Urban Art and the Building - Walls Symposium and Amanda Williams Lecture
Time: Friday, November 10th, 2017, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, 929 E. 60th St.
Description - In this Symposium for the 2017-18 Mellon Sawyer we examine the expanded space of walls. Considering the dimensional spaces that walls define, create, inspire, and respond to, we will look at the role of walls in our cities and consider their social function as well as their form, how the two relate, and how works of art can inform or transform that relation. Walls divide us, but they can also form conduits for interaction and relation. From Chicago brick walls to the Great Chinese firewall, we look at how seemingly finite material artefacts can become generative actors in the built environment and give rise to new aesthetic forms in urban space. Speakers include Nadine Moeller, Wu Hung, Elizabeth Parke, and Rebecca Zorach. Guest Lecture by Amanda Williams.
2:00 - 2:10: Welcome and Introduction (Bill Brown and Hanne Graversen)
2:10 - 3:10: First Panel - Nadine Moeller and Wu Hung
3:10 - 3:20: Break
3:20 - 4:10: Second Panel - Elizabeth Parke and Rebecca Zorach
4:20: Discussion moderated by Bill Brown
5:00 - 6:00: Lecture by Amanda Williams with Q&A Session moderated by Jessica Stockholder
- Cruz, Teddy and Fonna Forman, "The Wall: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman on the United States-Mexico Border"
- Wasserman, Andrew, Beyond the Wall: Redifining City Walls' "Gateway to Soho"
- Mehring, Christine, "Chapter 3, Wall Paintings, 1968-1973: Abstraction and Decoration" from Blinky Palermo: Abstraction of an Era