Tag Archives: Art Worlds


Feb 2 6PM | Great New Books in the Humanities: Abstractionist Aesthetics

Abstract Aesthetics


Grey Art Gallery, Global/ Local 1960-2015: Six Artists from Iran

Grey Gallery Opening

Fri Oct 30, 11:30 am-6:30 pm: Symposium in conjunction with For a New World to Come at Grey Art Gallery

Friday, October 30, 11:30 am–6:30 pm
For specific times and locations, see below


Collapsing Disciplines and Distance: Experiments in Japanese Arts in the 1970s

Focusing on their interdisciplinary research into a wide range of art practices in Japan from 1968 to 1979, speakers in this symposium will discuss their experiments and methodologies in positioning their work from a global perspective. They will examine the emergence of new approaches to the arts during this period—often referred to as “contemporary” or “information era” and mediated by advanced technology
as well as new materialism.

Gallery Conversations

With Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

11:30 am–1:00 pm: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street
Private tour with bento box lunch. Tickets: $30 non-members/$25 members
Capacity limited. Required RSVP to: www.japansociety.org

2:00–3:00 pm: Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East
Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited.

NYU Silver Center, Room 208
(Enter at 32 Waverly Place)

3:15–4:15 pm: Session 1: New Ways of Seeing: Art, Photography, and Literature

With speakers Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Reiko Tomii, independent scholar and co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon, a listserv group;
and Brett de Bary, professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University.

4:30–5:30 pm: Session 2: New Ways of Sensing: Technology, Sound, and Urbanism

With speakers Ann Adachi, executive director, Collaborative Cataloguing Japan; Miki Kaneda, lecturer in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Boston University; Thomas Looser, associate professor of East Asian Studies, NYU; and Jonathan M. Reynolds, professor of Art History and Architecture, Barnard College.

5:30–6:30 pm: Roundtable discussion moderated by Thomas Looser and Yasufumi Nakamori.
Respondent: Pepe Karmel, associate professor of Art History, NYU.

Co-organized by NYU’s Department of East Asian Studies and Grey Art Gallery,
and co-sponsored by Japan Society.

Free of charge, no reservations, programs subject to change.
Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.


Offered in conjunction with the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments
in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979,
presented in New York City in two parts:
at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University (September 10–December 7, 2015)
and Japan Society Gallery (October 9, 2015–January 10, 2016).

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit www.nyu.edu/greyart


Grey Art Gallery, NYU:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays
www.nyu.edu/greyart, greyartgallery[at]nyu.edu, 212/998-6780

Japan Society Gallery:
Tuesday–Thursday, 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Friday: 11 am–9 pm
with free admission 6 pm–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Closed Monday/Major holidays
www.japansociety.org, 212/832-1155

For a roster of the Grey’s upcoming public programs, visit our website at

Call for Papers: InVisible Culture – Security and Visibility

“Security and Visibility” – Issue 25

For its twenty-­‐fifth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that explore the concept of security and visual culture.

For almost two decades, both scholarly and public interests in matters of national security and the corresponding surveillance of public space have increased immensely. Notions of visibility figure prominently in these discussions. The  expanding  academic  fields  of  Security  and  Surveillance  Studies have successfully engaged with the multiple layers connecting (national) security, surveillance, and the visual. Focusing on present-­‐day phenomena, sociologists, political scientists, and culture and media scholars have already developed an integrative perspective when it comes to relating issues surrounding security to the field of visibility. Consequently, newer research on security has focused on decentralized practices of security, encompassing much more than just “official” government agencies and their mediaries.

For this issue, we seek to engage a historical perspective on issues of security and visibility through a close reading of texts in contemporary social sciences and cultural studies. With a special insert edited by scholars Barbara Lüthi and Olaf Stieglitz at the University of Cologne, this issue will focus on visual material as  a  source  of meaning  and  power, this  issue  will function  as  a  broad investigation  of both stable and changing notions of security over time and place. By bearing social and political dimensions of visibility in mind, a turn to images may prove helpful in asking how their performative power invokes securitization processes through immediacy (Moeller 2009; Mirzoeff 2011).

We welcome papers and artworks that further the various understandings of securitization through a consideration of the visual. Possible topics of exploration include, but are not limited to:

  • methodological debates on using visual material
  • the ethics of surveillance, big data, and the right to privacy
  • history of national securities and surveillance
  • counter-­‐visibilities, hacking, and the critique of security
Please send completed papers (with references following the guidelines from the Chicago Manual of Style) of between 4,000 and 10,000 words to ivc[dot]rochester[at]gmail[dot]com by September 20th, 2015. Inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Creative/Artistic  Works

In addition to written materials, InVisible Culture is accepting work in other media (video, photography, drawing, code) that reflect upon the theme as it is outlined above. For questions or more details concerning acceptable formats, go to http://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/contribute or contact ivc[dot]rochester[at]gmail[dot]com.

Paid Gallery Internship

Eric Firestone Gallery is seeking highly motivated interns for its New York City space. Interns will work on a small team in a fast-paced setting, assisting in daily operations and working independently on specific projects as needed.  We are looking for interns who are organized, detail-oriented, and eager to learn about art business. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional demeanor.  The major responsibilities of this internship include maintaining the gallery’s archive and helping with scholarship on the contemporary artists, historic estates, and archives that we work with.
This is a paid internship. Candidates should be willing to commit to at least two days per week (Tuesday-Saturday) beginning in September and continuing through December.
Please send a resume and cover letter to internships [at] ericfirestonegallery [dot] com.