Archiving Performance Art for the Future: A Discussion with Lorraine O’Grady
Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm.
Fales Library, Bobst Library, NYU, 70 Washington Square East, Third Floor
Should activist and/or situation-specific performance art be re-performed? Can images, video, and critical reviews adequately convey the experiences of those who witness performance works? What is the role of the archive? These questions and others will be considered in the context of the Lorraine O’Grady archive at Wellesley College. Joining Radical Presence artist Lorraine O’Grady are moderator Glenn Wharton, Art Conservator, Museum Studies, NYU; Lisa Darms, Senior Archivist, Fales Library; and Thomas J. Lax, Assistant Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem.
Organized in conjunction with the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA-NA) and co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Museum Studies.
Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited.