October 13, 2009 - Vera List Center for Art and Politics - “By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School”
October 13, 2009

“By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School”

By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School
October 19 – October 24, 2009

Parts & Labor Gallery at The New School
66 West 12th Street, New York City

www.veralistcenter.org

As The New School celebrates its 90th anniversary, an exhibition, discussions, lectures, workshops and séances with psychics examine a legacy of progressive institutional and pedagogical policy at a time when the university is celebrating its past, yet also contending with a highly publicized period of internal criticism and activism. Most events are staged inside a mobile gallery space parked outside of The New School’s “signature building” at 66 West 12th Street.

By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School
Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 24, 2009
Open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parts & Labor Gallery at The New School
66 West 12th Street, New York City
All events free and open to the public

Parts & Labor Gallery’s stop at The New School is one in a series of encounters in a traveling countrywide exhibition, exploring site- and community-specific experiences of the transformation of the American landscape. In “By Any Name,” the project takes the concept of a university archive and re-imagines it as a functional, representational installation with the power to evoke and challenge institutional memory.

Composed of recycled texts and computer equipment, materials drawn from The New School library, and a new text penned by members of The New School community, this week-long on-campus environment involves a range of events, figures, ideas, opinions, and reminiscences which inform the legacy of the university.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Unless noted below, all events take place in Parts & Labor Gallery at The New School.

Consultation/Séance
The Future
Monday, October 19, through Friday, October 23, 2009
Open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sound Installation
WHERE ARE WE GOING? AND WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Monday, October 19, through Saturday, October 24, 2009

Open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A sound installation by Vera List Center Fellows Lin + Lam and Robert Sember

Drawing Workshop
Thomas Bosket: Drawing as Archiving (with live model)
Monday, October 19, 2009 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Discussion Group
Ali Krasners on the history of The New School
Monday, October 19, 2009 – 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.

Discussion Group
Tess Harrison on the history of The New School
Monday, October 19, 2009 – 5:00 to 5:50 p.m.

Lecture
Peter M. Rutkoff, The New School at 90: What Would Dewey Do?
Monday, October 19, 2009 – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Workshop
Andy Bichlbaum’s Class, sans Andy: Speculating on the Future
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – 3:00 to 5:40 p.m.

Class Session
Steve Lambert
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Open Discussion
John Zinsser
The New York Art World and The New School: History and Possibility

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – 1:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design, Kellen Auditorium
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street

Roundtable
The Librarians’ Circle: On Archives and Institutional Memory
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The New School, Orozco Room
66 West 12th Street, 7th floor

Class Session
Joseph Heathcott: The City as Archive
Thursday, October 22, 2009 – 12:00 to 1:40 p.m.

Conversation and Art Walk
Art in the Institution/Art as the Institution:
The New School Art Collection and its Institutional Life

Thursday, October 22, 2009 – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Vera List Courtyard, 66 West 12th Street, ground floor

Participants include John Aubry, Thomas Bosket, Mrs. Donna, Tess Harrison, Joseph Heathcott, Ali Krasners, Steve Lambert, Lin+Lam, Shannon Mattern, Parts & Labor Gallery (Brooke Chroman, Meghan Roe and Bryan Mesenbourg), Silvia Rocciolo, Peter M. Rutkoff, Ed Scarcelle, Wendy Scheir, Robert Sember, John Wanzel, John Zinsser and others to be announced.

Presented on occasion of the Vera List Center’s 2009/2010 program theme “Speculating on Change,” with support of The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.veralistcenter.org

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