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Lizzie Borden
M.I.A. Event
December 15, 7PM


Hunter MFA Thesis Part IV 
Dante Cannatella, Sydney Shavers, Areum Yang, Jake Reed, Nicholas Norris
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
December 17 - January 3


Life as Activity: David Lamelas
Curated by Harper Montgomery
Hunter College Art Galleries Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY
Through December 18

 

Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
Curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber with associate curator Sofia Ramirez of KODA
Organized by KODA and Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter College at Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY 10035
Through January 2022


Virginia Inés Vergara: Subductions
Curated by Arden Sherman
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter College at Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY 10035
Through February 5, 2022


Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti
Traveling Exhibition curated by Arden Sherman
San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Galleries
Through February 19, 2022


FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS



Lisa Corinne Davis in Point of Departure: Abstractions 1958-Present
Tony Bechara, Ross Bleckner, Helen Frankenthaler, Carmen Herrera, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Odili Donald Odita, Mavis Pusey, Stanley Whitney
Sheldon Museum of Art
Through December 31


Peter Dudek in If Tomorrow Comes
BravinLee Programs
526 West 26th Street, Suite 211
New York, NY 10001
Through January 22


Reiner Leist, Fritz König, Beate Passow, Caro Jost, Andrew Mezvinsky,
The Blue Man Group, Monika Bravo
9/11 und die Koenig Kugel 
Koenig Museum
Museen der Stadt Landshut, Germany 
Through February 11, 2022


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES


Collections Assistant, Calder Foundation, Full-Time Permanent, 
Monday-Friday, 10-6 in office, nonflexible


Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers


Creative Time  2022 Winter / Spring Internship Program, Deadline: December 14


MoMI Film Internship: Winter/Spring 2022


IMA MFA Courses: Winter Spring 2022

Queer Art Chat on Materials and Bodies, MoMA online, Tuesday, December 14


The Kress Foundation: fellowships for Middlebury Language Schools 
Deadline: December 15


Virtual Symposium: Past/Present: Collecting, Exhibiting and Conserving Contemporary Art in Asia, January 5-8 


Getty Graduate Internship program for 2022-2023
Deadline: January 10
 


This fall the Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art will be presenting four Thesis Exhibitions featuring the work of twenty-one artists.


Hunter MFA Thesis Part IV 
Dante Cannatella, Nicholas Norris, Sydney Shavers, Areum Yang, Jake Reed,
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

December 17 - January 3

Hunter College Art Galleries are excited to welcome visitors back in-person to our galleries. Upon arriving to the 205 Hudson Gallery, visitors 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination. All visitors must be masked while in the gallery.

 


Life as Activity: David Lamelas 
November 3 – December 18, 2021
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 pm

 

Curated by Harper Montgomery, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art with Sarah Watson, Chief Curator, and Re’al Christian, Lazarus Graduate Curatorial Fellow, and with MA and MFA students enrolled in the curatorial practicum seminar: The Transgressive Itineraries of Conceptualism.
 

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Life as Activity: David Lamelas, an exhibition marking the artist’s first solo show in New York in more than a decade. For over half a century, Lamelas (born 1946, Buenos Aires) has made work that pushes the boundaries of contemporary art by defying conventions of artistic media. Although he is globally recognized as a ground-breaking figure of conceptual art, his explorations with the spatial qualities of film and the signifiers of identity have not been adequately investigated. Life as Activity focuses on Lamelas’s experimentation with film and his examination of identity and narrative fiction in light of his ongoing insistence that his artistic practice has always, in one way or another, been grounded in his sense of himself as a sculptor.

The exhibition brings together sculpture, film, and photography made across many decades and locations to center this aspect of Lamelas’s artistic practice. These works include two key sculptural installations he made in Buenos Aires in 1966 and 1967, Situación de cuatro placas de aluminio (Four Changeable Plaques), a moveable configuration of aluminum sheets, and Limit of a Projection, a spotlight in a dark room; a series of ten photographs shot in London that pose as film stills for a non-existent movie, The Violent Tapes of 1975; and two films, The Desert People, a pseudo-documentary about a road trip to a Native American reservation which was shot in Los Angeles in 1974 and The Invention of Dr. Morel, a film based on the Argentine writer Adolfo Bioy Casares’s novel The Invention of Morel (1940), which was filmed in Potsdam, Germany in 2000. Both films will be screened on an ongoing basis at set times, which will be available on the Leubsdorf Gallery website: leubsdorfgallery.org. Showcasing the ways in which Lamelas makes us aware of how the stories we tell ourselves are shaped by encounters with space and time, all of these works invite us to participate in scenarios in which container, contained, observer, and observed become blurred.

