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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Saturday, October 5 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
In The Historical Present: Kellen Gallery Exhibit Tour

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Join curators Macushla Robinson and Anna Harsanyi for a tour of the exhibition and conversation about the artworks and archival materials.

The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s Centennial. In the Historical Present looks back and takes stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School Art Collection, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as a script — a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.

Artists: Daniel Bejar; Black Lunch Table; Sheila Bridges, AAS Interior Design '93; Lucia Cuba, MFA Fashion Design and Society '12; Domestic Performance Agency; Nikita Gale; Jonathan Gardenhire, BFA Photography '14; Camilo Godoy, BA Educational Studies '16; David Hammons; Matthew Jensen; Sue Jeong Ka; Glenn Ligon; Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13; Caroline Woolard; Shevaun Wright; Yonkers International Press

Curators:
Macushla Robinson, MA Liberal Studies ’17
Anna Harsanyi, BA Liberal Arts ’08