Elektra KB in this month’s ARTnews

Elektra KB in this month’s ARTnews

ARTnews April 2014

The Critic’s Pick section of this month’s issue of ARTnews features a full-page profile of VCS alumna Elektra KB by associate editor Emily Nathan. The profile discusses Elektra’s most recent works, her Theocratic Republic of Gaia mythos, and some of the ideas, experiences, and research that underlie her artistic practice. You can check it out in the magazine’s April 2014 print edition, or the…

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This Saturday: Youme Haus in Brooklyn presents “Double Take”

This Saturday: Youme Haus in Brooklyn presents “Double Take”

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This Saturday, April 12th from 6 pm to midnight, Youme Haus in Brooklyn will present Double Take, a new exhibition curated by VCS alumnae Brooke Tomiello, Amy Kolenut and Sofia Klapischak. Here’s more information from the show’s press release (which you can also download via this link), along with images of works by a few of the artists.

Youme Haus is pleased to present “Double Take”.  The show…

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This Tuesday evening: “Tatiana Flores: Theorizing Latin American Avant-Gardism”

This Tuesday at 6 pm, The Visual & Critical Studies Department will present “Tatiana Flores: Theorizing Latin American Avant-Gardism,” our latest entry in SVA’s Art in the First Person lecture series for Spring 2014.

This Tuesday evening: “Tatiana Flores: Theorizing Latin American Avant-Gardism”

This Tuesday at 6 pm, The Visual & Critical Studies Department will present “Tatiana Flores: Theorizing Latin American Avant-Gardism,” our latest entry in SVA’s Art in the First Person lecture series for Spring 2014.

Art by Kara Rooney in “The Heroic Object,” and an essay by Kara in the catalog for “Magnicent Obsession”

Art by Kara Rooney in “The Heroic Object,” and an essay by Kara in the catalog for “Magnicent Obsession”

Kara L. Rooney, Damned if you do, Cast resin, 6.5" x 5.5" x 7", 2013

Kara L. Rooney, Damned if you do, Cast resin, 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 7″, 2013

VCS faculty member Kara Rooney has work in the upcoming exhibition The Heroic Object at Parallel Art Space, which opens this Saturday, April 5th. Here’s some information about the show and a description of Kara’s work from the gallery’s press release (you can find the full text of the press releaseon the gallery’s Facebook event…

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Two works by Peter Hristoff acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Two works by Peter Hristoff acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff has let us know that two of his works are now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The pieces are “The History of Anatolian Folk Music” (2001) and “Gorgu Kurallari” (2007).

More information about Peter and images of some of his artworks can be found at his website and these links:

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This Thursday through Saturday at the Kitchen: Bystander by Liz Magic Laser

This Thursday through Saturday at the Kitchen: Bystander by Liz Magic Laser

Liz Magic Laser, Bystander, 2014 (screencapped from The Kitchen’s website)

Liz Magic Laser, Bystander, 2014 (via The Kitchen’s website)

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VCS student Rachel Zaretsky has e-mailed me about Bystander, a performance by artist Liz Magic Laser that Rachel and VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa are involved in. Bystander will take place at 8 pm this Thursday, March 27th though Saturday, March 29th at nonprofit art space The Kitchen, located at 512 West 19th Street in New York City.

He…

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Natasha Jacobs accepted to the Studio Composition Program in the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music

Natasha Jacobs accepted to the Studio Composition Program in the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music

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A shot of Natasha during a recent performance at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, screencapped from her Facebook page.

