Signs of Life: in and out of time and place

Signs of Life: in and out of time and place

Pratt Institute

Alexandra Kostakis (MFA candidate), Untitled (Doors, Sand), 2015. Image: Jean Paul Gomez.
March 27, 2015
Signs of Life: in and out of time and place

Selected works by second-year MFA candidates from Pratt Institute

April 10–24, 2015

Opening: Friday, April 10, 7–9pm

The Boiler
191 North 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday noon–6pm

Pratt Institute’s Department of Fine Arts will present an exhibition of selected works in a variety of media by second-year MFA degree candidates. The exhibition, titled Signs of Life: in and out of time and place, was curated by Sara Reisman, an independent curator and artistic director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Reisman curated the show based on the perspectives of Pratt artists from more than a dozen countries, locating two common threads of experience in their work: a desire for movement that confronts a profound sense of place and related attempts to capture time. Works on display will address notions of home, self, and community through both social engagement and traditional—and more experimental—media.

Signs of Life is free and open to the public, and is organized by the Pratt Artists League and the Fine Arts Department. It is being presented as part of Pratt Shows 2015, an annual series of events and exhibitions that features the year’s boldest ideas and best work in design, fine arts, fashion, film/video, photography, and more.

Centrally located in Brooklyn’s thriving art community, Pratt’s MFA program in Fine Arts immerses students in a culture of contemporary art supported by a faculty of working artists. The graduate curriculum is both rigorous and flexible, allowing wide latitude for interdisciplinary exploration while fostering critical perspectives and a deeper understanding of the histories, issues, and cultural contexts that inform art-making today.

Participating artists include:
Lana Abu-Shamat, Haley Kattner Allen, Aseel AlYaqoub, Dogan Arslanoglu, Tal Barel, Han Chengxun, Manuel Gomez Crespo, Kevin Dudley, Alex Forestier, Omri Harmelin, Bryan Hutchinson, Ayesha Kamal Khan, Suhee Kang, Kiseob Kim, Matt Kleberg, Alexandra Kostakis, Caroline Larsen, Michael Levin, Lara Nasser, Lesley Peterson, Ada Potter, Mirland Terlonge, Parul Verma, and JxMarie.

About Pratt Institute
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

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