Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Access/Points Part 2 - Access/Points Roundtable: Disability Arts

Join us for a public convening and discussion at CUE. The roundtable will bring together artists and representatives from various art and social service organizations to share approaches to building institutions that serve disabled audiences and artists who are often excluded from mainstream art resources.

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Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Access/Points Part 3 - Let's Keep in Touch Presentation and Open Access Workshop

Artist Carmen Papalia and curator Whitney Mashburn will lead a public workshop on the topic of Open Access – a relational model for accessibility that Papalia produced in 2015. This event is ideal for museum educators, teaching artists, and socially-engaged arts professionals interested in the intersection of visual arts and disability.

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Access/Points Part 1 - Let's Keep in Touch Youth Workshop
Nov
12
12:30 PM12:30

Access/Points Part 1 - Let's Keep in Touch Youth Workshop

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Access/Points: Approaches to Disability Arts
Part 1: Let's Keep in Touch Youth Workshop
Sunday, November 12th, 2017, 12:30-3:30pm
Venue: Queens Museum

Let’s Keep in Touch (LKiT) is a multifaceted collaborative project which investigates tactility in the context of art via community dialogue, embodied learning, and the development of new critical practices and methodologies. Produced by Carmen Papalia and Whitney Mashburn in 2016, the project aims to set a precedent for tactile engagement and haptic criticism to become viable practices within contemporary art.

Offering a perspective that is traditionally underrepresented in art scholarship, youth participants are at the center of knowledge production in this iteration of LKiT.  This November, artist Carmen Papalia and curator Whitney Mashburn will lead a series of workshops with students at various schools in New York City.  Together with the youth, they will explore the topics of social accessibility and haptic criticism in relation to a collection of student-chosen belongings that hold significance to those involved. Considering non-visual and embodied approaches to learning, the group will assess the collection for tactile taxonomy and vocabulary while employing the critical methodology that Georgina Kleege, Lecturer in English at the University of California at Berkeley and author of  “Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller” (2006) and “Sight Unseen” (1999) - describes in her writings on tactility and museology.

The insights from this collaboration will culminate in a public presentation curated by Mashburn at the CUE Foundation in February 2018; in which objects used in the workshops will be on display alongside process documentation and youth-authored interpretation.


Carmen Papalia makes participatory, socially engaged projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, the art institution and visual culture. In early 2015, Papalia served as Artist-in-Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK and at the Model Contemporary Art Centre, Sligo, Ireland, where he assumed the role of Access Coordinator, making site specific interventions in response to the long history of disabling practices at each institution.

Whitney Mashburn is a Boston-based curator, currently collaborating on a project with Vancouver-based social practice artist, Carmen Papalia. She holds an M.A. in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute, an M.A. in Disability Studies and Counselor Education, and a B.A. in History of Art and Studio Art from Vanderbilt University. She has interned at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts as a curatorial research assistant, is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and has worked both in disability services offices and as a researcher and editor in art history in Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and Archives and in their History of Art department. Her current research investigates tactile aesthetics, accessibility, and the role of conversation in social practice and institutional critique.


Access/Points: Approaches to Disability Arts is a series of conversations, workshops, and artist projects that explores ability as the crux of radical inclusion and access in the arts and beyond. The series investigates the ways that artists, cultural producers, and institutions are redefining disability and accessibility in contemporary art by destabilizing our notions of neutral public spaces and arts organizations, and moving towards inclusive body politics and social infrastructures.

Organized by CUE's 2017 Public Programming Fellow, Jeff Kasper, in partnership with Social Practice Queens at Queens College CUNY.

Supported by the Queens Museum and Social Practice Queens at Queens College CUNY.

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Strange Attractors: Opening Presentations
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Strange Attractors: Opening Presentations

This is the opening event of Strange Attractors: Art, Science, and the Question of Convergence, a multi-format symposium. This event features presentations by art historian, James Elkins of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Elaine Reynolds, associate professor of biology and neuroscience at Lafayette College; and artist Matthew Ritchie. Refreshments will be served.

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Strange Attractors
Nov
4
to Nov 15

Strange Attractors

Strange Attractors: Art, Science, and the Question of Convergence. A multi-format symposium co-organized by CUE Art Foundation and Taney Roniger. 

With the current groundswell of interest in interdisciplinary thinking sweeping the arts and academia, the intersection of art and science is becoming increasingly promising terrain for many contemporary artists. Strange Attractors aims to investigate and critique this art-science alliance. 

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Anne Neely "Hidden in Plain Sight" Opening Reception
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Anne Neely "Hidden in Plain Sight" Opening Reception

CUE Art Foundation is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Anne Neely, curated by Sarah Sze. Titled Hidden in Plain Sight, the exhibition features a new series of paintings. Portrait-oriented and primarily small-scale, the works in this series represent a new direction for the artist—a shift in focus from the natural world to the deeply personal. 

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Jeremiah Barber: If Only My Own Person
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Jeremiah Barber: If Only My Own Person

A one-night performance by Jeremiah Barber. In this endurance work, set in complete darkness, the artist bounds horizontally into the air with a paper body replica. An occasional burst of light illuminates the apex of the jump, leaving the floating after-images of levitation attempts in the eyes of the audience.

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Artist/Admin: Collaboration
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Artist/Admin: Collaboration

This group discussion about collaboration will address how art and cultural institutions can mediate the perception of competition and work together towards a more equitable distribution of resources. 

This session of Artist/Admin is co-facilitated by Lisa Hoffman, Katherine Tom, and Kira Simon-Kennedy.

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Against Monoculture: Meg Onli on “Poetics and Politics”
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Against Monoculture: Meg Onli on “Poetics and Politics”

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

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Against Monoculture: Sarah Ross on “Working Through A Wall”
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Against Monoculture: Sarah Ross on “Working Through A Wall”

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

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Against Monoculture: Sreshta Rit Premnath on “The Artist as Editor”
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Against Monoculture: Sreshta Rit Premnath on “The Artist as Editor”

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

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Against Monoculture: Laurel Ptak on “The Art Institution as Medium”
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Against Monoculture: Laurel Ptak on “The Art Institution as Medium”

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

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Strength in Numbers: Equity and Cross-Racial Solidarity in NYC's Cultural Plan
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Strength in Numbers: Equity and Cross-Racial Solidarity in NYC's Cultural Plan

What does an inclusive and equitable NYC cultural landscape look like? How can artists of color and white allies work in solidarity to create better art worlds? What is the role of the Department of Cultural Affairs in making this happen? Join ‘artists of color bloc’ and Michelada Think Tank in talking through these issues. Grab a michelada, meet new colleagues, and engage in a discussion around actionable steps we can take to work towards racial equity and cross-racial solidarity in the arts.

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Against Monoculture: Nicholas Weist on “Doing Business in Shorts”
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Against Monoculture: Nicholas Weist on “Doing Business in Shorts”

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

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Open Calls Info Session
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Open Calls Info Session

 

Have questions about our Open Calls? Want tips for crafting an effective proposal? Come to CUE for an Open Calls Info Session! 

Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 PM.
RSVP is closed. This is event is at capacity.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MARCH 21st DUE TO THE BLIZZARD FORECAST.

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Artist/Admin
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Artist/Admin

In this session of Artist/Admin, we will share different ways to work simultaneously as both an artist and arts administrator. Topics covered will include organizing as artistic practice, efficient management of studio time, and balancing paid/unpaid, part-time/full-time, and permanent/temporary work. Artist/Admin is an intimate monthly meeting focused on workshopping new forms for the cultural institution. All artists and administrators are welcome to attend this mix between a support group, a skill-share, and a reading club.

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