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September 14, 2020

MA Curatorial Practice fall 2020 special events online

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

View of Christian Nyampeta, Search Sweet Country, CP Projects Space 2019. Performance.

The master of arts degree in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts, close by New York City's major museums, galleries, and artists' studios, is an immersive two-year program with an intense focus on teaching every aspect of curatorial work, so that our graduates enter the professional field with practical knowledge of how to do the work, as well as base it in theory and history.

We are delighted to announce our public events for this semester. All events will be held via Zoom. To receive a link to attend any event, please RSVP to macp [​at​] sva.edu with your name and the event you plan on attending.

Wednesday, September 23, 8–9pm EST on Zoom
A Form Without a Form: Hilton Als in Conversation with Mary Wang
Hilton Als once called the essay “a form without a form”—a description equally applicable to his work as a staff writer and theater critic for the New Yorker, but also to his work as a curator. For this virtual studio visit, writer and editor Mary Wang will use clips from films foundational to Als’s practice to discuss the formal transgressions in his work and how such methods can help bring muddled presents into shape. This conversation is also the inaugural live edition of Miscellaneous Files, an interview series published by Guernica magazine.

Thursday, October 15, 11am–12pm EST on Zoom
Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto, Book Launch with Zoe Leonard in Conversation with Author Legacy Russell
Artist Zoe Leonard chats with Studio Museum in Harlem associate curator Legacy Russell on her timely and provocative new book Glitch Feminism, a vital new chapter in cyberfeminism that explores the relationship between gender, technology, and identity. If the divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists, how do we work out who we are and where we belong? How do we find the space to grow, unite, and confront systems of oppression?

Friday, October 23, 11am–12pm EST on Zoom
A Smaller Art World: Richard Birkett and Mason Leaver-Yap
Some years ago, Richard Birkett and Mason Leaver-Yap were curators at the ICA in London at the same time, then each moved on. Richard became the curator at Artists Space here in New York for a number of years before returning to the ICA in London. Mason moved to New York also, curating exhibitions at Sculpture Center in Queens, and commissioning moving image works at the Walker in Minneapolis, before becoming Associate Curator at Berlin’s KW. Richard and Mason both now live in Glasgow, and share concerns with what it means to work at more intimate scales and through prolonged engagements.

Wednesday, November 4, 8–9pm EST on Zoom
Beyond the Exhibition, with Nikita Yingqian Cai and Jianru Wu from Guangdong Times Museum
Times Museum in Guangzhou is a leading museum in southern China, known for research-heavy exhibitions and dynamic programming. Earlier this year, Times Museum launched its new online Chinese and English publishing platform ON OUR TIMES as part of the museum's initiative to decentralize the role of the exhibition. Join chief editors and chief curators Nikita Yingqian Cai and Jianru Wu to discuss exhibitions and curatorial research going online, in times of COVID-19 and beyond.

Friday, December 11, 11am–12pm EST on Zoom
On the Politics of Friendship, with Steven Henry Madoff, Céline Condorelli, Kristina Newman-Scott, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta
In the era of the pandemic, which has foregrounded isolation and technologies of remote nearness, as well as the ongoing crisis of racial injustice, it is all the more important to consider the importance of affiliation and friendship. Join MACP Chair Steven Henry Madoff in conversation with London-based artist, writer, and curator Céline Condorelli; Kristina Newman-Scott, president of BRIC Arts Media in Downtown Brooklyn; and artist, writer, and curator Shuddhabrata Sengupta, member of the Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective.

Our program seeks diversity in all forms, and we offer competitive merit-based supporting fellowships. For information and to apply, click here.

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