Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A- Lab Forum -PORTRAITURE- 11/19/11 Queens Media Arts Development @ Crossing Art Gallery

Salon de Belleza 2011 Harlem, NYC.© Ruben Natal San Miguel

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development

A-Lab Forum

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 2 - 4 PM

Crossing Art Gallery
136-17 39th Avenue at Main Street
Flushing, Queens-New York

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, continues the presentation of A-Lab Forum in November. The program is a series of monthly discussions designed as an opportunity for artists, working in various media, to present their work, share their visions and ideas in relation to selected topics and concepts in the field of art production, collaboration, and critical thinking. Each forum consists of a presentation by selected artists, followed by a discussion period with attending audience. Participating artists are identified and invited by the curator / facilitator from a pull of entries for that month. Forums are open to the general public, and are free of charge.

A-Lab Forum: PORTRAITURE focuses on notions of Photo Portraiture, their meaning and mythology in the actual context of digital production. In addition, the program explores questions pertaining to the nature of portraiture as object of art, documentation of a lucrative reality or as a simple expression of the photographed subject. Selected and invited artists / photographers explore and use Portraiture as testimony of contemporary art practice or representation of a socio-historical moment. Many of the works originate as individual explorations while others are part of a body of work. Curated by Maria Fernanda Hubeaut.

Participating Artists:

Michael J DiRaimondo
Gerard H. Gaskin 
Mindy Katzman
Ruben Natal San Miguel
Damaso Reyes

Location & Directions:

Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue at Main Street, Flushing, NY.
7 train to Main Street Flushing. Walk one block on Main Street to 39th Ave (Opposite direction of the LIRR Overpass). Turn Right on 39th Ave & enter Queens Crossing (Large Glass Façade with Blue & Pink Flowers). Take the stairs or elevator to the Ground Floor. Phone: 212-359-4333.

About A-Lab:
A-Lab is an artists’ collective initiated by New-media artist, Hector Canonge. From its inception in 2009, A-Lab's mission has been to promote and forge stronger collaborative projects for artists working and/or living in NYC. A-Lab is an independent initiative whose mission is to inform and assist artists in various aspects of their development. A-Lab's monthly meetings have been designed as a collaborative effort among artists to share resources, know-how, and experience to compete in the market place. In addition, A-Lab highly encourages and supports social activities to take place in local businesses and institutions in New York City. The convergence of the Arts and Community Building is another important component of the A-Lab as members can propose performances, shows, music gatherings, poetry readings, projections, public interventions, and more, in and around the various boroughs.

For more information contact: alab.forum@gmail.com

A-Lab and the A-Lab Forum are independent initiatives supported by QMAD
Monthly presentations are hosted at Crossing Art Gallery.



Hello Everybody!

This Saturday , November 19, 2011. I will be one of the speakers and will be discussing my photography works  at the A-Lab Forum for Portraiture. Hope you can make it. Curated by Maria Fernanda Hubeaut.

Best regards,

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