High Design, to Scale
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 12:30–1:30 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.
Explore what is at stake when children have made-to-size versions of adult objects, and how this early exposure to a particular aesthetic sensibility may affect a child’s developing taste. For example, how does the child-sized Breuer Chair differ from a chair originally designed with a child in mind? Join us for an interactive discussion that addresses the strategies behind both modes of design.
Molleen Theodore (PhD, CUNY Graduate Center) is the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Fellow in the Education Department at the Yale University Art Gallery and a lecturer in the Department of Education at MoMA. In 2010, she completed her dissertation, “Beyond ‘Meaningless Work’: The Art of Walter De Maria, 1960–1977.” Her focus is on postwar art from the Americas and Europe.
In conjunction with the exhibitions MoMA Studio: Common Senses and Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000
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.
Common Senses at Lunchtime are made possible by an endowment established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer.