Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison

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Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE

Please join CUE Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm for a public walk-through of Making A Stationary Rain On The North Pacific Ocean with artist Mo Kong and curator Steffani Jemison. Blurring fact and fiction, art and science, truth and near-truth, the artist turns the gallery into an immersive installation exploring a not-so-distant future in which China and the United States are in the midst of a political Cold War, echoed externally by an atmospheric antagonism rendered by climate change that has turned China and the U.S. into the hot and cold centers of the world.

Kong and Jemison will be available for questions after the walk-through.

Mo Kong is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher born and raised in Shanxi, China, and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had solo exhibitions at Artericambi Gallery, Verona and Chashama, NY, and his work has been included in exhibitions at the Queens Museum, NY, and the RISD Museum, RI. He has participated in fellowships and residencies at the Triangle Arts Association, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MASS MoCA Studio Residency, the Vermont Studio Center, Gibney Performance Center, and Chashama. His work was featured in the book Brand New Art from China by Barbara Pollack and has been reviewed by Hyperallergic, the Wall Street International, The Round, and more.

Steffani Jemison’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including MASS MoCA, Nottingham Contemporary, Jeu de Paume, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Drawing Center, LAXART, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. Her work is in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Kadist. Jemison has completed many artist residencies and fellowships, including the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University, Rauschenberg Residency, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Studio Museum in Harlem AIR, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Jemison holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University New Brunswick.

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May
18
4:00 PM16:00

The Persistence of Memory: an exhibition by the CUE Teen Collective Opening Reception

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The Persistence of Memory: an exhibition by the CUE Teen Collective
Opening Reception
Saturday, May 18, 2019
4-6:30 PM

CUE Art Foundation is proud to announce the second annual CUE Teen Collective final exhibition. Entitled The Persistence of Memory, this thematic group exhibition features work by 23 teen artists from the 2018-19 CTC cohort. Asked to explore the concepts of memory and nostalgia, the teens responded in myriad forms including painting, mixed-media pieces, installations, and video work. The work presented in The Persistence of Memory explores many facets of remembrance, including commemorative pieces that celebrate past guardians and caregivers, painting series that highlight the significance of food to cultural memory, profound childhood recollections reproduced on canvas, images of places or journeys that provoke nostalgia, explorations of the purpose of collective memory, and work that recalls experiences of personal growth and loss. This exhibition showcases the efforts of the CUE Teen Collective, and marks the conclusion of their time in the collective over the 2018-2019 term.

The Persistence of Memory will be on view from May 18 – 23, 2019.

Gallery hours:
Saturday, May 18: 10am - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 21: 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday, May 22: 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday, May 23: 10am - 4:30pm

Find out more information about the CUE Teen Collective here.

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Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum Curatorial Walk-through
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum Curatorial Walk-through

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Installation View of Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum

Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum Curatorial Walk-through
With curators Mira Dayal and Simon Wu
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7pm - 8pm
FREE


Please join CUE for a public walkthrough of Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum with curators Mira Dayal and Simon Wu on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm, during the final week of the exhibition. The curators will be available for questions after the walkthrough.

Formula 1 features work by Nikita Gale, Laurie Kang, and Amanda Turner Pohan. The curatorial premise began with a public invitation to submit formulas for “successful” works of contemporary art. For Formula 1, each artist produced new work partially in response to selected formulas from the call and partially as continuations of their past investigations.

 

#2: Goopy material + detritus + render-y still-life arrangement = new-agey post-capitalist commentary on waste/ecology

#5: personal data + visualization + surveillance society = abstract 2-d work

#10: Science + identity politics + live element = contemporary art

#43: (Artist Collaborators +/- Non-Artist Specialists +/- Non-Artist Non-Specialists) + Content from Multiple Diverse Disciplines + Performativity + An Institutional Frame = Artworks That Establish Both An Environment And A Logic of Relation To A Newly Self-Constituted Audience And By Opening Such A Space Hasten The Dissolution of Compromised Modes of Understanding

#51: architectural tools + collected ecological detritus = ecosystem-like sculpture

#68: v1 = source code; v2 = fragrance; v3 = prosthesis; v4 = time, sum = a body,
or approximation thereof

Step 1: Start
Step 2: Declare the variables v1, v2, v3, v4, and sum
Step 3: Divide v1 by v2, add to v3 multiplied by v4, and assign the result to sum,
i.e. sum = (v1/v2) + (v3*v4)
Step 4: Display sum
Step 5: Stop

Figure 1. Formulas 2, 5, 10, 43, 51, and 68. Contributions from Seb Choe, Tyler Bohm, Rosary Solimanto, Nicholas Knight, Eleonor Botoman, and Amanda Turner Pohan.

