Events

TUESDAY, February 12

8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Pre-Conference Symposium
Sang Sacré: Conflicting Associations in French Art
Organized by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA)
Pratt Institute
144 West 14th Street (Map)
Registration required. Limit: 90

To register, please visit ASCHA’s website: http:// christianityhistoryart.org.

Directions: Take the 1, 2, or 3 train to 14th Street.


6:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Hands On
New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street (Map)
Free and open to the public but seating may be limited.

Svetlana Alpers, art historian; David Rosand, Columbia University; and Robert Storr, Yale University, will discuss the connections between making art and writing about art. Moderated by David Cohen, artcritical.com

Hands On is presented in conjunction with The Eye Is Part of the Mind: Drawings from Life and Art by Leo Steinberg, an exhibition of drawings by the late, distinguished art historian, held in the New York Studio School Main Gallery from January 31–March 9, 2013.

Directions: Take B, D, F, or M from Rockefeller Center (47th-50th Streets) to West 4th/Washington Square Station.


WEDNESDAY, February 13

12:30 AM–2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
OS.XXI: Art’s Digital Future
Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street (Map)
Welcome to all CAA members.

Presented by the PhD Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Directions: Take N/R from 57th Street/7th Avenue station to 34th Street/Herald Square. Walk one block east to 5th Avenue.


1:00–2:00 PM
Workshop by the American Institute for Conservation
Learning to Look: Nineteenth Century American Paintings
American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (Map)
Limited to 12 participants. Preregistration required; email Rebecca Rushfield at wittert@juno.com.

Led by independent conservators Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, and Dorothy Mahon, Elizabeth Kornhauser, and Carrie Rebora Barratt of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the workshop will discuss the material aspects of nineteenth-century American paintings


5:30–7:00 PM
CAA Convocation and Awards Presentation
East Ballroom, Third Floor, Hilton New York (Map)
Free and open to the public.

Presentation of CAA Awards, Anne Collins Goodyear, CAA President
Keynote Address: Robert Storr, Yale University


7:00–9:00 PM
CAA Reception
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) (Map)
Member Price: $40
Nonmember Price: $55
Ticket required for admission. Limited availability. Tickets will not be sold at the museum.

Attendees will have a preview of Gutai: Splendid Playground, the first North American exhibition devoted to Gutai, the influential artistic collective in postwar Japan, and one of the most important avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s.

Directions: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street. Walk west on 86th Street, turn right at 5th Avenue, and proceed north to 88th Street. To reach the museum by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue.


THURSDAY, February 14

12:30–2:00 PM
Chelsea Gallery District Walking Tour

Preregistration price: $36.
Limit: 30 people
SOLD OUT

Join the expert art gallery guide Merrily Kerr on a trip to the Chelsea gallery district, where you will be ushered straight to the most important and talked-about gallery shows of the moment. Kerr, a New York art critic and writer, has devised an itinerary that includes eight to ten of the season’s most important shows by emerging and established artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Directions: Meet the tour guide in the assembly area in the Hilton Hotel (Map) main lobby, main entrance, at 12:30 PM to travel together by public transportation. Round-trip travel will cost $4.50 cash.


12:30–1:30 PM
FIT ARTSpeak 2012–2013: Beth Thielen
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street at 7th Avenue (Map)
Free and open to the public.

ARTSpeak 2012–2013 is an interdisciplinary program presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art at FIT, and includes a series of lectures and a panel discussion on the theme of Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book. This program has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts. For more information, please visit the website http://blog.fitnyc.edu/artspeak/.

Directions: Take the 1 to 28th Street or the C/E to 23rd Street (and exit at 25th Street).


2:30–5:00 PM
CAA Distinguished Scholar Session Honoring Wen Fong

Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor, Hilton New York (Map)
Chair: Bob Harrist, Columbia University


5:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition Opening
HOTEL PRACTICE: An Art Intervention
Room to be announced, 2nd Floor Hilton New York (Map)

A hotel room group installation by Queens College MFA artists. Self-organized and self-produced, Hotel Practice is an examination of the customary performance involved with inhabiting such a site of contradiction—a space for respite and escape, and potential depravity and unexpected convergences. The demonstration invites you to a collective questioning of established methods of conducting oneself within a systematized field of social activities—whether that field be understood specifically as the hotel, or more broadly as the field of art.


5:30–7:00 PM
Exhibition Introduction and Viewing
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street (Map)

On view: Sharon Lockhart/Noa Eshkol and Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
Introduction to exhibition led by Neubauer Family Foundation Curatorial Assistant Joanna Montoya.

