What makes a virtual exhibition virtual? Are successful virtual exhibitions analogues of physical exhibitions? Or are there qualities that make them entirely different mechanisms for presenting exhibitions?
In this Halsey Talks, we will discuss the characteristics that are essential to virtual exhibitions. We will look at virtual exhibitions created by the Halsey Institute and other museums, many of which out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To join the conversation, RSVP to Bryan Granger at GrangerBW@cofc.edu
About Halsey Talks:
Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, the are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.
Join us for an online screening of Hamid Rahmanian’s film version of Feathers of Fire, a dazzling shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic, Shahnameh.
The vibrant graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the Middle East, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique performed against a cinema-size screen.
A Q&A with designer and director Hamid Rahmanian will follow online directly after the screening.
Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour! Beginning at 7:00 PM, Halsey Institute curators Katie Hirsch and Bryan Granger will lead you on a virtual tour of our current exhibition Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home.
The pair will discuss the exhibition’s origins and the impetus for the project’s various components. Moving through the online exhibition, Katie and Bryan will introduce each artist-respondent pair to explore the many interpretations of the concept of home. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers!
This event is for all levels of Halsey Institute membership. To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain or call (843) 953-5652.
left: Jiha Moon, Yellowave 2019