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ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
Nov. 4, 2010 

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NYU STEINHARDT OPEN STUDIOS
NYUís Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions
holds its open studio events this month at the six-story Beaux Arts Barney Building at 34 Stuyvesant Street at 9th Street and Third Avenue. BFA open studios are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, 6-10 pm, while MFA open studios are Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, 6-10 pm.

Also on the agenda is a series of free lectures held at the Einstein Auditorium, with presentations by Paddy Johnson (5:30, 11/04), Kristen Morgin (4:30, 11/05), Daphne Fitzpatrick (5:30, 11/11), Jim Finn (5:30, 12/02), Gregg Bordowitz (5:30/12/09) and John Miller (5:30, 12/16).

PARSONS MFA OPEN STUDIOS
Parsons the New School for Design holds its MFA Open Studios showcase on Nov. 21, 2010, 12 noon-4 pm, at 25 East 13th Street, fifth floor. Guest instructors this year have included critic Jan Avgikos, and artists Sharon Hayes, Aki Sasamoto, Laylah Ali and Daniel Bozhkov.

Parsons School of Art, Media and Technology is hosting a school-wide open house for prospective students on Nov. 11, 2010, 6-9 pm; the MFA Fine Arts Studios are also open at this time.

OPEN STUDIOS AT ISCP IN BROOKLYN
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) holds its four-day-long fall open studios at ISCP, 1040 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, Nov. 5-8, 2010. The event presents works by 38 artists, collectives and curators from 26 countries.

Also on view is "Factory Makers," an exhibition organized by Kari Conte that takes the ISCP site -- a former printing factory -- as the starting point for a reflection on work and labor in society today. The show includes Matei Bejenaru (Romania), Factory of Found Clothes (Russia), Cao Fei (China), Chen Chieh-jen (Taiwan), Jean-Marc Superville Sovak (USA), Stephanie Syjuco (USA) and Mladen Stilinovic (Croatia).

"OBJECTS AS SCULPTURE" AT GUGGENHEIM
The 23rd annual Hilla Rebay Lecture at the Guggenheim Museum brings University of Edinburgh art historian Elizabeth Cowling to the museum on Nov. 16, 2010, for a presentation on "Objects as Sculpture," focusing on the works of Umberto Boccioni, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso before the war, and on Marcel Duchampís readymades after it. The lecture takes place at 6:30 pm, and is free with museum admission.

SCULPTURE CENTER AWARD EXHIBITION
The International Sculpture Center is currently exhibiting works by the 20 student artists who have won its juried 2010 awards for outstanding achievement in contemporary sculpture. The show is currently on view at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J., Oct. 9, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011. Winners include Steven "Chip" Addington, Allan Arp, Emily Beck, Crystal Carpenter, Brittany DellíAglio, John Dickinson, Jessica Dupuis, Ben Garthus, Jacqueline Gordon, Davey Hawkins, Keith Hoyt, Alexander Keyes, Marsha Kirk, Daniel Luchman, Olivia Moore, Tara Morton, Ralph Pugay, Bryan Schoneman, Sander Schoonbeek and Bart Vargas. Established in 1994, the award is judged from submissions by art schools and selected by an independent jury; this yearís jurors were El Museo del Barrio curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, artist Oliver Herring, and Hunter College visiting professor Creighton Michael.

PLUG IN INSTITUTE LAUNCHES IN WINNIPEG
The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Winnipeg, Canada, founded by a group of artists in 1972, unveils its new custom-built facility with a series of four exhibitions opening on Nov. 6, 2010. The four shows are "Eleanor Bond: Mountain of Shame"; "AA Bronson: We are the revolution"; Adrian Stimson and Lori Blondeau: Putting the WILD Back into the West"; and "Shezad Dawood: A Mystery Play."

The new $4-million, four-story facility, 460 Portage Avenue, is co-owned with the University of Winnipeg, and was designed by a collective of three architectural firms. Its rooftop terrace features a permanent installation by Dan Graham, and on the ground floor, a passageway through the building -- which allows pedestrians to pass through the space without actually entering -- doubles as a gallery space.

ITALIAN DICTIONARY OF ART -- IN SIGN LANGUAGE
Turinís Castello di Rivoli and the Turin Institute of the Deaf have collaborated on the first Dictionary of Contemporary Art in Italian Sign Language, a lexicon that presents 80 new specific signs related to the art of our time. Published by Umberto Allemandi Editore in Turin (and making its debut at Artissima, Turinís own art fair), the publication is specifically designed to present new signs that describe concepts and terms relevant to contemporary art.


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