The MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts is delighted to present our Fall schedule of special events. All events are free and open to the public. Please join us.

Thursday, November 21, 7 pm

A Thanksgiving Recital by Renowned Pianist Daniel Gortler 

In a special appearance, celebrated Steinway pianist Daniel Gortler presents an evening of works by Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy.

Thursday, December 5, 7 pm

Search Sweet Country, a Newly Commissioned Performance by Christian Nyampeta, Followed by a Conversation with Curator Maria Lind

If love songs about loss and overcoming are part of our history, Christian Nyampeta wants to know what happens to that history when we translate, remix, re-record, and recompose them. Specially commissioned by MA Curatorial Practice, Search Sweet Country summons sculptures, images, sounds, and movement for a lyrical performance about longing and belonging.



& a pause, & a rose

Curated by Olakiitan Adeola


Artists: Lyn Hejinian, Dina Kelberman, Michelle Angwenyi, Dulce Lamarca, Alyssa Freitas, Maho Donowaki


Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm


November 8 - November 16, 2019

CP Projects Space, 132 West 21st Street, 10th floor, New York, NY

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, weekends by appointment


CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present & a pause, & a rose, curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellow Olakiitan Adeola.


& a pause, & a rose is a language-driven exhibition that explores its site as a space for poetic instants.


Set against an existing divide between hermeneutics and an erotics of the art, & a pause, & a rose questions this divide by opening to the various possibilities afforded in the fusion between these modes of encountering other things and encountering ourselves. Chances and portals to pleasure are numerous; yet for so long, we reach habitually to familiar, repetitive rituals—framed to receive commodified offerings. But consider other modes: in that thrilling way of serendipity, what is it to feel tingles in between lines of communicative codes? To see a flash of another world within this one? 


Taking the idea of a “poetic instant,” the exhibition features textual, visual, aural  and performative forms of language that place its site within poetic and prosaic temporalities. As language is a malleable form in itself, the works employ varied communicative ranges that prime for interpretative gestures, and time warps gifting individually customed pleasurescapes.


& a pause, & a rose as an artificial cosmos situates itself at a point where we can encounter fleeting or lasting time within the poetic pulses of the artworks. At the end, it is a reminder that these fluxes abound in and outside the exhibition: that pause, the rose, the euphoria of small moments, and the instant when the world gives way.


April 18 - May 8, 2019
Curated by Xinyi Ren
Geographical Memories
April 18 - May 8, 2019
Curated by María Alejandra Sáenz
Haunted and Whole
April 18 - May 8, 2019
Curated by Jesse Bandler Firestone
[I]n the image of...
Michele Thursz
Nothing Without Intention
April 18 - May 1, 2019
Curated by Kate Benedict, Claudia Delaplace, Xinchen Du, Rebecca Marsh, Angie Nee, David Suarez Mira, and Yaoli Wang
What Happens Here Stays With Us
April 18, 2019
Organized by John Michael Elammar
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