Tania Bruguera, Zabar Visiting Artist Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
May 9, 7pm
The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History is pleased toannounce a public lecture by Tania Bruguera, the Spring 2018 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Hunter’s MFA Studiosat 205 Hudson Street in Tribeca.
For over 25 years Tania Bruguera has created socially engaged performances and installations that examine the nature of political power structures and their effect on the lives of their constituencies. Her research focuses on ways in which art can be applied to everyday political life, and on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness. Her long-term projects are intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics. Her works often expose the social effects of political forces and present global issues of power, migration, censorship, and repression through participatory works that turn “viewers” into “citizens.”
By creating proposals and aesthetic models for others to use and adapt, she defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, and often collaborates with multiple institutions as well as many individuals so that the full realization of her artwork occurs when others adopt and perpetuate it.
Tania Bruguera has been awarded an honorary doctorate by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, selected one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, and was shortlisted for the #Index100 Freedom of Expression Award. She is a Herb Alpert Award winner, and has been a Guggenheim, Radcliffe and Yale World Fellow. She was the
first artist-in-residence in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana: a school, exhibition space, and think tank for activist artists and Cubans.
Michael Fujita: Spring Forward
Thomas Hunter Project Space
Thomas Hunter Building
68th Street and Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through May 25
Opening Reception: May 11, 6-8pm
Thomas Hunter Project Space is proud to present Spring Forward, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Michael Fujita:
“Visual instances trigger personal interest and curiosity, which serves as beginnings of pieces. Through various processes, materials, and the element of time, those visual triggers take on new meaning and identity as objects. Color plays a critical role in my work transforming the assumed identity even further to a playful offering of my perception.”
Alessandra Expósito in Conversation with her Therapist
part of QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
May 17, 7pm
Join us as artist Alessandra Expósito and her “Licensed” Psychotherapist explore recurring themes in her paintings, sculptures and dreams including common childhood maladies, girly animal trophies, pet names for dogs, and the joy of eBay©. The looming spectre of death haunts her work while a lifelong love affair with hypochondria lightens the proceedings.