“Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below,” 2019. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni
Join us for a New Perspectives tour that brings the work of Carmen Argote and Hans Haacke into dialogue. Argote’s paintings explore the physical labor required to mark, index, and define space. We will consider how performative aspects of her work illuminate ways that social markers—such as race, gender, and class—inform our understandings and experiences of space and place. We will then turn to Haacke’s critique of institutions to think about the ways that spaces can both mark and affect bodies that have been marked. We will focus on Haacke’s use of photographic documentation to expose institutionally supported systems of discrimination, fatal violence, and poor living conditions.
New Perspectives tours are led by a New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. To read descriptions of current and upcoming New Perspectives tours, please view the calendar. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Please meet in the Lobby at the time of the tour.
troizel d.l. carr, one of the current New Museum Teaching Fellows, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, where their research questions the (im)possibility of black childhood through fairy tales and black children’s figurations in post-emancipation art and literature.