10.26.2008

Carey Young — Conflict Management

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Date/Time: 26/10/2008 12:00 am


>
> Sunday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
> Union Square South, NYC
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> Conflict Management (New York)
> Carey Young
> performance
>
> A small stall is set up in a marketplace in Union Square, close to other
> market stalls and in
> sight of the facades of multinational businesses. At the stall, the services
> of
> a local professional Œmediator¹ will be made available, without charge, to
> the public for the period of one day.
>
> Mediation is the process in which disputes are settled by the use of an
> external professional. Mediators are often used in commercial situations in
> which conventional discussion processes have broken down, but in which
> peace must be created.
>
> The piece is intended to reference larger questions of conflict. Mediation is
> inherently concerned with the attempt to create peace. Thus this site,
> almost as small as a picnic table, alludes to notions of a peaceful utopia,
> whilst it nevertheless will seem vulnerable, dwarfed by the size and
> architecture of the surrounding environment. The site will offer a tiny and
> temporary peace zone that is gone all too soon.
>
>
> Conflict Management, Budapest, 2003, commissioned by Museum Ludwig
>
>
> * * *
>
> As part of
>
> “OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding”
> October 16, 2008 – February 1, 2009
> Parsons The New School for Design
> 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York City
>
> International and interdisciplinary in scope, this exhibition
> (organized and hosted by Parsons) investigates democracy as a global
> brand. It examines the desires generated and promoted by democracy as a
> brand-such as choice, participation, freedom of expression, and the
> promise of individual success, all embodied in the notion of
> ³liberty²-and looks at how and where these desires find
> fulfillment or are displaced. The exhibition also investigates both
> aesthetic and political systems of representation developed in response
> to these desires, as well as those power structures that run parallel to
> a democratic government.
>
> Curated by Carin Kuoni
>
> For more information, visit www.branding-democracy.org
>
> ———
>
> Also ­ save the date
>
> Mutual Release
> solo show of new work by Carey Young
> Thomas Dane Project Space – 14 Mason’s Yard, London SW1
>
> Opening Reception
> Wednesday, 19 November, 6-8pm
>
> Exhibition Dates
> 20 November – 15 December, 2008

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