is a celebration of Scottish culture,” said photographer Tricia Malley. “We wanted to illustrate the works of Burns through a creative blend of historic words and contemporary portraits. We are thrilled with the success of the exhibition so far and its reception in Scotland and around the world. We’re very excited to bring the programme to New York and be a part of the Scotland Week cultural festivities.”

“Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future” is on display at the Milton J. Weill Gallery at the 92nd Street Y at 1395 Lexington Avenue through April 27. Photographer Judah Passow traveled across Scotland to produce a portrait that captures the complexity and diversity of Jewish life at the beginning of the 21st Century. The Scottish Jewish community dates back to at least the 1700s and, for most of that time, was the largest non-Christian community in the country. The story of the Scottish Jewish community and how it maintains its traditions, while fully embracing Scottish culture is a rich story, but one that has rarely been formally presented previously. The project explores one of the contemporary Jewish community’s defining characteristics – the ability to simultaneously acknowledge its heritage, live in the creative present and build for the future. The photographs serve as a visual conversation, looking at what it is that drives and defines the community and gives meaning to Jews living in Scotland in the new Century.

Passow said that in creating this photo documentary he found a “warm, proud Jewish community that has become so tightly woven into the national fabric. I hope people looking at these photos will see what I saw — a people deeply devoted to their heritage both as Jews and Scots.”





Today's News

April 7, 2014

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

Three Spanish cultural institutions join forces to present "El Greco's Library" exhibition

Frick Portico installation highlights strengths of New York City-area collections

Nationally touring exhibition of Matisse prints opens at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester

Yorkshire Sculpture Park announces major exhibition by Ursula von Rydingsvard

Spink China sells a 1926 Silver Dollar from the Republic of China for US$177,000

Collages, watercolors, and prints by Romare Bearden on view at Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum receives $30 million from Boeing

Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years

Italian greats swell the ranks of incredible entry list for RM's multi-million Euro Monaco sale

Two Hermes 'Himalayan' handbags bookend Heritage New York Luxury Accessories Auction

"Extreme Habitats: Into the Deep Sea" opens at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich

1865 Canadian Gold Pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins Auction

Ink on Paper: Chris Engman's first solo exhibition opens at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Matthew Larsen named Director of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Interstellar Overdrive: Solo exhibition of work by John Gordon Gauld opens at Salomon Contemporary

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design opens its first contemporary art exhibition

Venus Over Manhattan presents the first exhibition devoted to the "surfer paintings" of Raymond Pettibon

Jo Hamilton and Irene Hardwicke Olivieri open exhibitions at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Kyotographie International Photography Festival returns from the 19th of April until the 11th of May

Photography exhibitions put Scottish creativity in the frame

Asian Art in London to present June pavilion at Art Antiques London

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site