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Fall 2018

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Media Culture Faculty Exhibition: Fall 2018

This exhibition features the work of artists and filmmakers who are on the faculty of the Department of Media Culture. Incorporating various media forms–film, video, photography, performance–the show highlights the diverse modes our adjunct and junior faculty use within their practices.

Artists include: Lily Benson, Cecilia Dougherty, Jessica Green, Bang Geul Han, Emma Hedditch, Hillevi Loven, Tara Mateik, Gigi Polo, Farideh Sakhaeifar, Buzz Slutzky
On view:Thursday, September 20 – Saturday, October, 20 2018
Opening reception:Thursday, September 20, 5:00 -7:00pm
Additional events include:
Screening:Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:30pm in 1P-223
Artist Performance by Tara Mateik:Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30pm in the Gallery, 1P-112
Artists Talk:Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm in the Gallery, 1P-112



Stephanie Berger: Crossing the Lines 

This solo exhibition features the work of New York-based performance photographer Stephanie Berger who has been shooting live dance and rehearsals for over 25 years. Her photographs provide a perspective on the architecture of recent modern dance; included in the show are works choreographed by Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, Trisha Brown, Mark Morris, and Bill T. Jones.

On view:Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, December 8, 2018
Opening reception:Thursday, November 8, 5:00 -7:00pm

Spring 2019

Interference Archive compilation postcard

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.


Camel Collective Video Still

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.