09 May 2012
(RE)PURPOSE 2012 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show
Parsons The New School for Design, USA
May 11–19, 2012
Parsons The New School for Design is pleased to announce (RE)PURPOSE, the 2012 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show.
Racini Andres, Dalal Ani, Hyun Jung Cho, Aron Louis Cohen, Alicia DeBrincat, Paulina Garcia, Alice Gibney, Reena Katz, Julia Kul, Yali Lewis, Camilo Leyva, Cupid Ojala, Lucille Pack, Kalena Patton, Leah Raintree, Michael Ratulowski, Summer Shiffman, John Small, Johnny Thornton, Pablo Gómez Uribe, Rebecca Volinsky, Jade Yumang
Curated by Jane Panetta and Veronica Roberts.
(RE)PURPOSE presents the work of 22 artists who address diverse critical and socio-political questions working through a wide-ranging vocabulary of formal languages and media. While a remarkably diverse group, shared ideas and an intellectually collaborative spirit unite their practices. Within their work, examples abound of reusing found materials, whether straight objects or conceptual material, through purposeful investigations based on social, political, historical, formal, and gendered questions. The determination to contend with the pressing questions and issues before them distinguishes this work; for this group of artists, the question of making art that is "with broader purpose" is a palpable aspiration.
Parsons The New School for Design is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, it has served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university's legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit parsons.newschool.edu.