Directions: Take Madison Avenue bus to Madison Avenue between 91st and 92nd Streets or 5 or 6 subway from 50th Street station to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.February 13 –16, 2013


5:30–7:00 PM
Open House and Reception
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ (Map)

On view: Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik’ Kingdom

Directions: By car From New York and northern New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 9, follow Route 1 south to Princeton, Washington Road exit on your right. Take Washington Road (Route 571) to Nassau Street, and turn left on Nassau Street. From Philadelphia: Take I-95 (295) north to Route 1 north. Follow Route 1 to the Washington Road exit. Take the jug handle to cross Route 1 and travel East on Washington Road. Follow Washington Road (Route 571) into Princeton. Alternate route from I-95: take the exit for 206 north to Nassau Street (Route 27). By rail Take New Jersey Transit from New York’s Penn Station to Princeton Junction; transfer to the shuttle (the “Dinky”) to the Princeton Station. The Art Museum is a short walk from the station. By bus Take New Jersey Transit from Trenton, Lawrenceville, and Princeton Community Village to Nassau and Witherspoon streets; Suburban Transit from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, via New Brunswick, to Palmer Square, Princeton. Once on campus, simply follow the Museum banners on the lamp posts to the Museum.


5:30–7:00 PM
Book Signing and Reception: Art and Authenticity

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor (Map)
Please kindly RSVP to CAA2013@sothebysinstitute.com.

For more information, please visit http://www. sothebysinstitute.com/. For more information on the book, edited by Megan Aldrich and Jos Hackforth-Jones, please visit http://www.lundhumphries.com/default. aspx?page=643&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781848220980&lang=cy-GB.

Directions: Take the E to Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Walk west to Lexington Avenue and south to 53rd Street.


6:00–7:30 PM
Book Launch
Metro Pictures
519 West 24th Street (Map)

Celebrate the publication of Louise Lawler: October Files (MIT Press) and Louise Lawler and/or Gerhard Richter(Schirmer/Mosel) with Louise Lawler; Helen Molesworth, the editor of Louise Lawler: October Files; and Tim Griffin, who wrote the essay for Louise Lawler and/or Gerhard Richter.

Directions: Take the C or E to 23rd Street; Metro Pictures is between 10th and 11th Avenues.


6:00–8:00 PM
Reception
The AC Institute
547 West 27th Street, #210 (Map)

On view: China Blue: Photini (Biomimetic Fireflies)

Directions: Take the C or E to 23rd Street; exit at 25th Street. Walk north to 27th Street; the gallery is between 10th and 11th Avenues.


6:00 PM
Screening
The Dedalus Foundation, 555 West 57th Street, Suite #1222 (Map)
Space is limited. RSVP to rsvp@dedalusfoundation.org by February 1. After February 1, please call 212 220 4220.

Screening of Things Are Gonna Change I Can Feel It: Cultural Studies as Art Practice, curated by Cindy Smith. Artists include: Anthea Behm, Neil Cummings, Andrea Fraser, Jeff Preiss, Finishing School, Marysia Lewandowska, and Kalup Linzy. Screening followed by a discussion with Michele Wallace, The City University of New York, and artists Marysia Lewandowska and Anthea Behm. Reception to follow.

This exhibition will also be on view in Media Lounge during the conference as part of ARTspace programming.

Directions: Take C or E to Columbus Circle. The Dedalus Foundation is located on West 57th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.


6:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Wilkinson Hall, New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin Street (Map)

Panel discussion of the exhibition, From Beijing; panelists include Richard Vine, Art in America; Jonathan Goodman, Pratt Institute; Michelle Loh, Arts Asia Pacific; Xie Dongming, China Central Academy of Fine Art; and Xu Bing, China Central Academy of Fine Art Museum.

Directions: Take 1 to Franklin, 2/3 to Chambers Street, or A/C/E/N/Q/R to Canal Street.


6:00–9:00 PM
Opening Reception
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor (Map)

On view: War Is for the Living

This exhibition brings together emerging and established artists whose works provoke questions about war, the relationships formed and broken, the displacements people endure, and the inadvertent histories that arise. The artists include: Tomie Arai, Allan deSouza, Nancy Hwang, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, An-My Le, Dinh Q. Le, Simon Leung, Yoko Ono, Paul Qaysi, and Hiroshi Sunairi. Curated by Chuong-Dai Vo and Midori Yamamura. On view from February 12-March 23, 2013, Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM.

Directions: Take 6 train to Astor Place station or N/R trains to 8th St/NYU station.


6:00–7:30 PM
Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony
New York Institute of Technology
1855 Broadway at West 61st Street (Map)
Free and open to the public.

