The Public Art Fund is pleased to present a talk by Mark Manders on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30pm at the John Tishman Auditorium, The New School, NY. Manders’ distinctive multi-disciplinary practice encompasses installation, sculpture, drawing and projected imagery. With carefully constructed assemblages of furniture, human and animal figures, newspapers, welded metal piping, light bulbs, and the ephemera of daily life, Manders’ enigmatic installations reflect an ongoing interest in creating a metaphorical self-portrait. To create his work, he fabricates each individual element in the studio, recreating everyday objects like newspapers, wood beams, or milled screws that, while familiar, are stripped of real-world references. As part of his working process, Manders “tests a work” by imagining it in a supermarket “to see if it can survive there, without being labeled as an artwork.” Manders’ talk will focus on his interest in public space and the dialogue between between life and art.
Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.