New York Arts Practicum visits Chelsea Galleries

Friday we visited Lize Mogel‘s apartment studio/office in Fort Greene, and then headed to Chelsea. Lize discussed maps, institutional power, and the role of the artist seeking change. As preparation for our trip to Chelsea, Lize showed the participants her Economy of the Art World diagrams.

Sobered a bit, we set off for Chelsea. First we went to Postmasters, where Magda Sawon talked to us about Holly Zausner’s show. We checked in on David Horvitz’s Life. Drawing. at the Kitchen; the participants will be doing a drawing session with David (who is a Mentor int he program) next week, and David requested they see the piece before the session. We popped in at David Zwirner to discuss different types of galleries, and the ways that galleries are becoming memorials for dead objects in much the same way museums already have been (Gagosian was closed for installation, so couldn’t go there…) We stopped in at Bitforms, where Steve Sacks showed us new work in their project space. After stopping by Printed Matter, we headed up to Stadium where curator Artie Veirkant, and Assistant Director┬áLauren Christiansen walked us through their In Post show.

Lize Mogel shows us maps

Lize Mogel shows New York Arts Practicum participants maps of power before we head to Chelsea


Excellent visit with Magda Sawon at Postmasters

Excellent visit with Magda Sawon at Postmasters


Curator talk from Artie Vierkant at Stadium for New York Arts Practicum

Curator talk from Artie Vierkant at Stadium. He is standing in front of a Chris Coy sculpture.

Two Busy Weeks!

The New York Arts Practicum is coming to the end of week 2. Everyone has been working in their apprenticeships with their mentor artists. The participants are currently working on their first pieces for critique next week with Jen Liu.

Last week as part of our orientation, we visited MoMA, shared a meal, shared work in a Pecha Kucha, went to openings in Chelsea, took a street art walk through Chelsea, Soho, LES, and Bushwick led by Matt Levy, visited Open Studios at Eyebeam, and had a curators talk from Amanda McDonald Crowley at her show Our Haus at the Austrian Cultural Forum.

This week we had seminar with Trevor Paglen, who showed us work, and lead us in a conversation, we had a seminar with Penelope Umbrico, who showed us new work, and talked about appropriation. Tomorrow we will have a studio visit with Lize Mogel, head to Chelsea for galleries, and end the day with a curators talk from Artie Vierkant at Stadium, NY.

Some documentation is below:


Matt Levy points out the hand painting on this Clownsoldier wheatpaste



Participants explore this narrative object by Time’s Up in the Our Haus exhibition


New York Arts Practicum visit with Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico shows participants mockups for planned work on her computer