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Monday
Sep272010

EXHIBITIONS

You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of
New York City

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

September 24–November 6, 2010
Liz Hickok, Fugitive Topography: Jelly NYC, View from the Staten Island Ferry, 2010 , Gelwax.

  A Culinary Map of New York City, by Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz


A 3-D Jello Map of the Manhattan Skyline. An Anxiety Map of the Five Boroughs. A Loneliness Map of Missed Connections. Like the subway map, it is terrain all New Yorkers have navigated at one time.

“You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City,” is an exhibition of work by a selection of contemporary artists that maps the emotional terrain of New York City, and explores the effect of the city’s powerful moods on those who live and work here. 

Works include:

  • An anxiety map of the five boroughs lit by sweat-powered batteries by Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson
  • A“Loneliness Map” from Craigslist’s Missed Connections by Ingrid Burrington
  • A scratch-and-sniff map of New Yorkers’ smell preferences by Nicola Twilley
  • An installation constructed from city ephemera by Pratt faculty member Robbin Ami Silverberg 
  • Preliminary artwork for New Yorkistan, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz’s post 9/11 cover for The New Yorker, and Kalman and Meyerowitz’s culinary subway map of the city
  • Nina Katchadourian’s New York soundtrack, assembled from found segments of cassette tape

“You Are Here” is guest-curated by Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography(Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).

“I like wondering whether the world’s most adrenalized and artistic city elicits more emotional responses than others. Mapping is an intriguing way to approach the question, especially at a time when artists are using mapping concepts in such ingenious ways,” she says.

Photos: Liz Hickok (Fugitive Topography), Diana Pau (Culinary Map)

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

Celebrating a quarter century of exhibitions at The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery including 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. Guest-curated by Eleanor Moretta, former director for exhibitions.

CROSSING DISCIPLINES: BOOKS

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
February 10–March 10, 2011
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 9, 4–6 PM

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Please visit our website www.pratt.edu/exhibitions for more information, updates, and podcasts.

PRECISE BREATHING 

ART AND DESIGN DEAN'S GALLERY
200 Willoughby Avenue
Main Building, 4th Floor

Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4 PM 
September 13–October 22.

Foundation Art Professor Jenny Lynn McNutt’s “Precise Breathing,” an installation of art works about the honeybee will be exhibited at the Art and Design Dean’s Gallery. Precise Breathing was made possible in part by a Pratt Faculty Development grant, fiscal sponsorship by New York Foundation of the Arts, and a Rothman Foundation grant. For more information on this project, please visit http://www.aboutthebuzz.net/.

FOREIGN ARCHITECTS IN ROME

HIGGINS HALL
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn 
Lobby

Sunday–Saturday, 9 AM–5 PM 
Opens October 28

This exhibit features the work of the Pratt Insitute Rome program from 2001 - 2010 as exhibited at the Temple of Hadrian and curated by Professor Frederick Biehle of Pratt Institute.

Echoes of Tibet Find Refuge in the West

CCPS GALLERY
Second Floor Lobby

Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–6 PM
Friday–Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Through Friday, October 29 

On display are photographic images printed on fabric created by Adjunct Associate Professor Cheryl Stockton after she traveled to Tibet in 2007 as a leader in Pratt’s Art of the Himalayas study abroad program. Stockton added Tibetan script to her photographs, which have been printed on semi-sheer fabric to hang as prayer flags in the gallery space. Her work is available for purchase; 10 percent of sales will benefit One Heart World-Wide for humanitarian efforts in Tibet. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with guest artist and documentary filmmaker John Halpern of MDS Films and includes clips from the films Talking with the Dalai Lama (2006) and Refuge (2005).

Pratt in Venice

Brooklyn Campus • 200 Willoughby Avenue
SECOND FLOOR GALLERY
East Building

October 18–23
Monday–Saturday, 9 AM–5 PM
Opening Reception, Monday, October 18, 5 PM

On display is student work in various media created during Pratt’s six-week summer study program in Venice, conducted in collaboration with the Università Internazionale dell'Arte and the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. Selected artworks will be part of a silent auction, which takes place for the duration of the show. Proceeds from the sale of works in this annual exhibition benefit the Pratt in Venice Scholarship Fund. The Pratt in Venice program is now entering its 27th year.

