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Panel Discussion | After the End of History: Art, Monumentality, and Geopolitics

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7 - 7pm

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A panel discussion in conjunction with the 41 Cooper Square Gallery exhibtion Monument to Cold War Victory with Olena Chervonik (curator, Izolyatsia, Donetsk, Ukraine), Boris Groys (critic and theorist), Nina Khrushcheva (scholar and senior fellow, World Policy Institute), artists Vitaly Komar and Lisi Raskin, and Nato Thompson (curator, Creative Time).

Located 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.