In The Historical Present

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July 8, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery

Curated by Anna Harsanyi and Macushla Robinson

The spur of this exhibition is a marker of time: a century of The New School’s existence. As such it looks back to take stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, works from the New School’s art collection and archives, and artist-led engagements and performances, the show invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as a script—a set of procedures, of methodologies, and of discursive practices that unfold over time.

Artists: Daniel Bejar, Sheila Bridges, Benjamin van Buren, Black Lunch Table, Lucia Cuba, Domestic Performance Agency, Nikita Gale, Jonathan Gardenhire, Camilo Godoy, David Hammons, Matthew Jensen, Sue Jeong Ka, Glenn Ligon, Caroline Woolard, Shevaun Wright.

This event is part of The New School’s Centennial celebration, which highlights the extraordinary alumni who have passed through our doors, including Sheila Bridges, Benjamin van Buren, Lucia Cuba, Jonathan Gardenhire, and Camilo Godoy.

Learn more at newschool.edu/100. #100YearsNew

The gallery will close at 4:30 pm on Wed, July 10, and will be closed on Sundays from July 29 – August 25.