School of art

School Notes: School of Art
January/February 2022

Kymberly Pinder |

Dean joins dialogues across campus and New Haven

Throughout fall 2021—her first semester as dean—Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean Kymberly Pinder participated in public talks across Yale and New Haven. On a Sunday afternoon in late October, Pinder joined Martha Friedman ’03MFA for a talk as part of the Artspace Open Source 2021 Festival. The following weekend, she participated alongside faculty across the university in the concluding roundtable at the annual conference at Yale’s MacMillan Center, Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective. Finally, in November Dean Pinder and another alum, Rina Banerjee ’95MFA, came together for a public virtual conversation on their shared time at Yale in the 1990s as part of the Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibition On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale.

School launches annual student-curated show

With the spring 2022 semester, the Yale School of Art is initiating an annual student-curated exhibition of work, in which a collective of second-year MFA students propose and facilitate the display of work by graduate students currently enrolled in MFA programs across the northeast. 

The inaugural Yale School of Art annual exhibition, to be staged in March 2022, is entitled No White Walls and curated by graduate students Salvador Andrade, Zoila Coc-Chang, Miguel Gaydoshathena quispe, Mike Tully, and Amartya De. The exhibition seeks to engage themes of collectivity and challenge the established history of the exhibition space in Western museums and galleries—a history dominated by the white cube formula.

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