Join New Museum artist Nicolás Paris on Monday January 30, 2012, for a professional development session for teachers. Both a morning lecture and an afternoon workshop will be led by Paris, a featured artist in the New Museum Triennial “The Ungovernables,” on view February 15, 2012, through April 22, 2012. Click here to RSVP now!
Nicolás Paris was born in 1977 in Bogotá, Colombia, where he continues to live and work. Academically trained in architecture, Paris was a primary school teacher in Meta, Colombia, before pursuing a career as an artist. Paris’s work often draws on pedagogical strategy to incorporate elements of collaboration, dialogue, and exchange in his work, which is oriented around interests in architecture as a model, education as a system, and drawing as a tool. Paris has exhibited individually in Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. Recent group exhibitions include: “Model Kits,” Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and Léon, Spain (2010); “A Terrible Beauty is Born,” 11th Lyon Biennial, France (2011); “The Peripatetic School,” the Drawing Room, London, England (2011); and “Illuminations,” 54th Venice Biennial, Italy (2011).
The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, “The Ungovernables,” takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly “natives” to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. “The Ungovernables” is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation. See the New Museum’s website for more details on “The Ungovernables” and other upcoming exhibitions.
Professional Development Seminars are led by artists and education professionals to assist teachers in utilizing contemporary art in the classroom. The seminars are based on teachers’ concerns and interests, addressing topics such as program implementation and integration with school curriculum. The New Museum welcomes educators of all disciplines.
9:30 a.m. – Registration
10:00 a.m. – Join artist Nicolás Paris for a lecture on his work and artistic influences. Exploring concepts of architecture, pedagogical systems, and drawing, Paris will discuss with participants the construction of environments for dialogue and exchange as well as connections between art, institutions, and working methods.
1:00–3:30 p.m. – Continue working with Nicolás Paris in a more intensive, small group setting. Participants will engage in different aspects of Paris’ working methods while experimenting with concepts central to his practice. This dynamic workshop will be highly interactive and provide opportunities for discussion, action, and reflection. Attendance is limited to fifteen participants for this afternoon session, and early RSVP is recommended.
For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-219-1222 x216.
The Global Classroom (G:Class) is made possible through the support of the Bloomingdale's Fund of the Macy's Foundation and Con Edison. Additional support is provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
Generous endowment support is provided by The Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.
Additional endowment support provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.
Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David and Hermine Heller.