Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.
Talk to Me features an extraordinary range of objects—from interfaces and information systems to tools, video games, and furniture—made by designers, students, and scientists from around the world, and all designed within the past few years or currently under development. To assemble an exhibition of this scope, we cast our net wide, and, in the spirit of open communication, documented our progress in an online journal to engage with thinkers and creators from the design community at large. This talk shares the exhibition team’s findings, considerations, and explorations from this extensive process, to give a behind the scenes look at Talk to Me.
Kate Carmody (MA, Parsons the New School for Design) is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA. She worked on Talk to Me with Senior Curator Paola Antonelli.
In conjunction with the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.