Professional Development on January 31: George Condo

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Join New Museum staff in a professional development session for high school teachers including a gallery tour, a seminar with artist George Condo, and an interactive workshop!

This professional development workshop focuses on the New Museum’s upcoming exhibition “George Condo: Mental States,” on view from January 26 through May 8, 2011. The show will be George Condo’s first major US survey, and includes more than eighty paintings and sculptures from the past twenty-eight years of the artist’s career.

Since first bursting onto the scene in the early 1980s with his unique adaptation of the language of old-master painting, George Condo has created one of the most adventurous, imaginative, and provocative bodies of work in contemporary art. Included in the exhibition is a dramatic installation of more than fifty portraits depicting invented characters that often assimilate and appropriate elements from masterpieces by the greatest Western artists of the past 500 years, from Diego Velázquez to Pablo Picasso to Arshile Gorky.

Morning Session
Free

9:30 a.m. Registration
10 a.m.    Gallery tour of “George Condo: Mental States”
11 a.m.    Seminar: Artist George Condo presents “A Short History of Art According to George Condo” with New Museum Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions Massimiliano Gioni

Afternoon Session
$5 Members, $10 General Public

1:30–3:30 p.m.    Workshop: Educator Mark Epstein will lead an interactive workshop in the New Museum’s Sky Room focusing on the ideas and concepts introduced in the morning session and the exhibition “George Condo: Mental States.”  Through discussion and experimenting with art materials, teachers will have the opportunity to explore concepts such as contemporary mental states and twenty-first century portraiture.

Reservations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis.  Workshop space is limited.
 
RSVP required. Contact gclass@newmuseum.org or 212.219.1222 x231 for questions.

“George Condo: Mental States” is made possible through the generous lead support of Laura and Stafford Broumand, Steven and Alexandra Cohen, Nathalie and Charles de Gunzberg, Lise and Michael Evans, Danielle and David Ganek, Panos Karpidas, Pauline Karpidas, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, The Lisa and Steven Tananbaum Family Foundation, the Ringier Collection, and Allison and Neil Rubler.
Additional support provided by The Broad Art Foundation.
Special thanks to Per Skarstedt, Monika Sprüth, and Philomene Magers for their ongoing cooperation and support.

Generous endowment support for G:Class 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.

 

Professional Development on January 31: George Condo

Since first bursting onto the scene in the early 1980s with his unique adaptation of the language of old-master painting, George Condo has created one of the most adventurous, imaginative, and provocative bodies of work in contemporary art. Included in the exhibition is a dramatic installation of more than fifty portraits depicting invented characters that often assimilate and appropriate elements from masterpieces by the greatest Western artists of the past 500 years, from Diego Velázquez to Pablo Picasso to Arshile Gorky.