October 21, 2009

Think tank forming at Exit Art tonight

Through November 8, artists Daniel Lichtman and David Baumflek will host The Institute for Aesthetic Research (IAR) - a program of public events, talks and discussions focused on Art, Economics and Institutional Critique- at Exit Art on Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Tonight they will discuss the IAR's mission, and introduce Brooklyn artist Adam Simon, founder of Four Walls and Fine Art Adoption Network. I'll be there to join Simon's discussion about alternative strategies for art distribution, including events like the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. In this weekly series, the IAR has adopted a traditional  think tank format, which will culminate in a collectively-produced publication exploring the possibilities of "cultural production in contestation, or outside the realm of Neoliberalism." See you there.


2nd meeting- October 28th
Timothy Murray (Director, Society for the Humanities and Curator, Rose Goldson Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University; Managing Co-Moderator, -empyre- a soft-skinned space)  & Renate Ferro (Artist, Visiting Professor of Art, Cornell University; Managing Co-Moderator, -empyre- a soft-skinned space) discuss how politically critical and socially interventionist new media of the 90's and 2000's have  been recuperated through advanced strategies of viral marketing on the web.

3rd meeting- November 4th
John Baldacchino (Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University) will discuss pedagogy and politics in contemporary art practice.

4th meeting- November 11th
Ethan Spigland (Filmmaker and screenwriter, Professor, New School for Social Research, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute.) will screen and discuss “Shallow”, a recent film collaboration with Malcolm Mclaren.

5th meeting- November 18th
David, Daniel and Adam Simon will help in the editing and discussion of the final publication.

Exit Art is located at 475 10th Avenue at the corner of 36th Street, 1 block east of the Javits Center. Exit Art is located near midtown, within walking distance of Chelsea, Broadway and the Hudson River.  Subway: #A,C,E trains to 34th St./Penn Station at 8th Avenue. Walk 2 blocks west to 10th Ave and 2 blocks north to 36th St. or #1,2,3,7,9.A.C.E trains to 42nd St./Times Square Station at 8th Avenue. 

1 comments:

These talks sound awesome - such a shame I'm all the way out here!