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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.”

Student News, 2016-17

18 May

Thank you to everyone who sent in news for our end-of-year round-up. Hearty congratulations to all of our Art History and Urban Design and Architecture Studies majors and candidates for the Masters degree in Historical and Sustainable Architecture. Kudos to you for your hard work and many achievements this academic year, and best wishes for a productive and restorative summer!  To supplement or correct the information presented here, please contact Professor Kathryn Smith (kathryn.smith@nyu.edu) with a copy to Peggy Coon (peggy@nyu.edu).

Bell Bencharongkul (Art History ’17) is a co-recipient of the Department of Art History’s Douglas F. Maxwell Award for excellence in the study of art history.

Amanda Betancourt (Art History ’18) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Ariel Bi (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ‘17) will begin the Masters in Landscape Architecture program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design this fall.

Kevin Boria (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Department of Art History’s M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture this fall.

Alice Centamore (Art History ’18) was a co-recipient of the H. W. Janson scholarship, presented to a junior by the Department of Art History for excellence in the study of the history of art.

Selina Cheah (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Savannah Fitzgerald-Brown (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded DURF grant. She also was named the 2017 Drs. Aaron A. and Francine M. Stein Family Research Scholar.

Maria Freeh (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’19) received the Evelyn Jablow Lilienthal, ’64 Heights Arts and Science Award, presented to an especially accomplished junior in the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program.

Anastasia Garrel (Art History ’18) was a co-recipient of the H. W. Janson Scholarship, presented to a junior by the Department of Art History for excellence in the study of the history of art.

James Hayes (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Jerry He (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin Princeton’s M.Arch program this fall.

Emma Holter (Art History ’17) sent this news: “For the past year, I have been working as a curatorial intern for the Chief Curator and the Permanent Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. I have been doing bibliographic research for the upcoming Laura Owens retrospective and the accompanying catalogue, as well as helping organize the permanent collection exhibition ‘Where We Are’. And, this summer I will be a curatorial intern at the Morgan Library in the Modern & Contemporary Drawings Department.” Emma served as co-president of the Fine Arts Society and is a co-recipient of the Eileen Guggenheim Award for scholarly accomplishment in the fine arts from the Department of Art History.

Jiyoung Jo (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the M.Phil. in Planning, Growth and Regeneration at the University of Cambridge this fall.

Kailin Jones (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Michele Matteini this year. She will begin the M.Arch. program at MIT this fall.

Alexander Kario (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded two DURF grants this year.

Tilemahos Koutsegeorgas (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

 Noelle (Elle) H. Kruse (Urban Design & Architecture Studies; Studio Art / Environmental Studies minor ’18) will go on a Habitat for Humanity trip to Fiji this July. The trip will be a two-week immersion in the villages and towns in which she and her group will be building homes. Elle writes, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn practical architectural skills, as well as to explore a new part of the world.”

Yinan Li (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Masters in Urban Planning program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design this fall.

Germaine Low (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the M.Arch. program at the University of Denver this fall.

Feiran Lu (Art History ’19) has been an intern since last fall at Fou Gallery in Brooklyn, where she is PR & Communication assistant. “I have been working on social media as well as archive work for the gallery. I have also been helping to curate shows and organize events, including opening and closing receptions,” reports Feiran.

Naomi Lubash (Art History ’17) is a co-recipient of the Eileen Guggenheim Award for scholarly accomplishment in the fine arts from the Department of Art History.

Sarah Mackay (Art History ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Dennis Geronimus.

Sarah Myers (Art History ’17) writes, “This year I traveled to Berlin on a DURF grant to conduct research at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf for my honors thesis. I was awarded the 2016 Barnet and Phyllis Liberman Research Scholar Award for my grant proposal and research. ” Sarah participated in the Undergraduate Research Conference and graduated as a Presidential Scholar.  She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Shelley Rice. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Beta chapter of New York and received a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.  Sarah will attend the Institute of Fine Arts next fall to study Contemporary Art and Photography with Robert Slifkin.

