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35 Years After Fashion Moda, a Bronx Gallery Revisits the Landmark Space

by Tiernan Morgan on August 6, 2015

1978. Weary of the Soho art scene, artist Stefan Eins decided to open a new art space in the South Bronx. The space was named Fashion Moda (1978–1993), an abbreviation of the full name painted above its entrance: Fashion 时装 Moda МОДА — the word “fashion” rendered in English, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. The venue, which was praised for responding to the interests of the local community, was instrumental in providing a platform for both Downtown artists and the burgeoning hip-hop and graffiti movements.
Wall Works gallery in the Bronx

Fashion Moda’s first exhibition of graffiti art was curated by artist John Matos (aka Crash) in October 1980. Entitled Graffiti Art Success for America (GAS), the show included work by artists such as Futura, Lady Pink, and John Fekner. Fashion Moda: 35 Years Later, an exhibition of works by artists associated with the space, is currently on display at Wall Works, a one-year-old gallery co-


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UC Irvine Launches Digital Filmmaking Minor

UC IRVINE LAUNCHES DIGITAL FILMMAKING MINOR

IRVINE, Calif. (July 27, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is launching a new Minor in Digital Filmmaking. The Department of Art is accepting applications for the first classes which commence Fall Quarter 2015. The new program will give students across campus the skills to create sophisticated time-based media projects and learn expertise in production. The program boasts a hybrid of traditional and creative approaches with emphasis on the production of new works for delivery online. With the Minor, Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to produce digital film works with content that contributes to the future of film as an art form.

Digital Filmmaking students learn both traditional and experimental components of structure and content. Students will study a range of pre-production, production, and post-production courses to learn how to


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GRADUATE ALUMNUS NORITAKA MINAMI, APPOINTED ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Noritaka Minami (MFA 2011) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, effective August 2015.

Since graduating from UCI, he has taught at Harvard, Wellesley, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and UC Berkeley. He was recently named a recipient of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and has a forthcoming photo book called "1972," set to be published by Kehrer Verlag.


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MARA LONNER, INSTALLS NEW WORK FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY ART COMMISSION

Faculty member Mara Lonner installation of her Los Angeles County Art Commission work for the new community center in San Angelo Park in La Puente.

Image: by Jeff Mclane, courtesy of the artist.


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GRADUATE ALUMNA MARCIA HAFIF, SOLO EXHIBITION AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

Alumna Marcia Hafif, graduate of the first MFA class at UC Irvine's Department of Art, in solo exhibition "Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory" at the Laguna Art Museum through September 27, 2015.

Los Angeles Times article: "It's about time world-famous painter Marcia Hafif gets a SoCal solo museum show."


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Marcia Hafif's Exhibition "From the Inventory" at Laguna Art Museum

Marcia Hafif (MFA ’71) has her first exhibition in California in forty years at the Laguna Art Museum. The exhibition consists of monochromatic installations and a photography series she created while pursuing her MFA at UC Irvine. The exhibition is open from June 28, 2015 through September, 27, 2015.


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UCI Art Undergraduate Honors Program Show 2015

Irvine, CA (June 3, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Art Undergraduate Honors Program of 2015 presents, I hope we can still be friends; a culmination of a year-long studio residency directed by Daniel Joseph Martinez, along with Kevin Appel, Juli Carson and Jennifer Pastor. The six student artists: James Barnes, Adrian Garcia, Garrett Hallman, Jenny Kim, Juan Meneses, and Phonnyta Seng, will exhibit work that manifests their research over the course of the current year. I hope we can still be friends articulates the experience the six artists encountered throughout their residency offering a unique window into each individual’s practice.
James Barnes presents Fanatic, a series of life-sized drawings situated within a space of desire, depicting the artist cannibalizing his professors. The inherently erotic nature of the teacher and student relationship—a relationship alternating between dominance and submission—manifests itself into an


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