• In The Historical Present

  • July 8–October 6, 2019

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

    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, AAS Interior Design '93; Lucia Cuba, MFA Fashion Design and Society '12; Domestic Performance Agency; Nikita Gale; Jonathan Gardenhire, BFA Photography '14; Camilo Godoy, BA Educational Studies '16; David Hammons; Matthew Jensen; Sue Jeong Ka; Glenn Ligon; Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13; Caroline Woolard; Shevaun Wright; Yonkers International Press 

    Curators:
    Macushla Robinson, MA Liberal Studies ’17
    Anna Harsanyi, BA Liberal Arts ’08

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