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In the News: Chloë Bass and Glenn Goldberg, “Quiet War”

Studio professors Chloë Bass and Glenn Goldberg recently spoke at Lafayette College about their upcoming collaboration, a book project entitled “Quiet War,” which was inspired by the children’s card game “War.” In the game, two players flip a card over at the same time and whoever has the card with the highest value wins that round.

To pick the materials for Quiet War, Bass and Goldberg individually selected twenty pieces of media from their personal collections without consulting one another and showed them to each other in the style of ‘War” – that is, by revealing them at the same time.

“I wouldn’t say there could be a winner,” Bass said, clarifying a difference between Quiet War and the card game that inspired it. “But it was an interesting way to see how two unknown collections could interact.”

The professors addressed students at Lafayette and will be utilizing their Experimental Print Institute to create the work. Read more about the project at the Lafayette student newspaper!

In the news: Chloë Bass on PBS’s “Box Burners”

Congrats to our very own professor Chloë Bass for her feature on PBS’s program Box Burners!

The clip above discusses Chloe’s work with the Studio Museum in Harlem. In 2018, The Studio Museum closed its longtime home to begin construction on a new building. In the absence of a permanent gallery, the museum launched in Harlem, a site-specific series that bring art directly to the community through displays in public spaces, libraries and parks. Conceptual artist Chloë Bass guides St. Nicholas Park on a wayfinding journey.

In the News: Our New Photography & Imaging Major

The Art Department has been featured in the QC Campus newspaper for our new Photography & Imaging major!

“Through the photography and imaging major, students will develop the skills required to pursue a career in photography with abilities that could also apply to other career paths, such as social media management or marketing. “Photography today in 2019 is so ubiquitous, it is something that we come across on a daily basis,” Professor Gonzalez added, “So much of the information that we receive, the content, is image based and much of it is photo based.” Photography is an evolving field and through this program, students will learn the traditional instruction of the art of photography and it’s commercial aspects, along with how to apply these skills to a variety of career paths.”

Read more at The Knight News! Interested students can also read more information about the new major on the Photography & Imaging BFA page.

Photo by Bianca Concepcion ©2015

In the news: Award for professor Diana Schoenbrun

Congratulations to illustration professor Diana Schoenbrun for winning the Gold Medal in the special format category for her comic “Subway Friends” at the 2019 MoCCa Arts Festival!

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society of Illustrator’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 6-7th, 2019 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

To see more of Diana Schoenbrun’s work, visit her website!

In the news: New book by art history professor Lawrence Waldron

Congratulations to Professor Waldron for the publication of his latest book! Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean is a comprehensive art historical survey of the main archipelago, from Trinidad to Cuba, over some 2,500 years of ceramics, sculpture and carvings, personal adornment, rock art and ritual spaces, with an epilogue that touches on the unexpected living legacies of pre-Columbian Caribbean architecture and furniture in the region and the world at large.

Abundantly illustrated, this volume is a pioneering survey of the ancient art of the entire Caribbean region. While previous studies have focused on the Greater Antilles—Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica—this is the first book also to include the islands of the eastern Caribbean and their ties to pre-Columbian Venezuela.   
 
Lawrence Waldron examines ceramics, ritual spaces, sculpture, and personal adornment from the ancient Saladoid era to the later, better-known Taíno period. Analyzing the symbolism, aesthetics, and cultural contexts of objects including ceremonial pots, rock art, stone effigy belts, and jewelry, he illuminates continuities and innovations in imagery and ideology across time and space. He draws attention to the legacies of Amerindian visual and material culture in the architecture and furniture of the present-day Caribbean, arguing that the region’s ancient art history is rich and worthy of attention.  

Interested in learning more about Caribbean Art? Professor Waldron will be teaching an art history course focusing on this subject for Fall 2019, in his new course offering for ARTH 200 – STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF ART. The course will meet Wednesdays 1:40-4:30pm. Seats for this class are limited, so register soon!

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