New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions will host “Crossing the Atlantic: Uneasy Spaces Exchange Project,” an exhibition and seminar, beginning on Sept. 12 at NYU’s 80 Washington Square East Galleries (at Washington Place). The exhibition will be on display at the Galleries through Nov. 1 (hours: Tues., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.).
The exhibition consists of photographs and videos from 19 United Kingdom artists and faculty from London, other cities in England, and Northern Ireland. Ann Chwatsky, a professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Professions, and Liz Wells, a professor at the University of Plymouth, are the exhibition’s curators.
A seminar on the exhibition will take place on Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m., at NYU’s Barney Building (34 Stuyvesant Street, Einstein Auditorium). The event will discuss the contrasts and similarities of the art and culture concerns of the United States and the U.K. as they pertain to the exhibition. The seminar will be led by Nicholas Mirzoeff, a Steinhardt professor of visual culture, and will include the exhibition’s curators and several of its artists.
Both the exhibition and the seminar are free and open to the public. Contact Tammy Brown, Department of Art and Art Professions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.5799 for more information.
The exhibition’s theme of contemporary landscape allows for a breadth of interpretation of “landscape” in relation to memory, place, identity, confinement, environment, the geographical, and the socio-psychological. Space is at a premium in Britain, a small, relatively intensely populated, group of nations. This work demonstrates critical engagements with space and place that encompass documentary, formalist, narrative, metaphoric, and psychological modes. Work includes black and white and color photography, video and digital, and range in scale and style, thereby potentially enhancing the “theatre” of exhibition.