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May 2021

Location: HCCC’s Facebook Live

Virtual Resident Artist Talks:

May 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Center for Photography

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Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Center for Photography live on Facebook for a joint virtual talk by current resident artists, Hillerbrand+Magsamen. The Houston-based artists are the recipients of the inaugural Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency, offered by HCCC and Houston Center for Photography. The three-month residency was created in response to the growing number of artists who are working at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography, supporting those with an experimental, multidisciplinary edge, who are testing…

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HCP Annual Membership Meeting

May 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dear HCP Member, Thank you for your support of the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) during this very challenging year. Our shared experiences of the past 18 months have demonstrated the power of interpersonal connection in any form, and we are proud to have been able to continue to provide so many of you with means of forging new and maintaining old connections through HCP. Creating community through our membership program is central to HCP's mission. As a member of…

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June 2021

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T.V. to See the Sky, Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V.

June 21, 2021 @ 7:42 am - June 22, 2021 @ 7:42 am

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T.V. to See the Sky Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V. June 21, 2021, beginning at sunrise 5:42AM Pacific Standard Time and continuing for 24 hours This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of SKY T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc." SKY T.V. 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a…

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July 2021

Location: HCP Online

Words And Pictures Lecture Series: In Conversation: Briana Vargas (2020 Carol Crow Fellow) and Mauricio Palos (documentarist and cultural promoter, San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

July 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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What does it mean to make photographic work about and in a community? What are the ethics of telling others’ stories? How can these stories transcend regional and national borders, and connect disparate communities? Finally, what can pictures do, and what are their limitations? Join HCP’s 2020 Carol Crow Memorial Fellow, Briana Vargas, and Mauricio Palos, award-winning documentalist and cultural promoter, as they discuss these questions around Centro Cultural Tenexcalco, where Vargas realized her fellowship body of work, Dicen. Founded…

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Location: HCP Online

Words and Pictures: In Conversation: Elizabeth Bick and Dorota Biczel

July 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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MOVEMENT STUDY III: CIRCLING A HAWK by Elizabeth Bick In Conversation: Elizabeth Bick (2020 HCP Fellow) and Dorota Biczel (ED and Curator, HCP) How can photography be intermediatic? What even are the intermedia? How does an intermediatic approach alter customary expectations of distance and intimacy in photography? Artist Elizabeth Bick and HCP’s Executive Director and Curator, Dorota Biczel, discuss Bick’s practice informed by her training in modern dance. At the core of Bick’s work are relationships between architecture, urban fabric,…

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August 2021

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Celebrating 38th Center Annual: Kris Graves & Artists in Conversation

August 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$Free

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Join Juror Kris Graves and the artists of 38th Center Annual in an online celebration for the show! Over the past weeks, Center Annual has provided a diverse range of works to be viewed by the public at HCP. The show, as Graves states, contains "imagery that has the potential to change stagnant viewpoints about the world we live in." Save the date and be a part of the conversation! The event will take place on Thursday, August 26, 5:00–6:30pm…

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September 2021

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Members’ Critique Group with the Curator and Artists of A Composition of Possibilities

September 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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In Conversation: Leslie Moody Castro, Andrea Martínez, Fabiola Menchelli, and Mike Counahan

September 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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December 2021

Screening and Conversation with Yue Nakayama and Dorota Biczel: Looking for Love (and Job)

December 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Attend the Screening! Join our 2021 Carol Crow Memorial Fellow, Yue Nakayama, and HCP’s Executive Director & Curator, Dorota Biczel, for a screening and conversation about Nakayama’s Fellowship project, a 19-minute video entitled Looking for Love (and Job). The artist is back in Houston for the holidays, and the conversation will delve deep into the subjects of art-, place-, and relationship-making in the Gulf Coast. For several years, Nakayama’s films have tenderly and humorously explored how different belief and value…

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January 2022

In Conversation: Aaron Turner on Black Alchemy

January 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom,

Attend the Event! - Thursday, January 6th, 2022 Before the 2021 Fellowship exhibition closes, join the 2021 HCP Fellowship recipient, Aaron Turner, and HCP’s Executive Director & Curator, Dorota Biczel, for a virtual conversation about the artist’s ongoing project, Black Alchemy. The conversation will illuminate Turner’s process, focusing on the roles that the studio, darkroom, and printing play in producing the work’s overall effects. The process is quintessential in the artist’s ongoing investigation of Blackness as a material, as an…

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