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Between Savage and Civilized: Negotiating a Space for Indigenous Art in the 21st Century

Between Savage and Civilized: Negotiating a Space for Indigenous Art in the 21st Century

Free talk tomorrow, 4/29! 6:00-8:00pm

Co-presented with your very own NYU Draper Program, and featuring our Art Worlds fellow, Mario Caro!

Click on the link for more details and to RSVP.

What does it mean to be an “Indigenous artist” working between his/her own community and the contemporary global art world? To what degree has the global art world embraced the “tribal”, and the “tribal” interfaced with western art? These are some of the questions Brett Graham will explore, drawing from examples in his own work, and recent indigenous art exhibitions such as Sakahan: International Indigenous Art. Mario Caro (Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Draper Program) provides an introduction.

Apr. 11th CGT Conference – “Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible”

Friday, April 11th, 2014
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Columbia University 
The fifth annual conference on cities and modern urban realities will bring together scholars from architecture, civil engineering, sociology, and other disciplines, with practitioners, whose work addresses the acute issues of urban life. In particular focus will be the subject of mobilities, including visible ones like cars, bikes, walking and crowds, as well as invisible ones like digital networks. 
  • Diana Barco, Chair of Curatorial Committee, Bogotá Urban Interactions
  • Assaf Biderman, Associate Director, SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adam Greenfield, Founder and Managing Director, Urbanscale and Senior Urban Fellow, LSE Cities
  • Hiroo Ichikawa, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University
  • Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
  • Eric J. Miller, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Director, Transportation Research Institute, University of Toronto
  • Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University
  • Claire Roberge, Researcher, Urbanizing Technology: The Mobility Complex
  • Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
  • Doris Tarchópulos, Curator and Director of Research Project, Bogotá Urban Interactions
  • John Urry, Author of Societies beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Zed 2013) and Offshoring(Polity 2014)
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. First come, first seated. 
Sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
Organized by Saskia Sassen, Co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought.
This conference is part of a larger project on Urbanizing Technology supported by the Audi Urban Future Initiative.
For more information on this and other events, please visit cgt.columbia.edu
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Friday, 3/7 at NYU – Cosmopoetics: A Symposium on (Post-)Modern Epistemology

Cosmopoetics: A Symposium on (Post-)Modern Epistemology
Deutsches Haus at NYU

42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003


Friday, March 7, 2014, 3 pm to 9 pm

Organized by Hans-Christian von Herrmann (NYU Department of German, TU Berlin)

The symposium is made possible by the generous support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), Deutsches Haus at NYU, the NYU Department of German, and the TU Berlin Office of Foreign Affairs.

“In technology, a physis is being organized through which mankind’s contact with the cosmos takes a new and different form from that which it had in nations and families.” This strange and enigmatic sentence is Walter Benjamin’s outlook at the end of his 1928 book “Einbahnstrasse”. The symposium “Cosmopoetics” will try to follow its trajectory by discussing the return of cosmology in 20th century thought. What does it mean when technology becomes a comprehensive organizing principle encompassing man and nature and leaving behind all political and cultural traditions? The lectures will lead from Weimar Germany and its technology obsessed avant-garde to American cybernetics and the counterculture of the nineteen-sixties. A key figure in this context will be R. Buckminster Fuller, who wanted the architect to be a “world planner” and who therefore can be called the founder of (post-)modern “cosmopoetics”.

With lectures by Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech University), Joachim Krausse (Anhalt University of Applied Sciences), David McConville (Buckminster Fuller Institute), Jeannie Moser (TU Berlin), and Christina Vagt (TU Berlin)


The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Please let us know you would like to attend this event by sending an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event.

“Critical Information” Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Dec 8 at SVA


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Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing 
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 8, 2013
Conference Panels: 10:00am – 3:30pm 132 West 21 Street, 6th floor, New York City
Lawrence Weschler, Keynote Address: 4:00 – 5:30pm, followed by reception 
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, New York City
All events are free and open to the public
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Critical Information, an interdisciplinary graduate student conference examining the contemporary dialogue between art, media, and society. Sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA, the Critical Information conference provides a critical forum for current scholarship exploring the juncture of media, theory, criticism, and the visual arts. Lawrence Weschler, Director Emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, will deliver the keynote address, “A Typology of Convergences: Towards a Unified Field Theory of Cultural Transmission.”
Weschler was for over twenty years (1981-2002) a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992) and was also a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award (1998). Recent books include a considerably expanded edition of Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, comprising thirty years of conversations with Robert Irwin; and a companion volume, True to Life: Twenty Five Years of Conversation with David Hockney. His latest addition to “Passions and Wonders,” the collection Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, came out from Counterpoint in October 2011.
Under the keynote address theme “A Typology of Convergences,” the conference’s international roster of participants from a wide cross-section of disciplines, will present papers and projects on the following six panels: Of the Word; Indented Margins; Artwork/Network; Art and Sensuality; Identity: Construction, Transmission, Rejection; and Concerns in the Age of Media and Information: Its Effects on Culture and Communication.
The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums.http://artcriticism.sva.edu/
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.


Glucksman Irish House- Quinlan Lecture in Poetry: Sarah Jackson 11/21

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The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry: Sarah Jackson
with introduction by Nick Laird

Thursday, November 21st, 7pm
at Glucksman Ireland House NYU, 1 Washington Mews at 5th Ave.

Sarah Jackson is the 2013 winner of the Seamus Heaney Prize for Poetry.  She won the Prize for Pelt, a remarkable collection of lyric poems that meditate on unseen influences, fleeting insights, patterns of meaning, and shapes of time.

The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry at Glucksman Ireland House honors Tom, public school teacher in Philadelphia, lover of poetry, and Glucksman Ireland House member since 1997; the lecture is endowed by his family.  We are especially pleased that the Quinlan Lecture is offered in partnership with the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queens University, Belfast.  The Seamus Heaney Prize for poetry is awarded annually by the Heaney Centre to the author of the best first book of poems published in Ireland or Britain.

Nick Laird, award-winning Northern Irish poet and novelist, will introduce Jackson.  Laird has won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.  Laird’s remarks will include a tribute to Seamus Heaney.

Free admission.

In order to ensure a seat, please RSVP by calling 212-998-3950 (option 3) or by emailingireland.house@nyu.edu.

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