hudsongalleryCopy, Translate, Repeat: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

February 8 – April 1
Opening Reception: Febraury 8, 6-8pm

At a moment of much debate about the status of global contemporary art, this exhibition examines how artworks drawn from the contemporary collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros navigate this complex issue by embracing appropriative strategies for making art. The appropriative act enables the artists in this exhibition to confound conventions of time and space and question narratives of history, art, and progress. By repeating and copying art historical and archival sources, literary texts, and objects made far away and long ago, they collapse distance as near and far or “here” and “there.” In one way or another, all these artists are intervening, inserting themselves, repeating some type of source. If they are all devoted to repeating already extant works and images, they are also dedicated to exploring the cracks, the potential veins of growth and expansion, exploration and discovery, that always existed within the “originals.”

Featuring: Jonathas de Andrade, Armando Andrade Tudela, Juan Carlos Araujo, Waltercio Caldas, Mariana Castillo Deball, Elena Damiani, Josefina Guilisasti, Leandro Katz, Jorge Macchi, Leticia Obeid, Dario Robleto, José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Christian Vinck

Curated by Prof. Harper Montgomery with Hunter MA and MFA Students enrolled in the Advanced Curatorial Certificate.

 

 

Caroline-Wells-ChandlerCaroline Wells Chandler, MFASO Lecture

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

February 9, 7pm

 

 

thprojAmy Butowicz: A Room to Hoist

Thomas Hunter Project Space
Thomas Hunter Building
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

February 5 – 23
Opening Reception: February 9, 6-9pm

The Hunter College Project Space is pleased to present an installation of sculpture by Amy Butowicz. A Room to Hoist brings together a collection of anthropomorphized objects forming assorted bodies from ceramic, found objects, and manipulated canvas. Through the creation of these objects Butowicz engages in the acts of dressing and decorating. As these pieces are treated with glaze, stain, paint, and wallpaper, her work poses questions of revealing and concealment to both contrast and beautify their original form. By decorating decrepit objects, Butowicz contemplates bodily degeneration and the human impulse to conceal the abject.

Visitors will need to get a “guest pass” from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building (930 Lexington Ave.)

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