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DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Grace Weaver, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA, Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
April 3, 7pm


Arts Internship Panel
Hunter North, 11th Floor
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY
April 3, 1-3pm


Alvin Lucier, The Queen of the South 
and Ron Kuivila, Sparkline, with acceleration
The Artists' Institute
132 E. 65th Street
New York, NY
April 5, 7pm


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


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

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

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


Grace Weaver, MFASO Lecture

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

April 3, 7pm
 

Arts Internship Panel

Hunter North, 11th Floor
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY

April 3, 1-3pm

Interested in a career in the arts? Join us for lunch and hear about the internship experiences of your fellow students!  Learn about internship requirements, how to earn course credit, and more!  Q&A to follow panel discussion.  Art and Art History majors are encouraged to attend!  Lunch and refreshments will be served.
 

Alvin Lucier, The Queen of the South 
and Ron Kuivila,
Sparkline, with acceleration

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

April 5, 7pm

Alvin Lucier, The Queen of the South (1972)

Drawing on the experiments of 18th century physicist and musician Ernst Chladni and 20th century physician Hans Jenny, Alvin Lucier’s The Queen of the South  attempts a direct visualization of sonic vibration. In 1787, Chladni drew a violin bow along the edge of a brass plate sprinkled with a thin layer of sand. The vibrating surface bounced the granules into symmetrical forms—stars, waves, grids, and labyrinths—he termed “sound figures.” Nearly two centuries later, Jenny published the book Cymatics, which further explored and photographically documented the effects of sound vibrations on various substances. Lucier’s score calls for performers to sing, speak, or play electronic or acoustical instruments to activate responsive surfaces strewn with fine materials in order to make visible the effects of sound. The title is drawn from a figure in alchemy, which attempts the transmutation of one substance into another. The Queen of the South will be performed by Ron Kuivila.

Ron Kuivila, Sparkline, with acceleration (2003)

A spark is the visual analogue of a sound: it appears briefly and then disappears, leaving a trace in the memory. Curiously, the sound of a spark has no “body.” Instead of vibrating (pushing and pulling the air), it literally tears the air via a flow of electrons. For Sparkline, with acceleration, Kuivila records sparks as they jump across parallel wires and then plays back these sounds at a slowly increasing rate. Initially sounding five octaves below, the sound of the spark gradually accelerates until it is several octaves higher than the initial sound and stops.

This event is free, but advance registration is required and space is limited. Please RSVP here.
 

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.
 

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
 

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

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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