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Performa Presents the Lecture “Staging Language” At Cooper Union, Mar. 28

March 25, 2011

Featuring artists Adam Pendleton, Frances Stark, and writer Tom McCarthy

Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization, will present it’s Not For Sale lecture, Staging Language, featuring artists Adam Pendleton, Frances Stark, and writer Tom McCarthy.   They will present projects that stage language in material form and ask, "What is borrowed from performance in this work?"  The lecture will be introduced and moderated by Performa curator Mark Beasley.   The event is co-hosted by NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions and The School of Art at The Cooper Union.

Staging Language will take place Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:30 p.m. in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union, located at 41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1, New York City.
Tickets are free. Seating is limited.  To RSVP email: notforsale@performa-arts.org.

Adam Pendleton will speak on his Performa 07 commission The Revival (2007), which employed the ecstatic language of gospel, and his recent video, The Band (2010), a film constructed in the manner of a text. Frances Stark will discuss how she pulls snippets from literature, pop songs, and her own writing to rearticulate them in posters, publications, and theatrical lectures. Tom McCarthy will discuss his involvement with the International Aeronautical Society, founded by the writer in 1999, which "inhabits and appropriates a variety of art forms and cultural movements," as well as his novels including Remainder (Vintage, 2007).

Not For Sale is an ongoing public education series presented by Performa that features artists, authors, curators, and critics discussing current issues in performance and new media, and the related task of writing about art and artists whose work encompasses several disciplines at once.

About Performa

Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization established by RoseLee Goldberg, is dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. In 2005, Performa launched New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05, followed by Performa 07 (2007), and Performa 09 (2009). In 2011, Performa will present its fourth biennial, Performa 11 (November 1–20, 2011). For more information, visit www.performa-arts.org.

About NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

Located in New York's legendary East Village, NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions is closely tied to the international art world. The department's interdisciplinary approach to art, with its commitment to autonomy and experimentation as well as research, collaboration, and community practice, underscores the central role of visual art within contemporary culture.  Offering B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., and Advanced Certificate programs in Studio Art, as well as M.A. Programs in Art Education, Visual Arts Administration, Art Therapy, and Costume Studies.

About The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Since its founding, all admitted students have received full-tuition scholarships.

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Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

Performa Presents the Lecture “Staging Language” At Cooper Union, Mar. 28

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