July 20, 2010 - New Museum - Series of events and discussions in conjunction with Museum as Hub: In and Out of Context REDUX
July 20, 2010

Series of events and discussions in conjunction with Museum as Hub: In and Out of Context REDUX

Alain Resnais,Toute la mémoire du monde (All the memory of the world), 1956
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Series of events and discussions in conjunction with Museum as Hub: In and Out of Context REDUX

Friday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.
“Toute la mémoire du monde”/”All the memory of the world”
Screening and discussion with Julieta Aranda and guests Adam Kleinman and Judi Werthein
New Museum
FREE

Saturday, July 24 at 12 – 5 p.m.
Postcards to AZ
A project of Programs for Research and Outreach
Organized by Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida
Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Broome Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets
FREE

As part of the current exhibition “Museum as Hub: In and Out of Context REDUX,” artists Ayreen Anastas, Julieta Aranda, and Rene Gabri present an evolving series of works, publications, events, and discussions to explore the museum as a site of exchange and catalyst for experimentation.

On July 23 at 7:00 p.m., Julieta Aranda presents the 1956 Alain Resnais film, Toute la mémoire du monde (All the memory of the world), a portrait of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris. Aranda and invited guests Judi Werthein and Adam Kleinman lead a discussion following the film, addressing Aranda’s research on memory as it relates to Resnais’ film and her own Museum as Hub project All the memory of the world (We can remember it for you). Aranda’s project consists of several newly commissioned sculptures, a wall installation that has developed over a three-month period, a newspaper publication, and various representations of the past that require articulation. For Aranda, such articulations are part of a process in which we seek to track the truth and our witnessing of it—a type of memory that is contested but for which we become accountable. The discussion on July 23rd also considers the role of cultural institutions on the production and conservation of collective memories, paying special attention to the artist’s interest in the New Museum’s current relationship to its own history.

Also as part of the Museum as Hub exhibition, Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri, and Programs for Research and Outreach (PRO) present Project for a Revolution in New York, or How to arrest a Hurricane, which explores art’s potential place in economic, national, and urban struggles. PRO seeks to activate a pool of artists, agitators, thinkers, and former or aspiring revolutionaries in order to develop a series of works and interventions within the museum and in the city. Their efforts culminated in a day-long event on July 10, Projects for a Revolution in New York; Experiments in Collective Research and Action: Some Proposals and the upcoming project Postcards to AZ by Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida, which will launch at the New Museum Block Party on July 24. In Postcards to AZ, visitors to the New Museum Block Party are invited to write a postcard to their neighbors in AZ affected by the imminent implementation of SB1070 an Arizona law that allows police officers to check the immigration status of any person stopped for a separate cause. The New Museum Block Party will take place on July 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lion’s Den at Sara D. Roosevelt Park – Broome Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets.

For more information, please visit www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions

Museum as Hub is made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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