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LIU Brooklyn Students Curating Political Exhibit on Campus

Art students hold exhibit on racism, sexism, and mutualism


Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations

ISMALIU art students have curated an exhibit titled “Ism’s: A Political Dialogue” at LIU Brooklyn. The exhibit, which began on April 1, will run until May 6, and features New York-based artists, including Tenjin Ikeda, Jenny Krasner, and Traci Malloy. The exhibit is located on the third floor of the LLC building at 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The students in the curatorial studies course, developed by Hillary Lorenz, professor and chairman of the Visual Arts Department at LIU Brooklyn, chose artists whose work offered visionary interpretations of provocative contemporary social issues that affect the student demographic groups represented at LIU Brooklyn. The artists were selected from both the NutureArt Artist Registry and the BRIC Artist Registry.  

Tenjin Ikeda has worked with Keith Haring and has a background in painting, sculpture, and printmaking. The self-taught, Afro-Puerto Rican artist is a Brooklyn-born graphic designer and a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA).

Traci Malloy, who creates artistic expressions based on social conversations and events, says, “My art practices and my pedagogical approaches are intimately intertwined. For the past 17 years, I have worked collaboratively with adolescents in underserved communities in Atlanta, the Bronx, and Appalachia, as well as with youth that lost a parent or guardian on September 11, 2001. These experiences deeply inform all that I do. As an artist, I strive to expand the definitions of collaboration, and challenge my audience’s views on adolescent stereotypes related to race, class, and gender.”

Jenny Krasner is a New York City-based photographer who employs innovative, conceptual, and technological styles in her photography. The recent recipient of a six-month residency fellowship at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China, she is featured in the New York Foundation for the Arts “Business of Art” website, the New Orleans Review, and recently had a solo exhibition at Shanghai Art Space.

A reception with the artists will be held on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. This exhibit is open to the public. A series of talks by the artists will take place on consecutive Tuesdays in the art department, H904 (schedule below).

April 8: Exhibition Opening Reception with the artists present

April 15: TRACI J. MOLLOY “Beneath the Acne: Art, Activism, and Collaboration” at 3 p.m.

April 22: JENNY KRASNER “Made in China” at 3 p.m.

April 29: TENJIN IKEDA at 3 p.m.

Posted 04/08/2014

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