 

The works that Gale, Kang, and Pohan proposed in response to these material relations help us reconceive of the relationships between the body, the self, and its containment. Gale, Kang, and Pohan pull this material and conceptual vocabulary apart to articulate a conception of the body, of flesh, as something adjacent to, possessed by, or absent from architectural, bureaucratic, and technological structures.

Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum is on view at CUE through May 8.

Mira Dayal is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Art Criticism, co-curator of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, and an assistant editor at Artforum. Her recent curatorial projects have included “Captions from and toward Correspondence” at SOHO20, Brooklyn; “rehearsal” at Crush Curatorial, Amagansett (co-curator); and “Consensus is an agreement between sense and sense” at 5-50 Gallery, Queens. Past exhibitions of her studio work include “Anagen” at Lubov, New York; “Object Intimacies” at NURTUREart, Brooklyn; “Material Metaphors” at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn; and “Volley” at Abrons Art Center, New York. She was recently in residence with Art in General in Brooklyn and previously in residence with A.I.R. Gallery on Governor’s Island. Her studio practice is concerned with language and materiality, structures and the body; she often works collaboratively.

Simon Wu is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Program Coordinator for the Racial Imaginary Institute and a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

Nikita Gale is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. She holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned her MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale’s practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects, or classes of objects and the ways these objects gesture towards very specific social and political histories. She uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems.

Laurie Kang is an artist living in Toronto. Kang has exhibited internationally at Interstate Projects and Topless, New York; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Cooper Cole, 8-11, The Loon, Gallery TPW, and Franz Kaka, Toronto; L’inconnue, Montreal; Carl Louie, London; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw; Raster Gallery, Warsaw; Camera Austria, Graz; and Tag Team, Bergen. She was recently artist-in-residence at Rupert, Vilnius; Tag Team, Bergen; The Banff Centre, Alberta; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Amanda Turner Pohan’s work examines the slippage between digital and physical embodiment, using the body’s complicated relationship to technology as source material. Installations featuring sculpture, scent, sound, video, and performance attempt to unpack the definition of gender as well as the definition of a body—what it is to be assigned or assumed, blurring the physical and conceptual limitations of each. If our electronic devices and online identities are extensions of the self, what do they nevertheless demand or inhibit, what do they make available to the senses, and what do they allow or deny the body?

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En Vivo y En Directo
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

En Vivo y En Directo

Camilo Godoy will transform CUE into a television studio to host and live broadcast a news variety show during the course of his solo exhibition, En Vivo y En Directo. Also titled En Vivo y En Directo, this broadcast will bring together artists, writers, performers, and activists to perform and discuss news stories, historical events, and political issues in a multitude of languages and mediums.

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Relevant Content II: A panel presentation and discussion on design
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Relevant Content II: A panel presentation and discussion on design

Relevant Content is a series of workshops for artists, curators, and designers that challenges participants’ understanding of the role of design in the development of artistic narrative. For the second event in the Relevant Content series, Joshua Hauth, Eva Bochem-Shur, Erik Freer, and Simon Wu will meet to discuss spatial and contextual thinking, documentation and editing, professional presentation, and the convergence of design and artistic practices.

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En Vivo y En Directo
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

En Vivo y En Directo

Camilo Godoy will transform CUE into a television studio to host and live broadcast a news variety show during the course of his solo exhibition, En Vivo y En Directo. Also titled En Vivo y En Directo, this broadcast will bring together artists, writers, performers, and activists to perform and discuss news stories, historical events, and political issues in a multitude of languages and mediums.

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Get Paid: Wage and Benefits Negotiation for Cultural Workers
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Get Paid: Wage and Benefits Negotiation for Cultural Workers

Are you tired of feeling underpaid and undervalued? Ready to ask for a raise but not sure how? Looking for other ways to avoid burnout? This workshop will discuss steps to take toward thriving and give participants time and space to reflect on their current situation and strategize an approach that works for their context.

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Cal Siegel: I am the box no roof can cover Closing Party and Reading
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Cal Siegel: I am the box no roof can cover Closing Party and Reading

Please join us for a closing party and reading for Cal Siegel: I am the box no roof can cover. April Freely, poet, essayist, and author of the accompanying exhibition catalogue essay "First There’s Play, Then There’s Trouble,” will read new work; and artist Chris Domenick will read from a poem made from rubbings taken all over the United States.

