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Dr. Filipe Rocha da Silva, Director of MFA in Studio Art, Exhibits in NYC

Dr. Filipe Rocha da Silva, Director of the MFA in Studio Art program at SACI, exhibits in Blurred Horizons, Contemporary Landscapes, Real and Imagined, opening January 18 in New York City.

For the gallery's 25th anniversary, Art Projects International presents Blurred Horizons: Contemporary Landscapes, Real and Imagined, a special exhibition featuring works by 12 artists: Catherine Opie, Clifford Ross, Filipe Rocha da Silva, Graham Nick son, Il Lee, James Turrell, Mary Heilmann, Myong Hi Kim, Richard Tsao, Seokmin Ko, Yojiro Imasaka and Zhang Jian-Jun. The exhibition will be on view from January 18 to March 31, 2018, at 434 Greenwich Street, in Tribeca. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 18, 6-8pm.

Blurred Horizons reveals the idea of landscape as a powerful force of attraction and influence that affects artist and viewer alike. In bringing together a diverse range of works by an international and multigenerational group, the exhibition allows audiences to be exposed to strong artworks in a symbiotic, thoughtful, and, at times, surprising conversation that elevates beyond theme.

The exhibition presents a selection of works created within the past twenty years, featuring landscapes with a strong abstract quality, abstract works evoking landscapes, and artificially-constructed landscapes. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by Kathryn Calley Galitz that contextualizes these contemporary landscapes within the landscape tradition, with an emphasis on the sublime.

Blurred Horizons also features innovative landscapes in unique formats, including a “wool drawing” by Dr. Filipe Rocha da Silva and an ink scholars' rock by Zhang Jian-Jun.
 

Blurred Horizons
Contemporary Landscapes, Real and Imagined
January 18 – March 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 6–8pm

Learn more about the exhibition
 

Dr. Filipe Rocha da Silva (b. 1954, Portugal) completed undergraduate studies in Arts Plastiques et Sciences de l’Art at the Sorbonne, Paris, France (1973), Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal (1980) and Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy (1982), earned his MFA at Pratt Institute, New York (1985) and his PhD in Visual Arts at Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal (2005). Recent solo exhibitions include: Textile Drawings, Fundação Arpad Szenes Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal (2016) and Wool Drawing, Art Projects International, New York, NY (2015). His work is represented in major collections, including Centro de Arte Moderna do Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Museu da Cidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, La Coruña, Spain.

Find out more about the MFA in Studio Art program at SACI.


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