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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Matthew Thurber

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Matthew Thurber on “The Hallucination of the Art World”

Matthew Thurber will speak about his forthcoming book from Drawn and Quarterly, Art Comic. This graphic novel is a paranoiac-critical examination of the art world seen through the eyes of four graduates of The Cooper Union. As each student attempts to reconcile their ideals with the realities of capitalism, love, alien invasion, anarchist pigs, and sex robots, they nd themselves careening toward madness, extremism, death, or becoming Matthew Barney’s stunt double.

Matthew Thurber’s unpredictable practice has included: Mining the Moon, full length musical play; A novel posing as an interactive handwriting analysis project; A week of movies made in one day each; an olfactory performance, dressed as a giant nose; a mosaic labyrinth installed in an elementary school; Ter-pinwoe, choreographed noise dance about a carrot-based economy; innumerable illustrations and drawings; a longstanding engagement with the narrative scroll, as well as other pre-cinematic devices. In collaboration with Brian Belott he has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Abrons Art Center, and in an eyeglass store.

He co-founded Tomato House, an art gallery in operation from 2012-2015, with Rebecca Bird. Finally he is the author of 1-800-MICE, INFOMANIACS, and Art Comic.

Thurber currently resides in Catskill, NY where he is working on animation. 

 

Presented by the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design.

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Event Type

Conferences and Symposia, Lectures and Panel Discussions

Audience

General Public

Theme

Art and Design, Writing and Literature

School

Parsons School of Design, School of Art, Media and Technology

Topic

Graphic Design and Illustration, Storytelling and Communication

Website

http://www.matthewthurber.com

Cost

FREE: limited seating, first come first served.

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