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Rajie Cook, Rock and Load (2001)

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Sunday, February 15, 3:00 p.m. Eve Troutt Powell will give a lecture. Dr. Troutt Powell, a History Professor at UGA since 1995, she received MacArthur Fellowship in 2003 for her work in the Middle East. She is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (2003).

Saturday, February 28, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Closing Party featuring music TBA.

During the weekends of January 23 and February 26 ATHICA will be open before, during and after performances at Canopy Studio. Please see www.canopystudio.com for details or call 706.549.8501.
Friday, January 16th, 2004 - Saturday, February 28th, 2004
Piece Process:
17 Israeli, Palestinian, American Jews, Arabs and Muslims from around the US
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz
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Mary Tuma, detail from Resurfacing Palestine (2000) Amie Potsic, detail from Struggle, Jerusalem (1996)
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  • ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is pleased to present its first exhibit of 2004, Piece Process, which features work by a collective of artists from around the United States who all explore the difficult terrain of Israeli-Palestinian relations. Eighteen members of the collective exhibited together for the first time at ARC Gallery in Chicago in the Fall of 2002, an exhibit curated by Granite Amit, an artist in this exhibit. This second exhibit in Athens, GA was spearheaded and organized by artist Mary Tuma, a professor of Fiber Arts at UNC-Charlotte, who showed at ATHICA before in the Visceral exhibit in January 2003. The group is working next on a possible showing at the Puffin Room in SOHO, NYC, NY, this time organized by artist Tom Block, also in this exhibit. Six of the artists traveled to Athens to meet face-to-face and help out during the week before the opening–they truly work together as a team–an inspiring example of a peace process in itself. The artworks, both those newly created for this iteration of Piece Process, and those from the initial exhibition, constitute a variety of artistic responses to the fragility and tragedy of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. To express their feelings towards and thoughts about these complex issues, the artists have created work using a variety of media—including sculpture, DV video, wall relief, painting, installation, sculpture and photography—as well as a variety of approaches, from conceptual to figurative. The artists range from those who have professional gallery affiliation, have shown internationally for many decades and been honored by awards and fellowships to recent BFA graduates and current graduate students. Despite the vast spread in years and experience, the group is bonded by the common desire to make peace. Please see the group's own statements for more insight into their admirable motivations. Lizzie Zucker Saltz, ATHICA Director

    Participating Artists
    Artist Emergency Response (a collective of artists from around the country, based in Chicago), Granite Amit (Chicago, IL), Tom Block (Washington D.C.), Eitan Buganim (Chicago, IL), Rajie Cook (Washington Crossing, PA.), Abdelali Dahrouch (Venice, CA), Hanah Diab (Chicago, IL), Michele Feder-Nadoff (Chicago, IL), Nick Fox-Gieg (Valenica, CA), Elisheva Gur-Arieh (Mt. Aukum/Piedmont, CA), Alexandra Handal (New York City, NY), Kanaan Kanaan (Portland, OR), Shira Leon (Chicago, IL ), John Pitman Weber, (Chicago, IL), Amie Potsic (San Francisco, CA), Mary Tuma (Charlotte, NC)

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