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"Introduction to Sound Art" Workshop Starts 11/1

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The “Introduction to Sound Art” worskhop, taught by guest artist Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, is a hands-on practical workshop, which will also provide a theoretical and historical context for the production of sound art.  Students will explore artistic strategies, compositional methodologies and technical possibilities for the creation of an original work.

This 3-week, non-credit, Fine Arts workshop is open to all BFA and MFA Fine Arts students, presents a condensed overview of the expansion of sound art from the early 20th Century to the present, with its multiple discursive shifts and technological advancements. It will include a guided tour of the SOUNDINGS exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, an important show organized by MoMA curator Barbara London– about recent developments in the field of Sound Art.

The workshop will run for 3 consecutive Fridays from 10am-1pm, starting on Friday, November 1st, and will meet in the Audio Recording studio, room i821, of 55 West 13th Street on the 8th floor.

Québécoise of Vietnamese origin, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen is a research-based artist currently living and working between Brooklyn (US) and Stockholm (SE). Using a broad range of mediums, Nguyen investigates in her artistic practice issues of historicity, collectivity, utopian politics, and multiculturalism within the framework of feminist theory. She aims to reveal the unnoticed political relevance of seemingly trivial historical anecdotes by shedding a unique light on stories deemed otherwise insignificant. Nguyen completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2011, and obtained her MFA and a post-graduate diploma in Critical Studies at the Malmö Art Academy (2003-2005). She was awarded a number of distinguished grants including the Canada Council for the Arts (2012); Brenda and Jamie Mackie Fellowships for Visual Artists from the Banff Centre (2012); Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (2010); in addition to Swedish Research and Development Fellowship in the Arts (2007). Amongst selected exhibitions, Nguyen’s work was shown internationally such as Apexart in New York (2013); the ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (2011); the Mason Gross Galleries in New Jersey (2011); the Galerie Im Regierungsviertel in Berlin (2010); Gasworks in London (2010), Pictura Gallery/Skanska Konstmuseum in Lund (2009). In 2011 a site-specific sound piece was commissioned by CC Seven for the The Woodland Cemetery, a Unesco World Heritage site in Stockholm, Sweden. Upcoming group exhibitions in 2014 include the Braunschweig kunstverein in Germany; A Space in Toronto; and Momenta Art in Brooklyn.


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