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Mark Manders, “Fox/Mouse/Belt”, 1992, Collection the artist, Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Join Public Art Fund and The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School for a rare public lecture by Mark Manders on October 2, where he will discuss his distinctive multi-disciplinary practice encompassing 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.”

This lecture is part of the fall 2013 Public Art Fund Talks at the New School series entitled Square Pegs, Round Holes: From White Cube to Public Sphere. The series features artists whose diverse practices have encompassed significant work in gallery and museum contexts, as well as in the public sphere. The final talk with Allora & Calzadilla takes place on November 13.

Public Art Fund Talks at the New School
Mark Manders
Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30pm
The New School, John Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12th Street), New York City
Tickets $10; FREE to all students with valid ID

To purchase or reserve tickets, visit PublicArtFund.org.

Mark Manders, “Fox/Mouse/Belt”, 1992, Collection the artist, Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Mark Manders, “Working Table”, 2012-2013, Photo: Jan Kempenaers, Courtesy the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

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