Arts Graduate Show: "PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE."


Arts Graduate Show: "PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE."

Collar Works

May 6, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Department of the Arts will present their annual exhibition-- entitled PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE. --at Collar Works, a gallery located in Hudson Arthaus in downtown Troy, New York. The opening will take place from 1-5pm; the exhibition will be on view through May 9th (see gallery hours below). This group show promises audiences an eclectic array of projects that reflect current trends in contemporary art, and will feature works ranging from performance to installation.


PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE. is a slightly cheeky plea, or perhaps a polite demand-- a request that audiences engage with works that express a variety of concerns and that explore many different methods to communicate these ideas. In the exhibition, artists employ everything from electronic music, computer code and data visualization to seeds and soil; from ritual and performance to poetics and moving images.


PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE.  represents the breadth of research and scholarship currently underway in the Department of the Arts, which is part of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Works presented by the department’s graduate students demonstrate the diversity of contemporary practices within the field of Electronic Arts.  Areas of interest reflected in the exhibition include: activist media; bio-art and design;­ electro-acoustic music composition and performance; games and simulation; media arts history, culture and theory; new interfaces for artistic expression; perception, the senses, behavior and interaction. (


The international roster of artists presenting work and performing as part of the exhibition includes: Diana Alvarez, Angela Beallor, Cem Çakmak, Ellie Irons, Kathleen McDermot, Eric Miller, Javier Molina, Kasalina Nabakooza, Senem Pirler and Monica Duncan, Patrick Quinn, Jeremy Stewart, Ezra Teboul, Carolyn Tennant, Van Tran Nguyen, and Matej Vakula. Attached please find a PDF with additional information about the artists, including biographies and statements about their work.


After the exhibition opening on Saturday May 6th from 1-5pm, gallery viewing hours are Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th from 12-6pm. The gallery is located at Hudson Arthaus, 621 River Street in Troy, New York. For more information about Collar Works please visit the gallery’s website at: or call 518-285-0765.  

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