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Baruch College to Host Jenny Perlin: "Open Sentence" Artist Lecture and Closing Reception


Jenny Perlin Open Sentence

Jenny Perlin, Mirage (still), 2015

Courtesy the artist, Simon Preston Gallery, New York and Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin


NEW YORK, NY - November 30, 2015 -  The New Media Artspace at Baruch College will host a public artist lecture and closing reception for Jenny Perlin: Open Sentence, an exhibition of video works by Jenny Perlin on Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC). The exhibit, which was curated by Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College ran from September 8 through December 7 at the New Media Artspace gallery in Baruch’s Library and Information building. This event is free and open to the public. To register for this event, please go here.

Jenny Perlin’s exhibition, “Open Sentence,” takes its title from a mathematical concept. A “closed sentence” is always true or always false, but an “open sentence” is a statement that contains variables or unknowns. Throughout her artistic career, Perlin has questioned the truth-value of historical narratives. Her work shows how statements about history are also subject to variability. Her films have been shown as single-channel works and multi-channel installations at numerous venues around the world. She teaches at The Cooper Union and The New School in New York.

The exhibition and lecture are made possible by support from the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), the Newman Library, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC).


WHAT:       “Jenny Perlin Lecture and Reception for ‘Open Sentence’”


WHEN:         Monday, December 7

                    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Baruch College — Performing Arts Center
                    55 Lexington Avenue,
                    Enter at  25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues



Gallery Location: New Media Artspace at Baruch College (Library Building)                           

                           151 E. 25th Street, New York, NY 10010


Gallery Hours: The New Media Artspace is open to the CUNY community during regular library hours. Members of the public may request access to the New Media Artspace at the security desk at the second floor entrance to the library. For this week's public hours, please check the gallery website: or dial a docent at 646-312-1664.


The New Media Artspace is a teaching exhibition space in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, CUNY. Housed in the Newman Library, the New Media Artspace showcases curated experimental media and interdisciplinary artworks by international artists, students, alumni, and faculty.




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY)) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.For more about Baruch College, go to


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