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Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018: International Biennial Prize Conference

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

The Vera List Center Prize Conference in November looks at the urgent and necessary work of the recipient of the third Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves, and the five Prize Finalists: the London-based interdisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture; the artist coalition Gulf LaborHouse of Natural Fibers (HONF), a new media arts laboratory in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; IsumaTV, a collaborative multimedia platform for indigenous filmmakers and media organization in Canada; and MadeYouLook, an artist collective based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Friday panels are centered on Maria Thereza Alves' prize winning project Seeds of Change and culminate in a keynote conversation between her and Ruth Wilson Gilmore. This is followed by the presentation of the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018 to Alves and the opening of her exhibition Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York—A Botany of Colonization. On Saturday, the focus is on the projects of the Finalists, and the ways theirs resonate with Alves' Seeds of Change.


Friday, November 3, 2017  - details on day 1 here

12-2pm                The Ground We’re Standing On | Panel Discussion I

2-2:30pm             Break

2:30-4:30pm       Seeds as Storyteller/Witness | Panel Discussion II

4:30-5:30pm       Meet & Greet, with conference participants

6:00-6:45pm       Keynote Conversation with Maria Thereza Alves  and Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Prize presentation

6:45-8:30pm       Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York— A Botany of Colonization

                            Exhibition opening and reception

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - details on day 2 here

12-2pm                 The House We’re Building | Panel Discussion III

2-4pm                   Languages For Us(e)/Ways of Knowing | Panel Discussion IV

4-5:30pm             Festive Closing Reception with music, dance and song


Presented by The New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
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