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The Hannah Arendt Prize: Call for Submissions

The Hannah Arendt Prize in Critical Theory and Creative Research is a $5,000 essay prize awarded in an annual competition for those interested in the juncture of art and creative research and in the principles at the heart of the arts and humanities, including sense-based intelligence; the reality of singular, nonrepeatable phenomena; ethical vision; and consilience between inner and outer, nature and reason, thought and experience, subject and object, self and world.

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Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia at Garis & Hahn

Distilling the ethos of a national avant-garde is a daring act, but curator Marissa Bateman’s goal is to accomplish just that in Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia at Garis & Hahn. The exhibition aims to showcase the most effervescent artists of Australia’s contemporary art scene, marking the New York debut of the participants. Artists include Australia’s Venice Biennale representatives Vernon Ah Kee, Claire Healy, and Sean Corderio as well as Joel Beerden, Stephen Bird, Nicholas Folland, Dan McKewen, Amanda Marburg, and Phoebe Rathmell.

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Mana Fest at Mana Contemporary, Saturday May 4th, 1-7PM

Mana Contemporary is new to the NYC contemporary art scene. A 1.8 million square foot former tobacco warehouse transformed into one of the largest artist-designed and run facilities in the nation, Mana currently houses more than 70 contemporary artist studios, four galleries, a dance studio, a beer garden, several photography studios, workshops, a café and more.

Doors are open to the public on weekdays, and quarterly, on weekends for major events. One of these quarterly openings is this Saturday May 4, from 1 – 7 p.m.

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SVA’s Contemporary One-Year Master’s Degree Program in Digital Photography

Pursuing a master’s degree requires the right school with the best program at the appropriate time in your life. The SVA Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography is an intensive one-year master’s degree program that is offered as an on-campus/summer residency or an online/summer residency that seamlessly blends the most current technical and aesthetic aspects of contemporary photographic image making.

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Announcing the Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction

BAM, in collaboration with Paddle8, is proud to announce its ninth annual BAMart Silent Auction, which will take place at The Hole gallery (312 Bowery) in Manhattan. Co-chaired by Cindy Sherman, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Kathy Grayson, this 11-day event begins April 17 at Paddle8.com/auctions/bam and will be on view at the gallery from Tuesday, April 23–Sunday, April 28, 12–7pm.

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From the Edges of Tokyo, Where the Avant-garde Play

Yousuke Fuyama is a Tokyo-based artist, composer, programmer, and graphic designer. At the age of twelve, armed with a small tape recorder, he began recording and cataloging the various found sounds in his environment. This eventually led to an obsession with synthesizers, samplers, digital audio processing, and recording technology. As a college student, Fuyama’s research focused on computer programming and data interconversion as a means of further expanding the possibilities of multimedia art.