It’s the end of the first full week of classes for us and we B.F.A. students have already met two guest speakers, visited 3+ museums, worked full internship days, and had a city-wide snow day. It’s incredible to think that this is just the very beginning and we have so much yet to see and explore and learn.
What we’ve been up to:
- Seen: Chris Ofili‘s show at the New Museum, David Weiss‘s works at the Swiss Institute, Entang Wiharso‘s show at Marc Straus Gallery, Yasumasu Morimura‘s show at Luhring Augustine Chelsea, Tomi Ungerer‘s retrospective at The Drawing Center, Yael Bartana‘s videos at Petzel Gallery – all for ART 3903 Professional Practice, taught by Jane Farver.
- Visited: MoMA, also for Professional Practice, to see the the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibit, The Forever Now contemporary art exhibit, and Sturtevant‘s retrospective.
- Met: Holly Block at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where she is director, and Mari Spirito, founder of Protocinema.
- Worked: at our respective internships, which range from art galleries to web start-ups to fashion (look out for a future detailed post on each of our internship placements).
- Living: all over Manhattan from the Upper West Side to Midtown to Chinatown to the Financial District. Fellow blogger Veronica has already described living situation at the Markle Residence, where a few of us live, but the rest found apartments elsewhere.
This semester, there are only eight B.F.A.s so our designated studio workspace feels spacious already. However, in late February we’ll be moving from our current location near Union Square to an even larger space in the Financial District. We are all extremely excited to see the new AAP NYC home, and our moving-in process will all be detailed here on the blog in the coming weeks.