The Contemporary Art Consortium

News for Academic year 2014 - 2015

NYU Curatorial Collaboration: IFA students are currently curating a series exhibitions featuring the work of Steinhardt BFA artists. Exhibitions at the Rosenberg Gallery, The Commons, and 80WSE will run from January 28 - March 14, 2015. For more information contact Madeline Murphy Turner

IFA student Ksenia M. Soboleva has been assisting Boris Groys on an exhibition of contemporary Russian art titled "Specters of Communism". The exhibition will open Friday feb. 6th at the James Gallery (CUNY Graduate Center) 6-8pm and Tuesday feb. 10th at e-flux 6-8pm. There will also be a symposium at the Graduate Center on feb. 9th. For more information see: link in new window link in new window

IFA PhD Candidate Anne Wheeler co-organized the On Kawara exhibition currently on view at the GuggenheimOpen link in new window. Here's the New York Times reviewOpen link in new window.

Sari Dienes, curated by PhD candidates Alexis Lowry Murray and Delia Solomons, at the Drawing CenterOpen link in new window in New York City, October 8th through November 16th.

Several current IFA students and alumni are contributers to art=text=artOpen link in new window, a traveling exhibition that will be at the UB Anderson Gallery, The State University of New York at Buffalo until January 11, 2015.

Artist Beatrice Pediconi's polaroids will be on view in the Great Hall Display Cases until January 6th, 2015. More information about Beatrice's work can be found by visiting the Collezione Maramotti

Current PhD candidate, and Editor at Large at link in new window, Lee Ambrozy wrote about Hu Xiangqian's recent performance in NYC "The Public Speaker Who Forgot His Words, 2014." Click hereOpen link in new window to read more.

Pablo José Ramírez, curator, political theorist and writer based in Guatemala, presents a talk titled “To Think the Impossible (Radical indigenous contemporary art)” at ICI Curatorial HubOpen link in new window.

Current PhD candidate Jennifer Field wrote about Agnus Martin: Before the Grid at the University of New Mexico Art Museum for CAA Reviews. Click hereOpen link in new window to read more.

On September 15, 2014, ifacontemporaryOpen link in new window, the Institute's student run blog on contemporary art, will be re-launched.

Artists at the Institute annouces the 4 artists who will lecture at the Institute for 2014-2015 academic year. Click here for more information, and to RSVP for the lectures.

Artist Michael Kirk, who's teaches at Parsons The New School for DesignOpen link in new window and Pratt InstituteOpen link in new window, exhibited his paintings in the Great Hall Display Cases.

Allison Young selected for the 2014 NARS Emerging Curator Program. Her show Retracing "Re-Tracing the Land" ran from Juy 11 - August 15th. Open link in new windowClick herefor more information.

Liam Constadine and Allison Young publish in Artforum's Critics' Picks, summer 2014.

Academic year 2013 - 2014

Alumna Dr. Tricia Y. Paik Appointed as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. GalleristNYOpen link in new window

Alumna Denise Birkhofer names Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.

The spring 2014 exhibition in the great hall of the Duke House will feature works by the acclaimed sculptor Rachel Harrison. Read more.

IFA alumnae Holly Shen Chave and Rachel Nackman curated Circumstances, an exhibition of works on paper from the flat files at Kentler International Drawing SpaceOpen link in new window in Red Hook. Opening on Saturday, February 8, from 6-8pm. An informal talk hosted by the curators will take place on Sunday, February 23, at 4pm at the Kentler.

Almuna Dr. Cathleen Chaffee appointed curator of contemporary art at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Art in AmericaOpen link in new window

Julia Feldman, a current PhD candidate, is presenting her paper, "Fossilizing Fluxus: Framing a historiography for Fluxus Etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, 1981-1985," at the conference Histoires d'expositions / Exhibitions' histories. It will take place at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from February 6-8, 2014.

Jeffrey Uslip is the new Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. LouisOpen link in new window. For more information, please click hereOpen link in new window

PhD Candidate Susanna Temkin assisted with the catalogue for the exhibition Gurvich Abstract: Works (1946-1973), which is on view through January 2014. For more information, please click hereOpen link in new window

Elizabeth Lee was recently appointed as the Visiting Research Associate at the Dunhuang Academy in Gansu Province, China. For more information on the academy, click hereOpen link in new window

PhD candidate Jeffrey Uslip, also the Curator-at-Large of the Santa Monica Museum of ArtOpen link in new window, organized the exhibition Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY at the museum, which was on view from June 1 to September 28, 2013. For more information, click hereOpen link in new window

MA candidate Linda Green is curating a series of site-specific installations and performances, and the first one will be part of this year's Performa biennial. The events will take place at the exhibition space she founded, 100% TransparentOpen link in new window, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The inaugural event will be installation and performance by French artist Julie Béna on November 22, 2013 at 7pm. For more details, please click hereOpen link in new window and hereOpen link in new window

Rachel Stekson, an alumna of the MA program, co-curated the group exhibition, The New Americana, which opened on October 9 and ran through November 30 at Bird in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Please see FacebookOpen link in new window for the event invitation.

Jessica Hong, MA 2014 and coordinator of the Contemporary Art Consortium 2013-2014, presented her paper, Traumatized Skin: Alina Szapocznikow and Her Awkward Objects, at the annual Southeastern College Art ConferenceOpen link in new window from October 31 - November 2, held this year at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Sarah Montross, a recent PhD graduate and currently the Mellon Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, curated the exhibition Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists. The show, which was also accompanied by the symposium "Female Embodiment of the Visual World: Women's Art in Contemporary ChinaOpen link in new window," runs from September 27 to December 22, 2013 at the college's museum. For more details on the exhibition, please click hereOpen link in new window.

Sarah Humphreville, IFA alumna, and Katharine Wright, PhD candidate, both served as curatorial and research assistants on the Robert Indiana retrospective, Robert Indiana: Beyond Love, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from September 26, 2013 - January 5, 2014. For more information, please click hereOpen link in new window.

PhD candidate Susanna Temkin helped curate and write for the exhibition Contemporary Abstraction: Recent Works by Gallery Artists currently on view at Cecelia de Torres, Ltd. (New York) until November. For more information, please click hereOpen link in new window.

M.A. Candidate Deborah Feller had a painting on view at the National Arts Club as part of the Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club 117th Annual Open Exhibition. For more information, please click hereOpen link in new window and hereOpen link i new window.