Paul Pfeiffer at New School

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Date/Time: 13/03/2006 12:00 am

SculptureCenter Lectures at The New School
Subjective Histories of Sculpture—
With Paul Pfeiffer
Monday, March 13, 2006, 6:30 PM
The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street
New York City
Admission: $5, free to students with valid ID and SculptureCenter members (ticket info below)
Sculpture is a medium-in-motion, eluding concise definition. Linked to urbanism, architecture, and acoustic and visual perception, it is a charged territory that mirrors political, social and technological developments.
As part of exploring how contemporary artists think about sculpture, SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, presents a series* of artist lectures. Mid-career artists discuss specific works, bodies of work, texts, or personal anecdotes—taken from inside and outside sculpture, and inside and outside “art”—to outline their own version of sculpture’s history. These subjective, incomplete, partial, mis-remembered, or otherwise eclectic histories together examine sculpture’s evolving strategies, behaviors, dreams, and mistakes over the course of human civilization.
Paul Pfeiffer’s work in video, sculpture, and photography uses recent computer technologies to dissect the role that mass media play in shaping consciousness. Featured in many group and one person shows internationally, Pfeiffer was the in augural recipient of The Bucksbaum Award in 2000. In 2003, a traveling retrospective of his work was organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
* upcoming lectures:
Monday, April 24, with Trisha Donnelly
Monday, May 1, with John Armleder
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TICKETS: Reservations can be made by email to: boxoffice@newschool.edu. Tickets can be ordered by phone with a credit card (212) 229-5488; in person at The New School Box Office, 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 1-8 p.m., Friday 1-7 p.m.