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04/20/17 – 05/14/17 DIAP MFA Thesis exhibitions and events

2017 Thesis projects by: Jean Carla Rodea, Burcin Ayebe, Priyanka Dasgupta, Erik Sanner, Jennifer Seastone, Bingying (Emma) Yi

Bingying (Emma) Yi
Thesis show “Masks Inside” Saturday, April 29th, 6pm at Cloud Gallery! There will be free food and drinks served, sponsored by Nippon Cha!
The show will be on view through May 6th, 5 – 7 pm daily. The gallery is closed on Sunday.

Cloud Gallery is located in TriBeCa, close to 1/2/3 train at Chamber St station. The address is 66 West Broadway, New York, NY 10007. Tel: 212-619-2180.

Jennifer Seastone
“Jeans from an Old Show” thesis exhibition / performance with artist talks at the Uncanny Valley on May 6, 7, 13, or 14 from 1-6:30.
Reception on May 7th at 4pm.

Uncanny Valley is located in Williamsburg at 147 Manhattan Avenue, ground floor.
L train to Montrose Avenue Station. // G train to Broadway Station. // J/M train to Lorimer Station.

Erik Sanner
Martian Tea Room Installation, exhibition, performance and panel discussion. 03/17/17 – 05/02/17 various times

Tea has a long and complicated history on Earth. Tea has been used as a meditative aid and as an instrument of colonial subjugation. As tea makes its way to Mars, it remains a medium through which we express both the most wonderful and terrible aspects of human culture. Must Mars become Earth 2.0, or in a new context can we do better?
Martian Tea believes we can, and we invite the public to join in the conversation.
First Prototype Mars Tea Room
Anderson Contemporary, 180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038

Priyanka Dasgupta
Where straight lines fall” Multi-media Installation (Video, Sculpture, Audio and Performance) exhibited from April 28 – May 12 on the 5th floor of CCNY’s Cohen library inside the Archives Gallery. Reception May 11, 5-7pm.
Where Straight Lines Fail, derives from the lost histories of South Asian sailors, who, in the late 19th and early 20th century, married into the Black and Latino communities in Harlem, and passed as Black, in order to escape deportation and circumvent the harsh laws against Asian immigrants in the US at the time. The work confronts some of the more reductive, divisive strategies of contemporary culture, where the public is repeatedly categorized, divided and restrained by their nationality or geographical location. This confrontation, through expanding the historical understanding of the social practice of “passing” as white, with the complexities of lived experiences, informs contemporary discourse on race, desire and privilege, challenging the relevance of binary driven strategies in an increasingly cross-cultural, cross-gendered, multi-racial and global society.

Jean Carla Rodea
Nine Easy Steps Toward Oblivion” is a multimedia installation composed of nine sculptures that also function as containers for a subset of objects (video, sound, photographs, clay sculptures, textiles, two books, and three flags). The installation can be further activated by scheduled performances by the artist. The work invites to question various meanings of individual and collective identity–– a complicated and unclear concept that spans from national, ethnic, gender, and state identities.
Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive 7th Fl, NY NY 10031.   Gallery hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Performance dates:
Tuesday May 2nd: at 4:00 pm
Wednesday May 3rd: at noon, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
+++Opening Reception from 5:30 to 8:30+++
Thursday May 4th: at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Friday May 5th: at noon, Saturday May 6th: Special Activity +++Bordando para la Memoria+++ , Monday May 8th: at 4:00 pm

Burcin Ayebe
Z-14: Replacing The Forgotten is a multi-media installation (video, Audio, Performance, Photography and Sculpture) one-night event.
Performance: Tuesday, May 9th (6.30pm)
313 Pulaski St, Brooklyn, NY 11206-7205, United States

Z-14: Replacing The Forgotten investigates betweenness through the notions of immigration and exile; it questions the connections between memory, place and self. By drawing upon displacement, it exposes the connection to a native place by the politics of the body and aims to repair the forgotten image of a memory, which is collective and individual.

The temporal community Z-14: Replacing The Forgotten creates suggests a new space of conversation for notions of immigration via the manifestation of the moving body.