Copy
News from the Department of Art and Art History
View this email in your browser

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

David Levi Strauss
in Conversation with Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael

Online Event hosted by the Magnum Foundation and Hunter College, Department of Art and Art History
April 23, 7-9pm
Register Here


Michael Lobel:
Inside Vincent’s Creative Process: Van Gogh and Popular Culture
Online Event Hosted by Hunter @ Home
April 23, 3pm
Register here


Hunter East Harlem Gallery: Virtual Studio Visit Program
Open to Uptown artists (living or working in Upper Manhattan and/or the Bronx), Socially Engaged artists, and current Hunter College MFA students.


Hunter MFA Artist Emergency Relief Mutual Aid GoFundMe


Hunter MFA Roundup: Week of April 20 - 26
See what's happening online this week with our Hunter MFA faculty, staff, students, and almuni


MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Sam Sherman


Her Right to K(no)w
Curated by Kristen Clevenson
Featuring artists: A.K. Burns, Vitoria Hadba, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, and Alison Kizu-Blair
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
(Viewable from 119th Street Windows)
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY


FACULTY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lisa Corinne Davis featured on Sound & Vision Podcast


Anthony Hawley in Frieze and The Brooklyn Rail


Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe:
Tabernacles for Trying Times

Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME
Through June 7


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Writing Wrongs 2020 Application, Deadline: May 1

Open Call 2021 at The Shed, Deadline: May 31

Canon Emerging Photographers Contest, Deadline: July 12

Emergency Resources for Artists

Online Events and Resources

Advocacy


David Levi Strauss in Conversation with Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael

Online Event
April 23, 7pm

David Levi Strauss in conversation with Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael, discusses the new book CO-ILLUSION Dispatches from the End of Communication (MIT Press 2020). Co-hosted with the Magnum Foundation.

Register here for Zoom link
 

Michael Lobel: Inside Vincent’s Creative Process: Van Gogh and Popular Culture

Online Event Hosted by Hunter @ Home

April 23, 3pm

Register here

Renowned and prize-winning art historian Michael Lobel, Professor, Art History at Hunter College, shares insights from his ground-breaking research exploring the influences from the period’s print popular culture on the thinking and art of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most beloved and enigmatic artists of all time. While we’ve all seen the work of Van Gogh in innumerable printed formats—in posters, exhibition catalogues, and full-color reproductions of all sorts—many are less familiar with the artist’s keen interest in the print culture of his time. This lecture will survey some of Van Gogh’s most significant influences of that type, particularly from the 19th-century English illustrated press, and explore their profound impact on his thinking and his art. Event will conclude with live virtual Q&A.
 

Hunter East Harlem Gallery: Virtual Studio Visit Program

As a result of the shuttered doors of our galleries, Hunter East Harlem Gallery is bolstering digital outreach and remote networking during the quarantine period of the Coronavirus pandemic. Due to an influx of requests from our network: we have decided to focus on our specific arts community: Uptown artists (Upper Manhattan and the Bronx), Socially Engaged artists and Hunter College MFAs.

From April 20th onwards, HEHG will be conducting digital studio visits with artists in our community as a gesture of service and as a networking tool during this isolating time. We have invited very special guest curators to join us during these meetings.

We are viewing these visits as mutual networking opportunities -- where we can introduce the talented artists of our community to amazing curators, and to the initiatives of HEHG.
If you are an Uptown artist (living or working in Upper Manhattan and/or the Bronx), a Socially Engaged artist, or a current Hunter College MFA student and you are interested in participating in a virtual studio visit, please email us at huntereastharlem@gmail.com with a link to your website and tell us (in less than 250 words) why this program appeals to you (capacity is limited). 

Some of the curators who are donating their time include:
  • Marie Vickles, Director of Education, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  • Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Katie Hood Morgan, Program Director, FOR-SITE Foundation
  • Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio
  • José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director & Chief Curator, Storefront for Art & Architecture
  • Alaina Feldman, Director and Curator, Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College CUNY
  • Natalia Viera Salgado, Independent Curator & Curatorial Consultant
  • Gabriel de Guzman, Curator & Director of Exhibitions, Smack Mellon, NYC
  • María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  • and more...

