Case Studies: Behind-the-Scenes with Curators - Asian American Arts Alliance
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Case Studies: Behind-the-Scenes with Curators - Asian American Arts Alliance

What curatorial thinking goes on behind-the-scenes when visual arts practitioners plan exhibitions, special projects, and festivals? What aspects of personal identity come into play that frame a curator's point of view? What innovative approaches have they taken to expand the parameters of art-viewing through their projects, and how have they responded to today's social and political climate?

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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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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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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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