 

On occasion of the exhibition, a publication has been produced that includes texts on Lamelas by Professor Harper Montgomery and students in Hunter’s graduate programs in Art History and Studio Art. Essays focus on twelve works by Lamelas and include previously unpublished materials from the artist’s papers. Published in collaboration with Hirmer Verlag, the book is distributed by the University of Chicago Press and available for purchase here.

Both the book and the exhibition have been developed in close collaboration with David Lamelas, who worked with students via Zoom on both projects during the course of the pandemic, from spring of 2020 through the fall of 2021.

Life as Activity: David Lamelas results from an Artist Seminar Initiative grant awarded by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), which advances scholarship and public engagement with art from Latin America. It was organized under the auspices of ISLAA’s Artist Seminar Initiative, an educational and curatorial program that fosters intimate exchanges between students and living Latin American and Latinx artists.

Additional support for Life as Activity: David Lamelas is made possible by Joan Lazarus, Gagosian Gallery and the James Howell Foundation in support of the Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies, and by the galleries’ sustaining supporters the David Bershad Family Foundation, the Susan V. Bershad Charitable Fund, Inc., Carol and Arthur Goldberg, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, and the Leubsdorf Fund.

Image caption: The Violent Tapes of 1975, 1975. Series of 10 black-and-white photographs on paper, 9 x 12 inches (22.86 x 30.48 cm) each.


Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine

Curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber with associate curator Sofia Ramirez of KODA
Organized by KODA and Hunter East Harlem Gallery

October 13, 2021 - January 2022

https://www.huntereastharlemgallery.org/linapuerta

 

POINT OF DEPARTURE: ABSTRACTIONS 1958–PRESENT
Sheldon Museum of Art
August 13–December 31

Tony Bechara, Ross Bleckner, Lisa Corinne Davis, Helen Frankenthaler, Carmen Herrera, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Odili Donald Odita, Mavis Pusey, Stanley Whitney

 


Peter Dudek in If Tomorrow Comes

November 19 - January 22
 

BravinLee Programs

526 West 26th Street, Suite 211 New York, NY 10001

Hours: 12-5 Wednesday-Saturday
212.462.4404  info@bravinlee.com
 

Creative Time seeks enthusiastic and engaged applicants for our 2022 Winter / Spring Internship Program. 

Our interns gain hands-on experience developing research, producing projects, and contributing to organizational goals. Interns are invited to apply to a specific department including: Events & Development, Programming, and Marketing & Communications. Our interns participate in internal and external planning meetings, attend staff presentations, and travel to local cultural institutions. Interns should be based in the New York City area and able to work in our offices or at local project sites for the duration of the program, January 17 through May 6, 2022. 

More information and application instructions can be found on the Creative Time website. Please submit application materials to internships@creativetime.org by December 14th, 2021.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTIONS PROGRAMMING Creative Time’s Programming Department oversees the curatorial, production, and engagement aspects of our artist commissions, from initial research to producing and running large-scale exhibitions. As a Programming intern, you can expect to conduct curatorial research on artists, projects, and sites; assist in developing community-based events and talks; help to identify potential project partners; and be involved in all of the day-to-day of exhibition production. If you’re interested in learning public art production from inception to execution, the Programming department is the place for you. DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS Our Development Department oversees all fundraising, cultivation and stewardship of our donors and grant-funders. As a Development Intern, you can expect to conduct research on individual and corporate sponsorship; assist with event planning for some of our largest cultivation events including our annual gala; draft text, design proposals, and coordinate grant schedules and materials; and work with the larger Creative Time team to indicate project-related funding needs. Interns will gain skills in grant writing, prospect research, and salesforce database management, preparing you for any future career in the arts or the non-profit sector, including database management and specialized research. If you want to get to know New York’s movers, shakers, and grantmakers, while learning the ins-and-outs of fundraising, the Development department is for you. COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Our Communications team oversees all external communications including our website, social media, mailers, event invitations, video production, and digital archive. As a Comms intern, you can expect to gain experience working within the External Affairs department to create and execute strategic digital campaigns; support programming initiatives; update and organize archives and internal databases; handle image requests on behalf of the institution. Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning about communications and culture at large, excellent written and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong understanding and passion for Creative Time’s mission and programming. If you’re interested in writing, digital strategy or visual communications, we want you on board to draft and develop timely social media posts cross platform; help evolve and create our content and digital strategy; maintain our image archive; conduct research on media outlets.
 