Hunter MFA Artist Emergency Relief Mutual Aid GoFundMe

The MFA Student Organization (MFASO) of the Hunter MFA Studio Art Program is raising money to support Hunter MFA students who are suffering major financial losses as a result of closures and lost income from Covid-19. Our intention is to collectively raise funds to provide emergency resources to those who need it as our government is doing little to protect our well-being, employment insurance is massively overwhelmed, and stimulus package checks are now expected to reach constituents in August. Hunter College is a public institution - our 108 students are made up of working artists, low-income students with little or no support, artists who support families, and international students who have traveled across the globe for this education at great financial cost. We work in industries or services that have been highly impacted by Covid-19 or are often in precarious employment with little to no protections or stability.

We seek to provide support for our fellow artists and MFA candidates whose livelihoods are being affected by this pandemic. Whether it's from cancelled gigs, lost jobs, or a lack of business due to coronavirus scares, we hope to orchestrate an egalitarian approach to crowdsourcing for the artists in our program who need support. If you are financially able, please consider donating the money that you would have spent on tickets to live performances, exhibitions, movie theaters, or other cultural events to artist organizations, arts nonprofits, and artists like us, trying to make it through this together. 

We know that many are not able to give financially at this time; please consider sharing if you are unable to give. Thank you!

Donate here

Hunter MFA Roundup: Week of April 20 - 26

There is a lot happening in the Hunter MFA department, now and in the coming months. Our community of faculty and students continues to work from home until we can reopen our facilities.
 
 
MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Sam Sherman

Sam Sherman (b. 1994, Boston, MA) is a mixed-media artist living and working in New York. His work examines the history of the mass media’s dissemination of information, especially coverage of international conflict and violence, and its intersection with personal and family histories. Recent projects investigate cable news coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
 

Her Right to K(no)w

Hunter East Harlem Gallery

2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY

Although the gallery is closed indefinitely, this show is viewable from the 119th Street windows.

Curated by Kristen Clevenson, M.A. candidate, Art History, Hunter College 

Featuring artists: A.K. Burns, Vitoria Hadba, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, and Alison Kizu-Blair

As dozens of women began to step forward during the historic 2017 “Me Too” movement, they sought justice against those who had abused their bodies; justice after the fact. Still today, women are not offered the knowledge, research, or means to protect and control ourselves from abuses of power and the exploitation of our physical being. For centuries politicians and marketing teams have used women’s bodies to establish social norms, professional hierarchies, and health and beauty standards. These status quos, advertisements, research studies, and policies put women at risk of toxic practices and, in some cases, of literally ingesting toxins. For example, before 1906 manufacturers were not required to disclose “poisonous or deleterious” substances in medicine;1 it was not until 1938 that the FDA began regulating ingredients in cosmetics;2 and today there is still no policy requiring research of contents of tampons or menstrual products.3 Her Right to Know presents archival documents and marketing material alongside contemporary artworks that aim to open up a dialogue about women’s bodies and health, and the social injustices that have been placed on women dating back to the 18th century and continue into present day. 

Exploring women’s relationships to medicine, cosmetics, health, and control, contemporary artists A.K. Burns, Vitoria Hadba, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, and Alison Kizu-Blair illuminate and explode many of the constructs and associations of the female body. Burns presents an IUD Anti-Fertility Necklace to “ward off capitalist reproductive politics.”4 Hadba’s sculptures depict menstruation products as simultaneously violent – their shape mimics bullets – and valuable, as they “ameliorate the discomforts of women’s physiology.” Meyer manipulates imagery of fallopian tubes and uterus into scales of justice, highlighting the authority of the judicial system in highly personal decisions regarding a woman’s reproductive rights in Cunt Quilt (Choice). In her work IUD / IED, which is an IUD scaled to fit the Statue of Liberty’s uterus, Meyer further draws attention to the female body as a place for political discourse. Kizu-Blair’s snarky makeup tutorial HAG to SWAG walks the line between the attractive and the repulsive, questioning notions of beauty and performances of femininity. Displayed alongside archival material from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artworks draw out problems and connections across centuries of women’s health. 
 
