Fall 2021 online and live programs

Fall 2021 online and live programs

Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Carolina Caycedo, Genealogy of Struggle/Genealogia de la Resistencia, ongoing since 2017. Installation view, Estamos Bien - La Trienal, El Museo del Barrio, 2021. Photo: Martin Seck. Courtesy of the artist.

September 8, 2021
Fall 2021 online and live programs
Vera List Center for Art and Politics
The New School
66 West 12th Street, Room 604
New York, New York 10011
United States

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The Vera List Center for Art and Politics (VLC) at The New School is pleased to announce its fall 2021 programs and the continuation of its As for Protocols seminar series, a two-year curriculum curated around the 2020–22 focus theme As for Protocols. 

We convene this year’s seminars with partner organizations, collectives, and independent curators, bringing new perspectives on not only the focus theme, but also the protocols of collaboration and institutional alignment. Join us for more live performances, concerts, exhibitions, installations, and online programs this fall.

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 6–7:30pm EDT, El Museo del Barrio
Carolina Caycedo hosts a vigil and “pagamento” in honor of murdered environmentalists with a lighting ceremony at sunset, testimonies from the frontlines of environmental justice, and live musical performance.

Seminar Seven: Drones and the Bird’s-Eye View
Monday, September 20, 2021, 2–3:30pm EDT, online
Through multidisciplinary lenses, this seminar examines the technical and human protocols that informed the early development of drones and how they have co-evolved with commercial and household technologies since their advent. With artist Heba Amin, curator Roger D. Connor, and The New School faculty Peter Asaro, moderated by High Line Art Associate Curator Melanie Kress.

Tuesday, October 12 through Saturday, October 16, 2021

Organized within the framework of the VLC’s two-year investigation of As for Protocols, the VLC Forum 2021 celebrates the work of Avni Sethi, recipient of the 2020–22 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice for Conflictorium, with an exhibition environment and live exchanges on notions of infrastructure. Each day of the Forum highlights the work of the 2020–22 Jane Lombard Fellows: Emeka Okereke and other Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization members gather at UnionDocs for workshops and screenings; NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati and Nepal Picture Library host a panel on feminist and children literature; Underground Resistance presents Nomadico in concert at Weeksville Heritage Center; and Jorge González of Escuela de Oficios leads a procession and candle making workshop.

Seminar Eight: Work in the Cultural Economy We Want: Cooperatives
Monday, November 8, 2021, 1–2:30pm EST, online
Convened with Nati Linares and Caroline Woolard of Art.coop, this seminar brings together cultural cooperatives to discuss protocols that build shared political, economic, and cultural power. Ramsey Nasser, Emma Technology Cooperative, leads participants in a collaborative game designed for the seminar.

ArtsLink Assembly 2021: Future Fellows
Wednesday, November 17 & Friday, November 19, 2021, online 
ArtsLink Assembly 2021: Future Fellows gathers independent arts leaders and artists, including VLC Boris Lurie Fellow Etcétera, building new networks locally and transnationally to support and sustain independent artists in a post-pandemic world.

AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture: Legacy Russell
Monday, November 29, 2021, 7–8:30pm EST, online
Curator and critic Legacy Russell delivers the 15th annual AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture in partnership with the VLC.

Hél čhaŋkú kiŋ ȟpáye (There lies the road)
Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 12, 2021, PS122 Gallery
Suzanne Kite presents the culmination of a year-long research project, Hél čhaŋkú kiŋ ȟpáye (There lies the road), with a VLC-commissioned performance and installation of interfaces and wearable technology, immersive video, and sound. 

Seminar Nine: Bridge: Protocols of Jazz and Modernism
Monday, December 6, 2021, 6–7:30pm EST, online 
A bridge that serves as structure for music, that functions as both practice and protocol, lends this program its title. This discussion draws on such musical structures as the bridge (following Dimitri Chandler’s remarks on Cecil Taylor) as well as its classical precedent, the call and response, to articulate various protocols of jazz and modern music. The seminar is convened with curator Serubiri Moses and features performance artist Raymond Pinto as well as Tendayi Sithole, Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, among others.

Rethinking Residencies Symposium
Wednesday, December 8 through Friday, December 10, 2021, online 
Rethinking Residencies hosts its first symposium to address the dearth of scholarship regarding residency programs as critical sites of production within the field of visual arts. 

For more information, full program listings, and registration, visit veralistcenter.org

The fall 2021 programs of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School are generously supported by members of the Vera List Center Board, individual donors as well as the following institutional funders: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Boris Lurie Art Foundation, Dayton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kettering Fund, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Pryor Cashman LLP, and The New School.

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