Department of Art and Art Professions

Art and Art Professions

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Thursdays, 5:00pm (unless otherwise noted)
Einstein Auditorium
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street
Free & Open to the Public

9/11: Dan Colen
9/18: John Miller
9/25: Nicolas Guagnini
10/2: Peter Nadin
10/9: Cynthia Daignault
10/16: Josh Kline
10/17: Nikki S. Lee
10/23: Mika Rottenberg
10/30: Conversation between Eileen Myles and Chris Kraus (6:00pm)
11/6: Bruce Hainley
11/13: Rebecca Morris
11/20: Carissa Rodriguez
12/4: Kerstin Brätsch
12/5: Sarah Lewis
12/11: Moyra Davey
12/18: Yvonne Rainer



Hosted by Lyle Ashton Harris, Faculty
Thursday, October 30
Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building

Throughout their careers, Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles have been tangentially - and sometimes centrally - engaged in art criticism and art writing, in addition to their poems, fiction and non-fiction writing.  Both writers have a strong presence in the art world, and work consciously with compositional strategies frequently associated with visual art.  Since meeting at the St. Marks Poetry Project in the late 1970s, Myles and Kraus have maintained a lively private dialogue about art and culture, life, politics and ideas.  This will be their first public conversation.

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, most recently SUMMER OF HATE, and two books of art and cultural criticism.  "Lost Properties," her monograph on conceptual art and economic activism, was published as part of Semiotexte's contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial.  With Hedi El Kholti and Sylvere Lotringer, she is a co-editor of Semiotexte, where she has edited Myles' NOT ME and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ICELAND.  She writes frequently for art and cultural magazines, including Artforum, Spex, n+1 and Tank.

Eileen Myles is a poet and the author of eighteen collections of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, as well as libretti, performance pieces and plays. She wrote her first art review of a performance by Rene Ricard at the Guggenheim Museum in 1981. Since then she’s written essays on Catherine Opie, K8 Hardy, Zoe Leonard, Sadie Benning, the intro to Chris’s “I Love Dick” and her essay “Street Retreat” for the Whitney Biennial will be part of a longer collection of travel writings about Russia, India, Ireland and living homeless in New York City. She’s lately completing Afterglow a fantastic memoir about a dog. Her new & selected poems I Must Be Living Twice will be published in 2015.


Friday, October 17 
6:30 – 8 p.m. 
Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th
Between University Place and Greene Street

A screening and three-way conversation with the Korean photographer and NYU alumna Nikki S. Lee, Christopher Phillips, curator at the International Center of Photography in New York City and Jung Lee Sanders, gallerist at Arts Projects International.


The author of “The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery” 
Friday, December 5 (This event will be re-scheduled for the Spring semester.)
Einstein Auditorium
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street

Fall 2014
BFA Exhibitions in Barney Building
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 9/3 from 5-7pm
On view through 9/13.
Daeyoung Kim, Janet Lee, and Paula Rondon
The Commons
Judy Cuker, Jeanne Jaladoni, and Alyssa Steiger
Rosenberg Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 9/17 from 5-7pm
On view through 9/27.
Emma Strebel, Dorothy Lam, Stephanie Bow, and Sammy Dalati
The Commons
Jesse Adwar and Logan Criley
Rosenberg Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 10/1 from 5-7pm
On view through 10/13.
Ian Alcock, Cooper Lovano, Phoebe Randall, and Harlie Rush
Twice What They Are Now
The Commons

Nora Chuff and Lizzie Wee
Welcome to Paradise
Rosenberg Gallery

Opening Reception: Wednesday, 10/22 from 5-7pm

On view through 11/2.

 Eve Survilo and Nora Normile
Rosenberg Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 11/5 from 5-7pm
On view through 11/16.

BFA Senior Studio Prologue Show
The Commons & Rosenberg Gallery
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