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March Highlights @ the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

The New School, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

Each month, New School students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a wide range of inspiring and innovative public programs. Please visit the university events calendar to see the full schedule for this month and subscribe to your areas of interest.

The Ocean After Nature

The Ocean After Nature considers the ocean as reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world. Featuring a variety of media — including photography, video, sculpture, and design — it explores new ways of representing the seascape as a means to identify and critique land-sea divides, the circulation of people and goods, and the vulnerabilities of ecosystems. Featured artists include Ursula Biemann, CAMP, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Mati Diop, Drexciya, Peter Fend, Manuel Gnam, Renée Green, Peter Hutton, Hyung S. Kim, An-My Lê, Manny Montelibano, The Otolith Group, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Carissa Rodriguez, Allan Sekula & Nöel Burch, Supersudaca, and UNITED BROTHERS.

The Ocean After Nature is a traveling exhibition curated by Alaina Claire Feldman, a curator and Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI), and produced by Independent Curators International.

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery

Film screening: CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
FRIDAY, 3/30/18, 6:00-8:30 PM

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is a vast, undulating, and musical spatio-temporal journey through the Western Indian Ocean and a result of four years of dialogue, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from the Gulf of Kutch who make and sail boats. They also make videos, sometimes with songs married to them. The film follows the physical crossings through the gulfs of Kutch, Persia, and Aden made by oversized wooden vessels that still today enable a vital order of a “world-trade,” a kind that moves perpendicular to the phenomena of both piracy and sanctions.

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium

Vital Vogue: A Biological Perspective on Fashion

In 1940, the psychoanalyst, political theorist, biologist, and pioneer of body therapies Wilhelm Reich taught at The New School for Social Research. His course introduced students to the outlines of Reich’s theories of psychosomatic dynamics, and how the psyche is caught between the bioelectrical energies of the body and social currents, between freedom and fear, sexuality and fascism. This project asks the question, “How could Reich’s ideas be interpreted by a student of fashion, and put to use in the realm of dress?” The lab environment presents you with a series of provotypes for biosocial research, provoking you to examine fashion as a living energy.

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

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