Professor Miriam Basilio to Lecture in Santiago de Compostela

26 Jun
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Announcing a lecture in Santiago de Compostela next Friday, June 29, 7PM at Galeria TRINTA on the occasion of Michelle Vaughan’s exhibition “Generations”.  Luis Antonio Segura Iglesias, Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Professor of the Department of Plant Physiology of the USC, will introduce the lecture by Professor Miriam Basilio of New York University’s Dept. of Art History and Program in Museum Studies: “Generations: Genealogies of Art and Power” which will be followed by a conversation with the artist.
“Generations” will be on view at Galeria TRINTA through September 15, and works will also be shown at the Department of Zoology, Genetics and Physical Anthropology, University of Santiago de Compostela.
 
Galeria TRINTA web is www.trinta.net
“Generaciones” es un proyecto de ocho años de duración que comenzó tras el descubrimiento de unas investigaciones genéticas en los Habsburgo españoles en un momento en el que yo estaba estudiando los retratos cortesanos de Diego Velázquez. Ello supuso una forma nueva y emocionante de ver estas obras maestras y pasé varios años reinterpretando el arte y la ciencia en mi propio trabajo.

He analizado las similitudes de los retratos de los Habsburgo y los Borbones a lo largo de dos siglos que se repiten de una generación a otra. En algunos casos, maridos y esposas son muy parecidos. Estas semejanzas aparecen en mi trabajo, donde he repetido y modificado las imágenes mediante el grabado digital, el vídeo (GIFT), el dibujo y la creación de patrones de símbolos. Una serie de trabajos sirve de base a la siguiente y así los retratos se convierten en copias de copias.

Los genetistas españoles continúan publicando nuevas investigaciones sobre los Habsburgo en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. El verano pasado fui invitada a su laboratorio para interpretar sus últimos descubrimientos. El resultado son cuatro retratos completamente nuevos realizados al pastel sobre papel que se han incluido en esta exposición. La investigación científica sobre los Habsburgo ha dado a los historiadores del arte y a los artistas una nueva perspectiva a la hora de examinar las increíbles obras maestras que cuelgan hoy en el Prado.
“Generations” is an eight year long project which began after discovering genetic research into the Spanish Habsburgs during a time I was also examining the court portraits of Diego Velázquez. This was an exciting and new way to look at these masterful artworks, and I spent several years reinterpreting the art and science into my own work.

I have looked at the similarities across two centuries of Habsburg and Bourbon portraits, which repeat from one generation after the next. In some cases, husbands and wives look very similar. These resemblances show up in my work, where I have repeated and morphed the images by using digital printmaking, GIFs, drawings and pattern making. One series of work builds on to the next, where portraits become copies of copies.

Spanish geneticists continue to publish new research into the Habsburgs at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Last summer I was invited to their lab to interpret their latest research. The results are four brand new portraits which have been drawn with pastel on paper, and are included in this exhibition. Scientific research about the Habsburgs has given art historians and artists a fresh perspective on examining the incredible masterpieces which hang in the Prado today.

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Professor Prita Meier co-curates exhibition at The National Museum of African Art

15 Jun

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/06/10/614361414/the-surprising-history-of-old-timey-swahili-postcards

Ink and Image turns 10!

15 Jun
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Kathryn Moreno
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Oil paint on recycled board; digital photography 
Copyright: © 2018 Kathryn Moreno 

We are so pleased and proud to announce that Ink and Image, New York University’s journal of undergraduate research in the history of art, architecture, and urban design, published its tenth issue at the end of this academic year!

The articles published in each issue of Ink and Image develop out of term papers and other research conducted by students in advanced Art History and Urban Design & Architecture Studies courses, independent studies, and senior honors theses.  The journal had four wonderful student editors for the 2017-18 academic year.  Grace Lubin (Art History/Politics ’18) and Sabrina Santos (Urban Design & Architecture Studies/Environmental Studies; Web Programming and Applications minor ’18), both of whom edited the journal last year, served as Editors-in-Chief this year.  Grace and Sabrina were joined by Co-Editors Amanda Betancourt (Art History/French ’18) and Lane Bhutani (Gallatin; Italian minor ’19).  As in so many years past, Professor Carol Krinsky provided guidance and assistance as the journal’s faculty advisor and editor.  Kathryn Elizabeth Moreno (M.A. Steinhardt, Art Therapy ’18) designed the striking cover for the tenth issue.

Four articles, all by current NYU undergraduates or recent graduates, appear in the tenth issue.  The authors and their essays are as follows:

Abbe Klein (Art History; German minor ’18), “Bruno Taut’s Waldsiedlung:  Realizing a Social Utopia in Weimar Berlin.”

