Instagram Live: Hunter College Photography – May 20, 5:30-6pm

Instagram Live: Hunter College Photography

May 20, 5:30-6pm

Christina Freeman’s Alternative Approaches to Photography Spring 2020 students present their work with a Q&A


In order of appearance:

Chloe Trang
Zoe Rosenberg
Matthew Ho
Anna Smetana
Kimberly Hibbert
Theresa Vu
James Demiro
Miyah Harris
Madison Paredes
Genesis Salinas
Jack Graziano

Image credit: Chloe Trang

MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Kristina Schmidt


MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Kristina Schmidt

Kristina Schmidt is a painting and multi-media artist based in Munich, (DE) and New York City, (USA). Kristina’s work spans across mediums, from paintings to sound, objects to video, and performances to collaboration. She employs traditional fine art techniques and materials, as well as strategies and logics appropriated from Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Culture and video games. By utilizing various sequential repetitions and continuous, playful wit, Kristina connects the formally dissimilar works to a bigger picture, tracing the artwork as a potential commodity while highlighting the artist’s role in the capitalist society.


MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Eric Lotzer

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Eric Lotzer lives and works in New York City. His work explores the uncomfortable yet attractive aspects of human subconscious and sexual behavior. Merging personal experience with photographic source material, Lotzer’s paintings and drawings of the male body capture the grotesque and alluring world of the gay experience. Succumbing to passionate mania, the characters in his work escape into a state of euphoria by engaging in the very behaviors that push them past the realm of heteronormativity to a place distinctly human.

Nelson Social Justice Lecture with Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe – Online Event, May 14, 4:30pm


Nelson Social Justice Lecture with Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe

Portland Museum of Art – Online Event

May 14, 4:30pm

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The Leonard and Merle Nelson Social Justice Fund at the Portland Museum of Art honors artists who inform their work with themes of social justice.
Tune in for this special free digital event as PMA Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jaime DeSimone explores the feminist ideologies of the artists behind Tabernacles for Trying Times.

Night Shades and Phantoms: An Exhibition of Works by Robert Rauschenberg, Catalog Co-edited by Emily Braun

Night Shades and Phantoms: An Exhibition of Works by Robert Rauschenberg

Catalog published online by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Co-edited by Emily Braun
The exhibition catalogue produced by the Hunter MA Program in Art History Curatorial Certificate and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is now available on the Rauschenberg Foundation website! As part of a curatorial practicum course led by Professor Braun, MA students Daniela Mayer, Chris Murtha, Lucy Riley, Joseph Shaikewitz, and Melissa Waldvogel organized the exhibition Night Shades and Phantoms: An Exhibition of Works by Robert Rauschenberg.The show was mounted in the Spring of 2019 at the Foundation’s headquarters and the accompanying digital catalogue can be viewed here:


In addition, essays from the research methods section of this course were also published. These essays focus on individual artworks by Rauschenberg and were written by MA students Re’al Christian, Kristen Clevenson, Margaret Colbert, Vitoria Hadba, Kristin Howell, and Beatrice Johnson and MFA student Evan Bellatone.

View their essays here:

Michael Lobel featured in Artforum

Michael Lobel featured in Artforum
Close Contact: Art and the 1918 Flu Pandemic

“There are virtually no monuments or memorials to those who died from influenza in 1918–19, in part because of the contemporaneity of the war, but also because the pandemic seems to have lacked any central organizing visual motifs. Unlike the Great War, the flu offered up no heroic doughboys or angels of victory, nor were there any persevering scientists who could provide a convenient face of the battle against the illness…. And it certainly lacked the kind of molecular renderings that are used to visualize viruses in our own day, specifically that now-ubiquitous spiky globe, like some kind of Koosh ball or knobby dog toy, that, in its scientistic imaging of disease, has become one of the primary visual emblems of Covid-19.”

Read the full article here

Image: Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait with the Spanish Flu, 1919, oil on canvas, 59 x 51 5/8”. National Gallery, Oslo.

Hunter Movie Club: A Conversation with Harry Dodge – Online Event, May 7, 7pm

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Hunter Movie Club: A Conversation with Harry Dodge

Online Event via Zoom

May 7, 7pm

Conversation moderated by Alina Yakirevitch

Zoom link:

Watch list:

Love streams (13:00)

Let the Good Times Roll (15:22)

Late Heavy Bombardement (5:55)

The Fudgesicle (9:23)

Unkillable (19:00)

Nature Demo (9:19)

MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Kathleen Granados


MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Kathleen Granados

Kathleen Granados (b. 1986, Long Island, NY) uses materials derived from the domestic sphere to create works that span installation, sculpture, and sound. In utilizing her personal history, Granados investigates memory, generational inheritances, and identity. Her work also considers the tension between personal, public, and political experiences of home.

Alexandro Segade’s Graphic Novel The Context published this month by Primary Information


Alexandro Segade’s Graphic Novel The Context published this month by Primary Information

The Context reimagines the superhero comic book as a queer parable of belonging. The story follows six powerful beings from different worlds who find themselves inexplicably adrift together in an otherwise lifeless void: Biopower, Cathexis, Barelife, Objector, Drives, and Form. The characters, each named for a concept drawn from critical theory, engage one another in skintight fight scenes that often look like sex scenes, and philosophical debates masked as exposition.

As a lifelong fan and a more recent critic of the superhero genre, artist and performer Alexandro Segade approached his first graphic novel as a solo performance, acting out all the roles: writer, penciller, inker, colorist and letterer. The Context considers the form of the graphic novel through conceptual, minimalist, op art, and constructivist aesthetics, while paying homage to the great cosmic comics of the 1970s and ’80s: Silver Surfer, Legion of Super Heroes, Green Lantern, Adam Warlock and X-Men (to name a few). A meditation on group dynamics, composed of foreshortened figures in flight set against an endless field of stars, The Context illustrates a vastness that extends past the boundaries of different art forms and ways of being.