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Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th St. 
Second Floor, Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

November 19, 2010–February 12, 2011
Special Lecture, Thursday, February 3, 6:30 PM

“What Image for the Death of the Witness?” A lecture by literary critic and cultural studies Professor Marc Nichanian of Sabanci University in Turkey. The lecture will look at the notion of creating an image for an event that deals with the death of a witness. 

From left: details from works by Linda Ganjian and Elif Uras; Silva Ajemian and Aslihan Demirtas

To create “Blind Dates,” co-curators Defne Ayas and Neery Melkonian paired artists and non-artists from areas once controlled by the Ottomans, including what is now modern-day Turkey and Armenia, to go on “blind dates.” 

The “match-making” created encounters between distanced neighbors and their estranged cultures; the exhibition is based on collaborations stemming from these encounters with “otherness.”

In conjunction with the exhibition

For more on the project, please visit the Pratt Manhattan Gallery or www.blinddatesproject.org.



Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building, First Floor

Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM; Saturday, 12—5 PM
October 7, 2010–January 21, 2011

Top row: Installation view, Schafler Gallery, Where are the Picassos in the Natural History Museum?, 1999. Bottom row (L-R): Adam Bezer, Untitled, September 11, 2001, Chromogenic Print; Leyla Modirzadeh, Secret Histories: Oxford, 15 minute DVD clip; Sally Tosti, Coney Island series, 2010, archival inkjet print, 15x10 inches

To celebrate a quarter century of exhibitions at The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, this exhibition includes recent work by alumni and students. Highlights of six of the most memorable and influential exhibitions will be reassembled along with recent work by original participants. The exhibition is guest-curated by Eleanor Moretta, former director for exhibitions.

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