Xiaolu (Joy) Wu (Art History ’20), “Liu Xaiodong:  A Native Chinese Artist.”

Tony Trianzi Cui (Art History ’19), “Remarkable Foreigners:  A Preliminary Study of Kunlun Slaves in Early Tang Art.”

Luming Guan (Art History ’18), “Modern Andachtsbild:  Modernism and Historicism in Twentieth-century German Art.”

Ink and Image was founded in 2008-09 by Malcolm St. Clair (Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’09) and Alexis Wang (Art History ’09) with the goal of expanding the community of scholars at NYU by publishing original undergraduate research in the history and theory of art and architecture.  We’re delighted to give shout-outs to those two stellar alumni and their equally stellar associate editor, Adrian Marshall (Art History ’10), on the occasion of the publication of the journal’s tenth issue.  The journal continues to benefit from the support of the CAS dean and administration and the Department of Art History.  You may read about previous issues of the journal in our earlier posts.

Ink and Image is distributed to the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty Research Institute, as well as Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Technical University in Dresden, Germany.

Hearty congratulations to the authors and editors on their splendid achievements. Please stop by the Department of Art History and pick up a copy of Ink and Image 10.

ROBERTO JUAREZ Processing: Paintings & Prints 2008 – 2018, Guest Curated by Edward Sullivan, at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

5 Jun

https://bmoca.org/exhibitions/2018/summer/roberto-juarez-processing

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Student News, 2017-18 – new and improved!

15 May

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our end-of-year round-up.  Hearty congratulations to all of our Art History and Urban Design and Architecture Studies majors and students in our Historical and Sustainable Architecture Masters Program.  Kudos to you for your hard work and many achievements this academic year, and best wishes for a productive and restorative summer!  And, equally hearty congratulations to all of our graduates.  We will miss you, and we hope that you will keep in touch with the department.  To supplement or correct the information presented here, please contact Professor Kathryn A. Smith (kathryn.smith@nyu.edu) with a copy to Peggy Coon (peggy@nyu.edu).

 Amanda Betancourt (B.A. Art History ’18) is a co-recipient of the Douglas F. Maxwell Award, awarded by the Department of Art History to a senior major for excellence in the study of art history.  Amanda was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of New York.

 Hannah Borenstein (B.A. Art History/Psychology ’18) gave two presentations at this year’s DURF Conference.  They are titled  “Falling Like a Baby: High Frequency, Low Severity, and Little Evidence of Learning” and “A Toy’s Story:  Exploration, Discovery, Implementation, and Construction.”

Kindall Brantley (M.A. Historical and Sustainable Architecture ’18) was the recipient of a Kings Cross Tuition Scholarship.

Carla Burkert (B.A. Art History/Social and Cultural Analysis ’19) writes, “This summer I will begin researching my thesis as well as interning at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, alongside the Curation department.  My thesis is on Titian and Venetian art, so this will be a great opportunity in multiple ways!  I’m extremely excited.”

Ana Carvalho (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Alice Centamore (B.A. Art History ’18) gave a presentation titled “Simone Forti in and out of the 1960s: From Real-Time Constructions to News Animations” at this year’s DURF Conference.  Alice was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of New York.

Cin Yee Selina Cheah (B.A. Journalism/Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) gave a presentation titled “Friction Zones: A Case Study in Boston’s Seaport District” at this year’s DURF Conference.  She is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies.  Selina was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of New York.  She will begin the Masters in Urban Planning Program at the University of Pennsylvania this September.

Tyler Albert Cooperman (B.A. Art History ’18) is a co-recipient of the Department of Art History’s Eileen Guggenheim Award, awarded to a senior major for scholarly accomplishment in the fine arts.  Tyler was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of New York.

 

Julia Drayson (B.A. Art History ’18) was awarded a Wasserman Internship Grant for the summer of 2017 while interning at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery (from June to August).  Julia writes, “I have been working as a part-time intern at the Gagosian Gallery on 21st Street (522) since the beginning of February and will be there until mid-June.  And, I am planning to intern at the Willem de Kooning Foundation this summer after my time at Gagosian.”

Elizabeth Eichenberger (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies, Business Minor ’18) will intern at the New York City Economic Development Corp. in the Asset Management Revenue department after graduation.

