By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School - Art in the Institution/Art as the Institution: The New School Art Collection and its Institutional Life

Conversation and Art Walk Thu 22 Oct 2009 4.00PM-6.00PM The New School, Vera List Courtyard
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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The Vera List atrium and courtyard adjacent to the landmark Alvin Johnson Building harbor evidence of the history, memory, patronage and institutional identity of The New School–through an eclectic collection of significant art works. They range from Chaim Gross' Acrobats Family of Five from 1951 and Gonzalo Fonseca's ceramic tile mural from 1959-1961 to Martin Puryear's seating arrangements (1997) and the 2008 addition to Dave Muller's Interpolations and Extrapolations, a meditation on New School graphic identity.

In this conversation, Silvia Rocciolo, Curator of The New School Art Collection, and John Wanzel, Curatorial Assistant and MFA in Fine Arts candidate consider the role of The New School Art Collection as a living archive and how it reinforces institutional narrative and identity through its physical presence.
    • Art in the Institution/Art as the Institution: The New School Art Collection and its Institutional Life, Part One of Two
    • Art in the Institution/Art as the Institution: The New School Art Collection and its Institutional Life, Part Two of Two
Participants
Silvia Rocciolo, Curator, The New School Art Collection
John Wanzel, Curatorial Assistant, The New School Art Collection, and MFA Candidate, Parsons The New School for Design

Presented as part of the week-long exhibition and event series, "By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School."