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SVA’s MA Curatorial Practice program is thrilled to announce the exhibitions and public events that culminate the 2019 degree.
Double Disappearance: A symposium about the Undocumented Memorial of 9/11
March 2, 2019, The 8th Floor (17 W 17th St, New York)
Curated by Andrea Valencia Aranda, the symposium considers the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the National September 11 Memorial, while interrogating the politics of memorial culture and the complex identity of migrants.
What Happens Here Stays with Us
Curated by John Michael Elammar, What Happens Here Stays with Us is a one-night-only event that brings artists, performers, and works together to experiment with the form of party-as-platform as a device to transform and transfer knowledge between bodies and environments.
Haunted and Whole
Jesse Bandler Firestone’s exhibition historicizes late queer artists and their communities lost during the AIDS crisis by tracing and revealing linkages between artists from the past and artists today.
Curated by Xinyi Ren, questions the unprecedented ease of both expression and its censorship in the information age, through the lens of private languages as well as spontaneous or deliberate deviations from existing language systems.
Bringing together four artists who offer pathways to understanding the armed conflict in Colombia, María Alejandra Sáenz’s exhibition, Geographical Memories, acknowledges nature as a living body that reacts, records, and remembers.
“[I]n the image of…”
Curated by Michele Thursz, “[I]n the image of…” explores communication technology’s increasing abstraction of language, space, and culture by presenting artworks as worlds within worlds: portals to other spaces and experiences.
MA Curatorial Practice balances hands-on training with history, theory, and building a professional international network. Apply now for Fall 2019 admission at macp.sva.edu.
The opening will take place on April 18, 2019, 6 to 9 pm at the Pfizer Building (630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn) and is free and open to the public.
Exhibitions will be on view until May 8 by appointment. For more information, visit sva.edu/exhibitions.
Archeologists can now prove the Vikings made landfall in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus reached the Bahamas.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.
“I am trying to keep the immediacy of my emotional experience while I’m painting.”
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.