Mad. Sq. Art Talk with Arlene Shechet and Meredith Martin

Mad. Sq. Art Talk with Arlene Shechet and Meredith Martin

Event Description

NeueHouse is proud to lend its stage to The Madison Square Park Conservancy (MSPC) and welcome NYU Associate Professor of Art History Meredith Martin in conversation with Mad. Sq. Park Artist Arlene Shechet.

Shechet’s exhibition’s title, Full Steam Ahead, takes inspiration from the famous order of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War (commonly paraphrased as “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead”) and addresses the Park’s occasionally overlooked but grand presentation of the Union Admiral, a late 19th-century monument by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens with pedestal by Gilded Age architect Stanford White, one of the many permanent historic monuments in Madison Square Park. Shechet has long riffed on the sculptural pedestal in her work by literally incorporating it into an object or by supersizing it as an unexpected gesture.

Explore Full Steam Ahead through the lens of an art historian. Meredith Martin has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews on Bourbon regime architectural history and decoration as well as contemporary art. Her research interests focus on notions of space in modernity—its esthetics, its class implications, and its gendered norms and contradictions.

Free and open to all.

RSVP Link http://rsvp.neuehouse.com/machinesinthegarden











When: Thu., January 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mad. Sq. Art Talk with Arlene Shechet and Meredith Martin

Event Description

NeueHouse is proud to lend its stage to The Madison Square Park Conservancy (MSPC) and welcome NYU Associate Professor of Art History Meredith Martin in conversation with Mad. Sq. Park Artist Arlene Shechet.

Shechet’s exhibition’s title, Full Steam Ahead, takes inspiration from the famous order of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War (commonly paraphrased as “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead”) and addresses the Park’s occasionally overlooked but grand presentation of the Union Admiral, a late 19th-century monument by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens with pedestal by Gilded Age architect Stanford White, one of the many permanent historic monuments in Madison Square Park. Shechet has long riffed on the sculptural pedestal in her work by literally incorporating it into an object or by supersizing it as an unexpected gesture.

Explore Full Steam Ahead through the lens of an art historian. Meredith Martin has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews on Bourbon regime architectural history and decoration as well as contemporary art. Her research interests focus on notions of space in modernity—its esthetics, its class implications, and its gendered norms and contradictions.

Free and open to all.

RSVP Link http://rsvp.neuehouse.com/machinesinthegarden

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