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A PUBLIC COMMITMENT

The Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement have highlighted long-entrenched racial inequities in our society, and the continuing tragedy of the lives lost to ongoing, state-sanctioned violence against Americans of color and members of other traditionally marginalized communities. The recent murders of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are yet another example of the systemic evils that remain to be confronted and addressed.

As faculty, we stand with our students in their urgent and public demand for a different future that holds white supremacy accountable for the systemic violence rooted in the social fabric of this country. We commit to work with our students and administration to promote an inclusive learning environment and anti-racist pedagogy to guide our program and help us reclaim CUNY’s foundational principles to provide an affordable, world-class education for all.

The Faculty and Staff of the Hunter Program in Studio Art

 

STUDENT ART SUPPLY KIT/KITS

 
STUDENT ART SUPPLY KIT/KITS
 
PICKUP INFORMATION:
  1. Kits will be distributed via LOCKER PICK-UP (CONTACTLESS)
  2. Kit distribution will occur FEBRUARY 16th-28th (after this time kits will no longer be available to students)
  3. You will be permitted on campus, and on the 11th floor, only when the building is OPEN (if you are unsure if the building is open they should check the Hunter website and/or call Public Safety (212-772-4447) prior, to confirm)
  4. Lockers will be distinguished by COLORED PAPER SIGNAGE (see key below this is the color your ned)
  5. Each sign will contain COURSE TYPE (i.e. Painting, Printmaking, Drawing,) COURSE INSTRUCTOR, and DAY/TIME OF CLASS (see examples below)
  6. Lockers will be SECURED WITH ZIP-TIES that you will cut (clippers provided), and retrieve the kit
HEALTH/SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
  1. You MUST complete the following in order to gain on-site access:  Complete the COVID-19 Training on Blackboard
  2. Download and complete the Everbridge Symptom Checker within 4 hours of arrival <https://cisweb.cuny.edu/health-screening-app/User-Instructions-for-Health-Screening-App.pdf> (If students cannot download the app, or do not have a smartphone, there is a symptom checker kiosk in the West Lobby)
  3. You must have a CUNYOne ID Card (students who do not have a CUNYOne ID Card should visit www.hunter.cuny.edu/IDCard for more information)
  4. Students who are immunocompromised or living out of state can arrange to have their kit/kits shipped (oversized or heavy items will be omitted)
  5. All kits will be mailed after the 28th of February 
  6. To schedule/arrange shipment of kit/kits, email artflman@hunter.cuny.edu

 

 

 

 

 

A Sense of Place: January 12-13, 2021

 

A Sense of Place

January 12-13, 2021 

In September 2019, our group of twelve graduate students in the Department of Art & Art History at Hunter College traveled to Dakar, Senegal to study with curator Koyo Kouoh and her team at RAW Material Company, a non-profit art center offering research and residency programs for artists and curators alongside seasonal exhibitions, publications, and lectures. The focus of our time in Dakar with Kouoh was how curatorial practice can make the presence of a place visible, or in her words: “How have actors, active in our local contexts and from across the creative disciplines, responded to and shaped their – our – environment? How do they collaborate? How do they tell stories and recall history? How do they create sites of possibility?”

We returned to New York with these questions in mind, and, in partnership with Kouoh, organized a symposium of programming in response, originally scheduled for March 2020, then postponed due to the global pandemic. Since that time, the question of place seems more relevant than ever. Presented now, in an online format, our symposium considers gentrification and displacement, infrastructures of surveillance, and sustainability as they relate to how artists see themselves shaping, and being shaped by, their immediate environments.

 All events are online and open to the public by RSVP except where otherwise noted.

This symposium grew out of a graduate seminar with students Chris Berntsen, Beatrice Johnson, Simon Benjamin, Renate Prancane, Leonardo Madriz, D’Arcy Blake, Malanya Graham, Alison Dillulio, Sydney Shavers, Sarah McCaffery, Daniela Mayer, and Christina Barrera

Full Schedule of Events: https://huntercollegeart.org/sop/

 

MFA THESIS SPOTLIGHT HOSTED BY HAUSER & WIRTH

Last spring, the MFA Thesis Exhibitions for 19 graduating students were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fall we are presenting their work in four exhibitions at 205 Hudson Street, and Hauser & Wirth will host an online exhibition featuring the 19 artists beginning November 10.

 

The exhibitions at 205 Hudson Street are open by appointment only:

Part I
Gravity Spell
September 20—October 3
Miguel Payano, Matt Jones, Tom Morrill, Andrew Foster, Noah Stitt


Part II
Thresholds
October 17—31
Johanna Strobel, Adam Shaw, Maya Yadid, Olivia Divecchia


Part III
Insterices
November 7–21
Sam Sherman, Kyoko Hamaguchi, Grant Wells, Nurya Chana, Alex Bustamante

Part IV
Save the Last Dance
November 28–December 12
Amra Causevic, Taylor Laufersweiler, Kristina Schmidt, Eric Lotzer, Kathleen Granados


 

Art Supply Kits: FINAL PICKUP

IF YOU HAVE NOT PICKED UP your ART SUPPLY KIT/KITS. We are providing one LAST & FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO PICKUP your KIT/S.

