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Social Fabric: Thomas Bayrle’s Expanded Network

 

Thomas Bayrle, Bierrakete [Beer Rocket], 1969. Silkscreen print on cardboard, 18 1/8 × 16 1/2 in (46 × 42 cm). Edition of 15. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel

Bringing together a new generation of artists interested in Thomas Bayrle’s legacy, this panel will look at how younger voices take up questions around corporate production, political spectacle, digital technology, and urban planning in their own work. The conversation will be moderated by art historian and critic Alex Kitnick, and will feature panelists Lena Henke, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Jordan Wolfson.

The panel is organized on the occasion of “Thomas Bayrle: Playtime,” the first major New York museum survey of Thomas Bayrle (b. 1937, Berlin, Germany). Bayrle is one of the most important artists to have emerged during the West German economic boom in the 1960s, and has received belated recognition for his influential works and processes. Long before the advent of current visual technologies, he foresaw our digital reality, employing photocopy machines and other midcentury tools in his early works to create analog visualizations of what we now understand as digital culture. Bayrle’s thematic investigations have ranged from a visual analysis of mass culture and consumerism to reflections on how technology impacts global politics. This comprehensive survey will bring together over 115 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, wallpapers and prints, early computer-based art, videos, and films.

Sponsors
This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Alex Kitnick will discuss Donald Judd’s Early Paintings

Monday, March 19
6:00pm
Crowley Theater

Please join Judd Foundation and Marfa Book Co. for a discussion with art historian Alex Kitnick. Kitnick will discuss Donald Judd’s early paintings installed in the Cobb House and Whyte Building, as well as the works from 1959–1961 that will be on display in “Donald Judd: Paintings” at the ICA Miami

April 5–July 15, 2018.

 

 

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ALEX KITNICK IN CONVERSATION

GBE

NEWSLETTER, JANUARY 31, 2018
UPCOMING EVENTS

LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER 

IN CONVERSATION: THE LEGACY OF NOAH PURIFOY 
WITH ABIGAIL DEVILLE, ALEX KITNICK, 
AND YAEL LIPSCHUTZ
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 
3 PM 

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
439 WEST 127TH STREET 
NEW YORK, NY 10027 

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Contemporary Chinese Dissident Art

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

proudly presents the exhibition

I have no enemies and no hatred

Contemporary Chinese Dissident Art

Curated by Patricia Karetzky and SHU Yang

September 7, 2017 – November 3, 2017

Exhibition Opening Reception:
September 6, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

This exhibit presents the work of some of the most dedicated Chinese contemporary artists who explore in their works the issue of human rights in China, focusing on such issues as democracy, homelessness, corruption, prostitution, unwarranted incarceration, and appropriation of public resources for private benefit and more. Using a variety of media – painting, photographs, documentary video, sculpture, installation and music – they present the normal circumstances of life in China where human rights are commonly abused. Compared to the high-speed development of the economy promoted by the Chinese government, human rights have been delayed in this social political system that caused intense conflict in Chinese society. Even the basic rights for modern society are challenged.

Artists are not only living but also watching and showing the social condition. Thus, artists encounter the limitations of free expression in their art and normally confront problems of social rights. So the nature of an artists’ work relates both to his society and to his intent to convey its problems through his art. When an artist examines social rights, his work always is a record and presentation of society’s injustices. When art protects social rights, it lasts longer, for the art works provide cultural understanding. In the end, such art works rise above social interests and present the issues and different cultural value systems.

~ SHU Yang

Exhibited artists: CCD Workstation, CHEN Longbin, GAO Brothers, GAO Yuan, LEI Zhang, LI Xinmo, LU Feifei, LUI Wei, MA Yangling, TSAI Wenxiang, WANG Qingsong, WU Yuren, XU Ruotao, XU Yong, YANG Jinsong, ZHANG O, ZUOXIAO Zuzhou

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Susan Aberth New Publication

I spent a wonderful time two years ago interviewing this artist in Bogota, Colombia and now the book is finally out. I am proud to have a chapter in it!

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Susan Aberth Curates Masonic Relic Room

Professor Susan Aberth curated the Masonic Relic Room for the newly opened Marciano Foundation Museum in Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd. The beautiful building by Millard Sheets was once a Scottish Rite Temple and now houses the Marciano Bros. contemporary art collection. Admission is free but by appointment only. Read more in the New Yorker:

 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/29/the-guess-brothers-masonic-temple

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An Evening of Video in Brooklyn

 

General Idea: Program One

Alex Kitnick, Art History, Bard College will introduce an evening of video as part of  the BAMcinématek series Migrating Forms BAM on Saturday, March 25, 2017

For more information:  http://www.bam.org/film/2017/general-idea-program-1

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Selections: Woodstock Ceramic Arts Today

Curated by Tom Wolf, Professor of Art History at Board College, and students in his class “History of Art in Woodstock”
February 25 – April 9, 2017
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Selections: Woodstock Ceramic Arts Today features work by contemporary ceramic artists Rich Conti, Eric Ehrnschwender, Sophie Fenton, Mary Frank, Robert Hessler, Jolyon Hofsted, Brad Lail and Jennifer Bowskill, Young Mi Kim, Joyce Robins, Arlene Shechet, Grace Wapner, and Elena Zang.

Exhibition cohosted by the Historical Society of Woodstock.
Exhibition generously sponsored by the Bard College Center for Civic Engagement

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Curated by Tom Wolf

Carl Walters and Woodstock Ceramic Arts
February 4- May 21, 2017
Morgan Anderson Gallery

The first major exhibition of ceramic art pioneer Carl Walters’ work since the 1950s, this retrospective surveys his over 40 year career within the context of ceramic arts in Woodstock, from the Brydcliffe arts and crafts colony in the early 20th century to the modernists of the Maverick art colony in the 1920s and 30s.

Public opening reception
Saturday, February 4, 5-7 pm

Symposium led by Tom Wolf, Bard College, Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm
for more information visit
www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum

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New Publication for Susan L. Aberth

Susan L. Aberth has a chapter in a newly available study on the British/Mexican surrealist Leonora Carrington, titled ‘An allegery to collaboration’: the early formation of Leonora Carrington’s artistic vision”  in Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde, Jonathan P. Eburne and Catriona McAra, eds., Manchester University Press, 2017.

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