Barnard Alumna Kathleen Madden Edits Performa 13 Book

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2015 by dianacenterartists

Performa 13

The fifth volume in the acclaimed Performa series

Edited by Roselee Goldberg, Kathleen Madden. Foreword by Jens Hoffman.

Published to coincide with Performa 15, the 10th anniversary of the renowned performance art festival, this fifth volume in the acclaimed series by performance art historian RoseLee Goldberg documents the Performa 13 biennial, featuring projects from more than 120 of the leading artists working in performance today, in collaboration with more than 100 curators and arts institutions – works that broke down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design and the culinary arts. Participating Performa 13 artists included Pawel Althamer, Malik Gaines, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Subodh Gupta, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Christopher Knowles, Ryan McNamara, Alexandre Singh, C. Spencer Yeh and many others who premiered major new works.

Words Working, Working Words

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15, 2015 by dianacenterartists


Seasonal Interdisciplinary Conversations on Art, etc.

TWO ::: Words Working, Working Words

Monday, October 19, 2015

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Barnard College Diana Center

4th Floor, Louise McCagg Gallery

We hope you will join us on Monday, October 19 for a conversation with three individuals, a writer/programmer and two artists, who currently live and work in New York. 

Featuring Sadie Barnette, Jonathan Basile, and Keren Cytter

These three individuals use words as image, object, index, game, conquest, plaything, architecture, persona … the list could go on and on. The conversation will explore their approach to using and manipulating words in their respective practices. 
They will start by introducing themselves and their work to you, and then we will immediately open the floor for questions.

About this week’s guests:

SADIE BARNETTE is from Oakland, California. She received her BFA from CalArts in 2006, and her Masters in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, in 2012. Barnette was a 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence at Studio Museum in Harlem – where her work is currently on view. She has shown her work in venues including The Mistake Room, Self Help Graphics, Charlie James, and Papillion in Los Angeles, Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.

JONATHAN BASILE is a fiction writer, philosopher, and computer programmer. He has created an online universal library,, as well as a universal image archive ( He has written about his work in the Paris Review Daily and flavorwire.

KEREN CYTTER was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she has studied visual art in the Avni Institute of Art. In 2002 Cytter granted a scholarship from De Ateliers and has relocated to Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions and performances of Cytter’s work include Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015) Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2014), State of Concept, Athens (2014); Der Stachel des Skorpions, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2014), Institute Mathildeonhohe, Darmstadt, (2014); Where are we Now, 5th Marrakesh Biennial, (2014); Show Real Drama, Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London (2012); Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011); Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); X Initiative, New York (2009); CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2009).

Three Young Curators on Curating

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2015 by dianacenterartists

Three Young Curators on Curating
Monday, October 5, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Barnard College Diana Center
4th Floor, Louise McCagg Gallery

We hope you will join us on Monday, October 5 for a conversation with three young curators who currently live and work in New York.

Featuring Natalie Bell, Joseph Buckley, and Samuel Draxler.

These three individuals are part of an emerging generation of curators. They each have very different approaches to art and curatorship — professionally, intellectually, personally, and economically. They will start by introducing themselves to you, and then we will immediately open it up for questions.

NATALIE BELL is assistant curator at the New Museum. She has recently curated “Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits,” and co-curated “Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden” (2015), and “Here and Elsewhere” (2014). Before joining the New Museum, she was assistant curator for independent projects, including the Venice Biennale International Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace (2013). She holds an MA in philosophy from the Graduate Center and BA in philosophy from Barnard College.

JOSEPH BUCKLEY is an artist and curator based in born in the UK, but currently lives and works in New York, NY. Recent exhibitions include “Most Loathed” at 3401 Lee Street, Los Angeles, “A Small Group Show of American and British Artists” at SpaceSpace Gallery, Tokyo. Recent curation includes: “Partners” at Lima Zulu, London, “Contemporary Figuration” at Udstillingstedet Q, Copenhagen, “FUCK SAKE PART DEUX” at Mexico Project space, Leeds. Forthcoming curation includes “A British Art Show” at Meyohas, NYC. In 2015 Buckley, alongside artist Liv Preston, assumed control of ALATENTO.COM, an online repository of artist PDFs. Buckley holds a BA from Goldsmiths University in London and an MFA from the Sculpture Department of Yale School of Art.

SAMUEL DRAXLER is an artist, art historian, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Draxler is the co-founder and director of NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, and the co-director of La MaMa Galleria. Draxler graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude in 2012, where he earned honors in art history for his thesis on violence in the work of the collective artist Claire Fontaine. Draxler’s cultural writing has appeared in Avidly / The Los Angeles Review of Books, On-Verge, and Texte zur Kunst. Draxler’s most recent installation Buyout / Tragedy was commissioned for the exhibition Kingdom Paradise at the ACC Galerie Weimar, and will travel to the Städtische Museen Zittau in 2016. Upcoming curatorial projects include COLLAPSE (or, falling flat) at the Knockdown Center on October 3rd (with Max Steele, Lauren Bakst, Sara Grace Powell, and Caitlin Baucom), and Unwelcome Guest, a solo show of paintings by Zach Bruder with a series of performances at La MaMa Galleria in January 2016.

Megan Maquera at Harper’s Bazaar

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2015 by dianacenterartists

Megan Maquera BC ’14 art directed the first US edition of Harper’s Bazaar Art September issue!


Barnard Alumna Angel Chang presents her work to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2015 by dianacenterartists

Barnard alumna Angel Chang is a finalist of the Alliance for Artisans with a a project in China,
Angel Chang presented her work to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the launch of the Global Campaign for the Artisan Sector — an initiative created by @ArtisanAlliance @StateDept @AspenInstitute ‪#‎chooseartisan‬ ‪#‎artisan‬ ‪#‎ethical‬ fashion ‪#‎johnkerry


SAVE THE DATE: The Value of Food

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2015 by dianacenterartists


The Value of Food

St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave @112th Street

New York, NY 10025

October 6, 2015 – April 3, 2016

7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily

The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet is an art exhibition hosted by the Cathedral, in keeping with its long history of engagement with issues of social justice and the environment, support for the arts and community involvement. Curated by Barnard alumnae Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn, the exhibition will focus on food security, accessibility, and sustainability by bringing together artists who not only grapple with these issues, but also actively engage the audience. Installed in the bays and chapels inside the Cathedral, as well as throughout the gardens, the exhibition will be divided into seven thematic sections: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal, and Waste.

Participating Artists:

Suzanne Anker

Stefani Bardin

Anna-Sophie Berger

Pascal Bernier

Mike Bidlo

Matt Black

Mel Chin

Ines Doujak

Eating in Public

Coleen Fitzgibbon

Fallen Fruit

Fredericka Foster

Hunger Through My Lens

Nancy Hwang

Christian Jankowski

Robin Kahn

Alison Knowles

Larry Miller

Vik Muniz

Jan Mun

Peter Nadin

Naoto Nakagawa

Tom Otterness

Claire Pentecost

Alexis Rockman

Christy Rupp

Laura Stein

Tattfoo Tan

Nigel Van Wieck

Kara Walker

Linda Weintraub

Peter Lamborn Wilson

Lucid Gestures an Exhibition of Barnard Alumnae Artists

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2014 by dianacenterartists

D O N ‘ T  M I S S  L U C I D  G E S T U R E S

A N  E X H I B I T I O N

O F  B A R N A R D  A L U M N A E  A R T I S T S

On view October 24 THROUGH November 17

McCagg Gallery, the Diana Center, Barnard College

Opening Reception ON October 27, 6-9pm

Alumnae Show 2014

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