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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. Baca, Evan Bissell, Libby Black, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Conner, Estudio Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman, Jennifer Moon, PERSIA and DADDIE$ PLA$TIK, Lari Pittman, Rigo 23, Favianna 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
Doctoral student Polina Nazaykinskaya (Music Composition) was recently awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the premier graduate school award for immigrants and children of immigrants. Read more
The Graduate Center today announced the results of the 2015-2016 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship competition. Read more
Doctoral student Joshua Mehigan (English) has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry. Read more
Robert Cherry (GC/Brooklyn, Economics) recently published a National Affairs essay examining some of the specific challenges faced by black men in American society.
“In Ferguson, Missouri,... Read more
For their research and achievements, Graduate Center faculty continue to receive high-level recognition, including from peer institutions. Read more
Among the many projects underway for Christine Folch (Ph.D. 2012, Anthropology) is her first book: a study of the Itaipú Binational Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil and Paraguay — the world's largest source of renewable energy. Read more
In February and March 2015, the Graduate Center received 14 grants totaling $1,051,686. The listing below, for grants of $30,000 or more, provides additional details. Read more
The Luxembourg Income Study Center, led by Professor Janet Gornick (Political Science/Sociology), has received its first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Read more
Donatella Galella (Ph.D. 2015, Theatre) recently published an award-winning essay on the musicalization of A Raisin in the Sun, an interest that took firm root at the Graduate... Read more