6:30 p.m.

Catherine Sullivan’s installations combine theater, dance, film, music, and visual art. Through these disciplines she scrutinizes notions of nostalgia, sensations of history, and cultural acquiescence. The performers in her pieces often explore written texts, stylistic economies, gestural regimes, reenactments of history, and conceptual orthodoxies. Her work is usually shot or performed within locations that are richly layered with social functions, and the elements of character, action, and setting play off of one another to produce an anxious and unresolved political sensibility. Sullivan lives and works in Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007); Smart Museum of Art, Chicago (2007-08); Tate Modern, London (2005); and Sucession, Vienna (2004); among others. Her work has also been included in group shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2007-08); Prague Biennial (2005); and the Whitney Biennial (2004). Now in its 14th year, the Public Art Fund Talks is an ongoing series of discussions and presentations by some of today’s most influential artists, critics, and curators. Presented by the Public Art Fund in association with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

Box Office Information:

Single event purchases can be made online at any time at the New School Box Office. Series and discounted tickets must still be made in person or over the phone at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488.

For events scheduled during the summer term, the box office will open one hour before each event.

Contact Information:

For more information, call the Public Art Fund at 212.980.4575.