The New Museum invites you to the June Professional Development for Teachers.
Registration: Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Seminar: 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Lecture by Janine Antoni
Whether she is licking a chocolate bust of herself, allowing rawhide to dry on her body, or weaving a blanket based on her brainwave recordings from the night before, Janine Antoni is known for the use of her body in the creation of performance-based sculptures. By presenting her body in relationship to unusual mediums and extreme processes, Antoni engages her cultural definition, specifically through gender and identity. Although her process draws from the banal activities of the everyday—sleeping, eating, bathing—Antoni’s main focus when creating art is on the work’s relation to the viewer through its physicality. In her most recent work, Antoni explores her role as a mother, and the concept of “home” as it relates to the body’s interior. Antoni’s work is included in the exhibition “Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” which has a distinctive focus on the figurative in contemporary art.
Lunch Break: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
The 7th floor will be open for teachers to eat their own lunches. Workshops will begin promptly at 1 p.m.
Workshop: 1–3 p.m.
In the afternoon, New Museum educators will workshop ideas in response to the morning session. Participants will explore visual inquiry and object-based learning in the New Museum’s galleries and develop lesson plans around current exhibitions. Reservations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshop is limited to thirty people. RSVP required.
Professional Development for Teachers aims to supplement practicing and future high school teachers’ knowledge of contemporary art practices and issues through directed lectures, participatory workshops, and object-based learning.