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In The Historical Present - Exhibition

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011

The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s Centennial. In the Historical Present looks back and takes stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School's art collection and archives, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as a script — a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.

Artists: Daniel Bejar, Black Lunch Table, Sheila Bridges, Lucia Cuba, Domestic Performance Agency, Nikita Gale, Jonathan Gardenhire, Camilo Godoy, David Hammons, Matthew Jensen, Sue Jeong Ka, Glenn Ligon, Sable Elyse Smith, Caroline Woolard, Shevaun Wright, Yonkers International Press 



This event is part of The New School's Centennial celebration. Learn more at • #100YearsNew

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