New York University Art Alumni Show 2019 Curated by Martha Wilson

When 25 Oct 2019 - 9 Nov 2019
Where Barney Building, Commons Gallery, New York University
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

Since the pharaohs of Egypt, sex and politics have had long association. Today, we remain fascinated by both—so I thought to select works that are explicitly sexual and/or political in their content. These works may reveal innermost secrets, or may take the wide world as their scope.  Does making art change the world? Perhaps not, but if we don’t do anything, we will explode. Please enjoy pieces by the following NYU Department of Art and Art Professions Alumni:

Shelly Bahl, MA Studio Art 1995
Letizia Balzi, MA Art Education 2016
Rebekah Birkan, BFA 2014
Rachael Brannon, MA Art Education 2014
Rina AC Dweck, BS Studio Art 1998
Federico Hewson, MA Art Education 2016
Molly Lambe, BFA 2014
Zaq Landsberg, BFA 2007
Madeleine LeMieux, MA Arts Administration 2011
Kimberly Lin (with Roland Arnoldt), BFA 2016
Andy Šlemenda, MFA 2012
Julie Stopper, BFA 2014
Jacqueline Tse, BFA 2006
Magaly Vega, MA Art Education 2019
Amy Wenzel, MA Art Education 2011

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and art space director, who over the past four decades has created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity. She has been described by the New York Times critic Holland Cotter as one of “the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s.” In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artist books, temporary installation, performance art, as well as online works.

Martha Wilson is represented by P.P.O.W Gallery in New York. She received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2013.  She has received fellowships for performance art from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; Bessie and Obie awards for commitment to artists’ freedom of expression; a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts; a Richard Massey Foundation-White Box Arts and Humanities Award; a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women’s Caucus for Art; and the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Art Alumni Shows are annual exhibitions to showcase the work of artists who graduated from the NYU Department of Art and Art Professions’ undergraduate and graduate programs. The 2018 inaugural exhibition was curated by Chrissie Illes, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Through this exhibition we would like to celebrate, recognize and bring together our alumni community.

Image courtesy of the event organizer.
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