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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Lecture Lev Manovich

Friday, October 30, 7:00pm
Lev Manovich, Instagram as a Medium and Message: Art History Meets Data Science

Please join us on Friday, October 30th, for the first installment of 2015-2016 Stony Brook Art History & Criticism Lecture Series. We are pleased to announce that Lev Manovich will be discussing his latest project SELFIECITY, a data science investigation of self-portraiture in five cities around the world. This lecture is free and open to the public, with a brief reception of wine and cheese to follow. For more information on SELFIECITY you can visit the project’s website: http://selfiecity.net. We hope to see you there!

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. October 30, 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/

 

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Research on Robert Barry’s conceptual art by PhD student Sandrine Canac

Doctoral student Sandrine Canac has spent the last year as a Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (ISP), and will be presenting her dissertation research on Robert Barry’s conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s this Friday for their annual Critical Studies Symposium. Her panel is being moderated by Benjamin Buchloh of Harvard, and Robert Barry himself will be in attendance.

Admission is free, simply register at the Guest Services Desk.
The Program: http://bit.ly/1IAKDGk

Arts Writers Book Prize | Andrew Wasserman

Andrew Wasserman, ARH PhD 2013, wins prestigious Arts Writers book prize for 2014.

Bang! We’re All Dead! The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America will investigate public art in American cities born of a culture of nuclear fear between 1979 and 1991, when artists such as Michael Mazur, Tom Herzberg, Alan Gussow, George Nakashima, and Ed Eisenberg responded to the compromised personal security brought about by nuclear weaponry and nuclear energy. Across five case studies, this manuscript will move between the gallery and the street, the bomb and the reactor, and the home front and the global military theater. Contextualized by Cold War anxieties, atomic end-of-the-world fantasies, Reagan-era defense spending increases, and public health concerns, this archival study will recuperate the works of overlooked artists as central to an understudied facet of contemporary American experience.

Andrew Wasserman is an assistant professor of art and architectural history at Louisiana Tech University. His research considers an expanded class of contemporary public art in American cities, examining place-making practices by artists and institutions. He is currently completing a manuscript examining cartographic public art projects in Manhattan from 1960 to the present. His writing has appeared in Public Art Dialogue, PUBLIC, the Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Theorizing Visual Culture: Writing Through the Discipline (Routledge, 2012).

http://artswriters.org/grantee/andrew-wasserman/

Paul Chan, Odysseus as Artist

Friday, October 17, 7:00pm
Paul Chan, Odysseus as Artist

In this lecture, artist and founder of the publisher Badlands Unlimited Paul Chan explores the following: that moment, elation, “echo reconciles,” Adorno, form, “fatefulness,” the Odyssey, Calypso, cave, Odysseus, contemporary art, homesickness, zones of engagement, Ithaca, luxury, alienation, the Iliad, force, gravity, cunning, polutropos, Athena, sophia, honor, themis, aristoi, Hesiod, aidos, glory, demos, bow and arrow, harbinger, reason, Athenian democracy, and art as cunning. Chan’s book, Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000–2014, was recently published in conjunction with his exhibition Selected Works at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland (April 11–October 19, 2014).

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. October 17, 2014

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

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Image Credit: Paul Chan, Sade for Sade’s Sake, 2009, Digital video projection, 5 hours, 45minutes looped. Installation view, Paul Chan – Selected Works, Schaulager, Basel, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery. ©Paul Chan)

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

 

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Andrew Wasserman

Andrew Wasserman, PhD (2012), has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture History at Louisiana Tech University.

Alexis Carreño Has a Passion for Fashion

PhD student curates prominent exhibit on “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art”

Alexis Carreño grew up in Chile. While many kids his age spent their time kicking around soccer balls Alexis got his kicks in a decidedly different way — by sketching dresses.

Alexis’s fascination with the world of design at an early age eventually led him to enroll in the Universidad de Chile, where he earned an MFA studying painting, contemporary art and gender studies. Read More…

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Alexis Carreño is in The New York Times.

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More information about exhibition:
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art JANUARY 21–APRIL 23, 2014
American Folk Art Museum

Stephen Francis, an internship cash prize / Whitney Museum

SBU Career Center awarded Stephen a cash prize for his internship service at the Whitney Museum.

Stephen was one of three graduate students selected for this award. His supervisors at the Whitney praised Stephen’s work “tracking exhibition submissions and artists proposals” and assisting the chief curator’s office. Beyond his day-to-day responsibilities, Whitney staff noted his navigate unanticipated projects and deadlines.

More info: LINK

Lecture Series: Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010

The graduate students of the Department of Art History & Criticism at Stony Brook University are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Art History & Criticism Lecture Series. The series is intended to foster dialogue and develop camaraderie across institutions, and to provide insight into critical works and practices.

Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013
Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010.

Mary Kelly will explore the questions of sexuality, identity and historical memory that have prompted her project-based work for over four decades. She will consider how these questions are shaped by a debate-specific site and why her narrative installations rely not only on the story unfolding between words and objects, but also on the viewer’s experience of space.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013

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

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Photo: Mary Kelly, Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/#2013-2014

 

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Harry J. Weil, Art History Phd Candidate, Wins prestigious 2012 Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing

Harry J. Weil

(Short-Form Writing)

Harry J. Weil’s writing focuses on histories of performance and new media art practices. He will explore these topics within the regional context of the tri-state area, especially the Hudson River Valley, where contemporary artists have increasingly taken refuge to avoid New York City’s soaring costs of living and studio space. Tucked away in non-urban sites, these artists have maintained vibrant but underexplored, localized practices of art making.

Harry J. Weil has contributed reviews and interviews to Art Journal, ArtPapers, artUS, andAfterimage, and published on contemporary artists such Ryan McNamara, Kate Gilmore, Laurel Nakadate and Alexej Meschtschanow. He is currently a PhD candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, where his dissertation, Reperformance: Recreating and Reinterpreting Performance Art’s History, examines the historical and theoretical constructions of reperformance’s relationship to the reproductive capabilities of print media, photography, and film, as they developed in the second half of the twentieth century. He lectures on modern and contemporary art at William Paterson University and Ithaca College.

Arts Writers Grant Program announces 2012 grants The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 grants. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.In its 2012 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of 623,500 USD to twenty-one writers. Ranging from 8,000 USD to 50,000 USD in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs.