Events

Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists

SYMPOSIUM: May 2, 2018, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room L2.84, New Building 

OPENING RECEPTION: May 2, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm

On Display from May 2nd, 2018, through June 28th, 2018

 

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, proudly presents Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists. This exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium moderated by the show’s curator Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, at 4 PM the same day, in Room L2.84, New Building with guest speakers Professor Nicholas Alexiou of Queens College, Dr. George Andreopoulos a Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and at the Graduate Center, Peter Gerakaris, and art critic Jonathan Goodman. (more…)

Panel Discussion: Art and Immigration Policy

Time: April 11, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM

Location:Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery

Description: This panel will draw upon the themes raised by “Internalized Borders,” an exhibition that examines the ways that language and legal systems create internal and external borders. Visual Culture and language have a profound effect on how we as a country vote in political elections and also affect the national point of view. Historically, the cultural production of such images and language defined how people were seen by their governing institutions and by society in general. Some of the language created to define them has stayed permanently in the system or been challenged by society. What is the responsibility of lawmakers, historians, and cultural producers, in how we define people currently and in the future? (more…)

Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity

On view February 28th, 2018-April 13th, 2018

Opening Reception on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM

Violated Bodies New Languages for Justice and Humanity seeks to heighten awareness and understanding of the consequences of sexual assault, domestic violence, and similar heinous acts of personal violation. How can victims of sexual, physical, verbal and/or mental abuse come to terms with the injustices that have been forced upon them? How can these individuals move from being mere victims to courageous survivors? The exhibition attempts to answer these questions. The international contemporary artists within this exhibition have boldly addressed the ramifications violence can have on both the mind and body. (more…)

Internalized Borders

President’s Gallery

On view February 14th-April 13th, 2018

Featuring 18 artists working through a range of media, Internalized Borders addresses immigration, identity, detention, and deportation. Taking the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center as a pivotal moment for the escalation of attacks on immigrants, this exhibition examines the various ways that language and legal systems create internal and external borders based on fear, the criminalization of identity, the economics of migration, and the construction of otherness. (more…)

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