Queer Art Chat on Materials and Bodies

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST Online, Zoom) 
 

Queer Art Chats are a chance to build community among people invested in queer and trans perspectives, art, and liberation. No specialized understanding of art, art history, or queer theory is required; our own experiences and perspectives will form the basis for participation. In each session, participants will work with facilitators and each other to collectively generate ideas about queerness and transness.
 

Queer Art Chat on Materials and Bodies will explore artworks that invoke the idea of bodies using assemblages of organic materials without depicting figures. Together, we will investigate how abstracted forms can gesture to lived, embodied experiences. Register here.

https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/7374#occurrences
 


The Kress Foundation: fellowships for Middlebury Language Schools 
Deadline: December 15

 

The Kress Foundation has awarded the Middlebury Language Schools 5 full fellowships, each covering a summer (tuition, room, & board) in Vermont to study French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

 

The Kress Fellowships are for graduate students in art history with a focus in European art history or art conservation. Preference is given to students who are accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, a Ph.D.

 

The fellowship deadline is December 15th, and our application opens this Monday (Nov. 1)!

 

Molly Baker

Middlebury Language Schools

Kress Fellowship

mjbaker@middlebury.edu
 

Collections Assistant

Calder Foundation, New York

Full-Time Permanent

 

The Calder Foundation—a nonprofit institution dedicated to collecting, exhibiting,

preserving, and interpreting the art and archives of Alexander Calder—is seeking a

Collections Assistant to join the Exhibitions & Registration Department.
 

Primary responsibilities include:

• Performing daily administrative responsibilities related to the Foundation’s

Exhibitions department

• Working on ongoing inventory projects in the Registration and Archives departments

• Cataloguing incoming and outgoing artworks in the inventory system

• Managing the exhibition and long-term loan calendars

• Organizing physical exhibition files and related documents

• Scheduling vendors related to exhibitions and internal projects

• Answering and directing phone calls and emailed requests

• Assisting the Senior Registrar with local, national, and international shipments, which

includes preparing shipping documents, managing and filing bills of lading and

airway bills, creating inventory spreadsheets, and receiving artwork shipments

• Assisting the Deputy Director of Exhibitions with management of exhibition

contracts, insurance schedules, and on-going conservation projects, including archival

research and project timeline management

• Assisting other department directors with administrative or logistical duties as

requested

The applicant should possess extreme attention to detail and the ability to manage logistics

for multiple exhibitions and other ongoing projects at the same time. The Collections

Assistant will be supervised by the Senior Registrar and Deputy Director of Exhibitions but

should be capable of working independently. This is an in-person position, Monday through

Friday.

Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent

• One year of prior registrarial, archival and/or arts administration experience

• Fluency with FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc), and Mac OS

• Since visual literacy is an important aspect of the position, a background in Art or Art

History is preferred

• Experience with art handling is also beneficial to the applicant

The successful candidate will be highly organized, motivated, and a competent multitasker.

They should be able to take direction well and have excellent interpersonal and

communication skills.
 

Starting salary is $45,000/year with a generous benefits package, including paid sick,

vacation leave, and optional 403(b) account.
 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: resume@calder.org
 

The Calder Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all

backgrounds, including those from marginalized communities, and are committed to creating

a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

NO PHONE CALLS OR AGENCIES, PLEASE.
 

Paid Summer 2022 Internship for Graduate Student - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

 

Met Archives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible for research corporate records of the Museum, and promotes an informed and enduring understanding of its institutional history.  Archives holdings date from 1870 through the early 21st century, and document the Met's art collection, past exhibitions, curatorial practice, and administration. The summer 2022 intern will collaborate with staff archivists to preserve digital Museum records, provide reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and engage in historical research. A special focus of the 2022 internship will be metadata analysis and creation for digitized historical records, and transfer of digital assets into the Museum’s DAM.  The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum's diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.

