The Storyteller: Talk Series

The Storyteller: Talk Series

The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City
February 24, 2010

Pablo Helguera: What in the World
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

On the occasion of the exhibition The Storyteller at Parsons, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics are pleased to present a talk by Pablo Helguera. Providing an unauthorized biography of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Helguera digs out little-known stories around the remarkable curators and other colorful figures of its past, while at the same time reflecting on the social role of individuals in museums and the way in which they influence the reading of objects and the larger narratives of collections.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, and performance. His work focuses in a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances, and written fiction.

Aleksandra Wagner / Goes West
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics are pleased to present a talk by Aleksandra Wagner. Grounded in her memory of a purchase of A Thousand and One Nights in the Serbian translation by Stanislav Vinaver, Wagner chooses the shortest month of a year, February, to tell stories about the acts of storytelling in education and in psychoanalysis. One story a night, one page each, shared on the night of March 3.

Aleksandra Wagner is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bachelor’s Program, The New School for General Studies, and a Member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Image caption: Visitor at Penn Museum in front of the Dowager Empress Crystal Sphere, c. 1954. Collection Penn Museum Archives

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