September 5, 2016

Visiting Artist Lectures and Visiting Critics/ Curators Series

Parsons School of Design at The New School

Visiting artist Christine Sun Kim. Photo: Fernanda Kock, 2016.

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 School of Design 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.


Fall 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 7pm, Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, unless otherwise noted below.

September 7: David Shrigley
6:30pm, The Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St.
Organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

September 14: Toyin Ojih Odutola

September 21: Josh Kline

September 28: Lee Mingwei

October 5: Rina Banerjee

October 19: Heather & Ivan Morison
6:30pm, The Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St.
Organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

October 26: Nayland Blake

November 9: Milagros de la Torre

November 16: Paulina Olowska

November 30: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

December 7: Roxy Paine in conversation with Christian Viveros-Fauné 
Co-organized by Parsons Fine Arts and The New School Art Collection Curators


Fall 2016 Visiting Critics/Curators Series:
John Weber (Founding Director, Institute of the Arts and Sciences, UC Santa Cruz), Melissa E. Feldman (Director, Neddy Artist Award/curator/writer), Andrianna Campbell (critic), Alaina Claire Feldman (curator/Exhibitions Director, Independent Curators International), Lumi Tan (Curator, The Kitchen), Aruna D’Souza (writer/critic), Ruba Katrib (Curator, SculptureCenter), Sara Raza (Curator for the Middle East and North Africa, Guggenheim), Spencer Finch (artist), Sofía Hernandez (Curator of Contemporary Art, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros), Sarah Lookofsky (Assistant Director, International Program, MoMA), Stamatina Gregory (curator/art historian), Dean Daderko (Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)


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


Parsons Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lectures and Visiting Critics/ Curators Series

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