Kristen Racaniello Organizes “Double Dialogue” and “Future Farmers” at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Kristen Racaniello–a doctoral student in medieval art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, independent curator, and Gund Curatorial Fellow at Hunter College–has organized two exhibitions opening this evening, October 4th!

Kristen is the curator of Double Dialog, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of artists Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Paul Gagner on view at Hunter’s HEHG Hallway Wall. Each artist has created an installation dealing with notion of archiving, and their work attempts to unpack the monolithic views of history, truth and reality that dominate culture in the United States. See the exhibition’s website for more information. 

She is also co-organizer of the exhibition Futurefarmers: Arrange. Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers whose work is an intermingling of design, art, ecology and human systems created through projects that utilize collectivity, dialogue, play, and making. Founded in 1994, the collective started as a design studio and slowly moved into projects that involved robotics, gardening, and civic structures.This exhibition highlighting specific projects from the past 23 years of Futurefarmers’ work and attempts to place the group into the canon of important socially engaged artists and designers. More information can be found on the exhibition’s website.