Being Bare: 2019 MFA in Photography Thesis Exhibition

Being Bare features photographs, video installations, photographic installations, and printed works. Parsons School of Design at The New School University presents Being Bare, an exhibition of thesis work from its MFA Photography department at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries. Works include photographs, video installations, photographic installation, and printed works. This exhibition features thesis work by Zhuoning Bi Dawnja Burris Madeline Eckert Peilin Gao Miguel Gonzalez June Kim Hsin-Yeh Lee Joshua Lee Peng Lyu Spandita Malik Chloe Ama Mukayiranga Mbundu Dorian Purse Leixin Qian Adrian White

Eyes on the Board – crossing game space

Eyes on the Board invites the viewer to experience board games popular in different corners of the world, or from a distant past, while making connections across time and space. The exhibition reenacts first contact with an unknown game by exposing a New York City audience to a set of diverse boards, videos, poetry, and photography documenting the games’ social space. Board Games serve as social lubricants, facilitating interaction between different groups of people, as their abstract nature requires little to no cultural appropriation. Unlike other forms of play, they travel largely unchanged across geographic, cultural, linguistic, or even enemy borders. For…

In The Historical Present

Curated by Anna Harsanyi and Macushla Robinson The spur of this exhibition is a marker of time: a century of The New School’s existence. As such it looks back to take stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, works from the New School’s art collection and archives, and artist-led engagements and performances, the show invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as…

2019 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers: Just

The Architectural League Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects and designers. The Prize, established in 1981, recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas. Each year The Architectural League and the Young Architects + Designers Committee organize a portfolio competition. Six winners are then invited to present their work in a variety of public fora, including lectures, an exhibition, and on the League’s website. The idea that an architectural work might be just—whether formally, materially, contextually, culturally, or otherwise—invokes the diverse and interdependent…

Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition

The Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition features the most creative visual and literary works by teens from across the country. These young artists received top honors in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which were adjudicated this year by dozens of notable artists and writers including Anne Gaines, Winston Chmielinski, Mario Rossero, Margaret El, Lucianne Walkowicz, Antwaun Sargent, Jason Kass, Chrissie Iles and Adrienne Jones. The exhibition spans two locations in New York City— Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and  Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery—and showcases more than 1,000 of the freshest and most engaging visual…

Parsons Festival 2019

The Parsons Festival is an annual series of art and design events in which cutting-edge student work is presented to the Parsons community and the public. The festival takes place at the end of each academic year and includes thesis exhibitions and critiques, thought-provoking public programs, interactive installations, gallery openings, workshops, and special events leading up to Commencement. On campus, the School of Design Strategies’ undergraduate programs’ (Integrated Design and Strategic Design and Management) exhibitions will open on Thursday, May 2 in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries.  The School of Art, Media, and Technology’s exhibition will open May 4 in the…

Beyond Addiction: Reframing Recovery

Opening reception Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gallery followed by a panel discussion 6:30-8:00 p.m. Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue, ground floor There are about 23 million people in the United States who have successfully resolved a problem with drugs or alcohol, but we rarely see or hear their stories compared to depictions of addiction in media, art, music, and film. Although not everyone identifies as being “in recovery” and many people can’t publicly acknowledge their past because of stigma or the consequences of admitting illegal drug use, a growing movement is working to offer…

In:Bodied – The Augmented Self

In:Bodied will open one day later than scheduled, on Wednesday, March 6, due to Monday’s snow day. In:Bodied explores the concept of the augmented self.  The exhibition engages with the the assumption that design and technology can be applied toward the betterment (advancement) of humanity and considers designers as change-makers and disruptors. The show features projects that focus on exploring and enhancing the human experience as it continually co-evolves alongside or intersects with intelligent machines.  It also posits the questions: How can we create a constructive dialogue on human integration with technology and the future? How can design use technology to…

Speculative Cultures: A Virtual Reality Exhibition

Curated by Tina Sauerlaender (DE), Peggy Schoenegge (DE), and Erandy Vergara (MX/CA). Cultures have never existed in a set state. They are all in constant flux brought about by social, economic, and technological developments. The global flow of people forges change, adaptation of norms and the creation of new forms for human societies, religions, rituals, or spoken languages. These processes of change lead to the adoption of new tools or practices and therefore can be considered as engine for progress, growth, and innovation. The new tools of the digital age offer new possibilities for cultures to exist, evolve, and consolidate. Virtual Reality…

Universal Materiality Collaborative: Designs for Aging and Disability

Universal Materiality showcases seven design works resulting from a research collaboration between the Institute of Textiles & Clothing (ITC) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSAR (HKPolyU), and the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design lead by Grace Jun and Jeanne Tan. Developed in collaboration with Open Style Lab (OSL), a nonprofit dedicated to making style accessible for people with disabilities, this exhibition features designs incorporating explorations of smart materials. The collaborative work involved multi-disciplinary practitioners, including fashion designers, engineers, and occupational/physical therapists, as well as long-term residents from The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center. This exhibition…