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Creative Writing Workshop in Prose

Porochista Khakpour

This class will explore the short story and the personal essay—the diminutive siblings of the novel and the memoir—and their relationships to each other. We will discuss issues of prose conception and creation and explore the seemingly opposing modes of fiction and nonfiction. We will examine the role of recreation and fabrication in narratives based on our “real lives” just as we will tackle how to best serve fictions with the stuff of our own personal experience.

Thursdays 7 - 9pm
Jan. 30 - May 1 / January 2014

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Painting Critique

Nicole Wittenberg

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This course will meet every Monday to critique the work of three to five students per week with a guest critic present. Students will hang/install their work, and can select the date they go based on who they would like their guest critic to be. This course will meet weekly for 14 weeks.

Mondays 7 - 9pm
Jan. 27 - May 5 / January 2014

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Chat Room III

Sean J Patrick Carney

Chat Room is an invitation and application-based, 3-month long, 12 class course that focuses on one topic a week relevant to contemporary art and/or media theory through readings and discussion. Chat Room takes place IRL in NYC. Every class will feature a guest participant who wrote the reading of the week. Each class will also feature discussions about the work of the class's participants. Individuals will sign up in advance to have their work discussed on days of their choosing, with guests of their choosing. Classes will last and hour and a half with a 10 minute break halfway between.

Sundays 6 - 8pm
Feb. 9 - May 3 / February 2014

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Object Lessons

Jarrett Earnest

Runs Jan. 26 - May 11

First class info + reading

Sunday afternoon interviews with visiting guests, focusing on an artwork important to them. We will discuss painting, sculpture, performance, literature, poetry, and music as interconnected ways of thinking and being in the world. For instance, nightlife darling Juliana Huxtable will talk about the 19th-century hermaphrodite's memoir Herculine Barbin, while iconic abstract painter Dorothea Rockburne will discuss composer Carlo Gesualdo and his radical madrigals. As such, students should be interested in larger interdisciplinary issues of art, and come to class prepared for discussion.

Materials will be available online in advance, a book or screening each week.

Sundays 3 - 5 pm
Jan. 26 - May 11 / January 2014

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Film/Video Critique: Image Employment

Aily Nash & Andrew Norman Wilson

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Film/Video Critique: Image Employment explores the moving image as a tool to investigate various means of contemporary production, labor, and employment. The course considers a broad range of practices from documentary filmmaking, video art, and motion graphics. Students examine the formal and conceptual qualities of film and video and learn how contemporary artists are exploring today’s modes of production. The class will consist of short screenings, discussion of readings, and students will be encouraged to produce work related to the presented topics. Work can take the form of research, text, a film or video, a presentation etc.

Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm
Feb. 4 - May 6 / February 2014

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West Side Story

Peter Zohore

http://brucesidestory.tumblr.com/

In addition to the regularly scheduled programming we’ve decided to offer what I like to think of as an extra-curricular activity. We are excited to announce that this semester we will be putting on a production of West Side Story the Musical! Originally performed in 1957 West Side Story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette set in New York City. It is the story of two young idealistic lovers find who themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. We watch them as they sing and dance their way through dealing with issues of race, identity, prejudice, violence, labor, poverty, sexuality, grief, loss and even gentrification!

/ February 2014

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Performance Critique

Joe Kay

This is primarily a critique group wherein students and guests will unpack performances, experiments, and presentations. Participants wishing to present or perform will be paired with a manager/producer (a classmate or guest.)

Fridays 7 - 9pm
Jan. 31 - May 9 / January 2014

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Sculpture Critique

Ruba Katrib

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This course examines contemporary sculpture through the concept of criticism.  Critique will be enacted and examined as a site of discourse that highlights particular questions around the production and reception of sculpture as an ever expanding mode of contemporary art practice; while also noting the semantic openings and limitations that arise when we discuss ideas around sculpture today. 

Saturdays 3 - 5pm* see below
Feb. 5 - May 10 / February 2014

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