Along with the Fine Arts Society, Sarah planned the recent two-part symposium, Intersectionality and Social Responsibility: Approaching a Globalized Art World, held in the department earlier this month.

Juan Migone (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’18) was awarded a DURF grant this year.

Taylor Nemetz (Art History ’17) received the Jane Costello Memorial Award for excellence in the study of art history from the Department of Art History.

Matt Ninivaggi (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Program for Urban Design & Architecture Studies. He will begin the M.Arch program at Columbia University’s GSAPP this fall.

Xiaoli (Shirley) Pan (Art History ’17) is a co-recipient of the Department of Art History’s Douglas F. Maxwell Award for excellence in the study of art history. She wrote an honors thesis titled ” Medieval Pietàs, 1340-1480: From Compassion to Remission” under the supervision of Professor Kathryn A. Smith. Her presentation on her thesis at this year’s DURF conference was an Undergraduate Research Conference winner.

Summer Perlow (Art History ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Zoe Priest (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) was awarded a DURF grant this year. She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Jon Ritter.

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

Isabella Schumann (Art History ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Edward Sullivan. She received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Alex Seneca (Art History ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

 Paula Sevilla (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Masters of Urban Planning program at NYU’s Wagner School this fall.

Anna Siftar (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Department of Art History’s M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture this fall.

Sarah Silverstein (Art History ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Department of Art History.

Jonathan Soto (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the Department of Art History’s Masters program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture this fall.

Danielle Stiefel (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) will begin the M.Arch. program at UCLA this fall.

Xingxin Tanfor (Urban Design & Architecture Studies ’17) received a Faculty Choice book award from the Program for Urban Design & Architecture Studies.

Tiffany Tang (Art History minor ’17) will do an internship in the Department of Conservation at MoMA as part of the museum’s Summer 2017 Internship Program.

Emma Thomas (Art History ’17) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Miriam Basilio.

Christina Tucker (Art History ’17) has been admitted to Tisch’s Cinema Studies M.A. Program.

Cydney Williams (Art History ’17) will begin the M.A. program in art history at Columbia University in the fall.

The following students in the class of 2017 of our Masters program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture received GSAS King’s Cross Tuition Scholarships:

Monica Bacon; Graciela Braganza; Ryan Cameron; Anabelle Chafin; Polyn Gonzalez; Caitlin Greeley; Megan Maestas; Kelly Marker; Maurice Robb; Jasber Singh.

 

 

 

 

 

EHF Collection: Fluxus, Concept Art, Mail Art – Exhibition Opening March 7 – 6pm, co-curated by Art History student, Alice Centamore, and alum, Danielle Johnson

22 Feb

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FLUXUS FAMILY REUNION – Lying down: Nam June Paik; sitting on the floor: Yasunao Tone, Simone Forti; first row: Yoshi Wada, Sara Seagull, Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos, Henry Flynt, Yoko Ono, La Monte Young, Peter Moore; second row: Peter Van Riper, Emily Harvey, Larry Miller, Dick Higgins, Carolee Schneemann, Ben Patterson, Jon Hendricks, Francesco Conz. (Behind Peter Moore: Marian Zazeela.) Photo by Josef Astor taken at the Emily Harvey Gallery published in Vanity Fair, July 1993.

 

EHF Collection
Fluxus, Concept Art, Mail Art
Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

March 7  –  March 18, 2017  
1PM – 6:30PM or by appointment

Opening March 7 – 6pm

The second-floor loft at 537 Broadway, the charged site of Fluxus founder George Maciunas’s last New York workspace, and the Grommet Studio, where Jean Dupuy launched a pivotal phase of downtown performance art, became the Emily Harvey Gallery in 1984. Keeping the door open, and the stage lit, at the outset of a new and complex decade, Harvey ensured the continuation of these rare—and rarely profitable—activities in the heart of SoHo. At a time when conventional modes of art (such as expressive painting) returned with a vengeance, and radical practices were especially under threat, the Emily Harvey Gallery became a haven for presenting work, sharing dinners, and the occasional wedding. Harvey encouraged experimental initiatives in poetry, music, dance, performance, and the visual arts. In a short time, several artist diasporas made the gallery a new gravitational center.

