Jeanine Oleson Talks About Artist Residency at The New Museum

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Photography faculty member Jeanine Oleson was recently awarded school funding to pursue a residency at The New Museum. Read more about Jeanine’s exhibition and show Hear, Here!


In Spring 2014 Jeanine Oleson held a four-month residency at the New Museum. Her residency was part of the New Museums’s Research and Development Season. The R&D season inhabits the roles of artist, curator, moderator and performer, among numerous others.

Documentation of Hear, Here at the New Museum on June 14, 2014.

The Parsons school fund award she received allowed her to do the large-scale project which included an exhibition, several public programs and workshops, a publication, and an experimental opera during her residency. During the run of her show Hear, Here, Jeannie developed a video installation for the Museum’s Fifth Floor gallery that investigates conditions of spectatorship. She also created an opera in the style of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, that included movable sets for the experimental opera. The full program included a seminar on the residency’s focus on the thematic voice, invited numerous collaborators for a series of workshops and events.

The event and residency was covered by major publications like Interview Magazine, Huffington Post, New York Times and Artforum. “Challenging political and social norms through works that bear a distinctive mix of pathos and wit, Oleson engages contemporary societal topics.” – New Museum

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