I Stand in My Place with My Own Day Here features essays by more than fifty renowned international writers who consider thirteen monumental works of art created for The New School between 1930 and the present. The nucleus of The New School's Art Collection, these commissions—ranking among the finest site-specific works in New York City—range from murals by José Clemente Orozco and Thomas Hart Benton to installations by Agnes Denes, Kara Walker, Alfredo Jaar, Glenn Ligon, Sol LeWitt, and Martin Puryear + Michael Van Valkenburgh, among others. Providing a kaleidoscopic view into these works, this richly illustrated volume explores each installation through three to four essays written by critics, poets, and scholars from diverse fields including anthropology, mathematics, art history, media studies, and design. Their texts are complemented by three additional essays reflecting on each piece's art historical significance; the architectural contexts in which the works reside on the university's campus; and The New School's relationship to adventurous art practice. Also included is a roundtable discussion among leading arts educators and artists who reflect on the pedagogical potential of a campus-based contemporary art collection. The book's final section presents a history of each commissioned work, highlighted by archival images never before published. Published by The New School. Distributed by Duke University Press. Contributors. Saul Anton, Daniel A. Barber, Stefano Basilico, Carol Becker, Naomi Beckwith, Omar Berrada, Gregg Bordowitz, Tisa Bryant, Holland Cotter, Mónica de la Torre, Aruna D'Souza, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Julia L. Foulkes, Andrea Geyer, Kathleen Goncharov, Jennifer A. González, Michele Greet, Randall Griffey, Victoria Hattam, Pablo Helguera, Jamer Hunt, Anna Indych-López, Luis Jaramillo, Jeffrey Kastner, Robert Kirkbride, Lynda Klich, Carin Kuoni, Sarah E. Lawrence, Tan Lin, Lucy R. Lippard, Laura Y. Liu, Reinhold Martin, Shannon Mattern, Lydia Matthews, Maggie Nelson, Olu Oguibe, G. E. Patterson, Hugh Raffles, Claudia Rankine, Jasmine Rault, Heather Reyes, Frances Richard, Silvia Rocciolo, Carl Hancock Rux, Luc Sante, Mira Schor, Eric Stark, Radhika Subramaniam, Edward J. Sullivan, Roberto Tejada, Otto von Busch, Wendy S. Walters, Jennifer Wilson, Mabel O. Wilson
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About the Author
Frances Richard is author of Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics, coauthor of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's “Fake Estates,” and editor of Joan Jonas Is on Our Mind. She teaches at the California College of the Arts. Lydia Matthews is Professor of Visual Culture at the Parsons School of Design, The New School. Silvia Rocciolo and Eric Stark co-curated The New School Art Collection until Stark's retirement in 2018; Rocciolo is currently the collection's Director/Chief Curator.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Co-Designing a Kaleidoscope/ Lydia Matthews 7 Introduction/ Sylvia Rocciolo and Eric Stark 11 Various, Humane, Political/ Holland Cotter 16 Schooled in the New: The Arts as Social Research/ Julia L. Foulkes 20 Living and Learning from the University Center to 66 West 12th Street; or, Arendt in Mar-a-Lago/ Reinhold Martin 26 Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street 33 Thomas Hart BentonAmerica Today, 1930-31 From the New School to the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Odyssey of Thomas Hart Benton's America Today/ Randall Griffey 43 The Ghost of Progress Past/ Luc Sante 47 Paid in Eggs/ Mira Schor 50 José Clemente OrozcoCall to Revolution and Table of Universal Brotherhood (The New School Mural Cycle), 1930-31 Orozco's New School Murals: Activating Revolutionary Thought/ Anna Indych-López and Lynda Klich 65 The Chains in Orozco's Murals/ Otto Von Busch 69 Center of Gravity: Orozco/ Roberto Tejada 72 Camilo EgasEcuadorian Festival, 1932 A Celebration of Dance/ Michele Greet 81 Celebration as Resistance/ Heather Reyes 84 New School Desires: "Poised Precisely Between Fantasy and Reality"/ Jasmine Rault 87 Gonzalo FonsecaUntitled, 1961 Gonzalo Fonseca and Universalist Modernism/ Edward J. Sullivan 95Solve et Coagula/ Hugh Raffles 99 When a Mural is a Blueprint/ Mónica de la Torre 102 Martin Puryear + Michael Van ValkenburghVera List Courtyard, 1997Vera List Courtyard: A Brief History/ Kathleen Goncharov 111 Inside Out: Outside In/ Sarah E. Lawrence 113 Seats of Tension: Collaboration, Access, Security Expression/ Laura Y. LiuVera List Courtyard and the Culture Wars/ Olu Oguibe 119 Dave MullerInterpolations and Extrapolations, 2002-03Extensions (Interpolations and Extrapolations), 2008 Interpolating and Extrapolating/ Stefano Basilico 127 Brand New/ Jeffrey Kastner 129 Identity Interpolated and Extrapolated/ Jamer Hunt 133 Arnold Hall 55 West 13th Street 137 Sol LeWittWall Drawing #1073, Bars of Color (New School), 2003#1073/ Tan Lin 143 LeWitt's Problem(s)/ Jennifer Wilson 144 One Sentence for Sol LeWitt/ Saul Anton 150 Kara WalkerEvent Horizon, 2005 History's Worth of Fictions/ Mabel O. Wilson 158 On Kara Walker's Event Horizon/ Maggie Nelson 162 Black Atlantis/ Naomi Beckwith 167 Brian TolleThreshold, 2006 The Gentle Wind Doth Move Visibly/ Shannon Mattern 173 Unsettled/ Victoria Hattam 176 Of Two Minds/ Carin Kuoni 178 Quiet Possibilities of the Subjunctive/ G. E. Patterson 181 University Center 63 Fifth Avenue 185 Rita McBrideBells and Whistles, 2009-14 Mnemonics and Pneumatics/ Robert Kirkbride 191 Ringing Bells, Blowing Whistles/ Daniel A. Barber 194 Breaking Out of School/ Elizabeth Ellsworth 198 Alfredo JaarSearching for Africa in LIFE, 1996/ 2014 Searching Blindly/ Radhika Subramaniam 207 An Absence That Conjures a Presence/ Omar Berrada 209 Alfredo Jaar: Dialect of Sight/ Jennifer A. González 213 The Blink of Failure: Imagining Life in Africa/ Tisa Bryant 216 Glenn LigonFor Comrades and Lovers, 2015 Democratic Vistas of Space/ Carl Hancock Rux 225 Among the Throng: Glenn Ligon Situates Whitman/ Wendy S. Walters 227 Incantations/ Luis Jaramillo 229For Comrades and Lovers: a dialogue/ Claudia Rankine 233 Agnes DenesPascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People ParadoxThe Predicament (ppppppp), 1980/2016 In Formation/ Aruna D'Souza 241 The one who is the one who is the one who is not many. Thoughts called forth by Agnes Denes's Pascal's Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People Paradox (ppppppp)/ Andrea Geyer 243 Agnes Denes: Promethea of Paradox/ Lucy R. Lippard 246 "Organized by Fascination": A Roundtable Conversation on Art, Institutions, and Pedagogy/ Carol Becker, Gregg Bordowitz, Pablo Helguera, and Lydia Matthews; Moderated by Frances Richard Histories of the Commissions 266 Contributors 295 Index 300