Art is a near constant presence in the halls of Teachers College, but this month a special exhibition, Unleashing, will bring the work of 27 international artists to 21 sites across the campus. To make this possible, ARAD students Emily Pengyuan Lin and JuanCarlos Santos-Andrade have provided extensive support to the exhibition team as interns. Through their internships, they have gained practical experiences that will serve them well as arts administrators.
Emily has coordinated with the artists on tasks ranging from arranging insurance for their pieces to finalizing the wall text that will accompany their work. She is promoting the exhibition and accompanying public programs through social media, media for Teachers College and Columbia students, and sites geared to the New York art world. Her work has also included logistical efforts like scheduling installations and working with Teachers College facilities.
JuanCarlos brought his experience in digital technology to the role and designed the exhibition’s website. He has developed a map that will guide visitors—especially those unfamiliar with Teachers College’s tricky layout—to the exhibition sites scattered throughout the campus. He has also worked on the design of the wall labels and installation logistics for the exhibition.
Unleashing is directed by Richard Jochum and curated by Livia Alexander and Işın Önol. The project is made possible by the Office of the Provost and the Art & Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. It will be on display from April 1 – May 31, 2018, at 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027.
Congratulations to Emily and JuanCarlos! We look forward to seeing the results of their hard work as we wander the halls of Teachers College.