Please email Elizabeth Lewin <artflman@hunter.cuny.edu> directly stating the class/classes you are taking and your preferred pickup date (September 30th or October 1st).

68th Street – West Lobby (Entrance Leubsdorf Gallery)

September 30th, 11am-2pm

October 1st, 11am-2pm

Note: This is your last chance to pickup/receive your kit/s

Constance DeJong: Digital Constellations

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Constance DeJong: Digital Constellations

Online Exhibition
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery

Ongoing
The Hunter College Art Galleries have initiated an online project in concert with our postponed spring 2020 exhibition Constance DeJong (now rescheduled for fall 2020). This project coincides with DeJong’s final semester teaching in Hunter’s MFA Studio Art program.

 

Time-based and multi-platform, DeJong’s work has circulated widely and with admiration in literary and performance circles since the late 1970s, influencing both her contemporaries and students. Constance DeJong: Digital Constellations brings together the voices of many artists and writers, mostly Hunter College Studio Art MFA alumni, who have worked closely with DeJong over the last two decades. New submissions will be posted each week.

 

Constance DeJong: Digital Constellations is organized by Sarah Watson, Jocelyn Spaar, and Liz Naiden, with Lazarus Graduate Fellow Matthew Weiderspon.
Image:

Gabriela Vainsencher, MFA 2016

Here It Comes, 2014

HD video with sound

41 seconds

Nicky Enright: Sense Us 2020

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Nicky Enright: Sense Us 2020

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
(Viewable from 119th Street Windows)
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY

August 15, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Sense Us 2020 is a mixed-media installation of images and text on flattened shipping boxes by artist Nicky Enright. It is a public response to the questions around race on the current 2020 U.S. Census. Created to mimic the aesthetic of protest signs on cardboard and with a symbolically limited palette of black, white, and brown, the installation points to America’s pervasive fixation on race/ethnicity criteria and status checkboxes.

Through the dynamic installation of Sense Us 2020, Enright strives to understand the connections among the race/ethnicity boxes on the census and other boxes of this historical moment: from the casket boxes of recurrent racist violence, to election-year ballot boxes and quarantine and intubation boxes; from mass incarceration, to town “squares” and monument pedestal boxes; from Zoom/Skype boxes, Amazon boxes, and cash vaults to riot-police kettling, a state-of-the-art form of containment.

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is currently closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic but the Hallway Gallery can be seen through the windows on 119th Street.

Nari Ward and Sir David Adjaye Obe in Conversation

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Nari Ward and Sir David Adjaye Obe in Conversation
part of Nari Ward: We The People

Online Event
MCA Denver

August 20, 2pm

Exhibition through September 20
Join MCA Denver for a free, virtual conversation between exhibiting artist Nari Ward and Sir David Adjaye OBE, the architect who designed MCA Denver. Ward’s work often engages directly with the site in which it is installed, generating an intimate response to the architecture and opening up conversations between the art and its setting. Adjaye, an acclaimed architect who has designed several museums since completing MCA Denver in 2007, creates spaces uniquely suited for the scale and impact of contemporary art. We look forward to a lively conversation between these two world-renowned creators and innovators.

Register here

Lisa Corinne Davis featured in The Pursuit of Aesthetics

Miraculous Measure
Lisa Corinne Davis featured in The Pursuit of Aesthetics

Online Exhibition
Morgan Lehman Gallery

Through September 5

What do we say about artwork that offers an opportunity for contemplation and aesthetics? What relevance does it have in this moment? An artist’s DNA is set, accordingly, how do we work through this moment in history? Maybe some days we do not paint at all and other days we turn off our newsfeed long enough to create an abstract image.

Color carries emotion; nature inspires; memory guides our hands; beauty is persuasive.

20% of proceeds from sales will be contributed to the American Civil Liberties Union

-Andrea Belag, artist and guest curator

Valerie Jaudon: Prepositions

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Valerie Jaudon: Prepositions

DC Moore Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

Through October 3

Valerie Jaudon: Prepositions showcases recent paintings that continue Jaudon’s longstanding examination, begun in the mid-1970s, of the bounded yet infinitely expandable world of the finely wrought, intricate, and maze-like abstract image.

Exhibition catalogue with essay by Raphael Rubinstein available.

Viewing room

Image: Cantabile, 2019. Oil on linen, 81 x 81 inches