The Artist’s Institute at Hunter College is committed to spending time with artists and going where their work leads. We divide our year into two six-month seasons and dedicate each one to a single artist.
Work by our anchor artist remains on view throughout the season. It provides a sustained reference point and establishes a set of specific questions and propositions. It becomes a lens for us to consider the contemporary context and leads us to thinkers from a variety of disciplines: artists and writers, scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists. Some of these contributions last a few hours, while others last several weeks, and each one ensures that our interpretations remain fluid, active, and constantly renewed.
Under the umbrella of Hunter College, we are translating the research-based nature of an educational institution into an associative and generative curatorial model whereby existing knowledge is tested, complicated, and propelled elsewhere. Rooted in ongoing discussions in a graduate seminar at Hunter College, but based in a basement on the Lower East Side, The Artist’s Institute engages the work and ideas of artists with rigor, commitment, and imagination.
Past seasons of The Artist’s Institute include Robert Filliou, Jo Baer, Jimmie Durham, Rosemarie Trockel, Haim Steinbach, Thomas Bayrle, and Lucy McKenzie. Our current season is with Pierre Huyghe.
Please stop by regularly, or whenever you’re in the neighborhood.
Jenny Jaskey, Director and Curator; A. E. Benenson, Curatorial Research & Production; Francesca Grassi, Graphic Designer; Jonas Lund, Web Developer; Anthony Huberman, Advisor and Founder. Hunter College Department of Art & Art History: Howard Singerman, Phyllis and Josef Caroff Professor of Fine Arts, Dept. Chair; Joachim Pissarro, Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries. Friends Who Make The Artist’s Institute Possible: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts; Teiger Foundation; Evelyn Kranes Kossak; Carolyn Wade; Toby Devan Lewis; Marty & Rebecca Eisenberg; Miguel Abreu; Thea Westreich & Ethan Wagner; Wynn Kramarsky; Emily Rauh Pulitzer; Michael Cohn; Carol & Arthur Goldberg; Lucy McKenzie; Creative Scotland; Kunsten en Erfgoed; Marian Goodman; Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. in collaboration with Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Etant donnés: the French-American Fund for Contemporary Art with funding from the Florence Gould Foundation.∙