Winter 2012

Like the Spice Gallery, 224 Roebling Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY 10012

January 4 – 9, 2012

01:00  CHELSEA ART TOUR lead by ETO (Skoto, Bitforms, Rush Arts, Eyebeam)
06:00  Group dinner (TBA)

Like the Spice
10:00  Open meeting (60 min)
11:00  Presentations
12:00  Crit group lunch groups
01:30  Crit group wrap up with Jean Marie
02:00  Presentations
05:00  Reception
06:00  Curator Talk: Erin Donnelly

Like the Spice
09:00  Presentations
05:00  Reception
06:00  Artist Talk: Virgil Wong

Like the Spice
09:00  Presentations
01:00  Lunch
05:00  Reception
06:00  Artist Talk: Dread Scott
07:00  Collective dinner

Like the Spice
09:00  Presentations
12:00  First year meeting
12:30  Second year meeting
12:00  Committee meeting
01:00  Lunch
01:00  Assessment panel UoP
02:00  Summer residency and exhibition planning meeting
03:00  Graduating student exhibition and graduation meeting
04:00  Collegium meeting
05:00  Informal Social Event

MONDAY, JANUARY 9 (optional)
Harvestworks  596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY
Audio Recording Workshop
10:00  Intro to Harvestworks facilities and engineers
10:30  Workshop
12:30  Lunch
02:00  Workshop continues
04:00  Coffee

Faculty and Guests:
Sarah Bennett
Jackie Battenfield
Jean Marie Casbarian
Erin Donnelly
Klaus Knoll
Simon Pope
Dread Scott
Mary Ting
Virgil Wong

Author of “The Artist Guide: Making a Living at the Work You Love”, Jackie Battenfield maintains her own career as a visual artist and teaches professional development classes at Columbia University and the Creative Capital Foundation. Her book:

Erin Donnelly is an arts manager and curator; since 2001 she has worked for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), most recently in a part-time position as Special Projects Consultant after five years as Director, Artist Residencies.
Exhibitions and public art projects organized as an independent and guest curator have been held in New York City, Peekskill, NY and Vienna, Austria. Publications include “Art in Odd Places: Sign” and “Site Matters.” In 2009 she was honored by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with a David Alfaro Siqueiros Award.
In addition to working as an administrator from 1994-2000 in the Department of Photography & Imaging, she has also taught a special course — Directed Projects: Organizing Exhibitions.
She received an MA from Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Certificate in Museum Studies, and BA in Fine Arts, all from New York University. In 2000-2001, she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. He first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag. President Bush(I) declared his artwork What is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag? “disgraceful” and the entire US Senate denounced this work when they passed legislation to “protect the flag.” As part of the popular effort to oppose moves to make patriotism compulsory, he, along with three other protesters, burned flags on the steps of the US Capitol. This resulted in a Supreme Court case and a landmark First Amendment decision.
The 2006 Whitney Biennial included his art in the Down by Law section and his work was also included in recent exhibitions at PS1/MoMA, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the DeBeyerd Center for Contemporary Art in the Netherlands. Roebling Hall and Robert Miller Gallery in New York have exhibited recent work and his public sculptures have been installed at Logan Square in Philadelphia and Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) and the Akron Art Museum (OH).
He has been awarded a Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship in Photography, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture (2001) and Fellowship in Performance Art/Multi-disciplinary Art (2005), and a Creative Capital Foundation grant. In 2000 he participated in the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue directed by Anna Deavere Smith at Harvard University. That year he also worked on a Special Edition Fellowship at the Lower East Side Printshop. He has appeared on numerous local and national TV and radio shows including Oprah, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning speaking about his work and the controversy surrounding it. He has been written about in The New York Times, Art In America, ArtNews, The Village Voice, Time, The London Guardian and several other newspapers, magazines and books. Roberta Smith, art critic for the New York Times, described one of his works as “quite resonant.”
Dread works in a range of media including installation, photography, screen printing, video and performance. The breadth of media he explores is unified by the themes he addresses and how he handles them. His art illuminates the misery that this society creates for so many and it often encourages the viewer to envision how the world could be.>> site

As an independent artist and filmmaker, Virgil Wong produced and co-directed Murmur, an experimental cardiopulmonary film that premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. In the previous year, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for an art and medicine exhibition called Corporeal Landscape. As a visual artist, he has exhibited installations, films, paintings, drawings, and prints visualizing the human body, medicine, and technology in galleries and museums around the world, including the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan; and Deitch Projects in New York City.
As Head of Web & Multimedia from 1996-2011, Virgil founded and led the in-house interactive division for Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. For 15 years, he defined the Internet strategy for both institutions and created a portfolio of 120 web sites and over 76,000 web pages. was one of the first successful healthcare portal web sites in New York, which empowered patients with their own medical record information and the ability to interact with their doctors online. Virgil’s team has won nearly 50 eHealthcare Leadership Awards, the leading industry recognition for Internet and healthcare. In 2010, the Web & Multimedia group helped in part to raise over $100,000 online for Weill Cornell’s GHESKIO clinic after the earthquake disaster in Haiti. Virgil also served as co-chair of the Clinical & Translational Research Science Center (CTSC) Cross-Institutional Web Portal Working Group, whose primary mission is to leverage new technologies in rapidly moving advanced biomedical research from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside.
As an adjunct Assistant Professor in The New School’s Masters in Media Studies Program, Virgil has been teaching photography, film, and interactive media for the past 11 years. He is also currently a PhD candidate in Columbia University’s Cognitive Studies Program with a Concentration in Intelligent Technologies – where he is conducting research and developing new tools for the medical semantic web, anatomical avatars embodying patient medical records, and new digital healthcare portal systems.




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