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Jandon Business of the Arts Lecture Series: Rise Wilson

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The Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Lecture Series: Rise Wilson

Monday April 3, 6:30pm

Humanties Theatre – FREE!

RISË WILSON serves as the Director of Philanthropy for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which invests in creative problem solving and believes art can change the world.

She is also the Founder of The Laundromat Project. In all of her work she is committed to lifting up the value of creativity in our everyday lives.

New Media Workshops

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To all New Media students:

Over the next few weeks, the New Media Board of Study will be offering several workshops related to equipment that you have access to. The workshops are as follows:

Copy stand / Light kits and Backdrop/Studio set up
Feb 8, 12:30: – 2:00 in the New Media Project Space

Digital Printing / Dry Mount Press​
Feb 15, 12:30 – 2:00 in the New Media Print Lab and New Media Studio

Vinyl cutter / Lasercutter
Feb 22, 12:30 – 2:00 in the New Media Studio and Fab Lab

Riso / Smaller printers
March 8, 12:30: – 2:00 in the New Media Project Space

These workshops are open to all New Media students and faculty so mark your calendars!

Codes and Modes II Submissions

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The Call for Papers for Codes and Modes II has been extended to December 15, 2016.

You will find the CFP below. Please visit this website for more information on the conference and submissions:

There is also some limited capacity for installing or screening work, either in conjunction with a presentation or as a stand alone.


Pain Revisited @ The Whitney Museum

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Pain Revisited

Sunday November 13th,
Whitney Museum of American Art

This Sunday, November 13 2016, a video work produced by the New Media department’s own Nontsikelelo Mutiti in collaboration with Dyani Douze will be screened at the Whitney Museum. as part of the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 curated by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator. This work speaks to our time, our histories and works to edify our community. Nontsi quotes “It is an honour to be presenting work alongside artists whose values I admire as much as their work.”

For more details go to

Whitney Museum
of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

New Media Lecture Series: Julie Martin

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Wednesday November 2nd,
Neuberger Museum Study

Julie Martin is director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the nonprofit organization cofounded in 1966 in New York by artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman and engineers Billy Kluver (Martin’s late husband) and Fred Waldhauer to encourage and facilitate collaborations between artists and engineers. Martin joined the E.A.T. staff in 1967.

With Kluver and art historian Barbara Rose, Martin coedited the book Pavilion (1972) that documents the Pepsi Pavilion, which was designed and built by E.A.T. for Expo ’70 in Osaka. Martin collaborated with Kluver on numerous articles on art and technology, including Working with Rauschenberg, for the exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of Rauschenberg’s 1997 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

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The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today’s most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

Here is a link to the Humanity in Action Fellowship Application page.

The Fellowship for Utopian Practice, Fall 2016

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Artists and other creative professionals are encouraged to apply with ideas for highly interactive projects that engage the public and expand their practice beyond its traditional boundaries. The Fellowship for Utopian Practice is a process-based fellowship that allows room for development of big ideas that have real world applications. The Fellows will have a year-long tenure that begins in the late Fall of 2016, and will receive logistical, institutional and financial support as well as mentorship and help with strategic planning.

Culture Push is a NYC-based arts non profit that supports the process of creating new modes of thinking and doing and serves a diverse community of creative people. The programs of Culture Push focus on collaboration and group learning through active, participatory experiences. The Fellowship for Utopian practice started in 2012 and provides an opportunity for artists and other professionals to experiment with new forms of civic and social engagement.

In these past five years we have supported twenty-three projects that explore diverse subjects such as: the reciprocal relationship between native Brooklyn plants and urban-dwelling humans, the architecture and choreography of civil resistance, the legacy of black female authors, choreographed movement as a tool for creating solidarity with incarcerated individuals, and accessible forms of sustainability.

Visit to learn more about the fellowship.

Email with any questions.

Here is the link to the fellowship page.

Designing Resilience Workshop For College Students

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College students will have the opportunity to collaborate with By the People exhibition designers and produce new ideas for improving urban living and combatting climate change.

FREE and open to college students with valid student ID only.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

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Art, Politics, Cities in Transition: Culture beyond Profit

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Art, Politics, Cities in Transition explores the role of art and creative industries in urban regeneration. Organized by Purchase College, State University of New York and CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research), the symposia looks to several international and local case studies in an effort to examine the politics of urban revitalization and its relationship to gentrification, securitization, real estate development, exploring how artists, designers, activists imagine oppositional alternatives to culture-driven economic development.

With participants:
Davarian Baldwin, Jamie Bennett, Center for Artistic Activism (Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert), Cynthia Clabough, CLUSTER (Omar Nagati and Beth Stryker), Teddy Cruz, Arlene Davila, Andrea Frank, Jerold Kayden, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Lisa Jean Moore, MTL+ (Nitasha Dhillon and Amin Husain), Sara Reisman, Christopher Robbins (Ghana Think Tank), Meredith TenHoor, Nato Thompson, Hakan Topal, Adaku Utah, Margy Waller, Caroline Woolard, Woodbine NYC (Stephanie Wakefield, Glenn Dyer, and Clark Fitzgerald)

October, 21 – 22, 2016, 1 – 5 pm

Center for Architecture
Edgar A. Tafel Hall
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

To RSVP for the October 21 event, register here

To RSVP for the October 22 event, register here

For additional information contact

The Art, Politics, Cities in Transition symposium builds on a dialogue begun in Cairo by CLUSTER through the Creative Cities: Reframing Downtown conference, held in association with the American University in Cairo in partnership with the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. The program hosted by the Center for Architecture is funded by Ford Foundation and the Network of Excellence in the Arts and Humanities by the State University of New York.


Negotiated Realities

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Negotiated Realities is an exhibition of socially responsive art that explores
gender, environmental issues, invisible histories and
the ideologies of self within marginalized communities, curated by Daniela Fifi.

Opening Reception: October 6th, 5 – 7pm
Symposium: Oct 14 – 16, 2016.

Featured Artists 

Karina Puente
Gerard Gaskin
Jacqueline Bishop
Simon Benjamin
Shirin Banou
Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Vaimona Niumeitolu
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Presented in conjunction with the Museum of Impact and with the
The Socially Responsive Museum Symposium, Oct 14 – Oct 16, 2016
Visit for more information.

TC | AAE Teachers College, Columbia University, | Art + Art Education
Dr. Judith M. Burton, Director | Brian Buffer, MacyArt Gallery Fellow
525 West 120th Street | New York, New York, 10027

Directions By Subway: #1 Train to Columbia University- 116th Street
By Bus M4&M104 on Broadway, M11 on Amsterdam Ave.

Image Courtesy of the artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Excerpt from the installation Black Thang, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, 2016