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DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Raúl de Nieves, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA, Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
April 10, 7pm


Do You Believe in Life After Love?
Hunter MFA Thesis Part I
205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
April 11 - April 27
Opening Reception: April 11, 6-9pm


Tauba Auerbach
The Artist's Institute
132 E. 65th Street
New York, NY
April 12 - June 1
Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8pm


do it (in school)
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY
April 12 - June 1
Opening Reception: April 12, 4-8pm


Dawoud Bey, Zabar Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
April 17, 7pm


Karen Tepaz, Loose Forms
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through April 20
 

FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women Making Art in an Unequal (Art) World
Panel Discussion featuring Carrie Moyer
92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
April 30, 7pm


Nari Ward: We the People
New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY
Through May 26


Valerie Jaudon featured in
Pattern and Decoration
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Vienna, Austria
Through September 8


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Catherine Morris on Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Open Call: Humans Are Underrated: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy

Zabar Art Library New Hours

Zabar Art Library News - New Books by Hunter Art and Art History Faculty

The Painting Area is seeking Work Study Studio Monitors

Sculpture Area TA and Work Study Positions for Current MFA Students

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab


Raúl de Nieves, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA, Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

April 10, 7pm
 

Do You Believe in Life After Love?
Hunter MFA Thesis Part I

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

April 11 - April 27
Opening Reception: April 11, 6-9pm

Featuring Jisoo Hur, James Chrzan, Tian Tan, Staver Klitgaard, Hannah Schutzengel, Liz Naiden, Rachel Hillery, Dounia Bendris, Rebecca Baldwin, and Stewart Stout.
 

Tauba Auerbach

The Artist's Institute
132 E. 65th Street
New York, NY

April 12 - June 1
Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8pm

Tauba Auerbach wants to know how matter and energy flow; how rhythms and patterns emerge from and structure these flows; and how electromagnetic flows in the body and brain amount to life and consciousness. To investigate these things, she pours through scientific journals, attends philosophical conferences, and studies YouTube videos on anatomy, magnetism, and molecular biology. But Auerbach is equally engaged by heterodox theories and indigenous wisdom—panpsychism, traditional medicinal practices, ancient string games—viewing the path of knowledge as a spiral that always doubles back to confirm and revive neglected or rejected perspectives. She approaches all these subjects as an artist, embracing art’s subjectivity and taking bias as a data point in her investigation of the world.

Auerbach’s exploration of fluid dynamics is evident in her Extended Object paintings (2018– ), which freeze a field of cascading droplets that appear to vibrate, swirl, and eddy, though they are motionless. Her Ligature Drawings (2017– ) elaborate on the connections between flow patterns and traditions of ornament, following a pulsing line through improvisational—at times sonically amplified and performed—calligraphy. “I don’t want to just draw the rhythm,” she says; “I want to be the rhythm, to sense the rhythms I already am.”

Auerbach’s latest works—her first kinetic sculptures—push this idea further. Rather than picturing the rhythms of fluids and forms, the sculptures are themselves dynamic, allowing a set of key gestures to unfold over time. A soap film fills the central opening of a mechanism referencing Auerbach’s fascination with fascia (the meshwork of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, organs, glands, and blood vessels) and the interstitium (the newly discovered structure of fluid-filled compartments that extends throughout the body and constitutes one of its largest organs). Another pair of sculptures exhibits different types of spin: exploring the dynamism of asymmetry and symmetry, AC and DC currents. A YouTube video library offers an array of approaches to capturing or modeling the microscopic forms and movements at the heart of Auerbach’s current curiosity.
 

do it (in school)

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY

April 12 - June 1
Opening Reception: April 12, 4-8pm

Works created by New York City High School students studying at Art and Design High School in Manhattan; Fordham High School for the Art in Bronx; Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Queens; Manhattan/Hunter Science High School; PS7 8th Graders in East Harlem, among others.

In 1993, the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist together with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, conceived do it, an exhibition based entirely on artists’ instructions that could be followed to create temporary artworks to be displayed as an exhibition. do it challenges traditional exhibition formats, questions authorship, and champions art’s ability to exist beyond a single gallery space. Beginning 26 years ago with 12 sets of instructions, do it has grown to include instructions from 400 artists, and shown in more than 150 art centers in over 15 countries.

Building on this history, the latest version of the exhibition is called do it (in school) and is a selection of instructions that form a study-based curriculum for high school students.
 

Dawoud Bey, Zabar Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

April 17, 7pm

Dawoud Bey began his career as an artist in 1975 with a series of photographs, Harlem, USA, that were later exhibited in his first one-person exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. He has since had numerous exhibitions worldwide, at such institutions as the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other museums worldwide. His works are included in the permanent collections of over fifty museums throughout the United States and Europe.
 

Karen Tepaz, Loose Forms

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through April 20

Thomas Hunter Project Space is pleased to present LOOSE FORMS, a solo exhibition by Karen Tepaz.  This exhibition explores the expressive potential of object and the complex spaces that develop when form, texture and color are blended creating a new place between the blurred lines. 

Tepaz continues her investigation of form and material while experimenting with the scale and presentation of her work.  Tepaz works the balance between surface treatment and color selection and draws correlations from her influences of flowers, language the body and sounds of fluidity.  Both the work and the viewer are free to shift and transform perspective at every angle as each form unfolds naturally, creating an environment for mindful contemplation.

