Swarming and Self-Organization, with Brian Conley
Thursday, November 8, 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.
Brian Conley is an artist living in San Francisco, where he is a professor at the California College of the Arts. He is cofounder, with Sina Najafi, of Cabinet Magazine and education and curatorial advisor for SADA for Contemporary Iraqi Art, a remote-teaching program based in Baghdad and Beirut that serves young Iraqi artists. His most recent exhibition, at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, was a performance in collaboration with historical-war-gamers, titled Miniature War in Iraq…and now Afghanistan.
In conjunction with the exhibitions Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 and MoMA Studio: Common Senses
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.