Lucy Lippard, Gregory Sholette & Members of REPOhistory

Friday, September 28, 2012, 4 - 6pm

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Curator/writer Lucy Lippard

Curator/writer Lucy Lippard

Join The School of Art at The Cooper Union for an informal conversation between esteemed curator/writer Lucy Lippard, artist/critic Gregory Sholette, and members of the former art collective REPOhistory.

Between 1989 and 2000, REPOhistory actively repossessed the forgotten, overlooked, and suppressed histories of working class men, women, and children through site-specific installations of graphic street-signs planted on the streets of New York City and elsewhere.  This conversation with students, faculty, and the acadmic community is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Ruptures:Forms of Public Address, and will reflect on REPOhistory and other aspects of engaged art and activism.

Seats are limited and RSVP is required. Please RSVP by clicking here: http://rupturescooperart.eventbrite.com/

Please contact the School of Art office if you have any questions, 212.353.4200

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Ruptures: Forms of Public Address is a group exhibition on view at 41 Cooper Gallery and features works by Doug Ashford, Ida Applebroog, Mircea Cantor, Theo Ellsworth & Caleb Monroe, Ganzeer, Igor Grubic, Sharon Hayes, Iman Issa, Will Kwan, Antoni Muntadas, REPOcommons, REPOhistory, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lincoln Tobier, Liu Wei, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. The exhibition runs until Oct. 13. Galley hours are Tues. thru Sat., 11 - 6 pm. For more information please refer to www.cooper.edu/ruptures

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.