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DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Things in Space:  Free Figure Drawing
part of Hans Hoffman: The California Exhibitions
Leubsdorf Gallery

132 East 68th Street
New York, NY
May 1, 1-3pm


Worker Photography + Print Media
A Crossway Foundation Panel with
Maggie Innes, Christian Joschke, and Andres Zervigon
Hunter North, 1527
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY
May 1, 6:30-8:00pm


Mayday
Hunter MFA Thesis Part II
205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
May 9 - May 25


Emily Jacir, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
May 10, 7pm


Malin Abrahamsson, Spaceholders
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through May 18


Tauba Auerbach
The Artist's Institute
132 E. 65th Street
New York, NY
Through June 1


do it (in school)
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY
Through June 1
 

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


Juan Sanchez: A Conversation with Edward J. Sullivan
The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
1 East 78th Street
New York, NY
April 30, 6:30pm


Katerina Lanfranco: Shadow Light
HOUSEGallery
1816 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Opening Reception: May 3, 6-9pm
Through June 2


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
 

College Night: Notes on Fashion at the Met

Humans Are Underrated: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy – Media-N Call for Papers

Guggenheim Museum 2019-2020 Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

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


Worker Photography + Print Media
A Crossway Foundation Panel with Maggie Innes, Christian Joschke, and Andres Zervigon

Hunter North, 1527
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY

May 1, 6:30-8:00pm

Emily Jacir, MFASO Lecture

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

May 10, 7pm

Emily Jacir is a Palestinian artist and filmmaker. Born in Bethlehem in 1973, Jacir spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, attending high school in Italy. She attended Memphis College of Art and graduated with an art degree. She divides her time between Rome, Italy and Ramallah.

Jacir works in a variety of media including film, photography, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. She has exhibited extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East since 1994, holding solo exhibitions in places including New York City, Los Angeles, Ramallah, Beirut, London and Linz.

Active in the building of Ramallah's art scene since 1999, Jacir has also worked with various organizations including the A. M. Qattan Foundation, al-Ma'mal Foundation and the Sakakini Cultural Center. She has been involved in creating numerous projects and events such as Birzeit's Virtual Art Gallery. She also founded and curated the first International Video Festival in Ramallah in 2002.She curated a selection of shorts; Palestinian Revolution Cinema (1968 – 1982) which went on tour in 2007. Between 2000 - 2002 she curated several Arab Film programs in NYC with Alwan for the Arts including the first Palestinian Film Festival in 2002. She works as a full-time professor at the vanguard International Academy of Art Palestine since it opened its doors in 2006 and she also served on its Academic Board from 2006 through 2012. Jacir led the first year of the Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program in Beirut (2011-2012) and created the curriculum and programming after serving on the founding year of the Curricular Committee from 2010-2011. (Wikipedia)
 

Malin Abrahamsson: Spaceholders

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through May 18

Thomas Hunter Project Space is pleased to present SPACEHOLDERS, a solo exhibition by Malin Abrahamsson:  

"At the heart of my practice lies an interest in transformation: the process through which a thing, place, state, or being changes into something entirely new. The organic world is defined by such metamorphosis, but profound existential change is no less vital to human life. Driven by intuition and experimentation, my current work in Spaceholders conceptually revolves around the idea, shape, and purpose of the vessel. The small-scale mixed-media objects are wonky and impractical containers for everything that is important. Drawn to ceramics for its transformative qualities, I love listening in on the ceaseless chatter between color, contrast, texture, and form."
 

Tauba Auerbach

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

Through June 1

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

Through June 1

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.
 

Katerina Lanfranco: Shadow Light

HOUSEGallery
1816 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Opening Reception: May 3, 6-9pm
Artist Talk and Poetry Reading, May 19, 4-7pm
Through June 2
 

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

College Night: Notes on Fashion at the Met

May 23, 6:30–9:30pm

Students are invited to The Met after hours for drinks, dancing, and art-making to celebrate student fashion designers and The Costume Institute exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.

Special guests include Mel OttenbergJack Mizrahi, and the co-creators of @everyoutfitonsatc, Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni.

This event is free and open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students only.
Space is limited and registration is required, so students should register now!
 

Humans Are Underrated: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy – Media-N Call for Papers

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for a special themed issue on the changing status of art and labor in the digital age. The issue borrows its title from a best-selling managerial tract, Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will, which instructs companies on how to prioritize and reward undervalued forms of human labor as an effective business strategy in an age of increasing automation.

More info here
 
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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