The Contemporary Art Consortium
News for Academic year 2014 - 2015
Sari Dienes, curated by PhD candidates Alexis Lowry Murray and Delia Solomons, at the Drawing Center in New York City, October 8th through November 16th.
Several current IFA students and alumni are contributers to art=text=art, a traveling exhibition that will be at the UB Anderson Gallery, The State University of New York at Buffalo until January 11, 2015.
Current PhD candidate, and Editor at Large at http://artforum.com.cn/, Lee Ambrozy wrote about Hu Xiangqian's recent performance in NYC "The Public Speaker Who Forgot His Words, 2014." Click here 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 Hub.
On September 15, 2014, ifacontemporary, 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 Design and Pratt Institute, 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. Click here for 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. GalleristNY
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 Space 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 America
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.
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 here
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 here
PhD candidate Jeffrey Uslip, also the Curator-at-Large of the Santa Monica Museum of Art, 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 here
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% Transparent, 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 here and here
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.
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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 Conference 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 China," runs from September 27 to December 22, 2013 at the college's museum. For more details on the exhibition, please click here.
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 here.
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 here.
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 here and here.
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