Subject: Fred Lonidier on Art, Emancipation, and Revolution.
16 August 2015
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
The life-time achievements of artist Fred Lonidier have been celebrated this past year around the world. Our friend, colleague and professor of photography at UCSD has recently “retired” and since has been on the road with exhibits in New York, Paris, Rome and Geneva.
I have been fortunate to know Professor Lonidier for many years, dating back to the 1980s, when we are both engaged in labor/community organizing in San Diego, California. About a decade ago, he was instrumental in rescuing the CEIMSA site, in the name of academic freedom, when Stendhal University administrators made the political decision to ban it from the Grenoble University server because of its controversial content.
This activist-intellectual committed his considerable creative talents to the Border Arts Project in San Diego several decades ago and has built a laudable reputation throughout the West Cost, and beyond. His retirement will be, in typical Lonidier fashion, a beginning and not a closure. A colleague and good friend of philosopher Herbert Marcuse, he still has much to teach us about perception, representation, and social responsibility.
Ø Below, Professor Lonidier shares with us four of his most recent exhibits : at the Palais des Nations and the Centre de la photographie in Geneva, the Istituto Svizzero di Roma, and his 1914 exhibit in New York City at the Whitney Museum.
ü For more information, please visit : http://www.centrephotogeneve.ch/index.php?/archives2015/fred-lonidier--strike/
Professor of American Studies
University of Grenoble-3
Director of Research
University of Paris-Nanterre
Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
From: Fred Lonidier [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2015 9:42 PM
To: Francis Feeley
Subject: Art, Emancipation, and Revolution.
v Palais des Nations
(July 9 through August 21)
ü Centre de la photographie Genève
(June 6 through August 30)
Ø Istituto Svizzero di Roma
(July 6 through September 19)
The Whitney Museum
(The 77th Biennial at the Whitney was on view in New York City from March 7 through May 25)