DIAP MFA Thesis Shows April 27- May 10, 2018

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We hope you will come to the thesis shows for the DIAP MFA class of 2018!


Lorenna Gomez-Sanchez /// Teen Dream

One Night Only Event: Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm – 9pm
Directions – The Living Gallery Outpost, 246 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009

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Opening Reception: Wednesday May 9th, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition: May 9th – 12th
Directions – Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

Lori Brungard /// Qualia
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Event: Thursday May 10th, 5pm – 7:30pm and Friday May 11th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Directions – The City College of New York, Shepard Hall, 259 Convent Ave, Rm 408, DIAP Studio

Karla Carballar /// Oscillations

Immersive installation 
(Preview: Thursday, April 26th. 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.)
Reception/Event: Friday, April 27th, 6:30pm – 9pm.
Directions – The City College of New York, Shepard Hall building, Room S-305, 160 Convent Ave (Below 138th St.), New York, NY 10031

Brick Shoemaker /// Total Noise

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Reception/Event: Sunday, April 29th, 4pm – 6pm.
Directions The Sheridan, 1829 West Farms Rd, Bronx, NY 10460


DIAP Faculty and Student News Spring 2018

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DIAP MFA Current Student:

Brick Shoemaker (MFA 2018) is a part SHED, a group of four artist who received one of the Queen’s Council on the Art’s Artist Commissioning Program Grants for 2017-2018. As part of the grant’s fulfillment they are hosting a public studio showing in their work space in Elmhurst, Queens on Sunday, February 25th from 1-3PM. Drinks and snacks and art on display and all are welcome.

SHED Open Studio
February 25th 1-3PM
88-10 Whitney, Ave, Basement (Floor B)
Elmhurst, NY 11373

DIAP MFA Recent Graduate:

Priyanka Dasgupta will be exhibiting in Another Echo, an exhibition presented through In Practice at the SculptureCenter on view in Long Island City, NY January 29- April 2, 2018.

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall’s installation considers the current plight of American immigration, by revisiting the paths that Blacks and early twentieth century Bengali sailors took to the United States, through the holds of slave ships and steamship boiler rooms. “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty base—echoes through the installation: translated into Yoruba and Bengali, and set to traditional music by the artists’ collaborators Moses Mabayoje and Monjula Datta.


DIAP Faculty:


Tyler Coburn‘s one seat from Ergonomic Futures installed for long-term use at Centre Pompidou, Paris (gallery 10), NaturallySpeaking in “Open Codes,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, “Walkthrough,” a restaging of Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen’s exhibition at Brakke Grond — opening January 7th, 4pm, “The Unfinished Object,” an expanded talk at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds — January 10th, 6pm, I’m that angel in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th. Excerpt from I’m that angel published in Visions of the Now (Sternberg Press), Waste Management discussed in “From Trash to Waste: On Art’s Media Geology” by Yvonne Volkart Schmidt, Texte Zur Kunst #108

DIAP faculty João Enxuto and Erica Love were awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts and a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for  their Contemporary.Institute. They too participated with Tyler Coburn in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th.

Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto and Erica Love will be screening their work for After Effects at Anthology Film Archive on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. All are invited to attend!




DIAP First Semester Show October 2017

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[DIAP] MFA Alum Jennifer Seastone solo exhibition at Invisible Dog NY

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at The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201

“Jeans from an Old Show” is a sculpture and performance. The sculpture is made from personal objects recycled into paper: jeans, religious materials, children’s books, clothing, bed sheets of relatives, etc. The memories of the items linger in the fibers, but the uses of the objects and the visual representation that the forms once held have been destroyed. Now void of their original shapes, the objects have become recycled washed out but colored papers with unique textures and various clues to their origins. Sewn together in a map-like formation, they are sutured onto a cloth backing that hangs by strings from the ceiling surrounding the room. Like paint on the walls of an old building, both the imposed flatness of the object and the new depth of the sculpture reveal the palimpsest of time. “Jenny Seastone” activates the space by telling stories of the re-formed objects and claiming ownership of the narratives. These performances raise questions of authenticity and identity.

The philosophy of Henri Bergson, which references time and memory, infiltrates the research. Questions on how memory shapes identity, how memory functions linked to time, how time changes narratives and subsequently the identity of an individual, and what it means to own a narrative, are within the work. The writings of philosopher Timothy Morton also comes into play as the piece asks what it means to see an object versus know an object, and what it is to be something and not-something at the same time.


In the Glass House
Free Admission


[DIAP] MFA Alum Erik Sanner at Agrikultura through August 27th

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Erik Sanner’s Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research at Agrikultura

Agrikultura is an triennial exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, and events to take place outdoors in Hyllie, Malmo, in July/August 2017.

[DIAP] MFA alum Erik Sanner will contribute an extension of his [DIAP] MFA Thesis Project “Martian Tea Room” called: “Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research

As humanity seeks to transform Mars from an inhospitable place of certain death to a planet people will feel at home on, we will need to carefully manage the Martian ecosystem. This will necessarily be a multicultural undertaking. China, India, and Russia all have Mars missions planned. The United Arab Emirates is designing a city of over 600,000 to be built on Mars. Unlike Antarctica where most visitors are scientists and food is imported, Mars will be populated by families. Time, distance, gravity and the severe demands on Earth’s overstressed biosphere dictate that Martians will need to grow their own food.

As the massive logistic and technical hurdles challenging our presence on Mars are worked out, the process of cultural selection and design has already begun. Martian Tea believes open-minded cooperation and understanding will be paramount to survival on Mars. We propose that future Martian thinking can impact our present life on Earth.

The Martian Tea research team has observed that Sweden is often held up as a positive example of how government can serve a population. Universal healthcare and lengthy paternity leave are commonly referenced. However, even idyllic Sweden is not without problems.

In the United States, it’s easy to buy snacks made with cricket flour. Insect-based foods are not yet as common as Starbucks coffee, yet they are readily available. In Sweden, on the other hand, it is currently illegal to sell insect-based foods. Lack of sufficient medical studies is held up as a rationale, yet insects are a large and important part of many non-Swedish diets. Many areas in Sweden are overrun with protein-rich slugs, yet they are wasted.

Martian Tea wishes to simultaneously learn from Sweden’s progressive policies while challenging its irrational conservatism. Even in the most optimistic scenarios Martians will likely face situations similar to that of so many unfortunate Swedish farmers who find their crops plagued by slugs. How can they be stopped? How can they be eaten? Should selling slug-flour muffins really be illegal?
Erik Sanner