Location and Hours

CSI Art Gallery

2800 Victory Blvd
Building 1P
, Room 112
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Mon -Thurs: 12-4 PM
Saturday: 12-3 PM

Spring 2019

If a song could be freedom… Organized Sounds of Resistance

an Interference Archive compilation
Thursday, February 21 – Saturday, March 23, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, February 21st, 5:00 -7:00pm
This exhibition looks at how music has shaped the manners in which we understand ourselves in the past, present, and into the future. if a song could be freedom… features the picture sleeves of over 200 political recordings from across the globe that expose the broad scope of the intersection of music and politics. In addition, flyers, lyric sheets, buttons, publications, and other ephemera are on display, and visitors are invited to collectively listen to a series of mixtape podcasts available throughout the run of exhibition

Additional events include:

Sound Effects: Discussion and Book Party with Professors Jillian Báez, Racquel Gates, and Reece Peck of the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island Art Gallery. Tuesday, March 5th at 2:30pm. Clue certified.

Music and Movements: Discussion and Listening Session with Josh MacPhee of Interference Archive at the James Gallery of the Graduate Center of New York. Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm.

Contact Information

Craig Manister
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Edward Miller
Curator 2018 - 2019
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Valerie Tevere
Curator 2018 - 2019
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Siona Wilson
Curator for 2019-20

Playthings and Performing Objects 

April 4 – May 11, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, April 4, 5:00 -7:00pm
This exhibition explores how objects and images can be constituted to manifest themselves and enlisted toward statements and positions that resist current political culture. Featuring works that reveal the theatricality of the art gallery, the show includes video by Camel Collective, slide/sound projection by Maryam Jafri, panoramic painting by Zoe Beloff, sculpture by Thiago Szmrecsányi, and a toy theatre by Great Small Works. 

Additional events include:

Thursday, April 18th at 6;30 pm. Segal Theater, Graduate Center of City University of New York. Screening/performances by participants in the exhibition Playthings and Performing Objects.

Advisory Committee

Miguel Aragon (PCA)
Catherine Lavender (History and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Edward Miller (Media Culture)
Beatrix Reinhardt (PCA)
Nanette Salomon (PCA)
Valerie Tevere (Media Culture)
Chris Verene (PCA)
Marianne Weil (PCA)
Siona Wilson (PCA) committee chair

Mission Statement for the Gallery of the College of Staten Island

The Gallery of the College of Staten Island is dedicated to presenting a rich diversity of professional artistic practice by both contemporary and historical artists. Through high quality exhibitions and related events, the gallery strives to introduce and engage the college community and the wider New York public to a global breadth of creative output. Our programing serves as a springboard for introducing a broad range of issues including, but not limited to, personal, intercultural, social, historical, scientific, health-related, economic, political, and transnational subjects. We aim to use the visual and interdisciplinary arts to facilitate difficult discussions about new ideas while fostering curiosity, developing critical thinking and encouraging a respectful understanding of divergent points of view and experiences. Exhibitions and related events seek to enrich our students and the diverse communities they come as well as the college community as a whole, making connections across the educational divisions and schools through the unique communicative power of the visual and interdisciplinary arts. 

Exhibitions are curated by members of the faculty with an expertise in the visual arts. The curatorial position rotates annually. An advisory committee of faculty and staff oversees the programming.