Art & Education features the MA Curatorial Practice program and a conversation with Chair Steven

"Learning through Doing: A Conversation with Steven Henry Madoff, Chair of SVA's Masters in Curatorial Practice" By Owen Duffy for Art & Education Following the path of their European cousins, institutions of higher learning in the United States have caught the curatorial wave. While art history programs at New York’s universities have produced generations of esteemed curators, until recently, the disputed center of the American art world lacked a dedicated program in the ever-expanding field of curatorial practice. Enter Steven Henry Madoff, an art critic and curator with forty years of experience and a spry intellect, and the School of Visual Arts. In five short years as chair, Madoff has

MACP faculty Daniel Kunitz writes on why meditation might make you a better artist for Artsy

"Why Meditating Might Make You a Better Artist" By Daniel Kunitz People with jobs that require creativity—or as the artist Miya Ando puts it, require you to “start from blank canvases or nothingness”—face a particular set of anxieties and problems. You might be beset by horror vacui, the fear of emptiness. And even once you’ve started on a piece or a project, problems still loom. Myriad questions arise, like how to proceed? What mark to make next? From there, the potential worries just pile on: Are you good enough? Will you be able to finish what you’re working on? How does your partner feel about you? How will you pay the rent? What made the cat throw up last night? The go-to method for de

MACP alumna Valerie Amend curates a virtual exhibition and ongoing project entitled "Where is t

"Where is the Eternal Expanse?" Curated by Valerie Amend + Benoit Palop Including Aaron W Björk, Emilie Gervais, Faith Holland, Elisabeth Molin, Nicolas Sassoon, Miyö Van Stenis, and Katie Torn. The slippery slope between perception and deception can be difficult to navigate when spurred on by an escapist desire to dislocate the mind from the body. However, this exploration can allow fantasy to be used as a new perspective—like trying on a different pair of glasses. The computer, our allegorical window, can then become a portal to the multiverse. Visit the exhibition here.

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival features exhibition curated by MACP fellow John Elammar for

Façades Curated by Kate Benedict and John Elammar featuring Brittany Shepherd On view May 10 – June 3, 2018 346 Campbell AvenueToronto, ON, M6P 3V9 Façades aims to negotiate new understandings of public and private space in relation to community, class, and gender. Not unlike an ethnographic researcher, Brittany Shepherd seeks out and captures poetic happenings and patterns in the city, selecting materials and imagery that serve to elevate the mundane to the realm of fine art. In the process, boundaries between “high” and “low” forms of image and culture are dissolved, offering the audience a new critical perspective on the “class” of images. More here.

MACP Director of Research Brian Kuan Wood to discuss Eric Baudelaire’s latest film "Also Known

ArteEast presents: Eric Baudelaire, Also Known as Jihadi Join e-flux on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm for the second evening of ArteEast’s spring screening series Films, Facts, and Fiction. The evening features Eric Baudelaire’s latest film Also Known As Jihadi (2017), followed by a video broadcast by the filmmaker recorded especially for the event, and live responses to the film by Alia Ayman (filmmaker and PhD student, NYU), Brian Kuan Wood (e-flux journal), and Sarah Rifky (ArteEast). More here.

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art announces a new program of exhibitions and long-term proje

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Witte de Withstraat 50 3012 BR Rotterdam The Netherlands Sunday, May 6, 2–6pm, sees the public opening of a new program of exhibitions and long-term projects at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. This is the inaugural program of the institution’s new director, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. Her program also entails special initiatives, including one that consists of offering free admission to Witte de With’s most visible exhibition space, its ground-floor gallery. This gallery space will house Untitled, a long-term and slowly-evolving exhibition. More here.

The Brooklyn Rail features MACP faculty Sara Reisman in conversation with several members of the Que

"Forecasting Art and Social Justice" by Rehan Ansari for The Brooklyn Rail May 1st, 2018 On February 8th Sara Reisman, George Bolster, and Rehan Ansari sat down with several members of the Queens Museum staff—Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions and Curator; Larissa Harris, Curator; and Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement—to talk about their work and the museum’s role in the community. Read the conversation here.

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