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Jenny Perlin: "Open Sentence" Exhibit Opens at New Media Artspace at Baruch College

Jenny Perlin work

Jenny Perlin, Mirage (still), 2015

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

NEW YORK, NY -- September 8, 2015 --Baruch College presents Jenny Perlin: Open Sentence, an exhibition of video works by Jenny Perlin, curated by Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College and made possible by support from the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) and the Newman Library.

The show will open on September 8, 2015 and run through December 7, 2015 at the New Media Artspace gallery in Baruch’s Library and Information Building, 151 E. 25th Street. The New Media Artspace will host an opening reception and casual discussion with the artist for Baruch students on September 8 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the New Media Artspace and room 415 of the Library and Information Building. Members of the public who wish to attend may RSVP to A public artist lecture and closing reception will be held on December 7 at 7:00 pm, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Engleman Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College will sponsor a screening of Perlin’s View from Elsewhere on September 10 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in Room 14-230 of the 55 Lexington building. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to

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.


Gallery Location: New Media Artspace at Baruch College, Library and Information 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 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 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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