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Wednesday
Sep012010

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
Public Reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, September 23

At left: Janine Nichols of the Hand Drawn Map Association, Untitled, 1980, pen on paper, 11x14 inches; at right: Will Haugherty of the Hand Drawn Map Association, I Owe You Thirty Dollars, 2010, Screenprint, pen, and paint on paper, 22x30 inches

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 will map the emotional terrain of New York City, and explore the effect of the city’s powerful moods on those who live and work here. 

Contributing artists will consider an apparent contradiction: the notion that New Yorkers become inured to heightened levels of stimulus, in order to maintain mental equilibrium; and that life in the city may elicit a more intense range and depth of emotional expression in its residents, as compared with those of other, calmer locales.

Works will 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
  • A cemetery map of Polish ancestors’ graves by Kim Baranowski
  • An installation constructed from city ephemera by Pratt faculty member Robbin Ami SilverbergThe 
  • 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
  • A Happiness Map by Jane Hammond

“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.

Schafler@25

THE RUBELLE AND NORMAN SCHAFLER GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building, first Floor
Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4 PM

October 7, 2010 – January 21, 2011
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 6, 4:30 – 6:30pm

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–4 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
M-F 9 AM-4 PM 

September 13 –October 22.
An opening reception will be held on September 22 from 4:30–6:30 p.m

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/.

Pratt and Barnes and Noble 

Graduate Communications Design Gallery
Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th St. 
Seventh Floor  

September 8-October 7 by appointment call 212-647-7573
Closing reception October 7, 4PM-6PM

An exhibition of work student design work, including Pratt student-design items from the Barnes and Noble 2009 and 2010 "Back to Campus" collections.  

Thursday
Sep022010

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.

September 28: Pinar Yolacan 
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
Sep062010

Prattstore Events

The Prattstore Annex at Higgins Hall will open for the first time in Main Hall South, Room 112 and remains open to students through Friday, September 17. The Annex will offer architecture supplies for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as apparel, Pratt logo items, textbooks, and more. 

For the first time in the history of Prattstore, four Foundation textbooks will be available for a semester-long rental at about half of what it costs to buy them.  The available rental books are: Janson's History of Art/8th Edition; History of Modern Art; Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods; and Structural Steel Design. It's a great deal for incoming students! Prices and rental details are available online at www.prattstore.net.

Prattstore's annual Faculty Day will take place on Thursday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Following this all-day event, a wine and cheese reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Faculty Day offers faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to view the latest in new academic products and goods. There will be demonstrations, free samples, new products, and door prizes throughout the day. Stop by and view the latest innovations for your program or office!

Results are in for the first-ever Vote for Art T-shirt contest: congratulations to Xindi Yan, class of 2013, whose winning design "Oriental Pratt" will be available for purchase at the Prattstore this fall. Yan's design received an overwhelming number of votes and may be viewed on the Prattstore's Facebook Page. Thank you to all those who voted for this contest, and start thinking of your designs for next year's Vote for Art T-Shirt contest!

Friday
Sep102010

New PrattFit Schedule 

Pratt's gym offers ample space for students, faculty, and staff to keep active, relieve stress, and stay healthy.  

The free PrattFit program offers free, drop-in workout classes at the ARC.

The fall semester schedule is already in full swing: