10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This charrette will explore art production as it relates to geographic locations and colonial histories. Runo Lagomarsino will invite a group of Parsons students and other participants to create a fictional artist as a means to achieve a position to speak from. In particular, the charrette will explore the position of an artist to be both actor and symbol in discourses on nationhood, “race,” belonging, and politics. At 6:30 pm the group will reconvene in the gallery for a public unveiling of The Artist created in the charrette.Runo Lagomarsino is based in Malmö, Sweden. His work focuses on how today’s political and social environment has developed through historical processes, and how this creates metaphors and pictures from which we read history and society. After studying art at the Academy of Fine Art Valand, Gothenburg and the Malmö Art Academy, he went on to attend the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Solo exhibitions of Lagomarsino’s work have been presented at Overgaden, Copenhagen; Elastic, Malmö; Gallery Verkligheten, Umeå (with Johan Tirén); Gallery Muu, Helsinki; and Gallery Mors Mössa, Gothenburg.This event is being presented in connection with the exhibition “OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding,” on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design from October 16, 2008 to February 1, 2009. The charrette will be hosted by Parsons faculty member Anthony Aziz.

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

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

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at (212) 229-2436.