About the exhibition

This summer The James Gallery at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, presents a look into our archive of the past five years of exhibitions and programs with artists and scholars. Video documentation of a selection of public lectures and conversations that have taken place in the James Gallery will be projected for viewers to experience through the windows of The Graduate Center’s landmark building. Since 2011, 169 Graduate Center and 86 CUNY-wide faculty and students engaged in public conversation about their work through 20 exhibitions with 247 related public programs, which attracted over 10,000 attendees. Participants who have spoken in the gallery include Fred Moten, Carroll Dunham, Robert Reid-Pharr, Talal Asad, Hito Steyerl, Andre Aciman, Chandan Reddy, Eyal Weizman, Uday Mehta, and Esther Allen among many others.

This coming fall, visitors are invited into the gallery for a series of twenty-five programs featuring faculty and students that will take place during the exhibition “Tomorrow life will be housed in poetry: The House of Dust by Alison Knowles et. Al.” on view from Sept 8-Oct 29, 2016.

Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Feb 10, 2016: Andrianna Campbell, Steffani Jamison, and Wilson Sherwin in Shift screening and conversation series

Mar 10, 2016: Whitney Graham, Hannah Verrill, and members of the public in "Capture Practice" movement workshop

Apr 16, 2015: Professor Anna Indych-López presents research in "Muralism in California: Past and Present"

Apr 27, 2015: Opavivará installation after "The City is Ours the Body is Mine: Urban Spatial Practices in Contemporary Latin America" conference

Apr 22, 2015: Pedagogy workshop within the exhibition Left Coast: California Political Art

Sep 27, 2013: Susan Bernofsky speaks in "What Translation Means" conference

Spring 2011: Salon in Making of Americans exhibition

Mar 17, 2011: Joshua Decter and Milica Tomić in conversation as part of Caesura

Mar 30, 2011: Shelly Eversley presents "Salon: Nina Simone and Lorraine Hansberry"

Spring 2011: Salon in Making of Americans exhibition

Feb 25, 2011: Susan Howe reads as part of Caesura

Apr 22, 2015: Pedagogy workshop as part of the programming for Left Coast: California Political Art

Feb 2, 2011: Fred Moten reads as part of Caesura