Honorees include Lifetime Achievement Awardees Tina Dunkley, Artis Lane, Joan Semmel, Susana Torruella Leval, and President’s Art and Activism Awardee Leanne Stella.


7:30–10:00 PM
Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square at West 66th Street (Map)
Special CAA member rate of $135. To register, go to http://www.nationalwca.org/applicants/raffle.php.


FRIDAY, February 15

12:00–5:00 PM
Exhibition (Closing from 5:00–9:00 PM)
HOTEL PRACTICE: An Art Intervention
Room to be announced, 2nd Floor Hilton New York (Map)

A hotel room group installation by Queens College MFA artists. Self-organized and self-produced, Hotel Practice is an examination of the customary performance involved with inhabiting such a site of contradiction—a space for respite and escape, and potential depravity and unexpected convergences. The demonstration invites you to a collective questioning of established methods of conducting oneself within a systematized field of social activities—whether that field be understood specifically as the hotel, or more broadly as the field of art.


12:30–2:00 PM
Chelsea Gallery District Walking Tour

SOLD OUT

Join the expert art gallery guide Merrily Kerr on a trip to the Chelsea gallery district, where you will be ushered straight to the most important and talked-about gallery shows of the moment. Kerr, a New York art critic and writer, has devised an itinerary that includes eight to ten of the season’s most important shows by emerging and established artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Directions: Meet the tour guide in the assembly area in the Hilton Hotel (Map) main lobby, main entrance, at 12:30 PM to travel together by public transportation. Round-trip travel will cost $4.50 cash.


12:30–2:00 PM
Reception
Hunter College, City University of New York
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue (Map)

On view: Open Work in Latin America, New York, and Beyond

Directions: Take the E train to the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street stop; switch to the uptown 6 and take to 68th Street/Lexington Avenue stop.


6:00–8:00 PM
Opening Reception
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street (Map)

On view: Rare & Raw, the 2013 Queer Caucus for Art CAA Exhibition

Rare & Raw contains a combination of contemporary installations, archival photographs, drawings, ephemera, and video, which explore themes of queer history, visibility, and notions of representation.

Directions: Take the A/C/E to Canal Street.


2:30–5:00 PM
ARTspace
Annual Distinguished Artists’ Interviews
Murray Hill Suite, Second Floor, Hilton New York (Map)

Mira Schor will be interviewed by Stuart Horodner, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Janine Antoni will be interviewed by Klaus Ottmann, The Phillips Collection


5:30–7:00 PM
CAA Annual Business Meeting and Reception
Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for a reception to toast the anniversaries of The Art Bulletin and caa.reviews.


5:30–7:00 PM
ARTexchange
East Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor

CAA’s Services to Artists Committee sponsors ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the Annual Conference. The event is free and open to the public; a cash bar is available. Utilizing the space on, above, and beneath a six-foot table, participating artists show prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and small installations; performance, sound, and spoken word may also be included.


6:00–8:00 PM
Opening Reception
Hunter College/Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st Street (Between 10th Avenue and Dyre) (Map)

On view: Sanford Wurmfeld: Immersed in Color, 1966–2012

Directions: Take A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 42nd Street.


6:00–9:00 PM
"Make It Work"
CAA Regional MFA Exhibition 2013 Opening Reception
NYCAMS
44 W 28th St., Fl. 7 New York, NY 10001 (Map)
http://nycams.bethel.edu
(212) 213-8052
Curated by Barbara Pollack

Participating institutions: Brooklyn College; New Jersey City University; New York Academy of Art; Parsons the New School for Design; Pratt Institute; Purchase College, SUNY: School of Art and Design; Stony Brook University


7:30–10:00 PM
Beauty Is Embarrassing Film Screening and Director Q&A
Sutton Parlor Center, Second Floor, Hilton New York (Map)
Free admission

CAA invites you to attend a special conference screening of the film Beauty Is Embarrassing, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Neil Berkeley.

Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, White found early success as one of the creators of the TV show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, where he designed some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Most recently, his word paintings have made him a darling of the fine art world. Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art.


