International Travel and Research
A Look at the Idea and Strategies Behind the
Creation of the ExhibitionSublime
Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey
Monday, April 15
1:50 to 3:15 p.m.
D’Angelo Center 407, Queens Campus
The exhibition now at the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery,
intended to acquaint viewers with a portrait of contemporary
Turkish society, was the outgrowth of a trip to Turkey sponsored by
the Turkish Cultural Center undertaken by a group of St. John’s
faculty and administrators in 2011. Gallery Director and co-curator
of the exhibition, Parvez Moshin, will discuss the complexities of
organizing an international exhibition of this scope, and Fine Arts
Department Professor Paul Fabozzi will speak on the research
methods and strategies he used in the creation of work specifically
for this show.
Parvez Mohsin serves as the Director of St. John's
University's Dr. M.
T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery. He studied architecture at
the Universidad Jose Maria Vargas and graphic design at the
Instituto de Diseño Darias in Caracas, Venezuela. He also received
a BFA, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and an M.A. in Global
Development and Social Justice from St. John’s University.
Professor Paul Fabozzi has been a member of
theSt. John’s University Fine
Arts faculty since 1994. He received his BFA from
Alfred University and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Additional studies include SUNY Buffalo in Siena, Italy and the
University of Georgia at Athens in Cortona, Italy. Awards include
the Georgia Foundation Grant for Foreign Travel and a fellowship in
Drawing from the New York Foundation for the Arts.