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“Juanita Guccione: Reclaiming a Mystical Artist”

Susan Aberth’s essay, “Juanita Guccione: Reclaiming a Mystical Artist” was published in Juanita Guccione, Otherwhere which compliments an exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum in California. Les Femmes Surréalistes in their Spotlight Gallery runs from October 16 through October 27, 2019. Prof. Aberth will also be speaking at their symposium “Making HERstory: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday – Reclaiming women in the arts,” October 26-27.

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Susan Aberth has been named Edith C. Blum Professor of Art History

Susan Aberth is an art historian whose area of specialization is surrealism in Latin America. Aberth’s teaching interests focus on Latin American art, African art, Islamic art, and other religious art and practices. Additional interests include African religious practices in the Americas, and the art and iconography of Freemasonry, Spiritualism, and the occult. In addition to her 2004 book Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (Lund Humphries), she has contributed to Seeking the Marvelous: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women and Surrealism (Fulgur Press, 2020), Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist (Phoenix Art Museum, 2019), Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvelous (Routledge Press, 2018), Leonora Carrington: Cuentos mágicos (Museo de Arte Moderno & INBA, Mexico City, 2018), Unpacking: The Marciano Collection (Delmonico Books, Prestel, 2017), and Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (Manchester University Press, 2017), as well as to Abraxas: International Journal of EsotericStudiesBlack Mirror, and the Journal of Surrealism of the Americas. She received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles; MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and PhD from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Aberth has been at Bard since 2000.

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Woodstock Art Colony Symposium

Tom Wolf, Bard College, to speak on Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:30-4:00 pm
New York State Museum, Huxley Theatre

Free and Open to the Public

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WAAM honors Tom Wolf

WAAM honors four to acknowledge their active and enthusiastic support of Woodstock’s thriving and unique arts community and their contributions to its heritage, legacy and future.

WAAM BeauxArts Gala
April 27, 2019
Saugerties Performing Arts Factory

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Olga Touloumi to Give a Talk at Harvard Graduate School

Olga Touloumi and Theodora Vardouli, “Toward a Polyglot Space”, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Stubbins Room, April 2nd, 11am
Conference: Other Histories of the Digital, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, April 1-2. (Convened by Matthew Allen, Philip Denny, and Christina Shivers)

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Alex Kitnick to Moderate a Panel: Andy Warhol After Pop

Talks & Readings

Andy Warhol After Pop

Mar 1–Mar 2, 2019

The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Andy Warhol’s activities after 1968 have long been understood as less influential and less innovative than his work in the early 1960s. However, his wide-ranging production in the ‘70s and ‘80s reveals a period of great experimentation, in which the artist further explored the possibilities of painterly abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures.

Now over thirty years since Warhol’s death, his late artistic practice can be understood as far more diverse and multivalent than it appeared when he was alive. Yet, the work from this era has received less critical attention than that of the 1960s, and much of it remains little known. This symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists to reassess Warhol’s activities in the period from 1968 until his death in 1987 in light of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

This event is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

This event is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program will be live streamed on YouTube.

Day One
Friday, March 1, 2019
1–6:00 pm

Opening Remarks
1 pm

Session 2: Recording Everyday
4 pm

Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University

Ken Okiishi, Artist

Neil Printz, Editor, Catalogue Raisonné at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderated by Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College

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Artists in New York: The Virtual Asian American Art Museum

Tom Wolf, Bard College, will speak:  5:15 p.m. Panel 1: An Asian American Modern in New York

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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.

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
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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