Where: The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St. (Grand-Broome Sts.)
212-219-2166 Price: $10
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The Drawing Center presents Bellwethers: The Culture of Controversy, a new series of public programs guest curated by Alison M. Gingeras in collaboration with the art magazine Affidavit, during which a prominent group of writers, cultural critics, and artists will to respond to a cultural “bellwether” and take it in their own interpretative direction. The first event of the series: MANIFESTO invites Chiara Bottici, Adrian Matejka, Sam McKinniss, and Audrey Wollen to engage with this form and its myriad applications as: a call to action, theatrical exercise, prescriptive fiction, or a platform for extremist philosophizing, or paradoxical pontification.
Chiara Bottici is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. Professor Bottici has written on myth, imagination, ancient and early modern philosophy, the Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis, feminism, contemporary social and political philosophy.
Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden (2003) and Mixology(2009). His third collection of poems, The Big Smoke (2013), was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent poetry book (Map to the Stars), was published in 2017. He is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University Bloomington and currently serves as Poet Laureate for the state of Indiana.
Sam McKinniss is an artist and writer based in New York. McKinniss’s writing is regularly published in Artforum. His manifesto will address how an artist should be.
Audrey Wollen is a writer and artist who lives in New York. Most recently, Wollen’s artwork has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Barischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, the Washington Square Windows at 80wse gallery, New York, as well as in a one artist exhibition at Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing a PhD at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She will present a manifesto on men.
Other Bellwether events include:
PANIC Tuesday, May 28, tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bellwethers-panic-tickets-60436783045
CANCELLATION Tuesday, June 4, tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bellwethers-cancellation-tickets-60437598484