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Tuesday
Jan182011

EVENTS

EXHIBITIONS

 

BLIND DATES

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY
Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th St. 
Second Floor, Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

November 19, 2010–February 12, 2011
Special Lecture, Thursday, February 3, 6:30 PM

“What Image for the Death of the Witness?” A lecture by literary critic and cultural studies Professor Marc Nichanian of Sabanci University in Turkey. The lecture will look at the notion of creating an image for an event that deals with the death of a witness. 

From left: details from works by Linda Ganjian and Elif Uras; Silva Ajemian and Aslihan Demirtas

To create “Blind Dates,” co-curators Defne Ayas and Neery Melkonian paired artists and non-artists from areas once controlled by the Ottomans, including what is now modern-day Turkey and Armenia, to go on “blind dates.” 

The “match-making” created encounters between distanced neighbors and their estranged cultures; the exhibition is based on collaborations stemming from these encounters with “otherness.”

In conjunction with the exhibition

For more on the project, please visit the Pratt Manhattan Gallery or www.blinddatesproject.org.

 

SCHAFLER@25

THE RUBELLE AND NORMAN SCHAFLER GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building, First Floor

Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM; Saturday, 12—5 PM
October 7, 2010–January 21, 2011

Top row: Installation view, Schafler Gallery, Where are the Picassos in the Natural History Museum?, 1999. Bottom row (L-R): Adam Bezer, Untitled, September 11, 2001, Chromogenic Print; Leyla Modirzadeh, Secret Histories: Oxford, 15 minute DVD clip; Sally Tosti, Coney Island series, 2010, archival inkjet print, 15x10 inches

To celebrate a quarter century of exhibitions at The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, this exhibition includes recent work by alumni and students. Highlights of six of the most memorable and influential exhibitions will be reassembled along with recent work by original participants. The exhibition is guest-curated by Eleanor Moretta, former director for exhibitions.

Monday
Jan172011

SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN ALUMNI RECEPTION

PRATT COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN STUDIOS
123 West 18th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan

Thursday, February 10, 2011
5:30—7 PM

Alumni of the School of Art and Design are invited to a reception at Pratt's new Communications Design studios in Manhattan. The event is free and no tickets are necessary. This event is being held in conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference being held in New York February 9-12, 2011.

Alumni attending the conference are especially encouraged to attend the reception.

For more information, please contact Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, Donna Moran at dmoran@pratt.edu.

Thursday
Jan132011

2010-2011 ANNUAL VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

Image from a 2008 performance of "The Rite of Spring," staged by the Bruce High Quality FoundationJanuary 25: The Bruce High Quality Foundation
February 8: Mary Mattingly
February 15: Ursula von Rydingsvard
March 8: David Diao
April 19: Josephine Meckseper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Courtesy of the Bruce High Quality Foundation