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CANCELLED: Roxy Paine in conversation with Christian Viveros-Fauné: Parsons Fine Arts Visiting Artists Lecture Series

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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

This event has been cancelled.

To celebrate the SJDC Aronson Gallery exhibition of Roxy Paine’s seminal work Dinner of the Dictators (1993-1995) from The New School Art Collection, this evening features a conversation between the artist and critic Christian Viveros-Fauné and a gallery reception. The exhibition, timed soon after the presidential election and focusing on historical and contemporary issues around food, power, and democracy, runs from November 19, 2016 through January 4, 2017.

Roxy Paine’s work is a trajectory of several overlapping wavelengths: machines, fields, fungus and weeds, specimen cases, dendroids, and most recently, dioramas. The early vocabulary of fungi, plants, and industrial machines became vehicles for the artist’s reflections on mechanized production and the human impulse to impose order and control over creative, natural forces. Paine’s recent dioramas propose universal “habitats,” void of human figures. These works depict architectural spaces as metaphors for modern-day conditions. The works are included in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, Israel Museum, MoMA, NY, MOCA in LA, and the Whitney Museum.

Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York-based writer and curator. As a writer, he has written hundreds of catalog essays for artists such as Joseph Beuys, Neo Rauch, Richard Mosse, Lisa Yuskavage, and Philip Guston; additionally, his work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Art Newspaper, The New Yorker, The Irish Examiner, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, and the Village Voice. A 2010 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant winner, he was named inaugural Critic-in-Residence at the Bronx Museum for 2010/2011 and Art and Culture Critic for artnet NEWS. A collection of his criticism was issued in Spanish by Metales Pesados in 2012, and a second book was published by CHARTA in 2014. Curatorial work includes projects in the Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico; the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; the Centro Atlantico de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain; and the National Gallery of Art, Dublin, Ireland.

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the Fine Arts Program in the Parsons School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at The New School. The lecture series invites renowned artists from across the globe to give free public presentations each Wednesday.



This event is part of the Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change. For more information, visit the series website.


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