Archive | June, 2014

“Ink and Image” publishes its sixth issue

12 Jun

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Ink and Image, New York University’s journal of undergraduate research in the history of art, architecture, and urban design, published its sixth issue earlier this month.

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 courses, independent studies, and senior honors theses.

The journal’s student editors for the 2013-14 academic year were Anna van Niekerk (Art History/Politics ’14) and Zachary Fine (Gallatin ’15), both of whom published articles in last year’s issue (see our May 23rd, 2013 blogpost). Van Niekerk and Fine also created the sleek new cover design; thanks go to Department of Art History Administrative Assistant Josh Kwassman for his assistance as well. Once again, Professor Carol Krinsky provided invaluable guidance and assistance as faculty advisor and editor.

Five articles, all by current NYU undergraduates or departmental alumni, appear in the sixth issue. The authors and their essays are as follows:

Katherine French (Art History/Anthropology ’13), “Semantic Instability: Zwelethu Mthethewa’s Local and Global Reception.”

Devon Hersch (Art History ’14), “Collapsing the Postmodern into the Medieval: Dark Souls.

Liz Lorenz (Art History ‘15), “The Expressive Body in the Art of Shiomi, Ono and Kubota.”

Wilson Tarbox (Art History ’14), “Tactile Abstractions: Marta Chilindron and Lygia Clark.”

Manuela Toro (Art History ’14), “Conservation Case Studies from The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.”

Ink and Image was founded in 2008-09 by department alumni 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. Former College of Arts & Science Dean Matthew Santirocco and Dean Sally Sanderlin provided crucial support toward the launch of Ink and Image, which continues to benefit from the support of the current CAS Dean, Gabrielle Starr, the CAS administration, and the CAS Student Council. Read about previous issues of the journal, including the roster of past authors and editors, here.

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 6.