Saturday, October 31, 2009

Press Release

For Immediate Release:

“Insanity in individuals is something rare, but in groups, parties, nations and epochs it is the rule”

...Nietzsche didn't mention MFA programs, but judge for yourself at the Brooklyn College MFA Open Studios. Fourteen first year and thirteen second year Masters candidates open their workspaces to the public and attempt to explain themselves. Come look at art (while it looks back at you).

4th Floor: Jacob Zurilla | Jeff Frederick | Elias Melad | Madison Omahne | Megan Hays | Luiza Kurzyna | David Friedman | Juan Ortega
5th Floor: Julia Cocuzza | Hector Madera | Allison Merz | John Keck | Gregory Hayes | Michelle Liebner | Linda Bernal
6th Floor: Matthew Wilson | Dominik Wyka | Erin Zelley | JungHwa O'Connell | Marina Pavlutskaya | Antonio Serna | David Loncle | Noosheen Roostami | Miryana Todorova | Natalie Taylor | Boris Torres | Ivan Rivera

Friday, November 13 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 12-6 p.m.

Take either the 2 or the 5 train
to Flatbush/Brooklyn College.
For more information contact us at
or call 718.951.5588 ext. 5181

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Opening Night Is Closing Night: A Brooklyn College Art MFA First and Second-Year group show

Opening Night Is Closing Night
A Brooklyn College Art MFA First and Second-Year group show
and reception for the artists

Thursday, November 5th from 6 to 10PM
Brooklyn College Student Center
East 27th St. and Campus Rd.
6th Floor, Maroon Room

Presented by GASU: Graduate Art Students Union
All are welcome! CUNY ID required, or RSVP for the guest list

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rita Ackermann Oct 29th: Visiting Artist Fall 2009

Brooklyn College MFA Fine Arts
Graduate Studies & Meier Bernstein Visiting Artist Lecture Series:

Thursday OCT 29th - 12:30 p.m.
BC Library’s Group Viewing Room #242

Rita Ackermann is a painter who tends to put that talent in the service of a wider, more adventurous milieu-making activity, connecting with music, fashion, and other urban scenes in order to carry sensations from one place over into another, sometimes making us rediscover what painting is along the way.

Rita (b. 1968 Budapest) lives and works in New York. She exhibits at Andrea Rosen Gallery in NY and Peter Kilchmann Gallery in Zurich.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

See This Other Sound

In addition to Glenn Gould's diagrams in Jim Supanick's Critical Writing reader, here is a link to "Seen and Heard", a review on Rhizome of a recent show See this Sound at The Lentos Musuem with some curious 1950's clips of Normal McLaren and his visual sound.

SEE THIS SOUND. Promises in Sound and Vision
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz - 28 August 2009 - 10 January 2010

Hello Elemental Chile

Documentary of Quinta Monroy Project in Iquique, Chile from elementalchile on Vimeo.

This project by Elemental Architects (Chile) reminds me of Rural Studio/Samuel Mockbee (US) in that they involve the public in the design process. This project however goes a step further by adding the potential for expansion and further customization to be realized by the dweller after the design is complete.

RELATED: Rural Studio readings in Siebren Versteeg's Workshop in Design course.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boylan Hall MFA Studio Floor Plan 2009/2010

I've updated the studio map & will be putting these around too.
(The floorplan is an old floorplan I found online somewhere, we should eventually modernize it.)

The pdf version is here:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sarina Basta Oct 22nd: Fall 2009

Brooklyn College MFA Fine Arts
GASU Critic & Curator Walk-Through Series:

Lunch with Critic & Curator
October 22nd - 12:30 p.m.
Boylan Hall, 5th floor Gallery (lunch will be served)

Sarina Basta is an independant curator based in New York. She joined SculptureCenter as Curator from 2006 to 2009 where she also ran the organizations public program series. Previously, she was Manager and Designer at Acconci Studio in New York and Head of Communication at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland, where she curated her first exhibitions. Since then she has worked with several hundred artists, on more than sixty exhibitions, worldwide. She has written for different art publications including Texte Zur Kunst and Flash Art International and compiled and edited Vito Acconci’s chronologie raisonnée published in Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes and MACBA Barcelona (2004).

Friday, October 16, 2009

BC MFA open studios fall '09

Fall 2009 Open Studios Design by Miryana Todorova

Here is my design for the card---the front side ...

and the back. All the best, Miryana xxx

Postcard Submission - Fall 2009 Open Studios

Hi Guys,

Here is my design submission for the postcard. I hope you like it!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Koolhaas Kube

Rem Koolhaas discusses his winning proposal for Taiwan's new Taipei Performing Arts Centre. The theater looks to bring with it his love of the generic bigness, as the cube is convertible to over 8 arrangements. The cube shape remains generic, it's the audience sections that reveal, conceal, expand and contract... Details in Chinese, sorry.

P.S. Let's hope the Taiwanese keep the ceremonial fireworks at a good distance from this one.

P.s. 2 This is for the 1st years, Acconci's Aesthetics of Information and Versteeg's Design Workshop contain readings by and about Koolhaas...

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Brooklyn College MFA Fine Arts
Graduate Studies & Meier Bernstein Visiting Artist Lecture Series:


WEDNESDAY, NOV 4th - 12:30 p.m.
Brooklyn College Library, Woody Tanger Auditorium

Gary Stephan has been showing his painting and sculpture since the late sixties in the United States and Europe. He has had solo shows in this country at Bykert Gallery, Mary Boone, Hirschl and Adler, Margo Leavin, Marlboro, and Daniel Weinberg among others. His work is in the collections of The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art in NY, as well as museums nationwide. Recipient of awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, Guggenheim Fdtn and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Currently he is teaching in the MFA program at School of Visual Arts in NYC and represented by Galerie Kienzle/Gmeiner, Berlin.