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Recent work from Brooklyn alum Maia Palileio

April 22, 2010


Resume Building opportunity

April 22, 2010
Smack Mellon is looking for volunteers to help with the Benefit on May 1 from 2-10pm.
We would like to find some people with art handling experience but there are other positions too for those who don’t have a lot of this experience and just want to lend a hand…
Volunteers would need to be available Saturday, May 1st, 2-10pm for the party and on Friday, April 30th, 6:30 for a short orientation meeting.
Volunteers will receive a year long individual membership and a t-shirt or tote bag.
If interested, contact Suzanne Kim, Director of Exhibitions.

Art of Condoms Workshops – make sculpture from condoms!

April 22, 2010

Artist Adriana Bertini is leading a workshop in making fashions from condoms to promote their use in preventing the spread of HIV.

April 22nd-May 6th from 4:30-6:30

Workshops in 5406 Boylan Hall

All are welcome!

For more information contact: Sameen Farooq

Please comment on Brooklyn College Facilities!

April 22, 2010

The administration is collecting student/faculty/staff comments on facilities – please take the time to comment!

BFA Marika Rios exhibits

April 18, 2010
Please join us this Monday evening, April 19, for the opening of Marika Rios’ BFA show, “Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.”
4-8pm in the Boylan gallery.

BFA Tamara Campbell exhibits

April 14, 2010

Please join us Thursday April 15 for a BFA Thesis Exhibition by Tamara Campbell, titled Put it on the Fridge:  When I grow up I want to be a rock star
Boylan Gallery, 5410
5 – 9 pm

Funktionlust at Repetti curated by Sam Farnsworth

April 5, 2010


Funktionlust, or Flow, describes the pleasurable sensation derived from being completely absorbed in an activity for its own sake, while functioning at one’s own physical and sensory potential.

Curated by Brooklyn MA Sam Farnsworth, see for details.

Opening Saturday April 10, 7-9 pm

April 10-30

Local Project Gallery

45-10 Davis St. Long Island City

Thurs-Mon 12-5

Welcome Professor Lauren Kilroy, Latin American Specialist!

March 22, 2010

I am so pleased to announced that the Art Department will be joined by Professor Lauren Kilroy beginning in the Fall 2010 semester!  She is a Latin Americanist, specializing in the colonial period.  Her dissertation, Dissecting Bodies, Creating Cults: Imagery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in New Spain was completed at UCLA in 2009.  More recently, Professor Kilroy has been teaching at the University of Oregon.  Look for her new courses on an upcoming post.  Welcome Professor Kilroy!

BFA Ray Lin sculpture exhibition

March 22, 2010

March 24-26 in Boylan Gallery

Come see the work of Ray Lin, Brooklyn BFA!

Opening reception: Wed. March 24 6pm

Gallery hours: Thurs 2-6; Fri 5-9

Grad Art History Club Conference at City College

March 12, 2010
Deadline for Abstract Submission March 17th

The City College of New York Graduate Art History Club
Spring Conference
Monday, April 12, 2010 10:30am-4:00pm at The City College of New York
“Transnationalism: Art Without Borders”

Abstract submissions that examine the fluidity and interchangeability of visual styles, traditions and other artistic efforts between nations and cultures are invited from graduate students (Masters and Doctoral) in Art History, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, Visual Culture Studies, Film History, Comparative Literature Anthropology, Archaeology and other related fields.

This conference aims to highlight the many forms visual materials take when artists transcend limitations of national borders and when cultural intersections have resulted in hybrid or new visual forms.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, considerations of the experience of transnationalism for the artist, transnationalism and cross-cultural influence as it has manifested throughout specific movements or periods in history, and historiographical analyses of creative expression from any time period.  We also welcome papers that consider the visual arts within diaspora communities, and the effects of globalization on the perception and transmission of culture in the visual arts.

Please email abstracts of 200-300 words to
Please include your CV when you email your abstract.
Talks are limited to 25 minutes.
Small honorarium offered.

Deadline for submission of abstract: March 17, 2010
Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions by March 20th, 2010
Final papers must be submitted by April 5, 2010

All inquiries should be addressed to:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Katherine Manthorne,  Graduate Center, CUNY
KEY NOTE ADDRESS: Towards a New Geography of Art: Mapping & Mobility in the Americas

Art history has traditionally been organized around nation states and national identity as well as religions and their iconographies, all the while adhering to a strict hierarchy of genres. The current mandate for globalism and transnationalism interrogates the traditional foundations of the field, but has yet to offer successful paradigms for the study of art and art history.  Prevailing postmodern metaphors of “deterritorialization” and “unboundedness,” for example, have demonstrated inherent weaknesses. In this lecture, I preview an alternative model for a New Geography of Art to be elaborated in a forthcoming publication co-authored with visual historiographer James
L. McElhinney. It argues that art works have always moved freely around the globe and that since prehistory, human mobility has depended on water routes. More than 80% of the world’s cargo still moves via shipping. Mapping these routes of trade and commerce rather than adhering to boundaries of nation states (many of which only came
into existence in the 19th century) provides a useful mechanism for comprehending the production and consumption of art. The lecture moves back and forth between historic developments and theoretical concepts to shed new light on artworks, both historic and contemporary.  Two case studies are highlighted. Examining the Manila Galleon (1565-1815) allows us to follow a series of amazing artistic treasures that traveled between Asia, Mexico, and Europe as the ships moved from port to port. The galleon in turn inspired contemporary visual artists, some of whom created a series of international artistic exchange projects based on this foundational metaphor. Second, the Circum-Atlantic Triangle Trade moved goods and human beings between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Sugar, tobacco, and cotton were
carried from present-day U.S. to Europe; these raw materials were manufactured into textiles, rum, and other goods and traded in Africa for slaves, who were taken by force to labor on plantations, producing raw materials. This sugar slave trade also generated a substantial body of art across the Americas, from Boston colonial John Singleton
Copley’s Watson and the Shark (1778; National Gallery of Art) to Afro-Cuban photographer María Magdalena Campos-Pons’s Replenishing (2003; Brooklyn Museum). Based in these realities of global mobility, this lecture opens new horizons on the issues of Transnationalism and Art without Borders.