Eileen Myles reading 3/9 6pm

EILEEN MYLES was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, educated in catholic schools, graduated from U. Mass (Boston) in 1971, and moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets, her new double volume (of poems) will be out this spring from Wave Books. Eileen’s Inferno: a poet's novel (2010) which details a female writer’s coming of age was described by John Ashbery as “zingingly funny and melancholy.” Alison Bechdel called Inferno “this shimmering document.” Her more than twenty publications include Sorry Tree (2007), Cool for You (2000), Skies (2001) Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (1994). The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009) received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writing grant in 2007. In 2010 Eileen received the Shelley Prize for her poetry. She writes about books, art and culture for a wide variety of publications including Art Forum, Book Forum, and Parkett and she blogs on Art in America and Harriet’s sites. She’s teaching in Columbia’s graduate program this spring. Please visit her at eileenmyles.com.

Eileen Myles reads an excerpt from INFERNO (a poet's novel) from Rattapallax on Vimeo.

photo: Leopoldine Core


Nao Bustamante, artist talk 2/22

Nao Bustamante's work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual

art, filmmaking, and writing. Bustamante has presented in Galleries, Museums,

Universities and underground sites worldwide, including the Institute of

Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Sundance

2008, 2010, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. In 2001 she received the

prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New

York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. Currently,

Bustamante holds the position of Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art

at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Helen molesworth group crit 1-5pm 2/22 signup

participants must be present for all four hours.

please post name, first 5 students will have slots for 6 students total.


Helen Molesworth group crit 1-5 2/22

Since 2010, Helen Molesworth was served as the chief curator at Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA). She arrives at the ICA after heading the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum, where she organized a number of noteworthy exhibitions, including Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey and ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993. As guest curator at Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Arts, she organized Corbu Pops, an installation by William Pope.L; Paul Chan: Three Easy Pieces; and Felix Gonzales-Torres: "Untitled" (Placebo - Landscape - for Roni), among other exhibitions. 

Prior to joining Harvard, Molesworth was chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, overseeing the center's exhibitions, programs, and publications. There she co-curated the first United States retrospective of Luc Tuymans as well as the critically acclaimed Part Object, Part Sculpture. She also served as curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 2000 to 2002, where she organized the show, Work Ethic. From 1997 to 1999, she was director and curator of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at State University of New York (SUNY), Old Westbury. Molesworth also served as senior critic at the Yale School of Art and has held teaching positions at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies; SUNY, Old Westbury; and the Cooper Union School of Art. She was a co-founding editor of Documents, a magazine of contemporary visual culture, and is the author of numerous articles appearing in publications such as Art Journal, Artforum, Documents, and October. She received a Ph.D. in the history of art from Cornell University in 1997. 

-       Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey catalog: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300136463
-       Part Object, Part Sculpture catalog: http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02855-6.html
-       ACT UP New York exhibition at White Columns: http://www.whitecolumns.org/view.html?type=exhibitions&id=524
-       ACT UP New York exhibition at Harvard: http://www.ves.fas.harvard.edu/ACTUP.html
-       Interview about ACT UP New York: http://artjournal.collegeart.org/?p=2255


mark allen signup

signup will be for group critique/discussion from 2-5:30 focusing on collaborative/experiential/
performative/curatorial concerns.

first 5 to signup will be included

Byron Kim studio visit signup

please post name and desired meeting time.

2:00-2:30 mtg 1 - christine
2:30-3:00 mtg 2
3:00-3:30 mtg 3
3:45-4:15 mtg 4
4:15-4:45 mtg 5
4:45-5:15 mtg 6


Mark Allen Seminar and lecture 2/13

Seminar description

In place of studio visits I'd like to facilitate a conversation with
grad students who are interested in starting venues, curatorial
projects, event series, public art projects and so forth. My
experience of grad school was that most of the emphasis was on making
work, and much less on what I would call context making - where does
the work go after the studio, and how does that construct the meaning
of the work. I'd like to ask each participant to do a short
presentation (5 minutes or less) about their work as related to the
topic as an intro and then we can have a discussion. 10 students

Mark Allen + Machine Bio

Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles. He
is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit
performance and installation space investigating art, technology,
natural history, science, music, literature, and food in an informal
storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Machine
Project also operates as a loose confederacy of artists producing
shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots.
Under his direction Machine has produced shows with the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the
Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, and the Walker Museum in
Minneapolis. He has produced over 500 events in Los Angeles at the
Machine Project storefront space, and recently concluded a year long
artist residency addressing topics of public engagement at the Hammer