WOUND: mending time and attention

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 6pm - Fri, Nov 11, 2016 6pm

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Caroline Woolard, 'Tool,' dimensions variable, 2016

Caroline Woolard, 'Tool,' dimensions variable, 2016

WOUND is a study center for practices of listening and collaboration. The exhibition has been conceived of and designed by Caroline Woolard A'07 as a practice space for “the mending of time and attention.”

The study center offers free trainings in listening, attention, and collaboration, all of which foreground the relationship between capitalism and time, practice and temporality. Trainings are led by Ultra-red, Shaun Leonardo, the Order of the Third Bird, Project 404, Sick Time with Canaries, the Design Studio for Social Intervention, Adelheid Mers and the Extrapolation Factory. WOUND displays a collection of sculptural tools which can be used by visitors who have been trained by exhibition staff. Outside of training hours, the study center is a quiet place to sit, read and contemplate conceptions of time as articulated by Chloe Bass, Matthew Buckingham, Judith Leemann, Dave McKenzie, Linda Montano, Yoko Ono, taisha paggett and Ashley Hunt, Danica Phelps, the New York Horological Society and the National Watch and Clock Museum.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Performance artist Linda Montano will enact Art/Life Counseling at the opening reception of WOUND. She'll give one-on-one performances in a corner of the 41 Cooper Gallery. Between 1984 and 1991, she performed this piece once a month in the windows of the New Museum. 

Ongoing Exhibition: October 14 – November 11, 2016

Wednesday – Sunday 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Exhibition is free and open to the public. Groups also welcome. Please RSVP for a training here.

Lead support provided by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

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Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 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.