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Thursday January 9, 2014
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Alumna Kara Rooney in Group Exhibition “A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House? ‘A Room of One’s Own’ Today” at AIR Gallery

A ‘Womanhouse’ or Roaming House? ‘A Room of One’s Own’ Today

Curated by Mira Schor

A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House? ‘A Room of One’s Own’ Today revisits the requisite territory for artistic production by women visual artists suggested by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and articulated at Womanhouse in Los Angeles in 1972. As many around the world are considering reviving the model of the commons as an alternative to global capitalism’s privatization of the social, and as local geographies compete with global identities, this exhibition considers the following questions: What is the room today? Who occupies it? What is the space necessary for an artist to make art in and for whom? Rather than a “Womanhouse” ought we now envision a Rooming House or a Roaming House?

About the Curator: Mira Schor is a painter and writer living in New York. She focuses on gendered chronicles in representations of the body and language, as well as storytelling and autobiography within the political field. She is the author of the books, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life, and, Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture. She is also featured in several online publications, including her blog, “A Year of Positive Thinking,” and, “M/E/A/N/I/N/G,” which Schor authors and co-edits with Susan Bee. Mira Schor has been the recipient of awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations, as well as the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and a Creative Capital/ Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Artists Exhibiting: Irina Arnaut, Sharon Louise Barnes, Kimberly Brooks, Pauline Chernichaw, Jacintha Clark, Marcia Cooper, Laura Crosby, Amy Finkbeiner, Parisa Ghaderi, Marita Gootee, Marcie Hancock, Nancy Grace Horton, Sara Jimenez, Jeanne Jo, Natanya Khashan, Alex McQuilkin, Lucy Meskill, Megan Mette, Dawn Nye, Kalena Patton, Dominique Paul, Katrazyna Randall, Kaitlynn Redell, Kara Rooney, Caitlin Rueter, Julie Schenkelberg, Hayley Severns, Virginia Sprance, M. Louise Stanley, Evelin Stermitz, Robin Tewes, Gwenn Thomas, Marianne Van Den Bergh, Rebecca Volinsky, Angela Voulgarelis, Jen Waters, Sasha Wortzel, Jayoung Yoon, Nancy Youdelman, Lu Zhang

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6-9pm

Video Screening: Saturday, January, 18th, 2014, 3-5:30pm

Panel Discussion: Saturday, February 1st 2014, 4-6pm

Wednesday January 8, 2014
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Alumna Kara Rooney Curates “Joseph Beuys: Process 1971-1985″ at Rooster Gallery

Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art presents “Joseph Beuys: Process 1971-1985,” curated by Kara L. Rooney, opening on Wednesday, January 8 and running through February 9, 2014.

1971-1985 marks one of the most prolific and influential periods of Joseph Beuys’ career. It is in this fourteen-year span, prior to the artist’s death in 1986, that Beuys would perform some of his most famous Actions as well as give shape to his theory of ‘social sculpture,’ culminating in the 1977 Honey Pump at the Workplace installation for Documenta 6 in Kassel, and his subsequent establishment of the Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research, in which, at the information office of the Organization for Direct Democracy through Referendum, he spent one hundred days talking, preaching, debating and teaching. A core tenet underscoring these various artistic social and visual productions for Beuys was the notion of process: not only the elemental human process essential to the making of forms, but the anthroposophic processes inherent in the formation of matter used to create such forms. As Beuys himself stated, “how we mold and shape the world in which we live results in the idea of sculpture as an evolutionary process.”[i]

Comprised of thirteen works encompassing diverse media, such as drawing, sculpture, objects and prints, many of which contain the artist’s written notes, Process 1971-1985 aims to highlight this modus operandi in one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 8, 6-9pm

Wednesday November 20th, 2013
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Faculty Member Nancy Princenthal on the documentary “Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World” for the Brooklyn Rail

by Nancy Princenthal

Wednesday November 20th, 2013
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Faculty Member Claudia La Rocco’s “Rehearsal Diary” for the Brooklyn Rail

by Claudia La Rocco

Wednesday November 20th, 2013
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Alumna Kara Rooney on Joan Waltemath at Schema Projects for the Brooklyn Rail

by Kara Rooney

Wednesday November 20th, 2013
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Matthew Farina on MoMA’s Dorothea Rockburne Exhibition for the Brooklyn Rail

by Matthew Farina

Thursday November 7th, 2013
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Alumna Naomi Lev featured on Artforum’s “Critics’ Picks”

Thursday November 7th, 2013
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Alumnus Charles Schultz interviews David Hickey for the Brooklyn Rail

Saturday November 9, 2013
Filed under Events, Fall 2013

Open House and Information Session

Art Criticism & Writing/ MFA Program
Open House and Information Session
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2 – 4 pm
132 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
(between 6th and 7th Avenues) in New York City

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Monday September 30th, 2013
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Alumnus Kareem Estefan Featured in September 2013 Issue of Art in America

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