April 24, 2013 - Cabinet - School of Death
April 24, 2013

School of Death

School of Death
7 May–18 May 2013

Organized by: Cabinet magazine
and Simon Critchley

Hosted by: Family Business,
520 West 21st Street, New York


Cabinet is pleased to present, in collaboration with philosopher Simon Critchley, the first incarnation of the School of Death, an educational institution dedicated to exploring the relationship between death and the examined life. As the institution’s motto declares, “If the examined life is not worth living, then is death not worth examining?”

A new lesson—taking the form of a drawing, a chart, a story, a parable, an anecdote—will be written each day on a chalkboard installed at Family Business. In addition, there will be a number of evening talks and programs at the exhibition space.

List of events and participants is in formation—please check familybusiness.us
or cabinetmagazine.org for further information and updates on opening hours and programming.

About Simon Critchley
Simon Critchley, who is not dead yet, teaches philosophy for a living at the New School for Social Research. He writes for the New York Times and his new book Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine, co-written with Jamieson Webster, will be published by Pantheon in June.

About Family Business
Family Business is an exhibition space initiated by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni. It is a free time-share: a space made available to people who have something interesting to say; a way to get to know new families and friends. Family Business is powered by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. A guest + a host = a ghost. Nadja Argyropoulou is the Family Business guest (or ghost) curator for 2013.

About Cabinet
Founded in New York in 1999, Cabinet is a non-profit arts organization that aims through its publishing and presenting activities to encourage a new culture of curiosity about the world. For more information, see www.cabinetmagazine.org.

Cabinet receives generous support from the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Warhol Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Katchadourian Family Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives, the Danielson Foundation, and many individuals.

School of Death by Cabinet magazine and Simon Critchley, at Family Business
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