A few days ago, I received the news that VCS alumna Natasha Jacobs has been accepted for admittance to the Studio Composition Program at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. Natasha was one of only 23 new students admitted for the fall 2014 semester. She says that although…

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Opening this Friday: Katie Armstrong’s solo show “Dark Spring” at BravinLee programs

This Friday, March 21st from 6 to 8 pm, BravinLee programs in Chelsea will host the opening reception for…

Eric Doeringer’s “Paintings & Sculpture” reviewed by Roberta Smith in The New York Times

Eric Doeringer’s “Paintings & Sculpture” reviewed by Roberta Smith in The New York Times

Works from Eric Doeringer's current exhibition "Paintings & Sculpture" at Mulherin & Pollard (via ericdoeringer.com)

Works from Eric Doeringer’s current exhibition “Paintings & Sculpture” at Mulherin & Pollard (screenshot via ericdoeringer.com)

VCS faulty member Eric Doeringer’s current exhibition “Paintings & Sculpture” at Mulherin & Pollard on the Lower East Side just received a wonderful review by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith. Here’s a brief quote:

In his latest exhibition, Mr. Doeringer redoes…

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Works by VCS faculty, alumnae, and students in “The Last Brucennial”

Works by VCS faculty, alumnae, and students in “The Last Brucennial”

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For the next few weeks, several members of the VCS community will have works on display in “The Last Brucennial,” an exhibition of over 600 works by women artists presented by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation. Participants from VCS include faculty members Kara Rooney and Amy Wilson, alumnae Ranya Asmar, Elektra KB, and Shellyne Rodriguez, and student Seemoriah Cueto.

Today’s…

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VCS senior Alexandra Manikas receives the 2014 SVA Alumni Society Scholarship Award

VCS senior Alexandra Manikas receives the 2014 SVA Alumni Society Scholarship Award

Anamnesis (2013), a piece by Alexandra Manikas in the recent VCS senior exhibition “Points of Experience”

Anamnesis (2013) by Alexandra Manikas, in the recent VCS senior exhibition “Points of Experience”

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The SVA Alumni Society recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Alumni Scholarship Award, and we were very pleased to learn that VCS senior Alexandra Manikas is one of this year’s awardees. Congratulations, Alexandra!

Here’s a little more about the award from this month’s SVA Alumni Newsletter:

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This Thursday evening: a reading by George Lee Moore and a dialogue by James Kelly, presented by diSONARE at Recess in Soho

This Thursday evening: a reading by George Lee Moore and a dialogue by James Kelly, presented by diSONARE at Recess in Soho

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Tomorrow evening (Thursday, March 6) at 6:30 p.m., the Soho art space Recess will host a reading and performance organized by diSONARE, the recently launched literature and arts magazine co-founded by VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa. Here’s Lucia’s announcement for the event:

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Please join us this Thursday, March 6th at Recess!

diSONARE will be hosting a reading from 6:30-7:30pm.

http://www.recess

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New photosets for “Points of Experience” and the spring 2014 Artist’s Journal rug exhibition

New photosets for “Points of Experience” and the spring 2014 Artist’s Journal rug exhibition

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Just before spring break, VCS Systems Administrator uploaded two new photosets to the VCS Flickr page. The first set documents an exhibition of student-designed Turkish rugs that’s on display right now in the main hall outside the VCS library; the second presents a closer look at the works in the recent VCS senior exhibition “Points of Experience.” Today’s post features selections from both…

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A recent exhibition at Soloway curated by Rivers Plasketes

A recent exhibition at Soloway curated by Rivers Plasketes

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A few weeks ago, Soloway art space in Brooklyn hosted “The beach the pier the club the mall,” an exhibition curated by VCS senior Rivers Plasketes. The show was an offshoot of Independent Art Spaces, a VCS elective taught by Annette Wehrhahn and Emily Weiner, who also run Soloway with Tomer Aluf and Derek Franklin. “The beach the pier the club the mall” presented recent works by several artists,…

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A Kickstarter campaign and print sale to fund the production of Mossless Issue Three

A Kickstarter campaign and print sale to fund the production of Mossless Issue Three

Issue Three

Recently, VCS alumnus Romke Hoogwaerts announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the third issue of Mossless, a magazine that he and his partner Grace Leigh founded several years ago. Here’s a description of Mossless from the campaign’s web page.

What’s Mossless?

Romke started Mosslessas a blog in 2009 to interview a photographer every two days, with the intention of forming a…

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