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Baruch College Hosts Lecture and Reception with Artist Marina Zurkow

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NEW YORK, NY - November 25, 2014 - Baruch College invites you to a free lecture with artist Marina Zurkow on Monday, December 1 at 6 p.m. in the Baruch Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow the lecture.

The evening is organized in conjunction with the closing of NeoGeo/Landfill Club, a two-part exhibit by Zurkow with collaborators Ben Kauffman and Daniel Shiffman, curated by Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College. The exhibition opened on September 10, 2014 in the New Media Artspace gallery in Baruch’s Newman Library, which is open to the CUNY community as well as members of the public. Zurkow’s lecture will feature highlights of her interdisciplinary art career.

New media artist Marina Zurkow lives and works in New York where she is on faculty at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Her work fosters new modes of creative inquiry in the sciences and forments citizen science through art. Her artistic research practice suggests new roles for art in the university, and for science in para-academic contexts. In NeoGeo/Landfill Club, she continued her investigation of the ecological impact of petrochemicals through a series of digital animations that invited public contributions of discarded plastic objects.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: A public lecture from artist Marina Zurkow

WHEN: Monday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. (Enter on 25th St., between 3rd and Lex.)

 

About the New Media Artspace:
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.

 

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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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134 celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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