Thursday 12/02/21 7PM
Conversations · Exhibition-Related

The Fluid City: From Death to Life

Cover Image:

Harry Gould Harvey IV, A monument to the families that have nothing to offer the state but their children, 2021. Installation view: “2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone,” New Museum, New York, 2021. Photo: Dario Lasagni

In conjunction with the 2021 Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” join us for a panel featuring artists Krista Clark, Harry Gould Harvey IV, and catalogue contributor and curator Carson Chan. In this program, the panelists will discuss how they excavate urban histories and architectural records, mine discarded remains, and interrogate civic development. Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator at the New Museum and co-curator of the 2021 Triennial, will moderate this discussion.

About the Speakers

Carson Chan (b. 1980) is the inaugural director and curator of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and Natural Environment at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a curator in the Museum’s Department of Architecture and Design. Chan is also the cofounder of PROGRAM, a nonprofit project space and residency program in Berlin established with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. In 2013, Chan served as executive curator of the Biennial of the Americas in Denver and co-curated the fourth Marrakech Biennale with Nadim Samman in 2012. A widely published author and commentator on art, architecture, and contemporary culture, Chan is editor-at-large of 032c and a founding editor of Current: Collective for Architecture History and Environment, alongside Daniel A. Barber and Dalal Musaed Alsayer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell University, a master’s degree in design studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a PhD from Princeton University.

Krista Clark (b. 1975) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Recent solo exhibitions of her work include “Untenanted,” Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY (2019); “Base Line of Appraisal,” Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA (2019); and “At the Corner of the Sublime—Heights, Manors and Views,” Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA (2015). Clark’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA (2020); Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (2018); Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2017); and the High Museum, Atlanta, GA (2015). She was awarded the Artadia Award in 2018 and the Working Artist Project Award in the same year.

Harry Gould Harvey IV (b. 1991) lives and works in Fall River, Massachusetts. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions of his work include “The Confusion of Tongues!,” Bureau, New York, NY (2021); “Faith Wilding & Harry Gould Harvey IV,” David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI (2020); and “Harry Gould Harvey IV with Species,” Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (2018). Harvey’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at Centre d’Art Contemporain Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France (2020); LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY (2020); Hotel Art Pavilion, Brooklyn, NY (2019); and Kunsthalle Wichita, Wichita, Kansas (2019). Harvey is a founder of the curatorial project Pretty Days and co-director of the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art.

Margot Norton is the Allen and Lola Goldring Curator at the New Museum and is co-curator of the 2021 New Museum Triennial with Jamillah James. Norton joined the Museum in 2011 and has worked on a number of exhibitions, curating and cocurating presentations by Carmen Argote, Judith Bernstein, Diedrick Brackens, Sarah Lucas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Chris Ofili, Pipilotti Rist, Mika Rottenberg, and Kaari Upson, among others. In 2017, she curated the Eighth Sequences Real Time Art Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Georgian Pavillion at the 2019 Venice Biennale with artist Anna K.E.. Before she joined the New Museum in 2011, Norton worked as a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum, New York. She has contributed to and edited numerous publications and exhibition catalogues, and regularly lectures on contemporary art and curating. She holds a MA in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, New York.


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New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Support for the 2021 Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” can be viewed here.

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