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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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MEGAPHONE – Beyond Nadja: Women Surrealist Poets in Latin America

Sunday, March 12, 2pm
Kurt Seligmann’s Studio $5

Bard College Professors Melanie Nicholson (Latin American Literature) and Susan Aberth (Art History) will lead a group of their advanced students in a performative reading of key women Surrealist poets and writers of Latin America. Among those to be shared are Frida Kahlo (Mexico), María Martins (Brazil), Alice Rahon (France/Mexico), Alejandra Pizarnik (Argentina), Leonora Carrington (England/Mexico), Olga Orozco (Argentina), and Remedios Varo (Spain/Mexico).

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SENSE OF EMERGENCY: Politics, Aesthetics, Trumpism

Alex Kitnick, Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts, Faculty, CCS,  will participate in a public forum addressing the recent US presidential election,
the implications of a Trump presidency, and possible means of resistance.

Saturday, December 10th, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Einstein Auditorium (Room 105)
Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant StreetNew York, New York 10003

For more information: http://blogs.bard.edu/arthistory/files/2016/12/Sense.pdf

Sponsored by Contemporary Aesthetics Collaborative with generous assistance from the NYU-Steinhardt Dept. of Art and Art Professions

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Alex Kitnick on Panel to discuss Lillian Schwartz: Computer Art Pioneer

LILLIAN SCHWARTZ: COMPUTER ART PIONEER
on view through October 30.

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MAGENTA PLAINS | 94 Allen Street | New York, NY 10002 | 917.388.2464
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Lillian Schwartz: Panel & Conversation
Friday, October 28 from 6 – 8 PM
Conversation to begin promptly at 6:30
Magenta Plains is pleased to welcome Rebekah Rutkoff, Jon Gertner, Alex Kitnick, and Ben Rubin for a panel discussion on Lillian Schwartz this Friday, October 28th from 6 – 8 PM.
ALEX KITNICK is an art historian and critic based in New York, and Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College. An editor of numerous volumes, including a collection of John McHale’s writings, The Expendable Reader: Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media, 1951–1979, and October 136 on New Brutalism, he is also a frequent contributor to publications including Artforum, May, October, and Texte zur Kunst. He is currently teaching a course on Experiments in Art and Technology at Bard College.

Recent Press for Lillian Schwartz:
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Artforum Cover Feature
Artforum Critics’ Picks
The Village Voice
HYPERALLERGIC

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