A roundtable discussion exploring how artists in New York expanded both modes of artmaking and varieties of presentation in the alternative art spaces of the 1950s and ’60s. Moderated by Bruce Altshuler (Museum Studies, NYU), with speakers Claire Bishop (CUNY Graduate Center); André Lepecki (Performance Studies, NYU); Julie Martin (Experiments in Art and Technology, E.A.T.); and artists Red Grooms, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. This event is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery January 10–April 1, 2017.
Free of charge, tickets required. Tickets available at the box office starting at 12 noon on the day of the event. Limit 2 tickets per person.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s MA Program in Museum Studies, Department of Performance Studies (TSOA), MA Program in Visual Arts Administration (Steinhardt), and Grey Art Gallery.
Image Caption: Red Grooms’s Burning Building, Delancey Street Museum, New York, 1959. Photograph: © John Cohen. Courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, NYC