Runo Lagomarsino

Charrette Thu 6 Nov 2008 10.00AM - Fri 7 Nov 2008 12.00AM Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design
2 West 13th Street
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Join artist Runo Lagomarsino for a charrette, or collaborative workshop, in which participants are invited to create not works of art, but a fictional artist.

This charrette explores art production as it relates to geographic locations and colonial histories. Lagomarsino invites a group of Parsons students and other participants to create a fictional artist as a means to achieve a position to speak from. In particular, the charrette explores the position of an artist to be both actor and symbol in discourses on nationhood, "race," belonging, and politics. At 6:30 pm the group reconvenes in the gallery for a public unveiling of The Artist created in the charrette.

The charrette is hosted by Parsons faculty member Anthony Aziz.

November 6
Charrette with artist and Parsons class: 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
November 7
Charrette with artist and Parsons class: 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.; Presentation: 6:30—8:00 p.m.

This program has been made possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center's program cycle on "Branding Democracy," and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding, on view from October 15, 2008 to February 1, 2009.

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