We, the CUNY Queens College MFA students, invite you to our show, Shared Spaces. We’re not your typical art school/department, at least not your 200K per year extravaganza. We’re a low to no-debt operation, a public school with a unique cadre of artist professors and a no-frills melting pot of artists from the five boroughs and beyond.
We like to try new things, like a social practice partnership with the Queens Museum and most recently, an art intervention in a Hilton Hotel room during the CAA conference where you should have seen Hans Haacke grinning as security was compelled to disband our gathering right in the middle of our conversation with him about censorship in the arts.
Shared Spaces is curated by Liz Park, and here is how she describes our work:
“Sol Aramendi, Seth Aylmer, Barrie Cline, and Jose Serrano-McClain create social spaces through events, workshops, classes, and community outreach and organization. Chris Esposito, Kristie Hirten, Kara Szemelynec, and Asia Sztencel explore elements of their urban environ or man-made structures in juxtaposition with the natural environment. Pablo Alvarez, Henry Kielmanowicz, Thea Lanzisero, and Liz Pasqualo are interested in picking up the material detritus of their urban fabric in order to provide commentary on socioeconomic conditions or on the ecology, or to reflect on their individual connections to these materials. A. Coffey, Christie Farriella, Marthe Keller, Lauren Nickou, and Amanda Shea explore a more intimate subjective relationship with the materials and the media in which they each work.”
Read more in the official press release.
Opening Saturday March 23, 6–9pm
March 23–April 2, 2013
ONE ART SPACE, TRIBECA (map)
23 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007