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The Warmth of Other Suns
A Discussion on Representations and Perceptions of Migration in Art
Hunter MFA Studios
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
May 23, 7pm


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


Simone Meltesen and Claudia Gerbracht: She Sells
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
May 20 - June 8
Opening reception: May 30, 6-9pm


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


BFA Thesis Exhibition: The End
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY
Through June 16
 

FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Artist Studio: Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY
May 23, 7pm and 9pm


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


Katerina Lanfranco: Shadow Light
HOUSEGallery
1816 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Through June 2


Dance With Me
Featuring Lisa Corinne Davis
Zürcher Gallery
33 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Through June 16


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


Christina Freeman, Assistant Curator
Who Takes Care of New York?
Queens Museum
Opening Reception September 12


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Papers: "Black Feminism in North and Latin American Art"

Open Call for Curatorial Proposals: Word of the Year at HEHG

ProjectArt Residency

Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship

Fall 2019 Internships at The Guggenheim

College Night: Notes on Fashion at the Met

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


The Warmth of Other Suns
A Discussion on Representations and Perceptions of Migration in Art

Hunter MFA Studios
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

Please enter through the 205 Hudson Street Gallery entrance on Canal Street

May 23, 7pm

With Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Vradenburg Director & CEO, The Phillips Collection
Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, the New Museum
and artists Nari Ward and Aliza Nisenbaum
Moderated by Natalie Bell, Associate Curator, the New Museum

The discussion will center around themes in The Phillips Collection's upcoming exhibition The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell, featuring over 75 international artists whose work poses urgent questions around perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis. Opens June 22.
 

Simone Meltesen and Claudia Gerbracht: She Sells

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

May 20 - June 8
Opening reception: May 30, 6-9pm
 

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.
 

BFA Thesis Exhibition: The End

Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
Hunter West Building
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY

May 15 – June 16
Opening reception: May 15, 6–8pm

The Hunter College BFA Program and the Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present the Spring 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, The End, at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, May 15 through June 16, 2019. The exhibition will feature works by Tyler Brown, Clara Cruz, Madeleine Putnam, Jes Sweat, Nicki Wong, and Chunghee Yun. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 6–8pm, during which there will be a durational performance by Nicki Wong. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1–6pm.

Image: Jes Sweat, LYCA, 2019. Stop motion animation.
 

Artist Studio: Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY

May 23, 7pm and 9pm

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade are founding members of the collective My Barbarian, who work at the intersection of theater, visual arts, critical practice, and performance to play with social difficulties, theatricalize historic problems, and imagine ways of being together. Realized as drawings, texts, masks, videos, music, installations, and audience interactions, their projects employ fantasy, humor, and clashing aesthetic sensibilities to cleverly critique artistic, political, and social situations. The duo creates and performs a new work, Star Choir, which was developed while serving as Armory artists-in-residence. The 45-minute musical performance tracks a group of humans who attempt to colonize a hostile planet after the Earth’s decline. Following some wonder and violence, a hybrid species is formed. Star Choir is performed by six singers and musicians playing synthesizer, cello, harp, horn, bass and percussion, and with animated projections.

Star Choir is performed with Hai-Ting Chinn, Tomas Cruz, Tomas Fujiwara, Ariadne Greif, La Toya Lewis, Anthony McGlaun, Ethan Philbrick, Riza Printup, RaShonda Reeves, Kyra Sims, Luke Stewart, and Jorell Williams.
 

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.
 

Katerina Lanfranco: Shadow Light

HOUSEGallery
1816 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Through June 2
 

Valerie Jaudon featured in
Pattern and Decoration


Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Vienna, Austria

Through September 8

Christina Freeman, Assistant Curator

Who Takes Care of New York?

Queens Museum

Opening Reception September 12

Who Takes Care of New York?  is an exploration of the variety of civic groups that exist and thrive in New York City, and the ways that they care for and support their local environments. Displayed through maps, art, and storytelling, this exhibition aims to empower visitors with an understanding of their capacity to make lasting changes in their neighborhoods.

This exhibition is organized by the USDA Forest Service’s New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS) and Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI). The exhibition will also feature artists whose work aligns with the themes of community-based stewardship, civic engagement, and social infrastructure, including artists Magali Duzant and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, as well as two NYC UFS Artists-in-Residence, Matthew Jensen and Julia Oldham.
 


Call for Papers: "Black Feminism in North and Latin American Art"

This session will examine Black North American, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean feminist art; to address the importance of these women in America’s art scene. We will examine how the multiplicity of Afro America’s culture and the dialog with African heritage, North American culture, Latin culture, and transculturalism shaped Art History in a global context. Papers might include topics such as: black art and feminine ritual, art and violence, art and sexuality, black women’s liberation, minorities, the importance of black women artists in widespread cultural identities and politics, and how they contributed to Afrolatinidad, the black movement, and to reshaping America’s art. This session will also examine how race, black consciousness, black diaspora, self-definition, gender, identity, immigration, territories, temporality, postcolonialism, decolonization, geopolitical context, global art, transculturalism, and translocalism are themed within these issues.

Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC), Hilton Hotel, Québec, QC, Canada, October 24 - 27, 2019
Deadline: May 31, 2019

Chairs:
Tatiane de Oliveira Elias | Fernando Scherer
UFSM/Universidade do Porto | Univasf – Brazil/ University of Freiburg - Germany
tatianeelias@hotmail.com | ferscherer2002@gmail.com

Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship

Wave Farm is delighted to announce our first Radio Artist Fellowship, a nine-month, part-time engagement for an American radio artist with strong interests in the history of radio art and related practices . The Fellowship will combine remote work with a minimum of three on-site visits to the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra and WGXC Hudson Studio in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley. Details of the site visit schedule, will be determined in collaboration with the selected artist.

More information here
 

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!
 

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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