Public Art Fund Talks at The New School

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School

Public Art Fund

March 11, 2010

Public Art Fund Talks

Talks begin at 6:30 pm

The New School
John Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)

To purchase tickets: visit or call 212.980.3942

Wednesday, March 17
It’s interesting to see how inanimate the figure can be, how figurative art dies, how it scars, how it shatters into mere things, how it turns to dust …

Wednesday, April 14
The idea of monument and death is the ultimate raw material of art.

Wednesday, May 12
Our generation sees modernist art through the lens of pop culture, not the other way around.

This spring’s Public Art Fund Talks series features three artists whose works reinvent and extend the language of figurative sculpture for a new era. Neither literal portraits nor traditional monuments, their works push the expressive potential of sculptural forms and materials, marking a renewed interest in the figure in contemporary art. Public Art Fund Talks are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Huma Bhabha, Matthew Monahan, and Thomas Houseago are included in the upcoming Public Art Fund exhibition Statuesque. Also featured are Pawel Althamer, Aaron Curry, and Rebecca Warren. Statuesque opens June 2, 2010 at City Hall Park.

Image credits:
Left to right: Matthew Monahan, The Martial Tune, 2009, courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Huma Bhabha, The Orientalist, 2007, courtesy of Salon 94, New York; Thomas Houseago, Untitled (Red Man), 2008, courtesy of Michael Werner Gallery, New York.

PUBLIC ART FUND is New York’s leading presenter of artists’ projects, new commissions, installations, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since 1977, the Public Art Fund has worked with over 500 emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time.

Public Art Fund is a non-profit art organization supported by generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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