Karen Tepaz, born in Los Angeles, CA, holds an M.F.A in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art and a B.F.A in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach.  Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Sardine gallery, (Brooklyn, NY) CACTTUS gallery (Long Beach, CA), and group shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, BMCC (NY,NY), The Gallery ATLAS (Newburgh, NY), BOMB POP-UP (Brooklyn, NY), Basement Projects (Santa Ana, CA) among others. In 2018 Tepaz co-curated “Flat Touch” and “In Between the Lines” in Steuben Gallery at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY). Tepaz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY 

 

Nari Ward: We the People

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY

Through May 26

“Nari Ward: We the People” will feature over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Ward’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. Since the early 1990s, Ward has produced his works by accumulating staggering amounts of humble materials and repurposing them in consistently surprising ways. His approach evokes a variety of folk traditions and creative acts of recycling from Jamaica, where he was born, as well as the material textures of Harlem, where he has lived and worked for the past twenty-five years. Yet Ward also relies on research into specific histories and sites to uncover connections among geographically and culturally disparate communities and to explore the tension between tradition and transformation.
 

Valerie Jaudon featured in
Pattern and Decoration


Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Vienna, Austria

Through September 8

Catherine Morris on Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

The Art Students League
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY

April 11, 6pm - 7:30pm

Discover the intersections of dress, disability, and politics within Frida Kahlo’s artistic practice through a presentation at The Art Students League of New York by Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Using two recent Brooklyn Museum exhibitions – Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving and Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound– which utilize and examine the biographies of artists with disabilities in very different ways, this talk will discuss curatorial responsibility in regards to presenting individual biographical narratives and the framing of the language of disability in relationship to both contemporary and historical subjects.
 

Zabar Art Library New Hours

The Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 N, is open on Saturdays for the
remainder of the spring term (excluding spring recess Saturdays).
 
Click here for the posted hours.
 

Zabar Art Library News - New Books by Hunter Art and Art History Faculty

Aesthetics at Large, Art, Ethics, Politics / Thierry de Duve

Aesthetics of the Margins : The Margins of Aesthetics / David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro

Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages /  Hendrik Dey, co-author

Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 / curated by Hunter College MA Art History students (and others), with Howard Singerman ; edited by Howard Singerman and Sarah Watson

Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold / includes essay by Emily Braun

Nari Ward - we the people /  New Museum show, ends 5/26

The noisemakers : Estridentismo, vanguardism, and social action in post-revolutionary Mexico / Lynda Klich

Pattern and decoration : ornament as promise -- group show including work by Valerie Jaudon

Sherrie Levine / edited by Howard Singerman

The thing of mine I have loved the best : meaningful jewels / Cynthia Hahn with Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

Visual typologies from the early modern to the contemporary : local contexts and global practices / edited by Lynda Klich and Tara Zanardi
 
The Painting Area is seeking Studio Monitors

Studio Monitors will oversee day-to-day operations of the Painting Studios and Canvas Rack Room in Hunter North Building.

Responsibilities:
  • 
Opening and Closing of the Painting Studios and Canvas Rack Room.

  • Maintaining cleanliness and safety of the studios.

  • Students Sign-in/out.

  • Tool Check-out.

  • Assisting students in proper/safe use of the facility.
Job Requirements:

  • Punctuality and dependability.
  • 
Monitors must feel comfortable engaging with students, and communicate with Public Safety when necessary. 

  • Previous experience and/or interest in painting preferred, but not required.
  • 
There will be a brief training on proper use of the painting studios.
  • Must be eligible for work-study.
4-20 hrs/week 
**Must be able to work one Weekday Evening shift (6-10pm) or Weekend shift (12pm-5pm / 5pm-10pm).

To Apply:
Please Contact Eugina Song, Painting Area Manager
Painting@hunter.cuny.edu
Sculpture Area TA and Work Study Positions for upcoming Fall and Spring semesters:

Hunter College Undergraduate Sculpture Area is looking for current MFA students to TA for Undergraduate Sculpture classes as well as students eligible for work study and open shop monitor positions.

Monitor positions require experience running a sculpture shop following all safety protocol. Monitoring the shop includes working with students from all classes on developing and executing their projects, overseeing safe use of equipment, and maintaining a clean shop.

TA positions may be for elective credit towards degree or not-for-credit. If eligible for Work Study, we can also assist your application process for a paid work study position.To TA for elective credit, students must have completed mid-program and have general experience working with wood shop equipment. TAing for credit will
include holding an additional 3-hour open shop for the students, working with students from all classes on developing and executing their projects and overseeing safe use of equipment.

If you are interested please email Lynn Sullivan at lsulliv@hunter.cuny.edu for more information about hours and positions. Specify any schedule conflicts and a brief description of your experience (we can work with different levels for certain roles within the shop).

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab

Title: Digital Lab Monitor

Location: 205 Hudson, MFA Campus or 68th Street

Qualifications: Must be proficient with Mac computer. Experience with Adobe programs and printing a plus.
Compensation: $15.00 per hour for undergrad / $17 for graduate students, 10-20 hours a week, flexible hours

You must be eligible for WORK-STUDY (Sorry, no international students) and you need to have filled out your FAFSA.

Please check with the financial aid office if you are unsure of your
status: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/finances/financial-aid

For other questions or if you are interested, please contact: huntercmphoto@gmail.com
 
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