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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.

Panel Series / “The Magazine as Medium,” with Lori Cole, Kim Conaty, Hal Foster, Dan Fox, Ruth Graham, Silvia Kolbowski, Carey Snyder, Lorin Stein, and Betsy Sussler

Dates: 9 April, 11 May, and 18 June 2015; 7–9 pm
Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
. No RSVP necessary
Organized by Lori Cole

Please join us for a three-part series exploring the interview, the questionnaire, and the letter to the editor—three frequently overlooked forms that are nevertheless constitutive of many magazines. Each of these genres serves as a site of interaction between editors, contributors, and readers and is often used to assert or reinforce a magazine’s platform. The series will contextualize the development of each seemingly minor form and investigate its present uses in order to consider the role that it has had in articulating the identity of print publications across history.

For more information about the event, click here.

Talk tomorrow, 12/9: “Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel”

Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel

Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Deutsches Haus at NYU

Deutsches Haus at NYU and NYU’s German Department present a talk by Professor Luca Giuliani on Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel.

Michelangelo’s seated statue of Lorenzo de’ Medici created for the nobleman’s grave in the Sagrestia Nuova of San Lorenzo supports its left elbow on an object that scholars generally call a casket. Closer inspection however reveals that it depicts neither a casket nor any other object of use; it is quite simply a carefully smoothed ashlar block decorated with a mask. This detail has consequences for the way Michelangelo transformed his material, stone, into a subject of his art. Stone as a subject, in turn, directs our attention on the artistic production of the work. Although Michelangelo completed this particular statue, it thus leads to a better understanding of all the sculptures he left unfinished – a phenomenon that struck his contemporaries as a conspicuous characteristic of his art and that since then has provided the occasion for a wide range of interpretations.

Luca Giuliani was born in Florence. He studied Greek and Roman archaeology, Social anthropology and Italian literature in Basel and Munich, taking his Ph.D. in Basel (1975) and his „Habilitation“ in Heidelberg (1984). For more than ten years he has been a curator in the Antikenmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In 1992 he moved from museum to university, teaching first in Freiburg and then at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich. Since 2007 he is Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute of Advanced Study and Professor for Greek and Roman Archaeology at the Humboldt Universität, Berlin (1998-2007). His research has concerned Greek sculpture, Attic and Apulian vase-painting, Roman portraiture and Roman sarcophagi as well as the history of classical studies. His most recent publication in English is Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art (Chicago 2013).

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!
This talk will be conducted in English.

Luca Giuliani’s talk on Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel is sponsored by DAAD, the NYU German Department, and Deutsches Haus at NYU.

Photographer Theresa Ganz coming to Draper Thursday September 11

Please join the “Contested Images” class next Thursday, September 11th at 7:15 pm at 25 West 4th St. room C-5 for the first of three visiting artist talks, featuring Theresa Ganz.

Below is an image of Theresa Ganz’ work and you can see further examples of her textured, complex photographs, hand-cut photo collages, and installations at http://www.theresaganz.com Feel free to contact lori.cole[at]nyu.edu with any questions about the talk.

Theresa Ganz was born in New York City in 1980. She earned her BA from Vassar College in Film and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in Photography. She works in photo-based collage and installation. Her work has shown nationally and internationally at, among others, The Datz Museum of Art in Korea, the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, The Bell Gallery at Brown University and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin and at various commercial spaces in New York and San Francisco.Her work has also been featured in print publications including Mousse Magazine, Outpost Journal and Magazine Gitz. She is a founding member and director at Regina Rex in Brooklyn. She currently resides in Providence, RI where she is faculty at Brown University.

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"We Are Living Installations" — 2 Performances, 4/21 — With Draper Alumni: Emily Colucci (Curator) / Matthew Annis (Performer)

See below for information about “We Are All Living Installations,” a two show performance on April 21 which two former Draperites are involved in! Emily Colucci (May 2011) curated the show and Matthew Annis (May 2011) is one of the performers. Congrats to both Emily and Matthew!
Michael Alan’s Living Installation
We Are All Living Installations”
Curated by Emily Colucci
Dumbo Arts Center (111 Front Street, Suite 212)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Two Shows: 7pm and 10:15pm
Tickets $15 online; $20 at the door
*Tickets and more information  at:

Michael Alan’s Living Installation is proud to present Brooklyn Arts Council Community Art Fund Regrant-awarded project We Are All Living Installations, 2 shows in one night curated by Emily Colucci, hosted by the Dumbo Arts Center.

Revealing and forging the connections between Michael, the performers, the collaborating musicians on the soundtrack and the audience, We Are All Living Installations shows that all people, no matter our differences, experience the same pain, emotions, consequences and joys.  From a same-sex couple stuck together to a baby dancing to Michael’s own mom, the performers will move, dance and act as if in a live music video and Alan, who will be painting, tin-foiling, wrapping, sculpting, spraying, smashing and transforming them into living sculptures, prove that we all are made up of bodies and minds that must endure whether it is a 6 hour performance or the twists and turns of life.

A New York staple for 7 years, Michael Alan’s Living Installation has recently evolved into a larger musical project entitled Sound Drawing, gathering together musicians from across the globe to collaborate with Alan  on a live soundtrack for the Living Installations. The soundtrack from Sound Drawing ranges from collaborations with Alan and artist Kenny Scharf, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, Vas Deferens Organization, Jibz Cameron, Japanther, Maripol, Renaldo from Renaldo and the Loaf, Ramsey Jones, Tim “Love” Lee, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Geneva Jacuzzi, Noah Becker, and many, many more. A new way of merging art and music and bringing it into a gallery and performance space, the Living Installation asks the audience to slow down, listen to the soundtrack, watch the performers act out the music while Alan turns himself, the performers and the space into an installation. Michael Alan Alien’s 35-song album, including songs with Japanther, Kenny Scharf, Vas Deferens Organization, Jeff and Jane Hudson and more as well as solo tracks by Michael Alan Alien, will be released on Bed Bug Records the night of the show.

With 5 of Michael Alan’s drawings and paintings placed around the space, becoming performers themselves with their drawn movement, a sculpture that will be built during the show, a photo slideshow of past Living Installation photos by Worm Carnevale and a video of the Living Installation by Michael Alan, We Are All Living Installations is a celebration of creativity in all of its forms. Despite our differences, all people forget so much in life. We Are All Living Installations is about coming together and creating an experience that you will not forget.

Performers: Dave Modello, Kim De’ville, Matthew Annis, John Holly, Michelle Woo and Michael Alan Alien
Musical Collaborators: Kenny Scharf, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, Japanther, Vas Deferens Organization, Shinji Masuko of The Boredoms, Jibz Cameron, Geneva Jacuzzi, Maripol, Renaldo from Renaldo and the Loaf, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Ramsey Jones, Tim “Love” Lee, Kingdom Scum, Worm Carnevale, Noah Becker, Johnny 23 Virus Crew Journalists, Ellis G, Raindrop (my mom), Woof woof (my dad) and Bed Bug.

Michael Alan’s Living Installation We Are All Living Installations is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
ABOUT BAC’S COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTSBAC Community Arts Grants help fund project-based work by individual artists and nonprofit organizations in all artistic disciplines, and support capacity building for Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations.  Grants are made possible through the generous support of: the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); the New York State Assembly and Senate; the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA); New York City Council; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

BAC is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines.  BAC reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.

Michael Alan’s Living Installation We Are All Living Installations is also sponsored by:

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