1 New York Historical Society, “Female Remedies,” November 2, 2018 - May 27, 2019, https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibi tions/female-remedies. 
2 Priyanka Narayan, “The cosmetics industry has avoided strict regulation for over a century. Now rising health concerns has FDA inquiring,” CNBC, August 2, 2018, https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/01/fda-begins-first-inquiry-of-lightly-regulated-cosmetics-industry.html. 
3 Jamie Kohen, “The History of the Regulation of Menstrual Tampons” LEDA at Harvard Law School, April 6, 2001, https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/8852185/Kohen.html?sequence=2. New York representatives have pushed to pass the Menstrual Products Right to Know Act for years, but have been unsuccessful. 
4 A.K.Burns, “IUD Anti-Fertility Necklace,” https://akburns.net/ephemera/iud-anti-fertility-necklace/.

 

Anthony Hawley in Frieze and The Brooklyn Rail

Anthony Hawley reviews This Year's Berlinale Film Festival (pictured) in Frieze and is in conversation with Romanian New Wave director Corneliu Porumboiu in The Brooklyn Rail.
 

Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times

Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME

Through June 7

The PMA is honored to present Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times, an exhibition that reimagines a familiar form of religious furniture—the tabernacle—as a symbolic location for cultural values such as justice, equality, and knowledge. Throughout their decades-long careers, sculptor Sheila Pepe and painter Carrie Moyer have achieved international acclaim through abstract works that are rich with color and materiality, incorporating diverse themes of craft, feminism, and queer activism.

The Portland Museum of Art is closed indefinitely but Tabernacles for Trying Times is featured in a video walk through available on the PMA's homepage.
 

Writing Wrongs 2020 Application, Deadline: May 1

Topic: Racism

We are looking for college students who have skills in: Writing/Editing, Print Design, Photography, Videography, and Social Media.

Students will interview and photograph people who want to share their experiences and create a print book with the stories of challenges faced by African-Americans in our communities. They will also digitally record interviewees and staff members to create videos that will go on our website.

More information here
 

Open Call 2021 at The Shed, Deadline: May 31

Born out of The Shed’s commitment to supporting early-career artists and a diverse range of voices and experiences, our Open Call program selects, fosters, and presents new work across all forms and media from NYC-based artists who have not yet received major support. Participants for Open Call’s second edition will be selected in summer 2020 by leaders in their fields, including other artists, cultural programmers, academics, and members of The Shed’s staff. The Shed will support these projects with a commissioning fee of up to $15,000 per artist or collective, paid in installments based on milestones.

In 2021, Open Call will occupy various spaces at The Shed, including one of our galleries, The Griffin Theater, and our outdoor Plaza, allowing for the presentation of a diversity of artistic experiences and perspectives in these newly commissioned works. We will accept applications for Open Call via the Submittable website between April 13 and May 31, 2020. There is no processing fee for The Shed’s Open Call application.

Organized by Emma Enderby, Chief Curator; Tamara McCaw, Chief Civic Program Officer; and Solana Chehtman, Director of Civic Programs. The program was conceived by The Shed’s Artistic Director Alex Poots, Tamara McCaw, Emma Enderby, and Senior Program Advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Apply here
 

Canon Emerging Photographers Contest

Students, recent graduates and early career photographers: Demonstrate your vision and talent by entering six original photos and an accompanying essay for a chance to win a Canon Palm Springs Photo Festival 2020 Experience.

Deadline July 12

More information here
 

Emergency Resources for Artists

Online Events and Resources

Advocacy
 
Twitter
Facebook
Website
SUBMISSIONS:

To submit content for the newsletter, please send all announcements
formatted as JPEGS to this address: hunterartdeptnewsletter@gmail.com


DEADLINE
Monday at 11AM

CONTENT
Submissions can include
*Department Sponsored Events
*Hunter Faculty & Staff Events or Announcements
*Internal or External Opportunities

DETAILS
*Limit the text of your announcement to 100 words.
*When possible, please include a link to an external page.
*Include all images as jpeg files.
*We will include your jpeg as is when we receive it.
*The size limit for all jpegs is 800 pixels on the longest side.

Copyright © 2018 Hunter College, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:  hunterartdept@gmail.com



unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Hunter Art Department Events · 695 Park Avenue · New York, NY 10065 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp