Intradisciplinary Seminar: Christian Viveros-Fauné

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7 - 8:30pm

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Christian Viveros-Fauné

Christian Viveros-Fauné

In a free, public event Christian Viveros-Fauné, an art and culture critic with artnet news, discusses the role of art criticism today.

Born in 1965 in Santiago, Chile, Christian Viveros-Fauné has also written for the Village Voice, New York Press, Art in America, Artnews, ArtReview, The Art Newspaper and Frieze. In 2010 he was awarded an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation. He has been the critic-in-residence at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and a lecturer at the Yale School of Art. From 2007-9, he was the managing director of the art fairs Volta (NYC) and NEXT (Chicago). In 1990 he founded the gallery Roebling Hall in Brooklyn.

The Intradisciplinary Seminar, sponsored by the The Cooper Union School of Art, presents a series of free, public lectures reflecting a broad range of contemporary art issues. Speakers include artists, writers, and thinkers currently engaged in a variety of practices. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary approaches, presenting new voices, international perspectives and scholarship across multiple fields. The series constitutes a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between practitioners, students, faculty and the public.

The Fall 2016 Intradisciplinary Seminar is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.