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***All public programs at The Graduate Center, CUNY are postponed, canceled, or will be livestreamed through March 28th, 2020.

This event & workshop has been postponed, please check back here on our website (or sign up for our mailing list here for updates) about rescheduling and more information regarding this event.

Join artist, writer, and filmmaker Renée Green for a grad student workshop and public talk Pacing on Friday, March 13th at The Graduate Center, CUNY as part of Sessions in Art and Practice, an annual series of workshops and talks led by artists, curators, scholars, and writers on topics in art, research, and writing. In 2020, the program develops the theme of “Writing in Tempo” to explore how writing might keep pace with its objects through interpretive, descriptive, and critical approaches to historicity, working within and against the grain of the rhythms and urgencies of the present.

Renée Green: Pacing
Public Talk: 6:30pm-8:00pm, in Martin E. Segal Theater

Within Living Memory-a sprawling exhibition of Renée Green’s work inhabiting all public spaces of Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center-took place in 2018, and was the final installment of Pacing, her two-year project hosted at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Through this project’s extended temporal form and a series of interventions–exhibitions, publications, public lectures and conversations, screenings, archival research, travel, and a new film–Green engaged with and returned to an ongoing series of questions and forms of relation. Green’s talk will reflect on the project’s varied elements, which brought together interconnected bodies of work produced over the past decade that address conditions of residency and displacement, subjective experience, institutional memory, notions of progress, architectural modernism and the inevitability of decay, all the while rethinking how time is marked.

This talk is free and open to the public, but click here to RSVP.

Graduate Student Workshop: Contact (A Participant)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 3408.03

Prompted by the question “How can interpretive or descriptive writing sequence, narrate, record, mark, prolong, or curtail aesthetic experience (and toward what end)?,” Renée Green will discuss with participants of the workshop her contribution to the exhibition Love and Ethnology: The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (After Hubert Fichte) [Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, October 2019-January 2020]. Green will describe the process in which her essay “Hubert Fichte, Tour-isms, Negotiating in Contact Zones, and Contact” became a polyvalent discursive entity: as an essay in the catalog of the exhibition, as a chapbook, and as a sculptural element in the exhibition, all the while probing the resonance of Fichte’s words in The Black City and beyond.

Graduate students in all disciplines are encouraged to participate. Please click here to register for this workshop.

This program is organized by Jack Crawford, Mia Curran, Kirsten Gill, and Rachel Valinsky, and co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History, and the James Gallery and The Center for Humanities, with support from the John Rewald Endowment of the Ph.D. Program in Art History and the Doctoral Students’ Council at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

For more information about the Sessions in Art and Practice: Writing In Tempo series and a schedule of upcoming programs, visit sessionsinartandpractice.info