New Media Lecture Series: Fred Wilson

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Wednesday, March 22nd
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study 

Fred Wilson (who earned his B.F.A. with Purchase College’s first graduating class in 1976) has created site-specific installations in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His work encourages viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion.

Beginning with the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed exhibition Mining the Museum (1992-93) at the Maryland Historical Society, Fred Wilson has juxtaposed and re-contextualized existing objects to create new installations, which alter their traditional meanings or interpretations. In 2003, Wilson represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale with the solo exhibition Fred Wilson: Speak of Me as I Am.

His many accolades include the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant (1999), amongst others.

New Media Lecture: Morehshin Allahyari

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Wednesday, March 1st
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study

Moreshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.

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!

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

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

For more info visit:


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.


Student Exhibition: Steve Ferri | 9/19

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Steve Ferri will be showing his work in 2 Walls next week. There will be an opening Monday Sept 19 at 6pm.

Students, if you’d like to show your work fill out this form.

Artist Statement:

BROENZ MAZE is an exhibition continuing to build on previous works through a visual narration of where I’m from and how I grew up- showing the nature of a ghetto through first hand experiences. The aesthetic of the work will explore social and personal issues that affect African Americans in these environment. I want the work to create an experience that allows the user feel the environment visually but also questioning its importance.