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Parsons Festival 2012 is Underway!

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Here’s a run-down of the AMT related events:

MFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION [AMT]
May 5, 2012 – May 20, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: A two-week gallery exhibition featuring installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our current lives. These 80 projects represent a unique convergence of effort designed to explore issues related to technology–including its value. We invoke the playful, the informative, the employering, the critical, and the subersive to investigate emerging issues and provoke discussion. Students will discuss their work in a two-day symposium (on Tuesday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor and on Wednesday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor). Please note the Kellen Gallery is open to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings. This exhibition takes place in two locations: 2 West 13th Street, ground floor, Kellen Gallery and 6 East 16th Street, 12th floor.

BFA FINE ARTS SHOW [AMT]
May 5, 2012 – May 20, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The graduating senior class of 2012 presents an exhibition of selections from their final thesis projects. The culmination of a full year of individualized studio practice, their projects span the gamut from new media projects tracking avatars in Second Life to knitted webs for architectural spaces, from painting to performance. Students present live performances during the event.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
Please note the Aronson Galleries are open to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

MFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 6, 2012 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: A two-week gallery exhibition featuring installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our current lives. These 80 projects represent a unique convergence of effort designed to explore issues related to technology–including its value. We invoke the playful, the informative, the employering, the critical, and the subersive to investigate emerging issues and provoke discussion. Students will discuss their work in a two-day symposium (on Tuesday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. p.m. and on Wednesday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.).

MFA PHOTOGRAPHY: PARTS & LABOR II [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition features works by first and second year MFA Photography students. The program seeks to redefine the creative role of photographer within contemporary culture. As illustrated by this exhibition, these pieces represent a wide range of interests, inquiries, methodologies, and approaches. The artwork presented by these emerging photographic artists push the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision.

Included in this exhibition are works by Adam Abel, Alison Chen, Angela Maria Pulido, Charlie Rubin, Chelsey Morell, Christina Labey, Colleen Fitzgerald, Denise Monczewski, Devon Dill, Dominica Paige, Dylan Entelis, Eugen Litwinow, Haley Bueschlen, Jeanette Spicer, John Deamond, Jose Soto, Joy McKinney, Kate Stone, Kreerath Sunittramat, Leif Huron, Light Park, Lisa Haefner, Madelaine Edmonds, Maria Sprowls, Nathan Bett, Noelle Theard, Phoenix Lindsay-Hall, Regis Trigano, Sara Maria Salamone, Sharon Ma, Sylvia Hardy, Terrance James, Tony Flanagan, and Yichen Zho.
Opening Reception: Monday, May 14, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm

BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY THESIS SHOWS [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: See the work of more than a hundred graduating BFA Communication Design and Design and Technology students. Projects address a wide range of practical and theoretical concerns across a variety of media, inflected with their shared optimism about the role of design in a global context.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:30-8:00pm

BFA ILLUSTRATION SHOW [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibit presents work by students in the senior year of the Illustration program. The pieces exhibited lend themselves to a wide variety of careers, such as editorial illustration, comics and graphic novels, picture books, motion graphics and animation, toy and product design, and gallery art.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-10:00pm

PRINTMAKING SENIOR SHOW [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons students working in etching, screenprint, woodcut, lithography, and other printmaking media showcase their artwork.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 6 East 16th Street, 6th floor.

“_(CITY)_” POSTER INSTALLATION: CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS WITH PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Responding to the notion of “living and creating within a specific city,” students from Parsons The New School for Design (in New York City) and California College of the Arts (in San Francisco) collaborated on a poster project informed by interviews between assigned partners from each school on their subjective viewpoint of their host “_(city)_” while attending art college. Each CCA student designed 50 percent of the poster artwork after selecting a question, answer, and related image from the interview with their partner’s interpretation of their “_(city)_ .” The posters were then sent to Parsons students for their design of the remaining 5 percent, based upon the project criteria. After the poster project was completed, it was displayed at both CCA and Parsons.

