Stephanie Dinkins Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Associate Professor Stephanie Dinkins has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the arts organization A Blade of Grass. As an ABOG Fellow Stephanie Dinkins will create Project al-Khwarizmi (PAK) with artists, youth, and elders of color to address digital discrimination within artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Working alongside computer and data scientists, Dinkins and collaborators will develop a web-based chatbot to empower communities of color to understand how algorithms and AI systems impact daily life, and create a more culturally inclusive prototype.

Working to address racism, sexism, and other biases within artificially intelligent systems, the project aims to ensure that people of color and others who inherently understand the need for inclusion, equity and ethics participate in the design, production and testing of smart technologies. PAK is a laterally minded project that will encourage communities of color get involved in AI and provide strategies to help keep biases and discrimination out of newly encoded systems.

Verónica Peña & Hector Canonge at Triskelion Arts, New York City

Stony Brook Studio Art MFA Alumni Verónica Peña is opening a collaborative performance art work titled DE LO POSIBLE (Of Possibilities), which explores human (dis)connections, language barriers, non-verbal communication, and intercultural exchange between subjects of different cultures. The performance will take place on Thursday, March 16th, and Sunday, March 19th, 7:30 PM at TRISKELION ARTS: Split Bill Program in New York City. For information and tickets visit: triskelionarts.org/split-bill-mar-2017

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SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND: a collaboration of piano music, art, and mobile technologies

SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND by pianist Jocelyn Ho
SBU Collaborators (all commissioned for the concert)
Dan Waymouth, Composition
Nobi Nagasawa, Optical fiber attire Bio-Lux.
Takafumi Ide, Visuals

The concert on Thursday 3/2 at UCLA will be livestreamed.
Please tune in. 7:30PM Pacific time / 10:30PM East coast time
https://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school-of-music-live-streams

Location:
Schoenberg Hall445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/chambermusic-ucla-presents-synaesthesia-playground

Bio Lux: The original function of clothing is to shield human from weather conditions. The garment designed for a pianist Jocelyn Ho flips this function inside out: it does not protect from the external environment but exposes and interacts with the internal physiology of her body. Sensors on the pianist’s body detect her heartbeat, movement, and energy to act as triggers between the music and the illuminated attire Nagasawa designed. By creating an interactive sartorial (wearable) art activated by bodily rhythms, the performing body becomes an augmented artwork which transforms the performance. This clothing, made from “woven” pulsating optical fiber creates a soulful journey between mind, body, and music. (from Synaesthesia Playground dossier)

* Sponsored by the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University.

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ANTIFORM: PACKER, PATRICK & ROS

ANTIFORM: PACKER, PATRICK & ROS
Jan. 24-Feb. 18, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center

Artist Talk and Reception: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5-8pm

Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ros create experimental art with projected light, video, photography, 3D printing and objects found in the Staller Center. FREE poster of collaborative digital print available to gallery visitors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bring your classes to ANTIFORM — arrangements can be made to have the gallery open outside public hours for class visits. Exhibition open through Feb. 18.
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Andrew Uroskie: Interviewed in Documentary Film on Ken Dewey, premiere: November 12

Andrew Uroskie is interviewed in a feature film on the artist Ken Dewey premiering at the NYC Documentary Film Festival next month at the IFC West Village Theater Nov 12th. Alongside Stony Brook’s own Allan Kaprow, Dewey was one of the founders of the “Happenings” group, a key progenitor social practice art in both the US and Europe in the early 60s, as well as a major figure in helping to establish government funding for alternative art spaces in New York State in the early 70s before his tragic death at age 38 in a plane crash in 1972.

Expected to attend the premiere: Sally Williams; executive producers Suki Dewey, Ariane Dannasch, Christopher Dewey; subjects Carolee Schneemann Anthony Martin, Lee Breuer, Jon Hendricks, Prof. Andrew V. Uroskie, Leil Lowndes, Yvette Nachmias Baeu.

Here’s a link to the trailer and tickets: http://bit.ly/dewey16

MFA OPEN STUDIOS 2016: October 26th, 6-9PM

FREE admission

Location:
MFA STUDIOS
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
NASSAU HALL,
MARBURGER DRIVE,
SOUTH CAMPUS, NY 11794

Information:
To find the campus via GPS, enter the address “100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790”. From Nicolls Road take the South Entrance and follow the signs for the MFA studios.

