International Distinguished Artists Symposium & Exhibition
Established in 1994, the week-long International Distinguished Artists Symposium & Exhibition brings artists of international stature to campus. During the event students have the opportunity to assist artists in the construction of their artwork, benefit from visiting artists’ critiques of student work, and attend a variety of lectures, culminating in a symposium moderated by an internationally known art critic, and view an exhibition of work by some of the leading artists of our time.
During the fall of 2009 the Joseloff presented the IDASE: Enchantment, which focused on Romanticism and the figure in academic art, with paintings from the late nineteenth century alongside works by contemporary artists who utilize the genre to engage in wider themes.
The exhibition included painters and illustrators who are dedicated, to some degree, to the rigors of the academy, characterized by a formal process of copying prints from past masters, drawing from plaster casts, and drawing and painting from a nude model. Strictly speaking, drawing was the foundation of all academic painting; there was a hierarchy of subjects, such as history and mythology, with emphasis on detail through an idealized lens.
Artists in this exhibition included:
Philip Akkerman, Bo Bartlett, Robert Bauer, Antoine-Louis Barye, Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Gail Boyajian, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse, Sue Coe, Dean Cornwell, Benjamin Cottam, Kinuko Y. Craft, Gustave Doré, Walter Everett, Paul Fenniak, Walton Ford, Paul Césaire Gairot, Wilhelm Gause, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Sir John Gilbert, RA, Gregory Gillespie, James Gurney, Julie Heffernan, Tom Hunter, Jennifer Knaus, Alison Moritsugu, Odd Nerdrum, Graydon Parrish, Howard Pyle, Sabeen Raja, Briton Rivière, Jenny Scobel, Sandra Scolnik, Magnus von Plessen, Yuqi Wang, Patricia Watwood, Kehinde Wiley, and N.C. Wyeth.
Artists who have participated in past IDASE exhibitions include:
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Ghada Amer, Ida Applebroog, Stephan Balkenhol, Matthew Barney, Jennifer Bartlett, Zoe Beloff, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Victor Burgin, Sir Anthony Caro, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Marlene Creates, John Currin, Willem de Kooning, Paul DeMarinis, Jim Dine, Timothy Druckrey, Chris Drury, Inka Essenhigh, Eric Fischl, Gajin Fujita, Hamish Fulton, Kathleen Gilje, Leon Golub, Robert Gutierrez, Perry Hoberman, David Hockney, Kurt Kauper, R. B. Kitaj, Damian Loeb, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Karen McCoy, Harland Miller, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Roger Palmer, Cornelia Parker, Philip Pearlstein, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Keith Piper, Lari Pittman, Sigmar Polke, Jackson Pollock, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Nicholas Sinclair, Kiki Smith, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Sam Taylor-Wood, Fred Tomaselli, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, VinylVideo (Gebhard Sengmüller), Andy Warhol, Meg Webster, Tom Wesselmann, Stephen Willats and Lisa Yuskavage.