Lily Honglei – Visiting Lecture series 05/12/22

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hand hloding phone showing characters from chinese operaThursday, May 12, 2022 at 1pm, Shepard Hall room 408.

In-Person talk and presentation by Lily Honglei

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held IN- Person.
Visitors must follow CCNY’s visitor rules
Lily Honglei is an Asian American artist collective whose practice interweaves East Asian cultural heritages with new imaging technologies including animation, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Lily Honglei strives to amplify voices for underserved communities and marginal groups in societies through artistic creativity and innovations.
Lily Honglei’s art projects have been exhibited at numerous contemporary art and new media art venues including Museum of Art and Design in New York, Queens Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center New York, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in New York, Asian American Art Alliance in New York, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and SIGGRAPH Asia, to name a few. They have been awarded People’s Choice Award at Museum of Art & Design in New York, Creative Capital Award for Moving Image & Visual Arts, New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts grants, Queens Art Fund New Work grants, among others.

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Shirley Bruno – Visiting Lecture series 04/28/22

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Thursday, April. 28, 2022 at 1pm, Shepard Hall room 408.

Online talk and presentation by Shirley Bruno

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held on Zoom:



Shirley Bruno:

Haitian-American filmmaker and artist Shirley Bruno’s films take their point of departure from neglected histories as well as from rumors, dreams, superstitious beliefs, memories both real and imagined. Preserving and radicalizing ancestral traditions and mythologies, she creates and reimagines modern myths that expose the impermanence between documentary and fiction, collective memory and official histories, the material and spiritual worlds.

 

Shirley’s work has screened nationally and internationally at major festivals and contemporary art exhibitions. Her films Tezen and An Excavation of Us are included in the permanent collections of Centre National des Arts Plastiques France, Leal Rios Foundation Lisbon, and Vidéographe Montréal. Exhibitions and screenings of her work have presented at Berlinale, Locarno International Film Festival, Hammer Museum, MoMA, Montréal arts interculturels, La Galerie Municipale Vitry de Jean Collet, Villa Médici Rome, Palais de Tokyo, Maison Européenne de la Photographie among others.

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Peggy Ahwesh – Visiting Lecture series 03/31/22

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Thursday, March. 31, 2022 at 1pm, Shepard Hall room 408.

In-Person talk and presentation by Peggy Ahwesh

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held IN- Person.
Visitors must follow CCNY’s visitor rules
Over the course of her career, Peggy Ahwesh has produced one of the most heterogeneous bodies of work in experimental film and video. A true bricoleur, her tools include narrative and documentary styles, improvised performance, Super-8 film, found footage, digital animation, and Pixelvision video. With playfulness and humor, she investigates cultural and gender identities, the role of the subject, language and representation.


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Laura Parnes – Visiting Lecture series 03/17/22

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Thursday, March. 17, 2022 at 1pm, Shepard Hall room 408. Talk and presentation by Laura Parnes: “Tour Without End”

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held IN- Person.
Visitors must follow CCNY’s visitor rules

Laura Parnes’s Tour Without End (2014-2019) is a multi-platform installation that casts real-life musicians, artists, and actors as bands on tour, and expands into a cross-generational, Trump–era commentary on contemporary culture and politics. It features members of Gang Gang Dance, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin, MEN, Eartheater, MGMT, Light Asylum, and more.

Shot in real environments and situations, the core group of players improvised based on semi-scripted scenes. Because many of these performers are legends themselves in the New York City downtown scene, they are archetypes playing archetypes. The work revels in the sometimes hilarious—but always complex—band dynamics that the characters endure while touring, collaborating, and aging in a youth-driven music industry. As the players move in and out of character, blending fiction and real life, the film moves in and out of non-linear narrative and historical document. Shot from 2014 to 2018 at over 15 DIY music spaces in and around New York City—many of which have since shuttered their doors—the film acts as an urgent time capsule for the rapidly gentrifying city.

In addition to the film, Tour Without End also highlights the extensive and growing archive of live performance in NYC shot during the four-year production schedule and the raw footage from improvised scenes, while portraits of performers taken by Justine Kurland are arranged in a grid. The film’s multitude of characters include: Wooster Group founder Kate Valk, Jim Fletcher (The NYC Players), musicians Lizzi Bougatsos, (Gang Gang Dance), Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin), Brontez Purnell (The Younger Lovers), Eileen Myles, Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater), Nicole Eisenman, K8 Hardy, Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre) Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), JD Samson (MEN), Gary Indiana, Kembra Pfahler, (Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black), Rachel Mason, Tom McGrath, Matthew Asti (MGMT), Becca Blackwell, Christen Clifford, Alessandra Genovese (Crush), Rogelio Ramos (Love Pig), Kenya Robinson (Cheeky LaShae) and Neon Music (Youth Quake).

 

https://www.tourwithoutend.com/

http://www.lauraparnes.com/

Laura Parnes’ multi-platform, lens-based projects craft darkly comedic narratives of trauma and repressed memory around mass-culture experiences and youthful rites of passage. Using historical, literary and popular culture based references, she addresses issues related to cultural production and societal malaise.

Laura has screened and exhibited widely in the US and internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, The International Film Festival Rotterdam and Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia. Recently she had solo exhibitions at LA><, Participant Inc. and solos screenings at the Wexner Center for the Arts and The Museum of Modern Art.

Parnes has taught and lectured at numerous institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, UCLA, and Yale University. She currently teaches in the MFA departments at Parsons and SVA and is a visiting artist at Bard College. She received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

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Klaudia Ofwona Draber – Visiting Lecture series 12/10/21

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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 1pm, talk and presentation by Klaudia Ofwona Draber

The talk will be held via Zoom, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/cYSM5fTC1AQN93uh9 for Zoom link information.
Klaudia Ofwona Draber is the founder and president of KODA—a social practice residency for mid-career artists, she also is the Head of Public Relations at Polish Cultural Institute New York. Klaudia has most recently worked with such artists as Lina Puerta, and Hidemi Takagi. She has lived and led arts, technology and strategy projects in Europe, Africa and the United States. Previously Ofwona Draber served as a consultant to the British Council Arts, and worked at UBS, managing CSR projects and partnerships with artists, galleries and universities. She served on the Membership Committee of ArtTable and mentored creative entrepreneurs at New Museum’s NEW Inc. Klaudia is a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (ISP) 2021-2022. Klaudia holds an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby‘s Institute of Art New York, where she developed the business plan for KODA, and curated PAPER Plains a papermaking solo exhibition with artist Tahir Carl Karmali. She also holds an Art History Diploma from London Art College, and MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. Her thesis focused on the value of art, alternative investments and regulations of the art market.
KODA is a nonprofit arts organization based in New York dedicated to mid-career artists of diverse backgrounds. We grant residencies to allow for experimentation and facilitate creative projects through strategic partnerships with socially engaged partners. We are the go-to thinking spot and serve the community through exhibitions of contemporary art, events and outreach to strengthen art education.
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