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  • Left Coast: California Political Art

    Installation view of "Left Coast: California Political Art" with artworks by Futurefarmers, Precita Eyes Mural Collective, Andrew Schoultz, and Rigo 23.

    Installation view of "Left Coast: California Political Art" with artworks by Futurefarmers, Precita Eyes Mural Collective, Andrew Schoultz, and Rigo 23.

    Left Coast: California Political Art includes artworks from the 1980s to the present that focus on the spirit of protest and resistance, which has come to be synonymous with the West Coast in recent years. The title of the exhibition takes its name from a playful moniker for the left-wing politics associated with California, a place that curator and art historian Peter Selz has referred to as “America’s edge.” By exploring how the roles of these artists cross into the realm of activism, the show brings to the fore timely political tensions and social movements that are unfolding across the country. The exhibition will feature sculptures, drawings, paintings, video and prints by several contemporary artists currently working in California, as well as newly commissioned works by Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Schoultz, the Bay Area-based mural collective Precita Eyes Mural Collective, and the international artist collective Futurefarmers, founded by San Francisco artist Amy Franceschini. Also included in the presentation are works by artists Judith F. BacaEvan BissellLibby BlackEnrique ChagoyaBruce Conner, Estudio Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman, Jennifer Moon, PERSIA and DADDIE$ PLA$TIKLari Pittman, Rigo 23Favianna Rodriguez, Martin Wong, and Imin Yeh. This exhibition is curated by Nadiah Fellah, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow. - See more at: http://centerforthehumanities.org/program/left-coast-california-political-art#sthash.GOHr5XU5.dpuf Read more

  • Review of Contemporary Russian Art Exhibit in The James Galley

    Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art
    The Brooklyn Rail, 3.5.15 Read more

  • Exhibit Review of Russian Art Curated in The Graduate Center's The James Gallery

    The Political Poseurs of Contemporary Russian Art
    Hyperallergic,”Galleries,” 2.25.15 Read more

  • Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art

    Anton Vidokle, Film still from "This Is Cosmos", 2014.

    Anton Vidokle, Film still from "This Is Cosmos", 2014.

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  • The James Gallery Exhibit Referenced in The Huffington Post

    The Many Pursuit of Desire: Yevgeniy Fiks and 'The Lenin Museum' at CUNY's James Gallery
    Huffington Post, 1.5.15 Read more

  • World of Matter

    Uwe Martin, "White Gold"

    Uwe Martin, "White Gold"

    The world we inhabit is expanding. Global population growth, increased mobility, accelerated contacts, rising levels of production and consumption, and the expansion of natural resource extraction... Read more

  • A Story of Two Museums: An Ethnographic Exhibition

    Katherine Carl Florence Ostende Walter Benjamin The Museum of American Art, Berlin, and The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, are both concerned with the histories of... Read more

  • Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores

    Katherine Carl Valerie Tevere Siona Wilson Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores will bring together a selection of audio, flyers, scores, documentation of... Read more

  • James Gallery Exhibits Work of 20th-Century Chronicler of American Life Theresa Bernstein

    <em>The Immigrants</em>, 1923. Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. Collection of Thomas and Karen Buckley.

    The Immigrants, 1923. Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. Collection of Thomas and Karen Buckley.

    Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, an exhibition of paintings created by American artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein, opens November 12 and runs through January 18 at the Graduate Center’s... Read more

  • James Gallery Presents "Observed Ratios"

    Caitlin Masley,<i> Symmetric Tectonics2 (ode to patch dynamics)</i>, 2013. Site-specific installation, The James Gallery. Pigment acrylics, spray paint, and whiteout with hand-cut foamcore. Photo: Carrie Kinsella. Courtesy the James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

    Caitlin Masley, Symmetric Tectonics2 (ode to patch dynamics), 2013. Site-specific installation, The James Gallery. Pigment acrylics, spray paint, and whiteout with hand-cut foamcore. Photo: Carrie Kinsella. Courtesy the James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

    What do the visual principles of modernism look like today in the hands of contemporary artists? Observed Ratios, on view at the Graduate Center’s James Gallery from August 14 to October 19,... Read more