Hunter MFA Studios, 2nd Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
April 11, 7pm
Pattie Chalmers: The Thing of It
Thomas Hunter Project Space
Thomas Hunter Building
68th Street and Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through April 27
Closing Reception: April 27, 6-8pm
Thomas Hunter Project Space is proud to present Pattie Chalmers’ piece “Every Day I Think of You”, a project about the power of objects to remind us of an individual. Each of the 365 terra cotta objects made by Chalmers over the past five months possess an aura of someone she has known.
The School of Survival: Learning with Juan Downey
Curated by Javier Rivero Ramos and Sarah Watson
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
Hunter West Building
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10013
Through May 6
The School of Survival: Learning with Juan Downey foregrounds the relationship between Downey’s artistic and pedagogical practices as illustrated in his works from the series Life Cycles and Mi casa en la playa, produced in the early to mid 1970s while Downey was teaching at Hunter College and Pratt Institute. These works address Downey’s concerns and theories around architecture, ecology, cybernetics, and feedback. Downey sought to redefine architecture as the wielding of invisible forces—physical, social, and psychic. In his assignments, he likewise challenged his students to reconsider their potential as producers of social change through the transformation of space.
The School of Survival: Learning with Juan Downey is made possible by the generous support from the David Bershad Family Foundation, the Susan V. Bershad Charitable Fund, Inc., Carol and Arthur Goldberg, and the Leubsdorf Fund.
Madeline Hollander, Sean Raspet, Sam Lewitt at The Artist’s Institute
132 East 65th Street
New York, NY
Through May 25
Madeline Hollander’s New Max will be performed every Saturday from 2-6pm.
This spring, the Artist’s Institute’s program brings us closer to the surprising, unstable, and powerful capacities of matter. In the physical sciences and economics, we sometimes call this kind of work energetics―the study of the way that energy flows through a system. For the art field, an emphasis on energetics reorients aesthetics to material expression, sometimes a material expression that exceeds that of the artist’s own imagination or will. Through artworks, talks, and other events this spring, the Institute’s fellows are engaging with energy as an animating force. Energy has the capacity to synthesize molecules. Energy heats up a room.
Queenie: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY
Through June 23
Tania Bruguera, Margarita Cabrera, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Melba Carillo, Marta Chilindron, Alessandra Expósito, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Dulce Gomez, Cristina Hernández Botero, Carmen Herrera, Jessica Kairé, Carmen Lomas Garza, Evelyn López de Guzmán, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Marina Núñez del Prado, Liliana Porter, Raquel Rabinovich, Scherezade, Nitza Tufiño, among others.
New artwork commissions by Melissa Calderón, Alessandra Expósito, and Glendalys Medina.
QUEENIE features a selection of artworks by female artists across various media from the permanent collection of El Museo del Barrio. The exhibition highlights the institution’s collection with a particular focus on the female artists and QUEENIE takes its title from a sculpture by Alessandra Expósito. The exhibition brings together works which prompt a multifarious dialogue around society and gender through the artists’ varying perspectives and experiences. As part of the exhibition, HEHG has invited four NYC-based artists to respond to the exhibition with a new commission that further explores the connections among the collecting process, societal change, and a gendered experience.
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