Spring 2011 Talks at The New School

Spring 2011 Talks

Lynne Cooke and Douglas Crimp
Mixed Use Manhattan
Kicking off the spring 2011 Public Art Fund Talks series, noted curators Lynne Cooke and Douglas Crimpwill discuss their exhibition, Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices, 1970s to the Present, which was on view at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid from June through September 2010. The exhibition surveyed the uses artists have made of New York City’s run-down lofts, abandoned piers, vacant lots, and deserted streets from the 1970s to the present. As a centerpiece of their show, Cooke and Crimp reassembled Projects: Pier 18, conceived by Willoughby Sharp in 1971 and comprising twenty-seven artists’ projects made on a dilapidated Hudson River pier; the projects were photographed by Shunk-Kender and initially shown at The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to Projects: Pier 18, Mixed Use, Manhattan featured more than 250 works by forty artists, including Danny Lyon, Joan Jonas, Peter Hujar, Thomas Struth, Zoe Leonard, David Wojnarowicz, Barbara Probst, Steve McQueen, and Emily Roysdon. Cooke and Crimp will talk about the genesis and realization of the exhibition, and the accompanying film program and catalogue, using installation views, photographs, and film clips to illustrate their conversation.

Paula Cooper, Pat Steir, and Jeremy Ziemann, Working with Sol
(moderated by Nicholas Baume)
Working with Sol is a conversation among some of the people who worked most closely with Sol LeWitt throughout his long career. Moderated by Public Art Fund Director & Chief Curator, Nicholas Baume, the talk features gallerist Paula Cooper, artist Pat Steir, and Principal Assistant, Structures, Jeremy Ziemann.

On May 24, 2011, Public Art Fund opened the first outdoor career survey of LeWitt sculptures, including 27 works from his modular, serial, geometric, and irregular series. On view in City Hall Park, New York City, through December 2, 2011, Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965-2006 explores the artist’s lifelong engagement with these works and presents his most important ideas about sculpture.

Rob Pruitt, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Rhonda Lieberman, Andy Touched Me
(moderated by Nicholas Baume)
This talk explores the ongoing resonance of radical work created by artists who first came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. Rob Pruitt, whose homage to Andy Warhol is installed at the corner of 17th Street and Broadway, will be joined by Public Art Fund Director & Chief Curator Nicholas Baume, cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, and artist and writer Rhonda Lieberman, in a lively conversation about Warhol’s continuing influence on art and culture.

Public Art Fund Talks are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.



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