IN SUDDEN DARKNESS
Thursday, March 11, 1-2pm
Tayler Montague in conversation with Professor Bridgett M. Davis
Online, Zoom and in collaboration with Baruch’s Harman Writer-In-Residence Program and Black and Latinx Studies
Film critic and curator Tayler Montague will present her debut short film, In Sudden Darkness, an intimate and loving portrait of a Black working-class family set in the Bronx amidst a city-wide blackout in 2003. In Sudden Darkness was screened at AFI Fest, BlackStar Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival in 2020. Montague, a 2021 Baruch Harman Fellow, will be in conversation with Bridgett M. Davis, author, filmmaker, curator and Professor of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College, CUNY.
CRITICAL ECOLOGY ON FILM
Some changes in the environment are easy to see while others are more covert. Through the work of four international artists/artist collectives, the Critical Ecology on Film program will expose and tackle questions regarding ecological crises in relation to climate change, inter-species communication, nuclear power, and privatization of the commons. Artists will join professors from across the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences to connect visual culture and the humanities in transdisciplinary conversations that concern the entanglement of politics and our contemporary ecologies. Each film will be screened followed by a conversation. Critical Ecology on Film takes place on Zoom every Thursday throughout the month of April and is free and open to the public.
Registration information coming soon.
April 8: Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (2019), Dr. Yarimar Bonilla in conversation with Professor Rojo Robles Mejias
April 15: Tahlequah (2019), Dominique Knowles in conversation with Professor David Gruber
April 22: Americium (2017), Erik Blinderman and Lisa Rave in conversation with Professor Alison Griffiths
April 29: Cactus River (2012), Apichatpong Weerasethakul in conversation with Mishkin Gallery Director/Curator Alaina Claire Feldman
WISH YOU WERE HERE
LOOKING TO HEAR
Mishkin Gallery is pleased to announce WISH YOU WERE HERE and LOOKING TO HEAR—two new online exhibitions curated by Baruch College MA in Arts Administration candidates.
With Covid-19 continuing to peak around the world, traditional social relations are mediated ever more online. What are the ways in which learning about, making, showing and experiencing art beyond the “white cube” might be reimagined? Responding to the very real and current crisis, Baruch College’s MA in Arts Administration candidates conducted extensive research in the summer 2020 Contemporary Issues in Curating course, where historical and contemporary examples of institutions, exhibition making, and artistic practices that rethink modes of accessibility and equitable spaces were examined. Together, students devised two projects situated between the theory discussed and the practice of curating within the new digital cultural context we face.
WISH YOU WERE HERE and LOOKING TO HEAR are two online exhibitions that offer new perspectives on the often-overlooked artworks covering the hallways throughout campus. Using the Baruch College art collection, students collectively organized exhibitions designed to operate within this networked, screen-based culture, but to also function beyond it. To make the projects as accessible as possible, they live both online and physically throughout campus via QR codes which generate tailored audio guides. These two exhibitions exemplify the public facing scholarship developed out of a growing collaboration between the MA in Arts Administration program and the Mishkin Gallery.
The exhibitions have been curated by Josey Bartlett, Jason Brown, Jess DeAngelis, Rachel Deen, Fay Duftler, Rob Maitner, Amanda McDowall, Sam Meyer, Pola Mora, Stephanie O’Brien, Kristy Pavlick, Madeline Pollis, Sara Ramsawak, Dasom Sohn, Patricia Stachowicz, Yesseña Whitfield, Tim Wroten, and Magda Zdunczyk.