October 27, 2014

WICE Cultural Studies: Spotlight on Maggie Cardelus

WICE presents its Up Close and Personal series to give you an insider view of the fascinating members and staff who make up this remarkable association.  This week's focus is on Maggie Cardelus, WICE's Cultural Studies instructor. 

Maggie Cardelus is an internationally exhibited multi-media artist whose photo-based works challenge our conventional understanding of photography and stretch its boundaries into drawing, sculpture, installation, and video. Her work is internationally exhibited and collected. At the Accademia di Belle Arti di Santagiulia in Italy, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in studio art and in the theory of photography. She earned her undergraduate degree in studio art and art history from Wellesely College, and her graduate degrees in architecture and fine arts from Columbia University and Hunter College in New York City  

Maggie in her own words:
I am an artist who has worked for 20 years in a variety of media, and most of my work is photo-based. Photo-based work deconstructs photographs and concentrates on specific aspects of the medium, be it its formal qualities like time or flatness, questions related to process, questions related to how society has used photography to document and remember, questions related to its cultural ubiquity and ability to create desire, and much, much more. A look at how contemporary artists delve into these questions is a great way to understand how artists think of photographs not as images but as complex nodes of power that shape how we think.

October 8, 2014

The New Cultural Studies Department

Join WICE in welcoming Nancy Jochimek, the new Cultural Studies Department Director, as she takes this department in the exciting direction of learning experiences with a social twist to them.   Nancy brings to WICE a rich history of working with groups and organizations that use art and cultural events as a fantastic way to bridge the gap between the international and local communities.  

Nancy Jochimek
Cultural Studies Department Director
photo by Ruben Jochimek
As a lawyer turned creative communications manager, Nancy’s extensive experience managing creative talent to produce various projects led her to cofound an organization that promotes art and culture to international communities by way of events that offer both an educational and social experience.  Her organization worked with creative talent and cultural institutions such as the world renowned designer Ron Arad, Bat Sheva Dance troupe, and the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.