Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 - 5pm
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House Divided is a free, public event bringing artists, writers and other members of the creative community to address the national political divisions. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are requested.
From the organizers:
House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. Artists and writers will unite to speak out to these divisive times in our nation, not necessarily to find a solution, but to bring the creative community into the Public Dialogue.
Answering this call, some of the most renowned and revered artists and writers of our time will join with those who are young and unknown to create a living panoply of the City’s diversity onstage at the historic Great Hall. Among them are:
Paul Auster, Amina Baraka, Stefan Bondell, John Giorno, Jessica Hagedorn, Suheir Hammad, Bob Holman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joan Jonas, DeRay McKesson, Jonas Mekas, Duane Michals, Marilyn Nelson, Marc Ribot, Ed Sanders and the Fugs, Richard Serra, Anne Waldman, who, along with others, will take the stage in an effort to investigate, contemplate and meditate, perhaps even celebrate, certainly to give voice to artistic expression along the current cultural divide.
Organized and conceived by painter and poet Stefan Bondell and poet Bob Holman.
Sponsored by Dean Stephen Baker, Vice President of Community Relations, The Cooper Union
Featured artists will perform one of their own works or speak to the theme and include:
Monica de la Torre
Carl Hancock Rux
Pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr.
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues