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Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York Master’s degree students mount a series of exhibitions each Spring and Fall in the landmark Art Deco General Electric building in midtown Manhattan as part of their MA in Contemporary Art course “Curating Contemporary Art” The exhibitions are unique in drawing from emerging artists in the region and showcase works in all media, including painting, photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance. Most works have never been exhibited in public before and many are specially commissioned for the space. Each exhibition features an event with the curator and at least one participating artist.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York
570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
exhibitionrsvp@sothebysinstitute.com
Exhibitions are free and open to the public. RSVP is required.


Exhibition Schedule Fall 2018

Limitless Discoveries
Stavroula Couliandis (MA Candidate Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, October 17, 6-8PM
On view October 17-22
See Press Release

Enter the Universe
Matthew Blong (MA Candidate Contemporary Art)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, October 17, 6-8PM
On view October 17-22
See Press Release

This is America
Meyhad Mozaffar, Nadine Waitkins, David Hanlon, and Sofia Ramirez (MA Candidates Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, October 24, 6-8PM
On view October 24-29

Title TBD
Aman Bachhawat and Tenzin Lama (MA Candidates Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, October 31, 6-8PM
On view October 31-November 5

Title TBD
Jing Mei Yu and Hejun Xu (MA Candidates Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, October 31, 6-8PM
On view October 31-November 5

Title TBD
Sarah Nam, Jing Lu, Bingjin Zheng (MA Candidates Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, November 7, 6-8PM
On view November 7-12

Title TBD
Elisabeth Johs (MA Candidate Art Business)
One-night exhibition in Chelsea: Sunday, November 9

Title TBD
Brandon Reis & Jenna Ferrey (MA Candidates Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, November 14, 6-8PM
On view November 14-19

Title TBD
Shari Young, Victoria Hayward, and Clanci Conover (MA Candidates Art Business)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, November 28, 6-8PM
On view November 28-December 3

Title TBD
Sarah Atwood, Erin Sigoloff, Ariana Thrasher, and Abigail Chambers (MA Candidates Contemporary Art)
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, December 5, 6-8PM
On view December 5-10


About “Curating Contemporary Art”

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York “Curating Contemporary Art” is a Master’s degree course which provides a unique opportunity to curate and mount an exhibition in the landmark Art Deco General Electric Building in midtown Manhattan. The course is taught by renowned international curators Kathy Battista and Tim Goossens. MA students master advanced knowledge of current curatorial practice through both traditional academic learning and hands-on exhibition making. In addition to studying the history and fundamentals of curating as it developed in the past century, students conduct research in the form of numerous studio visits with artists in the tri-state area and students in MFA programs in the region, and then propose and execute unique exhibitions in the Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York campus.

Students handle every aspect of exhibition planning including working with the artists, preparing marketing and press materials, organizing the private view, and leading a public event during the run of the show. These exhibitions have been a source for discovering new talent. For example, Jacqueline Yaraghi, MA Contemporary Art, Class of 2016, showed NADA Artadia 2018 prize winner Farah Al Quasimi in Fall 2016. Exhibition openings are open and free to the public by RSVP, and exhibitions are open on other days by appointment. These are non-commercial exhibitions; works are not for sale.

For a glimpse of previous iterations of this series, explore exhibitions from Spring 2018.

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