February 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Visiting Artist Lectures + Visiting Critics and Curators

Parsons School of Design at The New School

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz lecture. Photo: Fernanda Kock, 2016.

The Parsons MFA in Fine Arts is a dynamic two-year, cross-disciplinary program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. We foster studio-based research and scholarship that extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression, developed through a global understanding of the arts. Parsons Fine Arts is committed to diversity among students and faculty that provides a  potent learning community. Housed within both Parsons and The New School University, the Fine Arts program is uniquely positioned within a progressive educational environment. Our international student body has access to a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from rigorous formal and aesthetic investigations to cross-disciplinary collaborations with design, performing arts and humanities students, to public forums that address pressing social and political concerns.

Parsons Fine Arts is home to an active, international faculty whose work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Sharjah Biennial and the Sydney Biennale; and exhibited in institutions such as the Arko Art Center, Seoul and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Additionally our Visiting Artist Lecture Series and our Critic and Curator Series features critically renowned, multi-disciplinary artists, curators and critics who are available for one-on-one visits with graduate students. This culture of dialogical exchange supports our graduate students to redefine the cutting edge of Contemporary Art.

Spring 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 7pm and are held at Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, unless otherwise noted below.

February 1: Paul Pfeiffer

February 8, 6:30pm: Public Art Fund Panel: Commercial Break
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Meriem Bennani, Mary Reid Kelley, Patrick Kelley, and Hannah Whitaker will be in a conversation moderated by Public Art Fund’s Associate Curators Emma Enderby and Daniel S. Palmer
Organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

February 15: Carrie Yamaoka

February 22: Will Rawls

March 8: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme

March 15: Bo Zheng with Steven Lam
Organized in collaboration with India China Institute at The New School.
This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Kailash Cartographies at the SJDC’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries.

March 29: Stephanie Syjuco

April 5: Grimanesa Amorós

April 12: Leonardo Drew

April 26: Torkwase Dyson

May 3: Jonathan VanDyke


Spring 2017 Visiting Critics/ Curators Series
Melissa Amore (curator and critic), Kelly Baum (Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY), Lauren O’Neill-Butler (Managing Editor of, Juli Carson (Director of Critical and Curatorial Studies, UC Irvine), Zeljka Himbele-Kozul (curator), Fawz Kabra (curator), Naima Keith (Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum), Alex Kitnick (Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts, Bard College), Margot Norton (Associate Curator, New Museum, NY), Josh Siegel (Film Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, NY), Jeannine Tang (Faculty, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College), Gregory Volk (critic and curator), Sarah Workneh (Co-Director of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture).


For more information, please visit and/or contact Program Director, Simone Douglas: [email protected]


Parsons Fine Arts spring 2017 Visiting Artist Lectures + Visiting Critics and Curators

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