 

MuSe

Join a vibrant community of students at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer! The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards paid ten-week summer internships to graduate students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the Met’s many departments. The Met has over forty department areas, including Museum Archives, that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. In addition to developing skills through special projects with Met staff, MuSe interns train to lead their own public tours in the galleries and participate in a weekly seminar series on museum practice. 

 

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

DEADLINE: January 19, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline. 

 


Virtual Symposium 
“Past/Present: Collecting, Exhibiting and Conserving Contemporary Art in Asia,” January 5-8, 2022 

Hosted by the Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (TMoFA) and supported by the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) 2021 project grant. 

Since the mid-twentieth century, contemporary artists have adapted performance, industrially-fabricated materials, readymades, and time-based media into a contemporary cultural heritage of great complexity. Atop that complexity, the evolving notion of authenticity has deeply challenged traditional museum practices from acquisition and curation to conservation and collection management. While these are global themes, developing regional approaches and solutions help build more effective networks of care. Past/Present: Collecting, Exhibiting and Conserving Contemporary Art in Asia, January 5 - 8, 2022, is a 4-day virtual symposium to lay the groundwork for a regional network of care for contemporary art across Asia. 

The online Symposium will feature 16 talks thematically grouped across four panel discussions. It will provide an overview of regional efforts to collect, install, preserve, and document contemporary art in Asia. It will further address the emerging, yet urgent challenge in the region of caring for contemporary materials across the diverse linguistic, cultural and political landscape. Unlike the non-profit models in western countries, culture institutions in Asia are governed by different restrictions and local regulations. To foster meaningful conversations, each country’s unique ecosystem of societal reform, colonial history, museum structure, culture policy, and funding mechanisms are acknowledged as key contributing factors and presented as a primary point for conversation and discussion. 
The Symposium’s aim is to create a venue for our participants to openly discuss how resources, training, guiding principles, and documentation methods can best be shared within the regional preservation community. It will lay the groundwork for the next stage of the project following the symposium–the formation of a robust regional knowledge-based network for contemporary and time-based media art conservation in Asia. 

The Symposium panelists include practitioners from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the United States, and Canada, as well as local speakers in Taiwan and will include case studies from
contemporary art centers, artist archives and estates, advocacy groups, university gallery spaces and independent art studios. With a diverse set of panelists from different social, cultural, and political backgrounds, the four-day discussion will be designed to help construct regionally feasible workflows and strategies. 
To promote the development of multilingual literature on contemporary collections in Asia, the Symposium will be offered with linguistic and translation support throughout the program. Participants are encouraged to present and communicate in the language they feel most comfortable in order to best discuss their work and publication will include the speaker’s chosen language as well as Chinese and English translations. 

For more information about the program agenda, please visit the registration page.

Registration portal closes at 5:00 p.m January 4th (Taipei Time), 2022. 

About TMoFA 
As a newly-built museum in close proximity to the port of entry, the Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts focuses on establishing its dedicated programs and collections for modern and contemporary art in Taiwan. TMoFA's geographical location embodies its commitment to serve as a hub that will not only cultivate dialogues between local and international communities, but continues to reflect current research developments in the field of contemporary and time-based media art. 

About ACC 
The Asian Cultural Council is a nonprofit foundation that provides opportunities for international cultural exchange to artists, scholars, and arts professionals in Asia and the United States. ACC also convenes arts leaders, fostering dialogue around the importance of cultural exchange in developing understanding and respect across international and cultural borders.
 

Getty Graduate Internship program

Applications are now open for the Getty Graduate Internship program for 2022-2023. Internships are offered in Getty’s four programs—the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation—and in Getty Publications and Getty Digital.

The program is designed for graduate students who intend to pursue careers in the visual arts. Internships are available in areas such as curatorial, conservation, publications, web and new media, public programs, digital projects, and grantmaking.

Please see the list of 
internship position areas and departments.

Applications are due by 5:00pm PT on January 10, 2022.

For more information or to start an online application, visit 
getty.edu/gradinterns.

For questions, email 
gradinterns@getty.edu.
 

 
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