Undergrad Symposium at the Frick

27 Mar

Negotiating Art and Narrative

Rawson Projects

23 Mar

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Bahareh Khoshooee: The Gap

Opening Friday March 24 from 6–8 PM

For immediate release

Rawson Projects is very excited to announce the second iteration of A Process Series, a sequence of mini solo exhibitions that invites each artist to transform the gallery space in order to present and explore the inspiration behind their most recent work.

From March 24 to April 2, Bahareh Khoshooee will present The Gap, the artist’s first solo show in New York.

Artist statement:

“The Gap investigates the fluidity of identity (or as Marx would put it: Gattungswesen) in relation to society. Immigration was an epiphany for me; my comprehension of the essence of identity has drastically transformed and evolved to a new form. The amalgam of a self-assured liberal woman and a perplexed new-come immigrant led my artistic practice to a new level; one’s socio-economic class could drastically change from one environment to another, one country to another, and thus would the notion of identity.

Confabulation (fabricating memories unintentionally) has become a means of resistance, to fill the gaps of identity, to hold the fragments of self together. I question the difference between confabulators and gas-lighters, false memory and alternative facts. More than a year ago during a visit in Iran, I purchased a vintage point-and-shoot Yashica film camera and a handful of expired Fuji/AGFA/Konica films. The intention was to record memories through a defective machine/system to imitate the way my brain records them. The images as a result were visually unclear and abstracted, with moments of clarity in representation (vivid memory) here and there to grasp on. I developed the film upon my return to America, however, never touched them over the past year. I purposefully attempted to detach myself from the physical and visual representation of a memory produced by machine.

I use my body as a tool and my performance as a process in creating visual imaginary liminal spaces and self-estranged characters. Body as the physical representation of human’s conscious being, mostly fails to truly represent ‘who we are’ and yet it is the only physical output of us, it is attached to ‘us.’ Using my body, I invoke the viewer to exist in a conflicted state; at once immersed in my perspective and at the same time aware of the farce; the experience of being the other and being the first person, back and forth.”

Bahareh Khoshooee was born in Tehran, Iran, in the year of the goat, 1991. The artist received her BA in Industrial Design from University of Tehran and is currently an MFA candidate at University of South Florida. Her work is to be soon featured in the Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg, USF Contemporary Art Museum, and ACRE Projects, and she will serve as an artist-in-residence in Ox-Bow residency. Her recent two-person exhibitions include MirrorDrain (Centre Gallery) and Milk Spreads Its Coat (PortSpace) with Ben Galaday, and RunRunRun a collaboration with Victoria Trespando (William and Nancy Oliver Gallery).

Khoshooee’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, HyperAllergic, Artnet News, Vice, The Metro, and The Creators Project.






February 2–April 2, 2017

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Fine Arts Society

23 Mar

Welcome back from spring break, FAS! We’re very excited to announce that our next event will be a group viewing of the Whitney Biennial. For those of you that don’t know, the Whitney Biennial is a large-scale exhibition that happens every other year and showcases contemporary art made in United States. This is the first time the Biennial has been displayed in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new downtown location, and will certainly address the tense political climate that we’re experiencing. We will be meeting in the lobby of the Whitney Museum at 1 PM on Saturday, March 25th. Don’t forget your NYU ID for free admission to the museum! We can’t wait to see you there! Stay up to date by liking our Facebook page ( and RSVPing to our event (

Fine Arts Society


DAH Lecture Series

20 Mar


Grey Gallery Conversation

20 Mar
Allan Kaprow, Blue Blue Blue, 1956
Collage and oil on canvas, 60 x 47 1/2 in.
Allan Kaprow Estate. Courtesy Hauser and Wirth, New York

Gallery Conversation

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
100 Washington Square East

With Brian Bentley, graduate curatorial assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD student, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Free of charge, no reservations, and subject to change.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery January 10–April 1, 2017. For more information on the exhibition, please visit

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Miriam Basilio presents her work to students and faculty at the Art History Department of the University of Barcelona, March 23rd

17 Mar



Miriam Basilio, DAH, and Juan Jose Lahuerta, Barcelona School of Architecture, to present a book by Paula Barreiro Lopez, University of Barcelona at MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), March 22nd.

17 Mar