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Georgia Sagri, MFASO Lecture – October 9, 7pm


Georgia Sagri, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, 2nd Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

October 9, 7pm

Georgia Sagri, (*1979, Athens, GR) lives in Athens and New York. She holds a cello
diploma, a BA from the School of Fine Arts, Athens and an MFA from Columbia
University, NYC. From 2016 until 2019 she was the Visiting Professor of
Performance at Zhdk, Zurich, Art and Media Department in Switzerland. She was
recently appointed to create and run the first and new Performance studio at the
School of Fine Arts in Athens.

At the center of Sagri’s practice lies the exploration of performance as an ever-
evolving field within the social and visual life, interconnected, though distinct, from
the dialectics of representation in theatre, music and dance. In addition to
performance works her artistic output comprises writing, sculpture, video, installation
and drawing. Most of her work is influenced from the ongoing engagement in political
movements and struggles, on the issues of autonomy, empowerment and self-

She was participant-artist at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel with the pubic
performance and sculptural manifestation Dynamis. Her first institutional solo show,
curated by Adam Szymczyk, ran under the title Mona Lisa Effect at Kunsthalle Basel
over the spring of 2014. Her first monograph catalogue was published by Sternberg
Press under the title Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri and I following her two oeuvre solo
exhibitions Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri at Kunstverein Braunschweig and Georgia
Sagri and I at Portikus curated by Christina Lehnert.

Her work has been included in group exhibitions i.a.: The Eccentrics (2016)
Sculpture Center, NY, curated by Ruba Katrib; Secret Surface Where Meaning
Materializes (2016), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, curated by Ellen
Blumenstein; Bread and Roses (2016) Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, curated by
Łukasz Ronduda and Natalia Sielewicz; What People Do for Money (2016) Manifesta
11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland, curated by
Christian Jankowsky and the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), curated by Carolyn
Christov-Bakargiev. Her work has been presented at the Biennale de Lyon (2013),
ProBio, Expo 1: New York, MoMA PS1, NYC (2013) and the Whitney Biennial,
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (2011).

Her work has been shown internationally in public institutions including the Museum
of Modern Art, NYC, the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, KW, Berlin, Arnolfini,
Bristol, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Deste Foundation, Athens
(1st Prize for the performance In the Shop Window, 2001) and in private galleries
including Anthony Reynolds, London; Melas/Papadopoulos, Athens; Lars Friedrich,
Berlin; Team, NYC; Murray Guy, NYC; Real Fine Arts, NYC; Andrew Roth, NYC;
Circus, Berlin; Terri and Donna, Miami and Central Fine, Miami.

In 2009 Sagri founded the audio-only magazine FORTÉ (
and SALOON, an ongoing nomadic curatorial project.

Field trip to Henry with Nancy Shaver – October 14 – Part of Maneuver at The Artist’s Institute


Field trip to Henry with Nancy Shaver

October 14In conjunction with Lynne’s Cooke’s exhibition Maneuver at the Artist’s Institute this fall, we’ve invited artist Nancy Shaver to organize a few events inspired by Anni Albers’ life and work. The first is a visit to Henry, the store that Shaver has owned and operated for the past twenty years in Hudson, New York. On Monday, October 14th, Shaver and her business partner Robin Greeson will host us at Henry for a talk about the shop in relation to Albers’ thinking. Round-trip transportation is provided at cost, for $40; we will depart from New York at 9:30am and return by 6:30pm. Due to space constraints, this event is RSVP, on a first-come, first-serve basis. To attend or for further information, please e-mail

part of Maneuver

The Artist’s Institute
132 E. 65th Street
New York, NY
September 18 – December 14

Opening Reception: September 18, 6-8pm

curated by Lynne Cooke

Stefanie Bürkle, Workshops of Knowledge – October 2, 6pm


Stefanie Bürkle: Workshops of Knowledge

Hunter College, Kossak Lecture Hall
695 Park Avenue, Room 1527 North Building
New York, NY

October 2, 6pm

Stefanie Bürkle is an artist and a professor of fine art at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. She studied scenography in Paris and fine art at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her artistic practice ranges from painting and photography to video and installation. In addition to highlighting the connections between art and science, her art and research focus on a critical examination of urban space, exploring topics such as construction sites and facades, architecture as scenography, and theme parks and tourism. Her recent contribution to the Kunsthalle Rostock exhibition features wallpaper that replicates the facade of the Palast der Republik, to represent her belief that the building had become a two-dimensional surface onto which questions about German identity and history were being projected. In an interview, Ms. Bürkle said the exhibition came at “exactly the right time” to take stock of both the regimeʼs utopian intentions and its grimmer realities. “Iʼm against cutsefying it, and against nostalgia for the G.D.R., which was a brutal dictatorship that destroyed people,” she said. “The identity of the G.D.R. is not contained in this building alone. It came from all kinds of other things.”(New York Times June, 7th 2019).

Studio+Laborartory: Workshops of Knowledge is currently on view at the National Academy of Science Washington DC. “Be it artistic works or scientific discoveries, the end results are all that generally remain visible of the creative process. What happens behind closed doors in the laboratory or studio tends to be just as invisible as it is mysterious. Stefanie Bürkle chose to delve into these sites of creativity, using large and medium-format analogue cameras to photograph scientistsʼ laboratories and artistsʼ studios in Berlin.”

Free and open to the public. ID required. Please enter at Hunter West Building Main entrance and present this invitation to security. Passage way to North Building on Third Floor.

Chelsey Pettyjohn, Water in the Canyon at Thomas Hunter Project Space – October 4 – 26


Chelsey Pettyjohn, Water in the Canyon

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

October 4 – 26
Opening Reception: October 4, 6:30pm – 9pm

Pettyjohn’s work engages a specific collection of self-made archetypes and iconography. The themes that present themselves reveal personal history: childhood fragility, sexuality, the fragmentation of dreams. Working in large scale paintings and ceramic sculptures, her solitary figures are twisted in their physicality, sometimes violent in their pose. Yet they appear discerning; purposeful or even gleeful in their isolation. What translates is a type of ‘lonerism’, a wariness paired with conflicting desire. Pettyjohns figures study the juxtaposition of the delicate and grotesque – how indeed, a smile can bite. She is interested in articulating the human experience in all its innocence and brutality.

Chelsey Pettyjohn (b. 1989, Overland Park, KS) holds a BFA from Parsons the New School for Design and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. She has shown her work locally and internationally; recent exhibitions include a solo show at Tennis Elbow (Brooklyn, NY) as well as group shows at Kapp Kapp (Philadelphia, PA), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), and Foxy Production (New York, NY). She lives and works in New York.