Biography and News

Marc Tasman is an Intermedia artist who works in photography, video, performance, and networked media. His research focuses on social tools and their strengths to construct identity and produce narrative meaning, with a particular interest in that range between mediated and performed culture. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies and coordinates the Digital Arts and Culture Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Through teaching and administration, Tasman encourages practices that forge connections to broader learning communities, empowering students to innovate with new media forms and creative enterprises.

CURRENT EVENTS
Installing the Intérieur Trouvé Exhibition at Galerie Remise.
Installing the Intérieur Trouvé Exhibition at Galerie Remise.

Marc Tasman was awarded Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art Award to support his participation in Intérieur Trouvé, a solo exhibition at Galerie Remise in Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec. This work, from the Laurentian Internationale collection, is a series of documentary photographs that explores a family’s connection, over five generations, to the land.

The Family Show at the Back House Gallery
The Family Show at the Back House Gallery

Excerpts from Dear Family, I Love You are on view during the month of July, 2014 at the Back House Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For a viewing, contact proprietors Rebekah Modrak (rmodrak[at]umich) or Nick Tobier (nicktob[at]umich).

Firefighters For Labor banner

One of my photographs from the 2011 Wisconsin Protests, known as Firefighters for Labor, appears in an op-doc video by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger in the New York Times digital edition, July 9, 2014. The video, “A Threat to Internet Freedom,” addressess the latest developments in the concept of Net Neutrality.  http://t.co/56w7KwkwOW

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I’ll be showing some new works from the Tree At Water series in the Marcus Pavilion Gallery:

May 29 – August 18, 2014
at the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
Opening reception May 29 – 7:00-9:00 pm.
Program at 7:30 pm featuring Professor Joel Berkowitz, Director, Helen & Sam Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

For a year, the artists of the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory have been exploring “light” — Light in Jewish tradition. Light as a metaphor. Light in each of our lives. Our exploration and deliberation is the focus of this year’s exhibit.
For more information, contact Jody Hirsh,
jhirsh[at]jccmilwaukee.org / 414.967.8199

 

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