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April 1, 2011

A panel discussion on John Knight

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design

In collaboration with the School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons the New School for Design, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics presents an evening of discussion on the work of John Knight. Curator Sabine Breiwieser, writer Anne Rorimer, art historian Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and critic André Rottmann convene to examine the artist’s pivotal role in the development of institutional critique and site-specific art. Moderated by New School faculty member, Simonetta Moro, the panel takes place on the occasion of the opening of Knight’s exhibition at Greene Naftali Gallery on April 7, 2011.Since the early 1970s John Knight has dedicated his practice to mapping the intersections of art, design, and institutional power through a series of spatial interventions and graphic maneuvers. Following closely on the architectural implications of Minimalism, Knight belongs to a generation of artists including Michael Asher, Daniel Buren, and Dan Graham that has consistently addressed the ideological valences of constructed space. Working “in situ,” all of Knight’s projects address the specific demands of their context, whether it be the gallery, the museum, the library, or the commercial billboard. Recent projects include shows at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (2009); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2009); Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin (2009); Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (2008); Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (2008).

ModeratorSimonetta Moro, Chair, Visual Arts Program, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Participants

Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, the Media and Performance Art Department, The Museum of Modern ArtBenjamin H.D. Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art, Harvard UniversityAnne Rorimer, curator, art historian, and author of NEW ART IN THE 60s and 70s: Redefining RealityAndré Rottmann, art historian, critic, and PhD candidate, Art History Department, Freie Universität

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