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NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond

EXHIBITION: September 13 – October 22, 2016

EVENTS:
Tour & Refreshments Wednesday, September 14, 3 pm

Art Crawl Thursday, September 29, 3-5 pm
Tour begins at the Simons Center Gallery, followed by the Zuccaire Gallery at 3:30pm

Reception Saturday, October 1, 7-9 pm

Artist Talk Thursday, October 13, 4 pm
Talk will be held at the Wang Center Theatre
Preceded by Curator’s Tour at the Zuccaire Gallery, 3PM
Part of the Provost’s Lecture Series, the Guerrilla Girls Artist Talk is co-hosted by the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook with additional support from the College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Art and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Seating is limited.

For more information, please visit Zuccaire Gallery Website (Link)

Sophie Landres on Charlotte Moorman

PhD grad, Sophie Landres, shone as part of a panel discussion on Charlotte Moorman last week in conjunction with the exhibition “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s” at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.

The panel discussion was moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of *Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman *(MIT Press, 2014). The panel focused on the charismatic cellist who lent her talents and energies not only to numerous performances with erstwhile composer and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik but also to the radical, experimental scene of 1960s and ’70s New York—a pivotal moment in late-20th century art.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History (CAS) and Grey Art Gallery.

For more information, please visit here (LINK)

Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method

Stony Brook University—Manhattan
387 Park Avenue South (Entrance at 27th Street) 3rd floor
Friday October 14, 2016
5:30-7:00 pm
Reception to follow
*Open to the public, no registration required*

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Based on her latest publication, Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan (MIT Press, April 2016), Dr. Reiko Tomii will outline two basic concepts “wilderness” and “contemporaneity” as key methodological frameworks to construct local and global art histories. First and foremost an artist’s strategy, “wilderness” was inventively and imaginatively exploited by three protagonists of her study, Matsuzawa Yutaka, a pioneer conceptualist in central Japan; The Play, a Happeners’ collective in Osaka; and GUN, a politically aware group in Niigata. “Contemporaneity,” a geo-historical concept derived from the Japanese notion of kokusaiteki dōjisei (international contemporaneity), offers an art-historian’s strategy for world art history of postwar practices, for which she has proposed such theoretical and methodological terms as “connection,” “resonance,” and “similar yet dissimilar” among others. She will demonstrate their application by focusing on the stone-based works of Mono-ha and conceptualism around 1970.

Dr. Reiko Tomii is an independent art historian and curator, who investigates post-1945 Japanese art in global and local contexts. She is co-director of PoNJA-GenKon (www.ponja-genkon.net), a listserv group of specialists interested in contemporary Japanese art, which she co-founded in 2003. Among her prolific publications, the latest is Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan, was published by The MIT Press in Spring 2016.

“Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method” is organized by the Department of Art at Stony Brook University. Organizer: Prof. Sohl Lee, sohl.lee@stonybrook.edu.

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Lecture Robert Whitman

Friday, NOVEMBER 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Robert Whitman, Reflections on Recent Works: Swim and Local Report
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For the second installment of the 2015-2016 Stony Brook University Art History & Criticism Lecture Series we are pleased to announce that multimedia artist Robert Whitman will discuss his two latest projects: Swim (2015) and Local Report (2012). Whitman’s career spans multiple decades and disciplines. His recent theatrical performances employ telecommunications networks and multisensory elements to conceive new communities of spectatorship in the theater and gallery alike. The programming committee is thrilled to host Robert Whitman on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a vibrant community of artists that redefined what constituted art in the twentieth century.

Attendance is free and open to the public, with a small reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres following the Q&A.

We hope to see you there.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. November 13, 2015

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

(image: A pioneer of and co-founder of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Whitman is one of the most important contemporary artists working with multimedia.)

 

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Exhibition: Athena LaTocha (MFA 2007) @ CUE Foundation

Exhibition: Athena LaTocha: Curated by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Duration: November 7th — December 19th, 2015
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 6-8pm

Place: CUE Art Foundation
Location: 137 West 25th Street, Ground Floor (CUE is ADA accessible)
Phone: (212) 206-3583

For more information, visit CUE Art Foundation

 

(Image Credit: Athena LaTocha, material: Sumi ink on photo paper mounted on birch plywood)

 

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Art Crawl Fall 2015

Join us for Free Guided Tours of Various Art Galleries on the Stony Brook University Campus!

TOUR 1: Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm
TOUR 2: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm
(see schedule and map below)

Tour 1 starts at the Skylight Gallery in Wang Center at 3 pm on Thursday, September 10, continues to the Alloway Gallery in Melville Library Building and ends at the Simons Center Gallery with a reception.

Tour 2 starts at the Alloway Gallery in Melville Library Building at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 18, continues to the Zodiac Gallery in Wang Center and ends at the Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center with a reception.

Free and open to the public.

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