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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Graduating DAH Student Kiara Ventura Wins Bronx Emerging Curators Open Call

18 Apr
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DAH Student Kiara Ventura (2018) Curates South Bronx Exhibition, FOR US.

Taking place at the Bronx Art Space (April 4th – May 12th), the exhibition reflects loud unapologetic portraits by 8 young women of color. Artworks speak to the artists’ history, lineage, and pressures of daily lived experience. Dedicated to other women of color, the exhibition and its public programs examine how images can drive their process of healing. How can these images on and offline be used to take agency and manifest their future? Featuring sculpture, installation, video, painting, photography and library, the gallery is functioning as a safe space.

There are two curatorial tours scheduled on April 25 and May 9 at 6:30pm.

Department of Art History students take the NYU Majors and Minors Fair!

13 Apr

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This year, four wonderful Art History majors staffed the Department’s table at the Majors and Minors Market on April 11th.  As this year’s Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Krinsky, explains, “The students thought of what to display and how to do it, and, we hope, inspired fellow students with the desire to take our courses. In former years, faculty did this, but the Student Council decided to experiment with having students speak to students, and we had an outstanding foursome doing the job.”

The students who so ably and enthusiastically represented our department were (from L to R) Laurent Joli-Coeur, Abbe Klein, and Alice Sebban; Marcelo Yáñez, not pictured here, also participated.

Many thanks to Laurent, Abbe, Alice, and Marcelo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ohio University Graduate Student Art History Symposium: Deadline Extended to February 26, 2018

29 Jan

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Major/Minor Info Session with PIZZA!

13 Oct

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Major/Minor Info Session with PIZZA!

5 Oct

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Molly Rockhold (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded the Albert S. Borgman Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Humanities

5 Jun

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Molly’s thesis, written for both the Urban Design program and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is titled “The ‘Proceso’s‘ Public: How Argentina’s Last Military Dictatorship Shaped the Urban and Social Landscapes of Buenos Aires through Public Space.” Professor Jon Ritter co-supervised the thesis for the Program for Urban Design & Architecture Studies.

Molly describes herself and her project:

Molly graduated this spring with a double major in Architecture and Urban Design Studies and Spanish. With a cross of cultures commonly said to be as curious as this combination of majors, she boasts both an Idahoan background as well as a strong, maternal platense (to differentiate from the commonly confused “porteño,” from Buenos Aires), Argentine influence from the city of La Plata. She made a swift escape to New York in 2013 and Buenos Aires in 2014 to study, eat and in search of replacing the great Rocky Mountains with skyscrapers, rickety infrastructure and, most importantly, empanadas, fernet and ramen.

This project began as an attempt to discover the relatively unexplored urban impacts of Argentina’s last and most gruesome dictatorship, searching to better understand daily life throughout these years and how the dictators attempted to create and manipulate their ideal society and political image. Inspired by both close friends and family who lived through the “Dirty War,” the 30,000 individuals who were disappeared and many others who were imprisoned and persecuted, it is the author’s hope that this study better introduces these topics to the English-speaking world and beyond.
Molly is honored to accept both the Borgman Thesis Prize for the Humanities and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese’s Award for Distinction in Honors Thesis. “The Proceso’s Public” would not have come to fruition without those that surrounded her during her upbringing and drew the inspiration to begin to dig deeper into history, human rights and the built environment. Furthermore, this project could not have been properly completed without the instrumental support and assistance from a number of inspiring advisors, namely Jon Ritter and Gabriel Giorgi, professors, a close network of family and friends and the many witnesses, experts, researchers, architects and friends who stepped forward to answer a vast array of questions, tell their stories and share their experiences.”