Anna Filonenko (B.A. Art History ’18) sends this news:  “Over the past academic year I interned in the Development Department of the Guggenheim Museum.  Prior to that, over the summer, I was a gallery intern in Tyler Rollins Fine Art.”  Anna was awarded a DURF grant and was named this year’s Herman J. Wechsler Research Scholar in Fine Arts by the College of Arts and Science.  She presented a paper at this year’s DURF Conference titled “Synthesis of Art and Souls:  Elena Guro and Mikhail Matiushin. On the Way from Impressionism to Abstraction.”  Anna is the recipient of the Department of Art History’s Jane Costello Memorial Award, awarded to a senior major for excellence in the study of art history, and of a Founders Day Award from the College of Arts and Science.  Finally, as Anna notes, “A couple of days ago I secured a position as an Executive Assistant Intern to the Artistic Director at WhiteBox Gallery, with a concentration on Slavic Projects.  That position will start the week following the graduation.”

Luming Guan (B.A. Art History ’18) is a co-recipient of the Department of Art History’s Eileen Guggenheim Award, awarded to a senior major for scholarly accomplishment in the fine arts.  She wrote an honors thesis titled “Medieval Fountains: Reality, Representation, Interpretation” under the supervision of Professor Kathryn A. Smith.  Luming was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of New York.

Ladan Jaballas (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’19) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Sophie Jeon (B.A. Anthropology/Art History ’18) gave a presentation titled “Performing Cuteness:  A Study of Gender Dynamics in the Korean Language” at this year’s DURF Conference.

 

Abbe Klein (B.A. Art History ’18) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Carol H. Krinsky.  She was awarded a DURF grant to conduct the research for her thesis and was named the Robert A. Fowkes Scholar by the College of Arts and Science.  The grant enabled her to visit the architectural archive at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.  She gave a presentation derived from her thesis on “Bruno Taut’s Waldsiedlung: Realizing a Social Utopia in Weimar Berlin” at this year’s DURF Conference.  An abridged version of her thesis will be published in this year’s volume of Ink and Image.  A recipient of a Faculty Choice award from the Department of Art History, Abbe was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta chapter of New York.

Savannah Kodish (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies.

Yoonhye Jackie Kong (B.A. Steinhardt, Studio Art/Art History ’18) is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.  She will pursue a Masters in Art History at Tufts beginning this September.

Brianna Kuperavage (M.A. Historical and Sustainable Architecture ’18) was the recipient of a Kings Cross Tuition Scholarship.

Jialun Li (B.A Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) will begin the M.Arch. program in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) this coming September.

Yuyin Charlotte Li (B.A. Art History ’19) is currently studying abroad at NYU Florence.  “Last semester, I was awarded the CAS Global Humanities Scholarship to support my current spring semester at NYU Florence,” she writes.  “Here at NYU Florence, my life is truly surrounded by art, not only by the great museums containing the Renaissance masterpieces but also by the art of Italian gardens, landscapes, and architecture.  I was able to visit the Conservation Center at Villa La Pietra and to observe how professionals conserve textiles, and to communicate with several graduate students from the IFA.

“Professor Bruce Edelstein, the instructor in my “Age of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo” course, often holds lectures in museums such as the Uffizi, the Galleria dell’Accademia, and the Pitti Palace.  I can finally appreciate first-hand the works I studied earlier in New York.  I have seen works such as Michelangelo’s David, the New Sacristy, and Titian’s Venus of Urbino.  In February we took a field-trip to Milan, where we saw Leonardo’s Last Supper and Raphael’s drawing for The School of Athens.

Nico Lob (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’19) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Grace N. Lubin (B.A. Art History/Politics ’18), an editor of Ink and Image for two years running, is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Feiran Lyu (B.A. Art History ’19) sends this news:  “I am currently curating a photo exhibition in Villa La Pietra at NYU Florence.  The exhibition is about Harold Acton and the time he spent in China in the 1930s.  The photos, which are selected from the villa’s photo archive, were taken primarily in Beijing in the 1930s, when Harold Acton was there.”  Feiran has been studying in Florence for the entire academic year — her second in Florence – as she studied there her freshman year, too.

Feiran continues, “I am also publishing articles on two Chinese social media platforms, together with two friends.  Each has three sections as follows:

— a discussion of theoretical approaches to western modern art and contemporary art;

— interviews with people from different countries who are working in the art field.  Their purpose is to illustrate the different possibilities for working in the art field.  We’ve interviewed people from Italy, Cambodia, Berlin, China, and the US.  The interviews are in different languages, such as Italian, Chinese, and English, but the final versions are all translated into Chinese.

— our own exhibition or artwork reviews and critiques (this section is still in the planning stages).”

