The online exhibition Prajakta Potnis: The Slow Burn will be on view February 16 – May 7, 2021, presented by the New Media Artspace at Baruch College and generously sponsored by the Wasserman Jewish Studies Center.
“In an attempt to negotiate the social, the political, or the private, the domestic space takes on the role of a protagonist.”
The New Media Artspace proudly presents the online exhibition Prajakta Potnis: The Slow Burn, a sequence of 21 images and videos harkening from various distinct bodies of work from this versatile interdisciplinary Mumbai-based artist. In this interactive exhibition, as users advance through the works, they stitch together an enigmatic narrative in which the shifting, unseen protagonist is someone or something taking shape in a domestic surround. Intentionally staged through the now routine mediation of digital distance, the exhibition interface leverages everyday digital touches—taps on a phone or clicks on a screen—to progress the narrative; as well as to inquire into how, as people come to think twice before touching, the current pandemic is transforming the intimacy of touch and tactility.
The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center and the New Media Artspace will host an online public artist lecture on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 8:30 to 9:45 P.M. Details coming soon.View exhibition
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the gallery spaces in the Newman Library are closed to the public until further notice.
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.
The New Media Artspace is open to CUNY students, faculty and staff during regular library hours. Members of the public should bring a state i.d. and request access at the security desk at the second floor entrance to the library. During public hours, ask security to DIAL A DOCENT at x1664