The Center for Documentary Studies Welcomes Artist-in-Residence Malek Shafi’i

12 Oct

Documentary filmmaker Malek Shafi’i arrives at the Center for Documentary Studies on October 11 to begin his stay as part of the CEC ArtsLink’s Residency Program. Shafi’i supports independent filmmakers in his home country of Afghanistan as director of BASA Film (Afghanistan Cinema Club); members co-produce documentary and narrative films; organize filmmaking courses, public screenings, and festivals, including theAutumn Human Rights Festival; and support foreign production teams inside Afghanistan, among other activities. A welcome reception will be held for Shafi’i at the Center for Documentary Studies, followed by a presentation later in the month; Shafi’i will discuss the origins and activities of BASA as well as his newest film, Mohtarama, which explores the nascent women’s movement in Afghanistan and its struggle for basic political, social, and domestic rights.

Welcome reception
Monday, October 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m.

Center for Documentary Studies
1317 West Pettigrew Street
Durham, North Carolina

Welcome and a big thank you!

9 Oct

Thank you to all the Fellows and to CEC ArtsLink staff for the big birthday surprise! And two cakes!!! Hooray.
Now the fun begins…

CEC ArtsLink Welcomes Our 2012 Fellows!

26 Sep

This year fourteen artists and arts managers are coming from thirteen countries to participate in their ArtsLink Residencies in visual arts and media. Having been chosen through a vigorous application process, this cohort of artists will be hosted by established arts organizations for five weeks all across the United States.

This blog is their opportunity to remember, record, and share their experiences and impressions during their voyages. For many it is their first time in the United States. For us it is the next great step in creating and developing of new strong links between our countries, cultures and arts.

We salute ArtsLink Residencies Fellows 2012 and wish them best of luck!

Zane Datava (Latvia)
hosted by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Los Angeles, CA)

Marianna Dobkowska (Poland)
hosted by Joan Mitchell Center (New Orleans, LA)

Margarita Dorovska (Bulgaria)
hosted by Video Data Bank (Chicago, IL)

Bodibaatar Jigjidsuren (Mongolia)
hosted by NY Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY)

Ana Knezevic (Serbia)
hosted by Oberlin TIMARA Program (Oberlin, OH)

Nina Kurtela (Croatia)
hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)

Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia)
hosted by Hidden City (Philadelphia, PA )

Sergiy Petlyuk (Ukraine)
hosted by Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH)

Kateryna Radchenko (Ukraine)
hosted by Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, CA)

Davor Sanvincenti (Croatia)
hosted by SPACES (Cleveland, OH)

Driton Selmani (Kosovo)
hosted by Flint Public Art Project (Flint, MI)

Abdul Malek Shafi’i (Afghanistan)
hosted by Center for Documentary Studies (Durham, NC)

Tijana Stepanovic (Hungary)
hosted by California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA)

Mkrtich Tonoyan (Armenia)
hosted by 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA)