Friday: Professor Katherine Manthorne on the Cisneros Collection and Latin American Art

Professor Manthorne will discuss her work with the Cisneros Collection of Latin American art and her recent publication Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection at the New York Academy of Arts on Friday, November 20, at 6:30 PM.

The publication was released in conjunction with the exhibition, “Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection,” on view at the Americas Society and at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College through January 23rd. 

Thursday 11/18: Prof Emily Braun to speak on “Alberto Burri: The Making of an Exhibition”

This Thursday at the Institute of Fine Arts, Professor Emily Braun will discuss the choices and challenges involved in organizing the current retrospective of Alberto Burri at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the first in this country in nearly forty years. The exhibition documents Burri’s development, argues for his widespread influence, and revises standard interpretations of post-WWII art. In any monographic show, selection, exclusion, and availability of works for loan determine how an artist’s career will be narrated and received. Burri’s highly tactile pictures, made of unorthodox materials, demand specific types of attention and installation design. Braun will examine these issues, as well the process of conceiving the Burri retrospective in tandem with the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright Rotunda. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:00 PM
6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street

RSVP Required

Tomorrow: Gillian Sneed on “Trajectories: The Street in Latin American and Latino Art, 1970-Present

On Wednesday 11/18, GC PhD candidate Gillian Sneed will give a lecture tracing the arc of Latin American and Latino street-based conceptual and performance art from the 1970s until today. The public talk is planned in conjunction with Acciones en la Calle: Street Works in New York and Latin America circa 1970, on view at SUNY College at Old Westbury through December 4. Curated by Sneed, this historical exhibition considers the conceptual and performative strategies employed by artists in the 1960s and ’70s that rejected institutional spaces in favor of the street as the context and subject of their work.

Participating Artists include Vito Acconci, Artur Barrio, Rosemarie Castoro, Eduardo Costa, Cris Gianakos, Victor Grippo, Stephen Kaltenbach, Leandro Katz, Rosemary Mayer, Ana Mendieta, Marta Minujín, Hélio Oiticica, John Perreault, and Regina Vater.

The lecture will take place Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 4 – 5PM
F114 Campus Center, Main Level
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Route 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568

Student News: Elizabeth Berkowitz awarded Paul Mellon Research Grant

Congrats to Berkowitz, whose  dissertation, “Bloomsbury’s Byzantium and the Writing of Modern Art,” explores the role of Byzantine art played in the genesis of Modernist formalism–from shaping Roger Fry and Clive Bell’s aesthetic theories to the integration of non-Western art with the European canon. The grant will allow Elizabeth to travel to England and access archives related to Fry, Bell, and other Bloomsbury members at King’s College, Cambridge and the Tate Archives at the Tate Britain.

Tomorrow: Claire Bishop in Conversation with Joshua Decter at the Jewish Museum

In conjunction with Jewish Museum’s Unorthodox exhibition, curated by GC PhD candidate Daniel Palmer, Prof. Bishop and Decter will discuss the role and function of art in post-avant-garde times — particularly the notion of the historical avant-garde as challenging orthodoxies across disciplines, with those avant-garde heterodoxies eventually becoming orthodoxies in their own right.

Thursday, November 12
6:30 – 8 pm, 
Scheuer Auditorium ($15 General; $12 Students and Seniors; $10 Members)
See the museum website here for additional info. 

Tonight: Fabulated Archives–Carrie Lambert-Beatty in Conversation with Zoe Beloff & Katarina Burin

This evening at 6:30 PM, join Center of the Humanities and GC Art History for hosting Fabulated Archives, a discussion featuring art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty and artists Zoe Beloff and Katarina Burin on the fictional, the parafictional, and the seemingly fictitious but true in contemporary art. (Nov 10, 2015, 6:30 pm, Room C-198, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

In a world in which “truthiness” has entered the Oxford English Dictionary, how are artists responding to the newly malleable condition of fact? Art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty has categorized the recent strategies of contemporary artists to creatively play with the conventions of storytelling and history as the parafictional. Neither pure invention nor just the facts, today artists are employing archives and historical material to produce new stories in unprecedented ways to engender skepticism, doubt, and hope on the part of the viewer. Within such works, the notion of history and the belief in truth undergoes destabilization but not obliteration.

Student News: Daniel Palmer Co-Cuartes “Unorthodox” at the Jewish Museum

Daniel Palmer, a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center and the Leon Levy Assistant Curator at the Jewish Museum has co-organized Unorthodox, a large-scale group exhibition featuring over 50 contemporary artists from around the world whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions.

Curated by Palmer along with Jens Hoffmann, the museum’s Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, and Assistant Curator Kelly Taxter, the exhibition highlights the importance of iconoclasm and art’s key role in breaking rules and traditions. Numerous works that examine social and political values, religion and humanism, trauma, and identity explore the relationship between the human figure and the modern creative process.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum will host a conversation between GC professor Claire and artist Joshua Decter, Thursday, 11/12.