A Table of One's Own: Institutional Change

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7 - 8:30pm

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Binna Choi

Binna Choi delivers a free, public lecture as part of the Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series.

Binna Choi as curator has been practicing the curatorial in the expanded field, where art is situated in the context of practices of social change and has been working on forms of art institutions as an embodied and exemplary site of organizing. Choi has curated a number of long-term, cross-disciplinary/collaborative, plural-presentational artistic research projects such as Grand Domestic Revolution (2010-13), Composing the Commons (2013-16), Site of Unlearning (Art Organizations) (2014-18). They also have led her with the Casco team to the recent re-visioning of Casco in Utrecht, NL, which she has been directing since 2008, into Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. The large-scale experiments and conversations that took place around in Arts Collaboratory and the 2016 Gwangju Biennale had been informative of the practice. Together with You Mi she embarked on new study line / long-term project Unmapping Eurasia. In parallel to all these, she’s also engaging with the legacy of 518 democratic uprising that took place in Gwangju, South Korea in 1980 to unfold in various forms of gatherings and presentations.

The Fall 2018 IDS Lecture Series at The Cooper Union is organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada. The IDS Public Lecture Series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding and support from the Robert Lehman Foundation for the series. The IDS Public Lecture Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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.