This was collaboration between the classes of Pablo A. Medina, an assistant professor at Parsons who is in residence at CCA for the spring 2012 semester, and Aaron Brashear, adjunct professor at Parsons.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

AAS GRAPHIC DESIGN SHOW [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons AAS Graphic Design program is a fast-track approach to creating 
world-class design thinkers. Its graduates go on to work in major design 
firms and companies throughout the world, including Chermayeff & Geismar, Pentagram, the New York Times Corp., Random
 House, Nylon magazine, and V magazine, among others. The AAS Graphic Design exhibition highlights the best work from 2010,
 2011, and 2012.

Opening reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

BIKE TASK FORCE: AN INSTALLATION ON URBAN SUSTAINABILITY [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students working with the Sustainability Committee, which oversees the Green Fund at The New School, present an exhibit/installation that uses the bicycle to visualize and communicate ideas about energy and energy use.

BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY FINAL CRITIQUES [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 11, 2012 12:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students show and critique their work from a variety of classes across the School of Art, Media, and Technology. A calendar will be posted closer to the festival, near the final week. Open to the public.
THE PARTICIPATORY CITY: INTERFACE-PUBLIC SPACE WORKSHOP WITH IBM CITY FORWARD [AMT]
May 7, 2012 – May 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Selected students exhibit work produced in a collaborative research and design workshop that investigates the future of public space through the development of physical and digital interfaces for community participation with the City Forward platform of city data. The results of this workshop will also be made available in an IBM publication and website.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

BFA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW [AMT]
May 10, 2012 – May 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons The New School for Design and Calumet present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduates of Parsons’ BFA Photography program, which challenges students to use analog and digital technology to create bodies of work influenced by film, design, fine art, video, and sound. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/bfa-photography.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Please note Calumet Gallery’s hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m

BFA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 10, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons The New School for Design and Calumet present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduates of Parsons’ BFA Photography program, which challenges students to use analog and digital technology to create bodies of work influenced by film, design, fine art, video, and sound. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/bfa-photography.

MFA FINE ARTS SHOW – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 10, 2012 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present the 2012 MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at The Kitchen in Chelsea. A reception is scheduled for May 10, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and the exhibition is on view from May 11-19. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Sat. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Parsons’ MFA Fine Arts program is a cross-disciplinary master’s degree program; student practices span a wide range of genres and fields of research.

This year’s exhibition is curated by Jane Panetta and Veronica Roberts. Jane Panetta is currently an independent art historian who worked for several years at The Museum of Modern Art where she co-organized retrospectives on Richard Serra (2007) and James Ensor (2009). She currently works at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Veronica Roberts is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She curates, writes, and teaches about modern and contemporary art and has worked at numerous museums, including The Museum of Modern Art.

MFA FINE ARTS SHOW [AMT]
May 11, 2012 – May 18, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present the 2012 MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at The Kitchen in Chelsea. A reception is scheduled for May 10, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and the exhibition is on view from May 11-19. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Sat. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Parsons’ MFA Fine Arts program is a cross-disciplinary master’s degree program; student practices span a wide range of genres and fields of research.

This year’s exhibition is curated by Jane Panetta and Veronica Roberts. Jane Panetta is currently an independent art historian who worked for several years at The Museum of Modern Art where she co-organized retrospectives on Richard Serra (2007) and James Ensor (2009). She currently works at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Veronica Roberts is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She curates, writes, and teaches about modern and contemporary art and has worked at numerous museums, including The Museum of Modern Art.

BFA FINE ARTS OPEN STUDIOS [AMT]
May 11, 2012 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: BFA Fine Arts students open their studios so that visitors can see work and processes and meet the artists themselves.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m.
This event is part of Parsons Festival 2012.

BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY THESIS SHOWS – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: See the work of more than a hundred graduating BFA Communication Design and Design and Technology students. Projects address a wide range of practical and theoretical concerns across a variety of media, inflected with their shared optimism about the role of design in a global context. Refreshments will be served.