As a record of its founder’s involvements, the Emily Harvey Foundation Collection features key examples of Fluxus, Concept Art, and Mail Art, extending through the 1970s and 80s. Grounded in pieces she bought from shows held at her Gallery, as so many gestures of support, Emily Harvey steadily built this collection between 1984 and 2004.

This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into that two-decade commitment, recounting the story of the gallery, and the impulses of the artists who became an integral part of it. Though her support for these artists is widely acknowledged, Harvey’s collecting efforts are a lesser-known aspect of this history. Still less appreciated is the extent and comprehensiveness of her collection. These works, many of which have not been shown since their first appearances in exhibitions at the gallery, present a unique opportunity to revisit a key historical moment in the downtown art scene and to re-examine the practices of the artists who converged on this space.

Before her premature death in 2004, Emily Harvey took the time to set up the Emily Harvey Foundation, to ensure that the vital activities at 537 Broadway would continue. Her priority was the artists, and those who work in the field to represent their efforts, and this is palpable in the mandate of the EHF: a residency program in Venice, and an art program in both its New York and Venice Galleries.

Artists: Olga Adorno, Eric Andersen, Ay-O, George Brecht, John Cage, Henning Christiansen, Philip Corner, Charles Doria, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Dupuy, Albert Fine, Robert Filliou, Henry Flynt, Simone Forti, Ken Friedman, John Giorno, Jacques Halbert, Al Hansen, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Citizen Kafka, Allan Kaprow, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Jackson Mac Low, Larry Miller, Charlotte Moorman, Evelyne Noviant, Margaret Leng Tan, Serge III Oldenbourg, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Jeffrey Perkins, Takako Saito, Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, Berty Skuber, Daniel Spoerri, William Stone, Peter Van Riper, Ben Vautier, Yoshi Wada, Robert Watts, Emmett Williams, Christian Xatrec, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela.
PROGRAM:
The Crying Place – Eric Andersen Installation
March 9, 7pm
George – New York preview of Jeff Perkins film on George Maciunas
March 11, 7pm
EHF Archive Tour
March 12, 2pm & 4pm (RSVP: mailing.ehf@gmail.com)
Solo Electric Boogie 1979/1982/2017 – Henry Flynt – Concert / Dance Video
March 16, 7pm

Curators: Alice Centamore, Danielle Johnson, Agustin Schang, and Christian Xatrec.

More information: http://www.emilyharveyfoundation.org/exhibit.html

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Summer in London!

31 Jan

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Art Crimes, Opening Reception Today!

12 Dec

For the first time, the Department of Art History is offering Art Crime and the Law, a course that examines illegal activities in the art world. As one of the nation’s premiere institutions for the study of art history, NYU presents this course as it is valuable for professionals entering the art market to grasp the significance of legal issues regulating the creation and trade of art. Topics covered include heritage destruction during conflict; WWII era looting and Nazi appropriation of art; thefts from museums and private collectors; complex forgery schemes; tomb raiding and the illicit antiquities market; restitution and repatriation litigations; vandalism and street art; museum acquisition standards; collecting practices and provenance investigations; and the emerging strategies of accumulating art as an investment. “Whether it’s Nazi plunder, the still-unsolved Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft of 1990 in Boston, or, confronting us today, the destruction wrought at the ancient sites of Palmyra and Nineveh in present-day Syria and Iraq, respectively, crime against art is far-reaching in its ripple effects,” said Department of Art History chair Dennis Geronimus. “It is crime perpetrated not just against physical artifacts but against the people and cultures that value, protect, and preserve them. The preservation of cultural heritage cannot be more timely or urgent as a topic of serious inquiry, and I’m very encouraged to see it happen here at NYU.”

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