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Street Art, Street Life: Panel Discussion, Wednesday 12.3.08

Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now currently

Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now currently

Aperture and The New School are hosting a panel discussion related to the engaging exhibition Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Renowned artists Barbara Moore, Martha Rosler, and Jamel Shabazz featured in the show will discuss their work inspired by the street life culture with Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Whitney Rugg. The exhibition examines the street as subject matter, venue, and source of inspiration for contemporary artists and photographers from the late 1950s to the present. Aperture is co-publisher of the exhibition catalogue which includes a unique mix of street photography; documentation of performance, events, and artworks presented in the street; and examples of street culture. The lecture is this Wednesday, December 3rd, at 7pm at The New School Tishman Auditorium and admission is free. Details on the panel discussion, exhibition and artists after the jump.

The New School
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY
(212) 229-5353

Related Exhibition on View:
Sunday, September 14, 2008–Sunday, January 25, 2009
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York
(718) 681-6000

Barbara Moore has been strongly involved with the Fluxus movement, along with her late husband, photographer Peter Moore. Together they participated in many happenings, performances, and other art world events from the 1960s through the early 1990s, assembling one of the most important collections of Fluxus materials, acquired by the Harvard University Art Museum in 2005.

Martha Rosler has influenced generations of artists with her photo- and text-based works, collages, videos, performances and installations. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo exhibitions internationally including the International Center of Photography, the New Museum of Contemporary Arts in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and the Venice Biennial, among many others. Since November 2005, E-flux has sponsored “The Martha Rosler Library,” including over 7,500 volumes from her private collection made available as a public resource that travels around the world. Rosler lives and works in Brooklyn.

Jamel Shabazz has gained international recognition through his various books,
exhibitions, and editorial magazine work. Inspired by photographers Leonard Freed, James Van Der Zee, and Gordon Parks, Shabazz was determined to continue their legacy in documenting the African American community. He has worked for more than thirty years exploring urban culture, primarily in New York City. His work has been featured in several books including Back in the days (PowerHouse Books, 2001) and A Time Before Crack (PowerHouse Books 2005). A teaching artist with the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Shabazz has also worked with the Bronx Museum based Teen Council, a community organization that teaches high school students various forms of art, communication, and social responsibility.

Whitney Rugg, Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, will moderate this compelling discussion with renowned artists in exploration of the street as venue for artistic expression. Rugg worked on the exhibition Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now and co-edited the accompanying catalog.

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