A Roundtable on the Historicization of Art of the Lower East Side

Roundtable Fri 18 Mar 2005 6.30PM-8.30AM The New School, Wollman Hall
55 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th Floor
Free admission
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Raising questions about how the history of the Lower East Side is represented, this roundtable discussion among scholars and artists examines the activist art of this period, recalling the antagonism in the bohemian district between artists and dominant political culture. In considering the art and experience of this fervid period in New York City history, panelists look at the motifs of East Village art and its relationship to art history.

This roundtable discussion is done in conjunction with "East Village USA" at the New Museum, the first historical exhibition in the United States to consider the downtown New York cultural scene of the late 20th century.

Alan Moore, scholar and writer
Al Orensanz, scholar and writer
Yasmin Ramirez, curator
Sarah Schulman, scholar and writer
Gregory Sholette, scholar and writer
Jonathan Weinberg, artist and art historian