SATURDAY, February 16

9:00 AM–5:30 PM
The Feminist Art Project Special Sessions
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn (Map)
Free and open to the public
Organizer: Catherine J. Morris, Brooklyn Museum

10:00–10:15 AM
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10:15–11:45 AM
Queering the Museum
Chair: Tirza True Latimer, California College of the Arts

Panelists: Kim Anno, California College of the Arts; Apsara diQuinzio, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum; Thomas Lax, The Studio Museum in Harlem; Jeannine Tang, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

10:45 AM–12:30 PM
Mapping the Modern: Women, Art, and Politics
Andrea Geyer, independent artist; and Sabine Breitwieser,
Museum of Modern Art (Map)

1:30–2:45 PM
The Artist as Archivist
Chair: Aruna D’Souza, independent scholar

Panelists: Harmony Hammond, independent artist and curator; Catherine Lord, University of California, Irvine; and Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace

2:45–4:00 PM
Working With and Through Collections: Curators in Conversation
Chair: Saisha Grayson, Brooklyn Museum (Map)

Panelists: Cathleen Chaffee, Yale University Art Galleries; Norman Kleeblatt, The Jewish Museum; and Jenelle Porter, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

4:00–5:30 PM
Sex in the Museums
Chair: Anne Swartz, Savannah College of Art and Design

Panelists: Elissa Auther, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Jeffreen Hayes, Birmingham Museum of Art; Jennifer Tyburczy, El Colegio de México and Rice Universit; and Claudia Hart, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Directions: Take 2 or 3 train downtown to Eastern Parkway/ Brooklyn Museum stop.


12:30–2:00 PM
Reception
Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25th Street, #403 (Map)

On view: New Work: Carol Heft

Directions: E train at 7th Avenue and 53rd Street to 23rd Street. Exit near 25th Street and 8th Avenue. Walk west on 25th Street to 530 West 25th Street.


12:30–2:00 PM and 6:00–9:00 PM
Open House and Reception
Phoenix Gallery
210 11th Avenue, #902 (Map)

On view: Women’s Caucus for Art’s Juried Exhibition and Phoenix Gallery Associate Artist 2013

Directions: Take C or E to 23rd Street. Walk west to 11th Avenue.


12:30–1:30 PM
Artist Talk and Curator Walkthrough
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street (Map)

On view: Shinique Smith: Bold As Love

American artist Shinique Smith will walk guests through her new body of paintings, sculpture, and installations on view in Bold As Love at James Cohan Gallery. A Q&A with Jen Mergel, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, will follow at 12:45 PM. Guests are invited for a light lunch buffet beginning at 12:30 PM.

Directions: Take the C or E to 23rd Street. Exit near 25th Street and 8th Avenue. The gallery is between 10th and 11th Avenues.


6:00–8:00 PM
JWAN Diaspora Reception
New Century Artists Gallery
530 West 25th Street, Suite 406 (Map)

Directions: Take C or E to 23rd Street. Gallery is between 10th and 11th Avenues.


SUNDAY, February 17

9:15 AM–5:15 PM
Tours of a Private Collection of Modern Art from India and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, followed by Robert Storr’s Lecture on Contemporary Russian Art
Advanced registration only: $55 (includes bus transportation and box lunch). Limited availability.

Join us for a special day trip to explore highlights of the New Jersey art scene. The tour starts with a visit to the home of Umesh and Sunanda Gaur, site of one of the finest private collections of the modern art of India in the country. Then travel to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers for a tour of Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects, the first major museum exhibition in the United States of works by this leading Russian contemporary artist known for his sardonic interpretation of the tropes of Russian and Western culture. While at the Zimmerli, experience its renowned collection of Russian and Soviet nonconformist art, nineteenth-century French art, and American art. The afternoon culminates with a reception and lecture on Soviet Nonconformist Art as viewed from the USA by noted critic and curator Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale University School of Art.

For more information, please visit the website: www. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.

Depart Hilton (Map) at 9:15 AM; depart Zimmerli Art Museum at 4:15 PM for return to New York. Arrive at Hilton at 5:15 PM.


10:30 AM–4:00 PM
Montclair Art Museum Tour and Reception
Price: $50 (includes bus transportation and box lunch).
Limited availability.

On view: The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913

Tour this 100th anniversary exhibition of the Armory Show of 1913 with co-curators Laurette E. McCarthy and Gail Stavitsky. The show will include American art that was exhibited alongside modern European art by Cézanne, Matisse, and others.

Depart Hilton (Map) at 10:30 AM. Depart Montclair Art Museum at 3:00 PM to arrive at Hilton at 4:00 PM.


4:00–6:00 PM
1913 Armory Show Centennial Opening Reception and Panel Discussions
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (Map)
Free and open to the public
http://decenterarmory.com

On view: Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show

This event celebrates the 1913 Armory Show, exactly 100 years after its doors opened to the public. Two discussion panels, “The Legacy of the 1913 Armory Show” and “Perception and Art in the Digital Age, New York, NY,” organized in conjunction with Abrons Art Center’s Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, will address the legacy of the show, and the ways that perception and artistic practice in the last hundred years have been radically transformed by our digital era.

Directions: Take the F to Delancey Street or the J/M/Z to Essex Street; walk south two blocks to Grand Street and east to the Abrons Center.