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Grounding Future Queer

November 20, 2014–January 6, 2015

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

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The exhibition highlights the artistic contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer practitioners to current cultural discourse around identity and artistic practice. Culled from The New School Art Collection, roughly six dozen works will hang in the gallery and throughout the university. Featured artists include: Luis Cruz Azaceta, Pavel Tchelitchew, Joan Snyder, Shinique Smith, Aziz & Cucher, Fred Wilson, General Idea, Larry Rivers, Catherine Opie, Glenn Ligon, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Brian Tolle, Andrea Geyer, Nikki S. Lee, David Wojnarowicz, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, George Condo, Berenice Abbott, and John Cage.

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How Things Don’t Work: The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek

September 26–December 15, 2014

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery

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Featuring previously unexplored materials from Victor Papanek’s archive, this exhibition challenges his legacy of socially committed design by bringing it into conversation with the work of a new generation of speculative and critical designers. In collaboration with University of Applied Arts Vienna.

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Permanent Garbage: Victor Papanek and Beautiful Visions of Failed Systems

December 4, 2014, 5 p.m.

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery

Building upon the exhibition How Things Don’t Work: The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek, this symposium will explore design, future-making and speculation at the intersection of broken systems and social change. Guests include: Stuart Candy, Futurist; Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Gerald Bast, Rector, University of the Applied Arts Vienna; Alison Clarke, Director, Victor Papanek Archive; Fiona Raby, Professor Industrial Design, University of the Applied Arts Vienna; Jamer Hunt, Director, Graduate Program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design.

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