Dis/Copenhagen Furniture and Textiles

Brooklyn Campus • 200 Willoughby Avenue
JULIANA CURRAN TERIAN DESIGN CENTER GALLERY
Second Floor

November 10–17
Monday–Saturday, 9:30–5 PM
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8 PM

On exhibition will be work by Pratt graduate students who participated in the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) program in Copenhagen in summer 2010. During the seven-week session, students also took a study tour of Sweden, Finland, and Western Denmark. The remainder of the trip was spent in Copenhagen working on either the chair or a textile design to be on view.

Monday
Sep272010

2010-2011 Annual Visiting Artist Series

All lectures take place on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 1:45pm on the Brooklyn Campus in Engineering 371.

October 12: Whitfield Lovell
October 19: David Levine
November 2: John Kelly
November 16: Erin Shirreff
January 25: The Bruce High Quality Foundation
February 8: Mary Mattingly
February 15: Ursula Von Rydingsvard
March 8: David Diao
April 19: Josephine Meckseper
Monday
Sep272010

Fall 2010 Architecture Lecture Series

Pratt Manhattan Lecture Series 

All lectures take place in Room 213, Pratt Manhattan Campus unless noted (*).

Thursday, October 14, 6:30 PM
Bob Crane, Territory Manager, ATAS International
“Energy Efficient Building Envelopes”

Wednesday, November 3, 6:30 PM
Lawrence Feldman, Principal, GZA Consultants
“Building Sites as Remediation Issues”

Monday, November 15, 6:30 PM
Michael Ratner, Principal, MRA, Inc.
“Design and Construction for Retail”

 

Pratt Brooklyn Lecture Series

All lectures take place in the Higgins Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn Campus, unless otherwise noted (*).

Friday, October 22, 6:30 PM 
Evolutive Means
“On Adaptation and Selection in Architectural Design” ACADIA 2010 Exhibition in the Siegel Gallery
Introduction by conference and exhibition Chairs:
Chandler Ahrens, Axel Schmitzberger,
Michael Wen Sen-Su, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher, Shai Yeshayahu 

Roundtable Discussion with Exhibition Invitees: David Ruy/ Karel Klein • Architectonics / Winka Dubbeldam Morphosis • su11/ Ferda Kolatan and Erich Schoenberger • Paul Vanouse • Omar Khan • Mark Shepard • Mos • Clear/ Julia Czerniak and Mark Linder + McLain Clutter • Buro Happold • Andrew Saunders • Reiser + Umemoto

Thursday, October 28, 6 PM
Foreign Architects In Rome
Exhibition Opening in the Higgins Hall Lobby featuring the work of the Pratt Institute Rome Program 2001–2010, as exhibited at the Temple of Hadrian and curated by Frederick Biehle, Professor, Pratt Institute

Wednesday, November 10, 3 PM, *Memorial Hall*
Frank Gehry
, Architect, Los Angeles
Conversation with the architect moderated by: Julie Iovine, Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper, with Yael Reiser, Author, Architecture and Beauty. 
SPONSORED BY THE STEEL INSTITUTE AND THE ORNAMENTAL METAL INSTITUTE

6 PM, Higgins Hall Auditorium
Will Alsop
, Architect, London 
“Architecture and Beauty”

Thursday, November 11, 6 PM
Architecture and Beauty
Book Opening and Symposium with:
Yael Reisner, Author and Moderator, Will Alsop, Architect, London; Sir Peter Cook, Architect, London; Hernan Diaz Alonzo, Architect, Los Angeles, Sultan Kolatan, Architect, New York, William MacDonald, Architect, New York, Gaetano Pesce, Architect, New York, Lebbeus Woods, Architect, New York

Monday, November 15, 6 PM
Factory Cities
Symposium to the Exhibition “Vertical Urban Factory” at the Skyscraper Museum, New York

Moderator: Emmanuel Picardo, Documentary Filmmaker, Nina Rappaport, Professor, Yale University, Andrew Ross, Professor, New York University

 

 

Monday
Sep272010

COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN LECTURE SERIES