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6:30PM - 7:30PM Jan 19, 2018

Raha Raissnia: Film-Performance

with Panagiotis Mavridis

Raha Raissnia, //Canto 10//, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Canto 10//, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Canto 10//, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Raha Raissnia, Canto 10, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.


Tickets are SOLD OUT. There will be limited availability at the door on Friday, January 19.

Raha has a second film-performance on Friday, February 2 at 6:30pm. Musician Charles Curtis will perform Freeway I. Tickets $10 via Eventbrite

To accompany Raha Raissnia: Alluvius, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Iranian-American artist Raha Raissnia, The Drawing Center will organize two live film-performances. For each program, the artist will interpolate multiple projections, including hand-painted slides and films, to create a flickering hybrid sequence.

For the January 19th event, Raissnia and the artist and musician Panagiotis Mavridis will perform Nadir 2 (2016).

Raha Raissnia, Canto 10, 2017. Graphite and acrylic medium on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Jan 23, 2018

Susan York in conversation with John Yau

Susan York, Installation view of //Foundation//, The Drawing Center, 2017–18. Susan York, Installation view of //Foundation//, The Drawing Center, 2017–18. Susan York, Installation view of //Foundation//, The Drawing Center, 2017–18.

Susan York, Installation view of Foundation, The Drawing Center, 2017–18.

John Yau, Professor of Critical Studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, joins Susan York to discuss Susan York: Foundation, the artist's long-term installation presented in the Lab Corridor at The Drawing Center.


Tickets $5 via Eventbrite here

6:30PM - 7:30PM Feb 02, 2018

Raha Raissnia: Film-Performance

with Charles Curtis

Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 2//, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 2//, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Raha Raissnia, //Alluvius 2//, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 2, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

To accompany Raha Raissnia: Alluvius, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Iranian-American artist Raha Raissnia, The Drawing Center will organize two live film-performances. For each program, the artist will interpolate multiple projections, including hand-painted slides and films, to create a flickering hybrid sequence.

For the February 2nd event, Raissnia and musician Charles Curtis will perform Freeway I (2005-2008)

Tickets $10 via Eventbrite

Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 2, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

6:00PM Feb 24, 2018

Conversation

between Torkwase Dyson and Christina Sharpe

Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017. Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017. Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017.

Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017.

Conversation between Torkwase Dyson and Christina Sharpe in conjunction with Winter Term 2018
RSVP via Eventbrite available Monday, January 22, 2018.


Winter Term: Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice
The Drawing Center invited artist Torkwase Dyson to create an installation and organize a two-week series of classes, discussions, and formal experiments developed from her incipient project the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice—named for Jamaican writer Sylvia Wynter and American Civil Rights leader Ida B. Wells. The School will present an experimental curriculum employing techniques culled from the visual arts as well as design theories of geography, infrastructure, engineering, and architecture to initiate dialogue about geographic genealogy in an era of global crisis due to human-induced climate change. Drawings and sculptures by Dyson will be on view throughout the program’s run and Dyson will be present during select “office hours” to discuss her work and the school with the public.

Christina Sharpe is a Professor at Tufts University in the Department of English, and the programs in Africana; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has authored In the Wake: On Blackness and Being and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2016; 2010).

Torkwase Dyson (b. Chicago) is an artist based in New York whose practice draws on her interest in abstraction, social architecture, and environmental justice. She began engaging social architecture through her project Studio South Zero (2014–ongoing), a mobile studio that relies on solar power and supports multidisciplinary artmaking.

6:00PM Mar 01, 2018

Panel Discussion

with Ekene Ijeoma, Ron Morrison, and Mabel O. Wilson. Moderated by Rujeko Hockley

Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017. Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017. Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017.

Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017.

Panel discussion with Ekene Ijeoma, Ron Morrison, and Mabel O. Wilson. Moderated by Rujeko Hockley in conjunction with Winter Term 2018
RSVP via Eventbrite available Monday, January 22, 2018.


Winter Term: Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice
The Drawing Center invited artist Torkwase Dyson to create an installation and organize a two-week series of classes, discussions, and formal experiments developed from her incipient project the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice—named for Jamaican writer Sylvia Wynter and American Civil Rights leader Ida B. Wells. The School will present an experimental curriculum employing techniques culled from the visual arts as well as design theories of geography, infrastructure, engineering, and architecture to initiate dialogue about geographic genealogy in an era of global crisis due to human-induced climate change. Drawings and sculptures by Dyson will be on view throughout the program’s run and Dyson will be present during select “office hours” to discuss her work and the school with the public.

Rujeko Hockley is an assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is co-curator of the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Additional projects at the Whitney include Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined (2017) and An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017 (2017).

Ekene Ijeoma is an artist, designer, and fellow at The Kennedy Center and Urban Designer Forum, and visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ron Morrison is a designer, artist, and urbanist. He has been a collaborator with design teams that implemented projects in New Orleans, Ghana, Colombia, Ethiopia, New York, and Venice and has had work featured in AIA New York, the UN World Urban Forum, and the Tribeca Film Festival. He teaches in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design.

Mabel O. Wilson is Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research. She is author of Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (University of California Press, 2012).

6:00PM - 8:00PM Mar 09, 2018

Closing Reception

Winter Term 2018: Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice

Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017. Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017. Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017.

Torkwase Dyson working in her faculty studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2017.

Please join us for the closing reception of Winter Term 2018 Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice.

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