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Martin Puryear to Deliver Keynote Conversation at

May 24, 2016

Martin Puryear to Deliver Keynote Conversation at "Dreaming Public Art"

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM, Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts will host Dreaming Public Art, a free symposium featuring a keynote conversation with artist Martin Puryear and Columbia University art historian Dr. Kellie Jones. Martin Puryear’s Big Bling will be on view in Madison Square Park from May 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017.

Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator, Mad. Sq. Art, will deliver opening remarks. Following the keynote, writer and critic Michael Brenson will moderate a panel discussion with artists Sharon Hayes, Josiah McElheny and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Each artist will be free to approach the idea of a dream project any way he or she wishes. Each can present a work or ideas for a work unconstrained by pragmatic concerns and institutional requirements — a project with no boundaries. Artists can conceive of a project that enables site, scale, content and materials. Brenson will frame a conversation that moves between lifetimes of experience and achievement and the fault line between the possible and impossible. How do artists respond to the challenges or potential perils of possibility? An audience question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.

For more information, please visit Madison Square Park Conservancy's website.

Dreaming Public Art
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
SVA Theatre School of Visual Arts
333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
Free and open to the public, but a rsvp is necessary.
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Image: Martin Puryear, Question, 2010. Tulip poplar, pine, ash. 90 x 109 1/4 x 34 1/2 inches; 229 x 278 x 88 cm.