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July 2013

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Features Two New Exhibitions

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, is presenting two new exhibitions including: reGeneration 2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, curated by William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer, on view through Sept. 15, 2013, and Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: A leaf from my rose garden, organized by SECCA and curated by Steven Matijcio, on view through Sept. 1, 2013.

reGeneration 2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today was produced by the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation, New York, with the support of Pro Helvetia and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

The exhibition showcases the ingenuity of photographers at the outset of their careers, as they navigate in the fast-moving currents of the 21st century. It showcases young practitioners focusing on major themes as diverse as the urban environment, globalization, identity and memory, as well as their hybrid techniques, which allow them to obscure as never before the distinction between reality and fiction.

The Musée de l’Elysée selected the most promising candidates from some 700 entries submitted by 120 of the world’s top photography schools. The result is an inspiring and dynamic collection, featuring both documentary and fictive approaches, film and digital mediums, and spontaneous and highly conceptual work. Following on the success of the original exhibition (which was shown in 10 different cities across North America, Europe, and Asia), the latest edition turns the spotlight on 80 up-and-coming talents from 30 countries.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: A leaf from my rose garden is presented with the support of ART + Islam, a project of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the UNC School of the Arts.

The fluid, dream-like navigation of trans-national iconographies (and their attendant ideologies) inform the work of young Iranian-American artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi. Meeting in the garden paradises of Islamic myth, she marries contrasting traditions of ornamental Persian painting with the defiant splatters and pours of Western abstraction. This exhibition gathers a select grouping of Ilchi’s paintings from the past three years, highlighting her increasingly sculptural application of paint, and her increasingly painterly rendering of politics. At the intersection, figures, animals and armies swim in and out of focus – negotiating a place where the borders of aesthetics are redrawn.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA is also a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 336/725-1904 or visit (www.secca.org).

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