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The student’s classroom and studio experience is enriched by a Visiting Artist program that allows for meaningful interaction through seminars, workshops, lectures, and individual critiques with internationally renowned practitioners. Recent visiting artists include: Laura Anderson Barbata, Tim Barrett, Theo Bleckmann, John Boesche, Tania Brughera, Julie Chen, Steve Clay, Maureen Cummins, Andrea Deszo, Arnold Dreyblatt, Allen Ginsberg, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Keith Hennessey, Lin Hixson, Mr. Imagination, Eungie Joo, Chris Kallmyer, Daniel Kelm, Amos Kennedy, Alison Knowles, Lucy Lippard, Margot Lovejoy, Mary Lucier, Susan McClary, Christina McPhee, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Tim Miller, Meredith Monk, Trevor Paglen, Andrea Polli, Terry Riley, Chris Salter, Aram Saroyan, Buzz Spector, Bob Stein, David Stout & Cory Metcalf, Bill Viola, Steven Watson, Srdjan Jovanavic Weiss, Diane Willow, Paul Wong, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn.
Visiting Artists | Spring 2014
Laura Anderson Barbata
Laura Anderson Barbata was born in Mexico City, and her work is part of the exhibition Social Paper: Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially Engaged Art, on view at the Center for Book and Paper Arts through April 15. She currently lives and works in New York and Mexico City, where she is Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México. Her transdisciplinary work has received grants and awards from Bellas Artes and FONCA. Since 1992 has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, the USA, and Mexico. Her work is included in various private and public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
This visit is supported by the Rubin Family Fund.
Chi-wang Yang is part of the collaborative artist group Cloud Eye Control, a collaborative performance group from LA. A common theme in their work is human adaptation in a technological world.
To realize these stories, they project pre-rendered animation and live camera imagery onto various surfaces which functions as scenery and virtual actor using both high and low tech methods. These methods range from custom-built interactive video software to the physical manipulation of video puppets.
Originally trained as a print-maker, Stathacos brings together printmaking, photography, video, and installation in various ways, often creating participatory public art projects. She aims to make new connections between cultures, historical periods, technologies, and environmental issues, which mirror the human processes of change, hope, healing, and mortality. She has exhibited her work in museums, galleries, and public venues in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia and has received awards from Art Matters, the Japan Foundation, the Canada Council, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s Stathacos was active in the Toronto artist-run community, curating projects for A-Space, and co-directing The Gap, a performance art space she co-founded in 1980. Since 2001 she has been Director of Education of the Expanded Art Ideas Program at Artists Space in New York City. Most recently, she initiated, a collaborative artblog with artist Susan Silas. Chrysanne Stathacos lives and works in Toronto and New York City.
Aaron Landsman uses performance, acting and teaching as part of his artistic practice. Fascinated by the way power is performed, he uses formal experimentation and long term community engagement to challenge the faces of the city. His performances are often in public places such as side walks, offices and private homes. He has collaborated with church choirs, engineers, homeless young people, a tourism board, high school students and local government officials. His work has been funded by The Jerome Foundation, The Bosssak-Heilbron Foundation, the Vogelstein Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others.
Since 2004 he has been involved with Elevator Repair Service Theater and has taught and lectured widely on Professional Development for NYU, The Juilliard School as well as other institutions.