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2015 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show: Off Pink

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Parsons the New School for Design is pleased to announce Off Pink, the 2015 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show curated by Tina Kukielski.

The exhibition features new works in a wide variety of media and artistic approaches by American Artist, Minhee Bae, Daniel Cerrejón, Aaron Cooper, Jessie English, Amal Khan, Nikola Kravitt, Julie Laenkholm, Logan Lape, Flynn Linehan, M. Mendez, Jeremy Olson, Gabriel Pericàs, Luciana Pinchiero, Sofia Quirno, Patience Rustomji, Leah Schrager, Tariku Shiferaw, Alma Sinai, Buzz Slutzky, Molly Teitelbaum, Keith Tilford, Maika’i Tubbs, Andy Wentz.

Inclusion and exclusion, absence and presence, the canonized and the outsider, these poles assist as benchmarks for locating where and what might be considered “off” in 2015. As a condition that shapes how cultural history is re-activated and re-written across different geographic frameworks and unrelated borders, to be “off” is an essential and agreed upon guideline — an important, self-selecting guideline for a group of artists who meet by seeming chance for graduate study in New York and hail from all over the world. As a round-up of contemporary practices and current trends of the Parsons program, the exhibition is a manifestation and culmination of two years of artistic production. The “off” in Off Pink signifies both a belonging—being member of a group, a cohort, an ensemble—but also a longing to get on with things, to take what is learned and then finally, eventually, and anticipatedly—degree in hand—to take off.


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Please also join us for the Parsons Fine Arts Thesis Symposium where MFA Fine Arts candidates will present sections of their thesis essays and discuss them with the audience. This event is spread over two evenings on Wednesday May 13th and Thursday May 14th from 7-10 pm at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003.

Off Pink

Parsons Fine Arts 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition
curated by Tina Kukielski

May 8 – May 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 6:008:00 PM

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
T: 212-255-5793

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