Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Platform Clash: Choice of lectures on building community through art

Three Upcoming Lectures of Note

Dan Cameron: “Rebuilding a City Through Art” at the New York Studio School, 8 West 8 Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Wednesday, November 16 at 6.30 PM

Carla Gannis: “We’re friends on… and I’m following you” organized by NURTUREart at Karen Marston’s Studio, 229 Leonard Street, Brooklyn NY, Wednesday, November 16 at 7 PM

Peter Schjeldahl: “The Critic as Artist in 2011: Updating Oscar Wilde” at The New School/Tishman Auditorium, Thursday, November 17 at 6.30 PM

Dan Cameron in New Orleans during the Prospect New Orleans Biennial.  Photo: Hakan Topal
Dan Cameron in New Orleans during the Prospect New Orleans Biennial. Photo: Hakan Topal

Lectures in New York are kind of  like buses but kind of not: Like them, in that two or three come along at once; unlike because you never have to wait very long for one.

Case in point, Wednesday night (November 16): Dan Cameron speaking at the Studio School in their prestigious series of talks, and Carla Gannis at Nurture Art’s Muse series that takes place in the Williamsburg studio of the organization’s director, Karen Marston.

It almost seems symbolic that these two anticipated talks should clash, as they both deal with art as an agency for building community, one in a real city (New Orleans) and the other in the virtual realm of social networking.

We are not aware of symbolic clashes next Thursday, luckily, when Peter Schjeldahl delivers the Association of Art Critic’s annual lecture at the New School.  Entrance is a hefty $8 to hear the New Yorker critic, though its free if you are a member of the association.  He better be as good as movie!

Carla Gannis, I Think I Am, 2011. Archival pigment print, 24 x 30 inches, edition of 5. Courtesy of Pablo’s Birthday Gallery
Carla Gannis, click to enlarge