Sarah Demeuse & Manuela Moscoso: Resonance

Presentation Tue 27 Nov 2012 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Kellen Auditorium
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, ground floor
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Curatorial duo Rivet (Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso) considers resonance, a notion they take from philosopher Levi Bryant's The Democracy of Objects, as a guiding term to reconsider perspective on, and interactions in, the world. Informed by their current exhibitions, Resonance at the Goethe-Institut New York and Resonance and Repetition on view at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, as well as by ongoing discussions with collaborators and artists, their talk highlights artistic projects and so touches upon current models of representation, resistance, and withdrawal.

In particular, they aim to consider and provisionally answer the following questions in their presentation: Why or whence the current increasing interest in the arts in thingness or human and non-human entanglements? Where do marks of distinctions between subjects and objects become unstable? What can we glean from this instability and resonance? In what kind of regimes of attraction can the art object participate, and what may it do differently from other objects?
    • Presentation. Resonance: The Specificities of Change within Systems and Entities
Rivet was founded in 2010 by Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso. The office focuses on long-term collaborations with artists and research that takes shape in different formats, from conversations, small circle reading groups, writing and workshops, to exhibitions. Sarah also translates and edits, and is currently part of the 9th Mercosur Biennial Porto Alegre curatorial team. Manuela is co-director of Capacete, an international residency and research program located in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.

Organized and presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School in conjunction with the center's curatorial focus theme "Thingness," the New School class Art & the Political.

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