Baylee C. McKeel (B.A. Art History ’18) received a spring 2018 Wasserman Center Internship Grant.  She completed an honors thesis titled “Conflicted Identities: Jusepe de Ribera’s Early Paintings and the Dilemma of Caravaggism in Early Seventeenth-Century European Painting” under the supervision of Professor Edward Sullivan and is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Matt Marino (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

 Juan Migone (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) gave a paper at this year’s DURF Conference titled “The Political Economy of Lima, Peru’s Urban Development:  Independence to Present Day.”

Madelaine Momot (M.A. Historical and Sustainable Architecture ’18) was the recipient of a Maine Keepers Preservation Scholarship and a Kings Cross Tuition Scholarship.

Kelly Ryser (B.A. Art History/Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’19) is a co-recipient of the H. W. Janson Scholarship, presented to a junior major by the Department of Art History for excellence in the study of the history of art.

Sabrina A. Santos (B.A. Environmental Studies/Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) gave a presentation at this year’s DURF Conference titled “Linking Urban Green Infrastructure and Gentrification.”  She is the recipient of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize in Urban Design, awarded to a senior major by the Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies.  Sabrina was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of New York.

Qin Shasha (M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture ’18) was the recipient of a Kings Cross Tuition Scholarship.

Jonathan Soto (M.A. Historical and Sustainable Architecture ’18) was the recipient of a Kings Cross Tuition Scholarship.

Isabella St. Francis (M.A. Historical and Sustainable Architecture ’18) was the recipient of a Kings Cross Tuition Scholarship.

Gina Testa (B.A. Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) will pursue a Masters degree in our London-based Historical and Sustainable Architecture program beginning this coming September.

Eden Tomich (B.A. Art History ’19) is a co-recipient of the H. W. Janson Scholarship, awarded to a junior major by the Department of Art History for excellence in the study of the history of art.

Mathilde A. van Tulder (B.A. Contemporary Culture and Creative Production, Global Liberal Studies/Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant and gave a paper at this year’s DURF Conference titled “From Conflict Zones to Contact Zones: 21st Century Built Heritage in Mostar and Berlin.”  The paper won a Panel Prize at the conference.

 Kiara Ventura (B.A. Art History ’18) won the Bronx Emerging Curators Open Call.  Her exhibition, “For Us,” is on view at the Bronx Art Space from April 4th – May 12th (see our April 18th blogpost).

Bourne (Chaorong) Wang (B.A. Art History ’18) sends this news:  “I have secured a Curatorial Intern position at Shanghai Himalayas Museum for the summer.  I also received the nine-month Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship at NYU Shanghai, which will start after my summer internship.  Last but not least, an exciting bit of news:  my video about my DURF project supervised by Professor Michele Matteini won the CAS DURF Video Contest Runner-Up Prize!”

Xinyue Rhea Wang (B.A. Art History ’18) is a recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Mengwe Wu (B.A. Art History ’18) gave a presentation titled “The Inconspicuous Propaganda: Pan Tianshou’s Paintings in 1950s China” at this year’s DURF conference.

Marcelo Yañez (B.A. Art History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor ’18) gave a presentation titled “Peter Hujar and Affect: The Photograph-as-Photograph” at this year’s DURF conference.  His presentation derived from his honors thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Shelley Rice.  Marcelo is a co-recipient of the Douglas F. Maxwell Award, awarded by the Department of Art History to a senior major for excellence in the study of art history.

 

 

 

 

 

Rawson Projects

24 Apr

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Image: Adam Taye. Whiteout2017. Embroidery on media canvas, 24 x 24 inches

ADAM TAYE

SOFT TARGETS

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST: FRIDAY, APRIL 27 FROM 6–8 PM

EXHIBITION CONTINUES THROUGH MAY 27, 2018

For more information click here

For inquiries please contact the gallery at info@rawsonprojects.com

Film Screening: Mr. Turner

23 Apr

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Directed by Mike Leigh (2014; 150 min.)

Monday, April 30, 6:009:00 pm
19 University Place, Room 102

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), the single-minded landscape painter whom John Ruskin (who is portrayed in the film) described as the “father of modern art.” With Turner’s loose brushwork and vibrant colors, and his depictions of the modern world, he often shocked his contemporaries. In the words of Mike Leigh, Mr. Turnerexamines “the tension between this very mortal, flawed individual, and the epic work, the spiritual way he had of distilling the world.” Introduced by Philip Lopate, film critic, author, and Professor of Writing, Columbia University.

Co-organized by NYU’s New York Institute for the Humanities and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Offered in conjunction with Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, exhibition on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, NYCApril 17–July 7, 2018.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit greyartgallery.nyu.edu