Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice

Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice

Queens College

Left: SPQ with Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Queens Museum. Right: Precarious Workers Pageant, Venice. Photos: Zaid Islam, Setare Arashloo.
March 17, 2017
Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice

Application deadline: April 20, 2017

Queens College
Art Department
Social Practice Queens (SPQ)
Klapper Hall 172
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367

The Queens College Art Department and Social Practice Queens (SPQ) announces the launch of a new, 24 credit, Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice geared to postgraduate (MA, MFA) students interested in one-on-one mentoring based around individual learning objectives. The new program offers access to specialists in the field as well as seminars focused on project management, interdisciplinary studies, and the history of art as social action and it incorporates a unique partnership with faculty in the Urban Studies Department at Queens College, which has a programmatic focus on urban social justice and participatory action research.

Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice 

The application deadline for the coming fall matriculation is April 20, 2017: apply SPQ Certificate.

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Applications are also open for all concentrations of the Queens College MFA program, including Social Practice Queens (deadline March 15). You can find details about these at SPQ MFA apply.

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Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is a unique MFA concentration bringing together the resources of an academic research institution, Queens College (City University of New York: CUNY), with the long-standing community-based activism of the Queens Museum. Initiated in 2010, SPQ Works in tandem with the Queens Museum as well as the Queens College Urban Studies program to integrate studio work with community, tactical, activist and cooperative forms of art with the goal of creating interdisciplinary projects that have real world outcomes. Full time art faculty and project directors include Chloë Bass and Greg Sholette; Queens Museum affiliates Prerana Reddy and Larissa Harris; and the Urban Studies faculty include Tarry Hum, Brian Rosa and Jeff Maskovsky.

Social Practice Queens

The Queens College MFA in Studio Art is a low-cost, comprehensive, studio-based graduate program focused on contemporary painting, sculpture, installation, digital media, critical theory, and social practice art. Every MFA candidate enjoys a large, private workspace with access to wood, metal, plaster, ceramic, printmaking, digital, traditional photo facilities, and an on-site bronze foundry that is unique within CUNY. Full-time Studio and Social Practice Faculty: Chloë Bass, Glenn Goldberg, Tony Gonzalez, Sin-ying Ho, Kurt Kauper, Tyrone Mitchell, Debra Priestly, and Gregory Sholette.

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The spring MFA exhibition Gestures & Junctures, Questions & Quotes, curated by Paul D’Agostino (Centotto), will be on view from April 9 through May 2, 2017 at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn.

Gestures & Junctures, Questions & Quotes

Visiting artists, critics, curators and mentors include: Doug Ashford, Paul D’Agostino, Angela Dufresne, Dana Schutz, Xenobia Bailey, Larry Bogad, Deanna Bowen, Robert Boyd, Tania Bruguera, Gretchen Coombs, Amy Cutler, John Currin, Lois Dodd, Torkwase Dyson, Alicia Grullon, Spencer Finch, Yevgeniy Fiks, Tom Finkelpearl, Sarah Fritchey, Stamatina Gregory, Fran Ilich, inCUBATE, Alfredo Jaar, Jim Lee, Omar Mismar, Pepon Osorio, Saul Ostrow, Liz Park, Elizabeth Peyton, Ted Purves, Sal Randolph, David Reed, Mika Rottenberg, Gregory Sale, Dread Scott, Elsie Siegel, Eve Sussman, Nato Thompson, Caroline Woolard, T. J. Wilcox, The Yes Men, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Visiting artists, critics, curators and mentors include: inCUBATE

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