September 15, 2015

In collaboration with Women Mobilizing Memory, No Longer Empty presents Critical Curatorial Workshop, a two-part workshop that aims to foster a critical conversation about models of art activist production and initiatives. Critical Curatorial Workshop will begin at Columbia University’s LeRoy Neiman Gallery at 12pm for a curatorial walk-through of Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories. The workshop continues at Nathan Cummings Foundation at 2pm for a curatorial walk-through of Bring in the Reality, followed by presentations and a moderated round-table discussion on the relationship between community and activist engagement; the role of testimonial as counter-narrative; the preservation of memory through critical strategies; and artists’ responses to historical recurrence.
Part 1: 12pm, curatorial walk-through
Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories
Co-curators: Katherine Cohn and Işın Önol
The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University
310 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY 10027 
Part 2: 2pm-5pm, curatorial walk-through
Bring in the Reality
Curator: Rachel Gugelberger
Followed by presentations by select 2015 NLE Lab participants and a round-table conversation
Nathan Cummings Foundation, 475 10th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018 
Space is limited and registration required. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 11th.
For more information, and to register, please click here. About Women Mobilizing Memory:
Women Creating Change is an initiative of Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Social Difference, working in close collaboration with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. We are grateful to the generous co- sponsorship, at Columbia, of University Seminars, School of the Arts, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia Global Centers, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Oral History Research, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Armenian Center, Institute for the Study of Human Rights; as well as the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the New York State Council for the Humanities and Sabancı University. 
About NLE Lab:
The NLE Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab) is a 15-week professional development program for emerging curators interested in gaining hands-on experience curating a site- specific exhibition. Expanding on No Longer Empty’s mission, NLE Lab is designed as a socially conscious platform for experimentation in curating. The program is supervised and guided by the No Longer Empty curatorial team, and culminates in the production of a collaboratively curated site-responsive exhibition in an underutilized space in NYC. This year’s program takes place in the South Bronx.