Friday Five With Virginia Shore

Friday Five With Virginia Shore

Virginia Shore

Virginia Shore is a Washington, DC-based curator and advisor with a specialty in contemporary skill in all media. Her career has been dedicated to expanding the role of visual arts as a means of racial finesse. Virginia has curated more than 200 international collections and exhibitions for public and private accumulations, and overseen various off site-specific boards. Throughout the years, she has established relationships with several hundreds of artists, architects, curators, groundworks, merchants, collectors and academies various regions of the world. Her current activities and partnerships include the Barack Obama Foundation/ Obama Presidential Center, the Emerson Collective, the Fredriksen Family Collection in partnership with the New National Museum of Norway, and the HALL Group for the recent opening of HALL Arts Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Today Virginia is meeting us for Friday Five!

dog laying down on carpet

1. Elson& Company Lola, our sugared girlfriend constituting on my favorite carpet by DC-based Elson& Company. Diane Elson is a dear friend who worked closely with Oscar de La Renta on this pattern. He was one of a handful of contributing designers for the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Tibet House New York. Elson and Company also contributed a carpet for the Embassy Beijing project. That carpet devised by @ FabienBaron in a gap with commissionings by Maya Lin, Laura Owens and Anne Chu.

head sculpture

2 Avish Khebrehzadeh, “Untitled”( Blowing Bubbles ), 2018 Avish’s work is timeless. She is an incredible multifaceted craftsman working in animation, selecting, decorating, effigy and installing. Her work is influenced by her events as the migrants. She was born in Tehran and has lived in Madagascar, UK, Italy, and lucky for me, she now lives in Washington, DC. I first fulfilled Avish at a restaurant, she was the hostess. We struck up a speech which resulted in me visiting her studio weeks later. We have been friends ever since. In her messages, “I like to be frugal in establishing the visual information to witness. I miss each witnes to participate and finish the story with his or her own imagination.”


3. Assateague National Park During Covid, my family and I have taken various day trips to Assateague National Park. It’s a 37 -mile long barrier island along the Atlantic Coast of Maryland and Virginia, best knows we the sea, mad horses, knolls, birding, forest and marsh habitats. Horse and wild pony spy is the objective, but a few cases hours on the coast seems to restore the person and fulfilling its periodic need to escape the redundancy of it all.

stack of books

4. Skills Journals+ Catalogues These are true friends of curators and many more. They’re water resources for investigate, documentation, storages, perceptions and inspiration, such as Carrie Mae Weems’, Social Studies, 2010. “Despite the variety of my investigates, throughout it all it has been my contention that my responsibility as an craftsman is to work, to sing for my supper, to make art, beautiful and potent, that adds and discovers; to beautify the mess of a tangled world-wide, to mend the sick and feed the helpless; to exclaim bravely from the roof-tops and whirlwind barricaded doorways and utter the specifics of our historic moment.”

large tree

5. My Favorite Tree It’s located in a beautiful ballpark about 1/2 couple miles out in Dumbarton Oaks Park. A beautiful common in the middle of the city located within Rock Creek Parkway, an oasis run by the National Park Service. The park was actually designed by Beatrix Farrand, America’s first successful female landscape architect and is considered to be one of the finest garden designs in American countryside history.

Work by Virginia Shore 😛 TAGEND

“Three of the projects I recently curated come to mind, each with particular attention paid to the backbone and power of diversification in all forms. Diversity of the artists; hasten, gender, ethnicity, identity. Diversity of the objects, fabrics, perspective, and eyesight.” By The People” by Halycon, the first DC festival to connect five quadrants of the city, with the main theme of overcoming sorrow, regenerating, life and happiness. Also, the collection for Hallways Art Hotel and the permanent collection for the US Embassy in Pakistan. For each project I is cooperating with over 50 craftsmen on site-specific commissions and concepts.”

public art

By The People by Halcyon, Imran Qureshi

art installation

Hall Arts Hotel, Alison Watt, Nekisha Durrett, Lava Thomas, Eva Rothschild

art installation

Pakistan Project, Marie Watt

art installation

YOU VOTE, Filip Wolak

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