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Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood - exhibition

- 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood

September 17 – October 6, 2012
Opening reception and performances: September 21st, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood is an examination and reinterpretation of the historical allegiances and projected intentions of socially engaged art of the 1930s WPA Era.  Responding to the contents of the New School's Orozco Room—the murals’ subjects, reception, and censorship—artists/curators channel the performative potential of Orozco's archive and mythology in a multimedia exhibition.  The galleryfeatures an evolving mural and sculptures that serve as centerpiece and backdrop to a roster of performances.

The mural, organized by Lauren Denitzio (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13), Sara Jimenez (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13), and Cupid Ojala(Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘12), will evolve over the course the exhibition, continuously rendered in situ by current and recently graduated Parsons students. A central sculpture by John Furer(Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13) translates an Orozco painting into an object of agency.  Isaac Richard Pool (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13) and Jessica Posner(Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘13) will embody Dionysus and the Oracle, Greek mythological characters, creating performances that address a spirit of irresolvable presence with utopian longing.

Three methods of performance will be explored as a means of pursuing alternative, utopic modes of being: occupation, consciousness raising, and historical redemption.  Performances (listed below) include contributions from David Geer, Sam Harmon, Reena Katz (Parsons MFA Fine Arts ‘12), Shalini Sanjay Patel, Colin Self, Joanna Spitzner, and others.

Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood is a collaborative, artistic, and curatorial project by Parsons the New School for Design MFA Fine Arts candidates Lauren Denitzio, Isaac Richard Pool, and Jessica Posner.

Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood is a cross-historical projectin radical and feminist tactics across history, mythology, representation, and presence.

During the run of the show, muralists will be working intermittently in the space during gallery hours. Occupational, durational performances with Dionysus and the Oracle will occur every Saturday from 2:00–6:00 p.m. Additional performance events will occur every Friday.  Video documentation from weekend performances will run continuously in the foyer of 66 Fifth Avenue.

Performance Schedule:

  • Sept 21: QRUB Invocation and Historical Redemption Performance, organized by Joanna Spitzner. 6:00-8:00 p.m
  • Sept 22: QRUB Occupation with Dionysus and the Oracle. 2:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Sept 28th: Consciousness Raising Seance for Feminists. A skype seance co-performed with David Geer, Sam Harmon, Shalini Sanjay Patel, Isaac Richard Pool, Jessica Posner, and guests.  9:00 p.m.
  • Sept 29: QRUB Occupation with Dionysus, the Oracle, and Colin Self.  2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • October 5: Whisper Translation skype performance with Reena Katz and Jessica Posner.  7:00 p.m.
  • October 6: QRUB Occupation with Dionysus and the Oracle.  BYOBachanalia closing party.  2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Contributing artists and performers include, but are not limited to:
Lauren Denitzio, John Furer, David Geer, Sam Harmon, Sara Jimenez, Reena Katz, Cupid Ojala, Shalini Sanjay Patel, Isaac Richard Pool, Jessica Posner, Colin Self, and Joanna Spitzner

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Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

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