LIVING AS FORM SERIES OF PUBLIC TALKS CONTINUES ON JUNE 30: Critic Brian Holmes Presents “Post-Fordisms and Culture” at The Cooper Union in NYC

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LIVING AS FORM SERIES OF PUBLIC TALKS CONTINUES ON JUNE 30: Critic Brian Holmes Presents “Post-Fordisms and Culture” at The Cooper Union in NYC

Time: June 30, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: The Cooper Union - Rose Auditorium
Street: 41 Cooper Square
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
Website or Map: http://www.creativetime.org/p…
Phone: 212.206.6674 x222
Event Type: public, talk
Organized By: Jessica Shaefer
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2011

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Creative Time will continue its series of public talks presented in conjunction with this fall’s exhibition Living as Form on Thursday, June 30 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union, located at 41 Cooper Square in New York City.  Paris-based art critic and activist Brian Holmes will present “Post-Fordisms and Culture,” a discussion moderated by critic Yates McKee.  The event is the second in a three-part series of talks leading up to the opening of Living as Form, which will explore over 20 years of cultural works that emphasize participation, dialogue, and community engagement. The talks explore examples of socially engaged artistic practices, offering an opportunity for artists and audiences to raise key questions and further discussions around this complex field of cultural production. The Living as Form talks kicked off with Claire Bishop’s hugely successful "Participation and Spectacle: Where Are We Now?" on May 18 and will conclude with Nato Thompson on "Socially Engaged Art Outside the Bounds Of an Artistic Discipline" on August 2.  All Living as Form talks are free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required. 

 

Living as Form is an unprecedented international exhibition exploring over 20 years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, and community engagement. The exhibition—curated by Nato Thompson—will take place September 23–October 16, and will provide a broad look at a vast array of socially engaged practices that appear with increasing regularity in fields ranging from theater to activism, and urban planning to visual art.  Living as Form will bring together 25 curators, document over 100 artists' projects in a large-scale survey exhibition at the historic Essex Street Market building, and create six new commissions in the surrounding neighborhood. In addition, a dynamic online archive of over 400 socially engaged projects is being developed, along with a book to further an understanding of the breadth and complexity of this field. 

 

For more information on Living as Form, visit www.creativetime.org/livingasform

 

ABOUT CREATIVE TIME

Since 1974, Creative Time has presented the most innovative art in the public realm. The New York-based nonprofit has worked with over 2,000 artists to produce more than 335 groundbreaking public art projects that have ignited the public's imagination, explored ideas that shape society, and engaged millions of people around the globe.

 

For more information on Creative Time and its projects, visit www.creativetime.org.   

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