DIAP Faculty and Student News Spring 2018

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DIAP MFA Current Student:

Brick Shoemaker (MFA 2018) is a part SHED, a group of four artist who received one of the Queen’s Council on the Art’s Artist Commissioning Program Grants for 2017-2018. As part of the grant’s fulfillment they are hosting a public studio showing in their work space in Elmhurst, Queens on Sunday, February 25th from 1-3PM. Drinks and snacks and art on display and all are welcome.

SHED Open Studio
February 25th 1-3PM
88-10 Whitney, Ave, Basement (Floor B)
Elmhurst, NY 11373

DIAP MFA Recent Graduate:

Priyanka Dasgupta will be exhibiting in Another Echo, an exhibition presented through In Practice at the SculptureCenter on view in Long Island City, NY January 29- April 2, 2018.

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall’s installation considers the current plight of American immigration, by revisiting the paths that Blacks and early twentieth century Bengali sailors took to the United States, through the holds of slave ships and steamship boiler rooms. “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty base—echoes through the installation: translated into Yoruba and Bengali, and set to traditional music by the artists’ collaborators Moses Mabayoje and Monjula Datta.


DIAP Faculty:


Tyler Coburn‘s one seat from Ergonomic Futures installed for long-term use at Centre Pompidou, Paris (gallery 10), NaturallySpeaking in “Open Codes,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, “Walkthrough,” a restaging of Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen’s exhibition at Brakke Grond — opening January 7th, 4pm, “The Unfinished Object,” an expanded talk at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds — January 10th, 6pm, I’m that angel in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th. Excerpt from I’m that angel published in Visions of the Now (Sternberg Press), Waste Management discussed in “From Trash to Waste: On Art’s Media Geology” by Yvonne Volkart Schmidt, Texte Zur Kunst #108

DIAP faculty João Enxuto and Erica Love were awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts and a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for  their Contemporary.Institute. They too participated with Tyler Coburn in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th.

Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto and Erica Love will be screening their work for After Effects at Anthology Film Archive on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. All are invited to attend!




[DIAP] MFA Alum Erik Sanner at Agrikultura through August 27th

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Erik Sanner’s Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research at Agrikultura

Agrikultura is an triennial exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, and events to take place outdoors in Hyllie, Malmo, in July/August 2017.

[DIAP] MFA alum Erik Sanner will contribute an extension of his [DIAP] MFA Thesis Project “Martian Tea Room” called: “Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research

As humanity seeks to transform Mars from an inhospitable place of certain death to a planet people will feel at home on, we will need to carefully manage the Martian ecosystem. This will necessarily be a multicultural undertaking. China, India, and Russia all have Mars missions planned. The United Arab Emirates is designing a city of over 600,000 to be built on Mars. Unlike Antarctica where most visitors are scientists and food is imported, Mars will be populated by families. Time, distance, gravity and the severe demands on Earth’s overstressed biosphere dictate that Martians will need to grow their own food.

As the massive logistic and technical hurdles challenging our presence on Mars are worked out, the process of cultural selection and design has already begun. Martian Tea believes open-minded cooperation and understanding will be paramount to survival on Mars. We propose that future Martian thinking can impact our present life on Earth.

The Martian Tea research team has observed that Sweden is often held up as a positive example of how government can serve a population. Universal healthcare and lengthy paternity leave are commonly referenced. However, even idyllic Sweden is not without problems.

In the United States, it’s easy to buy snacks made with cricket flour. Insect-based foods are not yet as common as Starbucks coffee, yet they are readily available. In Sweden, on the other hand, it is currently illegal to sell insect-based foods. Lack of sufficient medical studies is held up as a rationale, yet insects are a large and important part of many non-Swedish diets. Many areas in Sweden are overrun with protein-rich slugs, yet they are wasted.

Martian Tea wishes to simultaneously learn from Sweden’s progressive policies while challenging its irrational conservatism. Even in the most optimistic scenarios Martians will likely face situations similar to that of so many unfortunate Swedish farmers who find their crops plagued by slugs. How can they be stopped? How can they be eaten? Should selling slug-flour muffins really be illegal?
Erik Sanner


[DIAP] MFA Alum Lionel Cruet at Everson Museum through August 27th

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Seen and Heard: An Active Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage

June 10 – August 27, 2017

In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in New York State, Seen and Heard explores the use of the arts as a catalyst for social change. Artists have played key roles in social and political movements throughout history, altering the ways in which people view and think about the world. Whether performance, music, or visual, art of any medium has the power to challenge assumptions and inspire passions as nothing else can, and artists harness that power to analyze humanity, initiate tough conversations, protest injustice, and affect emotional and systematic change.

Initially inspired by Barbara Kruger’s Who Speaks? Who is Silent?, a monumental work in the Everson’s collection that addresses the implication of silence and representation for women, Seen and Heard features the work of nine contemporary artists alongside key works from the Museum’s permanent collection. Through this presentation, the exhibition considers the history of social and political activism in the arts and invites visitors to participate in a timely conversation about equal rights and civic engagement. The nine artists, Mildred Beltré, Yvonne Buchanan, Cassils, Lionel Cruet, Stella Marrs, Jessica Posner, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Kevin Snipes, and Holly Zausner, share a passion for social equality and justice, and their work builds upon the extensive history of art as a form of activism. Working in sculpture, installation, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and video, each artist explores the language and tactics of protest in both subtle and overt ways.

