John Knight

Panel Discussion Sat 9 Apr 2011 5.00PM-7.00PM Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, Ground Floor
Free admission
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In collaboration with the School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics presents an evening of discussion on the work of John Knight. Curator Sabine Breitwieser, writer Anne Rorimer, art historian Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and critic André Rottmann convene to examine the artists pivotal role in the development of institutional critique and site-specific art. Moderated by New School faculty member Simonetta Moro, the panel takes place on the occasion of the opening of Knight's exhibition at Greene Naftali Gallery on April 7, 2011.
    • John Knight panel discussion, Part I of III
    • John Knight panel discussion, Part II of III
    • John Knight panel discussion, Part III of III
Since the early 1970s John Knight has dedicated his practice to mapping the intersections of art, design, and institutional power through a series of spatial interventions and graphic maneuvers. Following closely on the architectural implications of Minimalism, Knight belongs to a generation of artists including Michael Asher, Daniel Buren, and Dan Graham that has consistently addressed the ideological valences of constructed space. Working in situ, all of Knight's projects address the specific demands of their context, whether it be the gallery, the museum, the library, or the commercial billboard. Recent projects include shows at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (2009); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2009); Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin (2009); Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (2008); Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló (2008).

Simonetta Moro, Chair, Visual Arts Program, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, the Media and Performance Art Department, The Museum of Modern Art
Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art, Harvard University
Anne Rorimer, curator, art historian, and author of New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality
André Rottmann, art historian, critic, and PhD candidate, Art History Department, Freie Universität, Berlin