2020 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers: VALUE (online exhibition)

The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is an annual portfolio competition open to young architects and designers ten years or less out of an undergraduate or master’s degree program. As one of North America’s most prestigious awards, the program exemplifies the League’s longstanding commitment to identifying and nurturing the development of talented young architects and designers. Given the constraints of social engagement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s League Prize program will be presented entirely online. Winners have created digital installations of their work for an online exhibition, rather than the annual exhibition in the galleries…

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Art.Write.Now.2020 national exhibition (online exhibition)

Each year the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing this year to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. This year’s National Exhibition exists as a stunning…

The Question of Intelligence – AI and the Future of Humanity

A PDF catalogue is available here: Question of Intelligence catalogue (Adobe PDF) Over the past years artificial intelligence has moved to the center of technology discussions due to the rapidly increasing role of ‘machine learning’ in data processing and decision making for the purposes of commerce, labor, surveillance, and entertainment, among other areas. The Question of Intelligence features works in a range of media by more than a dozen artists, exploring what constitutes intelligence and if and how it can be constructed by algorithms and machines. The exhibition gives a conceptual overview of different ways in which digital art has critically…

We Are Here To Serve You

WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU, a traveling exhibition which began as a collaboration between Puerto Rican artist Natalia Almonte and Greek artist Nicole Economides, focuses on connecting artistic practices from Puerto Rico and Greece that are confronting similar intangible realities. The artworks on view — ranging from multimedia video installations and photography to performance and painting — critically engage with reductive perceptions of Greece and Puerto Rico and infuse ideas of cyclical futility and ephemerality with humor and double meaning, bringing cultural symbols and specificity to activism. They explore the repercussions of being in financial debt to political entities that…

And, Apollo: A Laboratory

And, Apollo: A Laboratory, a work in progress by artist and Vera List Center Fellow Dean Erdmann, combines experimental documentary, video, and sculptures to connect autobiography to historical pasts that have produced current moments of social and political crisis. The narrative of And, Apollo is anchored in the Mojave Desert, the place where the artist grew up and the background for their exploration of Americana, the body, and queerness. Using artifacts and storytelling Erdmann turns the Californian desert into a landscape reverberating with connections between the Cold War Space Race, militarization, technological acceleration, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) culture, class, and meth addiction. What…

Textiles MFA Winter Window Displays

A selection of student works from the Textiles MFA Program at Parsons will be displayed in our 5th Avenue- and 13th Street-facing windows while the buildings and galleries are closed to the public over the winter break and in preparation for the spring 2020 roster of exhibition. The program was launched in the fall of 2018 to pioneer an innovative approach to textiles creation and education. An intensive, interdisciplinary curriculum and hands-on coursework form the core of this graduate program which sits at the intersection of craft and technology. With an emphasis on matters of sustainability, social justice, well being and honesty…