Through their work, artists drive people to act, think, and feel deeply and with a greater sense of empathy. At this critical time, the Everson remains committed to providing a safe place for peaceful civic engagement. By presenting Seen and Heard, the Museum hopes to empower citizens to participate in the local democratic process by sharing their unique perspectives, to create positive change, and to continue to position the Everson as a community resource for activism through the arts.

Seen and Heard is accompanied by a series of public programs and events throughout the summer, an artist-in-residence program in partnership with SaltQuarters, and an exhibition through a partnership with the Photography and Literacy Project, also on view at the Everson.

Lionel Cruet
Voice Reading, Mail to:, 2013
Sound installation, speaker, lectern and desk lamp
variable dimensions

Mildred Beltré
Borrowing imagery from diverse sources—West African iconography, political movements, planar geometry, plant growth, and sports—Mildred Beltré’s playful abstract constructions are metaphors for the complexity of human relationships.

Yvonne Buchanan
Based in Syracuse, NY, Yvonne Buchanan uses video, animation, photography, illustration, drawing, and installation to create narratives of survival strategies. Her work often focuses on the black body as object, symbol and story, an embodiment of curiosity, and a “dark” and weighty presence.

Listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,” Cassils uses their own body as a form of social sculpture, creating works that offer shared experiences for contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle, and survival.

Lionel Cruet
Lionel Cruet is a contemporary artist best known for depicting the interactive nature of the environment using digital printing, performance, and installations. Cruet lives in both New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and frequently collaborates with other artists, as well as musicians, students, writers, and communities.

Stella Marrs
Stella Marrs is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses environmental issues and feminism. Through collage, printmaking, and installation, Marrs seeks to open new relationships and redefine public space.

Jessica Posner
Jessica Posner is a feminist artist working in a world where women’s bodies are objects. She creates experiences, objects, images, and language in response to cultural, historical, and structural violence against feminine subjects.

Jessica Putnam-Phillips
Drawing influence from her service as a military intelligence specialist in the United States Air Force, Jessica Putnam-Phillips juxtaposes US service women in combat with the domestic and decorative nature of ceramic heirloom tableware in order to challenge the entrenched ideas of domesticity and gender roles while exposing the social and cultural issues faced by military women.

Kevin Snipes
Currently based in Pittsburgh, PA, Kevin Snipes combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery forms with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work that addresses the eccentricities of human interaction.

Holly Zausner
Working in both Berlin and New York City, Holly Zausner explores questions of identity, gender, and place through her work in sculpture, film, and collage.


1st Works on Water triennial involves many [DIAP] MFA Alumni!

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Until June 30th and not to miss is the 1st triennial. Many fantastic events have already happened and more are coming. And, best of all, the DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY is heavily involved through many participating Alumni. Congratulations!!

The triennial was also reviewed favorably in Hyperallergic. The review includes many good shots from the exhibition!

Works on Water
June 5 – 30, 2017
3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street
Presented by New Georges with 3LD and Urban Water Artists in collaboration with Guerilla Science.

An inaugural triennial of art that happens on, in, and with the water:
An indoor exhibition featuring works by Torkwase Dyson, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Paloma McGregor, Eve Mosher, Nancy Nowacek, Sarah Cameron Sunde {[DIAP] Alum}, Dylan Gauthier with Mare Liberum, TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low {[DIAP] Alum}, Carolyn Hall and Paul Benney), and Floating Studios for Dark Ecologies (Marina Zurkow, with Nicholas Hubbard and Rebecca Lieberman), many of whom are defining the field through longtime commitments to New York City waterways and urban ecology.

Plus outdoor expeditions and other work by Mary Miss, Lise Brenner, Sto Len, Rachel Stevens, Underwater New York and Marianna de Nadal {[DIAP] Alum}, a series of ten conversations curated by Katie Pearl and Guerilla Science, theatrical performances, workshops, and more more more! www.worksonwater.nyc

Works on Water is presented by New Georges with 3LD Art & Technology Center and Urban Water Artists in collaboration with Guerilla Science.


Works on Water

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This Summer–Water water everywhere

This coming Saturday, a “tour” of the East River, and, in June, an extravaganza of art and theater

New York City has 520 miles of waterfront—more than Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined! Join the NYC Dept. of City Planning and partners (like me) in celebrating NYC’s waterfront on May 20th (5/20) by going on a guided waterfront walk. The tours will highlight the incredible diversity of the city’s 520 miles of waterfront, and share information on its history and plans for future.Please join me on 5/20 at 1 PM for an experiential waterfront walk, where participants will explore the history, present-day, and future of the East River waterfront in East Harlem, envisioning what will and can change over time. The tour will feature personnel from the Department of City Planning, who are working to improve the quality of access to, along, and across the river.

Where: Meet at the large silver statue near the 112th St. entrance to Thomas Jefferson Park, on 1st Ave.
When: Saturday, May 20, 1 PM
Find out more and sign up!

Join us in June for the inaugural triennial of art that works with water!

Centered at 3LD Art & Technology on 80 Greenwich St. in Manhattan, and taking place all over.

TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low, Paul Benney, and Carolyn Hall) will present Sunk Shore on June 16,17, and 18–a speculative history walking tour and installation that brings the past into the present to predict the future. See here for more details!

Works on Water is presented by New Georges with 3LD Art & Technology and curated by Urban Water Artists (Clarinda Mac Low, Eve Mosher, Nancy Nowacek. Katie Pearl, and Sarah Cameron Sunde) in collaboration with Guerilla Science.