“_(CITY)_” POSTER INSTALLATION: CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS WITH PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Responding to the notion of “living and creating within a specific city,” students from Parsons The New School for Design (in New York City) and California College of the Arts (in San Francisco) collaborated on a poster project informed by interviews between assigned partners from each school on their subjective viewpoint of their host “_(city)_” while attending art college. Each CCA student designed 50 percent of the poster artwork after selecting a question, answer, and related image from the interview with their partner’s interpretation of their “_(city)_ .” The posters were then sent to Parsons students for their design of the remaining 5 percent, based upon the project criteria. After the poster project was completed, it was displayed at both CCA and Parsons.

This was collaboration between the classes of Pablo A. Medina, an assistant professor at Parsons who is in residence at CCA for the spring 2012 semester, and Aaron Brashear, adjunct professor at Parsons.

BIKE TASK FORCE: AN INSTALLATION ON URBAN SUSTAINABILITY – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Students working with the Sustainability Committee, which oversees the Green Fund at The New School, present an exhibit/installation that uses the bicycle to visualize and communicate ideas about energy and energy use.

PRINTMAKING SENIOR SHOW – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Parsons students working in etching, screenprint, woodcut, lithography, and other printmaking media showcase their artwork.

BFA ILLUSTRATION SHOW – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibit presents work by students in the senior year of the Illustration program. The pieces exhibited lend themselves to a wide variety of careers, such as editorial illustration, comics and graphic novels, picture books, motion graphics and animation, toy and product design, and gallery art.

AAS GRAPHIC DESIGN SHOW – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The Parsons AAS Graphic Design program is a fast-track approach to creating 
world-class design thinkers. Its graduates go on to work in major design 
firms and companies throughout the world, including Chermayeff & Geismar, Pentagram, the New York Times Corp., Random
 House, Nylon magazine, and V magazine, among others. The AAS Graphic Design exhibition highlights the best work from 2010,
 2011, and 2012.

THE PARTICIPATORY CITY: INTERFACE-PUBLIC SPACE WORKSHOP WITH IBM CITY FORWARD – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 11, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Selected students exhibit work produced in a collaborative research and design workshop that investigates the future of public space through the development of physical and digital interfaces for community participation with the City Forward platform of city data. The results of this workshop will also be made available in an IBM publication and website.

BFA STUDENT FILM SCREENINGS [AMT]
May 14, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kellen Auditorium

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: Seniors in the BFA Communication Design, Illustration, and Design and Technology programs show animations, motion graphics, and videos during two nights of screenings. Modes range from the documentary and narrative to the experimental and just plain fun.

MFA PHOTOGRAPHY: PARTS & LABOR II – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 14, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: This exhibition features works by first and second year MFA Photography students. The program seeks to redefine the creative role of photographer within contemporary culture. As illustrated by this exhibition, these pieces represent a wide range of interests, inquiries, methodologies, and approaches. The artwork presented by these emerging photographic artists push the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision.

MFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY THESIS SYMPOSIUM [AMT]
May 15, 2012 – May 16, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: A two-week gallery exhibition featuring installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our current lives. These 80 projects represent a unique convergence of effort designed to explore issues related to technology–including its value. We invoke the playful, the informative, the employering, the critical, and the subersive to investigate emerging issues and provoke discussion.

Schedule and location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor

BFA FINE ARTS SHOW – OPENING RECEPTION [AMT]
May 16, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: The graduating senior class of 2012 presents an exhibition of selections from their final thesis projects. The culmination of a full year of individualized studio practice, their projects span the gamut from new media projects tracking avatars in Second Life to knitted webs

FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN (DIALOGUE 3: SERVICE) [AMT]
May 16, 2012 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PART OF PARSONS FESTIVAL 2012: On the one hand, designers in droves are trying new ways to abandon the practice of serving clients and moving towards serving customers/users/audience instead. At the same time we’re seeing a resurgence of craft – designers finding meaning and seklf-repect in being artisinal service provider. As always graphic design anxiously lags behind, torn between between contradictory desires for avant garde practice, social-relevance, white collar status, and success. Join contemporary graphic designers in a conversation moderated by Juliette Cezzar, Director of BFA Communication Design and BFA Design & Technology. Refreshments will be served.

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