6:30 p.m.

The fourth John McDonald Moore Memorial Lecture will be delivered by philosopher Boris Groys who will speak on art as the most democratic of expressions. Groys, professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and global professor at New York University, is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, curator, media theorist, and an internationally acclaimed expert on late-Soviet postmodern art and literature as well as on the Russian avant-garde. Dr. Groys' writing engages the wildly disparate traditions of French poststructuralism and modern Russian philosophy. Named after one of the university’s most influential art history teachers, the lectures in the past have been delivered by Michael Brenson, Linda Nochlin, and Stephanie Barron. John McDonald Moore taught art history and criticism at The New School from 1968 until his death in 1999. Not unlike a museum curator, he brought to his students the vision of an artist who is also a scholar, and his classes were famously popular. His students, family, and friends established this lecture series to honor John McDonald Moore’s contribution to the university’s intellectual life. This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center’s 2008-09 program cycle on "Branding Democracy" and is also held in conjunction with the exhibition Ours: Branding in the Age of Democracy, on view in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Galleries from October 16, 2008-January 30, 2009.

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served