We are heading into the new month taking in outdoor music and film screenings, checking out all the new blockbuster exhibitions on view, and enjoying that so many organizations adapt a summerly schedule enticing new ways to engage with art.
For those looking for a change, our jobs section this week highlights listings and sources in the curatorial, development, and editorial sectors. The summer is usually a slower period for most arts organization so generally, a smoother time to make that job transition. Also be sure to check out the Reads and Feeds section where you can dive into NYFA's article on differentiating worthwhile job posts from the fraudulent listings. For those of you with the opposite problem and nervously debating how to take that next step within your current organization, mark your calendar for June 27th. YPA NYC is partnering with ELNYA for Women in the Arts Mentorship Workshop: Negotiation, an intimate panel discussion and Q&A with Mara Manus (New York State Council on the Arts) and Pauline Willis (The American Federation of Arts) on negotiation strategies. (Register here). It should be a productive and informative night but space is limited so register now! Enjoy our round-up below and have an active week!
Read and Feeds: Words that Lingered
Study Claims 80.5% of Artists Represented by NYC’s Top 45 Galleries Are White, Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic; James Case-leal and his class of Cuny Guttman College students took on gender and race representation in a new study that looked at 45 Chelsea galleries. What they found is not too surprising; 80% of represented artists are white and 70% are male. They also breakdown MFAs versus BFAs and look into age.
Can contemporary art help revitalize rural America? Patrick Sisson, Curbed; The colossal art haven tucked away just a few hours north of NYC, Mass MoCA just received a $65 million expansion. This article looks at what this boost in space means for the local economy and perhaps faith in rural American arts.
The Artist's Artist: A Rauschenberg Symposium, Mary Reid Kelley, Jessica Stockholder, Matt Saunders, Rochelle Feinstein, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Gedi Sibony, Art in America; Top critics take on Rauschenberg's expansive retrospective on view at the Museum of Modern Art through September. From his infamous Erased de Kooning to the delightful splatter of Mud Muse, this exhibit offers iconic works from all stages of his career.
9 Ways Museums Can Engage the Creative Class, Michael Phillips Moskowitz, Artsy; Moskowitz, a member of the New Museum’s NEW INC initiative advisory council, presents a range of ideas from partnering with design agencies, vesting gifts, and ramping up educational offerings, to help museums grow and reach new audiences. Just a few of these goals could help organizations reach real gains.
It Will Cost 25% of the NEA and NEH’s 2017 Budget Just to Shut Them Down, Eileen Kinsella & Julia Halperin, Artnet; We had a feeling the NEA was not out of the woods quite yet. Looks like the new administration is still looking into shutting down both the arts and humanities organizations in the 2018 fiscal year. A look at the cost of this and how that would unfold over on Artnet.
Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Job Listings, Molly Martin, nyfacurrent.org; Part of NYFA's Creative Careers series, Martin highlights ways to decipher job listings to ensure you are applying for a job that is legitimate and won't hurt you or your finances in the future. (Hey, there are horror stories out there). Sort the good from the bad with this guide and happy hunting!
This Week Around Town
TUESDAY JUNE 6
Summer Garden Concert
A stroll through the museum, upbeat music from Frank Hendricks and Bob Conroy of STOUT, and beverages on the lawn - sounds like a worthy way to kick off the summer season.
6:00-9:15pm; Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E. 61st St.; $15
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7
Artist’s Choice: Summer Rooftop Film Series
Interdisciplinary artist Matthew Day Jackson presents a special screening of a film of his choice not yet disclosed by the gallery. If the weather is anything like this weekend, this sounds like a great way to wind down to a surprise film with a backdrop of the city.
7:30pm; 548 West 22nd Street, Chelsea; Free with reservation
KEEP OUT: Immigration, Discrimination, and National Security
A panel headed by attorney Lee Gelernt of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project who presented the first challenge to the first executive order on immigration will discuss the recent turbulent turn immigration in the country has taken within the last six months.
6:30-8:00pm; Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn; $10
THURSDAY JUNE 8
Photography Expanded: Collaborative Approaches to Creative Documentary Practice hosted by Magnum Foundation
This one day symposium promises a day of exploring authorship, collectivity, and collaboration through an exchange of artist conversations and presentations from an exciting list of makers that includes Morehshin Allahyari, Eric Gottesman, Susan Meiselas and Zoe Strauss. The day is free to attend just register in advance.
9:30am - 5:30pm, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, NYC; Free with registration
FRIDAY JUNE 9
A Conversation with Master of None
Aziz Ansari, creator of our latest Netflix binge obsession will be in conversation with his counterpart Alan Yang and cast member Lena Waithe. The event is sold out but tickets are still available for the second screening space.
6:30pm; The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, New York
SATURDAY JUNE 10
A Supple Perimeter an exhibition by Kameelah Janan Rasheed at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
Visit Brooklyn based activist-artist Kemeelah Janan Rasheed's evolving installation that includes her interdisciplinary practice in a piece that "interrogates how we read, write, consume, and distribute histories of Black folks." Governors Island is a host to a handful of exhibitions over the summer so pack a lunch and make a day of it.
12-5pm, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; Governors Island