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Again...The Lumpen-Headache
Dec
15
2:30 PM14:30

Again...The Lumpen-Headache

Participants in “Again…The Lumpen Headache” will be enlisted in the analysis and co-recreation of a set of meetings that marked the end of the art journal The Fox along with the New York section of the artist collective Art & Language in 1976, taking part in the conversations as one of the interlocutors and actively contributing towards the staging of a group reading.

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Release Celebration: The Book of Everyday Instruction by Chloë Bass
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Release Celebration: The Book of Everyday Instruction by Chloë Bass

Join the Operating System and CUE Art Foundation for a very special evening celebrating the release of The Book of Everyday Instruction by artist Chloë Bass. Hosted by OS Creative Director and Founder, Elæ Maga [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson], with performances/readings from the artist, Bill Dietz, and other special guests TBA!

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Relevant Content: A workshop on design thinking for artists + curators
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Relevant Content: A workshop on design thinking for artists + curators

Relevant Content is a free workshop for artists and curators that challenges participants’ understanding of the role of design in the development of artistic narrative. From individual to institutional levels of engagement, we will examine how design works in an art context by looking at individual artworks, website and catalogue production, and exhibition design.

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Righteous Rage: Using Anger as a Tool to Fuel Equity in Arts Management

During this workshop, Monica Montgomery and Janelle Naomi Rouse will explore a variety of strategies to fuel our contentious feelings around arts administration, to cultivate empathy, advocate action, and speak out against pervasive narratives of injustice in the cultural institutions we work in and around.

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Open Call: Formula 1
Sep
15
12:00 AM00:00

Open Call: Formula 1

CUE Curatorial Fellows Simon Wu and Mira Dayal have extended the open call to artists, curators, thinkers, and cultural producers to submit formulas for successful works of contemporary art. Selected formulas will be used to commission an exhibition of new work, entitled Formula 1, at CUE Art Foundation this spring. Submit your formula here by September 15th, 2018. 

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TRANSPARENCY Opening Reception
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

TRANSPARENCY Opening Reception

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Join us on August 2 to celebrate the opening of the second annual Joan Mitchell Foundation Alumni Council Exhibition, hosted by CUE Art Foundation. Entitled TRANSPARENCY, this exhibition features work by 15 artists who are alumni of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Art Education Program. Alumni were challenged to consider the theme of "transparency," traversing the many meanings of the word, and contribute work within the theme that highlights their talents and pushes the bounds of their practices as young artists. The resulting exhibition ranges in content from interpersonal intimacy to sociopolitical tragedy. 

On view:
August 2–17, 2018
CUE Art Foundation, 137 West 25th Street, NYC

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday
10am–5:30pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 2
6:00–8:00pm 

Closing Reception
and Artist Talk:

Friday, August 17
5:00–8:00pm 

Exhibiting artists:

Luis Cuesta
Darren Dempster
Nicky Draven
Joseph Gonzalez
Amari “Mars” Jones
Megan Pasko
Auden Price-Dillon
Noelani Renderos
Kevin Rijo
Angelica Santiago
Alannah Sears
Sada Spence
Lobsang Tsewang
Nicolas Umpierrez
Jennifer Villa


 

About the Joan Mitchell Foundation

The Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the life of abstract artist Joan Mitchell by expanding awareness of her pioneering work and fulfilling her wish to support and provide opportunities for visual artists. Through grants, residencies, and related initiatives, the Foundation advances the work of today's artists and amplifies their essential contributions to communities around the world.
 
The Foundation's grant programs include the Painters & Sculptors Grants, Emerging Artist Grants, and Emergency Grants, all of which provide recipients with unrestricted funds. Its New Orleans-based Joan Mitchell Center hosts residencies for national and local artists, as well as public programs such as artist talks and open studio events that encourage dialogue and exchange with the local community. The Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative provides free and essential resources to help artists of all ages organize, document, and manage their artworks and careers. Together, these programs, along with additional professional support services, actively engage with working artists as they develop and expand their practices. Learn more at joanmitchellfoundation.org.


About the JMF Alumni Council

The Joan Mitchell Foundation Alumni Council is a program for former Art Education Program (AEP) alumni artists between the ages of 18-25, who are seeking professional development and community involvement. The program brings together young adult alumni to provide fellow alumni participants and partnering organizations an engaging community experience, which is geared to develop, support, and encourage young aspiring artists to express their artistic voice. The program creates a leadership venue for the Foundation's AEP alumni and provides an opportunity for empowering young artists to develop a creative and supportive networking community.

 

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