“Losing Yourself in the 21st Century” October 1 – November 19, 2009
An exhibition featuring new media work by young, U.S. based women artists addressing questions of identity politics, gender, and sexual orientation in visual and social arenas? What relation, if any, have they forged to feminism, either past or present? How do they envision feminism intersecting with digital cultures and media?
“The Jackie Look: Fade to Black” November 5, 2009
Performance artist Karen Finley presents her work The Jackie Look: Fade to Black at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Taking a fresh look at the life of the former first lady, Finley explored her life using Jackie Kennedy’s first career – photographer – as a launching point for investigating the ways in which we “see” her life.
“Disobedience Archive” December 17, 2009 – January 27, 2010
Curator Marco Scotini presents and the film and video project Disobedience Archive, a collection of films and videos that re-image the artist from witness to agent of change. CENCIA also hosts a symposium exploring the ways in which art has given voice to the challenges of the human spirit.
“Odysseia Project” March 15 – 19, 2010
A celebration of Greek arts and culture sponsored by CENCIA and GSU’s Hellenic Studies Center. Led by GSU School of Music faculty member Nikitas Demos, the project includes special lectures and a concert of new music featuring original paintings by GSU Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design faculty member Ralph Gilbert as part of a multi-media experience.
“Kuchipudi Dance” March 16, 2010
Kuchipudi dance is a South Indian art form that can be traced back to ancient temple ritual practice. Under the direction of Sasikala Penumarthi, members of the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance, Inc. perform a traditional love story of South India.
“Belfast Imagined” March 25, 2010
GSU’s CENCIA and Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art partnered to publish a special issue entitled “Belfast Imagined: Writings, Reflections, and Reveries.” Out of the ravages of civil war, Belfast has developed a vital literature rich in the possibilities of language. Featuring the poetry, fiction, and photography of Belfast artists and culminating in a concert of words and music.
“Italian Film Festival” March 29 – April 4, 2010
Since 2009, CENCIA has been pleased to sponsor the Annual Atlanta Italian Film Festival. Through a partnership with the Miami Italian Film Festival, GSU and the city of Atlanta enjoy the best in contemporary Italian film each spring. Many of the films featured in the 4th annual festival have never been shown in Atlanta.