BFA Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio reviews for the Studio Art BFA will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd! A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Art Department door between October 10th-22nd. For questions, students can contact professor Sin-ying Ho or another Studio Art advisor.

Faculty Event: NY Comics and Picture-story Symposium with Matthew Thurber

The 255th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Oct 22 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). This event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will feature a film by Queens College professor Matthew Thurber with a Q&A to follow. The film FLEEGIX is “a science-fiction film set on Earth, although some of the population have become convinced that they are in fact living on the planet Mars. The film investigates the nature of belief systems which overlap, co-exist, and create conflict in any human society. It takes place in a recognizable world of parks, parking lots, gas stations and video stores, which makes the episodes stranger and more tangible. It does not create a fantasy world: the extraordinary is mapped onto a recognizable landscape.
The film is inspired by and loosely adapted from on a Young Adult novel by Daniel Pinkwater, Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars, in which alienated high school students Leonard and Alan escape boredom through developing telepathic powers and learn to travel to other dimensions overlapping their own.”
For more information about the New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium and other events, visit their website!

Campus Event: QC Major/Minor Fair

Queens College will be hosting a Fall 2019 Major/Minor Fair in the Student Union on Wednesday October 16th, 12-2pm! Students can learn about all our programs, discover majors with which you may be unfamiliar and compare academic offerings. Learn about other academic opportunities, such as Study Abroad and the National Student Exchange Program, as well as service-learning, pre-professional advising, and honors programs. All students are welcome, whether you are undecided about a major or exploring the possibilities of adding a second major and/or minor.

For more information about the event, click through to the Academic Advising Center!

Godwin-Ternbach Museum Exhibition: “Art Cubano”

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum’s newest exhibition is opening soon! Join us at the museum for the opening reception on Oct 16, 2019, 6 to 8pm.

Arte Cubano highlights a universally agreed-upon characteristic of the island’s art: an incredible diversity. Cuban art is so rich in large part because of its diverse cultural blend of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences. This timely exhibition reflects more than twenty-five Cuban artists’ ruminations on the quotidian, social, and political realities of the island and the contemporary world.

The exhibition’s artists include Lidzie Alvisa, José Bedia, Los Carpinteros, Yoan Capote, Enrique Celaya, Roberto Fabelo, Diana Fonseca, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Kcho, Sandra Ramos, Esterio Segura, and more. Spanning several generations, these contemporary Cuban artists come from an unusual place: a country often isolated because of its socialist revolution. The island geography and political intensity of Cuba inform the work in a way that is immediately identifiable, often concealing coded, even subversive, ideas while simultaneously celebrating the richness of Cuba’s cultural identity.

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is pleased to host this exhibition which has been organized by Mid-America Arts Alliance and co-organized with the Center for Cuban Studies (NYC). Programs in conjunction with the exhibition are open to students and the public.

A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-American Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Faculty Event: Greg Sholette, “Artists Respond to Authoritarianism”

Professor Greg Sholette will participate in a panel held by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College on Monday, October 7th at 4pm.

Artists have been responding to governmental action across the world throughout history. Focusing on artist responses to repression, state aggression, and authoritarianism in places like the United States, the Middle East, and other parts of the world, this event will investigate both the past and present. Cultural activist and artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, and Lakota), whose collaborative work, Mirror Shield Project, is on view at the KHC will be present, as will Greg Sholette, artist, author, Professor of Art and Policy at Queens College-CUNY, and Co-Director of Social Practice Queens. Both speakers will discuss their work with activist art, and the ever-changing relationship between art, activism, and government.

The event is free but registration is required – click here to RSVP!

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) Green Lab

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) Green Lab is a one-day art event featuring experimental projects and workshops by CUNY students, alumni, and faculty, rooted in their ongoing research-based creative practices. Hosted in the new Lab at the Urban Farm, these site-specific projects address our multifaceted and often troubled relationship to the environment. They consider our use of land over time: from the colonial past to the future of climate change, from microorganisms in the soil to our own bodies in the landscape, from local conditions to the global community. For a full list of projects and events, visit the SPQ website.

DATE: Saturday October 5, 2019

LOCATION: Governors Island, The Lab at the Urban Farm (See full map and directions here)

TIME: 11:30AM–5:30PM

RSVP on Facebook; free and open to the public

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