Refiguring the Future Conference: February 9-10, 2019
Day 1, Saturday, February 9: Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Day 2, Sunday, February 10: Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378
Refiguring the Future will open with a two-day conference that will convene 500 participants and provide space to build community, learn, and share ideas. Unpacking the key frameworks within the exhibition, the conference grapples with the marginalizing states of technology in order to propel us to envision formative futures.
The Refiguring the Future conference convenes an array of artists, educators, writers, and cultural strategists to envision a shared liberatory future by providing us with collective imaginings that move beyond and critique oppressive systems to offer alternative possibilities.
Keynotes speakers include: Simone Browne, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor,and Zach Blas. Featured participants include: micha cárdenas, Taeyoon Choi, Sofía Córdova, Jaskiran Dhillon, Kadija Ferryman, Shannon Finnegan, Anneli Goeller, Kathy High, shawné michaelain holloway, In Her Interior (Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini), Yo-Yo Lin, Maandeeq Mohamed, Rasheedah Phillips, Sofía Unanue, Alexander Weheliye, and Pinar Yoldas (list in formation).
The first day of the conference will consists of keynote presentations and panel discussions while the second day will feature a series of community-engaged programs and workshop sessions.
The Refiguring the Future conference is co-organized by Eyebeam/REFRESH Curatorial and Engagement Fellow, Lola Martinez, and REFRESH collective member Maandeeq Mohamed.
In an effort to keep the conference affordable for all participants we are offering a range of ticket options and we encourage you to purchase at whatever level works for you! All tickets are for general admission entry and cover activities across both venues as well as coffee, tea, and lunch on each day.
All Refiguring the Future event venues are accessible. For more information and updates, including contact information, please visit: www.eyebeam.org/rtf
Artist-led walkthrough with Josh Blackwell, Carrie Moyer, and Arlene Schechet followed by a closing reception with performance by Ariana van Gelder
Conversations on Acts of Art and Rebuttal
Friday, October 5, 2018, 1–6pm
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College North Building, 4th Floor
Entrance on the south side of 69th Street
between Park Ave. and Lexington Ave.
1pm | Welcome by Howard Singerman, Phyllis and Joseph Caroff Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, Hunter College
1:15pm | 1971 Art Students League: Richard Mayhew and Oakley N. Holmes, Jr. in conversation with Lisa Farrington
1:45pm | Statement by Cliff Joseph, read by LeRonn P. Brooks
2pm | Weusi Artist Collective: Dindga McCannon and Ademola Olugebefola in conversation with LeRonn P. Brooks
2:30 pm | Betty Blayton-Taylor discussing her work, from a film by Oakley N. Holmes, Jr., 1975
2:45pm | Abstraction: Richard Mayhew and Frank Wimberley in conversation with Lisa Corinne Davis
3:15pm | Vivian Browne discussing her work, from a film by Oakley N. Holmes, Jr., 1975
3:45pm | Where We At: Black Women Artists: Dindga McCannon in conversation with Lisa Farrington and Lisa Corinne Davis
4:15pm | Nigel Jackson and Acts of Art Gallery: James Denmark and Frank Wimberley in conversation with LeRonn P. Brooks
4:45pm | “Once in a While” by Benny Andrews, read by Tom Sleigh, Distinguished Professor in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing, Hunter College
5pm | Round table discussion: Rebuttal to the Whitney Museum Exhibition: Black Artists in Rebuttal
5:45pm | Audience Q&A
6pm | Closing remarks by Sarah Watson, Chief Curator, Hunter College Art Galleries
6:15-8pm | Reception at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, 132 E. 68th Street
For more information on "Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971"
please visit: https://www.leubsdorfgallery.org/calendar/rebuttal
with Joe Fyfe, Carrie Moyer, and Carl Palazzolo
Saturday, June 23, 3–6 PM
Thursday, June 21, 6–9PM, 205 Hudson Gallery
Thursday, June 21, 3–4:30 PM
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
Hunter College Spring 2018 MFA Thesis Show
205 Hudson Street Gallery (entrance on Canal St)
May 17th, 2018–June 2nd, 2018
Thursday, May 17th, 6–9pm
Paola Di Tolla
Todd (T. Eliott Mansa) Thomas
Andy Van Dinh
For more information please visit:
Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition Part I
April 19th, 2018–May 5th, 2018
April 19th, 6–9pm
Featuring the work of:
Hector René Membreno Canales
Becky Jane Rosen
For more information, please visit: